Clothes Swap at Great Oaks on Saturday 19th March was a great success.

The money raised on the day was between £300-400 but it is hard to be precise as many of the clothes went to their charity shops where they were resold after the event. .

Dene Magna Fete - Sunday 12th July 2015

The FBWN will have a stand at this event so why don't you come along?

Open Evening on the 10th February

The open evening held at Speech House on the 10th of February was a great success and has resulted in a variety of new FBWN members

There was a Clothes Swap after October Meeting 2014

Clothes drop off from 11:00am. Please bring at least three items of good quality clothing. You can also bring jewellery, scarves, hats, shoes. This time, we can also accept good quality mens' clothing, as donations, as well as lightly used toiletries, but not those in pots, which can't be sterilised!

Clothes Swap 12:00 - 14:00

Ticket price - £5 FBWN members, £7.50 non-members (includes a light lunch)

Raffle - Stalls - Help on how to adapt/mix clothes

The Garden Party - 2014

We had our Garden Party on 8th June 2014 at the Garden Cafe, Lower Lydbrook


The Garden Cafe was the perfect venue


The food was excellent as always


Cecile Hunt won the competition for the best shoes. This was judged by Holly from the Garden Cafe


the other shoes entered...



A good time was had by all and £63 was raised for the Orchard Trust.

December meeting - Trip to Bath

Our December meeting was a trip to Bath to take in the Christmas market. A minibus picked us up from Cinderford. Unfortunately ths minibus broke down between Lydney and Chepstow! A replacement coach was sent for and we continued on a journey, albeit a bit late

Lunch was at Jimmy's World Grill. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves - the man cooking the noodles to order was a great hit.

The weather stayed dry for us so a pleasant afternoon was spent by all exploring the market stalls and other shops in Bath.

Recipe Book

Maggie Mortimer and Meave Cray are currently compiling a recipe book. All profits will go to a cancer charity. Any recipes would be gratefully accepted. We are also looking for local businesses to sponsor the printing. They will have an advertisement in the publication.

Clothes Swap

Our autumn clothes swap took place on Sunday 13th October. It was not as well attended as previously but those who were there enjoyed it. Gill from Glad Rags gave a very interesting talk on work her company does for females serving prison time in Wales. The raffle raised £40 for Glad Rags and the clothes left at the end were donated to them. The photographs are of some of the exhibitors.


Our Next Meeting : 19th October 2017


We meet at The Pavilion, Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Bracelands Dr, Christchurch, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7NN

Date : Thursday, 19th October 2017

Main Event : 09:00 - 11:00
Speaker:Kerry Scorah - a magician! As well as telling us about her career, we've been promised a few magic tricks, so come along and be entertained.

   Guests are welcome - £9.00 per meeting until you join.