7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Avril Harley: ‘Olveston Handbell Ringers’
Sales Table: Christmas
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.townswomen.org.uk
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.
October is when Thornbury Guild celebrates its birthday and this year was the 55th. Guests from neighbouring Guilds, the Federation President and Chairman joined members in the Cossham Hall. Pat Denney, Chairman, congratulated Linda Hitchcock and Beth Bebb on their winning photographs in the recent Federation competition.
Names were taken for the Christmas lunch at The Anchor, Oldbury on 3 December, and members were reminded of the Carol Service organised by Willowbrook Guild on 6 December.
Lizzie, Rachel and Sophie, otherwise known as The Lunettes, ably accompanied by Roger on the piano, entertained with a delightful medley of familiar songs from musicals to folk songs to those made famous by The Andrews Sisters of long ago. Their arrangements in three-part harmony were a pleasure to listen to. This very talented group began their performance with “I Feel Pretty” and ended with “When You’re Smiling”; Pat Denney thanked them for their superb musicianship and for making the appreciative audience smile.
The evening ended with an excellent American supper and raffle. Next month’s meeting is on 12 November when Chris Priddis will give a flower demonstration. The competition is for a flower ornament and there will be a Christmas sales table.