Bidbury Mead W.I. started in 1977, has a lively membership who enjoy a varied programme of interesting speakers, outings and social gatherings.
We support National Campaigns and are often involved in local community projects and events. Our members donated a “Spider Bin’ to the newly refurbished children’s playground on Bidbury Mead. During the Centenary Year our members donated 100 wash bags filled with essentials and also children’s quilts to the local women’s refuge.
In 2016 we raised funds to support the work of the Tuppenny Barn where, passionate about food and growing organic produce, they strive to educate children about where food comes from, he nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables and the skills to grow and cook their own healthy meals.
Craft, Book, Gardening and Darts groups meet regularly to share skills, discuss ideas and enjoy each others’ company.
We meet at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August) in St. Nicholas Church Centre, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3PT. The centre has disabled access.
New members and visitors are always welcome to join us at our meetings.
Programme for 2017/2018
|June 15||Flowers for the Home. Demonstration||Jenny Withers|
|July 20||Rudyard Kipling||Jonathan Jones|
|July 27||Coffee Evening, 7.00pm|
|August 17||Skittles Evening at British Legion, 6.30pm|
|September 21||Murder Unsolved||Mike Southwell|
|September 25||Staunton Group, St Nicholas Church, 2pm||Lady Hamilton, Maureen Evans|
|October 16||Staunton Group Skittles at British Legion, 6.30pm|
|October 19||Games Evening|
|October 31||Autumn Council Meeting||Basingstoke|
|November 16||From Goat to Garment||Jane-Ann Rogers|
|December 4||Christmas Celebration, St Thomas’s Church, 2pm|
|December 21||Amanda Fox||Jarbola|
|January 18||Story Teller||Janet Goring|
|February 15||Titanic’s Passengers & Crew||Jack Wilson|
|March 15||Gilbert White Gardener||David Standing|
|March 21||Spring Council Meeting, Guildhall, Portsmouth|
|April 19||Secondary School Teacher||Ruth Warren|
|May 17||Annual Meeting|
|May 21||Spring Group Meeting, St Nicholas Church Hall, 7.30pm|
|June 14||Growing Old Disgracefully||Tony Finley|