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Apr    10                        Talk:  ‘Going Shopping with the Victorians’ – Tony King

May   08                        Talk: ‘Andrea Palladio – the world’s most influential Architect’ – Richard Poad

May   27-31            Exchange Visit: Group from Maidenhead to visit St Cloud

Jun    12                        Talk:  ‘The Last of the Stuarts’ – Jill Hume in conjunction with Joan Brooks

Jun    14                        Summer Dinner at Norden Farm with VIP guest speaker

Jul     10                        Coffee morning at Maria Elisa Gording's home

Aug   14                        Coffee morning at Angela Howorth's home

Aug   22                        Summer Trip to Kelmscott Manor (William Morris's country house) & the Cotswolds Woollen Weavers

Sep   03                        Historic Thames River Cruise with Maidenhead Heritage Society, with commentary by Richard Poad

Sep   11                        Talk:  ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – Maggie McPherson

Sep 30 – Oct  04              Exchange Visit:  Group from Frascati to visit Maidenhead

Oct    02                        Outing with Frascati guests – Visit to Albert Hall and Wallace Collection

Oct    09                        Talk: ‘Three Voices of Women’ – Maureen Dennis

Nov   13                        Talk:  ‘A Year as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ – Alan French

Dec   11                        Christmas Social



Jan    08                        Talk:  ‘The Making of the Tudor Image’ – Jill Hume

Feb   12                        Talk:  ‘Commonwealth War Graves’ – speaker to be announced

Mar   12                        Annual General Meeting

Apr    09                        Talk: ‘Who was King Arthur – Romance, Legend or Fact?’ – David Gilbert


This Group, which is unique in the UK, was formed in 1965 to encourage friendship between the women of Maidenhead and of its twinned towns of St Cloud (near Paris),  Bad Godesberg (near Bonn),  Frascati (near Rome) and Kortrijk in Belgium, each of  which has a similar Group of its own.   Together these Groups make up the European Friendship Circle.  Salzburg joined the Circle in 2004. Every year, about 12 of our members visit another Group, and in return we host about 12 members from one of the others.

Our members meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the United Reformed Church, West Street, 2.30 – 4.00 pm.

It is not necessary to be a linguist  to join, just to have a sincere wish to know more about Europe and our fellow European women.

Annual subscription £30.00


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