Our WI is an amalgam of two older Institutes – believe it or not, in Martin and
Damerham. One or other of us has been going since the 1920s, but we
combined a long time ago now, and hope that there is no rivalry between the
We are a small, friendly Institute, based on a very strong community. There is always lots for us to do, in all kinds of ways: We are regarded as the Jumble Sale queens, and turn out for every one that the Villages run, and are to be seen at all the local events. It`s a lovely area to live in.
We would always like to see new members, and have the perpetual cry, ”Especially the Younger Ones” – but anyone who comes to our meetings is sure of a warm welcome.
One of our innovations – perhaps because of the strong community spirit here – is to open those meetings with a wider, popular appeal, to everyone, dreaded husbands and all. This has been a big success, and each time we do it, more heads appear round the door. Perhaps this might be one way to recruit more members in the long run – or is it time to make an Honorary Membership for men?
Our meetings are held at 7.30pm, mostly at Damerham Village Hall at 7.30pm
|January 11 2017||The New Forest through our cameras||Peter Allen|
|February 8||The Salvation Army||Gordon Lewis|
|March 8||Sights and Sounds of New Zealand||Christopher Legrand|
|April 12||The Longest Journey||Howard Nicholls|
|May 10||Annual Meeting|
|June 14||Army Camps on Fovant||Margaret McKenzie|
|July 12||Summer Supper|
|September 13||Thomas Hardy||Mrs. Goetz|
|October 11||Craft Evening||Sarah Gurr|
|November 8||The History of St. George’s Church Damerham||Rev. L. Player|
|December 13||Christmas Party|