A number of members and partners visited Chester on Monday 24th June, where they were taken on a walking tour of the historic city by Stephen Shakeshaft. Stephen, who has also given a couple of recent talks to the club, is a very experienced Chester guide who knows many interesting, and some slightly obscure, points of interest, which he showed us during the two hour ramble which took in some of the city walls, some quiet back streets, a Roman amphitheatre, and the old town hall – a wonderful building, no longer used for its original purpose, which can be rented by anyone for special events (parties, weddings, etc).
Throughout the year, we have a varied programme of group activities.
Bowls – April to September: Crown Green bowls every Tuesday afternoon on Crosstown Bowling Club’s green; occasional matches against various other local clubs; October to March: short mat indoor bowls on Wednesdays at Alderley Edge Festival Hall.
Bridge – occasional matches with other clubs.
Golf – primarily social; occasional matches with other clubs.
IT – meets third Monday morning monthly, normally at Crosstown Bowling club; IT/modern technology related issues discussed; IT tips/warnings etc. passed on to the wider club membership; where possible, help provided to any member who has a technical IT related problem.
Walking – second and fourth Tuesdays monthly; walks, normally within an hour’s drive (sharing cars) are 5 to 8 miles, followed by a pub lunch. An annual 3 or 4 day walking holiday is arranged, normally in the summer, most recently in the Lake District.
Christmas Lunch – in recent years at Mere Golf Resort; partners and guests welcome.
Wining and Dining – regular lunches and wine tasting theme evenings with dinner; partners and guests welcome.
Other Events – regular trips to places and events of interest, e.g. theatre, opera, country houses, historical towns, factories, museums; and sometimes the more unusual, such as recycling plants, an industrial tomato greenhouse, the North West M6 Traffic Control Centre.