The Dynamo Club








The members are mainly active retired ladies who enjoy the friendship and stimulation of the Club which provides:


Interesting talks and lectures

Opportunities to make new friends

Occasional outings

Annual Luncheon

Informal coffee mornings


Organisation of the club:


                                      The President:  The Mayor / Mayoress of Southampton

                                       The Chairman

                                       A Small Committee


Throughout the year the Club receives invitations to attend major social functions in the city and there are also links with other organisations.


Over the years the Club has supported the City in many ways. An embroidery by members of the club depicting the D Day landings hangs in the Civic Centre.

In the past the Dynamo Club have also supported the Mayor's Appeal for the Florence Nightingale Chapel. Today the Club continues to support the Mayor's appeal, while also  adopting a charity chosen by the Chairman.


The History of the Club


The Dynamo Club was founded in Southampton in March 1920 soon after Armistice Day when the women who had worked together throughout the war wanted to continue to meet and continue their friendship. After some discussion they decided to form a Club and the name "Dynamo" was adopted being the symbol of power.

"Each member was expected to be faithful to the ideals of the Club and the power to foster friendship and fellowship among the  members".


During the Second World War the Club adopted a tank which travelled from Normandy to the Baltic. The crest of the Club remained on the side of the tank until it was disbanded and then the original pennant was sent to the club in appreciation of the monthly parcels of food, clothes and magazines which they continued to send for three years.

At the end of the War they received a letter signed by Sir Winston Churchill which is held with other historical memorabilia in the Archives.

Now after over 90 years, The Dynamo Club continues to meet twice a month - no longer wearing hats! Our meetings have continued to be stimulating with speakers covering many topics.

Informal lunches and teas play an important part, as well as regular outings which have included a visit to The Isle of Wight and Gunwharf Quay Portsmouth.


The Club is moving into the tec world with a web page and  meets in Chilworth Hall which has WI FI connection and new presentation facilities.



  New Members are Welcome

 Anyone interested in joining the Club should contact :

Membership Secretary: 

 Gill on  01962 860376

 or Trefenna Mitchell

email address:

 Potential members are welcome to attend two meetings before joining.

An application will be sent to anybody interested.

New members will be given a welcome pack containing;

the Constitution,  Programme of events, list of Members and a Badge.

 Meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 2pm followed by tea and cakes.


Chilworth Hall

Chilworth Road



(Behind the Chilworth Arms SO16 7JZ)

Speakers Secretary - Joy Ricketts  Tel Number  023 80766686

 The Dynamo Club Programme for 2018

  Sept 28th


       History of the Mayflower Theatre
   Oct 12th
     Cinday Hugon
      All about Holland and Barratt Products
    Oct 26th
    Geoff Watts
      Southampton Llamas Lands
    Nov 9th
     John Clothier
      History of the Royal Horse Guards
    Nov 23rd
    Carolyn Vandstone
       Christmas Flower Arrangments
    Dec 14th
        Dynamo ChristmasTea Party
      New Year 2019
   Jan 25th
  Tony Donnarumme
       Carlo's Ice cream
   Feb 8th
  Jane Glennie
        The lady in The Yellow Caravan
  Feb 22nd
  Jill Daniels
        Through The Keyhole
  April 12th
         The History of the Hospital Radio Yesterday and Today