Backford & Mollington Womens Institute
National Federation of Women’s Institutes
News and Information
Backford & Mollington W.I.
Backford and Mollington WI meet at the Village Hall on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. We are a small and friendly group and would love to welcome new members to join us. Please look at our 2018 programme below. In addition to our monthly meetings we also enjoy occasional trips to the theatre and usually (when the weather is a little kinder) a short walk which usually ends up somewhere we can have lunch and a chat.
Please contact Ellen Molloy, President, either by email OR by telephone 0151 339 0585.
We shall be welcoming a visitor from the National Charity “Blook Bikes”. He will tell us of the vitally important work carried out by its’ members who work to provide the NHS with blood and other life-saving items to hospitals all over the country.
We are celebrating our 69th birthday party with cake and nibbles and hopefully a group from a local choir to sing some well-known tunes.
Izzy and Ethan, two youngsters who travelled to Borneo to help build a school will be here to give us the background and what happened whilst they were there.
Our old friend Glyn Parry will be with us once again – this time to go into the history of the “Big Ditch” otherwise known as the Manchester Ship Canal, with the story of this vital waterway and those who worked so hard in the construction.
May sees the discussion of the resolutions which will be debated at the AGM in Cardiff. The resolutions will be voted on by all members to determine which ones will become our focus for 2018.
The Trial of Dr Tomanzie. Angela Brabin will speak about the doctor who went on trial at Chester Assizes He was accused of performing an abortion causing the subsequent death of the young woman involved. It was a charge he strenuously denied.
Keith Birkett from Roberts Bakery is visiting to let us in on the history of the bakery to present day.
We entertain ourselves – who knows what will happen!
Peter Solan will tell us about the Lion Salt works. The works closed about thirty years ago but now thrives as a museum. The mine lives on as a venue for a number of events.
David Cummings and the story of Bridge Street, Chester over 2000 years.
Annual General Meeting