Thursday 27 September 2007

Warminster Countryside Club Programme


Danny Howell has been booked to give a slide-show to the Warminster Countryside Club on 5th March next year.

The full programme for the Warminster Countryside Club, October 2007 to May 2008, is as follows:

3rd October 2007.
Talk by Rachel Dedman, who runs her own company in Melksham, Our Eco World, which specialises in promoting and selling environmentally friendly and ethically produced crafts and gifts. Rachel's talk will be titled "My Ecological Footprint".

7th November 2007.
The Wiltshire Tea Company is a local family-owned business devoted to supplying high quality specialist teas by mail order. A talk will be given on the growing of tea and the variety of teas available. There will also be a tea-tasting session.

19th December 2007.
Christmas Party at Mill Farmhouse, Hill Deverill.

9th January 2008.
Working With Animals And Children. Eve Banks will tell us about her experiences, highlighted with some amusing anecdotes!

6th February 2008.
Kathy Miller will talk about her work with the Neem Tree Trust, whose objects are to advance the education and vocational training of the residents of a disabled boys' home located near to Tirunelveli, South India; support the work of St. Luke's Leprosarium, Peikulam, in caring for leprosy patients and their children; and relieve poverty and sickness in the Tirunelveli district and surrounding area of Tamil Nadu, South India.

5th March 2008.
Danny Howell, the well-known local historian, is welcomed back to the Warminster Countryside Club, after a long absence. He will talk about people, places and events from in and around Warminster, from those halcyon days of "ricks" and "stooks" and "haymaking".

2nd April 2008.
Club members so much enjoyed the talk (illustrated with slides) given in March 2007 by Paul Sturgess from Dorset, that he has been invited back again. Since his last visit he has taken many more pictures of the beautiful countryside and coastline of Dorset and we shall look forward to seeing these.

7th May 2008.
Annual General Meeting. Any items for the agenda to be received by the Secretary no later than 16th April 2008.

The Warminster Countryside Club meets at the Athenaeum Centre, High Street, Warminster, on the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwisee stated.

From June to September outdoor visits are arranged, e.g. to gardens, farms, etc.

Parking on street is available opposite the Athenaeum Centre and there is the main off street car park at the rear of Woolworths, with pedestrian access to the High Street via a footpath adjacent to Woolworths.

Good kitchen facilities are available at the Centre and light refreshments are available at the meetings at a price of £1 for tea/coffee and a roll with cheese etc., or 30p for just tea or coffee.

A raffle is held at each indoor meeting with the proceeds going to Club funds.

The Annual Members' Subscription is £10; and visitors £1.