Who: A friendly, lively group of just under 20 members
What: The only afternoon WI in the Andover area
Where: Gilliat Hall, 28 Marlborough Street, Andover SP10 1DQ
When: 2.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month (except August)
Why: Because we enjoy learning, socialising and nibbling delicious refreshments
The Gilliat Hall is a stone’s throw from Andover Bus Station with parking space for a few cars. There is only one step to climb so we can welcome all women to our meetings
May was our Annual Meeting. Our Committee is unchanged – why change a winning formula? We also discussed the WI Resolutions and voted to campaign for ‘Alleviating loneliness’ and ‘Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans’
All that swotting worked – Andover Afternoon WI won the Group Round of the Hampshire Federation Quiz!
In June Heather Wylde enthralled us with her spooky and mysterious tale of The Sewing Room
Come and meet us: you are promised a warm welcome, an entertaining and/or thought-provoking meeting, a cuppa and a homemade biccie or two. If you’re lucky, you’ll come on a cake day! Here is a taste of our activities for 2017:
Our next WI Meetings
We meet at 2.00pm in the Gilliat Hall but come slightly early to meet us
Wed 5 Jul: At our 36th Birthday Meeting we are finding out about Mormons with Gill Southwell
Wed 2 Aug: August is our Summer Break but we have Chinwaggers in the morning and our Summer Tea Party on Fri 18 August
Wed 6 Sep: We have the story of the Bletchley Park Codebreakers with John Davis
What’s coming up next?
Wed 14 Jun: Chinwaggers, 10.30am-12.00noon, Boswell’s Café, Chantry Centre – retail therapy followed by coffee
Mon 19 Jun: Craft Group, 10.15am-12.00noon, Anne S’s house – no needle just needlecrafts!
Wed 21 Jun: Outing to Hilliers (Sir Harold Hillier Gardens), 10.30am onwards
Mon 3 Jul: Craft Group, 10.15am-12.00noon, Anne S’s house – making entries for the Romsey Show WI Craft Competition
Wed 12 Jul Chinwaggers, 10.30am-12.00noon, Boswell’s Café, Chantry Centre – tea with friends
Wed 19 Jul: Craft Group, 10.15am-12.00noon, Anne S’s house – get ready for craft therapy!
Wed 2 Aug: Craft Group, 10.15am-12.00noon, Anne S’s house – exercise your fingers with crafts of all types
Wed 9 Aug Chinwaggers, 10.30am-12.00noon, Boswell’s Café, Chantry Centre – a chance to chat over coffee
Fri 18 Aug Summer Tea Party, Carol G’s house, 2.30pm-4.30pm – tea, sarnies, cakes and chat – bliss!
We are also looking forward to the Romsey Show WI Tent
Our programme for 2017-2018
|5 July||Mormons||Gill Southwell|
|2 August||Summer Break|
|6 September||Bletchley Park Codebreakers||John Davis|
|4 October||British Forces Broadcasting||Alan Grace|
|1 November||Murder Most Macabre!||Mike Southwell|
|6 December||Kipling – His Life & Poetry||Jonathan Jones|
|3 January||New Year Party – Social meeting with quizzes and games|
|7 February||Open Meeting
Women on the Railway
|Dr Becky Peacock|
|7 March||Food Fads||Rev Jill Bentall|
|4 April||Social Afternoon|
|2 May||Annual Meeting & Discussions of the NFWI Resolution(s)|
|6 June||Polar Arctic – Polar Bears & Glaciers||Neil Stewart|