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As Stony Nightingales is the evening WI group in Stony Stratford. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 8.00 pm at Swinfen Harris Hall, London Road, Stony Stratford MK11 1JA.

We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome. Come along and join us for an evening for friendship and enlightenment.  We have regular speakers, demonstrations and social events throughout the year.

Our current membership is thriving and we offer a variety of clubs including walking, singing and craft. We have regular theatre trips and outings with something to suit everyone.

New members welcome or visit us (maximum 3 visits per year) and pay £4.00 on the door.

For further information please contact:

Julie Clothier, President – 07738 054915
– membership
Debbie Litchfield, Events Coordinator – 07598 986215
– speakers
Find us on Facebook at Stony Nightingales WI or webpage

Stony Nightingales WI Update 2017

The Nightingales enjoyed a busy 2016 and look forward to an even busier 2017!  Our previous report detailed our activities until May and the following will give a taste of the rest of 2016.

June saw us all moving in the garden, practicing Tai Chi with Jenny Wong. 4.  July saw 41 of us take part in the Stony Town Trail.  August was our members social event. In September we enjoyed listening to Sue Watkins and her Alpaca experiences. October saw us all learning about foraging and “making the most of what we’ve got”. November was our Annual Meeting and changes to the Committee. December saw a trip to the pantomime and our December speaker had us ‘rolling in the aisles’ with his anecdotes of the life of a pantomime dame.

As birds of a different feather we have a number of groups that enjoy all sorts of activities. We have a craft group, book and singing groups as well as an adventurous walking group. The common denominator between all our groups is friendship, tea and cake!

We’ve enjoyed a number of trips over the last year; both challenging – the coach journey from Stony Stratford to Sudeley Castle was memorable for all sorts of reasons; and pleasurable – the Afternoon Tea at Sudeley Castle was amazing!  Apart from Sudeley there were trips to World of Wedgewood, 78 Derngate and the Houses of Parliament, all very memorable for a number of reasons. This year sees us venturing further afield with a weekend trip to Edinburgh planned for June 2017.

For the 2nd year in a row we started off with an eventful supper – 2016 was a Burns Night, complete with swords and a traditional Piper and this year we went with a Chinese theme; the meal cooked from scratch by a dedicated team, and Chinese dancers to entertain and encourage participation!

We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome to visitors. Come and see what we’re all about. The WI inspiring women – not just Jam & Jerusalem!


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