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Sun shines through the rain thanks to Lambley 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.


The ladies at Lambley Women’s Institute (WI) are responsible for decorating the village bus shelter for major events throughout the seasons and they have been working their WI magic again. 

Despite the ongoing poor weather the bus stop in Lambley has had its latest makeover – and with a touch of irony the WI have brought the sun to Lambley and transformed the bus stop into a ‘Tiki Hut’.

Gedling Eye spoke with the WI about the choice of doing a Tiki Hut this time and the WI said ‘We just fancied a change from the usual beach theme.

“We’re hoping it brings a bit of a summer vibe to the village with the weather being so dull and wet.

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“It’s fun to try a new theme occasionally although we have reused some bits from previous years. The scarecrows were once in the Spice Girls!!”

The ‘Hello Summer’ Tiki Hut is the latest in a series of transformations that take place throughout the year.

Previous examples of their transformations include an Easter theme, Christmas theme, VE celebrations, and Remembrance Day.

Alison Moss, Secretary, Lambley WI told Gedling Eye that they enjoy decorating the village bus shelter and seeing and hearing the reactions of the villagers, bus passengers and drivers.

Pictured: Lambley Easter bus stop transformation (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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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