AMBLESIDE SPORTS CLUB (Reg Charity no 512783)

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"Investing in the Community"


Wednesday 6th June 1.15-4.00pm, Ambleside

1.45pm – Annual General Meeting.  Please consider joining the committee to help with running the club


Refreshment Volunteers: Barbara Essex & Jenny Hancox plus Jackie Skeggs, Jean and Tony Deakin


Our membership year runs up to the June AGM, so renewals are due next month.  Annual cost remains at £20 per person.  All renewals must be accompanied by a signed and dated Data Consent Form.  We currently have a waiting list, so existing members need to renew by 31st August to continue membership

PLEASE BRING ANY BOOKS IN TOUGH carrier bags, and take a bag home for storage

next Salvation Army tinned goods collection is this MONTH – please bring long-dated tins

Please switch all mobile phones to off or silent during the meeting


A white sheet indicates that we intend to run an event – sign up and pay to book your place.

Names added without payment will be removed

A pink sheet is to gauge interest in whether an event would be viable – it is not a commitment.




Day/Evening Trips and Events for more details contact the organiser

Deposit - Non – refundable

Total cost

Wednesday 20th June

Kilworth House, Guys and Dolls, 7.30pm, own transport List closed

Organiser:  Ian and Chris Wain  02476 372383



Wednesday 11th July

Barbecue – Ambleside, 1.00pm Maximum 80 places available

Organiser:  Committee



Wednesday 15th August

River Cruise with lunch

List closed, all places taken.  Pay £20pp balance by June meeting

Organiser:  John Mills / Committee.



Balance now due

Tuesday 21st August

Kilworth House, Joseph, 7.45pm, own transport.  List closed

Organiser:  Ian and Chris Wain  02476 372383



Wednesday 19th September

Evening Talk – Conspiracy Theories, Jack the Ripper and Paul McCartney

Ambleside, 7.30pm.  Includes fish and chip supper.  14 places available

Organiser:  John Mills



Wednesday 17th October

Tutbury Castle – trip including Cream Tea and Boudica talk/presentation

Calling at Byrkley Park Garden Centre, Burton upon Trent.  11 places available

Organiser:  Ann Robinson



Wednesday 14th November

Skittles evening – Ambleside, 7.00pm

Skittles and other games, with finger buffet.  Max 56 places, tables of 8.

Organiser:  Val Knight



Wednesday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Oakridge Golf Club – date for your diary, more info next month



May 15th/16th 2019

Cardiff and the Royal Mint.  We’re looking at whether this is feasible, so there’s a pink sheet out to gauge interest.  Cost includes coach, Royal Mint entrance and overnight hotel, but excludes meals


Pink sheet

Approx £110pp

O50 Committee 2017/18 Contact Details

Stan Watkinson (Chair)

02476 372775

07779 003523

John Mills (Speakers & Joint Vice Chair)

02476 346811

07943 565690

Ann Johnson (Joint Vice Chair)

02476 350632

07976 959927

David Griffith (Treasurer)

02476 341250

07836 244443

Janet Jones (Secretary)

02476 388106

Roy Johnson (Ambleside Liaison)

02476 350632

07773 958187

Val Knight (Raffles & New Members))

02476 344681

07866 970196

Doug Mayes (Safety)


01455 212952

Roger Marston (Vice Treasurer & Transport)


02476 387562

07845 391030

Ann Robinson (Outings)

02476 341612

07946 635425

Carol Smith

02476 314104

Next Committee Meeting Tuesday 12th June, 9.30am at Hatters Space.

Next Meeting – Wednesday 4th July 1.15-4.00pm, Ambleside

1.45pm – Social, with informal mystery object and wedding photo quizzes – if you’ve offered, please remember to bring your mystery objects!

Refreshment Volunteers: Bev and John Lewis, Clive and Margaret Small



All members are invited to join any of the groups




Only the venue will be pre-arranged with meals to be chosen on arrival. If you know you intend to be there, please tick the list today or phone June by 2.0pm on the day before lunch.

Organiser June Massey 02476 384610


13th June 12.30pm prompt

“Ashfield’s Restaurant”, 4 High St, Earl Shilton, LE97DG

 2 courses £12.95 C/T extra


27th June 12.30pm prompt

“Cottage Inn”, Black Hall Lane, Fillongley, CV7 8EG

Telephone 01676 540599

 2 courses £8.95 C/T extra



See lists for details. To book, please add your name, Tel. No. to the list. Organiser Janet Johnson 02476 349853


24th June 12.30pm for 1.00pm

“The Greyhound Inn”, Market Street, Lutterworth LE17 4EJ .

2 courses £14.95

3 courses £15.95





Culture Club Revamp-Watch this space!

Come and join in.

Organiser Ann Johnson

02476 350632



Tuesday 19th June Hatters Space 1.00-3.00pm

The craft ladies will be doing their own thing. We always bring extra if anyone wants to just turn up though.


Organiser Anne Askins

02476 374607




Thursday 7th June Visit to Coton Manor Gardens, Coton Road, Coton, Northampton, NN6 8RQ. Tel. 01604 740219

Meet in carpark 12.0pm.

Wednesday 20th June Visit to Annemarie’s is on! TBC

Organiser Ann Johnson

02476 350632 or Organiser Bob Johnson 02476 349853



All members are welcome to join any walk which you feel is within your capabilities.  Please turn up at the noted meeting place, dressed sensibly for the terrain identified for the walk, i.e. boots or strong walking shoes, waterproofs if necessary, ready to begin the walk at 10.30am. You do not have to ring either myself or the appointed leader to ask if you can come, if I have a contact email address or telephone number, I will let you know if there are changes to the Newsletter. Please note! dogs are not allowed on walks.

Leader for Thursday walks

Tony Deakin 02476 747842


Leader for Tuesday walks

John Lewis 01455 447039. Mobile 07943 633155.

Coordinator Barbara Ward

01530 830860


Thursday 21st June

10.30am start

Walk is from “The Rising Sun” Shackerstone, Church Rd, Shackerstone, Nuneaton CV13 6NN, distance 4.3 miles two low stiles people can do short walks from pub which is open all day for full English breakfasts and coffee

Leader Tony Deakin


 Tuesday 3rd July

10.30am start

This will be a return walk from Brandon to Coombe Abbey Park . An easy walk with No stiles. We will set off from the lay by on the A428 near the old speedway stadium. Lunch will be at the Queens Head, Bretford CV23 0JY Lead walker will be Tony Mann

Leader John Lewis


Non O50 Event

Tenpin Bowling

Join us for two games of Tenpin Bowling for £2.60. We meet on Monday afternoons 1.30pm for social tenpin bowling or Friday mornings at 10.30am for our league games. After the first game we stop for coffee or tea at 50p a cup. You don’t have to be experienced for either – it is a social get together with friends. The venue is at MFA Bowl, Bermuda Park, Nuneaton. Please wear flat shoes if you come. You will be made very welcome.

For further details contact

Ann Hallam

Phone (01827714906 or 07963101087).



to Val & Geoff Hewson 02476 373637  ALL ITEMS FOR THE FIRST PAGE TO BE SENT TO THE   SECRETARY OR TREASURER. Why not receive a digital copy of the Newsletter? Request one at e-mail, All postal bookings and payments to the Treasurer: David Griffith, 178 Heath End Road, Nuneaton CV10 7J Tel. 02476 341250 Mob. 07836244443. e-mail,

Cheques are preferred and should be made payable to Nuneaton 050 Friendship Centre