Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 10.30 - 12.30 initially at the conveners home

Contract whist is a game for 4 people who play as individuals. It follows the principal of all whist games where tricks are won by either the highest card of the suit or a trump. All cards are dealt so each has 13 and then players declare how many tricks they will win - " the contract ". However the final person to declare has to make the total above or below 13 so somebody always has to lose. !! This is where the game becomes competitive. It is however intended to be fun and not taken too seriously. A full explanation  of the rules of our version will be given.

Convener - Michael Martin


A friendly and enthusiastic group for members who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about wine and wine making.

At each meeting a member will give a talk on a topic of their choice, supported by tastings of wines as they feel appropriate. The evening will include general discussion about the chosen wine-related subject.

Topics could include grape varieties, wine regions, wine making techniques, wine and food pairing, selecting and buying wines, the list is endless!

The group will initially meet bi-monthly in members’ homes on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

Convener: John Warren


The croquet group will meet  every Tuesday until the end of September from 1.30pm -3.30pm.  

Beginners and learners are welcome.

Meetings are at:

K Sports Cobdown
Station Road

There will be a £5.00 charge for each session to include refreshments.

Convener - John Bateson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The aim of the group is to work creatively in good company, in a variety of media, while developing our skill and knowledge.

It is fun to paint, draw or otherwise create images with friends who are happy to advise on any problems and share their knowledge.

Most weeks we might just do our own thing but we will try out new media in our monthly sessions.

We enjoy the peace and concentration of our first hour, followed by a refreshment break, which gives an opportunity to look at each other’s work and have a chat.

We warmly welcome new members - do come and give it a go!

The group meets on the 1st Monday of the month in the morning.

Contact Wendy Griffiths on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monthly meetings are usually based on themes chosen by the members, and the group concentrates on taking pictures on those themes. The convenor then displays them for critique and discussion at the meetings. Cloud - based sharing is used along with other means of viewing our work.

Many a great photo has been taken using an inexpensive camera or made to look amazing using free software – it’s not what you have but what you do with it that counts!

Both experts and beginners can share and learn how to compose and take good pictures; and to edit, enhance, manipulate and reprocess them on a computer. Photography trips to local places of interest are arranged from time to time.

We also view various elements of photography and useful tips, which can be found on Photography DVDs or YouTube.

Digital photography group 1  - Convenor : Cathy Sargent. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm

Digital photography group 2  - Convener:  Ian McGill.         Meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at 2pm

Digital photography group 3 – Convener: Roy Green          Meets on  1st Wednesday of the month 10.30am