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Croydon Monks Orchard Evening

St Georges Church Hall
Elstan Way Shirley CROYDON

Meets: 1st Friday of the month at 19:30

More Information

We are a small, very friendly Guild and will be celebrating our 55th year in May 2018.  We currently have 33 members and are delighted to have welcomed new members during 2017-18.  Our monthly meetings include a wide range of speakers covering topics as diverse as the Croydon Almshouses, the London Fire Brigade, the RNLI, the exploits of Edward 7th (Edward the Caresser!) and the Celebration of Spring in amusing and touching verse. We have a number of active interest groups - gardening, monthly walkabouts to places of interest locally and in London, whist and board games.  We enjoy regular visits to the theatre and cinema.  One of our members offers open house afternoons at which she provides delicious tea and cakes together with the opportunity for members to try arts and crafts if interested.  Some of our members enjoy meeting up once a month at a local pub for lunch and a chat. We always celebrate our Birthday in May with lunch at a local restaurant and in August our usual meeting is replaced by a trip out for afternoon tea.  More celebrations take place in December for the festive season - in 2017 we had a fun-filled party with a singer and games and we will have a New Year’s lunch out to celebrate 2018 out so we certainly know how to enjoy ourselves!  In March we got together with our friends at Shirley Evening TG for a quiz evening to raise money for Comic Relief.  It was so successful that we plan a repeat on March 17th 2018 to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!  In June 2017 we organised a coach trip to Brighton and enjoyed a very interesting tour of the Pavilion but also an opportunity for some retail therapy!

We have a full calendar of interesting speakers and events during 2018:

05/01/18 LUCY BIRD – K.S.S. Air Ambulance
2/2/18 Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Time
02/03/18 A.G.M.
06/04/18 PETER THOMPSON – “You the Jury”
01/06/18 CO-OP – Tax, Care and Toyboys
06/07/18 PAT WEBSTER - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
03/08/18 AFTERNOON TEA – venue to be agreed
07/09/18 BRIAN NEWLANDS - The Miller Centre
05/10/18 LIZ LANYON- How to be an Edwardian Lady
02/11/18 CHRISTINE POPE – It Can’t be Christmas Again

There is definitely something for everyone at our Guild and we are always very pleased to welcome new members so do contact us and come along to one of our meetings.  We look forward to seeing you.

You can also see what we are doing at our Facebook page Croydon Monks Orchard Townswomen's Guild. 

Contact Details

Maggy Flook 07725 543379 or email
Jenny Milsom 07427 660188 or email

Event Reports

Reports added in 2017

Croydon Almshouses Charity (CAC) presentation June 2017

The London Fire Brigade - Dan Foster - 7 July 2017

Royal National Lifeboat Institute - September 2017

Edward VII Presentation - October 2017

Pins and Needles Presentation - November 2017

Christmas Party 2017

Reports added in 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance - January 2018

You the Jury - April 2018

Japan in Spring Cherry Blossom Time - February 2018

55th Birthday Lunch

9 November 2018 trip to London

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Croydon Monks Orchard Evening Galleries

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