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
Ascot Brass is currently seeking sponsorship for its outstanding annual Christmas concert on behalf of Macmillan cancer support, ( at the Windsor parish Church) to help meet increasing costs of staging the event, while leaving enough surplus to make a healthy contribution to the cause. Any local organisations who could offer support are asked to contact Malcolm Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Ascot Decorative & Fine Arts Society will meet on January 10th
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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.Read more: Ascot Decorative and Fine Arts Society
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
The Ascot Horticultural Society will meet for a talk on THE CARE OF INDOOR PLANTS ON FEBRUARY 8TH 2017.
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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
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 email@example.com
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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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.
Ringing for services
Outings to other towers
Service to the church & the community
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.
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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The Bracknell and District Historical Society, many of whose members live in Ascot, was formed in 1971 and is a Corporate member of the Berkshire Local History Association.
Meetings are held at Montgomery of Alamein Court, Cumberland Close, Off Bay Road, Bullbrook, Bracknell RG12 2NE starting from 7pm (for coffee/tea) - 9:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of September, October & November 2015 & February, March, April & May 2016.
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Treasurer: Mrs. Jane Moss : tel: 01344 625700 email: mosssandlewood@AOL.com
Annual membership fee £10 and £3 payable for each meeting (towards speaker costs)
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). We start rehearsing for Brahms' 'Requiem' on January 4th - new singers are always welcome! www.BracknellChoral.org.uk
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The local Cats Protection will holds regular fundraising fairs at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Road, Winkfield Row Bracknell RG42 7PA. Doors Open 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Entrance Fee: £1 admission per person or a donation of cat food. Attractions include Cats Protection goods, Cat collectables, Toys, Books, Bric-a-Brac, Raffle, Tombola, Jewellery, Membership stand, delicious cakes, parking and cats to see. Watch this space for details of the Spring Fair.All very welcome !
See the Cats Protection website for further details.
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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
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Budding young cooks required: Mini Masterchefs offers engaging cooking classes for pre-school children. The classes encourage them to have fund whilst making delicious recipes that are brilliant even for the fussiest eaters.
Children will learn about food through touching, tasting, experimenting and enjoying cooking in a happy secure environment, promoting early years development along the way.
During the hour-long class, every child will have their own tools and an apron as getting a little bit messy is considered part of the whole experience! They cook with a variety of fresh ingredients and talk about how they are grown and where they come from.
For more information contact Jenn on 01344 526451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Morning | Ascot Heath Library | Thursdays
East Berkshire Ramblers enjoy walks in the area around Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Winkfield. For information on the Walks Programme 2015 for more information on rambles http://www.eastberksramblers.org/Walks/Walks.htm
There will be a Moderate Walk on Wednesday March 16th, 10.15 am. Windsor Great Park.
Park off A332 Windsor, a quarter mile past Queen Anne's Gate on the LEFT (west) Walk to the gallop then to Copper Horse and on to Bears Rail and back.
Leaders: Brian & Marion 01753 862872Read more: East Berkshire Ramblers | Walking Group
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.
The Englemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society (EDFAS) is a Member of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies - NADFAS
We are a local NADFAS group which meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except August & December) at : St George’s School, St. George’s Lane, Ascot at 7pm for 7.45pm
There is time for socialising followed by a lecture given by one of the highly recommended NADFAS lecturers. They cover a broad range of subjects including Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Porcelain, Silver, Furniture & Music.
We also organise a number of visits each year to places of interest such as Country Houses, Royal Palaces, Galleries, Museums & Gardens plus short tours in the UK and overseas city tours which have included St. Petersburg, Madrid and Dresden & Istanbul.
In addition we hold a Summer and Christmas social event each year.
This is a relatively new branch of the Society and is very friendly and always pleased to welcome new members. If you think you may be interested in ‘testing the water’, please contact: Richard Audsley on 01344 883106
For more information (including programme for the year). Also see our website: http://www.englemere-dfas.org.uk/
Private french tuition with experienced tutor and fluent speaker, Vanessa Durham, in Ascot, in your own home, £27 per hour. Call 07990 683647 or e-mail email@example.com or e-mail . All areas, from Windlesham to Wokingham covered .
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A Greek School runs at St.Peter's Church Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, on Friday evenings. For more information call 01753 840 794.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano or simply improve on existing skills? If so, daytime piano lessons are available locally in Warfield from an ABRSM qualified music teacher.
Lessons are competitively priced and tailored to meet individual needs. Students can be prepared for examinations or can learn for their own personal enjoyment. Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome
For further information, please contact Cathy Custance on: 01344 443190 or 07 910 910 220.
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 email@example.com
Everyone 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
Please click on the poster to enlarge it 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. www.sunningdalevillagevenues.co.uk
Call Sarah on 01344 624317
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
Rock Choir in Ascot
LOVE SINGING? Ascot Rock Choir rehearse Mondays 7.30 - 10pm at the Cordes Hall, Kings Road, Sunninghill with 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!
Also, see ROCK CHOIR ( Bracknell & Ascot) Monday, 8pm ,Bracknell Rugby Club, Lily Hill Park, Lily Hill Drive, Bracknell, RG12 2UG
Disabled access and amenities are available.
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Rock Frog, based in Cheapside, offers outdoor activities such as climbing, caving, walking and kayaking, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009. Rock Frog runs courses at the Earleywood centre in Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, as well other nearby venues. For full details visit www.rockfrog.co.uk
Rotary Club of Ascot | Service | Fellowship | Corporate Membership
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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Royal British Legion, Cranbourne and Winkfield Branch, Women's Section,meets at the Legion Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne at 2pm on the first Thursday in the month, except August. New members welcome. Contact Wendy on 01344 890716.
The Cranbourne & Winkfield Royal British Legion has regular events including a Friday meet raffle, bingo once a mouth and quiz nights. Membership is available and open to all. The hall is the best in the area and is available for hire, with disco and catering available. Call 01344 886027.
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
THE SPOTLIGHTS MUSICAL THEATRE GROUP: LOCAL AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE FOR THE ASCOT, SUNNINGDALE AND SUNNINGHILL COMMUNITIES | NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WANTED
The Spotlights (SSC)Spotlights Musical Theatre Group (originally named The Sunningdale Savoy Chorus) is THE local group for those wishing to take part in amateur musical theatre.
We were founded in 1991 originally to perform the works of Gilbert and Sullivan but now, every July, we perform shows that span the whole range. Our recent productions include Kiss Me Kate, Orpheus in the Underworld, Annie Get Your Gun and Pajama Game. We top and tail our main show with an autumn concert in October and a Christmas concert in December. The Rose Theatre at St Mary’s School Ascot is the normal venue for our annual big production.
We rehearse on Monday evenings at Cheapside Village Hall at 8pm and we’re always on the lookout for new onstage and backstage members. You’ll find us a friendly and welcoming bunch of about 40 who, as well as performing together, enjoy an annual BBQ and a Christmas meal as part of our social calendar. Plus, of course, essential visits to a local hostelry post rehearsal!
Due to the small, friendly atmosphere members are actively encouraged to take roles in our productions - we like to keep it in house as much as possible. We also manage the whole production ourselves - nobody is left out - and if wives, friends or partners are left at home they are soon encouraged to volunteer into one of the many important backstage or front of house roles.
So if you are looking to extend your social life somewhat and can hold a tune (we take both budding Pavarotti’s and bathroom mirror entertainers), act or want to help in any way please contact our Secretary, Sheila Knight on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or why don’t you just turn up to a rehearsal on a Monday night.
You will be made most welcome! See you soon.Read more: Spotlights Musical Theatre Groups | Ascot
The Sunningdale and District Gardening Association meets on the first Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at the Sunningdale Village Hall, Church Road. Regular activities include informative talks and demonstrations, monthly competition, annual outing, Spring and Autumn plant sales, and photo competition. New members are welcome. Call 01344 626121 or visit http://sadga.wordpress.com
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