North End WI was founded in October 2000 and we now have over 50 members – ladies of all ages and interests.
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Buckland United Reformed Church hall, Queens Road, Portsmouth PO2 7LP and our meetings start at 2pm. There is on street parking and easy disabled access to the hall.
At our monthly meetings we usually have a guest speaker, talks are given on a variety of subjects. We also hear what is happening within our County Federation – Hampshire – and nationally within the Women’s Institute organisation.
In addition to the monthly speaker meetings –
- We meet for lunch on the third Thursday of the month.
- There is a Craft and Social Afternoon on the fourth Thursday of the month when you can join in with a project, bring your own knitting or sewing or perhaps you would just like to come along for a chat in friendly company. We pay £1 for the afternoon which includes a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits.
- If you are interested in a more sporting activity, we play skittles at the Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street, Portsea on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Each year we have an outing and have visited such places as Blenheim Palace, Bath, had a boat trip from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace and a ride on the Watercress Line with afternoon tea.
We join with the other five local institutes which make up the Victory Group for quizzes and skittles tournaments and other events.
So, if you are looking to make new friends, share interests or just try something different we will be pleased to meet you.
You can find further information about the WI on the Hampshire website hampshirewi.org.uk or about North End WI by ringing our President on 02392 9266 7257.