Alton WI March Meeting

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Alton WI thought we might like to know something about their meetings, which are held monthly in the Church Hall.

Our speaker for the evening was Andrew Negus who gave us the third in his Winchester trilogy which took us from the 1700's to the present day. As usual, his very easy, humorous manner kept members spellbound as he took us on a pictorial tour of Winchester. He introduced us to buildings with fascinating histories including the Debtors Gaol now inhabited by Wetherspoons. Many members will be touring with a guide book in hand, exploring the very large area which Winchester now covers, armed with details provided by Andrew.
Sarah O'Donoghue gave our vote of thanks. Andrew reciprocated by judging the Easter Bonnet competition and enjoying a cup of tea.
The business followed. March has been a very busy month. Early on three members visited Denman College for an Associated Country Women of the World day. This year the Triennial Conference will be held in Warwick and WI member, Janice Williams will be attending.
Our next outing was to the Olympic Pool now called The London Aquatics Centre. We were unable to swim in the 50 metre pool as BBC Sport Relief was setting up for the evening television relay. We had to make do with the 25 metre training pool. Eight ladies found it a very thrilling experience to actually swim in this world famous complex.
The HCFWI Spring Council Meeting was held in The Guildhall, Portsmouth and eight Alton WI members attended. The guest speakers were Mandy Hickson and Lucy Worsley. Mandy Hickson spoke of her experiences as a former Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 pilot. What a lady! Lucy Worsley took us through the gruesome history of murder.
All this activity was in addition to the usual programme, including Book Club, Craft and Patchwork, Scrabble, Darts, Walking, Lunch and Coffee, etc. We look forward to an equally active May.

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