Photographs: Our 60th birthday celebrations: Abi and friends entertaining us with their wonderful singing; enjoying a good meal and a lovely evening; Dorothy Critchlow cutting the birthday cake.
Everyone is welcome to join the Club, which, contrary to some people’s ideas, is definitely not just for old people! We also welcome non-members at any of our meetings or outings, so why not come along a give us a try? We have a very varied programme each year. From late March until early December, we meet on alternate Wednesdays, either at Alstonefield Village Hall or to go on an outing. A coach collects people from many surrounding villages for the outings, and members collect those without transport to bring them to meetings in their cars. Every time we meet there is good food on offer, as well as plenty of laughter, plenty to make us think and to entertain us, and wonderful friendship.
Membership costs £4 per year, afternoon tea at meetings costs £5, the coach for outings costs £7, transport to meetings in a car costs £1. We bring items for a grocery raffle to each meeting and have a ‘bring and buy’ table at each meeting, and also hold a raffle on each outing.
For more information, please ring Mandy on 0777 9899860 or Ann on 01298 84394.
OUR PROGRAMME FOR 2019
(outings are in red)
27th March 2.30pm First meeting, including AGM and cream tea
10th April Lunch at Sudbury Prison’s Secret Diner, visit to Lichfield cathedral
24th April 2.30pm ‘A history of British poultry keeping’ – David Leese B&B
8th May 6.00pm ‘Travels in Ecuador’ – Rob Handscombe
22nd May Lunch at The Boar’s Head, Sudbury, visit to Byrkley Park
5th June 6.00pm ‘Policing in the Staffordshire Moorlands’ – Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue, Crime B&B
19th June 6.00pm ‘Growing up in the ’50s’ – Bill Durose
3rd July 6.00pm Members Evening B&B
17th July Mystery History Tour
31st July 6.00pm Birthday Party at Alstonefield Village Hall
14th August 6.00pm ‘The delights of the Ann Green Festival’ – Carrie Osborne B&B
28th August 6.00pm ‘Adventures in the Antarctic’ – Kathryn Pantrey
11th September Lunch at The Moorlands, Owler Bar, drive over the moors
25th September 6.00pm Harvest Supper
9th October 2.30pm ‘Behind the scenes at a flower show’ – Ann Morgan
23rd October 2.30pm Members afternoon B&B
6th November Christmas shopping at Burton-upon-Trent
4th December Christmas Lunch at The Bentley Brook, Fenny Bentley
B&B = bring and buy table
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