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Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

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Townswomen's Guild

How to Contact Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

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

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 annual subscription costs £32.

Our Latest Meeting

Members of Thornbury Guild gathered together in the Cossham Hall in December for Fish and Chips, followed by mince pies and stollen, which were greatly enjoyed by all. A general knowledge quiz, a Christmas quiz and various others tested everyone’s knowledge afterwards.

Prior to the main event of the evening, there was a short business meeting; the Treasurer reported that £450 had been sent to Macmillan Nurses as a result of the Guild’s fund raising during the year, and suggestions were invited for next year’s charity, which would be voted on at the January meeting. It was agreed that subscriptions would be increased by £2 for the coming year. Certificates were presented to those who had winning entries in the Photographic competition in October. A New Year lunch had been arranged for Friday 3 February at The Anchor, Oldbury. The Federation report contained information of forthcoming events, including an outing to Stratford upon Avon in May and a four day break to Sheffield in June for the AGM. The evening concluded with an excellent raffle.

Next month’s meeting will be on Wednesday 11th January in the Excell Room, when George Hargreaves will speak about the “Gardens of Gloucestershire”. The competition will be for a favourite garden book.

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