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
    10
    Jan
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston,MK42 8BQ

    Mr Vinod Tailor, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire said at the Macmillan Coffee Evening that he would like to come back to talk to our group so this has been arranged for our January meeting.

    There will be cake provided by 2 committee members to have with your tea or coffee.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Jane Markham will be coming to give an illustrated talk on the Warden Abbey

    Community Vineyard.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Jennifer Foley will be giving her talk "Lore of the Land" in which she uncovers the fact and fiction of our area.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    This is the date of our AGM so please come along and hear our plans for the coming year.  It is a chance for you to have your say on how Bosom Pals is run and make some suggestions as to how you would like things to be done in the future.

    There will be cake provided by the committee to have with your tea or coffee.

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Robin Morgan will be giving an illustrated talk on the Forest of Marston Vale.

     

     

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

     

    "Sounds Familiar" is the title of Kevin Varty's talk during which he will play audio clips of TV programmes from the past.

     

     

     

  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Martin Izzard will be giving an illustrated talk on the Isle of Mull which he frequently visits.

     

     

     

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Our August meeting is going to be another session of "Crazy Bag" whist.  Members need to bring 3 unwrapped items in a gift or similar bag.  The items should be to the value of 1 x 50p, 1 x £1 and 1 x £1.50.  This is always a most enjoyable social evening when you will move from table to table playing cards with lots of different people and go home with  3 items in your bag, the value of which will depend on your luck with the cards.

     

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Vic Warner is coming to talk about the history of Goldings who have served the people of Bedford for over 150 years and where you still get fantastic personal service.

     

     

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    7:45 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Once again our October meeting is going to be a fund-raising coffee and cake event and this year the members were given a choice of 3 local charities from which to select which one we should support.  The Bedford Daycare Hospice which is situated in Linden Road, Bedford was the most popular choice.  This organization provides holistic care for adults with a life-limiting illness in a calm homely atmosphere from the point of diagnosis through treatment to remission or palliative care.  The "whole person" is cared for; mind, body and spirit.  It is a chance for the patient to be themselves in a safe place, away from the clinical environment, where the focus is on living.  At least 2 of our own members are volunteers there.

    There will be the usual cake sale (donations please), book stall, jigsaw tombola and guess the name of the white rabbit soft toy.  Members can bring as many friends/family as they wish but are asked not to arrive until 7.45 unless they are a helper.

     

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmTransfiguration Church Hall, Bedford Road, Kempston, MK42 8BQ

    Anthea Slark will be telling us about the art of handbell ringing and the Biddenham Handbell Ringers will be giving us a mini concert.

     

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 pmCentenary Hall, Kempston, MK42 8BG

    Members plus 1 guest are invited to attend our Christmas Social on Wednesday, 12 December at the Centenary Hall, Kempston from 7.30pm.  There will be a finger buffet with wine, beer and soft drinks.  It is rumored that Father Christmas may also be there.   This year we are asking for £2 as a small cover charge, children at no cost, and this should be paid by the middle of October so that we can supply food and drink for that number rather than having to guess which has led to a large waste of food in the past.  Please give your name and money to Brenda or one of the other committee members;  alternatively payment can be made by BACS to our Barclays Bank Account no 33505308, sort code 20-05-74 with an email letting us know to bosom-palsbedford@outlook.com.