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Thornbury Women's Institute

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Tuesday 17th February 2015

7.30pm: Thornbury WI: Yeoman of The Guard
Thornbury Methodist Church

In the Methodist Church Hall

Shaun McCormack - Learn all about being a ‘Yeoman of The Guard’


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Thorn Birds

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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

December had been a busy month for ‘Thornbirds’, with some members attending a Home Skills Day, others had attended The Group Carol Service held in St Helen’s Church, Alveston where the ‘letter plaques’ for Africa were on display. Others had shared an enjoyable evening at Tortworth Court Hotel on 12th December, and members of the book club were looking forward to their Christmas Meal the following evening. Some members were very thrilled about the picture in WI Life showing experiences of Dragon Boat Racing earlier in the year.

Di Wood, President, continued by asking if members had received the minutes of the November meeting, and if they were a true and accurate record. Gill Blackborough encouraged members to enter the Group Craft Competition in April, winners of which would be entered into the MShed exhibition in September.

Gwen King reminded members about the Skittle Match with Supper on 12th February 2015 at The Black Horse. She also reminded members that the WI resolutions were in WI Life Magazine and we would vote on these in January.

Di then introduced our speaker for the evening Nicola Eaton, who was giving us an insight into her chocolate making. Thanks were given after an enjoyable and informative presentation, where everyone learned something about this specialised skill and were able to sample some Christmas treats.

After the vote of thanks Krista Southwood arranged for the draw of the raffle, when mulled wine, mince pies, tea and coffee was served.

Di thanked everyone for attending and being so generous with donations to the ‘Bring and Buy’ table for Brain Tumour Support and brought the meeting to a close. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 20th January 2015 commencing at 7.30 pm in The Methodist Church Hall, when our speaker will be Nell Gifford, with stories about ‘Life in The Circus’. Visitors always welcome.

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 17th February 2015

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Thursday 9th April 2015

Tuesday 21st April 2015

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Tuesday 21st July 2015

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