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Geographical Summary

Nation Country Region Areas Groups
Totals: 2 6 13 142 91
UK England East Anglia 3 3
London 20 5
Midlands 15 17
North 20 16
North West 13 21
South East 17 18
South West 11 7
Scotland Central Scotland 12
Highlands & Islands 4
Wales Wales 6 4
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1
Channel Islands Channel Islands 2
Canada Canada Canada 18
Region Area Groups
Totals: 8 48 91
Wales CF Cardiff 1
SA Swansea 3
East Anglia NR Norwich 3
London CR Croydon 2
KT Kingston-upon-Thames 1
UB Southall 1
W London, West 1
Midlands B Birmingham 1
CV Coventry 2
GL Gloucester 3
HR Hereford 1
LE Leicester 2
MK Milton Keynes 1
NN Northampton 2
PE Peterborough 1
TF Telford 1
WR Worcester 1
WV Wolverhampton 2
North CA Carlisle 2
DE Derby 4
HD Huddersfield 1
LS Leeds 2
NE Newcastle-upon-Tyne 5
SR Sunderland 1
YO York 1
North West BB Blackburn 1
CH Chester 1
L Liverpool 4
M Manchester 5
OL Oldham 3
SK Stockport 4
WA Warrington 1
WN Wigan 2
South East AL St Albans 1
BN Brighton 1
CM Chelmsford 2
CT Canterbury 1
GU Guildford 4
RG Reading 2
SG Stevenage 1
SO Southampton 1
TN Tonbridge 5
South West BA Bath 1
BS Bristol 1
EX Exeter 1
PL Plymouth 1
TA Taunton 2
TR Truro 1
UK Areas
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Groups Listing

Groups in North West Region (21)

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Group Name Area Region
Clitheroe Writing Group BB North West
Borderliners CH North West
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths L North West
Formby Writers L North West
North End Writers L North West
The Pool Smiths L North West
A Thursday Group M North West
Leigh and Atherton Writers M North West
Tyldesley Creative Writers M North West
Words in Edgeways M North West
SWit'CH M North West
Oldham Writing Cafe OL North West
The Friday Writers' Circle OL North West
Lancashire Authors' Association OL North West
Dialstone Writers SK North West
Salford Women Writers' Group SK North West
Writers Reign SK North West
Write from the Heart SK North West
Vale Royal Writers' Group WA North West
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club WN North West
Skelmersdale Writers' Group WN North West
Clitheroe Writing Group
Contact: Katie Swingewood
Phone: 07838 433466
E-mail: khjswinge@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/cwritingg
Borderliners
Contact: Anne Abbinnett
The Poised Pen/The Pool Smiths
Contact: Vanessa Lester
Address: 65 Woodlands Road, Aigburth, Liverpool
Postcode: L17 0AL
Phone: 0779 962 0439,0779 962 0439
E-mail: vanessallester@gmail.com
Website: thepoisedpen.co.uk
Notes: Meet every other Wednesday 7-9 pm, Liverpool City Centre.
Formby Writers
Contact: Elisabeth Douglas
Address: 23 Burlington Avenue, Formby, Liverpool
Postcode: L37 8DY
Phone: 01704 871702,0742 513 2191
E-mail: ebfdoug@gmail.com
North End Writers
Contact: Pauline Rowe
The Pool Smiths
Contact: John Pilkington
A Thursday Group
Contact: Elizabeth Parish
Leigh and Atherton Writers
Contact: Pamela Buxton
E-mail: nopampen@gmail.com
Tyldesley Creative Writers
Contact: Mary Berry
Phone: 0790 5729819
E-mail: ecdlmary@hotmail.com
Website: tyldesleycreativewriters.weebly.com
Words in Edgeways
Contact: Kathy Mc Naughton
E-mail: wordsinedgeways@yahoo.co.uk
SWit'CH
Contact: Bill Cameron
Website: switchwriters.btck.co.uk
Oldham Writing Cafe
Contact: Margaret Meehan
Website: oldhamwritingcafe.com
The Friday Writers' Circle
Contact: Sandy Parkinson
Address: 94 Manchester Rd, Mossley
Postcode: OL5 9AY
E-mail: sandyparkinson181@btinternet.com
Lancashire Authors' Association
Website: lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk
Dialstone Writers
Contact: Cliff Hope
E-mail: cliffjim7@aol.com
Salford Women Writers' Group
Contact: Edyth Ward
Address: 6 Millers Court, Hope Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Postcode: SK10 1BR
Phone: 01625 611 723
E-mail: edyth22@btinternet.com
Writers Reign
Contact: Andrew Connolly
Address: 32 Beechwood Avenue, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire
Postcode: SK6 4DL
Phone: 0161 430 8063,0779 000 0831
E-mail: andrewconnolly@talktalk.net
Write from the Heart
Contact: Mark P Henderson
Phone: 01457 867679,0739 716 4551
E-mail: mark@markphenderson.com
Website: writefromtheheart.uk.com
Vale Royal Writers' Group
Contact: Marian Smith
Address: 5 Six Acre Lane, Moore, Warrington, Cheshire
Postcode: WA4 6UJ
E-mail: doiley@btinternet.com
Website: vrwg.co.uk
Ashton in Makerfield Writers and Literary Club
Contact: Francis Parkinson
Address: 10 Orton Way, Ashton, Lancs
Postcode: WN4 9NQ
Phone: 01942-723350
E-mail: francesparkinson@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: jaiwebs.co.uk/davidmak/acf/a_litclub.htm
Notes: Meetings: Alternate Tuesdays at 8.00 pm, The Jubilee Club, Wigan Road.
Skelmersdale Writers' Group
Contact: Elizabeth Brown
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