The Valentine Club dates 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 and speakers. 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 UK Oxfordshire.
All this for £10 per year and the cost of a raffle ticket if you feel so inclined. 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 2022
January 18th (Tue) Paul Dumas – Comedy and song
February 15th (Tue) Jackie Maynard – Singer
March 15th (Tue) “Up in the clouds with fluffy bits!” – Alan Brewer
March 23rd (Wed) Aerospace Bristol – to include tour of Concorde – £30
April 12th (Tue) “Pop on the Box” by Jeff Evans
April 18th – 22nd Holiday to IOW – With InterChoice – £355 including travel and Island trips – See Richard for details
May 17th (Tue) Lee Wilkinson – Song and guitar with lots of laughs
May 25th (Wed) Steam train journey from Cheltenham to Broadway followed by two-course lunch at surprise destination – £30
June 8th (Wed) Belvoir Castle – to include castle tour, tour of gardens by head gardener and welcome drink – £30
June 21st (Tue) “Don’t laugh at me” a lookback at Norman Wisdom – Tricia Thompson
July 19th (Tue) “The Trio” – Ukulele musicians
July 20th (Wed) Thames River trip and visit to Bekonscot Model Village with ploughmen on board and tea at model village – £40
August 16th (Tue) Middle Aston House – Meet on-site for 2.30pm – £5 to include tea
September 7th (Wed) Bletchley Park – Opportunity to learn all about the work during WW2 including the Enigma decoding machine – £25
September 20th (Tue) “My India” – Ann Sharman
October 18th (Tue) Fish and chips – £7 per person – Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start
November 15th (Tue) The lost villages of Oxfordshire – Deborah Hayter
December 6th (Tue) Christmas Dinner with entertainment – £5 per person (Doors open at midday with meal at 1pm)
All meetings held on Tuesdays in Steeple Aston Village Hall starting at 2.30pm unless otherwise indicated.
Teas £1 per person at meetings unless stated otherwise.
Many of the coach trips have been subsidised thanks to the generosity of The National Lottery Community Fund and support from both our local and district councillors to whom Valentine Club members are most grateful.
We provide information on health care and benefits and work closely with Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire Community Council and Age Concern.