Village News

WI - April 2019

At our meeting on April 11th 2019 at the Rathbone Pavilion Carolyn welcomed two new members, Linda and Sylvie, bringing our total number of NWWI to 42. Our speakers for the evening were two ladies working at St. Michaels Hospice, a well-known venue and familiar to lots of families.      See full story...

Wi - March 2019

Our 83rd Birthday Meeting was held on March 14th 2019 in the school hall at North Waltham. The hall was full of members and guests, including members from another WI and some from the Hampshire Federation of WIs.      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 - Jan 2019

Our Christmas meeting, held on 13th December at the Rathbone Pavilion, was a happy affair. After the business part of the meeting, we had time for lots of chatting while the committee worked hard serving us with mince pies, Stollen, wine and orange juice.      See full story...

WI-Nov 2018

At our meeting on November 8th 2018 Jackie Dimmock, our speaker for the evening gave us a brilliant talk about her life as a member of the Police Force. Jackie’s talk had the title, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Downright Funny’.      See full story...

WI-Oct 2017

On October 11th 2018 Susan Howe was our very entertaining speaker and she gave us some hilarious snippets from her life whilst working as a London Tourist Blue Badge Guide.      See full story...

WI - July 2018

On July 12th 2018 our Garden Meeting was held by kind permission of Ann and Keith Evans in their delightful garden.      See full story...

WI - May/June 2018

At our meeting on 10th May 2018 Carolyn, our President, was very pleased to welcome three new members, Penny, Sarah and Claire to our WI. The normal business was followed by the AGM.      See full story...

WI - January and February 2018

Our first meeting this year was on 11th January 2018. Carolyn led the business meeting and discussed with us the contents to be included in the North Waltham entry for the Countryside Books, ‘Hampshire Villages’, to be published later this year. We then voted on the 2018 WI Resolutions put forward. The speaker did not appear so we had a catch up chat over coffee or tea and biscuits instead.      See full story...

WI - Dec Meeting

A good time was had by all at the Christmas Meeting on 14th December 2017. During the business part of the meeting, we were reminded that January is the month for choosing resolutions      See full story...

WI - November Meeting

9th November 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

12th October 2017 – Caroline Tilly will speak about the wonderful work of the RNLI. This will be a great insight as to how many rescues are done each year.      See full story...

WI - September Meeting

Our first meeting after the summer break was on September 14th, 2017 when Fiona Birchall planned to tell stories relating to ‘The Seven Ages of Women’. It was good to see so many members and guests attending.      See full story...

WI - May 17 Meeting

Our last meeting was on Thursday 11th May and included our Annual Meeting and Resolutions, attended this time by Alison Woolford and Tracy Baker who are Hampshire WI Advisers      See full story...

WI-April 17 Meeting

Our planned speaker had to cancel for the meeting on 13th April 2017, so instead, after the business section of the meeting, members were given the chance to go ‘Down Memory Lane’ looking through some of the archive material and photos of past and recent years.      See full story...

WI-Salina Mills

Thursday 9th February 2017 – Salina Mills is a carving artist and will demonstrate how to carve vegetables, fruit and soap!      See full story...

WI-Salina Mills

Thursday 9th February 2017 – Salina Mills is a carving artist and will demonstrate how to carve vegetables, fruit and soap!      See full story...