2018 Meeting Dates
Wednesday 31st January
Valerie Young - ‘Social History of Bletchley Park’
A fascinating talk on growing up in Bletchley before and after the war, including stories of her mother’s work there on codes, computers etc. during the conflict.
Wednesday 21st February
Trisha Lewis - ‘Committee of 65’
Trisha Lewis has created a talk to celebrate the WI Centenary. Conducting extensive research through the archives at Winchester, Trisha looked into the WI of 1965 - our Golden Jubilee Year and created various characters to tell the story
Wednesday 21st March
Tracy Baines - ‘Telling Stories – My Family & Other Lies’
Tracy is a freelance writer and her short stories have been published in magazines such as Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly, Best, Take A Break, The People’s Friend, Candis and The Weekly News as well as many other magazines here in the UK and internationally.
Wednesday 18th April
A fascinating insight to the history and work that is undertaken on Brownsea Island.
Wednesday 23rd May
Katherine Crouch, BBC Gardener of the Decade - ‘New Tricks for Old Gardeners’
A highly recommended Powerpoint presentation about low maintenance gardening
Wednesday 27th June
Hazel Wilson & Jenny Lynwood - ‘Sisters’
Wednesday 18th July
Dinah Warnock - ‘Changes in Fashion – 20th Century’
Dinah worked in the fashion industry as a shoe designer for Edward Rayne – now there’s a dream career – and she's created a very professional slideshow depicting what women have been wearing since the late 1880’s – this was a time when women grew up either “belonging” to their father or later, on marriage, to their husband.
Wednesday 15th August
Howard Nichols - ‘Lifeboat on the Road’
An amusing and unusual story of Howard's life on the road with a training school on wheels.
Wednesday 5th September
Mike Spencer - ‘Tales from the West Dorset Coast’
From Lyme Regis to Abbotsbury the West Dorset coast is an area rich in stories, folklore and tradition. There are tales of the rich, the poor, the visionary, the foolhardy, the everyday and the downright bizarre. From the locals’ relentless struggle against nature to the bravery of man’s best friend, it’s all here!
Wednesday 17th October
Call My Bluff
Can you work out which is the correct answer from this head scratching set of options?
Wednesday 28th November
Louise Jordan - ‘No Petticoats Here’ Talk & Songs
No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song.
Wednesday 19th December
Join us for a great night of entertainment, friendship and nibbles.