The Valentine Club dates back to 1952 when a group of “seniors” decided to get together on an informal basis to have a chat and provide some of their own entertainment.
Although times have changed and our ability to enjoy recreation and sport has possibly improved there is still a need to bring like-minded people together within their own community. Did you know that the over 60 population in Oxfordshire is outgrowing any other age group in numbers and we are all living that bit longer so there is an even greater need to provide something for our age group?
The club meets on each third Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall where we are entertained by singers, dancers, speakers and the occasional film show. We always provide refreshments, homemade I must add, and there is always the opportunity to have a chat and meet new friends. We put on coach trips at least six times a year as well as the legendary Christmas Dinner. For a report and photos, please click here.
We provide information on health care and benefits and work closely with Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire Community Council and Age Concern.
All this for £10 per year and the cost of a raffle ticket if you feel so inclined. Talk about a recession, we’ve never had it so good! If you would like to find out more about the club come along to any of our meetings or give me a call on 01869 340512.
Life starts at 60 so come along and join your fellow baby-boomers!
All monthly meetings are held in Steeple Aston Village Hall and start at 2.30pm unless stated otherwise. Teas are £1 per person unless stated otherwise.
Coach trips are subject to a limit because of the seating capacity and it is advised to book and pay for your preferred trips in good time to avoid disappointment.
Forthcoming events 2020
All meetings held on Tuesdays in Steeple Aston Village Hall starting at 2.30pm unless otherwise indicated.
|January 21st||Hearing dogs for deaf people – Rob Daniels|
|January 28th (Tues)||“Christmas is Forever – Secret Agent 00Ps” – at Dr Radcliffe’s School – 1.15pm for 1.30pm start – Teas will be provided|
|February 18th||Fish and Chips and bingo – £6 per person – Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start|
|March 17th||“I went to a wedding in Delhi” – Ann Sharman|
|April 21st||Jackie Maynard Sings – International singer and X Factor contestant 2018|
|April 23rd (Thurs)||Coach trip to Aerospace, Bristol – £25 – Here you will be able to board the last Concorde to be built and fly plus the chance to see so many other aircraft|
|May 19th||Magnetic Therapy as an aid to pain relief – Alan Cooke – This is not your copper wrist band but so much more|
|May 27th (Wed)||Steam train journey from Cheltenham to Broadway and 2-course lunch at surprise destination – £25 all inclusive|
|June 10th (Wed)||Wells and The Bishops Palace – £20 (including entrance to Palace) Coach trip to this famous cathedral city but specially to see the amazing Bishops Palace and gardens plus the city’s market|
|June 16th||Kerry-Jean – singer – Returning from “up North” just for you|
|July 21st||“Those were the days, 40’s; 50’s and 60’s” – Tricia Thompson A trip back in time for those of you who are old enough!|
|July 22nd (Wed)||Thames river trip with lunch on board plus a visit to Bekonscot Model Village with cream tea – £35 – 2 meals included!|
|August 18th||Donna Chalcraft sings – Return of this popular singer|
|September 8th (Tues)||Visit to Poole and Christchurch to include sea cruise aboard the vintage motor yacht, The Dorset Queen, with fish and chip lunch onboard – £30|
|September 15th||The “BUGS” – Group of Ukulele players – Don’t expect a couple of ukulele players, more like a dozen playing anything from Bach to The Beatles|
|October 7th (Wed)||The Silverstone Experience – to include welcome snacks and afternoon tea – £25 – This is a chance to visit the newly opened “Silverstone Experience” where you will learn all about the history of the site, the racing cars and their drivers and actually experience a lap of the track!|
|October 20th||Fish and Chips and quiz – £6 Doors open at 1pm for a 1.30pm start|
|October 24th (Sat)||Jumble Sale|
|November 17th||“The history of nursery rhymes” – Terry Penny – You may think you know all about Jack and Jill, but do you really?|
|November 18th||“70’s Snowball Christmas Party” at Nailcote Hotel – £35 – to include a three-course meal and music of the 70’s. Cost includes meal and coach travel.|
|December 15th||Christmas dinner – Doors open at midday with meal at 1.00pm and entertainment that will have you laughing in your seats! – £5|
Many of the coach trips have been subsidised thanks to the generosity of The Doris Field Charitable Trust to whom Valentine Club members are most grateful.
Teas £1 per person at meetings unless stated otherwise.
For free information and help with independent living for older and disabled people in Oxfordshire, please click here