DATES for your DIARY – 2019


Wednesday 23 October



What Happens to the Ring Pulls?

Jane Walker, MBE, founder of the Purple Community Fund, will give a presentation to explain what happens to the ring pulls we've been collecting and will bring along some of the items made from them.

COST: £2.50 to include nibbles.

See POSTER for more details.

Saturday 2 November

7:30pm for 8:00pm start – 10:30pm


Quiz Evening

Teams of 4-6 members. There will be prizes for the best score and best team name.

COST: Members £2; Full Members’ Guests £3 payable on the night.

Numbers may have to be limited so please let Martyn know you are coming with the number of people in your team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Saturday 7 December

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Christmas Party

By popular request, we will be holding a Christmas Party in our Pavilion.

Tickets are now available in our Pavilion. As only 72 people can be accommodated ENTRANCE WILL BE BY TICKET ONLY. These will be issued on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. We are not planning to provide any hot food.

COST: Members FREE; Full Members’ Guests £2

You must wear something RED!




Tuesday 26 November

Closed for meeting 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Friday 13 December

Closed for private hire from 5:00pm.


The emphasis in the short term, based on feedback received so far, will be on providing a pleasing social environment for members to meet.

With that in mind the working party is busy researching the following social and light exercise activities:

  • Pre-Bowls warm up light exercise sessions for members prior to a game of bowls
  • Quiz nights
  • Family Fun Days
  • Live music evenings (e.g. jazz or folk)
  • Butser guided “rambles” – Starting and ending at the Pavilion for refreshments
  • Horse, Dog & Pig racing nights – No really! This is one of the most popular social events in clubs across the country. Pre-recorded race DVDs are shown and members can bet (and win!) whilst enjoying a laugh, a light meal and a beer or glass of wine in good company.
  • Grand Summer Barbeque
  • Shambolic fun target Bowls days – Participants are invited to “compete” in a knockout competition aiming at fun targets.
  • Period fancy dress parties – including Pirates, Beatles 60s, Cartoon characters and many more
  • Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Whist & Bridge groups

In addition we are considering making available on a scheduled basis the services of a manicurist, podiatrist and sports masseur. Also, there have already been suggestions of perhaps photography and/or art club meetings on occasions. Finally, we have a blank canvas, so members will be invited to suggest any particular social programme that they feel might be interesting. All suggestions will be given a fair hearing and considered.

Let’s all make this a great Club to belong to.

Thank you.

Martyn Scott

Events & Fundraising Officer