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Thornbury Women's Institute

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

7.30pm: Thornbury WI: What Happens to Our Recycling?
Thornbury Methodist Church

In the Methodist Church Hall

‘What Happens to Our Recycling?’ - Sort It Team


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Thorn Birds

Get In Touch

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:

Gwen King (Secretary) Tel: 01454 418221 or email:

Our Latest Meeting

Thornbury WI - Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 5th Birthday

Proceedings began with the singing of ‘Jerusalem’ to celebrate our 5th Birthday, and everyone seemed to be in good voice. Fire exits were pointed out. Julie Wotton sold raffle tickets.

President, Di Wood presented a cheque for £600 to Brain Tumour Support (our charity for the past year), and continued by thanking members for entries into the Group Competition, announcing that Thornbury had five gold winners who would be going forward to The MShed exhibition on 19th and 20th September. She encouraged members to attend as all the 22 Groups from Avon Federation would have exhibits on display.

The next supper club, taking place on 28th April at The Fox, Old Down still had some spaces available. Our skittle team had unfortunately lost their last match, thanks were given to Judith Burnard for organizing the matches. Di reminded members that the AGM from the Albert Hall was available to watch on YOUTube on 4th June and that she would be present at the event.

Members were asked if they had received a copy of the March minutes and if they were a true and accurate record. This was agreed. Di then reminded members that they were always welcome to attend committee meetings, which normally took place two weeks prior to members meetings and that we will need new committee members in October.

Sue Horsfall reminded members about the planned visit to Highclere on 3rd August - there were still seats available. And hoped that members would be putting their names forward to take some small part in the revue for October Group Meeting.

Gwen King reported that she had sent our entry for Thornbury Carnival Parade on 4th July, and also to run our normal cake stall. Nominations would be required for next meeting for our chosen charity for 2015/16.

Our speaker for the evening was Geoffrey Rowe - the COE from The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Geoffrey entertained us for 45 minutes with interesting tales of theatre life and how the theatre has survived to become the success it is today. Thanks were given. Savoury nibbles and non-alcoholic punch was then served. We sang Happy Birthday and cut our 5th Birthday cake. The raffle was drawn and the meeting brought to a close.

Next meeting Tuesday 19th May - Resolution Meeting and ‘Crafts’ with Mandy Gerrard. Visitors are always welcome at The Methodist Hall in Thornbury commencing at 7.30pm.

Who We Are

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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 - see below for this year's programme.

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.

Other activities include:

  • Book Club - meeting every six weeks
  • Supper Club - meeting about every two months
  • Avon Federation events that are of interest

Find Out More

Visit the Thornbirds website for local information, and for more information about the Women's Institute nationally, click here to visit www.thewi.org.uk

Check out our Twitter feed for our latest news: www.twitter.com/thornburywi

To read about the Avon Federation of Women's Institutes, see click here to visit www.avonfwi.org.uk

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Tuesday 21st July 2015

Wednesday 19th August 2015

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Thursday 8th October 2015

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Tuesday 17th November 2015

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