Redditch Older People's Forum

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE first coffee morning back after the summer break was well attended, with a couple of new members, more would be welcome!

Redditch Art Circle

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE meeting opened with some brief announcements before Cheryl introduced Sonia Bacchus to speak and demonstrate on Still Life in the Style of the Old Masters.

Studley Daytime WI

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

ON September 13, in the evening, Studley Village Hall was bursting at the seams with activity.

Feckenham Forest History Society

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

AT the first meeting of the new programme, members welcomed Keith Cattel, a retired architect who gave us a most interesting talk entitled “An Englishmen’s Castle is his home”.

The Redditch Society

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE society held its first talk of the new season at The Trinity High School on September 19.

Mercian Military History Society

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

IN October, Colonel Mark Jackson of the Worcestershire Regiment Museum presented the 1914 Battle of Gheluvelt. The 2nd Battalion, Worcestershires were part of the British Expeditionary Force sent to Belgium in 1914, described as “that contemptible little army” by the Kaiser.

Cookhill WI

9:30am Friday 17th October 2014

AT the September meeting , members were taken on a trip down the canal on a hotel boat by the speaker, showing her slides of the years she had spent as a crew member.

Fairfield WI

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

ON August 16, the branch held its 20th annual produce show. The event was formally opened to the public at 3pm by Wendy Ahmed.

Witton WI

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

IN July, members were able to sit outside for their coffee morning at Webbs when the president brought along her grand-daughter and an American lady she had recently met.

Finstall and Cofton Hackett WI

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

PRESIDENT Val Wheeler welcomed members to our the August meeting and reported that the coach for the trip with Brian Draper to the Middle Severn was almost full.

Hadzor and Oddingly WI

1:54pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE July meeting was the annual garden meeting, kindly hosted by secretary Ann Randall and her husband at their garden in Ladywood, Droitwich.

Appeal over kerb parking

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

MAY I, through your letters column, please ask local motorists not to park across lowered kerbs which have been specifically provided to help people reliant on wheelchairs or powered mobility scooters?

Bromsgrove U3A

11:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

THE next speaker in the summer term was David Barrie with his talk entitled To Shangri- la by Steam.

Hadzor and Oddingley WI

1:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

IT WAS good news to hear the Norbury Theatre will also be showing the live link to the Albert Hall next year for the WI’s centenary celebrations.

Thank you for support

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WISH to thank staff and pupils of Witton Middle School, Droitwich, for supporting my daughter in raising awareness of a genetic condition.

Costs still a consideration

9:52am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CAN I reassure Councillor Shannon that the “folly and land grab” he describes should not cost the district any more than it needs to if it is completed before the May 2015 election.

St Catherine's Blackwell WI

9:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AT THE latest meeting, the speaker was Lis Debb- Sandi, whose talk was a mixture of tales which included her flight from Zimbabwe and arrival in England 10 years ago.

RAF Association

11:00am Monday 30th June 2014

AT the May meeting, the branch welcomed Bob Hounslow, national director of membership and operations, accompanied by Paul Baker, area director, and Sqdn Ldr John Tisbury, chairman of Wales, Midlands and South Western Area.

Droitwich WI

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

AT the meeting on Wednesday June 4 our vice president Wendy took the chair as Jean our president was on holiday.

Bromsgrove U3A

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE latest speaker in the current term was Ashley Grove with his talk entitled Shetland to Scilly – Birds of the British Isles, together with slides of these birds.

SPArkles WI

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

DROIWICH-based SPArkles WI play host to “The Hat Lady”, otherwise known as Caroline Butcher from Creations by Caroline in Droitwich High Street.

Spoadesbourne Ladies Club

10:44am Wednesday 25th June 2014

ON the sunny morning of June 12, Spadesbourne Ladies boarded a coach for an outing to the Cotswolds.

Sidemoor WI

10:42am Wednesday 25th June 2014

JEANNY welcomed members and WI advisor Suzanne Owen. There will be a trip to Trentham Gardens on July 16 and an afternoon tea at Webbs on August 20.

Webheath Digital Photographic Club

9:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

The club’s Historic Redditch exhibition at the town centre library has been well received and brought back many memories to a lot of residents.

Redditch Art Circle

10:00am Friday 20th June 2014

VAL Harris opened the meeting by thanking everyone who had contributed to our spring exhibition in the Kingfisher Centre.

Beoley WI

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE meeting began with one minute’s silence for members Janice Jackson and Jean Campbell, who have sadly passed away.

Mercian Military History Society

11:29am Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE meeting was held on Wednesday June 4 at Plymouth Court, Headless Cross.

Soroptimist International Bromsgrove & Redditch Branch

5:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

THE club AGM took place on April 10 at the Southcrest Manor Hotel when president Penny, after a very successful year, handed the chain of office to incoming president Gail.

Macular Society Barnt Green Support Group

10:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

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

Stoke Prior WI

10:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

OUR president welcomed members and three guests to our afternoon meeting.

Finstall Cross WI

7:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A RATHER unusual talk was given to WI members by Fiona Murray about Marmite and her involvement in the Marmarati, a secret society of Marmite lovers.

Bromsgrove & District Flower Arrangement Society

3:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

WE welcomed 42 members and eight visitors to our demonstration, Springtime Sensations, by Laura Leong, from Kingswinford.

Hagley & District Light Car Club Limited

9:49am Thursday 22nd May 2014

A Bromsgrove motor sport enthusiast has been appointed council chairman of the national British Trial and Rally Drivers Association, (BTRDA).

Bromsgrove U3A

9:46am Thursday 22nd May 2014

THE Bromsgrove U3A held its Annual General Meeting of the Branch when the activities of the past year were reviewed and the annual accounts were presented and then accepted by the meeting.

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.


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