Greystoke WI

Greystoke WI

Greystoke WI

Founded in 1920, Greystoke WI is open to any women from the village or surrounding area and is often open to all comers.

The main aims of the WI are to provide women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to enable women to take part in different activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Many WI members have a rich source of experiences, knowledge, and skills, enabling us to learn from each other, particularly at our Craft and Chat afternoons on a Monday.

At our general meeting on a Thursday we usually listen to a speaker and then enjoy tea and chat. Once a year we discuss what the WI should campaign about. Micro-plastics being washed into the oceans was one such campaign. We also have occasions when we join with other WI’s. One group meeting introduced us to StagedRight, a youth theatre company from Carlisle, which has ignited a permanent interest.

Additional Information:  We hope we are a friendly group and that you will receive a warm welcome if you come along to our meetings which are held at 7.30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the Village Hall. If you would like to join us, please ring Hazel on 83685

2019 Programme of Events

Address: Greystoke Village Hall
Telephone: Hazel: 83685
Mobile:
Email:
Website: www.ccfwi.org.uk/business-directory/2668/greystoke-wi

Greystoke Brownies and Guides

Greystoke Brownies and Guides

1st Greystoke Brownies and Guides

1st Greystoke Brownies and Guides is for all girls. We love playing games, making new friends, and learning new skills! We also love biscuits and hot chocolate! We make fires, go on the rope swing, love a night hike, and make yummy tray bakes and cookies. We enjoy trips, sleepovers, residentials, including joining in with County and Region events and camps. We meet from 18:30 on Mondays in term time – Brownies is for girls aged 7-10, and finishes at 20:00 and Guides is for girls aged 10-14 and finishes at 20:30. Our members come from a wide area including Stainton, Newbiggin, Dacre, and Penrith – you don’t have to live in Greystoke or indeed the parish!

 

Additional Information: Subs are £30 per term. For more information call Georgina or visit the website below.

Address: Meetings at Gresytoke Village Hall
Telephone: Georgina 017684 80871
Website: www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested

Hand Bells

Hand Bells

Greystoke Hand Bell Ringers

The Greystoke Hand Bell Ringers meet in the village hall most Thursdays from 1-30 to 3-30pm to practice ringing the bells. We currently have approximately 10 members who ring 3 octaves of bells with guidance from our Musical Director Maureen Hardy. We give concerts to a variety of groups of people and attend occasional rallies in the Northwest, where we play music we have practised, take part in massed ringing, hear and meet other groups as well as learning new techniques. The run up to Christmas is always a busy time, practising carols and festive music, and performing at the Carol Service as well as for various groups.

Practice includes a tea break, and there may also be cake, biscuits and other baked goods to consume! We welcome people who are interested in learning to play – musical experience is not required. If there is sufficient interest, a beginners group may be arranged at a different time.

Additional Information: Please contact our secretary, Ann, for further details, or to discuss a booking to play.

Address: Greystoke Village Hall
Telephone:
Mobile: 
Email: Ann Royle:  ann.royle@karra5.co.uk 
Website: hwww.nw.hrgb.org.uk/

Whisky Club

Whisky Club

Greystoke Whisky Club

The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Boot and Shoe snug bar at 6.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. You will have the chance to sample a variety of single malt whiskies for the relatively modest sum of £10 per attendance (funds used to acquire future samples!)  Scores and comments are made on each, with a winner declared on the night – all in a light hearted, sociable and lively environment. The club has occasional outings and guest speakers.

Contact: Harry Upton

Additional Information: There is a monthly newsletter which tries to record the events of the evening.

Address: Boot and Shoe, Greystoke

Old whisky club newsletters are available to browse in PDF format below (from the December 2018 meeting)