- 12th December - 7:00pm : Christmas Party - Bring a Friend.
- 16th January - 8:00pm : The Anouka Chronicles - A Contemporary Narnia. By Philippa Joyner.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Safari Market

Many people visited Hollingbourne for the Annual Safari Market organised by the Women’s Institute and the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust.

 Janice Butler looking after the knit and natter stall. All the items were made by W.I. members.

Other stalls in the Cardwell Recreation Field.

Mary Henderson and friend on their second shift in the Cardwell Pavilion kitchen. Many bacon and sausage rolls were made and sold.

Janice Butler (Right centre) standing with the Meadows Trust Car Park Team. From left to right, Sam Shaw, Ben Williams and Simon.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Royal Hospital Chelsea Visit

On the 15th of September the Hollingbourne W.I. along with the Royal British Legion visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

It was an interesting visit with so much history, and a lovely environment for the retired gentlemen. Surprisingly there were three ladies in residence as well!

 Aerial view

Our Guide Dave

 Three views of Courtyards

 The Great Hall - the dining hall 

The Chapel completed by Christopher Wren in 1687

Towers of remembrance - The Chelsea Pensioners have unveiled their very own ceramic poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

"Pensioner on a Bench" purely for tourists! 

As demonstrated my Christine!!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Trout Farm Visit (Harrietsham)

On Friday the 18th of August we visited The Parkwood Trout farm in Harrietsham, where we enjoyed a picnic, before being treated to an interesting tour by the owner. The Trout Farm is run by a Mother and Son team.

Jane Deaves and Mary Henderson trying out the swing near the picnic area.

Before the guided tour we all decided to take lunch (self-provided picnic) by the lake. Tea was kindly provided by the owner.

The guided tour begins...

Feeding time! The owner threw in some food for the fish which gave the impression the water was boiling 

I wonder who's feeding the ducks?

Ah, it's Penny and Mary...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Games afternoon at the pavilion

Playing French Boules in the gravel court next to the Cardwell Pavilion.

Joy and Edna play Jenga, whilst Jane watches on.

Janice and Joyce playing 'Four-In-A-Row' whilst Jenny watches on.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Beetle Drive

W.I. Members spent an enjoyable evening sampling delicious food taken from our "90 Cook Book", which was put together to celebrate our 90th anniversary last year by Margaret Weaver and Lesley Long. The evening ended with a hilarious Beetle Drive!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Make Up for the Forever 40's

We had an interesting evening with Helen Tobias who used Sadie as her model.
She showed us how “less can be more”...

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hollingbourne W.I. At The Fete, & “The Hook A Duck Stall”

Sandra Robinson at her machine making the Minnie Mouse skirts.

Val Williams, Mary Henderson and Janice Butler decorating the 
Hook a Duck Stall.

Some customers… Lesley Long and Gill Lever (Both dressed as 
Minnie Mouse) organising the children hooking the ducks.