Alstonefield and District RVS Friendship Club

Photographs: Our 60th birthday party in July 2018: 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.


(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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