Category: WI Monthly Newsletter

W.I. Newletter January 2024

When our members updated their calendars and diaries for the New Year there were several W.I. events to note this month.  Members of the Book Club were the first to meet and enjoyed a lively discussion around their latest selection – The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Next was a well-attended coffee morning when members …

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W.I. Newsletter November 2023

Our members had a treat at this month’s meeting, their speaker Tony Strafford turned up in Uniform.  Although now retired and living in Andover, Tony had for some years served in the Tower of London as a Yeoman Warder, but more popularly known as a Beefeater.   The only people who can become such, …

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W.I. Newsletter October 2023

Our speaker for this month’s meeting was Susan Waldron, who began by explaining how she got into jewellery making and how easy it is to get started.  Not everything needs to cost a lot, various equipment and storage boxes can be obtained from market stalls or DIY stores, although for more specific items …

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W.I. Newsletter September 2023

The Village Hall was buzzing at this month’s meeting, and we were pleased to welcome several visitors.  Our President thanked all those members who had worked hard at the village fete this month and we were amazed to achieve the magnificent net total of £978.98.  We are very grateful to everyone in the …

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W.I. Newsletter August 2023

At last, we managed to fill a coach and set off on a summer outing to Windsor Castle this month   Since Covid struck in 2020 we have had to abort two scheduled trips, but third time lucky.  With support from members, villagers, friends, family and others we had enough people to make it …

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W.I. Newsletter July 2023

This month some of our members have enjoyed meeting up for coffee and attending the supper club.  It is always good to have a chance for a catch up and chat.  Some of us also enjoyed a Heritage Walk lead by Sarah from Andover Museum – for those who are familiar with the …

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W.I. Newsletter June 2023

This has a been a busy month for our members.  We met and chatted at our coffee morning at the Sports Pavilion in the Village first.  Then we walked and talked our way around Chilbolton a few days later and then adjourned to the Abbotts Mitre afterwards and talked some more.  A few …

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W.I. Newsletter May 2023

There was a lot going on at our meeting this month as it was our Annual Meeting which involves certain formalities.  However, we started the evening with a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream which is always popular with our members.   Taking a starring role was our lovely God Save the …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2023

For those members who braved the torrential rain to attend it was a busy night.  Lynne our President took us through all the opportunities available in the coming months.  These range from our usual monthly walking and supper groups, coffee mornings as well as a guided walk around Hilliers Arboretum on June 22nd, …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2023

President Lynne Lucas welcomed members to this month’s meeting and then went on to let our members know about all the opportunities available in the coming months.  These include a subsidised guided tour of Hillier Arboretum in June, a guided historical walk of Andover in July and a coach trip to Windsor in …

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