Special guest will be on song at women’s group

'FRIENDLY GROUP' ... All Saints Townswomen's Guild chairwoman Britta Daley, centre, says the group is always looking for new members.
'FRIENDLY GROUP' ... All Saints Townswomen's Guild chairwoman Britta Daley, centre, says the group is always looking for new members.

A SINGER has been lined up to entertain women who are helping to keep a historic group alive.

Sue Smith will be showcasing her vocal talents at the next meeting of the All Saints Townswomen’s Guild.

We would just love to see more women coming along and joining us.

Britta Daley, All Saints Townswomen’s Guild

The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at All Saints Community Centre in Stanley Street, South Shields.

The sessions aim to bring women of all ages together to socialise.

Each month the group organises talks, social events, day trips and activities.

Chairwoman of the Townswomen’s Guild, Britta Daley said: “We always try to make our monthly meetings different, and this month we will be entertained by singer Sue Smith.

“Over the past few months we have held drop-in coffee mornings to encourage more people to come along to our group, as we are always looking for new members.

“We have had some new people come and join us, but our door is always open.

“We are such a friendly group and our members really get a lot out of coming to meetings, going on day trips and taking part in activities.

“We would just love to see more women coming along and joining us.”

Mrs Daley says the group is ideal for those who have recently retired and mums who are looking for something to do while their children are at school – there is no upper age limit.

The group started in Cleadon Park in 1937, moving to its new home at All Saints Community Centre, Stanley Street, South Shields, just over two years ago.

When it first started, there were around eight townswomen’s guilds throughout South Tyneside – now only the All Saints branch of the national organisation remains.

The next meeting of the Townswomen’s Guild will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 2pm.

Anyone interested in joining can call Britta on 455 5264 or contact the community centre on 456 1185.