Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter



I hope you all had a fabulous time on Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I am so sorry that some of you aren’t feeling well and missed the meeting; we all hope that you soon get well.

Welcome to our new visitor Vena.

Thank you all for choosing your resolution. I am not sure personally which was the most relevant or achievable but the votes will all go to national and then we can decide on the chosen one in May.

Thank you to the Craft Club for agreeing to make a pennant for the East Kent Centenary bunting. We look forward to seeing something gorgeous!

If your name isn’t down for the Centenary Group lunch on July 16th can you please let Marcelle know, it is a long way off but the Presidents group need an idea of numbers. It will probably be at Upchurch Golf Club.

We have postponed the Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall to Tuesday 19th March at 1pm. We are charging just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as winter can be long and dreary. Please can you let anyone on the committee know if you are coming and how many you are bringing with you.

Our annual Quiz Night will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30pm. This is a great night at just £7.50 a head which includes a great supper. Friends and family are all welcome, but if it is just you there will be a team you can join.

The first walk of the year will start at the Village hall at 1pm on Thursday 17th January. We will walk to Rodmersham Coffee Shop and back, but there will be cars there if you want to drive back. Also if you want to meet us there that would be great too. Please let Donna know if you are joining us.

We are going to visit the newly opened Red Lion, Milstead on Sunday 10th March 1pm. This is open to husbands, friends etc. all we need is numbers and a deposit next month. We want to support the new landlord. Names to Marcelle please.

Lynsted w Teynham have invited us to their birthday party on the 6th February at 2pm.

Tunstall have invited Helen Whately MP to their meeting on Thursday 14th 7.45. If you want to attend please let Marcelle know ASAP.

Bapchild have invited us to their birthday party on Thursday 21st February 2.30pm, names to Marcelle please.

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

Next month’s talk will be ‘Show the love for Art’ Emily Cooper which ties in with the National WI day for Show the love for the planet. The WI was a founding member of the Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group dedicated to action on climate change and never has this been more relevant. There will be a postcard in your next WI life magazine which is heart which shows what you care about   and bring it to the meeting we can display them. It doesn’t have to be complicated, a photo of something you love in a great heart frame! Anything.

See you all on the 7th February. Hostesses ; Tuula, Tracy, and Sue Pennells.


We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates, and a Facebook Group.

Upcoming dates.


17th January             Walk to Rodmersham Coffee shop

6th February            Lynsted w Teynham Party 2pm

7th February            Monthly meeting Show the Love for art.

14th February          Tunstall Helen Whately MP 7.45pm

15th February          tour of Marlowe theatre 11.30 £15

21st February           Bapchild 2.30pm

27th March 2019    East Kent ACM Folkestone

10th March               Sunday lunch Red Lion Milstead – partners welcome

4th April                    Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

8th May                     Eltham Palace

5th June                     Annual Meeting Bournemouth

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

16th July                    Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

10th Oct                     Group meeting Tunstall 7.45pm

Words by Angela Coleman