Welcome to Longstock and Leckford’s web page. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in Stockbridge Town Hall. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, when we invite a wide range of guest speakers and always provide utterly delicious home-made refreshments – so if you come along – come hungry! We have regular trips to Hampshire and National Federation events and several theatre trips each year, usually to The Watermill, Newbury and Salisbury Playhouse. Our theatre trips are usually in the afternoon, preceded by lunch. We hold frequent coffee and craft mornings and a lunch club; we have a monthly book club too. We also help out on county events, have a summer outing and a Christmas evening party. In July 2019 we celebrated our 100th birthday!
Although obviously unable to meet in person at the moment, we have been managing plenty of alternatives to keep members’ spirits up.
During the summer, there was a marquee in our Secretary’s garden, and groups of six would meet for tea and chat, with enough space to spread out safely and then enjoy a stroll round the lovely riverside gardens – socially distanced, of course – but there is no fun in that now, the weather has seen to that!
We keep in regular touch with each other by phone, email and a regular Zoom chat, and there is plenty to join in online from Denman, (The WI College), or from both Hampshire and National Federations. The WI life magazine is still sent out while Hampshire News has moved to an online version. Plus there are the national campaigns, which continue in spite of lockdowns.
At Christmas, each member had a gift bag delivered, which the committee had fun putting together, and this gave great pleasure, especially the tangerine and walnut reminding ladies of their childhood stockings.
Have a look at the National Federation or Hampshire WI websites for more details and information
Our members come from Longstock, Leckford, Stockbridge, Weyhill and Andover and we are always keen to welcome new members to our group.
27th April 2021 – Zoom
Writing’s not a proper job
Speaker: Penny Legg
25th May 2021 – Zoom/Venue To Be Confirmed
AGM and resolutions
22nd June 2021 – Zoom/Venue To Be Confirmed
Gift of Sight
Speaker: Ailsa Walker
27th July 2021 – Members Only
Visit to Houghton Club Fish Farm
Host: Dan Hawkins
Our book club meets once a month, contact our Committee for more information.