Historian Janis Blower to give talk to South Shields women’s group

Former Gazette writer Janis Blower will be sharing tales about South Tyneside.
Former Gazette writer Janis Blower will be sharing tales about South Tyneside.
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A former Gazette writer who is a font of knowledge about South Tyneside has been lined up as a guest speaker at a meeting of the Townswomen’s Guild.

Janis Blower has been invited to share her own insight of the borough as it was in years gone by to members of the guild.

The Townswomens Guild  is looking for more members.

The Townswomens Guild is looking for more members.

The Gazette’s former Cookson Country writer has recently completed a sell-out show at the Customs House.

Britta Daley, chairman of the guild, based at All Saints Community Centre in Stanley Street, South Shields, said: “Janis is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to South Tyneside and her show at the Customs House was insightful.

“She has been a guest speaker at our guild in the past, and it is a delight we are able to welcome her back.”

The Townswomen’s Guild has been holding regular sessions since 1937.

Janis has been a guest speaker at our guild in the past and it is a delight we are able to welcome her back.

Britta Daley

The group, which is part of a national network, had previously been based at Cleadon Park.

It is one of the only remaining guilds in the area.

Each month, special guests are invited to the meetings to give talks and demonstrations, members also take part in activities and there are day trips.

In May, a trip to Wainstones Hotel in Stokesley has been organised in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Mrs Daley added: “It’s great that the group has been going for so long, but I’m always trying to find new ways to attract new members to increase our numbers.”

The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 2pm. The next meeting will take place on April 12.

For information, call 07947 716800.