Clubs and Societies, June 30, 2016

PUBLISHED: 12:45 01 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:45 01 July 2016




Weston Probus

The recent summer outing to Hampton Court Castle and Gardens was enjoyed by all.

At our next meeting on July 7, there will be a talk from Graham Hackett on the RAF operation against the Mau Mau.

New members are always welcome to join us at Worlebury Golf Club. We have a varied programme of talks and outings arranged for the coming year and meetings commence at 10am with tea, coffee and biscuits.

The club is open to all retired and semi-retired gentlemen and if you are interested in joining or would like further information call 01934 514857 or visit

Chew Valley Probus

At the recent meeting one of our members, Dr Michael Marston, gave an entertaining and informative talk on the subject of Iceland, which was illustrated with magnificent photographs of the spectacular scenery.

Having visited Iceland many times he was able to cover a range of topics, historical, social and geographical, with first-hand knowledge of the country.

Our next meeting will take place on July 8.

Weston Quilters

On Monday at 7.30pm at the Boulevard United Reformed Church, Angela Daymond will be speaking on ‘Five hundred years of stitch’ and will include a mini project.

Please bring a hand-sewing kit. Non-members are welcome for a fee of £5 including materials for the mini project.

WorleWind Band

After another washout weekend at Grove Park Bandstand, the band are hoping that the weather picks up soon.

A brand new programme of music is ready to entertain audiences at Grove Park’s free concerts and all we need is some sunshine. July 10 is the date and 2.30pm is the start time.

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

Locking Green WI

At the June meeting Amanda put us all through some exercises, simple ones that we can do ourselves at home and sitting down without any difficulty.

She also told us how they would help the different parts of the body.

For information on the rest of this years meetings contact Carol on 07778 452435 or visit our Facebook page or details can be found in Looking at Locking.

West Woodspring Inner Wheel

The strains of God Save the Queen, together with the clink of champagne glasses could be heard in Hutton at the weekend, when West Woodspring Inner Wheel and Weston Rotary Club joined forces to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth.

At this, the last event in president Dorothy’s year and the first for rotary’s new president, John Haycock, monies were raised for Weston Hospicecare and other local charities.

The order of the day was posh frocks and hats for the ladies; while the men wore what they thought would be appropriate for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Inner Wheel president elect, Rose Gilbert, hosted the party with her husband Terry and a splendid spread, prepared by their family, was enjoyed by all.

West of England Theatre Organ Society

Recently the Odeon Cinema received false information that our concert on Sunday at 2pm had been cancelled.

Please be reassured that the concert (previously reported in the Clubs and Societies section of this paper) has not been cancelled and will take place and bookings may be made at the Odeon box office.

Weston Youth Orchestra

The orchestra enjoys welcoming new members to both the junior and senior orchestra all year round.

Young musicians join us from a variety of schools and colleges both in Weston and from further afield and the orchestra provides a sociable setting whereby our members can make new friends while improving their musical skills.

If you are a young musician looking to join an orchestra we would love to hear from you. Please visit for further information, to view our concert diary and to hear samples from our previous performances.

Weston Rotary Club

The club congratulates incoming president John Haycock.

After his very successful year Gordon Fozzard handed over the presidential chain during a ceremony at the lunchtime meeting at Weston Golf Club.

John was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines and later worked at MOD Abbey Wood in Bristol. He lives in Weston with wife Frances and has a daughter living in Australia.

We have a full programme planned including our charity golf day on July 28 and a new event for us, the Weston Rotary Dog Day, a charity fun day for dogs and their owners on September 1 at Hutton. It is free entry and everybody is welcome.

For more information about rotary activities and membership see and or telephone secretary Bernard Land on 07970 184301.

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