Category Archives: Posts 2018-2019


Left to Right District Chair Pro Witter
and Anne Parker


We were delighted to welcome District Chair Pru Witter to our meeting on 20th March. Pru shared with us the value of friendships she has made in Inner Wheel and how they had helped her through family issues. Pru also told us of her many sporting achievements, including running marathons, all in aid of Inner Wheel charities.

A visit to the Little Theatre

On Friday 8th March 2019, four of us had a great evening in Wells.  After a very enjoyable meal in an Italian restaurant we went to the Little Theatre and saw a production of “The Opposite Sex”.  The play was hilarious and the four actors really good.  In fact we had such a good time that we forgot all about a photo to record the event!  Fortunately a very helpful volunteer at the theatre offered to take a photo of us at the interval.  A shame there was not a more interesting image to remember the evening by but we all look like we are having a good time!

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Marjorie. Val, Janet and Heather.

The Cheesemaker

Our enthusiastic after dinner speaker on 20th February, Pauline Alvis, is a cheesemaker, as was her mother before her. Pauline described her life at Lye Cross Farm and the cheese making process where tradition meets the modern day. Our members enjoyed samples of cheddar cheese made on the farm and Pauline also brought some curds and whey and “squeaky cheese” – which was surprisingly sweet – produced during the cheesemaking process. The finished result was of course delicious.

Val Coles with samples of Lye Cross Farm Cheddar


In her spare time Pauline is also a member of IW Wrington. She also promotes the charity FarmLink which she and her husband set up to encourage young children to discover where their food comes from. Farms all over the country take part and invite local schools to visit as part of their school curriculum.

Theatre Visit

“Cheers!”  Another lovely evening out with Inner Wheel friends.  Here we are in the bar of the Theatre Royal Bath before a wonderful performance of “A Song at Twilight” by Noel Coward.  The play was witty, funny and at times bittersweet and brilliantly acted by Simon Callow and Jane Asher.  Looking forward to more theatre visits!

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Heather, Val, Sandra, Janet and Marjorie

Inner Wheel say goodbye to 2018 with a meal

Photograph shows some of the members, who belong to the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge, rounding off the year with a Christmas Meal at the Temple Inn.
Secret Santa presents were chosen before everyone finally set off home to carry on with the business of Christmas planning.
Members now look forward to January 23rd, the date of their annual event of the year – their afternoon tea party for senior citizens in the Chew Valley and surrounding areas.
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Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of the Carers Centre

A sum of £200 has been raised for Radstock Carers’ Centre by Mary Smith of Chew Stoke.
Mary, who is a member of the Inner Wheel club of Chelwood Bridge decided to hold a Christmas coffee morning at her home to help raise some money for the club president’s chosen charity for the year.
President, Marjorie Robinson, had chosen the Carers’ centre and was delighted when she heard how much had been raised.  She said : “A big thank you is due to Mary for hosting, providing coffee and homemade mince pies and also the beautiful flower arrangements.
Thank you to everyone who came along, donated items for the raffle and bric a brac table. I really do appreciate your support.”

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Photograph shows those attending the Christmas coffee morning with Marjorie Robinson sitting in the chair. 

Inner Wheel Presents money to Forever Friends

Each year a new President is chosen in each Inner Wheel Club, and each year the new the President chooses a charity to support during her year of office.

This year the new president chosen for the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge was Marjorie Robinson, who has chosen Radstock Carers as her charity.
Last year’s president Heather Curtis chose Forever Friends from Bath as her charity, in grateful thanks for all the help they had given her when she was ill. At the end of her year a sum of £800 had been raised, which she was able to present to the charity’s community fundraiser Lauren Noble,  at a recent meeting of the club.
Ms Noble said : “On behalf of The Forever Friends Appeal, I would like to say a huge thank you to The Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge, for their very kind donation £800 towards our Cancer Care Campaign. I am continually in awe of our wonderful supporters and it’s great to see what can be achieved when members of our community come together.
The Forever Friends Appeal is the charity for the Royal United Hospitals in Bath. We fund projects that make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients cared for by the Hospitals each year, as well as the friends and family who visit them.
As one of our major campaigns, we are fundraising towards the build of a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH. Our aim is to embrace a holistic, patient-centred approach to care; where each patient is treated as an individual with privacy and dignity,” she said.


Last year’s President Heather Curtis, Lauren Noble and this year’s president Marjorie Robinson.


Enter a Heather Curtis ( left) presenting the cheque to Lauren Noble from Forever Friends