The April meeting was very well attended and the members were blessed with the view of a spectacular sunset from our lovely Village Hall.
After the business our speaker Pam Martin, of “Somerset in Stitch”, gave an illustrated and practical talk with many examples, giving members the opportunity to try for themselves. She describes herself as a Stitchmaker, not exclusively sewing, or embroidery, but all sorts of work with yarns, wools, silks etc. Her passion however is free machine embroidery, which is apparently possible on any sewing machine by using a darning foot and covering or dropping the feed dogs. Severasl members took the opportunity to use the sewing machine ewhich Pam had brought with her. Using water soluble material and brightly coloured machine threads they added stitches to a frame of soluble fabric. Once sufficiently stitched the item is washed and the soluble fabric disappears leaving a gossamer fine circular structure which can be dried over a form to give it a bowl-like shape.
Pam also showed us her collection of postcard sized machine stitched local views, and large photographs which she has copied in stitching, the quality of which was impressive and could easily be mistaken for photographs. Members were enthusiastic and enjoyed this lively talk. Claire Axten thanked Pam for her talk and said that she might have encouraged members to try a new sewing skill.
The competition was for “a stitched item” and this was won by. The Flower of the Month was won by. and attracted many vases of lovely blooms.
Trish Cox has a Craft Club which meets in the hall on the first and second Tuesday of each month at 9.30 to 12.30. The cost is £2 per meeting but is not exclusively for WI members. Why not drop in to the village hall and have a cuppa with the group, bringing your latest craft item or a half forgotten unfinished project. Trish’s Coffee Morning on the 13th is raising money for St Margaret’s.
Several members will be visiting The Houses of Parliament on July 3rd which is sure to be a most interesting day. Also the Executive Producer of “The Night Manager” TV Series, Simon Cornwell, is speaking at the Oake Manor Lodge Golf Club, with clips and out-takes from the show on June 23rd, with a Carvery and Dessert being served as well. Angie Castle will be attending.
We will be “Walking The World” in May, the date to be announced at the next meeting. Also Bucklers Mead WI will be visiting in July.
This village WI has a very friendly group of women who are always happy to welcome visitors and new members on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. We enjoy visits to theatre, gardens, factories exhibitions to name but a few, and we also have a “Ladies Who Lunch” group who meet monthly usually at a local hostelry. You are very welcome to join us at our next meeting on Wednesday May 10th when the speaker will be Michael Malaghan whose talk is entitled “It Shouldn’t Happen To A Writer”. The competition will be a Comical Greeting Card.
The Flower of the Month competition was won by Janet Davies, and the Embroidered Item was won by Claire Axten with a beautiful embroidered picture. Susie Robertson was second and Trish Cox third.
Compton Dundon WI
Have you given your Voucher Code to your chosen CDS approved broadband supplier yet ?
More than 84 CDS vouchers have been issued to premises in Compton Dundon
to enable parishioners to have a fast connection to the internet, independent of BT.
Some parishioners are utilising their voucher to bring benefits to their individual premises using a Cellular – Mobile Data 4G Wireless Broadband Internet Connection. Currently unlimited data tariff is not available but 60 GB data allowance per month is available.
(Subject to availability of a 4G signal Outdoors via high gain aerial on the roof or chimney of the premises – the supplier tests for this)
Cellular is good in that it has a choice of tariffs and suppliers and does not hopefully need any additional infrastructure in our parish for now.
SWMB have been out measuring the strength of the signal around our parish and are confident that a superfast service can be supplied to most premises. The router provided by SWMB takes a SIM card like in your mobile phone.
Phone: 01460 298344
Mobile: 07776 333691
Russell Baker of SWMB says
” The CDS VOUCHER (or £495) which includes the 4G Modem, External Antenna. EE Data PAYG Sim Card, Full Installation, and Site Survey and a 12 month Warranty (3 months on the modem), plus 12 months free support.
There is no extra cost for the hardware although a Data Only Sim card needs to be purchased through ourselves (which is an EE data sim card) or directly through the mobile supplier.
Prices vary depending on the capacity size e.g. 16GB to 100GB and the length of contract i.e. 1 month rolling contract to 24 months so you can control your expenditure.
16GB starts from £22 a month. 32GB for a 1 month rolling contract is £28, or a 24 month contract is £25 a month. These are our most popular deals. We also provide at a small additional charge VOIP solutions meaning the customer can use the internet without the need of a landline.
We also boost Mobile Phone signals through either “Wi-Fi calling” through EE, or via 02 and 3 apps which uses the router to boost the signal to the maximum strength.”
An example of the service speed received in Compton Street showing a download speed in excess of 40 Mbps – this may vary with location.
Roof mounted aerial for 4G cellular data connection
Do you have a voucher and do you wish to utilise it ?
CDS say that more than 84 premises in Compton Dundon have vouchers out of 140 eligible premises
Do you wish to keep your landline so you can still get technical support if your new service is down and you do not have mobile coverage?
Are you committed to an existing broadband contract (that is delivering more than 2Mbps) and therefore would you be prepared to pay for two contracts during an overlap period ? You may have to spend hundreds of pounds on installation if you have not paid for it with a voucher now.
Listed building consent is required – cost free – for the ‘side plate’ sized external antenna (on the chimney or gable – antenna can be painted to blend in ).
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