Baildon Belles was formed in 2009. From a first meeting in the pub (when we panicked no one would turn up), the group has grown to more than a hundred! We've changed our venue three times to fit you all in: from a tiny room in the pub, to Baildon Link, to the vast space of St John's Church Hall where we now meet on the last Thursday of every month.
Our average age is forties, but we have members from 18 to 80. More importantly (for age is just a number!) we have a young, fun and firmly female agenda. And our membership isn't just from Baildon: people come from Saltaire, Micklethwaite, Keighley and even further afield! Our aims are to enjoy ourselves and to do good for Baildon. We are a fabulously talented group of women, and getting together means we can learn from each other and help each other progress. Forget the 'old boys' network' – the girls are here now!
In our monthly meetings, we swap skills, make contacts and form friendships. Events have included burlesque, chapatti rolling and a giant pumpkin-growing competition (yes, there really is something for everyone!).
When & where we meet
To join Baildon Belles costs just £43 annually. Most meetings are free but occasionally we make a small charge to cover an expensive activity or food. If you want to see what we're all about, you're very welcome to come as a visitor. The cost is £3 per meeting and you can attend 3 meetings before you have to join properly.