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Winston Day Club

Where We Meet

Winston Village Hall (See the venue)

When We Meet

Thursdays between 11.30 and 14.00

Winston Leader and Club Details

Tracey Turnbull is our Chef and Mark Fromont is our unch Club Leader.

We hold a monthly raffle most members of Winston lunch club enjoy a quiz and we all enjoy various trips around the area - invariably involving somewhere to eat!

News from Winston Day Club

2018 Club Leader Report

Winston is a small friendly lunch club with several of its members attending at least one other lunch club. During 2018 we have attracted two new members.

This year we have enjoyed two lunches out. The first was to the Saxon Inn at Escomb where we were welcomed and looked after by Paul and his team with their usual high standards. The food was very good and plentiful and many of the members also enjoyed a beverage of wine or beer!

The second trip was to the Duke of York at Fir Tree where we enjoyed a good pub lunch in the easily accessible dining room. The visit was rounded off with a scenic ride home, the weather was very clear meaning we could see for miles through the coach windows both trips were well attended by members and volunteers.

Throughout the year Winston club holds a raffle during the first lunch meeting every month. Prizes range from a box of teabags to sweets, biscuits and toiletries. We also get home grown produce such as rhubarb in spring to apples and plums in autumn - rhubarb is always most popular!

In May the Bishop of Durham and his wife came for lunch during his prayer walk through Teesdale. They were made welcome by members and chatted about rural life.
We also have occasional visits from local police, and we had an excellent talk by the Nat West Bank about all aspects of fraud prevention, including ways of spotting if younger family members are being targeted.

Quizzes and card bingo are always popular activities - especially when Vera calls the bingo, usually with some hilarity!
In December we had a visit from S&A Builders Merchants who very kindly gave every club members at every club in the Association a bag of Christmas groceries which were very gratefully received and they were warmly thanked by all.

Tracey cooked us all an excellent Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and afterwards Norma entertained us all with her entertaining readings from 'Geordie Broon'.

Thanks to all the volunteers who help with the smooth running of the club, they play a vital part in enabling us to provide the service we do. Thank you to the 'hidden' volunteers, the trustees who put so much work into ensuring that the association continues by seeking funding and finally to the office staff for quietly supporting us.

Mark Fromont

Club Days and Times

Clubs meet regularly, usually on a weekly basis and normally from 11.30am until 2.00pm.

Meetings take place at the following venues;

  • Barnard Castle Cricket Club, every Tuesday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Cotherstone Village Hall, every Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Evenwood Randolph Centre, every Friday 11.30 am to 2.00 pm.
  • Gainford Village Hall, every Monday 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Mickleton Village Hall every Thursday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale every Wednesday in the Masonic Hall except the third one in the month which is at the Pathway Middleton-in-Teesdale from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Staindrop Scarth Hall, every Tuesday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Stainton Grove Community Centre, every Tuesday from 11:03am to 2:00pm.
  • Winston Village Hall, every Thursday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Woodland Village Hall, every Monday 11.30 am to 2.00 pm.