The Oct. 17 meeting of the Bond Head Women's Institute featured a personal look at some of the best-known landmarks of the United Kingdom, as members Diane Van Voorst and Women's Institute President Leila Lloyd shared photos from their visit to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland this summer.
They shared interesting facts, stories and historical information, during the fascinating photo tour of gardens, castles and popular destinations - travelling from London, to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Blarney castle and the Guinness brewery in Ireland, the hills and ports of Wales, and back.
And at the end of the meeting, the Women’s Institute unveiled their latest calendar – featuring the landmarks of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Over the past few years, the Bond Head Women’s Institute has created a series of full-color calendars featuring the disappearing barns of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and last year, the community's historic churches.
This year’s project focused on recognizable landmarks: Bradford's Old Town Hall. The Langford grain silos, at the west end of town. The former Bradford High School, the Bradford Co-op building, Elizabeth Gwillim statue, even the Holland Marsh itself are included, along with interesting stories and historical information on each landmark.
The calendars are now available for only $20 each, from any Bond Head WI member, or call Leila at 905-775-6618, Mikki, 9050775-4011, or Jan, 705-456-1870. Makes a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.
The calendars will also be sold at special events, including this Saturday’s Craft Show and Sale at the Danube Centre Leisure Centre, 715 Simcoe Rd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Funds raised by the Bond Head Women’s Institute calendars have been earmarked for a future Bradford Museum. The Bond Head WI celebrates its 100th anniversary in June of 2020.