Clubs and Societies

Here’s a list of clubs and societies local to the area. I am happy to add further groups, correct errors or add additional information. Just contact the Webmaster via the contact page.

Abberley Angling Club – A coarse fishing club with their own pool in Abberley. Contact Tony Steward on 01299 896 456.

Clows Top Garden Club – meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Victory Hall, Clows Top. Doors open 7.30 pm, for the speaker at 8 o’clock. There are Refreshments, Raffle and a Plant Stall. Non-members are very welcome to any of our meetings; however if you wish to join, the membership is only £5 per year. For further information contact Marion Wilson on 01299 270 475 or clowstopdistrictgardeningclub@hotmail.co.uk.

Eastham Garden Club – is a fairly new group which meets up around 4 times a year at Eastham Village Hall. If you come early to the meetings, you’ll often be able to grab a bargain from the plant stall! The group is not comprised of experts, but a friendly group of amateurs looking to share their interest in gardening. New members always welcome. Contact Diana Clark on 01584 781 505 or dianaclarke17@yahoo.co.uk for more information, or visit their website.

Great Witley Operatic Society – gwos.net.

Knighton Friends – a ladies afternoon club who meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For information contact Sheila on 01584 781 190.

Lindridge Art Group – Art for everyone – meetings at Lindridge Parish Hall in Eardiston every Tuesday at 3 pm. We have an excellent tutor and your first lesson is free. Come and join us! Further details from dekjan@tiscali.co.uk.

Menith Wood WI – generally meet on the first Monday of each month at the Old Chapel Hall in Menith Wood. For further information contact Kath Pardoe on 01584 881 152.

Mid-week Break – is held every second Wednesday in the month at Lindridge Parish Hall in Eardiston, between 10.30 am and noon. Enjoy time getting to know others in our community over tea, coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Kate Harley on 01584 881 194 or Carol Bristow on 01584 881 378.

Rock Bridge Club – meet every Sunday at Rock Village Hall at 7 pm. New members welcome whether on own or with partner. The meetings are very sociable and relaxed. We do not play Duplicate Bridge. Just turn up or contact Luke Grant on 07854 951 330.

St Lawrence Church Choir – meet for rehearsals on the last Wednesday of the month at St Lawrence Church, Lindridge, 7.30 – 8.30 pm, singing at Parish Communion on the first Sunday of the month, plus other special services. We are a friendly group, no prior experience is required, so if you love singing why not come and join us? Contact Andrew Barker at a.barker064@btinternet.com.

Teme Valley Geological Society – is based in Martley and invites participation from all comers. Started in October 2010, it now has over 70 members and over 150 on an e-mail circulation.

The group runs courses in geology and has a regular programme of talks and field trips. Its aim is to focus on the geology of the Teme Valley. Around Martley there are around 40 exposures and a show site, Martley Rock, is now developed as a visitor destination.

There are six geological periods represented at Martley Rock, eight in Martley parish and no doubt more in the Teme Valley, so plenty to explore on your doorstep!

Contact John Nicklin on 01886 888 318 or secretary@geo-village.eu, or visit their website to find out more and maybe add your name to the e-mail circulation.

Teme Valley Historical Society – meets monthly on the last Tuesday in the month at Abberley Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. For further information contact Mike Harley on 01584 881 194.

Teme Valley Wildlife Group – meet on the second Thursday of each month at Rochford Village Hall, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. For further information visit their website, or contact Danny Arnold on 01584 781 500 or danny.arnold@waterwide.com.

Tenbury Rambling Club – For more information contact Ian on 01584 876 698.

Tenbury Teme Valley Band – is a Concert Wind Band which rehearses in Tenbury C E Primary School Hall on Saturday evenings (Academy 5.45 to 6.30 pm and main band from 6.30 to 8.30 pm). The band has a full range of brass and woodwind instruments and a wide repertoire of music. Contact Mary on 01584 890 711 or via the Band’s website tenburytemevalleyband.co.uk for further information.

Tenbury Town Band – meet for rehearsals at Penlu Sports Club on Sundays (Apprentices 4 to 4.30 pm and full band 4.30 to 7.00 pm). For further information contact Steve and Mel Parker on 01584 881 683 or visit their website.

Worcester Operatic & Dramatic Society – www.wods.co.uk.