Winchester & Solent Branch15th Jan 2015 by Sam Whiting
Welcome to our friendly Branch
And lets start by thanking all of you who came to our “all day special event” on Sunday the 4th of November. Always great to see such a good turn out.
Well our next meeting will be a little quieter, but still at the same venue – Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley, nr Southampton SO30 2EA. So why not drop in on Sunday December the 2nd, between 2 and 4 pm and pick up a few Christmas Cards to add to your collection!
Botley Market Hall is a Grade 2 Listed Building in the centre of the village. It was built in 1850 and refurbished in 2012. It has a large hall and a smaller meeting room, plus a car park to the rear.
In addition you might like to know that the Hall is fully accessible and even has a stairlift to the upstairs meeting room. Our miniature-style image is a section of a vintage postcard issued by F.G.O. Stuart at the turn of the last century, but it is amazing how little the exterior of this hall has changed in that time!
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