7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
56th Birthday Meeting
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.
Chairman, Pat Denney, welcomed members of Thornbury Guild to the September meeting after the Summer break, during which some 16 members had been on a very interesting visit to the BBC in Whiteladies Road, Bristol and a much larger number had enjoyed afternoon tea at Eastwood Park. Townswomen’s Guild HQ had confirmed that there will be a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum and members were invited to contribute towards this. Bristol NW Federation has arranged a tour of Bristol Cathedral on 10 November and names were taken for this and also the National Carol Service there on 3 December. A reminder was given of the Dabble Day in the Cossham Hall on 20th October, when there will be the opportunity to try some new skills.
“Flowers in Healing” was the title of the talk given by Caroline Sheldrake, a medical herbalist who trained for four years to practise this alternative form of medicine at clinics in Gloucestershire. With the aid of a power point presentation, Caroline showed some lovely pictures of familiar flowers which have healing properties – lavender, chamomile, echinacea, passionflower and rose among them. She mentioned that flowers feature in almost all religions and can connect us to nature by appealing to all our senses; flowers help to heal mind, body and spirit. Some ancient Greek Gods were named after flowers and the Victorian language of flowers is well known. Caroline brought with her some of the products she makes from flowers and Pat Denney thanked her for a very interesting and enlightening talk.
The competition for a flower photograph attracted a large number of entries and was won by Ruth Edwards. Raffle Prizes were won by Joy Jenner, Nancy Duckworth and Barbara Horgan. Next month’s meeting will be on October 14th when the Guild’s 56th birthday will be celebrated with an American Supper and entertainment.