Clubs & SocietiesPlease keep your club details up to date by e-mailing the Webmasters with new contacts, pictures or descriptions!
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 FaceBookWe look forward to welcoming new members and visitors.
Kingston Bagpuize Drama GroupThe 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.
Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize Gardening ClubThe 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?
For further information or to download a Show Schedule visit our website www.skbgardeningclub.org.uk
Longworth & District History Society
What are we about?Our society's activities revolve around researching the history of Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor [Draycott Moor], Longworth & Hinton Waldrist parishes, now in the County of Oxfordshire, England.
We hold an archive of researched material consisting of local, community and family history.
Who are we?
We meet monthly. Indoor meetings are at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month in Southmoor Village Hall when we have evenings with an invited speaker who generally talks on a topic of very local interest, with powerpoint presentations. We also have outings in the summer. Everyone is welcome. Annual membership is £15. Or come and see what we are about - visitors pay just £4 per evening. You will be made very welcome. Bar available. .
Contact: Pam Woodward 01865 820500
2023 Programme of talks in the Village Hall
19 January – Edward Caswell “The Role of a Finds Liaison Officer and Treasures of Oxfordshire”
16 February – Antonia Keaney “Lust and Laudanum”16 March – Paul Whitton “Alfred the Great. The King from Wantage”
13 April – Marie-Louise Kerr “Lives of Local Medieval Saints”
18 May – Sarah Somerville “Shaw House: Berkshire’s Hidden Gem”
21 September – Robert Evans “A Local History Talk”19 October – Abigail Lloyd “Stonyborow: a clue to Roman settlement in rural Oxfordshire”
16 November – Clare Sargent “Rediscovering Capability Brown at Radley College”
7 December – Virginia Grant “History of Kingston Bagpuize House”
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.
Annual plant sale at the Church Fete – and look out for others!