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Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

How to Contact Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

If you are interested in joining the Townswomen's Guild please contact the Chairman Pat Denney for more information at: or on 01454 614232.

For more information about the Townswomen's Guild nationally, click here to visit www.townswomen.org.uk

About Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

The primary objective of the Townswomen's Guild movement is 'to advance the education of women irrespective of race, creed and party so as to enable them to make the best contribution towards the common good'.

Groups of women of all ages meet monthly to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun!

Townswomen's Guilds grew out of the Women's Social and Political Union or suffragist movement which we in Thornbury Guild commemorate by sometimes turning out in boaters, most recently at the Thornbury Carnival.

Over its 80 year history the Townswomen's Guild movement has consistently fought for the advancement of women's rights.

Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild celebrated its 50th Birthday in 2009. It meets in the Cossham Hall on the second Wednesday in the month when there is a short business meeting followed by a speaker or entertainment.

Members run special interest groups for Arts and Crafts, Music, Books, and supporting sick members.

We have been delighted to welcome new members recently, and look forward to welcoming many more in the coming months.

The subscription for 2014 is £28.

Our Latest Meeting

Chairman, Pat Denney, opened the April meeting of Thornbury Guild by welcoming members and also several visitors from Patchway and Willowbrook Guilds. She congratulated the Arts & Crafts Group on gaining third place in the Federation Craft competition. Thornbury had chosen to represent Canada and the various crafted items were on show at the meeting. Six members will be attending the AGM in Cardiff in June and a team has been chosen for the Quiz in August. An outing to the American Museum in Bath is proposed for later in the year, details still to be finalised. The Walking Group will meet on 23 April to arrange future walks.

Whilst the business part of the meeting was taking place, Mrs Pauline Vice, speaker for the evening, set up her display of the most amazing collection of decorated eggs, the making of which has been her hobby for a number of years and about which she is very passionate. She is a member of the Egg Crafters Guild and organises workshops for this craft. Pauline brought with her a selection of undecorated eggs ranging from a small quail’s egg to large emu and ostrich eggs; the goose egg is the most popular for decoration. Pauline demonstrated how first the egg must be blown and then washed, dried and sterilised before the next stage, which is painting with several coats of emulsion. Then the measuring, cutting and final decorating can be done.

Members were invited to handle these exquisite creations, many of which contained miniature figures, flowers and even lights. Lesley Body thanked Pauline for sharing her hobby with us and for showing these absolutely beautiful items.

Jo Andow, Lynn Simons and Janet Smith won raffle prizes, and Gerry Covell came first in the competition for a decorative egg. Next month’s meeting is on 14th May when Sue Aitken will talk about hanging baskets. The competition is for a flower picture and there will be a sales table for books.

Related events

Wednesday 14th May 2014
7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury

Sue Aitken - Hanging Baskets
Competition: Flower Picture - Sales Table - Books


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Venue information

Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Chapel Street, Thornbury , BS35 2BJ

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