Wednesday Club March Programme

The Wednesday Club wasn’t fully protected against the floods of mid-February. None of our members was thankfully directly affected by the water, but in view of the uncertain weather and travel conditions on 19th February it was decided to cancel that morning’s meeting. The advertised “Baltic Cruise” was easily rescheduled. Penny Platts once again held our full attention with her talk on the Herefordshire market towns. The historical details are most fascinating. Karilyn and Richard Collins were again very welcome guests when they told us about their missionary work in Tanzania.
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Wednesday Club February Programme

The highlight of January 2020 was definitely the intoduction to basket weaving by Clyde of Wildwicker. Clyde only uses willow twigs and branches from plants which he has propagated and grown himself. The beauty of a finished basket lies in its smooth feel, natural colours and sturdiness. Besides baskets, willow is also ideal for creating many other forms of practical or ornamental items. A special aspect of willow weaving is its therapeutic value. You can’t rush it.
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Wednesday Club December Programme

Mair and Brian Granthier gave us a very detailed and sometimes moving presentation about Night Shift and how their vision of some 17 years ago has made a real impact on Hereford’s nightlife. On a Saturday night/Sunday morning – from midnight to 3.00am – HBC’s front doors are kept open by a group of volunteers to anyone seeking a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle along Commercial Road: a warm drink, a quiet chat among friends while waiting for a lift home, a pair of flip flops and an all important toilet stop are just a few things offered. All is done to show that God’s love and care is free for all.
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Wednesday Club November Programme

October’s highlight truly belongs to Penny Platts. Her presentation “Travel in Iran” was outstanding. History, culture and especially the friendly welcome given to her by the ordinary people left a deep impression on us all. What could the world be like without wars and hatred among nations.
After travel in a hot country November will transport us into Antarctica and the Baltic. What contrasts!
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Wednesday Club October Programme

One of the highlights in September was a very interesting talk by Mark Bricknell on John Venn Society. John Venn and his sister Emelia did ground-breaking work in establishing guidelines in social care that are still very relevant today.
This month we continue with a Herefordshire theme when Gordon Taylor returns to give us another pictorial insight into the beauty of our county.
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Wednesday Club May Programme

Wednesday Club always strives to bring new experiences to our members. When Liz Donavan brought a full set of bell plates and, after a short introduction, held a “Masterclass”, there were many volunteers eager to try their hands at them. It wasn’t a master performance, but the concerted enthusiasm fully made up for it. Watch the video below to judge for yourself!

And, all being well, we may get another opportunity just before Christmas.

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Wednesday Club April Programme

Open Mornings have proved to be a wonderful opportunity for members to share with us their special interests. So it was in March when Ian Haines introduced us to a small part of his extensive collection of often rare coins, such as 50p coins with the wrong number of sides, or 20p coins without a date. Just handling old pennies and farthings had its special fascination, and the history behind many of the coins made us listen in wonder.
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