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 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 2019
All meetings held on Tuesdays in Steeple Aston Village Hall starting at 2.30pm unless otherwise indicated.
|January 15th||“Bring me Sunshine” – illustrated talk on the lives of Morecambe and Wise by Tricia Thomson|
|January 22nd||“The Snow Queen” – Dr Radcliffe’s School – arrive 1.15pm for 1.30pm start – £1 – Tea included|
|February 19th||An afternoon of fun filled music and entertainment, Introducing “Val B”|
|March 19th||1.30pm Fish and Chips and Bingo – £6|
|March 27th (Wed)||The Postal Museum, London with 2 course meal. Cost £35 all included|
|April 16th||“Tax, Care and Toy Boys” Advice on how to manage any financial matters such as inheritance or capital gains|
|April 25th (Thurs)||Coventry Transport Museum plus free time. Arrive at The Transport Museum then free time to discover Coventry including the cathedral, Guildhall and indoor market. Cost £15 inclusive|
|May 21st||Sammy Hayes – The girl with the golden voice singing some of your favourite songs. A professional performer from The Midlands not to be missed!|
|May 30th (Thurs)||River cruise with lunch. Four-hour cruise of the River Severn aboard The MV Conway Castle from Upton-on-Severn to include buffet lunch on-board – £35 inclusive|
|June 18th||Frogmore Papermill – A talk by Peter Burford on the history of Frogmore papermill – Visit the papermill next month|
|July 3rd (Wed)||Berkeley Castle – £25 to include admission. Includes butterfly house and amazing gardens|
|July 16th||Lee Wilkinson entertains – return of this highly professional singer, guitarist and general entertainer|
|July 31st (Wed)||Frogmore Papermill – Including boat ride and fish and chips – £30 all inclusive|
|August 20th||Rousham including tea in gardens – £5 to include garden admission and tea|
|September 17th||AGE UK Oxfordshire and CDC – Information and advice. Your chance to ask any questions on matters age-related or about services provided by your local district council|
|September 26th (Thurs)||Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Blists Hill Victorian Town- £30 to include travel and all admissions.|
|October 12th (Sat)||Grand Jumble Sale – Steeple Aston Village Hall – 2.00pm|
|October 15th||1.30pm Fish and Chips and Quiz – £6|
|November 19th||“The Story of Dad’s Army” with Steve Dimmer|
|November 21st (Thurs)||Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market. Chance to purchase those Christmas gifts and look around the city – Cost £15 inclusive|
|December 17th||Christmas dinner with entertainment – £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