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  • Jo Appleford-Cook

Chineham and Old Basing NWR (National Women’s Register)

As lockdown eases slightly and we start to venture out once more, our Nationwide organisation continues to connect women who are interested in everything and talk about anything! Thanks to technology we are staying in touch via phone, WhatsApp, emails and Zoom.

Instead of our monthly meetings, lunch clubs and other varied activities we are having a regular weekly zoom meeting on Mondays at 2pm where between 6 and 16 get together for exercise sessions, quizzes and generally keeping up with news.

Members take turns to set up and run a meeting and, true to form, they have been varied and lively.. One week we were sent information on how to make a “no sew” face mask from a T-shirt or a sock and duly wore our efforts for our zoom meeting causing much merriment.


This week was a film theme quiz which had us scratching our heads hearing the familiar music and trying to bring the name of the film to mind - some of us more successful than others.

Being part of a nationwide organisation has opened up a variety of interesting additional opportunities. NWR Headquarters set up regular quizzes and speakers as well as providing a subscription to Digital Theatre Plus where we can view a variety of performances.

If you would like to zoom with us while lockdown continues, or want to join us when a more normal service resumes then information can be found via www.nwr.org.uk; Or contact Sandie (sandra.tapping@gmail.com); or Karen (01256 328488) who will be delighted to hear

from you.

Diane Hope

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Chineham is a village, civil parish and part of the Chineham ward of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The borough council is a non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

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