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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)
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
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Pictured is 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.
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The 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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The Ascot Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) was set up in 1989, the first in the Ascot area, and has flourished ever since. As one of the smaller NADFAS societies the group enjoys a reputation for being enthusiastic and friendly.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, except August and September. Lecture meetings begin promptly at 10.30am and finish by noon; the presentations are of a high standard, cover a great variety of subjects, and are frequently followed up by outings to places of interest.
The venue is the Bracknell Rugby Club, RG12 2UG.
Directions: from the Running Horse roundabout on the A329, take Lily Hill Drive and turn right immediately into the Council car park. The entrance to the Rugby Club is straight ahead through the trees.
Parking: Members may park free, in the Council car park in front of the Rugby Club, or by the kind permission of the Running Horse managers, in their car park.
Members and guests are welcome from 9.50am. Coffee is served until 10.20am, giving the opportunity to meet and chat before the lectures.
The annual subscription for Ascot DFAS covers attendance at all ten lecture meetings, including coffee and biscuits. As a member you have the opportunity to meet like-minded people, to buy tickets for the society’s outings, trips and social occasions, and to join Church Recorders. Members are automatically enrolled in NADFAS, with its benefits which include the quarterly magazine NADFAS Review.
Most years a trip is organised, either at home or abroad.
The social side is important to us: our committee organises a Summer lunch in July which is always a very popular occasion. At the December meeting after the lecture we enjoy a drink and mince pies and a chance to socialise before Christmas.
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The Ascot Horticultural Society meets at King Edward's Hall, King Edward's Road, North Ascot on the second Wednesday of the month. The Society enjoys speakers, several shows a year and an annual competition with the Sunningdale Gardening Association. New members are welcome. For membership enquiries call 01344 883535. Visit www.ascothorticulturalsociety.org.uk
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.
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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. There are no public running sessions but the group welcomes visitors on the first Sunday of each month from 14.00. Anyone interested is asked to contact, Fred Jackman 01344 451305, email – email@example.com or look in on any Sunday and Monday mornings, to see what it's all about.
ASPEN, the Ascot Peace Education Network, began meeting prior to this country’s last conflict, euphemistically termed by the UK media Gulf War 2. It has been constituted as an independent voluntary organisation. It aims to build upon the tremendous concern felt by everyone about the war in Iraq. People worldwide, particularly the young, have woken up with a renewed intention to engage In peace building, by resolving conflict, and the group aims to actively promote peace and understanding through educational visits to schools, informed debates, entertaining neighbours with hospitality teas or lunches so improving relationships where we live. The group meets formally every quarter and plans to invite experienced peace activists to inspire us. Strictly speaking it is not a Christian only group although many of its members worship at All Saints Church. It is not a political organisation only humanitarian. If you wish to join you will be most welcome. Contact Mrs. A Yarwood 01344- 621167.
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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......
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