The festive season is a time of fun, laughter, and traditions. The DBWI tradition is our annual quiz, Brainy Birds. The quiz women have been meeting together to compile the questions for a few weeks (I think that’s right, anyway) now. The rest of us simply need to polish our silver matter, come along, join a team and revel in our superior intellects. It is a battle to rival Agincourt (more friendly though), winners and also-rans get prizes. It really is a fantastic end to the year.
At all meetings
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
Please continue to follow the DBWI precautions regarding Covid. We would also encourage everyone to book their next jab when called to do so.
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.
This group is usually held on the third Tuesday of a month at a member’s house or a pub. The book of the month is announced at the monthly meetings and are usually around 300 pages in length. You can sign up at the meeting or email if interested. For further details please visit the page on the website.
BST Walking Group
The walking group is now in hibernation for the winter. There is a WhatsApp group remaining open for people to arrange impromptu walks whenever the rambling bug speaks to them. Ask about this via the usual email or at the meetings. Please see the group page on the website for information and pics of previous walks.
The knitting group is meeting again when a project idea comes to mind. If anyone has any ideas for projects or can host an evening for crafting, please email the usual address You can also request to be added to the WhatsApp group for regular updates.
De Beauvoir Christmas Trail
Another festive community tradition is the sale trail. A variety of stalls will be set up around the streets and in St Peter’s Church crypt. The trail on the streets will be open between 11am and 3pm, with the crypt open until 5pm. We will be selling homemade preserves, bakes, and crafts outside 34 Northchurch Terrace. Please see the posters below for details of the other stalls.
The DBWI committee have been discussing ways in which we can grow membership and welcome new sisters to the fold. In the next few months we will be compiling a questionnaire to distribute but in the meantime would like to invite you to tell us what you think we do well and what we can improve upon. Email your comments to the usual address (on the poster at the top).
As always we wish you all health and happiness until we next meet.