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Sleuths needed

Some of you will know we have been asked to track down the Northbrook School War Memorial which commemorates the 57 old boys of the school that lost their lives in the First World War.  Northbrook was the original school on the Trinity School site where we meet, and there is a picture of the original Northbrook School and the war memorial below.

We’d love your support to tackle this challenge, and any help you can give would be very much appreciated.

  • Does anyone have suggestions on how to track it down?
  • Do you remember it or know anyone who might?
  • Do you know when it was last seen?
  • Do you have an interest in local history research, or know someone who does?

Anyone that has ever fancied being Miss Marple/Jane Tennison/Sarah Lund, now is your chance.  Please bring your ideas along to the next meeting.

February Meeting – Pilates with Liz Murphy and St David’s Day Quiz

We went a bit ‘off piste’ for February as our planned guest speaker, Sarah Corbett, was unfortunately taken ill and cancelled just 90 minutes before the meeting. Fortunately, we were able to persuade pilates instructor, Liz Murphy, to step in with a taster session of standing pilates. Thanks so much Liz, you saved our bacon!… Continue reading

5k your way – move against cancer!

Back in April 2017, Freya Rodger came to tell us about her Freyathlon project where she had a go at all 41 Olympic sports open to women at Rio2016. She swims, cycles, runs and is herself in remission from cancer.  More recently she has become Ambassador for @cancer5kYourWay. And below she gives details of her latest venture… Continue reading

Visit to Garden Museum on Friday 12th April

Visit to Garden Museum on Friday 12th April at 11am. Next to Lambeth Palace, on Lambeth Palace Road.  10 mins walk from Waterloo, Victoria. As a group, we will have an introductory talk to kick off our visit. Prices: Adult £8, Senior £6.80, Art Fund Member £5. Lots more info at Caroline will take bookings… Continue reading

2 Temple Place

Many thanks again to Kay for organising our trip to 2 Temple Place, a late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment. It truly lived up to its reputation as one of London’s extraordinary architectural gems. Continue reading

January Meeting – Banner Reveal!

Also at our January meeting, Donna and other members of the banner sub-committee revealed the banner they have been working on since last March. We all agreed that it was was worth the wait and the finished product was indeed splendid! We hope to process with our banner proudly aloft soon. Watch out world –… Continue reading

January meeting – Ukulele with Maxine Haffner

We all very much enjoyed last Thursday’s meeting when Maxine Haffner, ably assisted by her daughter Oleta, introduced us to the ukulele. We have since heard from Maxine who has said how much she and Oleta enjoyed working with us too – ‘Such a musically talented group of women!’ she said. Some of the members asked about her YouTube… Continue reading

The Great Banner Reveal!

We are very pleased (and not a little excited!) to announce that at this month’s (January) meeting the Banner Sub-committee will be unveiling the result of all their hard work over the past year. Along with you, most of the WI Committee have been kept in the dark about what the banner looks like (they’re a… Continue reading

Happy New Year to all our members!

We had a fantastic year in 2018! We organised trips to amongst others, The Courtauld Gallery, Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Painted Hall. Community events included Manor House Gardens Festival and Lee Green Open Studios. Speakers covered subjects from writing plays, being on Great British Bake Off and how to improve confidence. We tried Morris Dancing,… Continue reading