December 2018




Mat Parrot came back to demonstrate a few festive cocktails. He made a Snowball, a Baileys cocktail and a Brandy Alexander. All very delicious. This was accompanied by pork pies, sausage rolls Christmas cake and mince pies. Members were given a cryptic quiz (thank you to Dot for supplying it) and they had to make up a Carol to the tune of “We 3 Kings”. The bauble tree and the Christmas card raised £158.40 which has been sent to St Rocco’s.
A good night all round.



Alan Eastwood is returning to give us a talk on the History of Pub Signs. There will also be a wine to taste at the end of the evening.


This month’s lucky winner is No 5 Jill C.


The next meeting is at Julie’s on Jan 2nd.


17 adults, 3 children and Benjie set off from the George and Dragon car park in Glazebury for a very pleasant 5 mile walk. The paths were flat and there were very few stiles. We arrived at our mulled wine stop at 11:50 am and Derek Langley turned up 3 minutes early – 11:57am. with a boot full of goodies. Hot mulled wine in flasks, mince pies, homemade rocky road with orange juice and chocolate fingers for the children. Feeling very replenished we continued our walk, crossing over the River Glaze and ending back at the pub in time for lunch. Many thanks to Kath W for organising the walk and to Cath and Derek for providing the refreshments.




20th Jan to be organised by Bill and Kath. Details will be given out at the next club night.

Early details of next years caravanning events

A reminder to all members that anyone can join these events. If you have a caravan, trailer tent or tent and want to join the caravanners for any of these meets please contact the organiser. You can also join in the walks and BBQs staying in B&Bs etc close by. Dates and specific details to follow.

  • Easter. Beverley area, organised by Sue and Stewart
  • May Day Edisford Bridge Farm, Clitheroe, organised by Grahame and Joan
  • Spring Bank Newark, organised by Anna and Peter
  • August Bank Barnard Castle, organised by Fred and Hilda


  • New Year’s Eve Party at Natalia’s
  • Twelfth Night Party 5th Jan at the Jones’

For new members – our parties are ‘ open house’ – everyone in the wine circle is invited. Just bring a food contribution, savoury or sweet ( Jacob’s Table style) plus any drinks you wish to consume. Parties start at 8pm and finish when everything has been eaten and drunk!

  • Annual dinner
    Please save the date – 16th March 2019. A change of venue. This year our dinner will be at Statham Lodge. The venue will only hold 50 people so reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Menu choices and reservation slips will be circulated in January. Any further information see Steve P.

Buy, Sell, Swap, anything else interesting

The Jones have tickets for the Garrick on Jan 21st which they can’t use. A Murder Has Been Arranged by Emlyn Williams. If anyone would like the tickets please let them know.