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Diptford Womens Institute

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We are a group of friends.

and Join us!

To give you an idea (bearing in mind that this list is aimed at our members when we say "Please bring..." etc!)

Dates for your diary




How much

Closing date


Wed 11 Nov

Christmas Show

Watermark, Ivybridge

Tickets applied for

2pm start

Sat 21 Nov

Advent Fayre

Parish Hall

Please bring tombola/raffle items to November meeting if you can, Bakers, helpers needed

Fri 27 Nov

Jo Moore’s Pop Up Shop

“Downridge”, Diptford


Support FODS by going along. Crafts, refreshments, reflexology,

Tues 1 Dec

Carol Service, Exeter cathedral


Service starts 2.15pm

Tues 1 Dec

Chocolate Workshop

Stokenham Village Hall 10.30-12


Demo, video, quiz, chocolate tasting

May still be places.

Thurs 3 Dec

Dartington WI Centenary event

Dartington Village Hall 2.30pm

No cost

Nos by 18 Nov

Musical afternoon, centenary quiz, raffle christmas sales table Plus Christmas tea.

Thurs 3 Dec

Christmas Shopping in Cheltenham

Coaches from Ivybridge, Totnes etc



Same price for all

Mon 8 Feb

French Connection lunch & Talk

Rattery Village Hall


8 Jan

French themed lunch followed by talk by Tim Bouget “My culinary adventures in Kitchens around the World”

Sat 20 Feb

County Quiz 2016


£5 pp

22 Jan

Diptford WI will contribute 50% of participants fee



Pampering Days at Exeter

Exeter College, Hele Rd


30 Nov

Assessment and 3-4 treatments each. Max 20 people per day

16 June for 2 days

Coach trip to Blenheim Palace & Bletchley Park

£150 +

Insurance & gratuities

Deposit by 30 Jan

3 Oct

5 day WW1 Tour & History of Bruges, Arras & Lille

From £389

Deposit by 29 Apr

2015/6 Committee

The committee elected in May 2015

Position Name 
President Pat Sampford 
Secretary Ann Baker 
Treasurer For reasons of personal security
the treasurer is not named in a universally-read document
Please make enquiries to the President 
Vice President Nancy Hill 
Minutes Sec Marian Hewitt 
Archivist Mary Priddey 
Press Sec Mary Priddey 
Group Sec Mary Smart & Brenda Dennison 

2015 Programme

DATE Activity Teas Competition 
8 June 2015 "Awareness Talk"
Carmen Luscombe
Dementia Friends 
Janine & AnnB Decorated sun hat 
13 July 2015 "10 Lessons from a life in the media"
Simon Walton 
ValP & PatS Idea for a TV/Radio programme 
14 Sept 2015 Devon Air Ambulance Trust Monica & Marlene Poster for Air Ambulance 
12 Oct 2015 "Advanced Driving"
John Tibbs 
MarianH & LizzieH A Halloween Mask 
9 Nov 2015 "Customs, Capers & Curios"
Maggie Duffy 
EileenH & DianeR A family saying 
14 Dec Christmas Meal   

Our 2016 programme will be published in the very near future.