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