Member Update – Feb 2024

Welcome to our latest member update, with some news on what’s been happening over the past couple of months.

Cookery Class

Steven Watts conducted another successful Cookery Class in cooperation with the local charities Age Concern and Winton House. This time Creamy Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice.

We plan to run the class monthly if there is interest, please email Steven ([email protected]).

The Petersfield Seed Swap

Peter Reeves, along with Paul Crocker made 10 seed boxes for the seed packet exchange at the upcoming Petersfield Seed Swap on 9th March (10am-2pm) at Winton House.

Here’s Peter handing over 2 of the seed boxes to Claire along with a poster of the event.

Pop along and say hello on the day because we have been invited to have a sales stall at the event.

Organised by the Growing Together gardening podcast ( with Petersfield’s Shine Radio, the Petersfield Seed Swap is supported by East Hampshire District Council’s Grow Up programme, funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

80’s 8 bit home computers a bit of R&R (Research & Repair)

One of our recent members, Rob Bewes brought along a couple of 80’s 8 bit home computers for an entertaining evening on Wednesday 21 Feb and provided us with some interesting facts as well as hints and tips on repair.

Also joining us was Ian Wegg who had delved into his loft and found an early ZX80 which he brought along to show us all.

We are hoping to be able to host Rob another evening with a variety of other home computers from a similar era.