"A Tale of Two Villages"
First ever book on History of Botley & Curdridge was launched on 17th November 2007 in the Market Hall. Copies are available from the Penny Farthing Gallery, Botley Square or direct by post.
Stephen Hayes cooks at home 3 or 4 times a week. He wrote this book from the conviction that life would be better if men cooked more often and better, but existing books tend to be 'too clever' and/or not written in the learning styles of many men.
So he has written to addess an unmet learning need for men, whether in families or living alone, and their teenage sons and nephews as they go off to university or otherwise leave home and try to eat decently on a budget, and perhaps even impress a young lady with their enlightened attitude to the kitchen.
All Saints Church (C of E), Botley There is a common web site for the three churches of Botley, Curdridge and Durley. The group of the three churches are often referred to as BCD. Click on BCD Churches to visit the joint web site.
Methodist Church Hedge End Methodist Church
St John’s Road, Hedge End, Southampton
Telephone 01489 790604
The Salvation Army - The Gap, Hedge End
Janet Humphries, tel 01489 799377
or by email .
The Association is actively campaigning for more allotments to be provided.
Welcome to the Botley Centre Short Mat Bowls Club
If you are considering joining the Club you will need to:
Whilst your application is being considered by the General Committee you can continue to bowl at practice sessions at the member's rate of £2.00 per session. If your application is successful you will need to pay your Club membership fee within one month. Currently the membership fee is £35.00 per year, paid in April, and those joining at other times would pay £3.00 per month for each complete month till the next April.
We are most grateful to the following organisations for their financial support allowing us to purchase equipment that is necessary for both effective and enjoyable indoor short mat bowling -
Botley Parish Council
Hampshire County Council Councillor Discretionary Grants
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation
We now have our new Botley Mini Bus, funded by the Department for Transport for use within our Community.
Available for hire to non-profit-making groups or organisations.
Hirers must provide their own driver aged between 25 – 69 (70 – 74 if they have a D1 licence) in good health and with no more than 3 points on their licence.
We provide a short induction and driving session for first time users. This ensures that we, and they, are happy about their competence to handle the bus safely.
Botley Twinning Association is twinned with St Jean Brévelay in Brittany, inland from Nantes. The Botley Twinning Association now has over 80 members and has been in existence since 1997.
It was in June 1995 that a meeting was held in the Market Hall Committee Room to decide whether to accept the invitation from La Claie Sans Frontières in St Jean Brévelay, Brittany to become their ‘twin’. Happily, the vote was positive and many good times have been enjoyed on both sides of the Channel since then - Footballers, FireFighters, Flower Arrangers and Families have made new Friends and tasted French food and hospitality.
For upcoming events click on the Whats On tab below.
The links below are direct links to Clubs and Societies in Botley that have their own web site
Please click on the link which opens on a new page/tab
|Botley Football Club||Teams from 7 year old's to Seniors.|
|Botley Choral Society||A very active well respected amateur choir.|
|Canoe Club||All ages, try one of our canoes or bring your own.|
|Friends of Botley School||This is the Parent Teacher Association for Botley Primary School.|
|Hamble Valley Rotary||Have fun and make a difference to your Community.|
The History Society meets monthly from September until April at 7.00pm at the Botley Centre, Botley (See programme below)
See Botley's history displayed in 'Botley Past & Present a DVD History of the village' by Derek Cole & Dennis Stokes
Read about 'Botley and Curdridge - 'A History of Two Hampshire Villages' by Dennis Stokes - (Obtainable from the Penny Farthing, The Square,Botley
See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole
|Botley School Cookery Book
Recipes from the school teachers and students along with recipes from many celebrities, including Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein, Delia Smith,...
White Chochoclate Cheesecake, Foil wrapped sea bass Thai style, Scrummy Lemon Pudding, ....
The cost is £7.50 and all proceeds go to the Swimming Pool Fund.
The River Hamble: A History
A new book on the River Hamble by local author
"THE HAMBLE rises at Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills, and in the 17th century plans to make ..."
Churches Together in Hedge End, West End & Botley
Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church
"Burn by Affinity Fitness" is a 45min exercise class that will help you burn calories, improve fitness & meet new friends.
Classes are held in the Market Hall every Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm (starting Wednesday 13th September).
The cost is £5 per person.
The standard is recreational and is not part of a league. Cost is £6.00 per month.
Please contact 01489 784351 for further information.
NeighbourCare plays a key role in providing:
• Personal transport to medical appointments, shopping, small DIY jobs, befriending at home, and more.
To make a transport Booking please call 07857 242218
• Social contact We arrange twice monthly outings to places of interest, sometimes just for local shopping.
We encourage our clients to take a coffee, sandwich or full lunch in the company of others, this encourages bonhomie and reduces loneliness and isolation.
Friendships form which allow people to meet outside of these arranged trips.
Leaflets about these trips can be found in the All Saints Church foyer, or contact Emma on 07825 330116
Lively club for all interested in gardening, meets at the Market Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, for expert, amateur and "armchair" gardeners, with speakers covering a wide range of topics, from bee keeping and roses, to organic gardening and wildlife. New members are always welcome, to enjoy not only the talks, but also the lively social life of the Club, which includes Christmas Socials, outings to gardens, and a New Year's Dinner. An annual Show, the showpiece of the Club, is held each September in the Market Hall, where fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers and home produce are all on display. Those who wish to join the Club can contact Dorothy Wrigley, 01489 690121,
The Show this year, 2021, is on Saturday 11th September in the Market Hall. Anyone can enter as well as visit the show - schedules listing categories available from tel 786166, and the CoOp, Botley School, Hilliers and Botley Mill. Doors open to the public at 1.30pm
THE PROBUS CLUB OF HAMBLE VALLEY
FOUNDED JANUARY 1982
We are a non fundraising Club for retired and semi retired men. Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (excluding July and August) in the Diamond Jubilee Hall at the Botley Centre from 10am to 12noon.
The Club is for retired men in the Hamble Valley area to meet for a chat, a coffee and to listen to a variety of interesting talks.
At our regular speaker meetings we enjoy good company and interesting talks on an eclectic range of topics for an annual subscription of £30.00
In addition to regular speaker meetings our 2022 schedule will include, at a minimal cost, COVID permitting, a President’s Away Day, Breakfast meetings at The Dolphin, and a Christmas Lunch.
Should you be interested in joining us you are welcome to come along as our guest, to a couple of meetings, after which we hope you will want to become a paid up member.
For further information, please contact our Club Secretary Martin Mills on 01489 788659.
Information can also be found at www.botley.com/probus-club-of-hamble-valley .
Alternatively, just turn up on the doorstep on a Wednesday!
|19th January||Ursula Pearce||Netley Wartime Hospital|
|2nd February||Roger Burfitt||Friends of the New Forest|
|16th February||James Dicker||Wills, Power of Attorney & Funeral Plans|
|2nd March||Andrew Negus||Winchester Part 2 : 1100 – 1600 AD|
|16th March||Shirley Lozano||Endangered Wildlife & Conservation|
|6th April||Lisa Johnston||Mercy Ships|
|20th April||Sharon Stevenson||Protecting Whales & Dolphins|
|4th May||Judy Price||The Macular Society|
|18th May||Dolphin Breakfast Meeting|
|1st June||Dave Allport||Battle of Trafalgar 1805|
|15th June||Mike Hollis||Three Times an Admiral|
|July & August||CLOSED||SUMMER BREAK|
|7th September||President’s Away Day|
|21st September||Andrew Negus||Southampton Part 1 : Water, Slaughter & Trade|
|5th October||Dolphin Breakfast Meeting;|
|2nd November||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING|
|16th November||Judy Theobald||Christmas……and Other Problems|
|7th December||Christmas Lunch|