Village News

WI - June 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. The following is from HCFWI Chairman following their recent Events Meeting - “We are finding it very frustrating to have to wait before making definite bookings as, sadly, it could still be sometime before the restrictions are lifted on meetings. But for the good of everybody, we must be patient.”      See full story...

WI - May 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. As mentioned last time, we did look at the possibility of holding meetings via Zoom – I have been asking members when I see them, at the required social distancing, and there doesn’t seem to be the interest. I know that lots of you are keeping in touch with one another anyway.      See full story...

WI - March 2020

Our 84th Birthday Meeting was held on March 12th 2020 in Steventon Village Hall. The hall was packed with local members and guests, as well as invited guests from Church Crookham WI (with whom we are twinned), Oakley and Deane WI, our WI Advisors and the Chairman of the Hampshire Federation of WIs.      See full story...

WI - Feb 2020

Our first meet in 2020 was the long-awaited for Petra Jewellery and what a lovely opening for the year. Petra Jewellery, a local business based in Viables Craft Centre, is all about personalised service for the customer.      See full story...

WI - Jan 2020

Our last meeting was on Thursday 12th December 2019 – this was our Christmas Social and members enjoyed mince pies, stollen, mulled wine and mulled apple juice. This was followed by members sharing Christmas poems, ditties, etc as well as a mini pantomime put on by several members. We all enjoyed the chance to have a bit of a natter as well! Thank you to the committee for organising this for us.      See full story...

WI - Nov 2019

On the 14th November, we had the pleasure of listening to Steve describe the very important work of Blood Bikes.      See full story...

WI - Oct 2019

On the 12th September, we had the pleasure of having our fellow member Jan Peterson share her photos and account of helping an Elephant Orphanage in Zambia. Jan was volunteering through Game Ranger’s International.      See full story...

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 - 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 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...