Swindon and District Branch


Future events



Saturday 4th December - Sunday 5th December

The group has booked a stall at the Steam Craft Fayre which is a two day event taking place on the 4th and 5th December. We are having a Tombola Stall on the Saturday and would welcome any donations of items for Tombola, i.e. unwanted gifts, quality items (big or small) bottles, games etc. On the Sunday our craft group 'The Crafty Parkers' will be selling home made crafts of all kinds. If you are able to knit, sew, paint, wood carve, make christmas decorations etc. etc. - anything home made will be gladly received.


We will also be looking for people to help run the stall, i.e. come for a couple of hours on a rota. Please get in touch if you think you might be available over that weekend and we will contact you nearer the time.


If you have anything to donate, please let me know. I can collect if you can't get to me. My address is 13 Bryanston Way, Nythe, Swindon SN3 3PG

Thank you,

Anna Newman

Tel: 01793 695698


Sunday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Double Tree by Hilton 12.00 noon Contact Sue Grice on: 01793 851540/ 07712 003271 or email scgrice.parkinsons.swindon@gmail.com
Booking Form here

If you wish to come but are unable to email or use the booking form please just write down the same information in a letter and along with your payment pass to a committee member or send to Mrs Grice at the address listed.



Thursday January 20th 2022

Skittles and a meal from 12pm to 4pm.


We will be holding a skittles lunch starting at 12.00 at the Woodshaw (Arkells Pub) in Royal Wootton Bassett.
We can play for an hour then break for lunch. There will be a buffet with a choice of hot food. We can then continue with the skittles afterwards and it will still be light when we have finished -so less problem with driving.


There is a limit of 40 people. Cost per head is £5
Please contact Sue Grice at 01793 851540 /0771 2003271 or email scgrice.parkinsons.swindon@gmail.com to book.


Monday 14th February

Gardening talk - BUGS - from 2-3pm

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. To be held at The Grange.


An interesting and informative talk and slideshow by Roger Umpelby. Roger is a professional entomologist and horticulturalist with many years experience of consultancy and research with government and industry. Part-time advisor for RHS and occasional lecturer at Pershore college. A keen gardener and a passionate plant and nature lover who enjoys sharing his love and respect for the natural world with anyone prepared to listen.


Please contact Sue Grice to book at 01793 851540 scgrice.parkinsons.swindon@gmail.com


Thursday 24th March 2022

Something To Look Forward To: Lunch cooked by Trainee Chefs at North Star Campus, New College.


Cost: £9.95 for 3 courses.

To book your place please let Anna know as soon as possible, preferably by the middle of January. Numbers are limited to 40.

I know it is very early but the College needs to know well in advance if we cannot fill the 40 seats.

Anna Newman 01793 695698 or 07948 850234