7.30pm: Thornbury WI, Thornbury Methodist Hall
Thornbury Methodist Church
‘Chocolate Making’- Nicola Eaton
The WI is looking for new members and promises to provide all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women.
Anyone interested in joining the WI can contact the following members for more information:
Di Wood (President) Tel: 07817 533368 or email:
Alison Hall (Secretary) Tel: 07869 150632 or email:
Thornbury WI was re-formed in 2010, since then the “Thorn Birds” have evolved into a friendly sociable group of women of all ages.
We like to try new activities and listen to a variety of speakers, we enjoy meeting new friends, and having fun.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7.30–9.30pm at Thornbury Methodist Hall.
Guests are always welcome. Annual membership costs £34.70.
Thornbury WI also offers extra social and educational events throughout the year and the opportunity to support and be involved in local and community events.
The meeting on 15th July was opened by President Di Wood checking that all members and visitors were aware of the fire regulations. The ‘Thornbirds’ newsletter was handed out together with copies of Avon News.
Di went on to thank everyone who had taken part in Thornbury Carnival, both the parade (although a wet start) and the stall had been a huge success, a total of £220.53 profit had been made on the stall and this would be donated to our charity of the year ‘Brain Tumour Support’. Three members had also taken part in The Walk For Life in Bristol and had completed the course.
Sue Horsfall gave out notices from Avon Federation and introduced our speaker for the evening, Maria Marfleet, who was giving us an introduction into the discipline of Karate and had given her talk the title 'Defend The Life You Want to Live'. After the talk and demonstration members were encouraged to ‘have a go’. Di gave the vote of thanks and everyone felt that we had certainly learned a little of how to defend ourselves.
Although there is no meeting in August there will be two social events, the first our Wine Tasting Evening with Supper on 5th August and, secondly a walk led by Adele Faulkner on 19th August, leaving The Anchor Inn at Oldbury on Severn at 6.30 pm. The walk will be 4 miles all on the flat.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th September at 7.30 pm at The Methodist Church Hall when we will learn about one woman’s passion for pearls.
Visitors are always welcome.
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To read about the Avon Federation of Women's Institutes, see click here to visit www.avonfwi.org.uk