Wessex

Wessex is a flourishing branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild and has over 30 members. We are a group of enthusiastic sugarcrafters of all abilities, from beginners to the more experienced, and we are always delighted to see new members and visitors to our meetings. Based in South Dorset, our members come from Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland and surrounding areas.

We meet every month (except July ) In December we meet for a Christmas meal at a local pub.  We have a wide variety of demonstrations which show all aspects of the art of sugarcraft. These are given by local, national and international demonstrators. We also have occasional workshops, so that members can enjoy a “hands on” experience and have the opportunity to have professional tuition in a particular skill.
The evening takes the form of a short business meeting followed by a demonstration or mini workshop. We have a break for refreshments and the Magic Moments Sugarcraft Shop from Parkstone occasionally attend so you can obtain any supplies you need.
The annual subscription, which is due in March, costs £31.50 of which £24 is the National levy and £7.50 goes to Wessex branch .Wessex tries to raise funds throughout the year to supplement the Branch income, as the cost of obtaining experienced demonstrators from across the country is very expensive. This helps to keep the Branch subscription at a low level.
There is a door fee of £2.00 per month, including refreshments and there is also a monthly raffle. Visitors entrance fee is £4.00

The Branch secretary writes a monthly newsletter which is distributed at the meeting.

We also have a very keen group of Cygnets, aged from around 7 to 18, who do some excellent work while having a lot of fun. They too, are delighted to welcome new members and visitors.

CONTACT INFORMATION

CHAIRMAN – MARION BISSELL
SECRETARY – JENNY FARWELL
PROGRAMME SECRETARY – JEAN DUNCAN
CYGNETS – EVE HANNEY

Branch Meetings

We meet at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH HALL, LITTLEMOOR, WEYMOUTH, DORSET DT3 6SJ

On the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm

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CYGNETS meet at ST.PAUL’S CHURCH HALL,
ABBOTSBURY ROAD, WEYMOUTH DT4 0BJ

on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

PROGRAMME

July                              NO MEETING

 

Wed 22nd   August      Sandra Bartlett – Love in the Mist

 

Wed 26th  Sept            Ursula Brown – Shoe

 

Wed 24th Oct              Heather Upham – Rice Paper Flowers

 

Wed 28th   Nov           Steven Kirkby – Faberge style eggs

 

December                    NO MEETING

 

2019

Wed 23rd  January       TBA

 

Wed 28th Feb             Marilyn Hill – Foliage decorated Handbag with Sugar Flowers

 

Wed 28th  March         TBA

 

Wed 24th April            Jean Tomlinson – Mini Workshop

 

Wed 22nd   May           AGM
Helen Yeatman – Fresh Buttonholes

 

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