Lymington Directory Oct/Nov 19


The WI is here to inspire you

We are about inspiring women through experiences, knowledge and skills.

These are passed down through generations and updated every day.

The WI is everything you want it to be

Whatever your reason for joining, we offer all kinds of opportunities to all

kinds of women. For some it’s a chance to meet people and catch up with

friends. For others it’s a way to learn new skills and campaign on issues that affect the wider


The WI is what you make of it

WIs come in all shapes and sizes and our members can be involved in the way that suits them.

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage

women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

Since then our aims have broadened and we are now the largest voluntary women's

organisation in the UK. We celebrated our centenary in 2015 and currently have almost 220,000

members in approximately 6,300 WIs. We play a unique role in providing women with

educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of

activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The WI is the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the UK and as such, we are regularly

asked for our opinions, thoughts and ideas on a huge range of different topics. The size of the

organisation and the respect given to members as a result of their engagement in local, regional

and national issues, as well as their skills and expertise in a huge range of topics.

Lymington WI meetings are held at the Lymington Centre on the second Wednesday morning of

the month at 9.30 am. Visitors are very welcome.

Please see page 47 for contact details .


Ladies International Organisation.

Monthly dinner meetings, followed by a

Speaker, on 4th Monday of each month at

the Lymington Centre. 7.15pm for 7.30pm or

contact Alison Smith on 01590 380327

Parkinson’s UK New Forest

01590 672951

Meet at Boldre War Memorial Hall in Pilley

3rd Thurs of each month 2pm - 4.30pm

(except December)

Gentle Chair Based Exercise

For Parkinson’s sufferers Tuesday 10.30am

Contact Roni: 01590 688 887

Health For more Walks, information: Lymington

Do join us for a free, led, group walk lasting

60-90 minutes (approximately 3 miles).

Our walks are designed to encourage wellbeing, whilst

enjoying the company of others.

This group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each

month, departing at 10am from Bath Road Car Park,


For more information:

Or just turn up on the day

McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre,

7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most welcome.

Contact 01425 613684

or visit:

The Swanage railway talk by The friendes of the

Lymington - Brockenhurst line on Nov 11th , the

talk will be given by a member of the Swanage.

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