Stony Nightingales WI

Please come along and join us for evenings of friendship and enlightenment, with regular speakers, demonstrations and social events throughout the year.

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 have many different social groups throughout the month including a walking group, singing group and craft group. 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
Find us on Facebook at Stony Nightingales WI or www.snwi.co.uk

Stony Nightingales: Spring Report

The Nightingales continue to have a vibrant and interesting time.  A group of ladies braved a cold, wet January night to visit Kwik Fit and learn more about our cars and, for some, their first venture under the bonnet! I’m not sure Kwik Fit knew what they’d let themselves in for but a great evening, full of laughter and learning was had by all. They also offered the reassurance that we can take our cars in anytime to have tyre pressures checked, water topped up and happy to give any advice if required.

Our February meeting was another busy evening with Just Dance Academy putting us through our paces! A few trodden toes, some nifty footwork and lots of hilarity made for a lively evening.  

Our March meeting introduced us to Hugh and the world of Brain Tumour Research. Part of their fundraising is through “Wear a Hat day” and we all came to the meeting resplendent in a variety of headwear from a plastic cap through to feathered finery.  Hugh proved an engaging speaker and kept the mood lively talking about how the Brain Tumour Research charity had come about and the many smaller charities they work with.
March also saw our first London walk of the year.  This walk was to look at the history around Mayfair and that proved quite an eye opener for all, along with a surprise trip into Fortnum & Maison and time spent with their inhouse milliner, arranged by the walk leaders. The Nightingales found Berkeley Square but were a little reluctant to sing under the scrutiny of the America embassy security. Lunch was a time when members split off and discovered the delights of the many eating places.  Some of our members had a shorter lunch as they ended up promoting the WI to complete strangers.

Our latest walk took us to Rushmere Country Park and a pleasant walk was had by all. The visitor centre houses live cam footage and access to binoculars to watch the Herons in the hatchery. We took a slow ramble, checking the time on the sundial – helps to read the instructions! We followed the sculpture trail and had fun climbing into the giants chair!

Our April speaker was Alan Marham from the Open University talking about the creation of the gardens and their continuing evolvement.  He also offered a tour of the gardens in June/July to see the gardens at their peak.

Our year continues to offer a variety of speakers and trips – and our first group trip away – to the magnificent city of Edinburgh...watch this space!