Who are we?
We are group of ladies, many of whom attend services at either St Benedict Biscop or the Venerable Bede churches in Wombourne. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Venerable Bede Hall in Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 9ED. Our meetings commence promptly at 8.00 pm. Visitors are always made welcome.
What do we do?
Once the meeting has been formally opened and any outstanding administration and organisational matters addressed, a speaker for the evening is introduced, who then presents their talk, followed by a question and answer session. The evening concludes with coffee and biscuits and general conversation – the atmosphere is very informal. In addition to the meetings, members and their spouses, or partners are able to take advantage of an annual, long weekend break by coach, to an area of interest within the UK.
What is the current programme of meetings and events?
September saw Wombourne Wives welcoming Annie Bowden who demonstrated different styles of printing and quilting using examples of printing using metal, wood, plastic, and wallpaper templates. Her quilting included her beautiful ‘Quilt of Peace’ which showed different world events and took two years to complete.
During October, MIke Ball introduced us to the ‘Making of The Wizard of Oz’ through the actors and their roles in the film. Who knew that Shirley Temple was the original choice for Dorothy? Unfortunately she was too young to work the required daily hours, and Judy Garland was chosen for the role instead. This meeting was followed by Stephanie Smart, with her walking trip from Dollegau to Barmouth following the estuary path. She showed us notable points of interest and the various variety of birds in the area. For many of the evening brought back many happy holiday memories.
Wives member Chris Welch entertained us in November with her ‘Bad Hair Day’. Her talks are always entertaining and this was no exception. Chris was followed by our local historian John Sparry from Wall Heath (whose home and bookshop is untouched by time and well worth a visit for those who may not have visited it). His talk was entitled ‘John and his Relics’. He is always so entertaining with his talks. He is one of the very few people totally untouched by the modern world.
Wombourne Wives wish everyone a Happy, Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
We always welcome guests and new members to our meetings.
January 9th Holy Communion and Faith Supper
January 23rd Dunwood Travel
Annual Membership £4.00
Cost of each meeting £2.50
Visitors fee £3.00
Meeting Secretary Pat Roberts (01902 896211)
Treasurer Sheila Mason (01902 324410)