CLUB: West St Leonards Townswomen’s Guild

THIS summer has not had the best weather but our members have enjoyed a variety of events and have managed to keep dry.

Our strawberry tea was held on a sunny afternoon in July in a beautiful garden in Westfield, the home of one of our members.

Our barbecue was in August and although the day started out wet, the evening was fine and we were again able to enjoy our food in another lovely garden, this time in Hastings.

A warm August evening was spent at Carr Taylors Vineyard where we had a guided tour and finished with a tasting of our fine local wines.

The speakers at our monthly meetings have been varied. Our July speaker was Edward Preston with Hastings Born and Bred. He reminded us of the many famous people who started out life in Hastings. They included authors, artists, entertainers and sportsmen and of course, Grey Owl.

In August, Heather Goodall spoke on Herbs and Hedgerows, bringing samples of more than 40 plants picked that day. Heather explained their usage and dispelled many old wives tales on the way.

September will be a busy month. Apart from our usual meeting and our Book Club, Arts & Crafts group, Supper Club Wednesday (September 19) sees us on a coach trip to Buckingham Palace.

September 22 we will walk St Leonards seafront at 10.30am in an attempt to raise money for the Princess Royals Trust for Carers, and September 27 will see 29 of us joining 340 Townswomen from other areas when we travel to London and take a luncheon cruise on the River Thames.

There is always something going on at Townswomen’s Guild so if you are interested in learning more, please call Dee on 01424 753108 or just come along to our next meeting. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arthur Easton Centre, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards at 7pm.