BK - This and That is a website run by an Ascot resident. This site contains articles on various subjects, including growing on allotments, histories of allotments and of cultivation; the summer festivals in Edinburgh  and computer performance. There are articles by BK, as well  many links to other people's articles, - BK is a firm believer in the original ethos of the Internet, which is to share information. Visit http://www.bkthisandthat.org.uk/

  Old Windsor Angling Club,

In 2008, OWAC celebrated its Golden Anniversary, but has always been a friendly Members Club based on Thames River fishing, with a varied fixture list visiting many other fisheries and Clubs.
The present HQ is our Clubhouse at Home Park, Windsor, and now we are managing the fishing on Home Park on behalf of RBWM, we really are THE local Angling club. In addition, we have access to fishing at Old Windsor, Potts Field, Cookham, Clivedon, The Jubilee River, as well as seven miles of the Wey Navigation canal, 30 miles of the Basingstoke Canal, and we offer Reading and District Angling Association membership as an option.
We are pleased to accept anglers of any sex, age, or experience, and will help and encourage new anglers on request. Our meetings are on Tuesday evenings at the clubhouse, around 8.30pm, and we arrange matches on Sundays, with some Wednesday evening matches in the Summer.
Old Windsor Angling Club is a member of Angling Trust, supports the good work being done by Les Webber (“Gets Kids hooked on Fishing not drugs or crime”) at Wraysbury and is affiliated to Thames Valley Angling Association, Basingstoke Canal Angling Association and Reading and District Angling Association.

OWAC can be contacted on the website www.oldwindsorac.webs.com , Facebook page, or OWAC@hotmail.com or by phoning the Secretary, Alan Beaven, on 01628 602537 (evenings)

   

 AscotAreaAlzheimers is a past  Winner of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services  |Ascot Area Alzheimer's Support Group covers the catchment areas of Ascot, Windsor & Maidenhead, and Bracknell. People from Wokingham are welcome to attend, however, a small fee may be chargeable for certain services.It is are a voluntary organization, offering respite care and support to people, families and their carers who may have a diagnosis of dementia. The following services are offered;


The Monday's Carer's Lunch at Carnation Hall has now been moved to a Friday, with immediate effect.  This regular lunch session will be held on the 4th Friday of every month (except July and December) from 12-2pm and includes lunch, a glass of wine.  Charge £6.00 per session. 
 

 Ascot Brass perform concerts for charity , in partnership with top local choirs. Visit www.ascotbrass.org.uk

 Ascot Brass   is well established and always happy to consider new members. Please contact Malcolm Brown 07710-296236 Committee member

Pictured  belowis the excellent Ascot Brass , who last year triumphed in a very successful  concert, performing with the award -winning Taplow Youth Choir (finalists in the recent BBC choir of the year contest!) , raising funds  for Macmillan Cancer Support.  

www.ascotbrass.org.uk

Ascot Brass  Concert :: February 2018

 

Ascot Bridge Club, Chavey Down, Near AscotThe Ascot Bridge Club was formed in 1977 and plays in the Chavey Down Community Centre hall, directly behind St. Martin's church in Church Road, Chavey Down. There is bridge played every Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening - except on bank holidays. Whilst the Monday afternoon section of the club plays exclusively duplicate pairs bridge, the Tuesday evening section includes a teams of four evenings several times every year.
For more information please call David Calcutt on 01344-886412, or visit the web site 
http://www.ascotbridge.org.uk

 

 

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 Ascot Horticultural Society  |     A long established group affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, aiming to share and promote interest in all aspects of plants and the natural environment.  Monthly evening meetings (2nd Wednesday) in King Edward's Hall, North Ascot.  Activities include talks / demonstrations by expert guest speakers, discussions, quizzes, outings, competitions and 4 seasonal shows of horticultural produce, floral & culinary art, handicrafts and photography.  Experienced, novice or just interested observer - all are welcome.  For further details call 01344 622086 or log on to www.ascothorticulturalsociety.org.uk

 

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Mill Ride Golf Club, December 12th 2018

Ascot Inner Wheel  celebrated its 53rd anniversary in 2016, and is a member of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs which are part of the family of Rotary.

They meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday evening at Mill Ride Golf Club, in Ascot, to enjoy dinner and often, a speaker or presentation. If there is a fifth Wednesday in the month, we join with Ascot Rotary for dinner and a speaker.

There are usually two major fund-raising events a year, together with Inner Wheel Day in January. Other events include trips to gardens, the theatre and other venues.

The three objects of Inner Wheel are very simple. They are to promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding. Inner Wheel is a caring organisation, not only to its members, but also to others outside its circle.

Friendship is the core of all that is done and achieved by members of Inner Wheel. Wherever there is an Inner Wheel Club, no matter in which country, you are made very welcome. Friendship and fun abounds as members work together to help others less fortunate than themselves, not only in this country, but overseas.

Membership is open to all women who share in our ideals of service and friendship. We offer a valuable outlet for women of like mind who are searching for a way to provide voluntary service.

Read more: Ascot Inner Wheel | Service & Friendship

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NEXT RUNNING DAY - Sunday May 5th 2019, 2 - 5pm

Trains  run at the miniature railway at the Ascot Locomotive Society, on Sundays, usually from May to October) from 2.00-4.30 (weather permitting). £3.00 per person entrance fee for up to three people, £2.50 per person for families of 4 and over. Drink and a biscuit or slice of cake £1. Please donate more if you can - your donations keep us running! 

The Ascot Locomotive Society which meets alongside car park 10 of the Ascot Racecourse off the Winkfield Road (A330) currently has vacancies for new members.  When there are no public running sessions,  the group still  welcomes visitors on the first Sunday of each month from 14.00. Anyone interested is asked to contact Kirsten Hossack 01344 625604 - email ascotloco@hotmail.com

 

 



 

 

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK to achieve the shared aim of securing a better future for wildlife.

BBOWT was founded in 1959 (as the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Naturalist Trust -  BBONT) by local ecologists who could see the extent of harm being done to the wonderfully rich natural environment of the three counties. For over 50 years we have worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire richer in wildlife.

BBOWT currently has about 54,000 members and more than 1,300 active volunteers. It is thanks to our members and volunteers that we are able to keep going - we do not receive any core governmental funding. Our income comes from a range of sources including grants, legacies, business support and charitable trusts donations, but most important of all are our membership subscriptions......

 

Read more: BBOWT | Wildlife Group | N.Ascot


 Membership Offers: Hands-on in the Spring/ Summer at the Society Apiary, Autumn /Winter programme of talks in Windsor, BBKA membership, BBKA News bi-monthly, insurance against bee diseases, mentoring

Visit www.swmbks.weebly.com

The Tower Bell Ringers practise at St.Marys Church, Church Road, Maidens Green, Winkfield on Monday evenings, 7.30 -8pm for beginners, followed by Full Practice from 8 -9pm. For more information call Tony on 01344 886087. For more information visit www.winkfieldandcranbourne.org.uk  or CLICK ON THIS LINK

It only takes a few weeks to learn the basics and then you can join in with the band. 

Bells

  • Ringing for servicesBells

  • Social Events

  • Outings to other towers

  • Service to the church & the community

 

 

berkshire family history societyGet the most from your family history -  with Berkshire Family History Society - helping everyone’s family trees to flourish !

Montgomery of Alamein Court, Cumberland Close, Bay Road, Bullbrook,RG12 2NE.

Meetings at 7pm till 9 30pm 3rd Thursday of Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, March and April. Plus Christmas lunch in Dec and AGM in May.

 Bracknell@berksfhs.org.uk


LET’S SHATTER TWO MYTHS ... YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE BERKSHIRE ANCESTORS TO BENEFIT... Many with no local ancestors draw actively on society products and services.... AND YOU DON’T NEED TO LIVE IN BERKSHIRE Plenty of members live far beyond its borders, some live overseas.
The society delivers resources and activities to meet the needs of people like you; people researching into families across the UK and overseas (and in Berkshire too). Would these services be useful in your research?

 

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TWITTER   01344 782970      FACEBOOK


Berkshire Maestros provides Berkshire's young people with instrumental and vocal tuition  in schools and music centres (for this area, in Windsor and Bracknell) . Established in 1982, it has nearly 8000 students it offers something for everyone, with lessons, ensembles, orchestra and everything from classical to jazz to rock. Visit www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk

 Account Administration / General Enquiries

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

0118 901 2370 • admin@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

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Berkshire Maestros, 100 Cockney Hill, Stoneham Court, Reading RG30 4EZ

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BRACKNELL

Bracknell Music Centre, Open Learning Centre,   Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR

bracknell@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Bracknell Music Centre

Phoebe Wright, Regional Activities Co-ordinator

01344 782970 • bracknell@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Currently:  Bracknell Music Centre, Ranelagh School, Ranelagh Drive,
Bracknell RG12 9DA

The centre office will continue to operate out of the Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR until further notice.

For opening hours go to the Bracknell Music Centre page.

 

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Bracknell Camera Club, the place to come if you are interested in any aspect of photography.  All levels of ability welcome.  Remember to check out the pages, for information on competitions, events, the latest winning photos, and lots more.

 

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TICKETS: tickets@bracknellchoral.org.uk

http://www.bracknellchoral.org.uk/

 

Ascot's nearest choral group is Bracknell Choral Society, which performs three major concerts each year. We meet on Wednesday evenings in term time at Ranelagh School and are a very friendly crowd of some 100 singers. Come and try us! We have just ended our 50th Anniversary Year, having performed with several world-renowned soloists (eg: Dame Emma Kirkby, Andrew Foster-Williams). New singers are always welcome! www.BracknellChoral.org.uk

For full booking details and online booking, please visit the website, www.bracknellchoral.org.uk

 

 

 

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The Bracknell Forest History Natural Society will hold a series of talks at South Hill Park for   2018

The Bracknell Forest Natural History Society  http://bfnathistsoc.org.uk/meetings.html  One Monday every month,  7.30pm - 9.30pm. Recital Room at South Hill Park,  Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.  Visitors are welcome. No booking required.

May 21st         A talk on ‘Sarracenias and  Pitcher Plants’ by James Rosindell +AGM
June 18th        A talk on ‘Unravelling the story of an Alien Invader’ by Prof. Helen Roy

September 17th  A talk on ‘Bisham Woods’
October 15th      A talk on ‘The Depths around

Read more: Bracknell Forest Natural History Society Talks

The Bracknell Forest Society enjoys talks on a range of topics, including archaeology, at Jocks Lane Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.00pm.  All Welcome - Admission Free.  For further information call 01344 423440 or www.thebracknellforestsociety.co.uk


Ascot Bridge Club, Chavey Down, Near Ascot www.ascotbridge.org.uk   www.davidcalcuttbridge.co.uk                               

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Venue for the Chavey Down Womens Institute (WI) Chavey Down WI meets at St.Martin's Church Hall, Church Road, Chavey Down, usually on Monday evenings. New members are welcome. The group enjoys interesting speakers, outings and social events. Call Janey on 01344 883854 or  01344 882184

Cheapside Horticultural, Handicrafts and Arts Society holds Spring and Summer Shows at Cheapside Village Hall. Anyone can enter and there is a wide variety of  classes for adults and children. The 2017 Summer Show on Saturday August 26th (exhibits to be at the Hall by 10.30am). Show opens to the public at 2.30pm . Newcomers welcome. For more details and an entry form contact the Society Secretary on 01344 624958 

 

 

http://www.lindseymiles.co.uk/

Lindsey Miles School of Fashion is all about inspiring young people through learning the skills of fashion world, in fun and imaginative activities that build confidence as well as nurturing talent. The exclusive bespoke classes designed by an industry professional give budding creatives the freedom to express what they would like to see on the catwalks of the future.

CLASSES: DATES, TIMES AND FEES

Classes run weekly through the school term time, but this my differ for individual tutoring. All classes are designed around the age group of the children with a full fun program that changes every term. For each group there are ten spaces available. If you would like to book classes or be added to the waiting list please go to the contact page.

Autumn Term Dates: classes start from
5th September - 20th October   30th October - 15th December 2017

Read more: Children's Fashion Classes in Ascot | Lindsey Miles School

'Cultivating Friends' meets every Thursday at Lily Hill Park, 10am - 12 noon. Meet in the North Car park, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell,  RG12 2RZ.  Get stuck in with the Lily Hill gardening team and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards. Take along your gardening gloves. 

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  Cultivating Friends at Lily Hill Park | Every Thursday, 10am – 12 noon
Get stuck in with the Lily Hill Park gardening team and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee amongst friends. Tea/coffee provided. Please bring gardening gloves if you have them.
Meet: North car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, RG12 2RX.

E-Mail  rangers@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

East Berkshire Ramblers enjoy walks in the area around Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Winkfield. For information on the Walks Programme 2017 for more information on rambles http://www.eastberksramblers.org/Walks/Walks.htm

   Walks programme  for more information

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The East Berkshire Scrabble Club meets in Crowthorne

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Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?  Are you looking to learn a bit more about the game? Do you want to stop annoying friends and family with arguments over whether AARRGHH is actually a word? Do you yearn to play ZYZZYVAS across two triple-word squares?

East Berks Scrabble Club is always open to new members, and we’d love to have you along to try out one of our game nights.

You’ll find all you need to know on this site, but do feel free to contact us for a chat first.

We meet on Thursday evenings at 7:30, at St Sebastian’s Pavilion by the Tennis and Cricket Clubs), just off Nine Mile Ride in Crowthorne. Our club nights are very social.  We have a few games of Scrabble, and coffee and biscuits and a chat. We also run league and knockout competitions within the club at different times of year (usually with small prizes), and we also have members who represent the club in teams in a local league or who go along to play individually at tournaments across the country.

Read more: East Berkshire Scrabble Club

The Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series is held in the Hamilton Building's Haldane lecture theatre,  at Imperial College, Silwood, Sunningdale, usually on Thursdays at 1pm

 

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Egham Choral will hold an Open Evening on Monday January 29th 2018.

Egham Choral is a friendly and busy traditional choral society and we always welcome new members

EC meets on Monday evenings @ 7.30pm at the United Church of Egham. Reduced membership fees for students. All voices very welcome. For further details please contact chairman@eghamchoral.org

If anyone is interested in learning the art of embroidery or patchwork please contact Stitchery at Hatchet Lane. Please phone 07747 543546

The Yateley Angling Academy operates at Trilakes Country Park, catering for all ages, providing tackle, bait and licenses. Contact  the Centre at 12 - 16 The Parade, Yately, Hampshire, GU46 7UN 01252 861955 or visit www.yacacademy.co.uk

Learn French with Chloe's Language Club  for toddlers on Thursdays,   in Ascot - Cranbourne and Ascot Heath Schools and Edith Rose Nursery  01344 890208.

 

 

Tel: 07432 605 517

Enjoy French lessons, one to one tuition,  in your own home, from school year 2 to year 13, GCSE, Common Entrance and A Level, as well as adult french tuition, in Ascot and Sunnings.

 

 

 A Greek School runs at St.Peter's Church Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, on Friday evenings. For more information call 01753 840 794.

E-Mail:  jesseymc@hotmail.com

  

Jessica - a French national -  offer friendly French lessons for children aged 5 to 10  for the Ascot Heath school pupils in North Ascot, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 

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A Knitting group meets at the Ascot Durning Library , upper Ascot High Street  every  Tuesday.

 

 

The Warfield Ladies Probus Club for retired professional and business women from Warfield and the surrounding areas enjoy lunch on the third Monday of the month at Mill Ride Golf Club in North Ascot.  In addition to speakers at these lunches, there are theatre outings and other social events arranged for members.  New members are very welcome.  Please see our website www.wlpclub.co.uk for further details

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The Ascot and Winkfield area are rich in architectural interest, listed buildings (including old coaching milestones) and country houses and estates.

Winkfield Parish Council has put together a comprehensive list of listed building in Winkfield, Winkfield Plain and North Ascot.

The Bracknell Forest Heritage Online Project is a website, dedicated to bringing together memories of local people. You will find an interactive map with links that take you to photographs, stories and audio clips of local peoples' memories of the area, which covers North Ascot and Winkfield. You can add your own contributions Contact: 01344 351754. Visit www.bfheritage.org.uk       or e-mail: bracknell.heritage@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

There is a new Chat & Craft Group, open to all, meeting 2 - 4pm at St.Peter's, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, near Ascot, 2 -4 pm on Thursday afternoons.

The Windsor and Eton Operatic Society can be found at www.windsor-eton-opera.co.uk 

ASCOT ORGAN and KEYBOARD CLUB is a friendly club that meets monthly. It holds a mixture of professional and amateur nights and the occasional charity evening. This not only raises money for good causes, but also promotes the club. The club tries to give younger artistes just starting on the circuit a chance as well as the old favourites. As you will see from our concert diary they have a good selection of top artistes covering many styles of music. Refreshments are included in the entrance fee so why not go along and hear some of the best professional organists play - or just listen to some of the local talent you didn't know existed!
 
Quite a few of our members have their own organs or keyboards. All try to help each other where possible, and encourage each other to play at our amateur evenings, when players can bring along their own instruments (organs by prior arrangement with the Chairman) or play the club organ, a Technics GA1. A light hearted competition is held annually and a cup presented to the most improved player. The club is always glad to welcome amateur players to show off their talents. Their family, friends and all those wishing to have an evening of live music in friendly surroundings are also welcome at all meetings. This includes members of other clubs who are visiting the area.

In July the club holds a summer social with a fish & chip supper and a very relaxed atmosphere. This gives members who have not played before the chance to "have-a-go" with less pressure.
 

The club usually meets on the third Friday of the month at 8pm. Subscription: £10; Concerts: Members admission: £5.00 , Visitors admission: £6.00 . Amateur Nights: Members: £3,  Visitors : £4.

The Kinross Players, play-reading group will meets on the third Sunday, of the month, 6-9.30pm, at Constables, Windsor Road, Ascot, SL5 7LF. It is a warm, relaxing evening with drinks and nibbles. The Players have read 50 plays in the last four years. New members very welcome. The only charge is £2 to cover book hire.Call 01344 621167 or yarwodav@aol.com

Windsor SpeakersEveryone is a bit afraid of speaking in groups or in public, some just hide it better than others! Do you think it would be a good thing if you were able to speak more confidently or improve your skills?
There’s a safe place you can achieve this and learn to become a better speaker, expressing yourself more freely and feeling in control rather than the other way round.

Windsor Speakers is a ‘non-profit’ club that meets two evenings a month where members get to practice and improve their public speaking in an organised, safe and supportive environment. It’s part of the Toastmasters International organisation that has over one million members worldwide.

We have all walks of life from housewives to business people to tradesmen to students. Ranging from accomplished speakers to absolute beginners.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday every month at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR. If this is something you might be interested in then pop along one evening to take a look and see what it’s all about. You’d be welcomed.

To find out more go to www.winspeak.co.uk

There is a Quilting Group , offering creative needlework , friendship and chat at the Hope Centre, old Sunningdale High St on Fridays 10.30 -  12 noon. 

Contact Diane 01344 62162

www.sunningdalevillagevenues.co.uk

Call Sarah on 01344 624317

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Emilia Garvey is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher of Reiki with many years of experience, offering treatments of Reiki and Crystal healing which are great for relaxation and stress reduction . She also teaches at Reiki all levels on a one to one basis. All treatments and teachings are held in her peaceful garden relaxation room in Ascot. Certificate, manuals and refreshments are included on all teaching days. 

Reiki and Crystal treatments are £25 for an hour treatment. Please call Emilia on  07960 376612

Read more: Reiki & Crystal Healing | Ascot

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Rock Choir in Ascot

LOVE SINGING?  NO AUDITIONS or requirement to read music! Everyone is welcome to join in with singing fun, feel-good songs in harmony with opportunities to perform locally and at bigger events such as the Ideal Home Show! So why not give it a try? Visit www.rockchoir.com to book your FREE taster! Singing really does makes you happy!

  ROCK CHOIR ( Bracknell & Ascot) Mondays, 8pm ,Bracknell Rugby Club, Lily Hill Park, Lily Hill Drive, Bracknell, RG12 2UG
 Disabled access and amenities are available.

 

Monday 18th September
8.00pm - 9.30pm
Bracknell Rugby Club,
Bracknell Rugby Club, Lily Hill Park, Lily Hill Drive,
Bracknell, RG12 2UG

 

Read more: Rock Choir Ascot | Bracknell Rugby Club | Mondays

 E-mail: info@thechocolate-factory.co.uk

 

Participants in our chocolate workshops and parties will walk away with at least one large bar of chocolate that was made by their own hands. Perfect for any group occasion, from corporate entertainment to a birthday or hen party, the workshop is sure to be a success.

Phone
0118 443 9180

Mobile   07427 738803 |  Email:  info@thechocolate-factory.co.uk

Address
Unit 1, Sheeplands Farm, Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire RG10 8DL
Located on Sheeplands Farm Opposite The Piggott School

Rotary Club of Ascot | Service | Fellowship | Corporate Membership

RECENT EVENTS | 2019 Sunninghill New Year Fancy Dress Wheelbarrow Race.  CLICK HERE for info on Young Musicians COmpetition 2019

2019 Rotary Club of Ascot Golf Day | Friday September 27th. E-mail jeb.baker@btinternet.com or candcdesign@outlook.com

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The Rotary Club of Ascot principally provides support to well-known local community activities and raises money for local and international causes. With a motto 'Service Above Self'', its main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace and around the world. There are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in 34,000 Rotary Clubs in nearly every country. It is not affiliated with any political or religious organisations.

Locally, it is particularly well-known for organising the hugely popular New Year's Day Sunninghill Wheelbarrow Race, which in 2016, raised over £8,000 to donate to the Ascot District Day Centre and other charities. (The Club has also contributed to the purchasing of two new mini buses, used for transport to the Day Centre).  See PHOTOS OF WHEELBARROW RACE winners 2017.

 

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short mat bowls tuesdays carnation hall chavey down At a loss on Tuesday evenings? Why not try short-mat bowls? We are a club of mainly retired people who enjoy a friendly game each week, at 7pm in Carnation Hall, Chavey Down. Why not join us to see whether it might suit you. For more information please ring 01344 882137 or 013 44 301158.  or visit http://chartersshortmatbowlsclub.wordpress.com

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