Smisby Village

Smisby WI Programme



Thursday June 24th “What business is it of yours” Sandra Moore will give a lively talk about businesspeople laid to rest in Belgrave Cemetery.


Thursday 1st July AGM and resolution meeting in the Village Hall.


Thursday July 15th Lesley Smith “Peggy Knight a ww11 SOE spy”. This is our 85th birthday party which should have taken place last year, it will include a cold buffet.


Thursday 19th August “1970 Dance Styles” with Gaynor Fairweather.


Thursday 16th September “My Olympic Dream” with Chris Knight.


Tuesday 12th October History Wardrobe at Ticknall Village Hall, Lucy Adlington giving a talk and showing cloths of the 1930’s followed by afternoon tea. Sold Out


October 21st TBC


Thursday November 18th TBC


Thursday December 9th Christmas party with “the Roots Community Choir”


Thursday 16th December “Christmas Lunch” at Willesley Golf Club.


2022 programme

January 20th  “Down the Garden Path”, a humorous look at the privies of Leicestershire. Speaker : David Bell.


February 17thBits and Bobs” Back by popular demand, guess the items. Speaker: Bob Neal.


March 17th Good Bread doing Good. Speaker: Michelle Stratford of Planet Bakers


March 24th "Sex and the Tudors"  Speaker: Lesley Smith  (Special event)


April 21stCanal Boats for the Disable” Waterway trips & holidays for the disabled.  Speaker : Tim Marren.


May 19th  AGM Cheese & Wine Evening with Pooled refreshments:


 June 16th  “Everyday aromatherapy” Speaker: Liz Neal.


June 21st NFWI AGM at Liverpool Arena . Smisby WI may organise a 2 night trip


July 21st Ticknall Pots and Potters. Speaker: Marie Picken.


August 18th The life of a Stone Carver, Speaker: Graeme Mitcheson M.R.B.S


 September 15th “The adventures of Ruffles” A story about an Airedale Terrier and his adventures on a steam railway. Speaker; Rachel Greaves


October 20th Open night  “A Mixture of Mysteries” Speaker:  Graham Sutherland a Blue Badge Guide.


November 17th “Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth” A retired doctor, dentist and academic and former script writer looks at the funny side of his career. Speaker; Dr Ray Lowry.


December 8th Balloon modelling with a festive TWIST” Speaker: John Parnell Pooled refreshments: