Bidbury Mead W.I. started in 1977, has a lively membership who enjoy a varied programme of interesting speakers, outings and social gatherings. We support National Campaigns and are often involved in local community projects and events. Our members donated a “Spider Bin’ to the newly refurbished children’s playground on Bidbury Mead. During the Centenary Year our members donated 100 wash bags filled with essentials and also children’s quilts to the local women’s refuge. In 2016 we raised funds to support the work of the Tuppenny Barn where, passionate about food and growing organic produce, they strive to educate children about where food comes from, he nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables and the skills to grow and cook their own healthy meals. Craft, Book, Gardening and Darts groups meet regularly to share skills, discuss ideas and enjoy each others’ company. We meet at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August) in St. Nicholas Church Centre, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3PT. The centre has disabled access. New members and visitors are always welcome to join us at our meetings. Contact 02392 475375
THE MANOR TRUST BEDHAMPTON
We are the charity that serves to provide accommodation for the elderly and preserve the heritage of Old Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire.
The Manor Trust Bedhampton is a Registered Charity and also aims to assist with the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare in the village and to promote the advance of education in the community.
The first version of Bedhampton Social Hall was an ex World War 1 army hut that was bought as a war memorial.
The hut was called many different names throughout the years that reflected how much the community used it.
Names such as: Memorial Hut, Parish Hut and Village Hut.
The hut was used for many different community activities such as: Dancing and Variety Shows. The hut was also used for wedding receptions and anniversary, birthday and engagement parties.
In the early 1990s, the hut was owned by Havant Borough Council.
The hut had to be repaired because of its age. The building was rotting and the roof was leaking and so there were plans put in place to repair the damage to the cost of £33,000.
By the year 1994, the work had been completed and the building had a new roof, kitchen and the toilets were moved inside the building.
The members of the hall were campaigning for a new building to replace the hut and by the year 2000, the hut had closed its doors for the final time.
In July 2018 the Social Hall became a Community Centre.
Collecting and Conserving Bedhampton Heritage .
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