Doddington women’s Institute

JUDITH Harper welcomed members and guest, Vicky Gorry, to the first meeting of Doddington Women’s Institute in the New Year.

The Recreation committee have asked us to co-operate with them in running a Quiz night, for teams of four people,with the WI taking responsibility for the refreshments. The quiz to take place on Saturday 5th March, the time and the price of tickets is yet to be decided.

Members were requested to list any first aid questions they would like our speaker Lilian Oakey of St Johns Ambulance, to answer at the next meeting.

Jane Sills who was our speaker and gave a fascinating history of a walled kitchen garden in Ramsey Abbey. The garden had fallen into disuse over the years and was ‘re-discovered’ in 1996 during a Garden Trust Survey. Jane showed photographs, some very old, how the garden was slowly coming back to life from overgrown waste land to productive life. The garden was opened last year to the public, and is open from May through to October on Sunday afternoons, entry is from the Ramsey Rural Museum car park.