Clubs and Societies, July 7, 2016


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Locking Green WI

The next meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm, Locking Village Hall will be the summer supper at £7 per head. There will be a bumper raffle with tickets priced at £1.

We will not hold a meeting in August but are having a cream tea at Banwell Garden Centre café on August 9 at 2.30pm. The cost is £5.50 and names are required.

Contact Carol on 07778 452435 or visit Facebook for further information.

Weston Group of Moose International

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The group is organising a best kept garden competition which is open for entries until July 31. There is also a competition aimed at the children to create an ‘alien in the garden’.

The term garden includes large and small and patios with potted plants and is not limited to flowers but includes vegetables, fruit and herbs. Judging emphasis will be on effort and thought expended rather than expense, so artificial plants will not count.

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The entry fee is just £5 and the first prize is worth more than £50. All profits will be donated to the Great Western Air Ambulance.

Full details and an online entry form can be found at

Gardens can be entered from Weston, Banwell, Hutton, Winscombe, Uphill, Worle and Kewstoke.

The Notable Club (Not-Able)

The club welcomed Mike Lynham who gave an enjoyable presentation ‘tales from the bench’. The following week a visit to the Landing Light was well supported.

Mike Rowland visited giving an amusing presentation ‘a fair cop’ about some of his experiences as a policeman.

A club outing to Oakham Treasures at Portbury was an enjoyable change for members and a lunchtime visit to Brewers Fayre was enjoyed by all.

This week volunteer David Elsey is to give a presentation on Queen of Sheba and emperors of Ethiopia.

Contact Dina on 01934 625994 for club information.

WorleWind Band

This Sunday the band will be making its first appearance of the season at Grove Park.

Bring family, friends and a healthy dose of sunshine and enjoy some free toe-tapping musical entertainment from 2.30pm.

For more details about the band and its activities, visit or call musical director Julia Ractliffe on 01934 517719.

Weston Lions

Lion Grant Parris took over from Lion David Hunt as president at the handover at Worlebury Golf Club.

Grant is looking forward to the challenges ahead with the many fundraising events that we will be involved with and of course the Real Ale Festival on the Beach Lawns on July 29-31.

RAFA Concert Band

The band will perform on Grove Park bandstand on July 31 at 2.30pm, weather permitting.

Why not come along and be entertained by this popular and well-respected band as they present an afternoon of traditional bandstand music?

The next concert in Weston will be on October 1, at The Blakehay Theatre and tickets are on sale now.

If you would like to be a part of the band, visit www.rafaconcert or ring 01934 820205.

Winscombe Probus

On Monday we have ‘ration books to rock ‘n’ roll’ by Terry Merritt-Smith and on July 25 we have ‘cowpats and cassocks’ by Canon Andrew Evans – this meeting is open to club members wives, partners or girlfriends.

New members are welcome to join us at Winscombe Community Centre starting at 10.15am for tea, coffee and biscuits and a social chat. For more information please call Alan on 01934 782505.

Congresbury WI

We were wonderfully entertained in June by a performance of what it was like to be a 16th century kitchen maid in Glastonbury Abbey.

Our July meeting on Wednesday brings us another amazing woman. A Victorian lady, Marianne North, a renowned botanical artist, an inspiring woman. On her extensive foreign travels she made many botanical discoveries and her work is now displayed at Kew Gardens.

We meet at 7.30pm for 7.45pm in the Methodist Hall. Visitors are welcome for £3 entry.

In August we will celebrate our 30th birthday with a meal at the Railway Inn.

RAFA Weston Branch

It was a busy weekend for volunteers involved with Yatton air weekend after returning from a short break with other members in the North West of England.

An evening barbecue is being held on Saturday and the coffee morning will be on Wednesday as usual.

North Somerset Modellers Society

The society meets at The Windsor Castle, Upper Bristol Road from 8.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. The society also holds an all day model-in at The Helicopter Museum one Sunday each month. All modellers are welcome to either meeting, regardless of experience or area of interest.

For more information, call Fred Tooke on 01934 416798, email

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