Thank you for taking an interest in our web site. We are always glad to welcome visitors and new members; do please come along and enjoy a sociable evening with us.
We are a friendly, lively and enthusiastic bunch of approximately 30 members at present, meeting in our WI Hall* on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Crookham Village is a pretty village dating back to 1200 AD; it is situated by the Basingstoke Canal, a mile away from Fleet and is part of the Hart District.
*Our present Hall is to be demolished shortly and re-built in brick by the owners of the site, free of charge to us, as their mother was a keen member of Crookham Village WI. We shall be decamping to The Willis Hall at Crookham Memorial Hall, Church Crookham, from July for a few months – watch this space! All visitors are still warmly welcomed.
Our Crookham Village WI started in 1951 and has ever since been a strong asset to the local community through the use of our Hall.
Mothers & Toddlers Group, Horticultural Society, Bridge Group, Beekeeping society and the Parish Council meet there regularly.
We are part of the Hart Group of WIs and take part in the Group yearly quiz and skittles tournaments, as well as the bi-yearly Group meetings and the Group Carols. We also actively support the County and National Federation events. We also have extra activities as we like to organise various outings on coaches, like “untouristic” parts of London, in conjunction with other local WIs.
Do come and visit us and you will get more than a warm welcome and a cup of tea, a whole array of current information and new interests.
5 June 2019
- Garden Visit at Upton Grey with Lunch to follow at The Barley Mow, Winchfield
3 July 2019
- Talk – “Raising Futures – Kenya”
- Speaker – Andrew Munnings
7 August 2019
- Talk – “Dame Ethel Smythe, Local Suffragette”
- Speaker – Diana White
4 September 2019
- Talk – Flower Demonstration
- Speakers – Angela & Eileen
2 October 2019
- Talk – “Healthy Eating”
- Speaker – Hannah from Waitrose
6 November 2019
- Talk – Candle Demonstration
- Speaker – Brian Graham
4 December 2019
- Christmas Party with Buffet
8 January 2020
- Skittles Evening with Pizza
5 February 2020
- Talk – “I Don’t Believe It”
- Speaker – Monique (Crookham Village WI Member)
4 March 2020
- Talk – “Wildlife on Your Doorstep”
- Speaker – Geoff Lunn
1 April 2020
- Talk – “Around the World in Story & Folk Tales”
- Speaker – Fiona Birchell
6 May 2020
- AGM and Resolutions – with Cheese & Wine
In addition to our monthly meetings we have a Book Club and Craft Club held on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays respectively. During the re-build of our Hall, we will be meeting in members’ homes.