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Click the link and then click the like button to keep in touch

Click here for the Facebook page

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Rumpy Pumpy

Keen eyed Lesley spotted this advertised in the WI Life.  We didn’t really know what to except from a musical based on the WI campaign for better rights for ‘working girls’. performed at a theatre above a pub in Clapham

Rumpy Pumpy

But it turned out to be a hoot and at the end of the show we even met the writer, Barbara Jane Mackie.

It’s on for a couple more  nights if you’d like to see for yourself



Us with Barbara Jane (next to Jacqui) and next to her another WI lady from Hampshire


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Tuesday Meeting Reminder

silk_paintingWe look forward to our meeting on Tuesday when we will be learning the art of silk painting with Sylvie form the Artbox based at the community centre in Whitton.

All the materials will be provided but if anyone has an embriodery hoop it would be great if you could bring it along

Just for fun and and an egg-citing prize please bring along your entry for the
Easter Bonnet competition

Our Star Baker for the week is Pam Watkins – Thank You Pam

walking boots

Sunday 10th May – Walking Group

Finally – A number of people showed an interest in a Walking Group.  If anyone would like to take part in our first walk for a couple of years I have planned one around Chobham Common on Sunday 10th May

Let me know if you are interested -Jacqui

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Dont forget your Easter Bonnet

I fixed the link that didn’t work on the previous post

Members Survey


There is still time to take part in our members survey just click on the clip board to take park.

Here are just a few of the comments made so far.

– I am a relatively new member and enjoy the evenings when I do get along.
– London Walks – quite reasonably priced and interesting!
– I think the Hampton group is very enjoyable. Thanks to the lovely ladies who organise
– Name badges are brilliant idea and introduction of any activities which encourage mixing/ circulating of groups of members
– The organisers a doing a good job – thank you
– Love the social side and the craft items ladies make

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Easter Bonnet – Don’t forget to get creative and wear your Easter bonnet with pride to the next meeting, Kit promises us an egg-citing prize for the best hat

Tatters Staines – Closing Down Sale
I sadly noticed on Saturday that he lovely Tatters fabric shop is closing down but they do have some good deals on fabric so get there quickly before you miss out.

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Monthly Wrap – Please take our survey

Hello Members

We would really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete this simple survey about our WI group. Just click the clip board below


There is more information on the following items on the events page now.

– Perivale Nature Reserve April Open Day
– 10% Discount on Te Deum at The Royal Albert Hall
– An evening at the Landmark Centre with former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion
– Flower arranging workshops

NEXT MEETING – 14th April

Silk Painting with local artist and teacher Sylvie, all materials will be provided but it you have a small embroider hoop then please bring it along


PLUS – Easter Bonner Parade – Come dressed for Easter in your bonnet, there is a prize for the best

Don’t forget your tea cupKnit and Natter

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April Middlesex News Letter

Please click the link to read the Middlesex Newsletter for April

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April 15 MXN r5 for email

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Reminder – Wednesday Night is Craft Night

Knitting, Stitching, Chatting at Kit’s on Wednesday

Knit and Natter

18th March, from 19:30.

1 Gresham Road, Hampton.

Come along and learn to crochet bunting, plan you Easter bonnet or simply carry on with your current project.
Anyone got a knitting pattern for an Easter chick? Easter bunny
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Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Here is the recipe for the lovely cake that Pauline made this week

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Use: 20 x 8cm (8 x 3in) loaf tin
Makes: 10 large, very rich slices

125g  (4½oz)   unsalted butter
75g  3oz)   golden syrup
200g  (7oz)   dark chocolate, minimum 60% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
1   egg
50g   (2oz)   digestive biscuits
50g  (2oz)   whole walnuts
50g  (2oz)   sultanas
50g  (2oz)   glace cherries, reserving a few for decoration

Chocolate buscuit cake

Line the loaf tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and set aside.

Melt the butter and syrup together in a small saucepan over a gentle heat until they begin to boil.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water then mix thoroughly with the butter and golden syrup.

Pasteurise the egg by beating it slowly and continuously into the hot chocolate mixture.

Break up the biscuits into large chunks; remember- they will be broken further when mixed so dont-make them too small.

Add the walnuts, sultanas and most of the cherries.

Pour the chocolate mixture on to the dry ingredients   and mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon

Press the mixture into the tin and decorate with reserved glace cherries. Leave to set in the fridge for about 4 hours. Remove from the fridge paper and cut into slices or cubes. Serve chilled

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Middlesex and Hampton – Newsletter – March

Links below are to copies of the Hampton Newsletter handed out on Tuesday and the Middlesex area newsletter for March

Hampton WI newsletter March

March 15 MXN email version

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party and River Trip ballots

Centenary Events

There are 2  centenary events coming up and each WI had been allocated one ticket for a lucky member to attend.

We will run a ballot on Tuesday evening to establish the lucky winners.


Special WI Royal Garden Party, in the presence of
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Tuesday 2 June 2015 

The event will start at approximately 3pm and finish at approximately 5pm. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for paying for their own ticket and travel Estimated ticket cost is £35 (to be confirmed by the Palace)


Centenary Baton Handover to Surrey

Monday 18th May 2015 

A Mississippi style River Boat Steamer has been booked from Walton Bridge for a river cruise along the Thames between Middlesex and Surrey. This is a joint event with Surrey Federation with both Federations having 75 places.

Time 1.30 at Walton Bridge Pier and will return at 6pm.
Cost will be £22.00 and will include Afternoon high tea.


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