Community - Other Social Activites The Book Club
The book club meets once a month to discuss a book chosen by one of its members. Each month a different member chooses a different book. Meetings usually take place at one of the member's houses. If you are interested in the Aston Abbotts book then please contact April who can give you more information about it.
Coffee Mornings
For a number of years there has been a Thursday coffee morning in the Village Hall. This runs from 10 am until 12. For a while Steve from Wingrave Post Office ran a small shop during the coffee morning, which proved very popular with the older members of our community. Unfortunately circumstances forced him to give it up, but he is much missed and coffee morning devotees hope that he will be able to return in the future.
The Summer Ball
Over the last few years there has been a summer ball around the time of the Aston Abbotts fete. This has been superbly organised by Frank McManus, with help from his team of volunteers. It is a black-tie event with a meal, a bar, live music, and a charity auction. The Summer Ball is held in the grounds of The Firs, by kind permission of Mrs Elizabeth McManus. The ball is in aid of charity. Originally funds went towards building a footpath at the side of the road leading down to the A418. More recently the ball has been in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. Details of upcoming Summer Ball events are usually posted on our news page.
Squid provided the live music at the 2001 Summer Ball