Where and when we meet

Fordingbridge are part of
Inner Wheel District 11, and we meet at:

The North Room,
Avonway Community Centre,
36, Shaftesbury Street,

Meetings are held at 2pm on the second Monday of every month.

Club President

Carol Jackson

President’s charity

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Committee Members

Shirley Inskip      –   Secretary and
Health & Safety
Brenda Hudson  –   Treasurer
Sue Wheatley      –   ISO
Helen Tague        –   Club Correspondent
Carol Jackson      –   Children &
Vulnerable Persons


About the Town

Fordingbridge was previously a market town with the earliest record of a market in 1206 and has a population of around 6,000. It was known as Forde and was the centre for the many small villages nearby. It is recorded in the Domesday Book as The Manor of Forde. The Great Bridge over the River Avon existed before 1086 and the seven arches were built in the 14th century. There were many industries – ticking, sailcloth, calico printing, Wilton Carpet Factory, and many businesses butcher, baker, grocer & greengrocer.
Today Fordingbridge still boasts many individual shops and businesses and has an active Community Centre where many clubs and organisations meet.
The town is 12 miles from Salisbury, 20 miles from Bournemouth, and the New Forest National Park is on the “doorstep” towards the village of Godshill.
The main attraction for visitors is the riverside park with children’s play areas and skateboard ramp, together with sports ground and memorial gardens. The town’s Annual Festival is held here.
There is a Fordingbridge Museum with a wealth of local history and the parish church of St. Mary’s has many 12th & 13th century features.

About the Club

The Inner Wheel Club of Fordingbridge has an active membership very involved in the community of the town and surrounding villages. Members meet socially in between Club meetings for coffee, varying the venue, and also for Charter dinners and Christmas.
Members volunteer at the two lunch clubs held in the Avonway Community Centre. 
Fund-raising is centred on an annual bric-a-brac stall at the Fordingbridge Festival held in July. At the Christmas in Fordingbridge event a tombola is held. All monies raised go to local charities.
During the year there is a Holiday at Home scheme helping those families who normally receive free school meals. Members volunteer to help with the cooking and serving of the meals. At Christmas the Club supplies a Christmas sack, full of gifts, for each member of these families. 
The Club works alongside the Rotary Club of Fordingbridge with the supply and shorting of shoe boxes and enjoys many social events together.

Contact us

If you would like to visit us or would like more information, please contact our District Secretary:

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