It’s not just jam and Jerusalem

Published on: 26 Sep 2013

bromley heath wi

LADIES in Bromley Heath are eagerly awaiting the launch of a new WI group which promises to put the emphasis on the word ‘fun’.

And while the plans may include flower arranging and jam making, other activities feature belly dancing, car maintenance and theatre workshops.

The idea was the brainchild of resident Sam Burch, who has been nominated for the role of president.

Sam put a message on Heathboard, a local Facebook group, asking if anyone was interested in setting up a WI in the area.

She has been staggered by the amount of interest her message generated.

Sam said: “My mum had been talking about her WI group and so I looked it up on the internet and it seemed a natural progression to all the other things I, and others in the community, were already involved with like Heathknit, Glug Club and Heath Read. 

“I talked it over with friends before putting it on Facebook and they had seemed keen. I also liked the WI for its campaigning element and it seemed a really good way of meeting women of all generations. The enthusiasm has blown me away. I am amazed that my innocent comment of ‘A Bromley Heath WI. Anybody up for it?’ has been taken up so enthusiastically!”

Members have chosen a 1950s-style tea party with optional fancy dress for their launch night.

They picked the theme as homage to Bromley Heath estate, which was built in the 1950s.

The launch takes place on Thursday October 24 at 7.20pm in the church hall in Quakers Road. 

For more information find Bromley Heath WI on Facebook: or look out for updates on the community notice board in Quakers Road.


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