7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Margaret Geiss: ‘Hats’
Competition: Christmas cracker
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.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 £30.
At the November meeting of Thornbury Guild in the Cossham Hall names were taken for a Christmas Lunch at the Anchor, Oldbury on 16th December. The various groups gave information on their recent activities and there were two busy Christmas sales tables. The Chairman expressed thanks to all those who had contributed to these, especially Jan Ashforth for her excellent tea-themed items.
Brian Griffiths has been cycling for most of his life and has travelled all over the British Isles and Europe on his bicycle. Every year he and three friends have a cycling holiday and Scotland, particularly the Highlands, is one of their favourite places because the air is fresh and the roads relatively free of traffic. With the aid of many photographs, Brian took his audience on a cycling tour of Scotland which started in Oban, continued to the islands of Mull and Iona, the bleakness of Cape Wrath and Rannoch Moor, the spectacular mountainous area of Fort William and dramatic Glencoe. Travelling through the Highlands, up hill and down dale, staying overnight in youth hostels and guest houses, the group’s tenacity was to be admired, as sometimes they had very rough and challenging terrain to contend with, not to mention Scottish midges and weather! Brian gave an informative and amusing commentary and he was thanked by Pat Denney for a very enjoyable presentation.
Jan Ashford, Doreen Payne and Jeanette Harris were among raffle prize winners and Joy Jenner won the competition for a Scottish souvenir. Next month’s meeting is on 9th December when Margaret Geiss will talk about Hats. The competition is for a Christmas Cracker and there will be a Christmas sales table.