7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
Sue Allen: 'Working on the TV Show ‘Casualty’'
Competition: Pestle & mortar
Sales Table: Books
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.
Pat Denney, Chairman of Thornbury Guild, opened the April meeting by reading a letter of thanks from the Severn Area Rescue Association for the £500 raised by Guild members during the past year. Congratulations were offered to Barbara Twining, Stevie Wiles and Janet Rawles who all had prize winning entries in the recent Federation Flower Show at Chipping Sodbury, and 14 members from Thornbury Guild had joined Bristol North West Federation for a 60th Anniversary Celebration lunch at BAWA when the Lord Mayor of Bristol was the main speaker. An outing to the Mansion House in Bristol is planned for July.
Mr John Parsons is a very accomplished photographer (who recently came 5th in a worldwide competition) and sets his photographs to music in a very attractive style. The first collection of pictures was entitled Crazy Signs; to the accompaniment of “Crazy for You” by Patsy Cline”, humorous signs and misspellings caused much amusement. This was followed by a set of 1950s advertisements, which brought back memories, to Frank Ifield’s” I remember you”. Beautiful flowers, exotic humming birds, pretty fans and bridges, including our local Severn and Bristol Suspension bridges, were also included and complemented by appropriate music. The excellent presentation finished with a collection of pictures of wacky hats from the Kentucky Derby Crazy Hat Day to the song “Where did you get that hat?”. John, who was ably assisted by his wife, gave a very enjoyable presentation and the audience was full of admiration for the excellent photography. Janet Smith gave the vote of thanks.
Eva Griffiths, Jo Andow and Gerry Covell were among raffle prize winners and Janet Rawles was first in the competition for an illustrated rural scene. Sue Allen will talk about working on the TV Show ‘Casualty’ at next month’s meeting on 11th May. The competition is for a pestle and mortar and there will be a sales table for books.