Winter Wednesdays

Brea Gardening Club was 'born' out of our first event of 'Open Gardens in Brea' in 2002 and its members have enjoyed our monthly meetings over the last five years.

As any Secretary/Organiser of a Gardening Club will know, it is not easy to find Speakers related to gardening (who are not too expensive) to fill each meeting, especially after five years and about 50 plus meetings. Consequently we found that we were deviating somewhat from gardening, into the realms of lifeboats, family history and several other non-gardening subjects, all of them, I must add, were very interesting. So as a result of the popularity of these diversions, we thought we might set up a splinter group of the Gardening Club, meeting on a Wednesday afternoon, to enable villagers who are not keen gardeners to try out other activities and, get the Gardening Club back onto a gardening track.

We have decided to call the new group 'Winter Wednesdays', as it is our intention to run this group only during the winter months. We have already set out a programme which includes activities such as; Painting, Local and Family History, Paper Crafts and Book Reading.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon at 2pm in Brea Chapel Hall, commencing on the 10th October through until the end of March. There will be a membership fee and a small contribution at each meeting. These charges will help towards the running costs of the group, hall hire, materials, refreshments etc.

ALL WELCOME! Look forward to seeing you.


Programme for 2008/2009:    
  October 8th Papercraft
  October 22nd Talk by Kingsley Rickard of the Trevithick Society
  November 12th Attic Finds - Richard Eddy
  November 26th Fun With Words – Charlotte Murray-Taylor
  December 10th Photography - Alex Wallis
  January 14th Social History in Cornwall - Roy Blewett
  January 28th Textiles/Needlecraft - Gill & Gloria
  February 11th Quilling - Maureen Hopcroft
  February 25th Art – Chrissy Hoyland
  March 11th First Aid Aid - Linda Retallick, Matron Camborne/Redruth Commumity Hospital
  March 25th Encaustic Art - Mrs Blackney
Programme for 2007/2008:    
  October 10th Roy Blewett on Social History
  October 24th Card Making
  November 14th Peter King on Family History
  November 28th Flower Arranging with Heather Ducker
  December 12th Handmade Xmas Decorations and Setting a Book to Read for Reviewing on 9th January
  January 9th Book Review
  January 23rd Photography
  February 13th Sketching/Painting using a media of your choice with Chrissy Hoyland
  February 27th Sketching/Painting - Completing the Picture with Chrissy
  March 12th Making a Decorative/useful item from Recycled Materials
  March 26th-29th inc Craft/History Exhibition open to the Public