7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Turnberrie's Community Centre, Thornbury
Fish & Chip Supper - In house
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Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Life Skills Room at Turnberrie’s Community Centre.
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 at Turnberrie’s Community Centre 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 £33.
October is Thornbury Guild’s birthday month and visitors from Yate and Willlowbrook Guilds, along with the Federation Chairman, joined members at Turnberries to celebrate 58 years since Thornbury Guild began. There was a short business meeting when Chairman Pat Denney reported on a very enjoyable Federation Flower and Craft Show in September which a number of members had attended, and congratulated Janet Rawles and Barbara Twining, both of whom achieved success with winning entries in the flower arrangement and craft categories. Members were reminded that there will be bring and buy Christmas sales tables at the November and December meetings, and tickets will be on sale for the Christmas hamper to be raffled at the December meeting.
Terry Merrett-Smith’s presentation was entitled “Musical Memories”, and he concentrated on the successful duo of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who produced many of the popular musicals in the 1950s and 1960s. The first piece of music was from ‘Brigadoon’, featuring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, followed by musical items from ‘Paint your Wagon’ and ‘Camelot’. Then there were songs and delightful pictures of the fabulous costumes worn by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in the all-time favourite film ‘My Fair Lady’, which had also starred Julie Andrews in the stage version of the show. Mr Merrett-Smith ended with music and clips from the 1958 musical ‘Gigi’. Pat Denney thanked him for such good entertainment and bringing back happy memories for many of the audience.
The evening concluded with an excellent American supper and raffle. Visitors were each apresented with a floral table decoration. Next month’s meeting is on 8th November when Mr Roger Jephcott will talk about working at the BBC. The competition is for a radio.