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Social Events

Contact:  Avril Wilson - socials@ashbyu3a.co.uk -


We try to organise a small number of social events throughout the year. These are often subsidised to reduce the cost. All members are welcome to take part. Details will appear below and will be advertised at the monthly meetings.


Future programme
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Fri 29th JulTBABowls Evening at Ashby Bowls Club.Come along and try your hand at bowls for free. Bar open afterwards. The club can accomodate up to 20 people. Further details to follow



Thursday 27th January. Burns Supper

After having to miss out last year, 58 people sat down to the traditional 3 course supper of Scotch broth, Haggis and Cranachan, although not all were brave enough to eat the Haggis and so chickened out (pun intended).

The evening was nearly a disaster when our piper was taken ill, but a replacement piper, Don Jarram, stepped in at very short notice and did a wonderful job of entertaining us throughout the evening. After the haggis was piped around the room, Bill Wilson gave the address to the haggis before ritually cutting it open with the Toast to the Haggis followed by The Selkirk Grace.

After an excellent meal, Colin Woodland gave the Address to the Lassies with one of his inimitable poems. Bill and Chairman Tony Smith did their now traditional double-act of a recital in Scots dialect followed by the English translation.

The evening closed of course with Auld Lang Syne with us all standing in one large circle around the room. Some of us even knew the words to the second verse!

Photos by Colin


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