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/

American Women of Berkshire. For more information visit www.awbs.org.uk

 E-mail awbscf@gmail.com

  AWBS is a social and philanthropic club whose goal is to support and encourage our members as they engage with our community. Whether you are a returning member or a new member, I am certain this year will provide many fun and rewarding opportunities for you.

We are a volunteer-run organization, and each member's participation is essential to our club's success. There are so many opportunities to get involved in both leadership and assisting roles. Please consider where you can contribute.

AWBS is a great resource for new members, providing support and helpful tips for your transition period. Area Welcome Buddies are a big help, serving as someone to touch base with when you need some advice. Additionally, our Welcome Coffees are another fun opportunity to meet other new and existing members in your area.

 

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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)

   

AscotAreaAlzheimers is a Winner of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services 2011 |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;

 
Monday Carer's Lunch at Carnation Hall  is held on the last Monday of every month 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

FEBRUARY 2018 Concert

Call 0118 931 0760 or email lower.earley@salvationarmy.org.uk for tickets

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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 malcolm@surefootservices.co.uk 

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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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E-Mail Emily at ascotsinging@outlook.com

 

The Ascot Community Choir meets at All Souls Church, Church Road, South Ascot, on Thursdays 10.30am to 12 noon. All abilities welcome.

If you would like to know more, or go along to the lecture meeting, please get in touch by  email  christine.crock@gmail.com or visit www.ascotdfas.org.uk

The Ascot Decorative & Fine Arts Society

ADFAS :: Welcome  

ADFAS :: Welcome     

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.

 

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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

Ascot Horticultural Society will hold - a talk on  “Hillier – the Chelsea Flower Show experience” Kevin Hobbs (Hillier Ltd)                                                

Competition: A floral arrangement incorporating a teapo,  at King Edward's Hall, King Edward's Road, North Ascot, On Wednesday June 13th.

 

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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.

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Trains are running at the miniature railway at the Ascot Locomotive Society, on Sunday August 6th (and first Sunday of each month until 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......

 

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 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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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   on the 3rd Thursday .Meetings are 7:30 for a prompt 8 pm start and usually finish between 9 - 9:30 depending on the number of questions.

PROGRAMME

15 Feb - China - Beyond the Great Wall with Paul Whittle

15 March - Hollywood to Broadway with Tony King

19 April - Stoke Poges and Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard with Roger Askew

The main contact is  the Secretary- Vera Miller vera-miller@hotmail.co.uk 

Annual membership fee £10 and £3 payable for each meeting (towards speaker costs)

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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

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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

 

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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

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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 

 

 

WEBSITE        See also http://www.chelseafringe.com - The Chelsea Fringe Festival

To Celebrate the first Urban Tree Festival, 18th-20th May,  Tree Officers in all London’s 33 Boroughs have revealed their favourite 12 trees in each London Borough.

The weblink is a map of the Boroughs that have contributed to the project. Click on each pin to see the trees the tree officers chose. Use TiCL App to find those trees when you’re out and about.

London’s loveliest trees – chosen by London’s own tree officers for you to explore.

Read more: Chelsea Fringe Festival & London Trees

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.

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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; £5 per session . £5 per session.  First session free01344 890208.

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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  vanessa4@ntlworld.com  or e-mail . All areas, from Windlesham to Wokingham covered .

 

Read more: French Tuition Up to GCSE | Ascot | Sunningdale

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

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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.
 
Sadly, long-standing and very popular Club Chairman, Tony Reed, died in March 2014.  His widow, Anne Reed, has been asked to take over as Chairman  and she has taken up the post,  working hard to continue the Club's reputation as one of the friendliest and welcoming  in the country.

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.
 SUMMER SOCIAL  July 21st 2017
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cathy custance piano tuition 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 yarwodav@aol.com