January Newsletter


The Group will be resting for the moment.  Please
sign the list if you would be interested in regular lunches out on a different
day (the Group has normally met on a Friday) and if you have any suggestions
for places to visit to eat.


The Poetry
group will be meeting on January 17, when the group will read poems about
“Family.”  See Judith Webb for news of
where the meeting will take place.


The group will
be starting after the Christmas break on Thursday January 10 in the Village
Hall on at 1.00 and at the same time each week.


The Group will
be meeting on Mondays from 7.30 to 9.00 at The Pheasant in Old Road.  See Chris Payne for more details.

County Activities

Upcycling Denim Bag Making Classes

From 10.00 to 4.00 on March 23 at Checkley Community
Centre, ST10 4NB or March 30 at Burntwood Memorial Institute, WS7 9BE you can
learn how to recycle a pair of old jeans or skirt into a useful shopping
bag.  The cost will be £20.00 and you
will need to take your own sewing machine, jeans and a packed lunch.


Centenary Homes and Gardens Day

This special meeting will take place at the county
Showground on April 16.  The morning
speaker will be Sir Richard Fitzherbert speaking about Tissington Hall, Past,
Present and Future.  The Afternoon
speaker will be Martin Roberts, TV presenter of Property Programmes and
Journalist. Tickets will cost £16.50 and the day will run from 10.30 with the
doors opening at 9.30.  There will be the
SFWI Trading Post, other Trading stalls and country Markets.  There will be two competitions as follows.


Helen Clayton Trophy

A tray bake from a favourite recipe. Five equal
portions on a plate plus a sheet giving the title and an ingredients list.

Lichfield Co-operative Crystal Bowl

Floral Art, a floral house-warming gift, “Welcome to
your New Home”.  Space allowed, 45.5 cm
(18”) wide by 45.5 cm (18”) deep, height unlimited, using natural plant
material and NO accessories.


See the replica Bayeux Tapestry

You have the opportunity to visit the Replica Bayeux Tapestry, made in
1885 by the Leek Embroiderers, and which will be on display at Reading
Museum.  The visit will be followed by a
visit to Denman College for Afternoon Tea and a chance to look round the
college.  The day will cost £37.50 and
places are limited to 48.


Centenary Denman Weekend

This will be from Saturday July 27 to Monday July 29 and cost £360.00,
including return coach travel, College accommodation for two nights, all meals
and tuition.

The courses on offer are:

Calligraphy, an introduction with David Nicholls

Sing your Socks Off with Jo Sercombe

Stained Glass on Glass – Mosaics for beginners with Karen Jones

Look the Best You Can with Liz Prest

Autumnal Baking with Katie Churchard

Kumihimo Jewellery (Japanese Braiding) with Christine Mayer

The Cotswolds: Beauty in a Limestone Landscape (includes visits and

A deposit of £50 is required to reach County Office by February 14 and
the balance will be due by April 20.



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