Abbeydore Women’s Guild

Abbeydore Women’s Guild meet at the village hall on the 1st Thursday of the month, in the afternoons in the winter and evenings in summer.
Our “Walk on the Wild Side” on Ewyas Harold Common in late May certainly lived up to its name!  In the morning there was a hailstorm and the wind blew, but come the afternoon the weather improved (well, mostly!) and we were fortunate to have Dilys and Ian Hart to be our guides.  All of us saw parts of the common we had never seen before and we were thrilled to see the rare pearl bordered fritillary butterflies and orange tipped butterflies and we heard (and sometimes saw) chiff-chaffs, redstarts, willow warblers and yellow hammers.  It was such a rewarding day, and afterwards we returned to the village hall for tea.
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We met in Dore Abbey for our June meeting and were guided round the abbey by the very knowledgeable Linda Cecil who was able to place the history of the abbey in the context of English and French history.  Here too we were shown items that we hadn’t known were there, including the wall painting of the skeleton!  After our fascinating tour we repaired to the village hall for tea. (this is getting to be quite a habit!…) 
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On July 4th we will be having our annual garden party – details from Anne Ponting on 240583.

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