Clubs & Societies

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Women's Institute

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President: Sue Melling President 2019.

The W.I. is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The ideals of the Women's Institute are truth, justice, tolerance and friendship.

The W.I. exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Southmoor Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

For further information, and our programme for the next year visit FaceBook

We look forward to welcoming new members and visitors.


Clubs - drama

Kingston Bagpuize Drama Group

The Drama Group performs plays for the local community in the village hall. It also enters plays for the county drama festivals. We meet most Tuesdays in the Church Room, St John the Baptist Church, Kingston Bagpuize, at 7.30pm.

Visit the Drama Group website for more information.

We've uploaded a huge batch of pictures from some of our old productions. They can be found  by visiting Previous Productions above.


Clubs - gardeningSouthmoor and Kingston Bagpuize Gardening Club

The Gardening Club is for everyone who takes pleasure in seeing plants grow and thrive. Some members have greener fingers than others, but don't feel that you have to be a good gardener to join. The club is for all ages, and reluctant or enthusiastic gardeners alike.

What do we get up to?

  • Monthly talks on a wide variety of gardening related topics. These are held at the Village Hall, 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm), except August, July and December. Visitors very welcome!
  • Parties in July and December (contact us for more info)
  • Visits to local gardens and places of interest (e.g. Worcester College garden)
  • Plants sales at monthly talks and at the Church Fete
  • Practical workshops
  • The Village Show in September - you can enter your flowers, produce, cookery or crafts (see show schedule for categories), or just come along for an entertaining afternoon for the whole family

Look out for posters with details of upcoming meetings in Southmoor Food & Wine, The Log Cabin and the Post Office. For more information or to join our mailing list, just give Steve a call or drop us an email.

Contact: Rebecca Gill (Chair) 01865 820793, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the Gardening Club website for more information and the Village Show schedule.

Clubs - historyLongworth & District History Society

What are we about?

Our society's activities revolve around reseaching the history of  Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor [Draycott Moor], Longworth & Hinton Waldrist parishes, now in the County of Oxfordshire, England.

The purpose of our web site is threefold: to publicise the events and annual outings organised by the Society, to promote our in-house publications and, last but not least, to provide a portal for our history society so that interested parties have a link for information and contact details.

We hold an archive of researched material consisting of local, community and family history.

Who are we?

We are a group of people who are interested in the local history of Longworth, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, and Hinton Waldrist.

We meet monthly. Indoor meetings are usually at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month in Longworth Village Hall or the third Thursday in Southmoor Village Hall. We have two different kinds of open evenings to which everyone is welcome. There are evenings with an invited speaker, who generally talks on a topic of very local interest, usually illustrating the talk with slides. We also have theme evenings hosted by members who have researched a local topic associated with the local villages (Kingston Bagpuize, Southmoor, Longworth and Hinton Waldrist). Often the material used is from our own growing archive of material - much of which has been gained from about two hundred interviews with local people. Just turn up. You will be made very welcome. £2 visitors, £7 annual membership (£10 family). Refreshments provided.

For more information, please visit our website.

Contact: Pam Woodward 01865 820500

KBS Seniors - Over 60s Club

Contact: Joan Graham - 01865 820572

We meet in the Swallow Room at The Village Hall on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month from 2 - 4pm.

Come along and join this friendly group. All welcome. £2 includes Tea or Coffee,


Apple Quilters

Apple Quilters

Contact: Mrs Carol Mowat - tel. 01367 820336 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We are a Patchwork and Quilting group of mixed knowledge and ability.  You are free to take part in as much or as little as you wish; the main thing is to enjoy the group. We meet in the Swallow Room of the Village Hall on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month except August from 9.30 am until 12.30, and have a varied programme of workshops and discussions.

Visit the Quilters' Guild website for background information.