Our Guest speaker, Mrs Audrey Hall and (centre) her alter ego Shirley Valentine, at Linton WI's meeting in October 2016 with President, Mrs Pauline Whetton.

Monday March 14th 2016, dawned clear and dry, just right for our scheduled walk. We met at Ticknall village hall car park, 15 members and friends. We had decided not to venture across the fields today, following the large amount of rainfall during the last few weeks. We headed off towards Calke abbey, the weather held and we had a lovely walk in the sunshine. We were surprised how many cars passed us during the walk up the drive to Calke and the long queue in the cafe. After refreshments and of course a look round the National Trust shop we made our return journey back to Ticknall. Arriving at the car park we all agreed it had been a lovely walk, completing 8km, with good weather and good company.

September 2015 marked the centenary of the WI, which Linton WI commemorated by holding a coffee morning with a Centenary Display and a Craft Display.

17th August 2015  We start our walk from the car park at Conkers (Moira), there are 9 of us as we set off in the direction of Albert Village lake. I have not been round the lake before but some of todays walkers have and, as we make our way around the lake, they point out some alternative routes, through the woods. We could take one of these routes on another occassion. The weather is fine and quite warm and we soon remove our jumpers / jackets. After leaving the lake we turn towards Ove...rseal, which means walking on footpaths next to a busy road, so we are glad when we reach the turn off to go back into the forestry. We are soon at the Youth Hostel and there are some jokes amongst us about our ages and "will we be allowed into a Youth hostel for refreshments?" We all take this in good spirit as we find a table outside to enjoy our drinks. We leave the Youth Hostel refreshed and turn left, after about 100 yards we take the next left and head towards the canal basin. Walking across the car park we can see lots of families enjoying the area both inside the fence for Conkers and walking towards the canal. We have had a lovely walk; as we make our way under the bridge to Conkers main car park we have completed 5.6Km.

Linton WI walk Monday 8th June 2015

Today we met at Stapenhill gardens, the flower beds were looking lovely as usual, swans and geese on the water's edge and a slight breeze blowing on this bright sunny morning.  There were 12 of us and one dog, as we set off accross the ferry bridge in order to cross the river Trent, the path made our walk easy going, as we settled into a
steady pace.  On our walks we are able to catchup with each other in a very relaxed atmosphere, while getting some exercise.  Today we saw squirrels, heron, dragonfly and
some golfers as we edged round the golf course, which is part of the footpath.  This walk was new to some members and really showed how near and picturesque the Burton area is.  As we made our return journey we heard a cuckoo.  Today we completed 6.6km (4.5mls).  Thank you to Mrs Janet Harrison for arranging this walk.

WI Walk January 29th 2015
After weather warnings of snow for today, we found only a sprinkling and by the time we were ready to set out for Bradgate Park even that had cleared.  It was quite cold so we were all in hats, scarves and gloves.  Occasionally the sun did shine, there was also a slight sleet shower but this did not bother us.
Walking along the tarmacked road was easy walking and we saw lots of deers in the distance, peacocks, on the walls of the ruins, of the house in which Lady Jane Grey had lived.  We walked for just over 3 miles and had a very enjoyable time.

WI November Walk
Monday 3rd November 2014 was a lovely morning a bit nippy but beautifully sunny.  Meeting at Moira furnace, 13 adults and 3 children set off along the canal path towards Donisthorpe.  Turning right and following the well made paths we made our way onto the old railway track, which is now a good path for all walkers.  We proceeded to find our way down the bank, which has steps, across the road and into the drive to conkers.  We then walked back to Moria furnace along the canal, where we stopped for coffee.  The weather being so good we sat out in the sun to drink our refreshments before saying our goodbyes

The Breakaway Singers at our Birthday Meeting on 22 July 2014 (Linton WI is 68 years old!)

Photos  taken during our walk Tuesday 10th June 2014
Members met at 10am for a walk on a lovely sunny morning. We proceeded through Dimminsdale wood, unfortunately following the previous days thunderstorm and heavy rain, the...re was a small area of mud underfoot but this was soon forgotten when we found firmer ground. Continuing on through the nature reserve we crossed the road and made our way to Calke Park, where we were pleased to join other people taking refreshement in the open air.    Rested and resfreshed we recommenced, walking to complete our circular route back to the car park, where more photos were taken by the picnic table.

On 6th May 2014 a small group of walkers including 1 dog set out from Linton, walking to the Beehives at Rosliston. The aim was to arrive at The Beehives at 11.00 for coffee, where several other WI members who would be travelling by car would meet them. The non walkers arrived first to find The Beehives cafe closed, following a phone call to the walkers the destination for coffee was changed to Rosliston Forestery centre cafe. We were all pleased to have a lovely sunny morning and (the walkers) enjoyed well earned refreshements with the non walkers outside in the beautiful sunshine.

May 2014 

The first photo is Mrs Jean Perry, with her prize-winning entry to Flowers in the Rain. The second photo is Breda Featerstone giving her cookery demonstration at the Daffodil Lunch. The 3rd and 4th are from the patchwork group.

The last two are the flowers that a group of WI members did for the Easter service at church.

Croquet  July 2013

Our St George's Day Themed Meeting on 23.4.13

Our Quiz Night, May 2013