The old village web site has been looking "tired" for quite a while now and I have been working on a replacement in my (not so) spare time. Unfortunately the server that the old site runs on is also very "tired" and has recently suffered a bit of a set-back, the result being that it is now on a newer server with much more up to date software - so up to date that the old site doesn't work! I've taken this as the metaphorical boot up the backside required to get moving with the new version.
Embarrassingly it is nowhere near ready so I'm being forced to let it live in a very much developmental stage. Please bear with me as it gets further developed, improved and generally tweaked until it is somewhere near ready.
Apologies to those who use the site regularly but if you use Facebook then please join the very popular village page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/42752203739/ for up to date news and discussions.
Please rest assured that I am moving data across as quickly as I can as well as working on the functionality of the site to make it more usable and easier on the eye. For instance, this version works much better on a phone and tablet than the old one, but still has a way to go in all formats!
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The talks given at the November and December meetings by our speakers Alan Hayhurst and Alice Dyson couldn't have been more different. After the AGM in November Alan explained the mystery surrounding the murder of Julia Walker in Liverpool while Alice, a very enthusiastic Kingsley resident, demonstrated making Greeting Cards for a great variety of Special Occasions.
For 2015 our Committee remains the same and, as again this year, no member is willing to take on the role of President; as there were no objections raised the system of the previous year will be adopted, that is a few members of the committee take on the Presidency role in rotation throughout the year.
In January we welcomed in the New Year by enjoying together a delicious meal provided by Harvey's Catering Company.We were delighted to have the chairman of CFWI Frances Woollam as our Guest of Honour who entertained us with amusing anecdotes throughout her life with the WI and told us of the wonderful opportunities the organisation had given her. Members were delighted to see the wonderful Banner, designed and made by our extremely talented member Mary Roberts, which is to represent Kingsley WI in the forthcoming Centenary celebrations of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes founded in 1915.
A lively programme is promised this year along with outings such as a visit this month to Theatre Live at The Vue Cinema to enjoy Lehar’s Operetta, 'The Merry Widow' along with other monthly activities of the Lively Hands and Minds ,the Scrabble Group, the Walkers and later in the year the Crown Green Bowlers ! A Luncheon Group also meets every 3rd Friday of the month.
Please note that visitors will be guaranteed a warm welcome at any of the first Monday’s of the month meetings. Perhaps the February 4th meeting will be of particular interest to fellow villagers as Peter Robinson will be speaking about Old Kingsley! So do come and join us.