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

Newsletter Logo

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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Tuesday Meeting – The Work Of Teddington Lifeboats

lifeboatHope everyone can make it along to our meeting on Tuesday when we welcome John Tough from the RNLI to give us a talk on the interesting, rewarding and essential work of our local lifeboat station.


This months Star Baker is Pauline Eagle

The following New Events have been posted on the events page, please take a look by clicking onto the events tab in the menu bar above

– Craft Dabble Days
– WI London Cruise

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Web Wrap

In order to keep you informed I am going to be sending a wrap up email (approx fortnightly) to highlight the new additions to the website. You will be able to go to to find the full details of the events listed.

the diary


If you have an event that you think will interest our members please let me know so that we can publicise it.




Information on the following events can now be found on the EVENTS page

Tickets for the screening of the Centenary AGM at Feltham Cine World

Chocolate Easter Egg Workshop – Sat March 21st in Stanwell

Middlesex Craft Event – Create a Fabric Book Cover – 11th April

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Pom Pom Posy

Pink Pom Poms

Kit just sent me this lovely picture of the pom pom flower posy that will we be making on Tuesday.

Don’t forget your buttons

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Pom Poms With Kit

This Tuesday we are going Pom Pom crazy, we have plenty of wool but some extra pairs of scissors would be useful, you will also need a button to complete your project.

Pom Pom Images

A big thank you to our two collection volunteers
Jane Cook – Bras
Chrissie Cemm foreign coins.
Please bring your donations.

If you prefer your tea or coffee in a cup or mug  then please do bring along your own

This weeks star baker is Janice Kemm

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