7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
There will be a Christmas sales table.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Cossham Hall, Thornbury.
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.the-tg.com
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 annual subscription costs £32.
Members and visitors were welcomed to the November meeting of Thornbury Townswomen’s Guild by Chairman, Pat Denney, who informed everyone of some forthcoming events, which included an invitation from Patchway Guild to their Carol Service on 12th December. There will be Fish & Chips at the December meeting, followed by a quiz, for those who wish to participate; tea, coffee and mince pies will also be served. The usual Christmas lunch has been postponed until the New Year. Members were asked to give thought to which charity they would like to support in 2017. Book Club members had enjoyed reading Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, and the Walking Group will just meet for coffee on 21 November.
Mr Brian Griffiths, a keen cyclist, has cycled all over Europe but had never been to Italy so, to put this right he decided to go to the Amalfi coast – but without his bicycle! His trip started in Naples and he showed pictures of the area with Mt Vesuvius in the background. Herculaneum and Pompeii featured and it was interesting to see artists’ impressions of what these cities might have looked like before the volcano erupted and buried these cities and what they look like today. His journey continued to Sorrento, and then on to Tuscany and Florence with its beautiful buildings, statues and landscapes, ending in Pisa and its famous leaning tower. On a cold winter evening Mr Griffiths’s talk and excellent pictures of Italy were a happy reminder of holidays and warm, sunny days. Jo Andow gave the vote of thanks.
The competition for an Italian souvenir was won by Janet Rawles and Joy Jenner, Jo Andow and Linda Hitchcock were among the raffle prize winners. Next month’s meeting will be held on 14th December and there will be a Christmas sales table.