Tickets are now on sale for the Trafalgar night celebration on Saturday 3rd November.
Following the huge success of last year’s Eastbury “Burn’s Night” dinner, it has been decided to reprise the event in another form. The Village Hall Committee warmly invites locals to a Trafalgar Night Dinner so that Eastbury can celebrate the “Nelson Touch” on 3rd November at the Eastbury Village Hall. This will be a “posh do” so Black Tie is encouraged. We think smart is good for toasting the “Immortal Memory”, but dress rules will not be strictly enforced. Appropriate Service uniform will also be welcomed (!)
Tickets for the event will cover a 4 course dinner, including port. Wine will be available for purchase. After the meal there will be two speeches. Steve (Anchor Face) Pearce will say a few short words covering the “Nelson Touch” and propose the appropriate toast. Liz Goodman will be responding with a balancing address titled “The French Maid’s Tale”.
Towards the end of the formalities, for those who wish to participate and lower themselves into nationalistic jingoism, we hope to be led by “experts” in the singing of some sea shanties.
Correct “Mess Rules” will apply, but easing into convivial informality.
Please contact the committee if you would like to join us for what promises to be a memorable evening!
If you would like to learn how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath look no further. Sarah will give you the skills and confidence to make your own wreaths to decorate your front door for Christmas. The course is two hours long, you will learn all the skills you need and work with lots of different materials.
The price for the evening is £60 which includes all flowers, which you will take home with you, materials and a glass of something.
Sarah’s other courses are filling up fast with some already sold out, so hurry before all the places go!
We need a minimum of 10 people to attend with a maximum of around 15. So in order that Sarah can plan and to ensure that the Hall can cover our costs, we would ask anyone wishing to attend to make a firm commitment and payment as soon as possible. Please contact the committee to secure your place.
A couple of years ago we held a ‘Burns Night’ in the Village Hall and it was a great success. The committee has decided that we should organise a similar night but with a different theme, hence we will be holding a Trafalgar Night on Saturday November 3rd from 7.30pm.
Like the ‘Burns Night’ the intention is to get as many Eastbury Villagers together for another fabulous night. So if you like great food, humorous speeches / toasts, patriotic music, great company and of course the odd glass or six of your favourite tipple then this night is for you.
If you’re new to the Village this is a great way of meeting people. As with the ‘Burns Night’ we need people to help with organising the night, preparing the food and creating the speeches. Please contact the committee if you would like to attend and also if you can help out in anyway.
For your information the following link is a typical menu and format for a ‘Trafalgar Night.’
Trafalgar Night Dinner – example menu and format etc
You can now support the Village Hall when you are shopping on Amazon!
Anyone with an Amazon account can now use “Amazon Smile” to buy all of their books, DVDs, toys, gifts etc etc and the (allegedly) tax avoiding global mega-shop will kindly make a small donation from their coffers to help our Village Hall.
With Ch*****as coming up (don’t want to mentioned the “C” word in September!!), we are hoping that lots of villagers, their friends, family and even their colleagues join in so we can build up some funds to assist with the maintenance bills we are expecting over the coming year or so.
If you want to join in, click on the link above or just go to:
and sign in with your usual Amazon account email and password. (Note that this works too if you have an Amazon Prime account)
You should see the following screen, so search for “Eastbury Village Hall” as your chosen charity:
… and then select it and (inevitably) agree to the Ts and Cs.
From now on, if you go to amazon.co.uk, it will probably automatically remind you about using Amazon Smile, but if not just add smile.amazon.co.uk to your favourites/bookmarks.
MANY THANKS and HAPPY SHOPPING!
(Drop us a note via the Contact Page if you need help in setting this up)
Please try to ignore your “voter fatigue” and support the Village Hall.
We are Berkshire’s only potential beneficiary of a Calor Gas Rural Community Fund donation. For us to secure the much needed boost to our coffers, we need votes and lots of them.
Please go to https://www.calor.co.uk/communityfund/village-hall, register to vote and vote for us!
For more details on Calor’s Rural Community Fund go to:
Meet at the Village Hall at 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start.
Teams of no more than 6 to compete on a league basis with the winning team receiving a prize. There will also be a prize for the individual with the highest score and for children that take part.
Tickets are £6.50 for adults and £2.50 for children. Prize includes choice of two filled rolls. There will also be a bar with real ale, wines and a selection of soft drinks.
On Saturday 12th November from 7pm at the Village Hall
Come along and strut your stuff for a great evening and learn 6 dances from a local dance tutor which will include the Bosa Nova, Jive and Charleston. There’ll be a competition to find the best dancer(s) with a prize for the winner(s)
No experience is necessary as long as you know your left from your right and can count to 4!
Tickets are £6 each (children welcome at £3 each). Nibbles / light snacks included plus licensed bar.