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Whitestone Social Club

We were formed over six years ago and currently have 54 members from a diverse range of backgrounds. Members bring along food and drink to share and enjoy a talk given either by a member or by outside speakers, on an interesting and varied range of topics. We also arrange the occasional outside activity like a boat trip, barn dance or a musical evening. Recent talks have ranged from “The History of Dartmoor” to “Home Brewing” but the major part of the evening is usually devoted to eating, drinking and chatting to others. The evenings are always very enjoyable and we have been described as 'rather like a DIY pub'!

If you’d like to come along for one evening to see what it’s like, it's free and you’ll be very welcome. Temporary membership only costs £2.00 per meeting and twelve months full membership of Whitestone Social Club an equally modest £12.00. Club subscriptions pay for the hire of the hall and other expenses, plus a free anniversary dinner for members in March and a sumptuous buffet with mulled wine before Christmas! A bargain really!

We usually meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm in Whitestone Parish Hall.


Peter Hanson  (Chairman and Secretary) 01392 811 878
Pauline Fisher (Coordinator) 01392 811 979
Jenny Stowers 01647 61994
Pam Lee 01392 811 579
Bryan Durrant 01392 811 328

Events for 2017:

MONDAY 27th February ”History of the Courtenay Family“ (Powderham) by Felicity Harper
SATURDAY 25th March Anniversary Meal
MONDAY 24th April ”Ups and Downs“ by David Friend
MONDAY 22nd May Dave Rickwood - talk on Fingle Woods (History, Woodland Trust, Nat. Trust)
MONDAY 26th June Music Evening
MONDAY 24th July Day visit to Yellingham Farm (further details to follow)
THURSDAY 17th August Day visit to Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme (Contact Pauline Fisher for details
MONDAY 25th September Hamish Marshall, Spotlight Reporter
MONDAY 23rd October Sir Neil Butterfield, “Crime and Punishment”
MONDAY 27th November Gary Jones : Magician
MONDAY 18th December Christmas Meal

The new season of the Social Club begins on Monday 25th Sept. with a talk by Hamish Marshall , the well known Spotlight reporter. Membership fees are due on that date and you will be pleased to know they will remain at £12 for the year.

  We hope you will enjoy the programme we have put together. As well as the events listed above, we will be having a visit from Felicity Harper talking on Powderham Castle and the Courtenay family (postponed from last year); a return visit by Simon Dell (subject to be announced ) and another Treasure Hunt in the summer (this time in the St. Thomas area).

Remember that, as a member, you will also have a free meal at Christmas and at our anniversary in March but you are welcome to join us at all other events in the hall on an ad hoc basis at £2 a session.

All ‘Bring & Share‘ food & drink evenings are a great way to meet other people in the village. In particular, newcomers to Whitestone can get to know people, make new friends and find out what is going on.

Most meetings are in Parish hall and start at 7:30 pm.

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