Clubs and Societies, May 31, 2012

PUBLISHED: 10:27 01 June 2012




BURNHAM MOOSE INTERNATIONAL LODGE: An illustrated talk by railway historian Terry Temlett, aided by his capable daughter Jo Temlett was given to the club.

Terry talked about the S & D Railway, describing features of the railway throughout time, illustrated with rare and interesting slides, from Glastonbury to Burnham-on-Sea.

Moose Governor Brian Mudge thanked Terry for his interesting talk.

WORLE WIND BAND: The residents of Kewstoke are planning a ‘right-royal celebration’ on Saturday afternoon and the Worle Wind Band will be there to help entertain the crowds.

The fete has been organised by the members of the church and residents of Kewstoke to celebrate the jubilee.

The band (including the excellent trumpet section) will be playing at 1.30pm and 2.45pm - a good time guaranteed!

For more information about the band and future engagements please visit

PROBUS MILTON: The club had a very interesting talk by Chas Heard on Concorde and aviation.

Chas had, as flight director at BEA/BOAC and later BA, met HM the Queen, HRH Queen Mother and many other senior members of the royals during his work and gave us all some enlightening anecdotes.

The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Hornets.

For further information telephone David Arnold on 09134 626270 or visit or email

WORLE LIONS CLUB: Members have had a busy month distributing new digital talking newspaper players to people with visual impairment and demonstrating/distributing ‘plugsters’, followed by four days acting as markers at the bowls tournament for visually impaired players.

Thanks also go to other Lions clubs in Zone L for their help.

We continue to support the FUSCHIA Group (Friendly & Understanding Cancer Help & Support In Abundance) at Worlebury Golf Club on a Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm.

If you or someone you know would benefit from spending time enjoying some company, tea/coffee and cake, please telephone 08458 339863 for more information.

We now look forward to a picnic party in the woods with Worlebury Residents Association to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee on Monday, 12noon-5pm.

WESTON ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY: The recent AGM was attended by the mayor, Councillor Cyril King and Mrs King.

The chairman, Rosemary Dowie reported on a successful year with a good membership and many visitors.

As retiring chairman Rosemary Dowie was thanked for her committed work for the society, as was Valerie Sweet the retiring honorary secretary.

The evening proceeded with the election of a new chairman, Robert Cleland, vice chairman, Dean Price and honorary secretary, Peter Johnson as well as new committee members.

Louis Groome who has been president for some years also retired.

Rosemary Dowie will now become president, with vice-presidents Jane Hill and Vince Russet.

After a break for refreshments, a much anticipated talk was given by Dr Jodie Lewis

This summer we are hoping to organise another seminar ‘The Treasures of Historic Somerset’ at the Blakehay Theatre on July 21st, also two guided walks, one at Kewstoke Church and the other around the Old Town Quarry.

BLEADON PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP: Members provided their own evening of entertainment with ‘It’s a Knockout’.

Members brought new unseen colour prints to the event that amassed into some 30 prints in all, pitched against each other. After some two hours of deliberation, Sally Green became the eventual winner with a very attractive display of mixed roses against a black background.

We will be travelling to Backwell Photographic Group today (Thurs) as part of a return visit to pitch our members’ work against Backwell. It’s sure to be a good evening with this very highly rated photographic group.

Why not join us in the autumn when we reconvene for an evening at the Coronation Hall, Bleadon?

New members are always welcome, please visit or contact Carol Wilson on 01934 628070.

WESTON CONSERVATIVE CLUB: The jubilee celebration preparations are going well. Saturday is the Red White and Blue Party Night in the Duncan Grey Room with entertainment and buffet for only £5 per person.

Bingo will be upstairs which all members will be invited to attend from 10pm.

Monday will be a fancy dress competition hosted by the Monday Club with entertainment provided by Jennie Robbin and a free buffet for all members.

Tuesday sees a special lunch menu available from the No 10 Restaurant and after Tuesday bingo, cream teas will be made available along with some live background music.

There will be huge price reductions on this very special day of 40p off a pint, 20p off a spirit or glass of wine. Any questions, please contact the secretary on 01934 621231.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION WESTON BRANCH: At our last meeting the mayor told us about his life, and how he and his wife have enjoyed this last busy year.

Mrs John Carter gave her report about the National Conference in Llandudno – an interesting two days but appalling weather.

Our next members only meeting is on June 13 at 2.15pm in the United Reformed Church Hall, when we will hold our strawberry and cream tea.

All RBL Women’s Section members on holiday here will be made most welcome at our meetings.

On August 8 a charity table top market will be held in the United Reformed Church Hall. Anyone interested please telephone 613974.

WESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: An interesting evening was had when members Jane Sands, assisted by her husband Stephen, gave an excellent talk on Honey Bees.

Our next meeting will be on September 13 at St Peter’s Church Hall, Baytree Road, when the subject will be on Westonbirt.

The next trip is a three day trip to Bodnant Gardens in North Wales at the end of June.

The garden competition will take place week commencing July 16 and is open to any Weston resident. This year it is sponsored by Cheddar Garden Centre and there will be prizes of £40 first, £20 second and £10 third for the front, large, medium or small garden and a patio.

There will also be a £10 prize for the best hanging basket.

Entry forms can be obtained at the Trading Hut any weekend from 9.30am-12.30pm or from Cynthia Filer on 514057.

The Flower Show will be on August 11 at St Paul’s, Church Hall, Walliscote Road.

RAFA CONCERT BAND – BLAKEHAY RESIDENT BAND: The next round of engagements start on Saturday with a jubilee concert in the Coronation Hall, Bleadon Village and the organiser has informed us the concert is a sell out.

We have a few vacancies for competent players on brass and woodwind especially on oboe and trombone. Please call or email if you are interested in playing. Visit our website or ring 01934 820205 for details.

Future engagements include: Saturday – jubilee concert – Coronation Hall, Bleadon; Wednesday - ensemble playing in Flowerdown House; June 8 - Help for Heroes Charity Dinner – Webbington Hotel; June 15 National Memorial Arboretum – Arlewas; June 23 - Armed Forces event - lunchtime concert, Italian Gardens, Weston; June 24 - AF Drumhead Service, Royal Hotel, Weston.

WESTON RADIO SOCIETY: This month was a ‘Show and Tell’ evening. Several members brought an assortment of interesting equipment they had acquired or constructed and informed members of the story behind their possession.

Amongst the items was a vintage broadcast receiver that was about to be skipped and a model of some signalling equipment being developed for the Huntspill Model Railway Club.

The previous weekend members manned a special event station at the Westonzoyland Pumping Station. Operating from a tent they contacted 180 amateur stations throughout Europe and all contacts will receive a specially printed card commemorating the event. The club holds its main meeting on the third Monday of the month but meets every Monday for a matter night at the Social Club. The club can be contacted at

WEST WOODSPRING INNER WHEEL: This week club members were entertained by Bath Inner Wheel Ladies at their Interclub held at Bath Football Ground.

Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry, who has been teaching the nation to bake for over 30 years was guest speaker.

The Great British Bake Off, which sees home bakers testing their skills in the kitchen in the hope that they will be named top amateur baker, is one of the most popular reality TV programmes on our screens. Mary, one of the judges, shared with us some of her experiences from the show, the next series of which is currently being filmed at East Harptree. President Carol Schubert, photographed with Mary, club secretary Anne Adams and vice president Jill Hobbs, commented that ‘Mary’s joyous enthusiasm for all she does was infectious’ and everyone agreed.

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