A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns in October with a stellar lineup

A Good Read returns on Saturday 3 October 2015 in the tiny county of Rutland at the Greetham Golf Hotel for day filled with literary stimulation and interactive workshops.

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Julie Berry
I took my mum with me to the Conference Location yesterday to check out the facilities in readiness for my workshop on the 3rd Oct... Read More
Sunday, 16 August 2015 15:08
Guest — Julie Berry
Thanks Ilana. Interesting to see that photograph showing us what Elizabeth Gaskell looked like. ... Read More
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Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Curled up and cozy and having a Big Read?

Has your group chosen a book from the Grantham group's proposed list for The Big Read 2015? We look forward to reading your reviews so please remember to send them to the NWR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 September so that we can include them in the Autumn issue of NWR magazine.

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Members of Alrewas Group (in Staffordshire) read The Last Runaway which led to an excellent discussion about slavery, Quakers, a w... Read More
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National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

National Conference & AGM in Glasgow – A shining success!

The NWR National Conference & AGM 2015 took place in Glasgow on Saturday 20 June in the beautiful and historic Grand Central Hotel. The trustees, staff and conference committee were delighted to welcome 260 members. Many made a weekend of it and enjoyed wraparound events including a guided tour of Glasgow’s historical sites.

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NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

NWR Short Story Competition 2015: Freedom

Do you have a way with words? Enter our short story competition for the chance to win two nights B&B for two people at Gladstone's Library, kindly donated by the Library.

Your story needs to be 2000 words or less and titled, Freedom. Other than that, let your imaginations run wild!

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NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

NWR Photography Competition 2015 'A Flash of Colour': The results

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NWR Photography Competition 2015 is Lynn Welsher for her photo, The Acer Leaves.

The theme was ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, were looking for inspiration, originality and quality. Thank you to everyone who entered. Both the quality and number of entries we received were extremely high, which made judging very difficult. 

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Guest — Lynn Welsher
I was really delighted and very surprised when I had the phone call from Trustee Jeanette House telling me I had won the competiti... Read More
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:53
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We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

We’re going to Glasgow - are you coming?

This year’s NWR National Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow at the Grand Hotel and will be on the theme of 'Diverse Connections’. We have some excellent speakers already confirmed and events will include guided tours of Glasgow’s historical sites, an evening meal and of course a quiz.

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Guest — Sarah Akhtar
I would add The House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park. Unique and stunning.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:33
Guest — NWR Falkirk & District
If you're interested in all things canal-related, why not pop over to Falkirk to visit the Falkirk Wheel (boat lift linking the Un... Read More
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Celebrating International Women's Day: Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson

Celebrating International Women's Day: Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson

To mark International Women’s Day on the 8 March, Trustee, Jeanette House visited St Mary’s Church in Morpeth to learn about suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson.

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I didn't celebrate International Women's Day. But I went to Aintree on 11th April for the Grand National with my family, this was ... Read More
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Mary Stott Award 2014

Mary Stott Award 2014

In 2014 Carol Crane received the Quaich and book tokens for setting up the Rosie Crane Trust which supports bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age. She told us about her experiences...

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Steph Savill
You deserve this Carol after such unimaginable grief. What an amazing way to celebrate your daughter's all too short life.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 15:08
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Theme 2015: Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights

Theme 2015: Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights

This year's theme is Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It was authenticated on June 19th 1215 at Runnymede by the Great Seal of King John.  

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The website at Lincoln Castle Museum is a good starting point to investigate Magna Carta - http://www.visitlincoln.com/magnacarta ... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 18:01
Kim Kitson
A good summary of King John and the Magna Carta can be found by watching Horrible Histories - Magna Carta Special on iPlayer. If ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 20:49
Judith Roddis
If you live near Lincoln, a visit to the Castle is well worth the entrance fee. 5 of us visited recently. We viewed the Magna Cart... Read More
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Themed Evening 2015: Japan

Themed Evening 2015: Japan

Have you started thinking about your group's themed evening? Here are a few facts and figures to get you started!

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Elizabeth Carless
That is some useful information - thanks to whoever has done some research. We have a themed evening planned.
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:37
Judy Windwood
Thanks for this start! we have a themed evening in the programme but we need to sort the details of it!
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:12
Julie Berry
I'd be interested in Japan and whaling as a sub topic.
Monday, 16 February 2015 13:57
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Are we extroverts? Aspects of Personality Day conference report

Are we extroverts? Aspects of Personality Day conference report

More than 145 NWR members (and a few non-members) from across the UK gathered at Chafyn Grove School Salisbury on October 25th to consider various aspects of ‘who we are’.

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Salisbury NWR's Christmas tree with a difference

Salisbury NWR's Christmas tree with a difference

As we commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of WW1, Salisbury’s NWR group made this beautiful Christmas tree to celebrate the women of the Great War.

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Telephone Treasure Trail 2014: Clues and answers

Telephone Treasure Trail 2014: Clues and answers

Congratulations to all those who got all the anwers to the Telephone Treasure Trail this year! For those of you who struggled here they are - better luck next year!

This annual telephone quiz has been running since 1995 and usually runs over four nights in November. Well over 350 groups have been known to take part.

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Muriel Boyes
Is there a list of the TTT winners?
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:25
Cheryl Heath
Yes, please can we have a list of winners?
Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:18
Caroline Cosham
Is there a list of winners please?
Saturday, 29 November 2014 23:28
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NWR National Conference 2015: Glasgow

NWR National Conference 2015: Glasgow

The National Conference 2015 will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 20th June. Book now - don't miss out! 

Members can now book their places now for this year's NWR National Conference in the wonderful city of Glasgow. The conference will be held at the fabulous Grand Hotel and will be on the theme of 'Diverse Connections'.

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In total, Sally has written eight books, including the first two in a popular series of children’s books – Horace and the Haggis H... Read More
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How do you spend your money?

How do you spend your money?

Where does your money go? Garden Productions is making a BBC TV series looking at what we do with our cash and would like NWR members to be involved.

Is your family working hard just to pay the bills? Does your family feel part of the 'squeezed middle'? Are you struggling to maintain your lifestyle? Or do your family find it difficult to survive on benefits - but have no other choice?

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Christmas competition: Win £25 of handmade cards!

Christmas competition: Win £25 of handmade cards!

Enter the NWR Christmas competition to win £25 worth of handmade Christmas cards.

Christmas is coming! Are you buried in wrapping paper and tinsel? Or have you yet to start even think about Christmas? Let us help lighten the load... Answer this Christmas quiz question for a chance to win £25 worth of handcrafted Christmas Cards. That's one thing off the to do list!

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Trentham NWR group vow never to forget

Trentham NWR group vow never to forget

The NWR Trentham group recently investigated the lives of 17 soldiers named on their local war memorial. The group have produced this moving film and vowed never to forget these local boys and men.

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What a marvellous thing to do in remembrance. I wonder whether anyone else in the village Is related to any of them now. Last Sun... Read More
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Christine Brett
What a marvellous thing to do in remembrance. I wonder whether anyone else in the village Is related to any of them now. Last Sun... Read More
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Christine Brett
What a marvellous thing to do in remembrance. I wonder whether anyone else in the village Is related to any of them now. Last Sun... Read More
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A Flash of Colour: The NWR Photo Competition 2014/15

A Flash of Colour: The NWR Photo Competition 2014/15

Enter the NWR Photographic Competition for a chance to win two nights bed & breakfast for two people at the historic Steeton Hall Hotel-Hotel, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

The theme is ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, are looking for inspiration, originality and quality.

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Liz Valette
Fantastic idea, looking forward to seeing the results.
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Janet Barclay
Unfortunate if one has a lovely photo that is less than 1Mb in size ... Read More
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Sue Barber
Janet, resize the photo, that's what I have done!!
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NWR Conference 2015

The 2015 NWR National Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 20th June at the Grand Central Hotel in GLASGOW. There are a limited number of concessionary rate rooms available with the hotel. Please contact the NWR Office for details.

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Bristol Conference 2014

Bristol Conference 2014

This was another wonderful conference attended by over 270 members.

Hopefully everyone went away with an overall feeling of having enjoyed themselves amongst friends in the lovely and lively city of Bristol.

A range of speakers, a "snappy" AGM and wrap-around events all contributed to the experience.

 

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Interested to see the picture of the empty table. I couldn't actually reach the table I was allocated as the room was so crowde... Read More
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:50
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