Wookey Hole WI commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

The  Commonwealth Graves Commission invited WI's to get involved in its' Living Memory Project 'in order to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.It was suggested that we might visit the graves of WW1 soldiers who were buried in our locality and stage a commemorative event.   
Wookey Hole WI took up the challenge and not only visited several graves in the area, but the grandchildren of our secretary made crosses adorned with poppies and messages and placed them on the military graves.Many of the soldiers would have died as a result of their wounds or influenza. 
We expanded our tribute to the fallen by creating a WW1 exhibition which featured stories of our own family members and those of local people who were part of the conflict. A bring and share lunch at Wookey Hole  gave us time 
to view the fascinating and often poignant items. 
The children who took part in our project not only learnt about the Battle of the Somme ,which took place from July - November 1916  ,but they were able to explore their own family history too. 
Thanks to Wells Museum for introducing us to Andy Webb and Sue .They assisted us in our research and loaned us some amazing exhibits including a WW1 helmet, shells and other military items. 



Jill Deane  

Bird Boxes Presented by Wookey Hole WI

Two  skillfully made bird boxes have been presented to Wookey Hole Church by the WI.  

Local resident Colin Babb was commissioned to create the predator proof boxes which will be mounted in the church garden.
Wookey Hole WI wished to commemorate the Centenary of the WI by providing a gift for the Church.  It was decided that bird boxes would enhance the area especially if our feathered friends could be persuaded to take up residence..
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Members of Wookey Hole WI and their President Jill Deane present Church Wardens Elizabeth Talbot and David Scarth with the boxes. 
Sent by Jill Deane

Flagpole Volunteer Wanted

The Parish Council has floated the idea of erecting a flagpole in the village by the old bus shelter. This would be part of the celebration of the 150yr anniversary of the PC
 If anyone is interested and willing to store the flags and hoist them on specified days, the PC would consider funding . erecting and insuring it.
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First Village Evening in the Club

Wednesday 24th February saw the first of the Village Evenings in the Club.  It was fascinating to see such a huge collection of images of Wookey Hole in yesteryear. Lots of discussion ensued identifying locations and comparing life in the village today to life in years gone by.  Many thanks to Dave Hudsmith for sharing his wonderful collection of postcards with us. 


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