Salisbury


Chartered: 1935
Meeting Date: second Monday of month (no meeting in August).
CLOSED at present due to pandemic
Meeting Time: 12.30pm for 12.45pm lunch
Meeting Place: Grasmere Hotel, Harnham Rd., Salisbury. SP2 8JN
Number of Members: 11
Website:
Officers:
President: Judith Brown
Vice President: vacancy
Secretary: Wendy Tindall Shepherd 
Treasurer: Shirley Henderson
International Service: vacancy
Club Correspondent: Valerie Ekins & Pat Watkinson
President's Charity:
International Charity:
About the Club

Salisbury club is one of the oldest clubs in District 11. As our average age is increasing and our membership decreasing, we are keen to welcome other local women who enjoy socialising and helping others in the hope that they will inject new ideas and energy. 

Our club members are friendly and supportive to each other. Until the pandemic, we all enjoyed our monthly meetings, with an affordable lunch followed by business and possibly a speaker, as well as occasional coffee mornings. At the moment our contact with each other has been limited to telephone calls and emails. A few of us, who were not sheltering, did enjoy a small tea party in a member's garden when outside gatherings were permitted during the latter part of the summer.  We look forward to when we can meet again as a club. 

In recent years we have raised considerable sums for local charities such as Salisbury Trust for the Homeless and Salisbury Hospice. In 2017-18 we also gave a sum to a local Scout who was raising money to attend an International Jamboree in the USA and we donated to the District Chairman's charity Southern Domestic Abuse Service. Last year, we contributed to the District President's charity, Solent Mind.  Over many years we have supported the District Holiday Scheme for women in the district who would otherwise not have a holiday. We have also contributed funds to International charities. Members knit for charities providing warm clothing for children and adults in countries ravaged by war and other disasters and we collect various items such as used postage stamps and spectacles which can be recycled to help others.

Before the pandemic, some members regularly attended quarterly District meetings and the annual Association Conference where they appreciated the varied speakers, activities and venues as well as having the chance to meet old friends again and make new ones from other clubs and districts in the UK & Eire. Hopefully, in the future those events will become operational again. A few more active members help local people or groups by providing help with transport or by volunteering e. g. at a local support group for people affected by cancer. 

Our email address is salisburyinnerwheel@outlook.com Please contact us for further information.


About the Town

The city of Salisbury lies in the south of Wiltshire at the confluence of five rivers. It was begun in the early thirteenth century after the soldiers and clergy, based at what is now Old Sarum, quarrelled and the clergy decided to build a new cathedral a few miles to the south. North of Salisbury is the expanse of Salisbury Plain, still with some military training grounds and establishments and many sites of interest to archaeologists including, of course, the world renowned Stonehenge. To the south of the city lie the coastal counties of Dorset and Hampshire and also the New Forest.  

Built in the Early English style, Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest spire in England which dominates the city and the surrounding landscape. The city, with its many medieval buildings and chequer board street pattern, attracts many tourists despite its international notoriety this year as the place where a Russian spy and his daughter were subjected to a nerve poison.  

Salisbury is the commercial centre for south Wiltshire. Twice a week a Charter market takes place where local produce is sold along with many other items and once a year in October, locals can enjoy a visit from a travelling fair. 

Salisbury has a local theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and the Arts Centre which present a variety of quality productions and events on a regular basis usually attracting large audiences. In the summer for two weeks, Salisbury stages an International Arts festival which attracts many visitors. 

There are a number of sporting venues in the city and it has a great variety of sports clubs for men & women of all ages including its own football team.


We hope you are inspired to find out more about us and visit us at one of our meetings to see if you like what you find there, please contact us via the Contact us form, including the name of our Club in your message.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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