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Lambley WI celebrate their 70th birthday in typical WI style

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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Lambley WI were formed in 1953 and is celebrating its 70th birthday on March 13 in the way they do best – they’ve decorated the Lambley bus stop!

We caught up with Alison Moss, Secretary, Lambley WI who spoke with us regarding the upcoming birthday celebrations and those involved in the latest transformation.

As a group of ladies they enjoy decorating the village bus shelter and seeing and hearing the reactions of the villagers, bus passengers and drivers.

Alison said “Today was a very cold day and there were lots of numb fingers and toes, but thanks to Sue Ricketts and Julie Gross, who designed and made the decorations and our happy band of helpers, (including Sheila Parsons, who does a fab job of cleaning the shelter before we start) we battled through and it looks as fabulous as ever.”

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Lambley WI have also issued an invitation on facebook inviting any ladies from Lambley or surrounding villages that would like to join them at their March meeting / birthday party in Lambley Village Hall on March 13, tickets are available for £5 per person.

Further information regarding the celebrations and how to purchase tickets can be found on the Lambley WI facebook page (including many more amazing bus stop transformation pictures).

Those familiar with the area will be aware that every time there is a major event the bus stop magically transforms and brings smiles to all those lucky enough to see the change.

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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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Previous examples of their transformations include a Christmas theme, VE celebrations, and Remembrance Day

Pictured: Festive Lambley bus stop at Christmas (Courtesy of Lambley WI)
Pictured: Lambley Bus stop celebrates 75th anniversary of VE day (Courtesy of Lambley WI)
Pictured: Lambley Remembrance Day bus stop (Courtesy of Lambley WI)

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.

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.

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.

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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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