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17 October, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

At our meeting on 5th October, we heard Deborah Wheeler talk on Make do and Mend 1942. She became Mrs. Queenie Stacey a housewife of that era and told us how to make items of clothing from parachute silk, but not swimwear as the material become transparent when wet! ...

29 September, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

At our meeting on 7th September, Mr John Richards talked on Life in Guernsey under German Rule. John Richards is a Guernsey man born and bred. His mother was evacuated at the beginning of the German Invasion and returned 6 years later. Guernsey is a small island only 25 square miles and its allegiance is still to Normandy. ...

20 July, 2017

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

On 6th July we had our Garden Meeting at 1, Nashes Green, by kind invitation of Diane Southam. It was a very hot day and we were pleased to have shelter under the gazebo. We started the meeting with a Pimm’s . After the business we had various cakes and scones, some donated by members. The results of the Alton Group Quiz were announced and our team won with 146 points against 143, 133 and 107. ...

25 June, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

The Villager

Our meeting on 1st June. After the business we had a talk about Wildlife in the Galapagos Islands by Andrew Watts. He visited many of the islands with a small party of nine and a guide. He had wonderful photographs of the countryside and the wildlife, and told us about the history of the islands and the animals and birds and how they had evolved into completely different species, and each island had unusual birds and animals. ...

30 April, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

At our April meeting the speaker was the producer of Country Ways, Stuart Judd, which started in 1983 and ran for 25 years with 305 episodes of country life in the southern region. ...

20 March, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

The Villager

At the March meeting we were given an interesting insight into Stone-age food and cooking. 10,000 years ago there were more waterways, caused by glacier melt and more fish were available. ...

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