Royal Hospital Chelsea Trip – July 2018

It looks like Caroline just made a new friend! Around thirty of us braved the heatwave to be shown around around the Royal Hospital Chelsea by a real Chelsea Pensioner called Brian. We learned about the history of the Wren designed hospital and who is eligible to retire there – aged over 65, unencumbered by spouse and having had 12 years service in the army. Only recently were women also allowed to become residents. We were shown the magnificent Great Hall and the stately Chapel, where we were invited to sing ‘Jerusalem’.

We are taking a break until September when our subject will be Capoeria. Check out the website for more info about other meetings and events. We would like to wish all our members a lovely summer!

July Meeting

Our speaker for July was Andy Cole, Confidence Expert. Through some interactive exercises, we were given an insight into how to find out who we are and where we want to be in our lives – and what’s stopping us from getting there. We all agreed it was an interesting and thought provoking subject. We… Continue reading

June Meeting

For our June meeting,  paramedic John Donaghy came to speak to us about his career in the ambulance service and pass on some essential life saving skills for us all to learn. He gave us an interesting personal biography of how he how he started his career up to present day, where he’s doing a PhD in… Continue reading

Bat Walk – Tuesday 3rd July

Don’t forget the Bat Walk on Tuesday, conveniently scheduled for after the football. We are meeting from 9.15pm for a 9.30pm start, outside Manor House Gardens at the Taunton Road gate. The walk is being led by Dr Iain Boulton and will last about 45 minutes. Please bring a torch to light your way out… Continue reading

Thank you!

A massive & heartfelt thank you to everyone who made our stall at Manor House Gardens Festival yesterday such a huge success. We are very grateful to everyone – long standing members, new members, absent members who sent donations, non-members and even non-ladies! – who: – arrived in the morning to help set up the… Continue reading

Trip to Courtauld Gallery – May 2018

On Saturday May 12, a group of 27 Lee Green WI members enjoyed a trip to The Courtauld Gallery in London’s Somerset House. We were joined by tour guide Hilary Gaster (who we met at the Dulwich trip in January) who gave us a tour of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist galleries, including this painting by… Continue reading