Hampton Carnival 10th June 12pm-4pm

We are less that a week away from this years Hampton Carnival. Here is a reminder of what we are doing and what help is needed.

Cake Stall – On the field at Nursery Square.

We will be selling our usual home bakes, chutneys and jams. Please bring your goodies to the field area on Saturday morning.  If you can stay and help decorate the stall that would be even better as we have a trophy to defend.   If you can help with selling in the afternoon, please let Kit know so that we can put you on to the rota.


Picnic area/tea and cake stall – Nursery Square

This year there will be a designated picnic area in Nursery Square and the Combined Hampton WIs are providing the tea, coffee and cakes.  It’s a huge task for us and the committee have been busy planning and arranging all the equipment and supplies.  We still need your help on the day.  In the morning to set it up and in the afternoon to serve. Its not too late to put your name on the rota, just give Kit a call or send her an email or text.


old bootBoot Planters
This competition is for the Hampton WI  members only.  We will use the planted footwear to decorate our stall; did I mention we have a trophy to defend.  Members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite.  Bring your entries to the stall on the green no later than 11:30am on Saturday.  If you would like  your planter back please come and collect it at 4pm when the event finishes.
bear cakesCake Decorating
We have been asked to run and judge a public cake decorating competition, open to all ages.  The theme is ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ entrants are asked to submit a set of three decorated individual cakes eg fairy cakes/cup cake. Full details on how to enter and all  the rules can be found in the post at the top of this page. Dont forget to spread the word as this is a public competition and it will be great to have lots of entries.


Now for the fun things

Sorry to send two blog posts in one evening but I wanted to keep the formal Annual meeting details separate  from the more fun and interesting news and events

IMPORTANT CORRECTION – The date of the light up Hampton Christmas event has been published incorrectly in a number of places (including this site)   This year’s Hampton Christmas Celebration will be held on Sunday 4th December 2016.

Please bring your nonperishable donations for the stall or jar tombola to our November WI meeting.  Here is a link for some ideas http://www.mylittlepartyplanner.com/tombola-jars

Knit and Stitch Club – Will take place on Wednesday 2nd November from 7:30pm, this months host is Liz Neilson (75 Wensleydale Road, Hampton).  Take along your own knitting, stitching or craft project.  Or help make green bunting for Christmas.

quiz_nightFinal reminder for the White House Quiz Night on Friday 4th November.
Doors open at 7:00pm for a  7:30 start.

Refreshments are available from the bar, so bring some cash and leave the car at home.

We have booked 2 teams (up to six players per team), you will need to pay your  £6 entry fee when you arrive.  If you put your name on the list but can no longer take part please can you contact Lesley.

Beading Workshop-Making a Christmas Angel

angelAfter the formality of the annual meeting, we welcome; Sue O’Riordan of Hampton Beaders. Sue will demonstrate and teach us to make a Christmas Angel from beads.

If you have free standing desktop magnifying glass please bring it along as the beads are very small.  There will be a small additional charge of £3 for visitors, in addition to the usual £2 visitor charge.



Newsletter and dates for the diary

A few dates for you all to remember and a copy of last months Newsletter

Whitehouse Quiz Friday 4th November at 7:30pm

Lesley has quiz_nightbooked 2 teams as we have 12 members wanting to quiz. The cost is £6/head. There will be drinks available  from the licensed bar & I believe also a raffle. Don’t forget this is a fund raising event for the Whitehouse.

If you can’t come please can you let Lesley know (email call or text on 07586325834) so we have a chance of finding somebody else to take your place.

Remembrance Day-Wreath laying ceremony  November 13th.
Each year the WI take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony, if you are able to represent the Hampton WI this year please speak to one of the committee
The Parade will assemble at midday in front of the Methodist Church, Percy Road, Hampton, ready to march off precisely at 12.15pm for the annual wreath-laying ceremony at 12.30pm in front of the Hampton War Memorial Cottages in Oldfield Road, opposite Gander Green.

Light up Hampton Sunday November  27th 

jarsIn addition to our usual cakes and bakes we are planning a Jam Jar tombola so please bring your filled and decorated  Jam Jars and any spare jars you may have to the next meeting or drop them off to Kits door step box.  There are plenty of ideas of how to fill your jars on-line we don’t want them all full of sweets.


October Newsletter – Click the image to download