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Chelwood-Wells Skittles

For this year’s skittles tournament, Wells has joined forces with Chelwood Bridge and has just played the first match against Midsomer Norton and Radstock at the Britannia Inn in Wells.  Played in a very friendly atmosphere Wells Chelwood managed to win by 31 pins and will meet Mendip in their next match.  The game was followed by an enjoyable lunch for players and supporters,”

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Chelwood Bridge defeat Warminster in Inner Wheel skittles

Besides meeting for friendship, inviting speakers to give talks at their monthly dinners and fundraising, the Inner Wheel Clubs of District 20 also find time to take each other on in a variety of sports.

District 20 covers nearly 30 clubs, covering such places as Chelwood, Wrington Vale, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Mendip, Wells, Glastonbury and Midsomer Norton and Radstock to name but a few. Their competitive games include golf, and also include skittles, with various clubs taking it in turns to play for a prestigious skittles cup.

On a dark and dismal evening, just before Christmas, the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge met rivals Warminster for a game of skittles at the Red Lion in Paulton and won by a few points. Team captain, Anne Parker, thanked the rival team, especially after they had come all the way from Warminster, in the wake of Storm Angus. They then all enjoyed a hearty supper, courtesy of the pub, before venturing back to their respective homes in the dark night.

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Chelwood Bridge are now lined up to play Taunton in the semi finals at East Pennard.

Local woman collects ties to help poor in the Philippines

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Photograph shows Club president Heather Curtis with Annie Sherborrne and just a couple of the ties from the large box of ties she has collected.

Local woman, Annie Sherborne of Chelwood, has been helping the poor in the Philippines by collecting ties, which are made into cushions and bags, then once again sold to raise funds. This is one of the charities which the Inner Wheel clubs help.

Linda Quinn of the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge said : “We had been collecting items for the Purple Community fund for several years and Annie decided that she would like to help, collecting three large sacks of ring pulls.

These are sent to the Philippines and made into very attractive handbags which come back to this country to be sold.  The young children there did not go to school but spent their time collecting items from the rubbish tips which were sold to provide food for the family. Now when the bags are sold by the Purple Community Fund, the money goes back to provide schooling for the children. It also gives work to the parents, who make the bags, which in turn pays for food and clothing.

Another project was to collect men’s ties and once again Annie went into action around the Chew Valley and with the help of friends she has so far collected 1018 ties. Many have already been sent out by boat with other items. Moira and Denise at the Post Office in Chew Magna were a drop off point and Annie had lots of help from Karen, Lorraine, Heather and Edwina.

Not only did Annie collect the ties but took them home, washed and ironed them and packed them neatly in boxes. These ties are made into cushions and bags and once again will be sold to raise funds to help the poor in the Philippines,” said Mrs Quinn.   Annie was thanked for all her hard work at a recent Inner Wheel coffee morning and is determined to keep going although there cannot be too many ties left in the area.

Inner Wheel Tea Party

Inner Wheel club members celebrate Inner Wheel Day with a tea party for the senior citizens of the Chew Valley

The club celebrated its seventh Inner Wheel Day by hosting a tea party, with tea, sandwiches, cake, bingo , raffle and games for guests from around the Chew Valley at Pensford Village Hall. Club President, Mary Smith said : “Every year Inner Wheel clubs all over the world celebrate this day by doing different things. We at Chelwood Bridge like to do something within the community so we invited guests from around the Chew Valley to tea.”  Guests who required transport were chauffeured by members of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge.

Inner Wheel Day is celebrated all over the world with January 10th as the anniversary of the day when Inner Wheel was first founded in 1924 by Margarette Golding, the founder President. The clubs try to celebrate this day as near to the anniversary date as they can. The name Inner Wheel was adopted on this day.

Photos show guests from the Chew Valley enjoying a tea party , which was put on for them by the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge,.

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First photo shows Inner Wheel club members take a photo opportunity as they prepare the food for afternoon tea. ( left to right) Marjorie Robinson, Heather Curtis, Di Farmer, Club president Mary Smith, Kaye Atkinson, Val Coles and Alma Smith

 

 

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Second photo  shows some of the guests at the Inner Wheel tea party – left to right) Elizabeth Parker, May Selway, Janet Tomkin, Joan Godfrey, Heather Pool, Marian Tucker and Doreen Perry.

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Chelwood Bridge Inner Wheel Skittles Evening

Besides meeting for friendship, inviting speakers to give talks at their monthly dinners, and fundraising, the Inner Wheel Clubs of District 20 also find time to take each other on in a variety of sports. District 20 covers nearly 30 clubs, covering such places as Chelwood, Wrington Vale, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Mendip, Wells , Glastonbury and Midsomer Norton and Radstock to name but a few.

Their competitive games include golf, and also include skittles, with various clubs taking it in turns to play for a prestigious skittles cup.

On a dark and dismal evening, hot on the heels of Storm Angus, the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge met rivals Warminster for a game of skittles at the Red Lion in Paulton and won by a few points. Team captain, Anne Parker, thanked the rival team, especially after they had come all the way from Warminster, in the wake of Storm Angus..They then all enjoyed a hearty supper, courtesy of the pub, before venturing back to their respective homes in the dark night.

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Inner Wheel Club of  Warminster.

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Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge