Federation Darts Tournament Semi-finals and Final: Victory for Catford


Catford WI is enormously proud of both its darts teams for getting through to the semi-finals of the West Kent Federation Darts Tournament 2017–18 at Tovil Working Men’s Club on 14 May.

In the semi-final, Catford A team played Swanley & Hextable and lost 2–0, and Catford B beat Lyghe 2-0 to make it through to the final. 

In the final, Catford B team won its final match against Swanley & Hextable 2–1. It was a close match, with plenty of doubles play. Max got the double 1 on the first game and Kay got the winning double 2 in the third and final game. 

Congratulations to both teams for getting through to the final evening of the competition, and an extra-loud cheer to the B team for winning the whole thing!



Voting is a Piece of Cake: An Afternoon Tea on Sunday 1st July

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Catford W I invite you to ‘Voting is a Piece of Cake’ – an afternoon tea to celebrate 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918. The event will be held at the Catford Sports & Cricket Club, Penerley Road, Catford, SE6 2LQ. Tea sittings will be at 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm and 4pm.

To book tickets – £11 ( WI members), £12 (guests), please email catfordwi@gmail.com.




Members enjoyed a fun – and competitive – morning of curling at Fenton’s Ice Rink on 5 May. This was followed by lunch, at the Black Horse, Pembury.


Urban axe-throwing


An adventurous group of members had a great evening of axe-throwing at Whistle Punks, Vauxhall on 16 April. What fun they have had – and all limbs were safely accounted for at the end of the night!


Our April meeting


One of our members, Vicky, talked about and demonstrated British Sign Language (BSL). We learned about the history of signing and what it means to be a BSL/English interpreter, and then Vicky taught us the fingerspelling alphabet and a few basic signs. 

Tour of Southwark Cathedral

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A group of members, family and friends enjoyed a guided tour of Southwark Cathedral on 24 March. Kate Boyle was our guide, and it was really interesting learning so much about the history of the cathedral and the local area. 

Our March meeting


Hannah and members of the Downham and Whitefoot Community Choir, including some of our own Catford WI members, were the highlight of our March meeting. It was very relaxing to listen to them sing, and after they'd performed we all had a chance to join in. Hannah led us in singing some rounds and it was great to hear everyone joining in.

Our February meeting

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Steve McGowan, of the newly formed London Search and Rescue, gave an interesting talk.

It is a charitable organisation that assists the police on the search for vulnerable missing people. We learnt how this volunteer organisation whose motto is, ‘100% professional in all but pay’, operates and is trained. He told us that every year in London 44,000 people go missing – equivalent to a small town.

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