Pembury Evening WI

Pembury Evening WI was formed in 1964 and we have a membership of about 35. We meet on the 1st Friday of the month at Pembury Village Hall. We have a wide range of speakers.

Below is part of our latest newsletter, the full one can be seen in the news section of our website and is a taster of what we did at our last meeting.

JUNE MEETING – We welcomed Mel Rees, who came and chatted (as he said) to us about “My Family & Other Setbacks”. Mel was born in 1947 and lived in Battersea, South London, until he was 21 years of age. He married and moved to Ash Vale, Surrey, where he continues to live. He is the father of three children and is an author who, over the last twenty years, has written and self-published various books and audio CD’s. When he wrote his first semi-autobiographical book in 1989 (written under the pseudonym Anthony Mann) he was unable to find a publisher. Taking the bull by the horns he decided to create “Trouser Press”, his own publishing company. His chat was a light hearted look at the travails of family life, concerning children who won’t leave home and when they do they still cost you money, parents who are likely to outlive you, plus a smattering of snobbery thrown in for good measure. His second book was championed by WH Smith. It was a very enjoyable and humorous evening



JULY MEETING – There has been a change of speaker due to unforeseen circumstances. Kay will now be demonstrating Macrame in September and Dawn Stanford from Nourish Community Foodbank will be coming in July. If you would like to donate items for the foodbank please look on their website – – to see what is currently needed and bring it along to our meeting.