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Lambley bus shelter transformed for Valentine’s Day by village WI

You don’t have to live in the village to be a member and most of the members actually don’t.  Everyone is really welcome.

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If you pass through Lambley Village by bus, car or even on foot you can’t fail to notice the village bus stop.

Every time there is a major event the bus stop magically transforms and brings smiles to all those lucky enough to see the change.

The latest transformation happened this week in the run up to Valentine’s Day.

The ladies at Lambley Women’s Institute (WI) are responsible for decorating Lambley village bus shelter for major events throughout the seasons and this has generated quite a following. 

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They told Gedling Eye that “it had began in a fairly small way but over time it has definitely grown. 

Pictured: Festive Lambley bus stop at Christmas (Courtesy of Lambley WI)

“The team have great fun doing it, even when it’s freezing cold or pouring with rain you can normally see the ladies laughing and the villagers are so kind offering us cheery thumbs up while passing or providing us with cups of tea.   It’s lovely to be involved in something which is so much enjoyed by everyone both young and old.”

You don’t have to live in Lambley village to be a member of Lambley WI and most of the members actually don’t.  Everyone is really welcome.

Julie Gross, the group’s president, said: “It is great fun decorating the bus shelter and coming up with the “craft” ideas”

Pictured: Lambley Bus stop celebrates 75th anniversary of VE day (Courtesy of Lambley WI)

Lambley Women’s Institute has been an integral part of the village since 1953. The WI love to get involved in Lambley village activities whether that is the fun day, the village show or the Christmas light switch on, and have  happily provided the catering for these events for many years. 

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Indeed the WI told us that “a few years ago the WI showed up at a number of events as a human fruit machine…..brilliant fun, but totally exhausting!

Pictured: Lambley Remembrance Day bus stop (Courtesy of Lambley WI)

“The WI is whatever you want it to be and our members have taken part in wider events organised by our federation, from crafting and cooking as you may expect….to ratfing and axe throwing (great fun)”

Alison Moss Lambley WI Secretary said “her experience of the rafting and axe throwing was hilarious if not a little painful”

Throughout June Lambley WI take part in the Wildlife Trusts 30 days wild and post a photo each day on their Twitter account @LambleyWI      

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7.30 at Lambley village hall, unless it’s a bank holiday when meetings are moved back a week.

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The WI has a speaker at many of their meetings, covering a wide variety of topics from gin making to guide dog puppy walking and everything in between, this is as well as craft or games nights, outings, and theatre visits.

New members and visitors are always welcome to come along and make new friends.

Further information can be found on the Lambley WI facebook page (including many more bus stop transformations pictures) or by emailing Michelle on nightingale633@gmail.com

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