Category Archive: WI Monthly Newsletter

W.I. Newsletter March 2020

Who would have thought when I published our February Newsletter that very few of our diary dates for March would be fulfilled? Five of us met up for Supper Club at The Abbotts Mitre, the pub was full, probably everyone out before the expected lock-down was announced due to the global outbreak of …

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W.I. Newsletter February 2020

There are so many opportunities for our members to get together and this month all our groups met to read, eat and walk.  The latter being fortunate to enjoy a good walk the day before Storm Keira arrived, from Wherwell across to Chilbolton and back, seeing signs of spring along the way, Now …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2020

On a lovely bright and sunny, albeit crisp and cold, Saturday in January our members gathered for our post-Christmas Lunch at Esseborne Manor Hotel. Once again it was an enjoyable event, thanks to the hard work of our members Lynne Lucas & Gill Page and of course the staff of the hotel.    With …

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W.I. Newsletter December 2019

Despite having to change the date of our meeting at the last minute, most of our members were still able to make it, only a few had a diary clash. We were fortunate that the Abbotts Ann Handbell Ringers were also still able to attend. They played a selection of well-known Christmas Carols …

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W.I. Newsletter November 2019

Our meeting started this month with our President reading out all the events that were on offer throughout this month and into next year. These included visits to the Village Pantomime, the Studio Theatre in Salisbury, an invitation to Coffee & Mince Pies at Upper Clatford, a Christmas concert and our own post-Christmas …

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W.I. Newsletter October 2019

A busy month for our members – all groups met except for the walkers who had to call off their planned ramble due to the weather.  Nine of us travelled to Basingstoke for Hampshire Federation’s Autumn Meeting at The Anvil.  We all enjoyed the morning session, especially the guest speaker, Sally Becker an …

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W.I. Newsletter September 2019

Our hard work at the fete paid off as we raised over £850 towards the grand total.  Our ladies baked and donated numerous cakes and then it was a team effort on the day; setting up in the morning, hanging bunting, decorating tables, creating small flower arrangements, keeping the urns topped up and …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2019

We may not have a meeting this month, but we have still got together as all our various groups have met during August. However, our first gathering was right at the beginning of the month. You need several ingredients to have a successful outing, first it needs to be popular to make it …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2019

We have been out and about this month starting on the 4th July with an historical walk around Winchester.  It is easy to forget, as we go about our everyday lives, that history is literally under our feet and sometimes, if we are lucky, still existing in front of our eyes. It was …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2019

For one month of the year we leave the Village Hall behind and venture further afield for a “garden” meeting and we were lucky to have a gloriously sunny and hot afternoon for the second year running.   We met at The Whitchurch Silk Mill for a brief run-through of its history, courtesy of …

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