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We are a friendly and active group and we meet on the third Monday of each month (except August) in Houghton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors are made very welcome, and we pride ourselves on our refreshments!
We take part in the County Skittles and Darts competitions and Quiz, and we also have outings to theatres, gardens or other places of interest to our members. Outings in 2017/18 will include visits to the Watts Gallery in Surrey, Braemore House, and Lyburn Cheeses. Our Garden Meeting in July will include a Craft Workshop. A tour of the BBC South Today Studios in Southampton is planned for the Autumn, and we also hope to fit in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mayflower Theatre in 2018. Houghton WI reaches its Centenary in 2018 and various celebrations are being planned!
We run a Lunch Club and Book Club which both meet monthly – the first to sample local eating-places and the second to provide an informal forum for discussing a wide variety of books, suggested by the members. We also run an occasional Walking Club, and a guided walk will be arranged on Broughton Down following the talk in April.
|June 19||The Life and Crimes of Jack the Ripper||Stephen Wells|
|July 12||Visit to Lyburn Cheesemakers – 6.30pm|
|July 17||Activity Meeting||Poppies Nursery|
|September 18||Women’s Work – Women on the Railways||Dr Becky Peacock|
|September||Visit to Braemore House, New Forest|
|October 16||The History of Cunard & Glamorous Stars||Steve Harra|
|November 20||The Good, the Bad and The Ugly (cosmetic products)||Julie Raines|
|December 11||A Magical Christmas – 0pen meeting||Ian Kirk|
|January 15||Bringing Jack Home||Rod Eggington|
|February 19||Graphology – the Art of Handwriting||Graham Birchmore|
|March 19||Monet’s Garden at Givenchy||Jennifer Carter|
|March||Visit to Watts Gallery, Guildford|
|April 16||What the Butler Saw||John Pitman|
|May 21||AGM and Quiz|