Question Time in Codford

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NEARLY 100 guests attended Question Time in the Woolstore Theatre at Codford last Friday night to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Salisbury Recorded Music Society

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALTHOUGH the first two programmes this season have concentrated on more modern composers, Peter Curbishley took us back, this week, to the 18th century with an erudite presentation cryptically named Mozart and his Paper.

New Sarum DFAS

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

NEIL McGregor’s very successful book The History of the World in 100 Objects, could very well be companioned by A History of the World in 100 Battles.

Dinton WI

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EIGHTEEN members attended the October meeting held in the village hall.

Fovant WI

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMBERS came up smelling of roses when their guest speaker was Janet Kirkum from the Body Shop.

Salisbury Bonsai Society

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Salisbury Bonsai Society must apologise to members for the change of speakers, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Woodford Valley Table Tennis Club

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AFTER a break of many years, the Woodford Valley is once again playing in Salisbury's Table Tennis League.

Wiltshire Family History Society

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TAP on the shoulder from someone who’d overheard a family conversation on a holiday flight and an internet search for a common ancestor are among ways members of Salisbury branch of Wiltshire Family History Society have discovered previously unknown relatives.

Dinton Historical Society

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 60 members and visitors attended Dinton Historical Society’s final lecture of the year.

Alderbury WI

Salisbury Journal:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PRESIDENT Ann Sammons welcomed members and thanked everyone for their help at the jumble sale.

The Inner Wheel of Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

VALERIE Ekins, last year’s president of The Inner Wheel of Salisbury and Shirley Henderson, current president, presented a cheque for £800 to Jemma Brown of Wiltshire Air Ambulance at this month’s meeting.

Sarum U3A

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

OUR October meeting marked the return of David Fletcher, a long-time member of the British Antarctic Survey.

Salisbury Recorded Music Society

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

ALAN Forshaw presented an interesting programme of film music.

Salisbury French Circle

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AFTER our summer break, the circle returned to hear an interesting and animated talk by the Alliance Française speaker Chantal Witchalls, on the complicated and tortuous life of Eléanor d‘Aquitaine.

Sarum Bridge Club

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

OUR Sims Event was won by T Moore and M Brand N/S and S Cowell and C Ashton E/W.

Amesbury Evening WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

VICE-president Anne Rasey opened this month’s meeting. After singing Jerusalem members went straight into the presentation by guest speaker, Peter Knight, who gave a PowerPoint presentation about The Cerne Giant, White Horses and the stars.

Redlynch Local History Society

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

GEORGINA Babey gave a talk entitled Alice in her Wonderland.

Redlynch and District WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

OUR October meeting took a slightly different form from usual.

New Sarum WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

OUR meeting began with Irene welcoming members to the meeting and introducing our new president Maggie Woolford, who had agreed to take on the role after Doreen Gordon, our president since April, had moved home and now lives in Cornwall.

Salisbury Recorded Music Society

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE new season started last week with a presentation by Michael Salmon, who asked: 'Is this another renaissance in British music?' British music seems to have gone through several waves, he said, with composers like Purcell and Arne in the 17th century followed by something of a lull until the first half of the last century when composers such as Elgar, Walton, Delius and Vaughan Williams began to make waves.

Salisbury Embroiderers’ Guild

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Salisbury Embroiderers’ Guild had two excellent and very different meetings in September.

Winterslow and Firsdown WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

President Pat Cudby welcomed members and a birthday posy was presented to Marion Rosselli.

Salisbury and District U3A

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

TRICIA Carr, a U3A member, led her audience at the October meeting through an architectural tour-de-force of two city states in northern Italy.

Durrington WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

OUR president Marion Wardell opened the meeting and, after welcoming several guests, she introduced us to Clare McNaughton, who spoke to us about her life as A Modern Military Mother.

Whiteparish Breakaway Club

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

MEMBERS gathered to hear a fascinating talk by Peter Jones about his wanderings through Central Asia.

Sarum Concern for Israel and Palestine

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

BERNARD Regan, of Action 4 Palestinian Children, came to talk to Sarum Concern for Israel and Palestine (SCIP).

Salisbury Xanten Twinning Association

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Salisbury Xanten Twinning Association (SXTA) welcomed 50 visitors from the German city of Xanten.

Downton Evening WI

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

MEMBERS and visitors were welcomed to the September meeting of Downton Evening WI by president Edna Pike.

Sarum Morris

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Sarum Morris AGM was held at Salisbury Rugby Club.

Whiteparish Parish Council

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

ongratulations are in order with the news that Whiteparish has come second in its category in the county round of this year’s Best Kept Village Competition, which was sponsored by Hills.

Bemerton Townswomen’s Guild

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

HAVING enjoyed a summer with the sort of weather one usually hopes for but often doesn’t get, Bemerton TG gathered in September for the busy period leading up to Christmas.

Redlynch Local History Society

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE society’s annual exhibition was held at Morgans Vale and Woodfalls Village Hall.

English Speaking Union

Salisbury Journal:

11:55am Thursday 2nd October 2014

JANE Easton, the new director general of the English Speaking Union (appointed in March 2014) visited the Salisbury and south Wiltshire branch of the ESU.

St Francis Community Flower and Produce Show

Salisbury Journal:

11:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHEN the committee members were planning the 66th show during the bad weather which struck the country at the beginning of the year, there was concern about how conditions would affect growth of produce in gardens and allotments.

Wiltshire Family History Society

Salisbury Journal:

11:52am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE search for ancestors usually begins at the end and works backwards, but members of Salisbury branch of Wiltshire Family History Society have been reminded just how much information from the past 100 years is readily available.

Amesbury Evening WI

Salisbury Journal:

11:51am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Members met for the monthly meeting in Antrobus House and were welcomed by the president.

Salisbury Bonsai Society

Salisbury Journal:

11:51am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AT the last meeting of the Salisbury Bonsai Society it was drills at the ready.

Salisbury Recorded Music Society

Salisbury Journal:

11:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE new season started on Monday, September 22 and will concentrate on English music.

Sarum U3A

Salisbury Journal:

11:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AT the Monthly Meeting of Sarum U3A our speaker was Lynda Thompson, clearly an intrepid traveller to wild places.

Dinton Historical Society

Salisbury Journal:

11:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Around 45 members, visitors and friends heard David Dawson’s lecture.

Broad Chalke WI

Salisbury Journal:

11:48am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THIS was a very lively meeting as it was the first time members had met in two months.

NADFAS learns about heroine

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

The Wessex branch of the The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) recently enjoyed a lecture by Tom Beaumont James exploring the enigma surrounding Mary Seacole.

Alderbury WI

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

WE rang the changes at our August meeting and enjoyed an evening meal together at the village hall.

Salisbury Chess Club

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

AT the recent AGM of the club the principal officers – chairman Mike Pope, secretary Jim Barnett, treasurer Kevin Huntley and match captain Steve Piper – were returned un-opposed.

The Lions Club of Salisbury

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Lions Club of Salisbury is part of Lions Clubs International, an organisation that has become one of the world’s most respected charitable organisations.

Salisbury Saintes Twinning Association

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

IT has been a busy year for the association, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015.

Odstock, Nunton and Bodenham WI

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

The first meeting of the new programme was held on Monday, September 8.

Fovant WI

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

For the first meeting after the summer break, Fovant WI was joined by WI advisor Christine Walker who had attended the W.I national AGM at Leeds on June 7.

Sarum DFAS

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

DR Laura de Baden gave a talk on Italian gardens to Sarum Decorative and Fine Arts Society on Tuesday, September 9. Starting with Emperor Hadrian’s Roman garden, she showed examples chronologically through to the present day and explained the philosophies which influenced their design. She explained how some Italian gardens were built vertically to cope with mountainous terrain. Terracing, steps, landings, retaining walls and grottos all stemmed from this need.

Redlynch and District WI

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

In August members enjoyed the summer outing. They travelled by luxury coach to Ocean Village, Southampton where they boarded a boat for a cruise along Southampton Water and up the river Hamble, tucking into a fish and chips lunch en route.






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