• Booths at Headlam Hall
  • Dawn and Volunteers at Mickleton
  • Middleton Members
  • BC Ladies at Headlam
  • Kurling in Progress
  • Roy and Joan
  • Bread
  • TM Award Ceremony
  • Raby Castle Event
  • Douggie and Ian
  • Across all Ages
Lunchtime Delights1 Volunterrs - Our Vital Resource2 Trips Out - Headlam Hall3 Celebrating 25 Years!4 We Enjoy a Range of Activities5 Celebrating Christmas Together6  7 Award Winners - Volunteers of the Year8 Celebrating 25 Years, with Lady Barnard at Raby Castle9 Douggie and Ian10 Across all Ages11
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Covid-19 Situation Update

We regret that due to the corona virus situation all of our day clubs have been suspended indefinately.

Although we are not operating the actual lunch clubs at the moment, our staff are still contacting our members and volunteers to help with any issues or concerns.

While lunch is currently off the menu, we are still working hard to help combat the loneliness that is heightened by the current restrictions.

We are also able to support members by helping with shopping and prescription deliveries.

For further information on how our team can help please contact:

Madeleine on 078558689344


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

2019 Club Report

We have enjoyed another lovely year at Winston and have managed to enrol three new members during 2019. Two ladies from the village and another lady from Ingleton. We also have a former member who comes along as a guest on a regular basis.

During 2019 we have enjoyed a number of delightful trips. One of which had to be organised at very short notice as the village hall was required for a polling station.

On that occasion we went to the Spotted Dog Inn at High Coniscliffe and the trip was enjoyed by all. The food was very good, surroundings were pleasant, and the staff were very helpful and understanding.

We also visited the Country Hotel at Fir Tree and the Country Tea Room as Staindrop.

Throughout the year our members have enjoyed a variety of games, card bingo, quizzes and we also hold a raffle on the first Thursday of each month. We were very kindly donated several prizes from Barnard Castle School, for which we were very grateful.

We have received a number of important presentations one from a representative of a local bank where he gave excellent advice and information on scams and we have also had our local police call in several times to see and reassure members.

In August there was a change in the usual club routine. This was due to the 25th Anniversary of the Association of Teesdale Day Clubs. Winston joined Gainford and Staindrop at the Scarth Hall in Staindrop.

The members and volunteers had a wonderful day and really enjoyed meeting and chatting to members from our clubs. During the event Vera Featherstone who was a former Chef at Winston, volunteer and now a regular member, was asked to cut the anniversary cake. This was a very proud moment for Vera and everyone at our club was still talking about the event the following Thursday.

At Christmas we had a fantastic in-house lunch cooked by our chef Tracey. We had a full house of both members and volunteers and some volunteers brought their husbands as guests.

We have so many people who contribute to the successful running of the club and I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my thanks. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who turn up week in and week out in all weathers, mostly rain this year!

A special thank you to Peter Morris who has very kindly helped us with transport throughout 2019, collecting our Gainford members along to Winston each week.

Last but by no means least, thank you to Alison Sayer who has covered cooking at Winston whilst Tracey helped lead Mickleton lunch club for several weeks and to Michael Carr who has stepped in as a Club Leader on many occasions to cover for holidays.

Mark Fromont - Club Leader

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.
  • Bowes Lyon House, Barnard Castle, every Tuesday from 11:30am 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.