Moroccan Themed Meal November 10th 7.30 PM

Moroccan themed meal 
At the Wellow Institute Saturday November 10th at 7.30pm 
Lamb tagine (mild)
Moroccan style meatballs (medium) Selection of vegetables
Rice and/or Cous cous 
Cheese and selection of desserts 
Selection of dips 
Adult £11 (member £10) Child £5 
Please contact Stuart to reserve your place by Sunday November 4th 
When booking please advise if you require a vegetarian option or have allergies to avoid 
Bring your own drinks Raffle 

Would you like to help by making a dessert ? Please let us know. 

Apple Day at Wellow Institute, Saturday October 20th

Nearly a hundred people visited Wellow Institute when Wellow Millennium Green Committee hosted its first Apple Day celebration, a happy occasion.

Apple Day - Wellow Institute
On display were 22 different heritage varieties of apples, ranging from little ‘Pigs Nose Pippins’ and brightly coloured Victorian ‘Lady Sudeleys’ to giant ‘Costards’ and ‘Leathercoat Russets’, both dating back to Tudor times. This summer’s sun has produced well coloured apples with high sugar levels, giving plenty of flavours for Apple Day visitors to sample. 

Apple Day - Wellow Institute
Visitors appreciated being able to watch Sally Wibley, a botanical artist who grew up in Wellow, working on a delicate painting of a ‘Scarlet Nonpareil’ apple.

An apple press was in action giving people an opportunity to try fresh apple juice, before it starts the process of being made into cider. 

Judging - Apple Day - Wellow Institute
The cake competition drew 6 children’s entries for best decorated cup cakes, with Jamie the winner Entries for Best Family Cake were judged on flavour by Chairman Mick Franklin and past Chair Mike Gable. 

The three winners were declared to be, Jill Cowley, first prize, Ali Osman, second prize and Helena Hewston in third place.

Plans for the Armistice Centenary Orchard were on show, with a list and descriptions of apple varieties to be planted. The provisional planting date is the weekend of Saturday November 24th and Sunday 25th, when all offers of help will be appreciated. As the weather needs to be ‘open’ the dates and times will be confirmed nearer to that weekend. 

Toffee apples, apple chutney and orchard marmalade were on sale as well as teas, coffees and plenty of homemade cakes with all proceeds going to support the maintenance of Wellow Millennium Green.

We look forward to welcoming everyone and any new apple enthusiasts next year October 19th 2019!

Jill Cowley for Wellow Millennium Green Committee.

Wellow Post Office - Official Opening !


Official opening of the new office


ALL WELCOME      Refreshments available

Recent News

Members of the committee put on a delicious Harvest Supper on Saturday 15th - if you missed this event, I recommend you book early for the next event the Quiz Night on Saturday 13th October,(starts 7.30 p.m.) and the Moroccan themed meal Saturday November 10th  - (starts 7.30 p.m.) For dates and to make a reservation, please visit Diary Page

During the evening, Stuart received a splendid birthday present in recognition of the work he puts into supporting the Wellow Literary Institute - what a star. It's great to see the amount of effort that goes into making these events a success. We really enjoyed the supper, chatting with neighbours,  keeping up with local news, and of course tasting all the wonderful desserts.

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About Wellow
Wellow is a lovely village situated a couple of miles from Yarmouth in the west of The Isle of Wight. On a major cycle route, and surrounded by public footpaths, Wellow is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday. The village has a very good community; lots of events take place at the Literary Institute and at The Millennium Green.

About Wellow Literary Institute
Established in 1893, the Wellow Literary Institute was created for the "literary and intellectual advancement of the people of Wellow and area." Today it provides many social events throughout the year, all our welcome to attend - please see details of Membership Benefits  Find out more about the History of the Institute, and how residents in the 1980's saved it from demolition. 

About Wellow Millennium Green
The Millennium Green is sited in the centre of the village, and is a great space to quietly sit and enjoy nature at it's best. In addition to sporting facilities, there are play and seating areas, so a place to enjoy a family picnic, or have a chat with the neighbours. Managed by volunteer trustees and helpers, the Millennium Green continues to improve with the planting of a commemorative orchard to celebrate the first World War armistice. Shalfleet Parish Council supports the Green by paying for the regular grass cutting and hedge trimming. 

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