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.
The May meeting of Thornbury Guild was held in the Cossham Hall, and members and visitors were welcomed by Chairman, Pat Denney. A coffee morning in aid of the charity has been arranged for 23 June with a raffle and bring and buy. Tickets £3.50 were on sale. Names were taken for the visit to the Mansion House in Bristol on 6 July. Kelly Jones, from TG Guild HQ in Birmingham is cycling from John o' Groats to Lands End for charity and will pass through the area on 8 July. Patchway Guild is offering refreshments to Guild members who would like to cheer Kelly on her way.
Dr Susan Allen is a member of the Emergency Department in Cardiff and talked enthusiastically and passionately about her work there. Unfortunately, she said many people don't understand the real purpose of the accident and emergency department and there is too much demand for the service. Some 350-400 patients per day are admitted to A & E in Cardiff, of which 80-100 are admitted to hospital and the remainder dealt with accordingly. Sue is also a medical adviser on the BBC TV programme "Casualty" , which has been on prime TV for over 40 years, and she is very proud to have been connected with the programme. One of her roles is to read through the scripts to check for accuracy and it was interesting to learn that sometimes the actors "shadow" hospital staff . The series used to be filmed in Bristol but has now moved to Cardiff near the "Dr Who" studios. Before concluding her talk Sue raised one or two other relevant issues concerning strokes, mental health, doctors' strikes etc. and gave a little more information about her varied career; she also invited questions from the audience. Pat Denney thanked Dr Allen for a very interesting and thought provoking talk.
Janet Smith, Joy Jenner and Jenny Carlyle were among raffle prize winners, and Kate Thomas won the competition. Hugh Price is next month's speaker on 8th June and his subject is "Mountain Rescue". The competition is for a picture of mountain scenery.