Forthcoming events

Get your diary out . . . It’s getting towards that time again: the Halloween Lantern Walk will be on Saturday 31 October. The event will start at 6pm, but we’ll begin the walk at around 7pm. We’ll meet as usual at the men’s bowls pavilion. In case you haven’t been before, the event is for families – and children can enter the best home made lantern competition, and the best fancy-dress competition. There’ll be a modest prize for each! We’ve got Camper Vanatics coming who will sell bratwurst hot dogs and hot drinks, and we’ve arranged for a story-teller to come and amuse the children. We do suggest you come along, whether you’re part of a family or not, the spectacle is memorable.

Next on the agenda is our scintillating Annual General Meeting which will be held in the men’s bowls pavilion on Saturday 28 November at 11.15am. Followed swiftly – at 11.30am – by an illustrated talk on the history of Preston Park. Those that came on the history walk will be familiar with the stories, but the chronological approach is new, and the wonderful old photos of the park are fabulous. We think the talk will take about 45 minutes. We’ll provide tea/coffee and biscuits.

Finally, we’ll be hosting our usual Christmas wreath-making event on Sunday 13 December. It’s a lovely, festive time where we’ll be using local greenery and will show you how to make a gorgeous adornment (or gift?) for your door. It’ll be in the men’s bowls pavilion from 11am to 2pm. There’ll be a small charge for each wreath. We’ll provide mincers and tea/coffee.