Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

Shillingford Ladies' Guild

Shillingford is a small village just to the east of Bampton. It lies within the Bampton group of five parishes.

Members of Shillingford Ladies Guild presented Hospice South West with a cheque for £1,020.

Seen here is Mrs Diane Davies, the Regional Coordinator for Somerset.

In 2006, the Shillingfor Ladies Guild celebrated 40 years - more here.

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Cheque for Children's Hospice South West

Members making a presentation of £1,300 to Exeter Breast Care in Autumn, 2003.

Group Photo

Shillingford Ladies Guild & Presentation of cheque to Arthur Govier of Tiverton League of Friends July 2008

Shillingford Ladies Guild
Shillingford Ladies Guild

A huge cheque!

Joy Saunders recieved the cheque on behalf of Taunton MLGS amount £293 plus collection tin.


Another presentation


Mary Tucker presents Mark the representative from Exeter Leukaemia Fund with £293 plus collecting tin for for 2008

Shillingford Ladies Guild and the Devon Air Ambulance

The Shillingford Ladies Guid visit the Devon Air Ambulance 2010

Shillingford :Ladies Guild - Help for Heroes

July 2011: The  After Eights Morebath won the Shield for the most points at the coffee Evening in aid of Help the Heroes

Shillingford LG - cup

December 2011: Rita Pollard presents the cup to the competition winner Amy Discombe

Shillingford Ladies Guild

March 2012:
Presentation of £500 plus collection boxes

Presentation to Pine Lodge

March 2013: Presentation to Pine Lodge - £500

Presentation to Alzheimers

2014: Presentation to Alzheimer's Society £500


12 December 2015

We have had our last meeting of 2015 which was enjoyed by everyone, our Christmas lunch. Thank you Rita for everything you do, all those little goodies which pop out of the bag. Also our appreciation goes to Phyllis who organizes our events calendar. Our competition winner and proud winner of the cup was Amy Well done! Good Luck with trying to keep us all in order with the competitions. Well done to the runner ups it was a very close call. The next meeting will be January 21 Tiverton Pantomime After this we shall be having a house meeting at Wheat Close February 10th 2016 at 2.30pm

This year we will be gliding into our fiftieth year so many memories and events, there are still three founder members which still belong. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone, and have a Prosperous and Healthy New Year 2016

13 November

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and all the Health and Happiness for 2016
The ladies enjoyed their lunch plus the company of Shirley at Old Well Nursery. It was wonderful to go around the shop which is  like an Aladdin's cave. There was something different around every corner.
The ladies agreed where they were going for their next Christmas lunch, which all sounded good.
It was also decided we would book some tickets for Tiverton Pantomime.
The competition winners were as follows    1st Shirley 2nd Phyllis 3rd Joyce 4th Mary T
The next meeting would be Christmas Lunch transport will pick up12.noon. Don't forget your competition plus your parcel.

16 October

The ladies and friends plus spouses joined together and played skittles against Huntsham.
Thank you all for your company and a good game. As Shillingford had not had their spinach that day it tells you the answer. Into training for next April ladies and Gents and we will have another try.
Our next meeting which will be held on November 11th away from home 12 noon meeting up,
or contact Phyllis for your transport arrangements. Please bring your bags and plenty of money for those extra little gifts for the christmas sack under the tree.
Also have in mind that it will Christmas lunch booking - and panto for January.

12th October
Our next meeting will be held at Huntsham where we play skittles We also supply the supper
Please arrive at the venue by

August 2015

The Guild met @ Shillingford Village Hall we had a very varied afternoon starting with a quiz and the usual cup of tea with the answers. Thanks Phyllis it certainly was different, made us think.
Rita followed with some readings from the life in the 1940's and also a poem of the war period.
It then followed by a general discussion of different things in modern life and how life has changed.
We all wished Brenda & Alan a happy future in their new abode, hope to see them both sometime.

If there is any Shillingford ladies who would like to join the Guild, do contact Phyllis and she will
give you an update on what is going on. Our next meeting we will be joining The Over 60's on a trip.
Competition: The winner was Phyllis with Marg second followed by Joyce 

July 2015

Our outdoor visit, weather wise was a disaster, but as usual we used plan B and had a very enjoyable meeting. “Thank You”  Rita for organising this afternoon. (Sorry to Shirley we will catch up at a later date)
We had our usual comp and the results were as follows 1st Brenda 2nd Mary 3rd Amy 
The next meeting will take place 12th August @ Shillingford Village Hall 2.30pm

June 2015 Thank You to everyone who helped last month before the day and on the lunch day, we had not been home 24hrs from a superb holiday so you can guess things were pushed into a corner . As usual we had yet again a wonderful turn out, and everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch. The next lunch will be 26th August 2015 @ 12.30pm Community Hall Tickets £6.50 from Bampton Fruit & Veg or Costcutters

June 2015

The ladies enjoyed a trip to Pulhams Mill where they enjoyed some excellent home cooking. The china that it is served on is all hand painted with with farmyard and woodland creatures. As one wondered around the shop all these wonderful things came to view, all ideas for that special event which you have to find a gift for. After you have left the building you stand and listen to the river gently flowing by. It is a very tranquil experience and it lays five minutes away from Wimbleball Lake Brompton Regis. The competition was judged by a member of the staff 1st Joyce 2nd Amy 3rd Phyllis Well done ladies remember the comp for next month. The next outing will be a picnic by the Canal leaving Bampton 12.30pm


May 2015

The ladies met @ Shillingford Village Hall and welcomed a new member.
Names were took for their next day out which would be June 10th and we would meet at 12 noon.
We then played bingo and ended with a competition for a small jug
1st Amy  2nd Phyllis 3rd Joyce

April 2015

The Guild once again played their Spring game of Skittles, I don't think we had quite consumed
our spinach for the day. Well done Huntsham and Thank You for your kind hospitality, we all came away well fed and watered.
We will met you all again in the fall of the year.
Our monthly  meeting has been spent having our lunch out  at The Swan program handed out for the year.
The next meeting will be held at Shillingford Village Hall @    

March 2015

The ladies met at Shillingford Village Hall for their 49th AGM, which was held on  March 11th 2015.
Some of the members are still remaining from the founder membership.
We all agreed we had a very varied and enjoyable year.
The positions are  as follows
Chairman Rita Pollard Secretary Phyllis Sanders  Treasurer Mary Tucker.
On April 13th we have Skittles at Huntsham 7.30.for so all those playing could you consume your spinach  and on April 15th we have a lunch out 12.30. for
Please don't forget your purses for the competition.

18 February

The Guild members and friends enjoyed a night out at Tiverton Signpost pantomime.
The production was Snow White, again the costumes were as usual very colourful and the humour was really great. Well done to all those who give a marvellous night's entertainment.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on 11th March 2015 @ Shillingford Village Hall 2.30pm

13 December

A happy New Year to one and all that was a quick descent  through December into the New Year.
The Ladies enjoyed their Christmas Lunch at Oake where they enjoyed the traditional Turkey and trimmings. The Pud also looked very appetising so we all came away feeling well fed and watered.
Everyone exchanged Christmas parcels and cards.
Rita the chair person thanked Phyllis and other members for what they had done during the year 
Well what do we know ? The cup has gone back to Rita, Congrats Rita you always work hard at the competitions and everything you do.Thanks also goes to the other entrants who have given chase this year Well Done! There were four people tying for third position and Serena coming runner up for the cup.
The competition results were as follows
1.Rita 2. Serena 3. Shirley 4. Mary                                                                                                     

The next meeting will be the pantomime at Tiverton on 28th January 2015

14 October 2014

The ladies met and enjoyed a lunch at “The Old Well” we browsed and dug deep for those stocking fillers. We were talking amongst ourselves how quick the festive season was creeping up on us this year. We wish all those who have supported us throughout the year A very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Our next meeting would be our Christmas Lunch 10th December we would be leaving at 12. noon Please remember the competition for the lunch and your little present. I wonder who will have to be doing the polishing next year? ( It really will not be me) The competition winners for the last two months were Picture: 1st Serena 2nd Brenda 3rd Phyllis Card: 1st Phyllis 2nd Rita 3rd Serena. There will be a pantomime trip in January date to be arranged and on 11th March would be our AGM at Shillingford Village Hall.

25 October 2014

Jumble Sale 20th September 2014
The annual Jumble Sale was held at The Community Hall. Thank you to all those people who donated and attended without everyones help it could not take place.

Skittles @ Huntsham
October 6th
Thank you Huntsham Team for welcoming us once again. We did try our best to to achieve the obvious but once again it alluded us. We will visit you in the Spring again, and perhaps with the aid of some spinach we may achieve our goal.

Goosie Fair @ Tavistock
October 8th
Well we had a very good day at Goosie Fair the weather was not quite so kind though. The showers were very sharp when they came. I think most of us came home with a lot more than we went with.
Thanks Phyllis for getting this underway.

November 12th
The next meeting will be a visit to a Garden Centre plus a lunch, please will you meet in Bampton car park 12.noon.
The competition for 8/10/14 and 12/11/14 can you bring both to this meeting.
Also think about the pantomime which takes place in January 2015 the tickets need to be booked.

20 August 2014

The meeting took place at The Village hall Rita provided the entertainment for the afternoon. Arrangements were made for The Jumble Sale which will be held on September 20th @ Bampton Community Hall 2.30.p.m. On 6th October we are going to Huntsham to play Skittles 7.30. for 8p.m. We have to provide the supper. The next event on October 8th will be a trip to Tavistock Goosie Fair leaving Tiverton 9a.m. Competion winners 1st Brenda 2nd Rita 3rd Mary

9 July 2014

The Guild members had another outing away from home, a very enjoyable trip to Bickleigh Mill. The food was great and also we visited the Aladdins cave everything you could wish for. The next meeting will be held @ Shillingford Village Hall 2.30.p.m. on August 13th.

11 June 2014
The ladies had an enjoyable afternoon having a bring & share picnic. We sat beside the canal had a lovely refreshing cup of tea and put the world to rights and watched all the goings on.
We even brought the competion with us which we had a good laugh about The funny sea side postcard how humour has changed.
1st  Joyce 2nd Amy followed by Rita
July 9th which is the next meeting will be to Bickleigh Mill ladies we meet at the Car Park 12. noon 
Also bring your competition in your pocket one should not forget this one

14 May 2014

The ladies met and enjoyed a lunch at The Swan which made a lovely change. Our next meeting would be held on 11th June “Bring & Share” Picnic and we are asked to meet at The Car Park Bampton @ (Plus the competition) The competition winners, Amy, Rita & Serena

9th April 2014

The Guild gathered at Shillingford Village Hall, we had a speaker who opened most of our eyes to facts from the legal department. The title of the speaker was Tax Care & Toyboys who advised us about many things we had thought were all neat & tidy. The Alzheimer's Society representative arrived and we presented a cheque for £500 to this organization. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Guild to get this amount The competition was won by Rita so ladies we must make an effort else we know who is going to win that cup. The Skittle night was held at Huntsham Thank you all for a lovely evening, as usual we lost by a few pins.!!!! The next meeting will be a lunch at the Swan we meet at on 14th May if you were not at the previous meeting and wish to go please book with Phyllis.


The ladies gathered at Shillingford Village Hall for the AGM which was well attended.
The organisation had enjoyed a varied programme during the year.
Although the Guild has deminished in size we are still doing the charity every year and again we decided to give a further sum away. The Charity throughout 2013 had been for Alziheimer's and the presentation will be next month
We have Skittles on 24thMarch 7.30.for 8pm at Huntsham.

The positions this year  are Rita Pollard Chairman Mary Tucker Vice chairman/Treasuer, Phyllis Sanders Secretary, Brenda Reed cards Shirley Kingdom competition
Rita Thanked everyone for all they had done during the year and the new programme will be handed out by the next meeting. If anyone else would like to join us please contact one of the committee.
The next meeting will be Shillingford Village Hall April 9th 2.30p.m. Presentation and speaker


The members had a very enjoyable evening watching a performance of Aladdin at Tiverton Pantomime. It still maintains the slap stick humour which the audience joins in with. I think we all go back to our second childhood.
Our March meeting will take place on March 12th which will be the AGM @ Shillingford Village Hall at


A Happy New Year to everyone wishing you a Healthy Happy and prosperous one.
The Guild had a very enjoyable christmas lunch at The Oak Manor. Congratulations goes to the competition winner this year who is Shirley Kingdon. Well Done!!!!!
The runner up Phyllis Sanders and Serena Mercer
We also had a room competition  Photographs 1 Joyce Cleave 2 Shirley Kingdon 3 Rita Pollard
Christmas Tree decoration 1 Rita Pollard 2 Mary Tucker 3 Shirley Kingdon 4 Serena Mercer
Thank you Rita for all your persuasive encouragement to all the members plus everything else you do. Phyllis and Brenda also another thank you to the back room jobs which are done without anyone knowing.
The next outing for the Guild will be an outing to the Tiverton pantomime on 29th January 2014.
We have to be in for the performance. The drivers will contact you about transport.

SLG Cup 2013


We wish everyone seasonal greetings have a wonderful Christmas and have a healthy Prosperous New Year. Also to all those who have supported us throughout the year with our events which we hold for charity A BIG “THANK YOU”
The meeting this month was discussing  final arrangements for our Christmas Lunch and Skittles @ Huntsham and remember ladies we have to supply the food. Also at lunch time we have to have a good feed of spinach to build our strength up, we know now we can beat the other team it has been done!!!!!!
November  25th  Skittles Huntsham
December  5th     Christmas Lunch
January's date members will be informed at the lunch
Cheers !!!!!!!!


The Guild held their Charity Jumble Sale on 5th October and made £180 for the charity which is Alzheimer's Society. A big “Thank you” to all those who helped or donated goods for this event.

The next forthcoming dates are
November 13th meeting @ Hall 2.30.p.m.
November 25th Skittles @ Huntsham (Shillingford Food)
December 5th Christmas Lunch please note change of  day/date


The ladies joined together for their cream tea and a browse around the nursery. Everyone had different ideas, for stocking fillers for Christmas. There was something for everyone's tastes.
The next event would be the Jumble Sale on October 5th 2013  the venue being The Community Hall 2.30.p.m. If anyone has any produce or goods for the sale they will gratefully be received.
The charity is “Alzheimer's Society” Come and see what bargains are available.
The next date on the agenda will be Skittles  at Huntsham on  November 25th  8.p.m. (We provide food)
On  November 13th we will hold our meeting at Shillingford Hall @ 2.30.p.m.
Also ladies catch up with your program for December and January as Phyllis will require your names for these events.

June 2013
The meeting had changed from the programme and we met at the hall our usual venue.
We finalised the programme for the coffee evening which will be held on July 10th at 7.p.m..
The charity this year will be in aid of Alzheimer's Society which is the Guilds fund raising cause throughout 2013.
 We hope as many people as possible will be able to give the support to the Guild which they will need throughout the year.
The other event will be the Jumble Sale which will be held on October 5th @ the Community Hall
After a few games of Bingo we all enjoyed a tea break Thank you Rita.
Competition winner  Shirley Kingdom

8th May 2013
The ladies gathered at the hall for their meeting, the chair was taken by Rita. The ladies discussed the future events. The Coffee Evening with entertainment would be taking place on July 10th @ Shillingford Village Hall.
The ladies also received an invite from the Ladies Group to join them on an outing in May.
The next meeting on June 8th  has been changed to the 12th and this will be a meeting at the Hall as usual @ 2.30.p.m.
The competition:  1st Brenda  2nd Shirley  3rd Serena  

10 April 2013
The Guild met at the hall for the meeting which was chaired by Rita who welcomed Dr Gavin Haig as the speaker . The subject was Birds & Butterflies although we traveled down many paths throughout this talk. It makes us wonder how much we miss by not watching nature at work, the  peace and tranquility of it all. The herbs which are natural healers and are used for many different drugs. Also how Butterflies live on Nettles which most of us classify as a weed in the garden. In the war time they were used as greens and are still used for their vitamins.
The next meeting on the 22nd April will be Skittles @ Huntsham 7.30. for 8p.m. If you require to come please contact Phyllis
The May meeting will be held  Shillingford Village Hall 2.30.p.m.
Competition winners Good engravers, Well done !!!!!
1st Shirley 2nd Brenda 3rd Rita 

13 March 2013
The Guild met for their annual General Meeting,at the Hall. The chairman was providing the tea for members which as usual was absolutely great. Thank You Rita plus half of the committee.
A presentation was made to Hospisecare from Tiverton to their representative Ms Smith who received the grand total of £500  which the members and friends had raised during the year 
“Thank You” to everyone who has given the Guild support during the year at  all their events.
The election of officers were as follows
The Chairman Rita Pollard
Vice                 Mary Tucker
Secretary        Phyllis Sanders
Treasurer        Mary Tucker
The competition winner best valued bargain 1st Phyllis 2nd Shirley 3rd Rita
Well done girls we know who to send when we want a bargain.  
The next meeting April 10 2013 @ 2.30. p.m.the speaker will be Dr Gavin Haig                                  

March 2013

The Guild held their meeting at Wheat Close and we had a full house. It was great to see Myra
Esme  and Marg with us. We wish Phyl a speedy recovery and hope she will soon be back with us.
Our business was conducted and then we enjoyed our bring & share, there seemed to be enough for an army, but at the end of the afternoon most of the food had been demolished. Thank you to everyone who donated food for this event.
The competition winner  wintery scene

  1. Mary T  2. Rita   3. Brenda

The next meeting will be the AGM 13th March @ Shillingford Village Hall @ 2.30.p.m.

January 2013
The Guild started 2013 by having a lunch at “The Bridge” Thank you to Brian and staff.
Members caught up with all their Christmas celebrations and on all the members who unfortunately could not attend. We wish them all well for this coming year although sadly one is moving from the area. We hope Isabel and her Husband  will be happy in their new home.
The competition Best Household Hint: 1st Joyce Cleave 2nd Mary Tucker 3rd Marg Payne
The next meeting on February 13th  will be a home meeting and it will be held at Wheat Close Bampton 2.30.p.m. Please bring a small plate with something you can share with the other members
Also don't forget the competition for this month, plus some ideas for the future year's program. Looking forward to seeing you all.   

December 2012
A Happy New Year to one and all, the Guild wishes everyone a Healthy Happy, prosperous 2013
As you will all guess we have had our Christmas lunch which we all enjoyed at the Anchor Inn Exbridge. The cracker competition was won by Mary T the other entrants were Shirley Rita Serena  & Brenda
The competition cup was won by Rita who had the cup presented by Amy. Well done to all the ladies who supported the competitions throughout the year.
The next meeting will be lunch at The Bridge 12 for 12.30.p.m.on January 9th 2013

October 2012
On a rather damp dismal October day the ladies set off for yet another lunch out. This time it was Knighthayes where we were hoping to view some autumn colour changes on the trees on a stroll around the grounds. I think it is going to take some warm sunny days plus a few of Jack Frosts visits to get all that is requested. Although we did have a shopping experience before we left the establishment which helps the ladies feel they have accomplished something on the way.
The competition winners this month were 1st Joyce Cleave 2nd Shirley Kingdom 3rd Rita Pollard
Well done to you all as everyone else's heads were like sieves. (including mine)
Hope all the members who have not been 100% fit of late are improving and we hope to see you at the Christmas lunch remember you have to book with Phyllis so give her a call and get all the details.

September 2012 The weather was taking on the Autumn feel, breeze blowing with intermittent showers. The Guild met at the Village Hall and with Jenny as our tutor we all endeavoured to achieve making some different craft things. Thank you Jenny I think you brought out the best in us with different things coming to face us, by putting our hands in the bag to see what different articles were in there.(made us all think)

Our next event will be the visit to Knightshayes date 10th October will all members be in the car park Bampton by 12.30p.m. Better still give Phyllis the secretary a buzz and give her some idea of numbers On 20th October is our annual Charity Jumble Sale which the proceeds go to Pine Lodge Hospice Care at Tiverton. Please support us as they are a very needy cause. The start of the sale will be 2.p.m. At the Community Hall Bampton. Helpers please can you be there from 12.noon onwards.

Also we are having Skittles on 22nd October at Huntsham 7.30. for 8.p.m. Please have your spinach for lunch as I think we may need it.Our turn to supply the supper so nearer the date just contact Phil again to say what you are suppling. If you have any energy left it is “The Fair” on the 25th have a lovely day and see how many bargains you can find.

8th August 2012
Rita welcomed everyone, the weather had not been kind and it was decided to hold “The Bring and Share” at the hall where the ladies enjoyed a pleasant varied afternoon.
We heard Esme was on the road to recovery which was good news. Minutes were read from  the previous meeting and duly signed.
The treasurer reported that the coffee Evening made £201 for the Charity
The next meeting the speaker would be Jennifer Ashdown
10th October visit to Knightshayes
20th October Charity Jumble Sale @ Community Hall 2.p.m. in aid of Pine Lodge Hospice care
22nd October Skittles @ Huntsham 7.30. for 8.p.m. we do the refreshments.

Coffee Evening July 2012
Our annual Coffee Evening was held for “Pine Lodge” Hospice Care @ Tiverton. The event was held at Shillingford Village Hall. We were joined by people from Morebath, Oakford, Clayhanger, Huntsham and Bampton Our entertainment was provided by Diane Thomas The Guild Wishes to Thank everyone who contributed draw prizes towards the evening which was very much appreciated. Also all the members and friends who contributed to-wards the lovely supper which was enjoyed by all. The shield this year was won by Shillingford so Congratulations to those members who worked hard at the competitions The next meeting will be August 8th Picnic bring and share

February 2012
The guild enjoyed a luncheon meal when they visited The Toucan. The ladies had been invited to the Oakford “Moorland Group” and
to participate in the competition which was being held on the evening of March 8 2012
The next meeting would be the AGM at Shillingford Village hall on March 14 2012 @ 2.30.p.m. This will also be the presentation of
“Help the Heroes” cheque for the Charity during 2011 / 2012.
The competition (Bracelet) Thank you to the Judges
1.Shirley    2.Myra     3. Brenda

Skittles Huntsham: Well our triumph was very short lived as we happily won last November but to put it in a nut shell our ladies and gents were well and truly thrashed!!!!! this March
Thank you Huntsham for entertaining us and feeding us with a superb supper, it is only twice a year we meet but we all look forward to it very much.
See you all in the Autumn and have a lovely summer.

our meeting was held at Shillingford Village Hall, we had a speaker who kept us glued to her every word. The interesting life spent going around and being a Post lady in different areas, the different little tales which you would have loved to have put a face to. They say that nothing goes on in the country but how wrong can you be.
The programme was discussed for the year,and the ladies decided on next years charity which would be “Pine Lodge Hospice” Tiverton
The next meeting would be @ the hall on May 9th @ 2.30.p.m.
The speaker will be Myra Machin and her life in Kenya (Should be very interesting) tell you more next month.
The competition winners
1st Shirley 2nd Rita 3rd Phyllis S.

2011 Reports below:


The ladies gathered at the Bakery Bampton for a lunch which sounded like they all enjoyed.
Happy New Year to everyone from the ones that could not attend through reasons beyond their control. (Jack Frost must have got in through the
Well done Shirley I hope you did not have to use to much nail polish!!!!!
Please bring it to the AGM and we can all view your display.
The next meal will be at the Toucan on 9th February 12.15.p.m.
The A.G.M. will take place on March 9th at 2.30.p.m. Shillingford Village Hall Not sure what the competition is please contact Rita for info.

February 2011

We met at The Toucan and members had an enjoyable lunch, and also celebrated Rita's Birthday with tea and cake afterwards. The competition was a coaster which was won by Amy followed by Marg and then Shirley. An invite has been received to join the Moorland Group in March. The next meeting will be at Shillingford Village Hall on March 9th @ 2.30.p.m. Everyone is very welcome The competition will be an apron (Now I shall have to dig deep).

9 March 2011
The Guild held their AGM at Shillingford Village Hall, Rita Pollard took the chair. The Secretary Carol Jarrett read the minutes and they were duly signed.
Carol then informed the members that she would be standing down this year, and had enjoyed her time with the Guild.
We all thank Carol for all her hard work throughout the years she has held the position.
The treasurer's report stated that they had raised £500 for Shelter Box this year which is a great achievement and "Thank you" to everyone who had supported the Guild throughout the year The Positions for 2011 Chairman Rita Pollard Vice Chair Mary Tucker Secretary's Phyllis Saunders & Sue Brooker
Treasurer    Mary Tucker
The Charity for next year will be "Help the Heros"
On the following evening the members had been invited to Oakford Moorland Group
All the members joined in with their choices for outings and meetings The next meeting will be on 13th April @ 2.30.p.m.  Comp Decorated hard boiled egg (For Easter) Competition Apron 1st Shirley, 2nd Joyce 3rd Serena 4th Amy

April 2011. The Guild held their meeting @ the village hall, Rita took the chair Apologies were taken from members who were not in attendance.
Phyllis took names for skittles which would be played at Huntsham.
The new programme for 2011  was presented to members they discussed different events.
The competitions for the coffee evening was finalized The members had the Easter feeling in front of them lots of small easter eggs thanks to Rita. The meeting then continued with a few games of bingo The next event will be skittles @ Huntsham The next meeting @ the village Hall presentation of cheque to Shelter Box

May 2011. Skittles Huntsham: Thank you Huntsham for the lovely night we all had, sadly we lost again but that did not seem to matter as the saying goes The company and food was good. Look forward to the return match in the autumn of the year.

May 2011 This meeting was the presentation of our last year's charity to Shelter Box £590. The representative of Shelter Box Brian gave us a low down on where the money goes and what goes into the boxes and how they can be tracked. The Coffee Evening with entertainment which will be on July 13th details were finalized and also the next meeting which would be a lunch out. If you were not at the meeting and you want details contact Sue or Phyllis.

Shillingford Ladies Guild

July 2011. The Coffee Evening was held at Shillingford Village Hall in aid of "Help The Heroes" The members were joined by guests from other clubs and organizations from the locality. Our appreciation goes to everyone who donated draw prizes and also those who contributed towards the stall. The entertainment for the evening was provided by Betty and Audrey who played music from our era and also some entertaining Devonshire readings Everyone enjoyed supper and finally the moment had come for the announcement of the shield winner for this year. The winners were "The After Eights" from Morebath. Well done to you all. The judge being Ann Barrow.

The next meeting will be a picnic bring and share 10 August 2.30.p.m. the venue will be at Sue's at Shillingford.

August 2011. The August meeting was held at Sue's home Thank you to Sue and Alan for your kind hospitality.
The weather held out and we all enjoyed our picnic on the lawn. It was great to see Marg and Elsie back with us for the afternoon.
The next meeting being organized will be the visit to a nursery which will be on 14 September
members who were not at the picnic and wish to attend the next outing please contact either Phyllis or Sue
The competition winners
1. Joyce Cleave 2. Shirley Kingdom 3 Myra Machine

September 2011. The members paid an afternoon visit to The Old Well where they enjoyed a lovely cream tea and a browse amongst the plants and all the goodies involved with gardening. Many came away with some brilliant new ideas I am sure. We all wish Myra a speedy recovery.

On 22 October we will be holding our Charity Jumble Sale @ 2.p.m. @ the Community Hall Come and see if you can find some small treasure to take home, and help our Help The Heroes fund The winter game of skittles with Huntsham will be 21 November 2011 7.30. for 8.p.m. Shillingford has to provide the supper. See if we can win this time (No bets please) The annual Christmas lunch will be held at the Exeter Inn 14 December 2011

November 2011
The members met at Shillingford Hall and we welcomed back two members again who had not been able to attend of late. Details for the future skittle match were discussed, and it will be the Guilds turn to provide the food for the evening.
I hope the team that are playing will have had their spinach and will be in great form.
The names were also taken for the annual christmas lunch which will be held at The Exeter Inn
on 7 December 12.30.p.m. For 1.p.m. The things we have to bring gift/present and the competition a home made gift tag. (Who will have won that cup?) I will inform you next month.

Thank you Jenny for your demonstration and generosity, so many more things we have still to learn,
it was great watching you build your designs, something very different.

The next meetings will be as follows
11 January  meeting @ Shillingford Village Hall 2.30.p.m.
8   February   Lunch @ The Toucan
14 March A.G.M. @ Shillingford Village Hall
We wish  all our members past and present A Happy Christmas and a healthy prosperous New Year  

December 2011

By the time everyone reads this, the festivities will be over and we shall be well into the New Year. We hope everyone has had a superb Christmas and we wish everyone a Healthy Happy Prosperous New year.

Skittles Match: Thank you Huntsham for the game and it has taken the Guild team How many years?? to achieve a win we have at last won by 25 pins. Thank you for all those members who provided supper and all the family members who had joined us to make the team. Well Done!!!!!! The Christmas lunch held at the Exeter Inn was great we all came away feeling quite full. Congratulations!!!! goes to Amy who has won the cup well done also to the runner up Shirley Kingdom 3rd place was taken by Joyce Cleeve.

The next meeting will take place at Shillingford Village Hall On 11 January 2012 2.30.p.m. 8 February lunch @ The Toucan.


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