PUBLISHED: 10:05 17 June 2011




UPHILL WI: Susan Marshfield gave a most amusing talk about her experiences on several mini-breaks. The ones she described to us certainly met those criteria and left us with tears of laughter.

On Wednesday we provided lunch for 47 members of a friendship group from Birmingham as part of their day trip to Weston.

Every other month we go for lunch at a local pub or restaurant so on June 22 we will be eating at La Cucina in the village.

At our next meeting, which will be held in Uphill’s Victory Hall on July 13 at 2.15pm, our speaker, Marie Glover, will be talking about lavender.

Our membership is increasing and visitors are always welcome.

For further information please ring the secretary on 01934 633946.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – WOMEN’S SECTION, WESTON BRANCH: The next meeting is on July 13 at 2.15pm in the United Reformed Church Hall.

Our strawberry tea was enjoyed by all – thanks to all helpers.

August 10 at 2pm is our Victorian market in the United Reformed Church Hall, admission free.

There will be various stalls, refreshments provided, large raffle and tombola. All visitors are welcome.

THE RAFA CONCERT BAND - (The Blakehay Resident Band): The Grove Park concert was cancelled last Sunday because of the bad weather.

An ensemble travelled to Shawbury to play at a dinner on June 9.

Look out for our concerts adverts in the Mercury and we hope to see you at one of our events. Requests for the band continue and we will try to meet them if we can.

The search for competent players on brass and woodwind continues especially on oboe and trombone, gives us a call if you are interested.

Future engagements include: July 2 - Concerts at Nailsea Carnival; July 3 - Grove Park, Bandstand (3-5pm); July 30 - three concerts at Bristol Harbour Festival starting at 11am; July 31 - three concerts at Bristol Harbour Festival starting at 11am.

PROBUS CLUB, MILTON: At our June 9 meeting our past chairman related memories of his life prompted by each letter of the alphabet.

We have 45 guests for our annual lunch at Batch Farm on June 23.

To any retired gentlemen we offer an open invitation to come along as a guest to our meeting on July 14. Our speaker’s subject ‘What did you do in the war lad’?

We meet on the second and fourth Thursday in the month at Hornets, 10am for 10.30am until noon.

Telephone 01934 622714 or visit for more details.

BEREAVED PARENTS TOGETHER: This is a warm and friendly group for parents who have lost a child or children of any age, from any cause and at any time in the parents’ life.

The group meets fortnightly on a Friday 6–8 pm, at Crossroads Carers Centre, 1 Graham Road, Weston.

The group offers parents a chance to meet others in a similar situation and to give advice and support.

The next meeting is on June 24.

For more information call Melanie on 07742 239043, or just come along.

ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (WESTON) BRANCH: The club will be hosting various functions in June.

June 11 saw a return of the popular Cheese and Wine evening; on June 17 we will be having roast lunch and on June 26 we will be having a Veteran’s Weekend Open House and Barbecue.

For further information about these events please contact the club on 01934 644024.

THE AI CAMERA CLUB: This week at the camera club, members brought in their photographs to frame up ready for our summer exhibition which is to be held at the museum in July.

While putting on a display of fine prints and computer slide shows at the successful Heli-Hobbies Exhibition, A1 members were able to provide the Helicopter Museum with over 280 images of the event for them to use in the charity’s promotional material next year.

The club meets at The St Georges Community Centre, BS22 7XF, every Tuesday 7.30pm to start at 8pm until 10pm.

Contact Howard 01934 521780, or via website for more details.

WESTON GROUP OF FRIENDS: On June 3 the group of friends and several guests enjoyed a very nice sunny day out by coach.

Our first call was at Cirencester Market, with time to look at some of the interesting buildings in the town.

We then proceeded to the Tunnel Inn for lunch.

Our next port of call was to the village of Rodmarton to have a conducted tour around Rodmarton Manor after which we were entertained to tea and cakes.

Our chairman Graham Clark gave thanks to Peter Betteridge for arranging such a nice day out.

On June 9 at our dinner with our ladies we were given a very interesting talk by Jacquilene Mills who is the personnel manager at Bristol Airport.

SANDFORD WI: Thank You! To all the people who supported us on our first venture at a silent auction with a supper to fund raise for our WI and for the children’s hospice.

We are proud to have sent a cheque for £300 to the Charlton Farm hospice. Without the support of our members and

local businesses this would not have happened so thank you to Thatchers Cider, Alvis Farm Shop, Pullins the bakery, and Yeo Valley for their great support.

On July 13 we had our local gardening club expert John Dunster as our speaker. He gave some great tips about plants, cuttings, and brought along some fabulous plants and was kind enough to give them to our members.

Last week we had a trip to Abbotsbury Garden in Dorset which was stunning and this week we have a group trip to Paignton Zoo.

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