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The members of The Wigan Women’s Friendship Club have enjoyed weekly meetings since we returned after our summer break. On Thursday 13th September members enjoyed a meal at the Owls in Standish to celebrate our 37th birthday. At our AGM on 20th September a new Speaker Secretary, Mrs Nancy Rose, was elected. Mrs Joyce Holmes who held the position for close on 20 years, and served on the Committee since the Club started in 1981, has had to resign due to her own health and family reasons. We appreciate and thank her for all the hard work and dedication; she has given to the group.

At our weekly meetings we have had afternoon with Richard Hall giving us a musical afternoon entitled “The Best of British” and this week we look forward “Another Look at the UK”.

The programme till the end of the year is below:


18th      “Slide Show” given by Jim Holian

25th     “Cycling from the Himalayas to the Ganges

Nov 1st      No Meeting

8th     “Lancashire Women”  given by Nancy Rose

15th     “Magic with a Smile”  with Brian Berry

22nd      Upholland U3A Singing Group

29th       Christmas Meal at the Oak Hotel


6th       Christmas Flower Demo by Alan Forshaw.

At the last meeting there will be a raffle, hot punch and mince pies to give us that Christmas Spirit!

The Club is always pleased to see new members.

We meet, apart from the 1st Thursday, each Thursday, in Penson Street Community Centre, Penson Street, off Wigan Lane, in the afternoon from 1.30pm

There is time for a chat before notices at 1.45pm followed by the Speaker at 2 o’clock. Then a cup of tea & biscuits!  We finish at 3.30pm.

We are always delighted to welcome anyone who might be interested in coming along. The Committee are always pleased to have your help and any ideas you have.

There is a Half Yearly subscription of £4 and weekly subs of £3.

For further information contact Margaret Rowe on 01942 247403 (if you leave a message you will get a call back).