Clubs and Societies, July 31, 2014

PUBLISHED: 10:08 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:08 01 August 2014

Wrington Vale Inner Wheel

Wrington Vale Inner Wheel


WESTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA: Weston Youth Orchestra rehearse throughout the year at the Boulevard United Reformed Church in Weston.

We continually welcome new members, so if you are a young musician aged 21 or under and would like to join us for one of our rehearsals please contact our director Dennis Cole on 01934 623787 or 07787 520230.

For more information about Weston Youth Orchestra please visit our website

We look forward to hearing from you.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WINSCOMBE AND DISTRICT BRANCH: Winscombe & District Branch of the Royal British Legion has won the North Mendip Group Cup, for the best kept large war memorial in the area.

This will be the second year in succession that Winscombe has achieved this honour.

The war memorial is in a beautiful and peaceful position in the parish churchyard overlooking the Lox-Yeo Valley.

RAFA CONCERT BAND – BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND: Last Sunday the band gave their first concert of 2014 in Grove Park.

The 22-piece band gave a polished, professional, entertaining and varied programme of music.

The large audience who had gathered to hear the band were very appreciative of the entertaining programme; just what musicians like to hear.

We have a few vacancies for competent players, please feel free to contact the musical director on 01934 820205 for further details.

Future engagements: August 17, Grove Park, Weston; September 6, Memorial Theatre, Frome; October 4, Music from the Movies, The Blakehay Theatre, Weston.

MILTON PROBUS: Milton Probus is a club for socially active, retired men meeting at 10am for 10.30am on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the New Room, Milton Methodist Church, Weston.

We socialise with refreshments and then settle for a presentation from a speaker.

On July 24 members, wives and guests gathered for the annual summer lunch.

New members will be made welcome and more information on the club can be obtained by calling George Wiseman on 01934 813841 or visit or email

THE NOTABLE (NOT-ABLE) CLUB: Club members had their annual picnic in Clarence Park and wish to thank the volunteers for making it so enjoyable.

Pat Hase was welcomed to give a presentation entitled ‘Family history, fact or fiction’.

Pat talked about the information available for research and how journeys back in time can reveal so much about your family, often with many surprises.

The following week members enjoyed a quiz in the scout hall.

Peter Davey was welcomed to give a slide presentation ‘Around Weston by tram’.

Enthusiastic and also having a large museum of memorabilia Peter’s presentation was informative and nostalgic with many slides of trams in old Weston.

The Notable Club is a weekly, socially active lunchtime club for physically disabled people aged 16 to 60 years, for further information contact Dina on 07845220349.

ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (RAFA), WESTON BRANCH: The club will be having a curry supper this Saturday, all members are welcome, and if you are a RAFA member visiting the town, come along and get to know some of our local members.

Other upcoming social events are displayed on the club noticeboard and a programme of planned events over the next three months is featured on our website

You would be sure of a warm welcome as are all members and visitors of other ex-service associations, whether local, on holiday in Weston or just passing through.

A representative from SSAFA Forces Help is also available for advice and guidance in the club on a Wednesday between 10am and noon.

WESTON RADIO SOCIETY: Congratulations go to Steve Weeks, Stephen Price, Derek Chivers, Martin Williams and Reed Hil who all passed their Foundation Licence exam last week enabling them to obtain call signs and get on the air.

All the necessary tutoring was carried out weekly by three club members at the social club.

The club holds its main meeting on the third Monday of the month but meets every Monday for a construction and natter night at the social club.

The club can be contacted at

WESTON QUILTERS: Weston Quilters will be meeting on Monday, 7.30pm at Boulevard United Reformed Church, Waterloo Street.

Project for the evening: 3-D bow tie block and 3-D on point square.

Please bring small amounts of two contrasting fabrics and a sewing kit. Non-members will be made very welcome. The cost will be £3.50.

WORLEWIND BAND: Despite the windy conditions in Grove Park on July 20 there really is no doubting that the performance attracted attention from passers-by.

Two brass players contacted us after the gig to compliment us on our performance and ask if they could join.

We were delighted to have welcomed them to our Thursday evening rehearsal night and hope that they continue to enjoy our music.

Thank you to all our supporters again, we have had some excellent feedback from all our performances in the park this year and are already looking forward to next summer.

August is back in the band room for us, some new pieces ready for the autumn programme. For more details visit our website

MOOSE LODGE 55 WESTON: Since the National Headquarters of Moose International, Mooseheart, was put up for sale, and has now been sold to Weston Hospicecare, the Weston Lodge of Moose International meet once a month at Banwell Castle for a semi-formal dinner.

We are a progressive Lodge and the meeting is open to men and women and welcomes guests and visitors.

We often have a speaker on a topic of interest including local history.

Also we have a monthly social night normally at the Ebdon Arms, Wick St Lawrence, on the last Wednesday of the month when we take part in either skittles or darts.

All on a very casual have fun basis.

For more details contact Paul on 01934 647717 or Mike on 01934 814042 or email

CONGRESBURY OVER 60S CLUB: The annual meeting of Congresbury Over-60s Club followed by a cream tea signalled the end of the current year.

After a break during August the autumn programme of events will commence on September 9 when the Reflections Singers will again be welcomed with their excellent repertoire of songs, piano solos and humorous poems.

The club meets every other Tuesday at the War Memorial Hall from 2.30-4pm.

Entertainment is provided at each meeting and the final trip of the year will be to Worcester on October 14. For further details of this lively club please ring 01934 832004.

WRINGTON FRIENDSHIP CLUB: At the last meeting of Wrington Friendship Club before their August break members held an indoor garden party and enjoyed a sparkling afternoon of songs which reflected the sunshine outside.

Songs from shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, Phantom of the Opera and a stunning rendition of Old Man River from Showboat were all received with much enthusiasm and the afternoon ended with a most enjoyable tea.

There will be a short break until September 5 when Perry will provide the entertainment with songs and keyboard.

New members aged fifty plus will be made very welcome at this friendly club which meets at Wrington Memorial Hall, Silver Street, on alternate Fridays at 2.30pm.

For further details please ring Fred Parsons on 01934 863562.

WRINGTON VALE INNER WHEEL: Members held a coffee morning on Saturday in Shipham Village Hall.

This was the first fundraising event with Pauline Carr as president. Delicious cakes were on sale plus cookery books to inspire those who enjoy baking. There were activities in which to partake, guess the number of tea bags in a jar, rolling pound coins to try to win a bottle of whisky and a quiz sheet with anagrams of sweets were enjoyed by all. A profit of £312.50 is to be given to the Macmillan nurses, president Pauline’s charity for her year.

WESTON LIONS: Last week we had a visit to the town from a group of children from the blighted area of Chernobyl. They spend a month, hosted by people in Wells, where they are given health checks and fun.

They were royally entertained by generous businesses in Weston. The SeaQuarium, Grand Pier, donkey rides, lunch at the Queenswood and the Wheel gave freely of their resources – again.

We citizens of Weston can be justly proud of the welcome extended to these children. The Lions Club of Weston salute you.

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