Thursday 13 July 2023

Strawberry Tea July 2023

 Members enjoyed a Pimm's in a member's garden followed by a delicious Strawberry Tea made by the committee.

Thursday 2 February 2023



Thank you to everyone who bought a quiz!

We had 20 sheets returned.

The correct sheets were put in a draw and prizes are awarded as follows:

1st Prize, £15:         J Holt, Darlington

2nd Prize, £10:         M Quinn, Kirkby Lonsdale

3rd Prize, £5:            E Dent, Whittington

Congratulations to our winners!

Here are the answers:

Former ruler in Scots army (4) TSAR

It’s a crime to organise a military truce (9) ARMISTICE

Sampler of food and drink (6) TASTER

Shirt and tie restyled in this decade? (8) THIRTIES

Swamp spoils hotel (5) MARSH

You either love it or hate it on toast (7) MARMITE

Amusement starts mainly in response to humour (5) MIRTH

Chatter about notched wheel (7) RATCHET

Overused tea ceremony? (5) TRITE

Mermaids without commercial can bubble gently (6) SIMMER

Church painter becomes a political reformer (8) CHARTIST

Rodent the rams upset (7) HAMSTER

Source of energy from southern squad (5) STEAM

Abyss has between one hundred and one thousand (5) CHASM

I’m put back in casket by scientist (7) CHEMIST

Sewer’s cramp? (6) STITCH

Some pharmacological damage (4) HARM

Reward returned in retirement? (5) MERIT

Sherlock Holmes described Moriarty as the ‘Napoleon of ….’ (5) CRIME

Elegant and quick-witted (5) SMART

Tree sounds like a formal address for a male teacher (4) ACER

Desire for new T-shirt (6) THIRST

Church is in ends of Satanism causing factional division (6) SCHISM

Too much claret, champagne and Beaujolais can make me gag (5) RETCH

Most terrifying actress I upset (8) SCARIEST

One article or a couple (4) ITEM

Crime that I organised is part of the Three Rs (10) ARITHMETIC

Twinkle as Monsieur in Rheims might (7) SHIMMER

A Scot goes East for spice (4) MACE

Send money for some more mittens (5) REMIT

In front of chef or mind in competition (6) MASTER

Tech is ordered code of conduct (6) ETHICS

Dissertation written by the little sister (6) THESIS

Check the slender part of a wine glass (4) STEM

Rodents, mainly in Central Europe, initially (4) MICE

A maestro brought up in Monte Carlo? (3) ACE

His camera captures racket (4) SCAM

This place sounds like a vision (4) SITE

At heart, Bergerac is too discriminatory (6) RACIST

Can be cold, sour or vanishing! (5) CREAM

The endless wrath belongs to them! (5) THEIR

 Small bird is odd twist (3) TIT

Excited sitar is one of a flight (5) STAIR

Firstly, Inter City Express is driving hazard (3) ICE

English county draught horse (5) SHIRE

Thursday 17 November 2022

Christmas Coffee Morning

We were concerned that the heavy snowfall would spoil our plans for the Christmas Coffee morning but valiant Castertonians battled the weather to enjoy tea, coffee, cake, crafts and a Tombola, enabling us to raise £238.00. Many thanks to all those who contributed towards the morning. 

We hope as many people as possible will come and join us

Monday 7 November 2022

Casterton WI Christmas Quiz 2022

 Our 'Christmas Time' Quiz was launched at the November meeting.

If you would like a bit of fun, get yourself a copy by seeing a member or contact Gill Sykes on 015242 72143

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Garden Tea Party on 20th July

 A large number of us enjoyed a garden party in a member's garden.  The weather was fantastic so members could wander round and admire the garden over a glass of Pimms before indulging in scones, cakes and biscuits.

There was a plant sale to raise money to help fund a memorial to the female munitions workers and a book stall to raise money for ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World).

It was wonderful to be able to meet again in person.

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the event such a success.

Thursday 8 April 2021

Crocus Collage

Remember the crocuses we distributed with hope in the autumn?

Members were delighted when them came up and flowered.

Here are some of them in bloom this spring!

We really do hope to be meeting in person during the summer months.