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Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

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Wednesday 14th February 2018

7.30pm: Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild Meeting
Turnberrie's Community Centre, Thornbury

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Townswomen's Guild

How to Contact Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

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

About Thornbury and District Townswomen's Guild

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.

Our Latest Meeting

Chairman, Pat Denney, welcomed members to the November meeting of Thornbury Guild, held at Turnberrie’s, and thanked everyone for helping to make last month’s Birthday meeting so enjoyable. Names were taken for those who wished to attend the Carol Service on 9 December and the Fish & Chip evening on 13 December. The walking group will not meet for the time being but everyone is invited to join up for coffee at Heritage on 27 November. It was agreed to take up the suggestion of a monthly lunch club and the first one will be held on 17 January, venue to be decided.

“The Fun Factory – My Life in the BBC” was the title of the talk by Roger Jephson. He left school in 1959 and joined the BBC soon after. His first TV broadcasting experience was the Badminton Horse Trials and later joined the transmitting department, travelling throughout the country; he then worked in the communications department in London and subsequently Whiteladies Road in Bristol. During his time at the BBC Mr Jephson travelled widely and his career involved covering many royal events, party conferences and major sporting events, including the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. His talk was peppered with anecdotes of life behind the scenes at the BBC; the things that go wrong, the many celebrities and personalities he met and, with the aid of some interesting pictures, he conjured up an exhilarating and varied working life. The vote of thanks was given by Ros Smith.

Raffle prizes were won by Pat Denney, Linda Hitchcock and Nancy Duckworth; Kate Thomas won the competition. Next month’s meeting is on 13 December when there will be a fish and chip supper and the draw for the Christmas hamper. There will also be a Christmas bring and buy sales table.

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