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Monthly Meetings & Events

Our monthly meetings with a guest speaker take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except December, starting at 2pm. Coffee mornings are every second Monday.

Monthly meetings and coffee mornings are held in the Sacred Heart Parish Centre, London Road, Waterlooville PO7 7SR

2022
DATE
EVENT
TOPIC
Wed 26th Jan 2pm Monthly Meeting
“Portsmouth- Harlots, Dung and Glory”
Speaker: Andrew Negus
Part one of his Portsmouth talks which covers the origin and settlement from 1100. The growth of the Royal Navy plus many of the colourful characters in the history of the city including: murderers and harlots!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 14th Feb
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 23rd Feb 2pm Monthly Meeting
“So Far So Good”
Speaker: Malcolm Wells MBE
A feast of experiences ranging from- army life in the Gulf War; behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace and how to train a dog to use a washing machine. Intriguing.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 14th March
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 23rd March 2pm Monthly Meeting
“Grandma Flew Spitfires”
Speaker: John Webster
The story of the Air Transport Auxiliary which was a civilian organisation tasked with supporting the RAF and Fleet Air Arm by ferrying aircraft between factories, maintenance units and operational bases together with performing many and varied transport roles.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 6th April 7pm Quiz Eve
with Fish & Chips
Waterlooville Community Centre (WACA)
(see map)
Mon 11th April
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 27th April 2pm Monthly Meeting
“The Heritage of Gilbert & Sullivan”
Speaker: Bernard Lockett
An overview of their work looking at the social history and political satire within it.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 9th May
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Fri 20th May 2pm AGM with Cheese & Biscuits
and mini-quiz
Waterlooville Community Centre (WACA)
(see map)
Wed 25th May 2pm Monthly Meeting
“Hidden Depths: Women of the RNLI”
Speaker: Sue Hennessy
For the past 180 years men have been seen as the mainstay of the RNLI and women as those waiting for the rescuers and the rescued to return; providing hot drinks and sympathy as required. Sue spotlights the role of outstanding women working alongside outstanding men. Heroism all round.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 13th June
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 22nd June 2pm Monthly Meeting
“Secrets & Lies, Adventures in Family History”
Speaker: Dr. Frances Hurd
The talk will focus on Frances’ wide experience in the field of genealogy. Be prepared for skeletons popping out of cupboards!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Fri 8th July 1pm-4pm Beetle Drive
and Lunch
Waterlooville Community Centre (WACA)
(see map)
Mon 11th July
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 27th July 2pm Monthly Meeting
"40 Years of Catching Smugglers - Part 2"
Speaker: Malcolm Nelson
Malcolm returns with more stories after his fascinating talk to us last October.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 8th Aug
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Fri 19th Aug 2pm-4pm Open Day Waterlooville Community Centre (WACA)
(see map)
Wed 24th Aug 2pm Monthly Meeting Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 12th Sept
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 28th Sept 2pm Monthly Meeting
"Where Do Novelists Get Their Ideas From?"
Speaker: Bobbie Darbyshire
Bobbie won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010. She has written four novels.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Fri 7th Oct 7pm Barn Dance
with Fish & Chips
Waterlooville Community Centre (WACA)
(see map)
Mon 10th Oct
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 26th Oct 2pm Monthly Meeting
"The History of Polio & How The disease Was Eradicated "
Speaker: Dr Tim Mason
Tim is a retired lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Portsmouth University.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 14th Nov
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 23rd Nov 2pm Monthly Meeting
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Mon 12th Dec
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
2023
DATE
EVENT
TOPIC
Mon 9th Jan
10am-11.30am
Coffee Morning
All Welcome!
Sacred Heart
(see map)
Wed 25th Jan 2pm Monthly Meeting
"Hampshire Police Fraud Prevention"
Speaker: John Perry
John is a member of the Hampshire Police Independent Advisory Group (IAG) and will deliver his talk to help prevent residents from being caught out by fraud and particularly cyber-fraud.
Sacred Heart
(see map)
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