2018 Meetings

Welcome all to the WI notice for monthly meetings 2018.  Here I am on the Saturday before Christmas – devoted to the end, or just running late.  One family member is in the kitchen wrapping presents and the rest are meandering round Bath looking for that elusive gift or that early sale bargain.  Yet, devoted to the end, I feel I’ve shirked from my postings for too long, so with great trepidation, here it is, a starter for 10 or perhaps 12…..

January 2018 –  Charlie -The Deputy Head of Strategic Unmanned Air Systems

MQ-1 Predator

Our first talk for 2018 is cutting edge stuff!  Charlie is talking to us about drones and the role she plays.  She recommends watching Eye in the Sky starring Helen Mirren before our meeting, but if you don’t manage it, don’t worry.  If you have an Amazon Prime membership you can download it and watch if for free, or sweet talk a friend or family member to let you use theirs!  Mind you, the Bath Library may well have it – though don’t all rush or keep it longer than a day as their may be a long request list!

February  2018 – Sally Helvey – Trustee, Cleveland Pools Trust


We’re lucky to have Sally coming to speak about the Cleveland Pools.  She will be talking about the history of the pool and the plans for it’s restoration and how they have, and still are fundraising for such a worthwhile project.

March 2018 – Duncan – Fine Dining over the Centuries
silver cutlery

Duncan has said that he would be delighted to come and talk about fine dining and the use of silverware over the centuries.  It’s bound to be interesting.

April 2018 – Morris Dancers

We always like to provide an element of keep fit/exercise each year.  A committee member has a secret contact, so hopefully we’ll have some dancers who will be able to show us a few moves!

May 2018 – Boules at Larkhall

Following the success of Croquet in 2016, we thought we might organise a taster session of Boules.


June 2018 – Dale – Head Gardener, Dyrham Park, National Trust



A lot of hard work has been done in Dyrham Garden over recent years.  Dale is going to tell us about the project and the continuing future vision for its completion.

July – 4th of July party!

We’re celebrating all things US of A with our 4th of July party! The barbecue is lit, the beers are being chilled and there’s an optional quiz… Dress up if you want to!

August 2018 – Summer Break

September 2018 – Sarah George – Campaigns Manager, Recycling, BANES


Sarah is coming to talk to us about recycling and the rubbish services within BANES.  If you have any small table top sized items that you are not sure how to recycle, we would encourage you to bring them along for Sarah to help guide us along our way.

October 2018 – AGM with a little something fun

November 2018 – Charity Night

Jennie, one of Bath Street Preachers Team is going to come and speak to us about the worthwhile work they do on the streets of our own city, Bath. They are part of a national Street Pastors team first pioneered in 2003, which continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.  Street Pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community.  They are usually on patrol from 10pm to 3am on a Friday or Saturday night, seeking to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.

December 2018 – Christmas Quiz

We will be doing our best to help get the festive season off to a flying start with a fun-packed evening of food, drink and a Christmas Quiz. Do join us in your best festive outfit for a fabulous evening.