History & Previous Programmes

Women's Club / Helmdon Together - History

The Women's Club was founded in 1970 as Helmdon Young Wives and Mothers' club by Elizabeth Humphrey, who was its first chairperson, with Mrs Jock Humphrey as president and Maud Pert as vice-president. It changed its name in 1992 to be known as Helmdon Women's Club, continuing with a very active membership for further 30 years.

"A friendly and relaxed atmosphere is created at all Women's Club meetings, with members not just from Helmdon but from other nearby villages. The 'young at heart spirit' is often reinforced wine and numerous giggles, although competitive rivalry always appears at the quiz evening."

In October 2022, Helmdon Women's Club announced a change in name and focus, to be more inclusive going forward. Helmdon Women's Club is therefore now known as Helmdon Together.

Women's Club Programme 2021-2022

Women's Club Programme 2021-2022

15 September 2021

Bomb Disposal - A talk by Ian Jones.
A fascinating speaker who has worked in bomb disposal with the army since 1982, then in the Counter Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police.
All are welcome. Contact: Fiona Mason, fomason@hotmail.com

October 2021


November 2021


December 2021


January 2022


16 February 2022 at 7pm
Sorry, event CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Women's Club Quiz with John Coatsworth. Includes chilli con carne supper.

16th March 2022

Open to all...
Helmdon Women's Club are very pleased to welcome James Burridge to the Reading Room on Wednesday 16th March to talk to us about his work as a sports commentator.
James has commentated on two Rugby World Cups and also 11 Wimbledon Championships for the BBC. It will be a most interesting and entertaining evening.
Doors will open at 7pm, with wine and soft drinks on sale, with the talk starting at 7.30pm.
The cost of entry for non-members will be £4.

20th April 2022

Wine Tasting and Talk with Alex Corrin

18th May 2022

Helmdon History with Ross Vicars

15th June 2022

Summer Garden Party

Venue is Glebe Farm, Falcutt

July 2022

Outing - date and time etc to be agreed...

15th September 2022

Meet and Greet - Speed Meeting

19th October 2022

Annual General Meeting

Women's Club Programme 2019-2020

Women's Club Programme 2019 - 2020

16th October 2019

Annual General Meeting

20th November 2019

'Christmas Traditions' - a talk by Chris Bazeley

11th December 2019

The Club's Christmas Party

15th January 2020

Richard Spence and his experience as a British Airways pilot

19th February 2020

Fraud, Scams and Security - Pippa Newman, from the Coventry Building Society, will explain how these affect you and the banking industry.

18th March 2020

Our Annual Quiz with John Coatsworth

15th April 2020

Polly Feeley - her memories and music from the Swinging Sixties

20th May 2020

This evenings scheduled event has been cancelled

17th June 2020

A visit from Ian Jones, bomb disposal expert - cancelled

July 2020

Outing to the Public Open Evening at the Ball Colegrave horticultural grounds in Adderbury. Exact date to be confirmed

16th September 2020

James Shepherd-Cross : his life's work as High Sheriff of Northamptonshire

10th October 2020

Club 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Women's Club Programme 2018-2019

Women's Club Programme 2018-2019

17th October 2018

Annual General Meeting

21st November 2018

Barbara Parfitt presents the Food Bank Charity (Towcester branch)

12th December 2018

The Club's Christmas Party 2018

16th January 2019

A review of The Brackley Town Hall Restoration Project with Sally Munday-Webb

20th February 2019

"History of Privies through the Ages" by Chris Bazeley

20th March 2019

Our Annual Quiz with John Coatsworth

17th April 2019

Tai-Chi - Demo and participation of this ancient Chinese soft martial art with Martin Edwards

15th May 2019

'Death in the Garden' poisonous plants myths and magic - Mike Brown warns that these plants may be growing in your garden"

19th June 2019

A visit to Blackpits - the workings of the Welsh Lane recycling centre with Ed Bastow Managing Director of the 'Material Change' company."

17th July 2019

The Women's Club Summer Party

18th September 2019

Brackley Belflair Chocolate: discover the secret of the cocoa bean and enjoy a sample tasting with Master Chocolatier Stefaan Moyaert.

16th October 2019

Annual General Meeting