August Summer Social

This month’s blog is being sent out with very short notice, so I have to apologise.  Because of this some of the information below will be out of date.  Life simply got in the way, as it so often does.  What I need is a good night out to relax and recharge.  Praise the DBWI that it is finally August again, time for our annual social.  This year we will be gathering for fun and sisterly merriment at the Narrow Boat Pub (see poster below for the details)

At all meetings

Please note the change of venue for the meeting this month, The Narrowboat Pub, 119 St Peter’s Road N1 8PZ.  Guests come for free in August.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Crypt at St Peter’s Church, De Beauvoir, starting at 7.30pm.  Sisters take it in turns to serve delicious refreshments, including tea and cake, wine, and assorted snacks from the kitchen.  Meetings are free to members, or only £5 for guests (price includes tea/coffee and cake).  Come and join us for a chance to catch up with friends old and new.

Covid compliance notice

I could not find any information on the Narrowboat Pub’s website regarding their policies for keeping safe during Covid.  Recent news has been reporting rises in cases so there is still a need to be cautious when meeting up together.

This is the general guidance for meetings held at St Peter’s Church: The DBWI are still asking for some precautions to be taken regarding Covid.  In line with guidance from the NFWI masks are optional but we encourage members and guests to wear one when in more crowded areas, such as queueing for refreshments.  We will continue to keep doors and windows open in the Crypt for ventilation.  Wash hands in the toilets and/or use sanitiser, which we will provide hand sanitiser if you cannot bring your own but please bring your own if you can.  All surfaces on tables and at the hatch will be wiped down with disinfectant before your arrival.  If you can do a lateral flow test before attending meetings and contact us if you develop symptoms after attending.

Book Group

This group is usually held on the third Tuesday of a month at a member’s house or a pub.  In July the book read was Longbourn by Jo Baker.  More details about the book for August can be obtained by contacting us via email (address in poster above) or by expressing interest at the social where we can pass your details to the group organisers.  Updates to the group pages on the website are coming soon.

Walking Group

Usually held on the last Friday of the month.  July’s walk took place on the 29th and the organisers arranged a very pleasant jaunt to Greenwich Park to watch the sunset from the hill.  From a selection of photos taken (below) you can see that all ramblers had a jolly great time.  The walk for August is yet to be confirmed.  As with the book group please contact us and look out for updates on the website page for the group.

Updates

Party in the Park (PITP)

Last month the DBWI held a very successful cake stall in De Beauvoir Square for the annual PITP. A healthy sum of money was raised and our members agreed to donate a portion to our usual charity Solace.

Upcoming events

More details to come about the following:

Trip to Marble Hill House built by Henrietta Howard https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/marble-hill/

Tour of Houses of Parliament with Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch.

As always the DBWI wishes all our members the best health and hopes to see you soon.

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