Comberbach Memorial Hall

Marbury Road

CW9 6AU.

Disabled access and parking

 WELCOME TO COMBERBACH WI.

 

Comberbach WI was formed in 1950 to provide varied activities for  women in the village and surrounding area.

We are a large lively group of women and our activities include: monthly walking group, craft sessions, drama & choir, day trips throughout the year plus regular theatre trips. We welcome new members and visitors at our monthly meetings held at the Comberbach Memorial Hall. We met on the first Monday of the month (or second if BH) at 7.30pm

 

Full information about our meetings and annual events can be found on the Programme tab above.  Also more updates on facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/wicomberbach

 

 

 

AUTUMN MEETING, Mere Hotel Knutsford.

 

Some 700 WI members attended the Autumn Meeting today at this impressive venue.  The morning speakers were interesting and informative.  After a light lunch - operated with military precision in view of the numbers, we were honoured to be entertained and enthralled by the guest speaker - The Reverend Kate Bottley.  We were all captivated by her talk which covered all aspects of her life, experiences and her relationship with her faith.  She was warm, friendly and compassionate - and it was great to hear a room full of WI members having a good time and laughing together.  A great meeting and a memorable day.  

"Margaret Thatcher" at the Vale Royal Group meeting.

We enjoyed an extraordinary evening with the Iron Lady hosted by the Vale Royal Group at an excellent Venue - Winsford Academy.

Lesley Smith entered the stage in the persona of Margaret Thatcher and spoke at length and in considerable detail about early life and her rise into political life and then on becoming "The Iron Lady".  It was a remarkable performance - whatever your politics, and it was truly believable that Mrs Thatcher was in the room.  The evening was hosted by the amazing Bev Langham, Vale Royal Group Chairman, and supported by Gill Targett , Group Secretary and other WI members.  

 CHRISTMAS MEAL 

 

 

    Friday 13th December at 7.30pm.            Winnington Recreation Club. 3 course meal, tea/coffee and after dinner chocs.

£22 payable on booking at the November meeting.  Bar bill extra. 

 Day Trip to Llandudno

 

The recent day trip to Llandudno was a great success.  The sun shone and a very pleasant day was spend enjoying the sea air - and trying to avoid the seagulls eating the ice cream!

 

Thank you to Lindsay and everyone else who made the day possible.   

Garden Party - Fund raiser 

 

A delightfull afternoon was spent in the company of the Comberbach WI members in Lesleys beautiful garden and home. Thank you Lesley.  

The weather was very kind - and of course the food was delicious and plentyfull.  Thanks to all the committe members for organising such a lovely event. 

The bring and buy stall raised around £125 and the other takings are to be finalised. 

More photos in the Gallery.  

 

Comberbach Fete - The Greatest Showman

 

Our members entered the spirit of the Comberbach Fete theme - The Greatest Showman with enthusiasm and won the Best Dressed Stall for a very colourfill and fun display.  Members dressed up in interesting fancy dress and much fun was had.  The weather was glorious - so it was rather hot to dressed up as  lions and clowns.... but the show had to go on.....More photos to be enjoyed in the Photo Gallery.  

 

Cheshire Show 2019

 

The Cheshire WI Marquee at the Cheshire Show is a very popular attraction for visitors and includes competitive classes for individual members and for WIs, together with lots of displays and information about the many opportunities and activities WI membership offers. Planning begins months in advance.  This year, as always Comberbach WI was very proactive – and successful with their many entries.

Members of the Comberbach WI also were very present in the WI Marquee – being stewards, helping with the Judging admin and working hard in the background, with food and refreshment preparation and serving. What a great showing and effort by Comberbach WI.

 

 

 

All the entrants to the Cheshire Show WI Marquee, giving members  an opportunity to veiw their beautiful items at the recent members meeting.  Such a happy photo - as so well deserved.  

 

 

 

Ist Prize was awarded to Alison Horton in the Individual Floral art section – A night at the Opera, she was also awarded the Helen Jean Platt Trophy for  Best In Class. 

A great accolade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ist Prize was achieved in the  Individual Craft Section  _ Janine Hampton with a beautifully crafted teddy bear.  Adorable.  

 

 

 

 

Doreen Kennerley was awarded a Highly Commended, in the same section with a very delicately smoked child’s dress.

 

 

 

 

In the Photographic section Miriam Manners commanded 3rd place with a great 'Action photograph.

 

 

The Tea for Two display was well received, but was not placed this year.  The craft and skill displayed within all the sections were exemplary and it was a pleasure to view them all. 

The cooperative entries of My Fair Lady achieved Highly Commended.  The title 'My Fair Lady' triggered a memories for Margery Hall who was sure this had been done before. She delved into archives from years ago and found a photo of the event in 1990.. This was a 4ft floor standing display with flowers, cookery and crafts.  As you can see from the photo Comberbach WI won the class.   Members featured on the photo were Diana Jones, Melba Savin-Jones and Margery Hall. This entry was in 1990 but can you spot the staging use in both 29 years later.  Never say we don't recycle. 

 

 

This was the May Rambling Groups' adventures!


Starting at 10am from the Comberbach Memorial Hall , coffee was enjoyed at the impressive mobile shop in Antrobus.  The walk then carried on through Antrobus, ending up at the Alpaca farm.  Lunch was later enjoyed at the Cock @ Budworth.There was a steep stile near the end of the walk but the over 80s managed it very well with a few helping hands!  A  very enjoyable outing, well arranged by Hildas daughter.    

The group meet on the last Wednesday of the month at the memorial Hall Car Park. 

 

All very welcomed.  

 

 

Barbara, Lyn, Sylvia, Sarah, Judith, Irene, Cynthia and Hilda

69th Birthday Party

Comberbach WI Celebrated its 69th anniversary in style with a party, buffet and many variations of dancing! An excellent buffet was provided by Louise and her team, Mid Cheshire Catering Co.
Musical entertainment was provided by the Northwich based Swing Group, Pastry Shoes. What fun......
A most enjoyable evening, and thanks to everyone who helped to arrange the evening - and turn up!

 

 

 

 

GROUP DARTS COMPETITION - VICTORIOUS WINNERS  MARCH 2019

 

Comberbach WI entered two teams into the Group Darts Competition held at the  Winnington Recreation Club.  Many local groups attended - Hartford, Whitegate, Witton, Wunsford, Moulton and Little Leigh.

After the initial rounds the final rounds were between Comberbach Team B and Winsford. The round was going Winsfords way with their 501 reducing faster than our Team Bs'.  With 45 needed to finish, when one player stepped forward and hit the treble 15 - which clinched the match.  A noisy celebration ensued.  The shield is proudly held by the team above. Well done to the winning team and all other teams who made this evening such fun. 

 

The Winning Team 

Comberbachs' other team 

 

 

 

Centenary Tree Planting 

On a cold and damp November day and the day after the Nation celebrated the Centenary of women gaining the vote, some members congregated to plant an Amelanchier tree to celebrate the centenary of the formation of C.F.W.I. 

The Federation Chairman, Jean Harding and the Chairman of Comberbach Parish Council John Ryder officiated. The preparation and digging of the hole was done by Tony Rowe, Rosie's husband and his certainly was the hardest job.The ceremoney was followed by a light lunch of soup, sandwiches and delicious deserts all made by committee members.

Blossom on the Amelanchier Spring 2019 

Annual Bowls event

One highlight of the year is our 'Fun Bowls Day' followed by a delicious lunch.  Here is our President Linsday Entwistle congratulating the runner up Shelley Farley alongside the winner, Doreen Keneerley.  Details about this years event to follow shortly.... 

Vale Royal  Group Burns Night Supper.

On Friday 25th of January twenty members of Comberbach W.I. joined other members of V.R. Group for a fantastic Burns Night Celebration.

Our members got into the mood and sported various forms of Scottish traditional dress.

Scottish dancing and indoor Kurling along with a traditional Burns Supper all helped to make this an unforgettable evening.

 

2018 Christmas Meal

On Friday the 4th Dec 40 of our members enjoyed a very festive Christmas meal at Winnington Recreational Club. 

The room was   beautifully decorated for the festive season and the food was deliciouse and of a very high standard.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, there was lots of chatter and laughing and everyone commented that they would like to return on another occasion. 

 

Village fete June 2018

 

WI's cake stall at the Village Fete.  A superb selection of cakes were avalable at the stall and our President, Lindsay Entwistle, The Queen of Hearts and her courtiers won the Best Dressed Stall.  

 Cheshire Show 2018

 

The show had been very enjoyable and quite successful given that not as many of our members had entered items as in the past years.The theme this year was 'Land, Sea,Sky and beautifull displays, interpriting the title, adorned the marquee.

Members of our WI exhibited at the show gaining several awards.

The combined entries from our WI in crafts and cookery both gained Highly Commended cards. Janine Hampton gained a 3rd in photography and Miriam Manners Highly Commended .

Congratulations to all taking part.