Village News

WI - July 2019

On the 11th July 2019, our Garden Meeting was held in Colleen’s beautiful garden – and the sun shone down on us. Following a short business meeting, Nicky Carter spoke to us about Move It or Lose it - these classes are designed to encourage older adults to become more active.      See full story...

WI - May and June 2019

Our meeting on 9th May 2019 started with our normal business meeting followed by the Annual Meeting. This included a presentation from Helen, our Communications Secretary, who reviewed the many good meetings and events that have taken place during 2018/19.      See full story...

WI - Feb 2019

Our first meeting of the New Year took place on January 10th 2019 when Colin Pawson, a keen member of the British Carriage Society, gave us an illustrated talk on the history of coaches and coach horns from the golden age of coaching to the present day. Our last meeting was on Thursday 14th February when we were entertained by Mervyn of the local family run coach company Mervyn’s Coaches      See full story...

WI Meeting - April 2018

April 12th, 2018 – This is a return visit for John Richards who spoke to us in October 2016 on ‘Life under German Rule in Guernsey in WW2. This will be a follow-up talk: ‘Life as a Refugee in England from Guernsey during German Rule’. This will be an open meeting.      See full story...

WI - March 2018

Our last meeting on Thursday 8th March 2017 was our 82nd Birthday Party when we were joined by several guests from the Hampshire WI, Church Crookham WI with whom we are twinned and local guests, all of whom were warmly welcomed to the meeting.      See full story...

WI Meeting - March 2018

March 8th, 2018 – Our 82nd Birthday – Trisha Lewis will bring a sense of fun and Joyce Grenfell style observation to the 1960s story characters of the WI she discovered in the archives.      See full story...

WI Meeting - February 2018

February 8th, 2018 – The Sewing Soldier – Lt. Col. Neil Stace will talk about Army life including tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Afghanistan, and his sewing, which he started whilst at school. This will be an open meeting for men and women.      See full story...

WI - November Meeting

7:30 pm - November 9th, 2017 Sarah Talents will tell us about a retirement home for polo ponies – a charity helping blind people to ride.      See full story...

WI - October Meeting

Our speakers for the October meeting were Caroline and Maggie, volunteers for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). This was an open meeting and it was lovely to see so many members and guests attending.      See full story...

WI - September Meeting

Thursday 14th September 2017 – Fiona Birchall will tell stories relating to ‘The Seven Ages of Women’. This will not be a serious evening. Quite the opposite!      See full story...

WI - July Meeting

Thursday 13th July 2017 – Our Garden Meeting with strawberries and cream, wine or juice, to be held at Julie Preston’s garden. Please bring a chair, bowl spoon and glass.      See full story...

WI June Meeting

Our last meeting on Thursday 8 June 2017 was our annual outing – this year we made a return visit to The Red Lion in Overton for skittles and supper.      See full story...

WI - July Meeting

Thursday 13th July 2017 – Our Garden Meeting with strawberries and cream, wine or juice, to be held at Julie Preston’s garden. Please bring a chair, bowl spoon and glass.      See full story...

Church Fete - Cake Sale

Please make a note in your diaries to make large or small cakes, or biscuits, bread or savoury items etc. for the Cake Stall at the combined CHURCH FETE/ BIG LUNCH at Cuckoo Meadow on 11th June! We start selling at 12.00pm and volunteer helpers will be welcome!      See full story...

Church Fete - Cake Sale

Please make a note in your diaries to make large or small cakes, or biscuits, bread or savoury items etc. for the Cake Stall at the combined CHURCH FETE/ BIG LUNCH at Cuckoo Meadow on 11th June! We start selling at 12.00pm and volunteer helpers will be welcome!      See full story...

Church Fete - Cake Sale

Please make a note in your diaries to make large or small cakes, or biscuits, bread or savoury items etc. for the Cake Stall at the combined CHURCH FETE/ BIG LUNCH at Cuckoo Meadow on 11th June! We start selling at 12.00pm and volunteer helpers will be welcome!      See full story...

WI - May Meeting

Thursday 17th May, Rathbone Pavilion – another year has passed and it’s time for the voting on the WI Resolutions which this year are: Alleviating Loneliness and Plastic Soup - Keep Microplastic Fibres out of our Oceans.      See full story...