Ladies Circle Events

Nov
15
Bents Nurseries Trip
Pick up at Honley Library
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is open to everyone. There is a spectacular display of Christmas decorations and gifts and of course plants and flowers. The café serves excellent food. The cost will be £10 for the coach. There is no charge to go into the Garden Centre.To book your place contact Denise Winterbottom Tel no: 315470. People getting on the coach atTHE LIBRARY IN HONLEY – THERE FOR 9.45a.m.  People getting on the coach at – KING’S RESTAURANT OPP. THE GEORGE HOTEL THERE FOR 10. 15A.M. PLEASE.  Thank you.

Nov
29
Ladies Circle Winter Coffee Morning
Almondbury Church Rooms
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jan
30
An Evening with Steven
Meltham Sports and Social Club
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Steven Roberts (The Choir’s MD) will give a talk, which, I am sure, will be most interesting. A Pie and Pea Supper will follow this. I am sure these tickets are going to be in great demand, so early booking is advisable. All are welcome, members, friends, family or interested parties. The event is being organised by Barbara Lewis and Renée Lavin. Tickets are £6 and can be obtained from Barbara on 01484 358213 or Renée on 01484 850137.


Our Ladies Look after VIPs at WW1 Commemorative concert

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Ladies Circle

Back in November 1970, the then secretary of the choir, the late, Mr. Walter Holmes proposed that the choir members’ wives would feel more a part of the choir if they could be involved in some way and where possible help in generating more income for the choir. As you might appreciate, back then, some members did not agree with this new approach – we were, of course, a MALE choir! Despite this the Honley Male Voice Choir Ladies Circle was formed.

The aims of our Ladies Circle are the same now as they were in 1970:

  • To support the choir through the involvement of wives/partners;
  • To enrich the social life of the choir, and through this;
  • To help in raising money for the choir.

Whilst initially the Ladies Circle was made up, mainly, of the wives of both current and former choir members, over the years membership has extended to include friends of some of the ladies and choir supporters.

The Circle has raised thousands of pounds which have been used to the benefit of the choir. Typically this has allowed the purchase of choir uniforms (the choir’s current uniform included), a significant contribution towards the cost of staging our Christmas Concerts since 2008.

Probably the single most notable of their contributions was in August 1995 when the Ladies Circle commissioned an arrangement by Goff Richards of ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square’ for the choir’s memorable concert ‘Bless ‘Em All’ celebrating 50 years since VE day.

The Ladies also organise events such as Quiz Nights, Silent Auctions, Race Nights along with ‘Ladies Only’ events such as meals out and theatre trips which usually include a raffle (they never miss an opportunity to raise ‘a pound or two’).

The Coffee Mornings, held in the summer and November, have always proved successful events and their bacon (and egg) baps are to die for.

JOINING THE LADIES CIRCLE IS EASY:

  • Any ladies are welcome to join;
  • There is no fee, just come and support our events;
  • The circle produces a * Newsletter available to members by email (or post if necessary);
  • Contact us through any member of the choir or the Ladies Circle or via the choir’s email info@honleymvc.co.uk marking your email ‘Ladies Circle’

Thank you.

You can download and read our latest newsletter NOVEMBER_NEWSLETTER_2014_NO_98.pdf

Ladies Support Lesley Garrett Concert

Our ladies ably supported Honley's Concert with Lesly Garrett by providing hospitatlity and refreshments to our dignitries and help sell programmes.

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Outgoing Chair receives flowers

Barbara Fleetwood receiving flowers from the ladies circle as Chair for six years  Averil Manning taking over as the Chair of the Ladies Circle

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A BIG Thank You to our Ladies (Top Photo) for Looking after the VIPs at the WW1 Commemoration Concert. Including the Mayor and Mayoress, Barry Sheerman MP and many others. PHOTOS Right ->

Also for selling programmes on the night.