A Warm Welcome awaits Members, Visitors and Guests to Chilworth WI
Please note that there will be a £5 charge for visitors which will include refreshments
We meet on the 2nd Thursday each month 2-15 for 2.30 start until 4.30pm
The Village hall is situated on the main A27 between Southampton and Romsey, with its entrance alongside the Chilworth Arms pub/restaurant. The postcode is SO16 7LD. There is a ramp at the back of the hall to enable wheelchair / disabled access and there is a loo/wash room with easy disabled access. Click here for a map.
On 12th January – we held our extra special meeting with Dame Esther Rantzen and our 250 invited other Hampshire WI ladies
Our next meeting is on Thursday 13th September – after the summer break
Evening Book / Reading Group – This Group meet every six weeks. The meeting is held at a members house. The next 2 dates are 21st September with the book being ‘The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaughgh, then 16th October – with “Together” by Julia Cohen. After a few enquiries, we are in the process of trying to put together an Afternoon Book Reading Group. Please email email@example.com for update on progress and if you are interested in joining
Craft Group to include knit, crochet, needlework, paper crafts, embroidery – and any other crafts requested – just to get us started. To be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, at North Baddesley Baptist Church Hall – Nutburn Road – the next meeting will be on 6th September – doing counter cross stitch – Cost £4.00 per session depending on numbers to cover cost of hall hire. Refreshments supplied. .
Theatre Group – Tickets booked to see Ruby Wax at the NST Campus on 30th Sept. There may still be seats available but check with NST Website – 16 Seats now booked for Calendar Girls at the Mayflower January 2019 – Will be a fun eve out
Lunch Club – September 20th – The Balmoral – Romsey Road – meet midday
NEW – Chilworth Choir / Singing group – in the process of being set up – any more members will be most welcome – Open to all even if you are not a ‘Katherine Jenkins or Adele – its for fun
NEW – Walking Netball – The ball is rolling and will soon be thrown about when we get our final enrolment to the National Walking Netball events – Watch this Space
New Table Tennis Group – This has been set up by one of our members and will be held at her house every other Tuesday afternoon for up to 8 people at a time. The next session is planned for Tuesday 18th September – It is going well and all ladies, newbies, beginners and ‘Murrayettes’ are enjoying it and having fun.
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information on any of the above groups, or any other enquiries.
Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings, after which, should you like to join us, we can add your your name to the waiting list as we are at capacity at the moment . Please note – There is a £5.00 charge for visitors.
Our programme up until August 2018
|11 January||Going, going, gone||Resolutions and ‘ Going going gone’ Santa’s Mistakes!|
|12 January||Extra meeting||Dame Esther Ranzten – speaking about Loneliness at Crosfield Hall – £10 adm inc refreshments|
|8th Feb||Steve Herr||The history of Cunard and its Glamorous Stars and passengers|
|8th March||Violet Mcmonies||Table Dressing Demonstration – Clever, fun, original ways to dress your table.|
|12th April||Julie Raines||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Do you know the ingredients of your beauty products?|
|10th May||Cathy Winter||Annual meeting and talk about the History and Structure of the WI|
|31st May||Flower Fest||Coach Trip to Flower Festival at Chichester Cathedral – few spaces left @£28 inc|
|14th June||2nd Birthday||On a Summer Pantomine Theme – Come dressed as a panto character – ‘Refreshments on the House|
|12th July||Simon Morgan||Saxaphones and Clarinets – History of the Instruments and listen to Simon playing some beautiful music|
|13th Aug||DENMAN TRIP||Coach Trip to Denman for a day visit – lunch and cream tea included – yum|
|13th Sept||Heidi Raymond||Haven Breast Cancer Trust Speaker|
|11 Oct||Ben Cross||Alstroemeria and the UK cut flower Industry – (Will be flowers for sale on day)|
|8th Nov||Jane-Ann Rogers||From Goats to Garments|
|13th Dec||Annabel Brash||Just Jhoom – Xmas fun and chair dancing!|
|PAST EVENTS 2016 – 2017|
|11th May||The Sewing Bee||May Martin from televisions “Sewing Bee” programme. She came and chatted to us. Competition was – sew a bag – small, medium – any use – sewn not knitted|
|12th May||Theatre Trip||“Goodnight Mr Tom” at the Point Eastleigh – Eastleigh operatic and Musical Society production|
|18th May||Chatham Dockyard||Coach trip to Historic Chatham dockyard – including “Call the Midwife’ Tour. This is where the TV series is filmed. Includes tour of Victorian Ropery|
|14th July||Theatre Group||Visit to Romsey Plaza – outdoor showing of “Lillies of the Land” Bring chair and Picnic|
|10th August||Summer Social||Cream Tea at Brambridge Garden Centre|
|21st Sept||Outing||Autumn Coach Outing to Bletchley Park – Home of the WW2 codebreakers|