By Pam Marsden
SOME may think that Stokes Bay WI is a happy mix of monthly meetings with interesting speakers and yes, it is that, but it’s so much more!
As President of Stokes Bay WI Angela MacCallum said: “There are many associated clubs and interest groups that meet regularly for our members. These include patchwork, quilting, knitting, big band, a lunch club, jigsaw, cinema club, strollers, songbirds and others.”
One of those groups is called ‘the T-Walkers’ (so called because they walk on either a Tuesday or Thursday) whose walk this month was 6.5 miles around the beautiful little Hampshire villages of Cheriton and Tichborne nestled in the South Downs National Park and the source of the River Itchen.
Historically Cheriton was close to the site of a very important Civil War battle in 1644 but more recently it is now known for its award winning micro-brewery at The Flowerpots where they ended up for lunch.
Yet again the T-Walkers were lucky with the weather and they were treated to an array of wildlife with deer, kites, rabbit and trout in the River Itchen. It was a lovely day out but it was also very muddy.
Stokes Bay WI meets on the third Tuesday of the month in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, from 10am to 12 noon. With a motto of ‘Inspiring Friendship and Fun’ it promises a fascinating programme throughout the year with fundraising, companionship, outings and the interest groups mentioned.
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PICTURED: The Stokes Bay WI ‘T-Walkers’ having a well-earned break during their travels this month