Inner Wheel District 6 Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland An Active Organisation for Active Women!
Inner Wheel District 6Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and IrelandAn Active Organisation for Active Women!

Tamworth Anker

The Inner Wheel Club of Tamworth Anker has has 23 members.

OFFICERS 2019/2020:

President:  Jenny Atkins

Vice President: tba

Secretary: June Semple

Treasurer: Hilda Jackson

Club Correspondent: Judy Woodall

International Service: Diane Baines

Health & Safety:  tba

Club Delegates:  Eve Jones, June Semple


MEETING DATE:  Fourth Tuesday of each month except August and December.

TIME:  6.30pm for dinner at 7.00pm

PLACE:  Drayton Park Golf Club, Centenary Drive, Drayton Manor Park B78 3TN


Tamworth is situated in the South East of the County of Staffordshire; fourteen miles north of Birmingham.  Two rivers merge in the town, the Tame from which it gets its name and the Anker; hence the name of the Inner Wheel Club of Tamworth Anker.

Tamworth has a fascinating history beginning as a Saxon settlement.  It was made into an important place by King Offa of Mercia who reigned from 755 to 796.  Tamworth was the capital of Mercia but was burned by the Danes in 874 then rebuilt by Ethelfleada, known as the Lady of the Mercians, the eldest daughter of King Alfred the Great, in 913.  In the middle ages, circa 1070 the Normans built a Motte and Bailey Castle which has stood guard over the town ever since.

St Editha’s Church in the centre of Tamworthhas been a focus of Christian worship right back to Saxon Times.  The current church dating back to 1345 has a double helix staircase in the West Tower: two flights of stairs wind one above the other round a central post, one of only two of its type in the country.

Amongst the important historical figures associated with the history of Tamworth are Thomas Guy who founded the Tamworth Alms Houses and later Guy’s Hospital: also Sir Robert Peel who was the MP for the town and who, in 1834 wrote the Tamworth Manifesto, first for local people but then printed in the National Press.  The Manifesto is seen today as a cornerstone of the Conservative Party.

The Inner Wheel Club of Tamworth Anker was Chartered in October 1987.  Members socialise and enjoy each other’s company over a meal followed by a speaker and information about forthcoming activities.  The Club shares many social and fundraising events with the Tamworth Anker Rotary Club with whom we have a good relationship.

Our IIW 3-year Social Project in this country is Period Poverty - Dignity for Women and Girls. We are working closely with charities, schools, women's refuges,  and supermarkets to highight the issues.

District Chairman Margaret has selected The Sick Children's Trust as her charity.

The District 6 International Charity is the International Aid Trust - find out more on our International page.

The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.

The International President, Dr Bina Vyas has chosen 'Lead the Change' as her theme for 2020-21

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