We were formed in March 1971 and meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in Church Cottage, behind St. Michael’s Church,Basingstoke RG21 7QW. We invite you to “try us out” – a warm welcome awaits you and we make no charge for the first two visits, by which time we hope you will want to join us.
We have a variety of guest speakers at our monthly meetings plus members are welcome to join in with alternative activities such as coffee mornings, play readings, quiz time and many more which are all hosted by our members in their own homes. What a great way to meet new people and have an enjoyable time.
Church Cottage has full disabled access.
- Play Readings – The ‘Jam Tarts’ meet once a month, usually the second Tuesday of each month, to read a variety of plays chosen by the group.
- Cribbage – Interested members play crib, usually the third Tuesday of each month; if you have never played, help and advice will be available.
- Games Evening – Interested members meet, normally once a month on a Wednesday evening, to play a variety of board and card games.
- Sunday, 6th May – visit the Bluebells at Brick Kiln Cottage, Herriard
- Sunday, 3rd June – Open Day at Hardy’s Nursery
- Thursday, 14th June – Hampshire WI Centenary Exhibition at Winchester Discover Centre
Our programme for the coming months of 2018/19 is:
|June 5th||A Poetic Life||Kathy Jones||Your Favourite Poem|
|July 3rd||Skittles Evening||Sue Smith||The Winner of the Skittles|
|August 7th||Garden Meeting at the home of a member||No Competition|
|September 4th||Entertainment by ‘Jam Tarts’||A Flower|
|October 2nd||Demonstration of Candle Making||Brian Graham||A Candle Holder|
|November 6th||Know Your Museum – The Willis Museum||John Hollands||An Object Suitable for the Museum|
|December 4th||Christmas Songs||Members of Basingstoke Ladies Choir||A Christmas Tree Decoration|
|January 8th||A Quiz Evening||John Banks||A Christmas Card with Holly & Mistletoe|
|February 5th||The Joys of Teaching||Peggy Wood||Your Favourite Book for Children|
|March 5th||Womens’ Work – Women on the Railway||Dr. Becky Peacock||No Competition|
|April 2nd||Craft Evening with an Easter Theme||A Spring Posy|
|May 7th||AGM, Resolutions & Social Evening||Item from your Handbag|