We are a friendly group of mainly, but not solely, women who are interested in developing our skills in making textiles through the use of natural fibres and the traditional skills of spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting. We can lend equipment and you will find that there is always someone willing to show you how it works and to help sort out problems. Visitors and long term members are always welcome.
We meet every Wednesday (Except August) Weavers 09.00am — 04.00 pm in room 2. Spinners 09.00 — 12.00 noon in the Hilary Christy Room
Contact Linda Window 01725 514468 or Beryl Polak 01425 472613.
A small group of painters who meet term by term to enjoy painting and learning from each other with friendly criticism. Because we meet on the top floor of Greyfriars, limited space means we have to restrict our membership numbers, but occasionally vacancies do occur.
Meet: Friday 9:00am to 12:00noon in Room 2.
Contact Malcolm Hunt (01425 474 128) for further details.
A small group of friends who get together on Mondays between September and the end of July for fellowship and painiting.
Meet: Monday 9:15am to 1:00pm. in room 2
Contact Jean Dearmer (01425 480 118) for more details.
We are a group of friends who come together each week for a relaxed afternoon of painting, tea and chat.
We meet Friday 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Hilary Christy Room.
We are always happy to make new friends.
Contact Barbara Judge (01425 480086) for more details.
Chairman: Alistair Stokes (01425 474263)
Secretary: Kate Henderson (01425 476568)
A social club for the visually impaired is run twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday, meeting in the Activities Centre. Entertainment is varied and occasional outings are arranged. A craft class is run by Brockenhurst College each week.
A home visiting service is available offering appropriate advice and services to the visually impaired housebound.
Over eighty guests enjoyed a free strawberry tea at Greyfriars recently. In a new venture aimed at bridging the generation gap, Ringwood & District Community Association invited Ringwood residents who use the Minibus and members of Ringwood & Fordingbridge Club for the Blind to an afternoon party. Fourteen students from Ringwood School Year 10 served sandwiches and homemade cakes provided by Greyfriars Special Events Committee, followed by strawberries and cream given by the Blind Club. The guests were then entertained by school leaver Matthew Ng, playing classical piano music, and Greyfriars Pre-School children singing.
The ‘Intergenerational Tea’ was arranged by Greyfriars Committee as a new initiative to qualify for Partnership Funding from Hampshire County Council. Mrs Gillian Habbin, President of Greyfriars, told Rebecca Baumber from H.C.C. that they hoped this would become an annual event. Judging from the enthusiastic response from the older generation, this now looks very likely. Jean Ayling from Ashley Heath said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my tea. I appreciate being brought into Ringwood by mini-bus. For many of us it’s the only time we get out of our houses.”
The club caters for the older people of Ringwood who may be less able, housebound, or just in need of social companionship.
It meets in the Activities Centre on first and third Thursdays from 2.30 – 4.30 pm for a friendly chat, entertainment and tea. Transport is available.
Contact Mrs. Poppy Garvey (01425 477740).
A Club for anyone who enjoys or is interested in any aspect of travel whether actively or passively. Illustrated talks by speakers on countries far and near. An opportunity to meet and exchange holiday experiences and ideas with other members. Meetings at Greyfriars on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.
Details: Ann Cole (01425 478764).
Contact:- Margaret Bulley 01425 654763
Meet:- Tuesday 7.00pm – 9.30pm in the Ann Rose hall.
Our teacher, Mary works very hard to prepare varied, enjoyable programmes of dances to suit everyone. The first half hour of the evening is focused on beginners and inexperienced dancers but all are welcome. We also enjoy attending dances held by other clubs in the area. Visitors welcome: £3.00
Contact:- Secretary Jo Knott 01425 478214 email@example.com
Meet:- 2nd Tuesday each month (September – July) 7.30pm in the Hilary Christy Room
The club prides itself on giving a warm welcome to both established stamp collectors and those new to this fascinating hobby/ Members enjoy a rounded programme of displays by visiting speakers (recent exhibits have included the Isle of White, Australia, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, the Pacific, Banking, Goats, Pigs and Australian Air Mails).
There are Members’ own evenings with mini displays, competitions and “bring and Buy”. The club holds its own Stamp & Postcard Fair in the summer as well as a barbecue for members and partners. At Christmas we have a humorous talk accompanied by sherry and mince pies.
Contact:- Daphne Lodge 01980 610659
Meet:- 1st & 3rd. Monday each month 11.15 – 1.15pm (September – July_ in Greyfriars Hall.
The aim of our Club is to give members the opportunity to: *Share the knowledge of new and existing knitting techniques. *Help other to gain knowledge of their machines. *Demonstrate techniques /ideas. *Invite speakers to some of our meetings. *Enjoy a social meeting with friends. *Promote machine knitting and welcome anyone who would like to join us whether they be new to the craft or wishing to start once again using the long neglected machines.