2019 Social Events

Sign up for the visit to the Cheshire Recycling Centre

Don’t forget to sign up for our exciting trip to the recycling centre at Winsford next Tuesday, 22 October.

We will be leaving Westminster Park car park at approx 9.15 am. Please meet there if you require car sharing. If you are going directly, please let me know so we don’t wait for you.

Our tour and talk begins at 10.00 with the waste doctor Matthew, and finishes about 12.00 when we will go to a garden centre for lunch, or come home whichever we prefer.

If you have not already signed up to come, please let me know ASAP so we can let the recycling centre know final numbers.

Thank you

Sally Slater

Reminder about visit to Cheshire Recycling Centre, on Tuesday, 22 October

I have received a few names to go on the recycling visit at Winsford on Tuesday, 22 October, from 10.00 until 12.00. We will be given a talk and tour by Matthew, the waste doctor. It sounds to be a very interesting morning and if you would like to go please let me know.

After the visit we can go for lunch at a nearby garden centre or come home.

Car sharing will be arranged.

Thank you

Sally Slater

Visit to Cheshire Recycling Centre, Tuesday, 22 October

We have booked a visit to the Cheshire Recycling Centre near Winsford on Tuesday, 22nd October,  10.00 until 12.00. We will be given a talk and tour by Matthew, the waste doctor.

After the visit we can go to lunch at a nearby garden centre or come home.

Car sharing will be arranged.

If you are interested in coming along, please let me know.

Sally Slater

End of Season Supper, Wednesday, 13 November

Our End of Season meal and presentation of cups for Chester Croquet Club will be held on Wednesday, 13th November 2019.

As last year we will be at Chez Jules on Northgate Street, Chester at 6.30pm. We will choose from the menu on the night. The cost will be £13.95 for 2 courses or £17.95 for 3 courses. Pay on the night.

There is a sign up sheet on the general notice board in the clubhouse. As this is a very popular event and there is limited space we only allow members to attend.

Please sign up as soon as possible.

All the best

Sarah Andrew

Changes of dates for Social Sundays

Sorry about the weather. Matches are being postponed all over the place, which leads me on to the dates for our next two social Sundays.

The first two Sundays in July have home matches. Only two lawns are used, but it is quite a distraction for the players to have a lot of other people milling around. So radically I propose that we move to the first Saturday in July for our social, which is Saturday 6th July, same arrangements.

The first Sunday in August is also busy, so we will move our get together then to the following Sunday which is Sunday 11th August.

Apologies for messing up your diaries. While you’ve got your diaries out, please let me know if you are interested in our arranged visit to Dibleys nursery near Ruthin on Thursday July 11th. This will be a great tour of the nursery and gardens renowned for their gold medal winning Streptocarpus and other plants. Car sharing from Westminster Park.

Sally Slater

Visit to Dibleys Nursery, Thursday, 11 July

Sandy Finchett-Maddock has kindly arranged a tour for us at Dibleys Nursery at Llanelidan near Ruthin. They are specialists in growing Streptocarpus amongst other things, and win gold medals at Chelsea each year for their display. As well as the plants and greenhouses, they have an arboretum to see as part of their beautiful gardens.

The tour is on THURSDAY, 11 JULY at 11.00 a.m. and costs £4.00 each. Afterwards we will go on to Ruthin Craft Centre for lunch, or alternatively you could bring a packed lunch to eat in the gardens or at the craft centre.

We will car share if required, and will leave Westminster Park car park at 10.15 a.m.

Please let me know if you are interested in coming.

Sally Slater

Social Sunday, 2 – 5 pm, 2 June

Hello everyone, especially our new members,


We are holding our next social Sunday on June 2nd. Usual format – starts about 2.00 – bring something to share – play some friendly croquet – have a chat over a cup of tea – get to know other people.

This is the same afternoon as the Early Bird Doubles so you can join in that competition (sign up in the pavilion) or cheer them on. If you weren’t sure about playing in the doubles, but thought about coming along to social Sunday, then please think again and combine the two. It’s great fun.

See you there

Sally Slater

Social Sunday, 2 – 5 pm, 5 May

Sunday, 5 May, is our next Social Sunday and we have invited all of our beginners on both the association and golf croquet courses to come along and meet other members.

Please come and meet our beginners and demonstrate what a friendly and welcoming club we are! 2.00 pm start as usual, bring along something to share if you would like to. Remember, friends and family are always welcome. Croquet is played, of course, and you could always use the occasion to arrange an internal competition match.

The weather seems to be improving.

Look forward to seeing you!

Annual dinner, Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Just a reminder to get your names down for our lovely annual dinner to be held at Chester Golf Club on Wednesday February 20th. I need the final number for the golf club in the next few days.

It is a very nice three course meal which costs just £25 including coffee and tips.

You can pay by cheque or by BACS to make things even easier.  See details in earlier notice.

Hope to see you there!

Sally Slater

Annual dinner, Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Our annual dinner is now open for bookings. This is a super, little bit more formal dinner at the Chester golf club, to which non-member partners, relatives and friends are cordially invited.

WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY at 7.00 for 7.30 pm at Chester Golf Club, Curzon Park North, Chester CH4 8AR.

£25 per head for a lovely three course meal, including coffee.

There are two ways to book your place/s. Either send a cheque payable to Chester Croquet Club to Sally Slater, 10 Selkirk Road, Chester CH4 8AH, or pay by BACS to the croquet club giving your name and the word ‘dinner’ as the reference. Account number is 03683826 and sort code is 20-20-46.

Please let me know if you have any particular dietary requirements.

Please let me know whether you would like to come at the latest by Wednesday 13th February.

Many thanks. The season is getting closer!

Sally Slater

More dates for your diary

AGM, Friday, 8 March 2019 That date you’ve all been waiting for. It will be held as usual at Westminster Park Community Centre. More details after Christmas.

Planning ahead, we will be holding our annual taster day next season on Saturday, 13 April 2019. Tell your friends.

Sally Slater

Annual dinner, Wednesday, 20 February 2019

We are holding the Chester Croquet Club Annual Dinner at Chester Golf Club, Curzon Park,  on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. The cost including coffee and tips will be £21.50 for two courses and £23.00 for 3 courses. Non-member partners, relatives and friends of club members are cordially invited to this event. Closer to the time we will circulate details on how to book and how to notify special dietary requirements. Enter the date into your 2019 diary now!

All the best

Sarah Andrew

Annual pantomime visit – Dick Whittington at Theatre Clwyd

I am arranging our annual visit to the rock and roll panto at the Theatre Clwyd on Thursday, 17 January, at 7.00 pm.

This year it is Dick Whittington, the puuuurrfect panto. For those of you who have not been before, it is a traditional fun cheesy panto, full of familiar rock and roll songs.

The cost is approximately £22 pp, payable in advance, and we will car share from Westminster Park.

Please let me know by Friday October 19th if you would like to go and then I will buy the tickets as a block.

Sally Slater