Bosom Pals Meetings

Bosom Pals Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm to around 9.45pm in the hall of the Church of the Transfiguration, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8BQ. This is located opposite Addison Park, between Cleveland Street and Margetts Road. There is plenty of parking both on the driveway down to the church and in the overspill car park adjacent to the hall.

We provide tea or coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a talk or demonstration of about 3/4 hour on a large variety of subjects. We usually have an “open” meeting in January, where members come along and just talk to each other about anything and everything. Your first meeting is free,  after that we charge an entry fee of £2 per meeting which helps to cover our costs.

Prospective new members are always most welcome to attend one of our meetings to see if they would like to join us.

  • Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    After all the bustle of Christmas and the New Year, we will be holding an open meeting this month like we used to do for January.  This means there will  be no speaker but it is a chance to have a good chat and meet up with other members.   If you are free, please do come and join us for the evening.

  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguraton Church hall, Kempston Road, MK42 8BQ

    Jean Ralph and Jemma Barnes will be coming to talk about the Eliose range of lingerie and swimwear designed for ladies who have had breast cancer.  This will be a chance  to be properly fitted with a suitable bra and/or swimwear  for those members who wish to do so.

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Oyster Catcher in St Mary's Gardens - photo by Alan

    Alan Goodger has kindly stepped in at short notice to give a slide show and talk on his approach to Natural History Photography.  He has some really lovely pictures of wildlife, some of it photographed in his garden which is very close to Bedford bus station.

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, MK42 8BQ

    Please come to our Annual General Meeting where you have will have a chance to learn what we are planning for the coming year and put forward any of your own suggestions that we can possibly try to  organise for members.

    There will be homemade cakes with tea/coffee.

  • Wed
    10
    May
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Sandra Rome will be telling us about the charity Carers in Bedfordshire which provides support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire.  They have 7500 carers registered with them from age 4 upwards and they provide support in a variety of ways.

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    2 - 3.30pmGallone's Ice Cream Parlour, Old Arcade, Bedford

     

     

     

     

     

    The May coffee drop in will be hosted jointly by Brenda and Denise so please come and join them for a drink and chat if you are in Bedford on Thursday, 18 May.

     

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
    10.30 - 12 noonGallone's Ice Cream Parlour, Old Arcade, Bedford

    Coffee with Bosom-Pals

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pauline is the committee member hosting the coffee morning on Wednesday 7 June and would be pleased to see you for a drink and chat if you are in town that morning.

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Sara Cox will be telling us about her work as the editor of Beds on Sunday.

  • Wed
    12
    Jul
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Doug Pope will be giving us a very interesting talk on the history of Sharnbrook Mill Theatre and his wife, Virginia, will be coming with some of the costumes that she has made for various productions.

  • Wed
    09
    Aug
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Due to popular demand, we will again attempt to play crazy bag whist at our August meeting.  For any new comers, it is a very simple game of cards which provides a fun evening in which members will change partners and move to other tables, thereby chatting to members that they possibly don't get a chance to talk to on normal meeting evenings.

    Everyone intending playing needs to bring a bag (preferably a gift bag which will stand on the floor) and 3 items (unwrapped).  1 should be of 50p worth, 1 a £1 and 1 at £1.50.  Everyone will go home with 3 different items and their value will depend on how well you and your every changing partners play.

    Members who do not wish to play will still be most welcome to attend.  Cake will be available with tea/coffee.

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Sheila Phillips will be bringing her dog Chester when she comes to tell us about this charity which partners specially trained assistance dogs with people living with disabilities.

  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    7:45 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ


     

     

     

     

    We will be holding a Macmillan coffee evening to which you are invited to bring friends and family, both male and female.  There will be a £2 entrance fee and this will include a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake.  Additional pieces of cake can be purchased for 50p.  Please make a cake for sale if you are able to do so.

    There will be a jigsaw tombola where you can pay to remove a piece of the jigsaw and if there is a number on the back of the piece removed you will win the prize allotted to that number.  There will also be a book sale.

    Please note the slightly later start time - this is to allow the committee and helpers time to get the hall organised

  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Edith Garea is returning to give us another of her interesting demonstrations on vegetable art.

  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
    7.30 to 10.30pmCentenary Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BG

     

     

    Members plus 1 guest are invited to attend our Christmas Social at the Centenary Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BG from 7.30 to 10.30 pm.  There will be a finger buffet with wine and/or soft drinks but we would ask members to please bring their own glasses.  We are hoping that Father Christmas will take a break from his hectic schedule and drop in to see us all.  Come and join us for a fun evening.