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Community - Other Social Activities
Village Fete in Aston Abbotts
The Book Club
The book club meets once a month to discuss a book chosen by one of its members. Each month a different member chooses a different book. Meetings usually take place at one of the member's houses. If you are interested in the Aston Abbotts book then please contact April who can give you more information about it.
Coffee Mornings
The Thursday coffee morning in the Village Hall has become very popular since its inception around 2004. It runs from 10 am until 11.30 every Thursday. It was suspended during the worst of the Covid pandemic, but is up and running again now. Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and often bacon rolls are on offer - all at bargain prices. The coffee mornings are particularly popular with older residents because younger villages are usually at work. But all ages are welcome.
The Summer Ball
The summer ball is a biennial event held around the time of the Aston Abbotts fete. This is superbly organised by Frank McManus, with help from his team of volunteers. It is a black-tie event with a meal, a bar, live music, and a charity auction. The Summer Ball is held in the grounds of The Firs, by kind permission of Mrs Elizabeth McManus. The ball is in aid of charity. Originally funds went towards building a footpath at the side of the road leading down to the A418. More recently the ball has been in aid of McMillan Cancer Support. The Covid pandemic scuppered any thought of a summer ball recently. It is not known if and when it will happen again. Details of any upcoming Summer Ball events will be posted on our news page.
Local band Squid provided the live music at the 2001 Summer Ball