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21 February, 2020

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

Our talk this month was entitled history of Hampshire in 10 objects, by Mr Tony Cross from Alton Museum. Mr Cross, a geologist said the objects were his personal choices and that we would probably all have our own things that particularly reminded us of Hampshire’s history. ...

22 November, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

Our talk this month was entitled, ‘Making people laugh and cry with verse’ by Mr David Bryant. Mr Bryant, a very smart gentleman dressed in a suit with his remembrance poppy nattily sported on his lapel, turned out to be a bit of a stand up comedian as well as a poet and raconteur. We were first treated to a few jokes, some slightly near the knuckle, before we heard the first poem. This was acknowledging the amount of medication we all seem to take in later life. We were all chuckling heartily by now. All the poems were written by Mr Bryant who proceeded to entertain us further by using dialects to match the poems. So we had ‘The Dragon’ in a Welsh lilt, followed by American and Northern accents for relevant ditties. ...

13 October, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

The Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania Our talk this month was given by Mr Boniface Mpano a senior Elder of a Kenyan Maasai tribe. Mr Mpano arrived in full Maasai dress of bright red with beautiful hand made belt and jewellery, making quite an impact on the ladies of the W.I. ...

17 September, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

Our September Meeting on the 5th at RBL Hall. After the usual business we had a talk by Mr. N Stewart, Grizzly Bears in Alaska. He showed us many wonderful photos of scenery and bears. He went to a lake by small plane as there were no roads and every house had a small plane or sometimes even two! ...

24 May, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

Events The Villager

We held our AGM on 2nd May at the RBL Hall. Jean Spottiswood Clarke resigned as Joint President and the Officers are Helen Herring as President, Gemma Hounsell as Treasurer and Diane Knight as Secretary and Committee members Jean Cripps, Barbara Jerimiah and Ruth Martin. ...

24 February, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

Talk by Mr Jo Smith: Letters from Australia – A parcel of gold for Edith by Joyce Stevens. This very interesting talk was based on a discovery in a family bureau, of a collection of seven letters written by Ellen Suter, who at the age of 19 left the poverty of the Portsmouth docklands and set off for a new life in Australia. ...