Category Archives: General Interest

Speaker’s Corner

Our Speaker Co-ordinator Sue, went along to the Lancashire Federation of Women’s Institutes offices in Leyland recently to see the latest batch of speakers audition. Did any of them have the X-Factor? Over to Sue… Well, I’ve had many jobs in my time, (paper girl, leaflet distributor, home help, betting shop runner … all these more »

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Family History Websites

Here is a list of the websites that you can access for free for family history research: http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ – Lancashire birth, deaths and marriages http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ – national births, deaths and marriages http://crem.oltps.sthelens.gov.uk:8080/crem/servlet/Telesearch#results – St Helens Crem http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/lws.htm – Lancashire wills http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/Recordoffice/wills/ – Cheshire wills http://www.lan-opc.org.uk – parish records online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp – Latter Day Saints http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start more »

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Gardening Handy Tips and Hints

Thanks to everyone who contributed their gardening hints and tips at the last meeting. We hope you will find them useful! Rather than planting bulbs directly in the ground place them in a plastic pot first and then bury the pot. 3 benefits: 1 – bulbs can easily be lifted out of the ground without more »

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Crafting for Charity

In the last meeting we talked about the possibility of WISH becoming involved in Project Linus and the ‘Dress a girl around the world’ appeal. Project Linus is a volunteer organisation providing handmade patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets for sick or traumatised babies, children and teenagers. You can read more about the organisation here The more »

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