Extras – June 2022

This is an index into the articles that didn’t make it into the printed magazine for June 2022.


Basingstoke and District Railway Society

We will begin this month with a little nostalgia. On Wednesday 8 June, Leslie McAllister will take us on a journey to The South of Ireland to the End of Steam 1957 – 63. Leslie will present a selection of colour images taken by the late Lance King. Expect steam and diesel in the Dublin area and on the many branch lines which existed back then. …  Read More

Basingstoke Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

There were 52 members at the meeting held on 4th May who, after the usual tea, coffee and biscuits, were welcomed by the Chairman, David Cowling. The Secretary, Tony Brazier then gave details of the forthcoming trips particularly reminding everyone of the change of date for the visit to Hatfield House . Read More  …

Basingstoke Deane Rotary

On Sunday 8th May 2022 the sun brought the crowds to the War Memorial Park for the 31st Festival of Transport organised by Basingstoke Deane Rotary and sponsored by Basingstoke Deane Borough Council. We welcomed a record breaking 20,000 visitors at this free event to see a wide range of transport on show –  Read More

Basingstoke Lions Club

And the Basingstoke Lions Club, a fixture in the town for 55 years, is delighted to report that two more lovely cherry tree ‘hopes’ have been planted in Basingstoke in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee, under the auspices of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. This time it was at the Old Basing Royal British Legion Social Club. Read More

Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Starting on 20th May, The Basingstoke Discovery Centre will be hosting a weekly Ukraine Connections Group from 10-12pm. It provides an opportunity for Ukrainians and their friends/ hosts to meet up with refreshments and share the services on offer at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre.Free ESOL Classes: Basingstoke Discovery Centre. Read More

CAB – Concert Ticket Refunds

I love live music and now that restrictions have lifted, I’m keen to start going to events again. I’ve booked tickets for some gigs over the next few months, but I’m still a little worried. I can’t quite believe things are fully back to normal.  Read More

Disability Forum

Our mission as your local adult disability charity is to make sure we are reaching those who need us. Please can you help us to reach members in our community who don’t have or want access to the internet?  Read More

Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

The breeding season for birds has just begun – it roughly lasts from March until August – and it’s a crucial time of year for our feathered friends. If you think of a bird’s nest, you may picture a lofty eyrie in a tree or the side of a cliff or perhaps an intricate roost nestled within a hedge. Read More

Old Basing u3a

Sometimes in France! Longer days are here and our outdoor groups are all coming fully to life. Croquet, walking football and rounders have restarted for example, joining our walkers and cyclists who’ve been meeting throughout the winter. Read More

Probus – A visit to Salisbury

The benefits of having an arranged trip to Salisbury Cathedral manifests themselves with small nuggets of information that evade the casual visitor. Such things came to the fore when members and wives/partners of the Probus Club of Basingstoke visited Salisbury Cathedral and to Arundells, situated in Cathedral Close,. Read More

RCS – Basic English (for speakers of other languages)

Free course – Basic English (For Speakers of Other Languages). The details are as follows and can be seen on the poster if you click the image … Read More

RCS – Career Choices

Free ‘Career Choices’ course. The details are as follows and can be seen on the poster if you click the image ..  Read More

St Michaels Hospice

As part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, St. Michael’s Hospice has commissioned hand-crafted metal sunflowers from local Hampshire based company, Hurstbourne Forge. Sunflowers are regarded as symbols of hospice care as they draw strength from focusing on the light and not the darkness. . Read More

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