West St Leonards Townswomen’s Guild

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Christmas will soon be here again, how time flies.

We have enjoyed a trip to the Albert Hall where we were given a conducted tour, in brilliant sunshine, of the outside of the building and allowed a short time inside to listen to a rehearsal of a Promenade Concert due to be performed that evening.

Among our recent speakers Jackie Maesh Hobbs gave a very interesting talk on the history of the Brighton Pavilion and some of its decadent goings-on in the past - comparison today we are whiter than white, it seems.

Neil Gosling has given us some very useful tips on How to Grow a Butterfly Garden with some very colourful pictures and in November Michael Hoad gave a talk entitled Sussex Scrapbook and his slides provided us with some lovely memories, past and present, of our villages and countryside in this area.

We have recently travelled to Osterley Park and the Brighton Pavilion which included a visit to The Lanes and, of course, the shops. Also a trip to Winchester Christmas Market.

Recently our social studies group visited the Stables Theatre for a tour of the building where we were given a very interesting talk on its history.

Afterwards we enjoyed a fish and chip lunch in the Old Town followed by a visit to St Clements Church where we were generously provided with light refreshments. It was a lovely day out.

We have also had a stall at the Guild’s autumn fair in Bexhill, which was a great success.

We are now looking forward to a trip the Stables to see The Railway Children and to St Martin-in-the-Fields for our annual carol service - always a lovely event.

Ladies, if you are interested in arts and crafts, sharing views on books you have recently read, joining in suppers at local pubs and restaurants or group walking (at a slow pace). Why not join us? We have a thriving membership but there is always room for more.

So why not come along to the Arthur Easton Centre on the second WEdnesday of each month at 7pm (January excluded) where you will be made very welcome or phone Jackie on 01424 439554 for more information.