Mercian Military History Society

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE last meeting was held on Wednesday, April 2 at Plymouth Court, Headless Cross. and a one-minute silence was observed for our latest Afghan casualty.

Macular Society Barnt Green Support Group

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

PROFESSORJonathan Gibson, of the University of Aston Department of Vision Sciences, spoke to a packed house on March 28.

Redditch Art Circle

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

AFTER some brief announcements, the chairman introduced Dermot Cavanagh to give his watercolour demonstration.

Bromsgrove & District Flower Arrangement Society

10:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

LAST month, 42 members and eight visitors enjoyed the demonstration, Springtime Sensations, by Laura Leong, from Kingswinford.

St Catherine's Blackwell WI

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

SYLVIA welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the tea duty girls Sandra and Amy. Five apologies were accepted and birthday cards were given out to Sylvia and Sue W.

Blackwell & Burcott WI

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

SOMETIMES, the monthly meetings are merely informative, at other times they are purely entertaining and sometimes they are they both.

Witton WI

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Adrian James was the speaker at the March meeting. Adrian has taken photographs in different parts of the world but on this occasion, shared photographs of somewhere much closer to home, namely Bodenham Arboretum which covers 156 acres, has 11 pools, 4 miles of paths to walk, 3000 trees and was only created in 1979. It is also a working farm with donkeys, sheep and geese.

Bromsgrove & District Flower Arrangement Society

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

LAST month, the society welcomed 44 members and 16 visitors to the first demonstration of the year, Paradise is a Garden, by national demonstrator Tony Brown from Leicestershire.

Spadesbourne WI

9:35am Wednesday 9th April 2014

On March 6, the AGM took place at Bromsgrove Golf Club.

Mercian Military History Society

9:33am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE society met on Wednesday, March 5, at Plymouth Court, Headless Cross, Reddi tch.

Ladies Club

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

THURSDAY February 6 saw the start of a new year for the members of Spadesbourne Ladies Club – a year full of interesting talks, outings and lunches.

Flower Society

8:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

IN DECEMBER, Bromsgrove and District Flower Arrangement Society welcomed 39 members and six visitors to their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Christmas demonstration.

Photographic Society

9:37am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE results of a recent regional photographic society competition, which Bromsgrove Photographic Society took part in, have been announced.

Hackett WI

9:32am Wednesday 12th March 2014

PRESIDENT Val Wheeler welcomed members of Finstall and Cofton Hackett WI to their first meeting of the year with a special welcome to five new members.

Lickey Hills Arts

9:31am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE first meeting of the year for the Lickey Hills Arts Society was on Saturday February 1, when Cheryl Clayton demonstrated drawing animals using pastel.

Fairfield WI

9:31am Wednesday 12th March 2014

MARY extended a warm welcome and wished members of Fairfield WI a happy New Year and hoped they had all had a good Christmas.

Bromsgrove U3A

11:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

THE speaker at the first general meeting of the Bromsgrove U3A held in February was Barbara Royle aided by her husband, Keith, of the independent bird register based in the Manchester area.

Lickey WI

12:00am Friday 28th February 2014

PRESIDENT Mavis Drew welcomed members and visitor Jo Thomas. Chris Bould was welcomed onto the committee as secretary to replace Imir Frazer. Molly Giles and Pat Haddon were thanked for offering to run the raffle stall.

Bromsgrove (1982) Probus Club

9:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

ARE you semi-retired, retired or planning to retire in the near future and wondering what you will do with your time?

Fairfield WI

9:16am Wednesday 26th February 2014

MARY thanked everyone for coming out on such a dreadful night – she expected a low turn-out but in fact many of the regular members turned up.

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10:23am Wednesday 5th February 2014

PRESIDENT Moyra Withington welcomed members to St Andrew’s Town Hotel for the first meeting of 2014 and lit the candle of friendship.

Finstall Cross WI

10:00am Sunday 26th January 2014

THE January meeting began with the president welcoming six new visitors and two new members – a great start to the new year.

Lickey WI

1:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014

WE went out to lunch at the Barnt Green Cricket Club instead of our usual meeting, which was lovely, the food was great and the company was delightful.

Bromsgrove Ladies Probus Club

10:00am Friday 24th January 2014

AT the meeting in November, Pamela Seal from Focus on Blindness gave a talk on the work of the charity.

Bromsgrove Probus Club

8:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE Christmas meeting had the traditional mix of carols, mince pies and sherry and the speaker, former BBC producer Tony Hale, hit just the right note for the occasion with a highly entertaining and amusing talk, “Austerity to Posterity.”

Soroptimist International Bromsgrove & Redditch Branch

9:29am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

THE first meeting of the year was held on January 9 at the Southcrest Hotel, Redditch.

Bromsgrove U3A

9:26am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

BROMSGROVE U3A heralded the new year and term with a quiz on the first Thursday of January to engage the minds and interests of members who attended at the Spadesbourne Suite at the Bromsgrove District Council offices.

North Worcestershire Inner Wheel

2:00pm Saturday 14th December 2013

THE ladies supported their husbands at an English Country Breakfast event at Finstall Village Hall. More than £1,000 was raised for the Combat Stress organisation.

Soroptimist International Bromsgrove & Redditch Branch

1:00pm Saturday 14th December 2013

THE annual dinner was held at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School on November 9 at which a charity auction was held to raise money for the Worcestershire Breast Cancer Unit, which is under construction.

Finstall & Cofton Hackett WI

11:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

PRESIDENT Val Wheeler welcomed members and guests to the Christmas party in the village hall with a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Bromsgrove U3A

1:59pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

THE Bromsgrove U3A had their final general meeting for the term and the year in the form of a Christmas party at the Spadesbourne Suite at Bromsgrove Council House.

Court Leet

2:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

INCREASED attacks on the Church of England from several quarters was the main theme of a speech given to members of Bromsgrove’s ancient Court Leet by the Bishop of Worcester.

Sidemoor WI

11:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

Shirley Cadman began our October meeting with a cookery demonstration.

Finstall & Cofton Hackett WI

10:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

PRESIDENT Val Wheeler welcomed members and three visitors to our November meeting.

Hadzor & Oddingly WI

10:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

President Jenny Marsh welcomed members to the October meeting.

Droitwich Spa U3A

12:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

ON a gloomy autumn day, members of the Droitwich Spa branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) were enthralled by the photographs of Andrew Gagg who transported us around the tribes and textiles of India.

Finstall Cross WI

11:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

FOR our fourth birthday celebrations we enjoyed an evening of fun and games with a lovely supper thrown in.

Bromsgrove U3A

1:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013

THE speaker at the second meeting of the Bromsgrove U3A in October was Kevin Ward, the official town crier of Bromsgrove, being a member of the town’s court leet. This is an historic association that produced the local legal system, but now it is more of a ceremonial operation.

Finstall & Cofton Hackett WI

11:26am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

OUR President Val Wheeler welcomed members to our October meeting and we began as usual by singing Jerusalem.

Crown Bridge Club

10:00am Friday 18th October 2013

THE Crown Bridge Club held their annual harvest supper on September 27 at Amphlett Hall, Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove & District Flower Arranging Society

10:00am Thursday 17th October 2013

LAST month, we welcomed 43 members and eight visitors to our demonstration by Carol Farmer, of Hall Green, whose demonstration was entitled delectable designs.

Bromsgrove U3A

9:53am Wednesday 16th October 2013

MEMBERS of the Bromsgrove Branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) were given a most interesting illustrated talk by David Fletcher about the Arctic and the changes that are happening in this region. This is the third talk in David’s trilogy about the polar regions and included the latest opinions about the region,whichhehasbeentravelling to for the last 47 years, and had only recently returned form his latest trip.

Droitwich Spa U3A

10:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

THERE was a good turnout for the Droitwich Spa branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) at the monthly meeting for September.

Hadzor and Oddingly WI

11:00am Friday 11th October 2013

THE September meeting began with our president Jenny Marsh welcoming us all back after the August break.

Shirley Chrysanthemum Society

2:20pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

THE show for early flowering chrysanthemums was held at our new venue of Burcot Garden Centre, Bromsgrove, and, despite one of the latest seasons in memory, was considered to be quite successful.

Sidemoor WI

2:19pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

FOR our September meeting, instead of a speaker we invited membersto share with us some of their memories and they rose to the occasion and we spent an interesting evening with reminscences.

Bromsgrove U3A

11:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

MEMBERS of the Bromsgrove branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) were entertained by Alison Snowdon with her talk life on the auction floor. Her life is certainly very varied and she was able to demonstrate some of the interesting pieces that she has witnessed in her seven years onthe auctionfloor.Shealsowasable tocomment and value various items that the members had brought along for appraisal.

Stoke Prior WI

1:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013

AFTER our summer break, during which we visited Laskett Gardens and met Sir Roy Strong, enjoyed an inspiring visit to Hatfields Interiors, a day out to the Wye Valley, a theatre visit to see the fabulous Lion King production and our garden visit to Dunclent with lunch at the Fox Inn at Chaddesley, we were back to our September meeting in the village hall.

Finstall Cross WI

10:53am Wednesday 25th September 2013

A RATHER cooler evening for our first meeting after the summer break.

Rotary Club of North Worcestershire

11:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

EACH year the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire organises a charity golf day at Blackwell Golf Club. This year they succeeded in raising nearly £6,000, the majority of which will go to two charities being theNSPCCand Brace, together with a number of smaller local charities.








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