The November Meeting (13th at 2pm)


The talk scheduled for November, as listed on the Membership card, has been postponed. Instead, Chris Matcham, who previously spoke to us about Hedgehogs, will give a talk about the Otters of Hampshire.

(All the statements in the Forum and the What’s On have not updated their schedules, so their published information is wrong)


Our Programme for 2015

The Phair Hall and Community Centre
The Phair Hall and Community Centre

The Giles Group – for those with disabilities, and their Carers – meets in the Alresford Community Centre (the Phair Hall) for a talk or presentation from a visiting speaker, on the second Monday of each month, from 2.00-3.45 pm. After the presentation, tea is served, and a general discussion starts.

Please come and join in! Visitors are welcome for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

The monthly talks for 2015 are as follows:

February 9:        Our AGM, plus “Aids for help at home”

March 9:              ‘Canine Partners’

April 13:                English Canals and Narrowboats, by Roger Bricknell

May 11:                  How to make an easy hanging basket

May 21:                   Rotary Thursday Evening Outing

June 8:                     The annual garden party! (Not in the Phair Hall)

June 16:                  Pigs Tuesday Evening Outing

July 13:                  Hampshire Lavender, by Richard Norris of the Long Barn

July 14:                    Pigs Tuesday Evening Outing

August 10:            Winchester Points of Interest, by Carol Watson

September 14:    The Mary Rose Trust in Portsmouth, by Trevor Sapey

October 12:          What can a Chiropractor do? By David Groeger

November 9:       Schooling in Kenya, by Aiden Simons

December 14:     The Christmas Party and Quiz

Jan 11 2016:        3D Origami Paper Sculptures, by Pauline Cherrett

Programme for 2014

The Giles Group meetings and talks from a guest presenter will take place on the second Monday of each month, 2.00-3.45 pm, in the Alresford Community Centre.

Please come and join in! Visitors are welcome for a cup of tea/coffee and a chatas well.

The Monthly talks for 2014, our 20th year, are as follows:

February 10:  AGM and Quiz

March 10: Disability Aids

April 14: Barbara Hudson – Flower Arranging

May 12: E.M.Phillips – An Author in Alresford

June: We are away for our 20th Anniversary garden party!

July 14: Cedar Vet Surgery – On being a vet in Alresford

August 11: Peter Holmes – A Life in the Diplomatic Service

September 8: Chris Matcham – Hedgehogs!

October 13: Audrey Chalk – Simple Cooking (for one)

November 10: Penny Claisse – The Alresford Museum update

December 8: The Christmas Party and Quiz

January 2015: Peter Harwood – 40 years of the Alresford Pigs!