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Whether it's sewing groups, a quiz league or reading groups, we've a number of societies in the village.

If you'd like to add your group or organisation, get in touch and we'll add it.


Derwent Quiz League

The Derwent Quiz League is now in its 26th year.

The league was started back in 1980 by the then landlord of The Grey Horse, Don Sterriker as a way to help the dark winter evenings pass by a little quicker.

Over the years the league has grown and now has twenty teams from many of the pubs in the surrounding area.

The Grey Horse is still at the centre of the league, AGM's are held in the hayloft function room, and every Tuesday night the telephone is hot with teams calling in their results.

Visit: http://www.derwentquizleague.co.uk/ for more information.


Elvington W.I.

Who we are

Elvington Wi have met in the village hall since it was formed 19 years ago. Our members from Elvington and surrounding villages enjoy monthly meetings with a speaker and supper,visits to other WIs, 10 pin bowling evenings, meals out, trips to the cinema, outings of all description.

Fun and friendship for all. Just come along , you can be assured of a warm friendly welcome.

When

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month in Elvington village hall at 7.30 .

For further information please contact

President
Christine Bristow
Tel 607579

Secretary
Wendy Rafelt
Tel 607918


Priory Patchmakers

This is a thriving, popular and vibrant group of many years standing, catering for both enthusiastic beginners and those capable of more advanced techniques in hand and machine patchwork.

This friendly group welcomes new people to join in talks, demonstrations and workshops.  


When and where

Priory Patchworkers currently meet on the third Tuesday of each month between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in Elvington Village Hall.

Newcomers are always very welcome and can be assured of a friendly reception.For further information and details of this year’s programme, feel free to contact us.


Contact details

Linda Durant: 0113 2507290


Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens is an organisation that arranges activities for the over 65s living in Elvington.

We have monthly lunches, normally held in the Village Hall, at 12.30 pm on the first Friday of every month.  As an alternative, we sometimes go out to local restaurants, with transport laid on by the group.  We also have occasional outings, a garden party in the summer and a Christmas party.

This is a lively, vibrant group and has recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of our activities.

If you feel that you would like to be involved please contact a committee member.  From time to time there may be a waiting list but in this event you would be asked for contact details so that we could keep in touch with you.

Elvington Senior Citizens – History

Elvington Senior Citizens was formed in the early 1960s by a group led by Hubert Jefferson and Edna and Charles Newell.

Originally there was just a party at Christmas and an outing in the summer but it has evolved over the years to provide, as outlined above, a year-round programme.

Elvington Senior Citizens – Fund Raising

Many activities are subsidised and the Committee arranges fund raising events to support these activities.  Our main fund raiser is the Annual Christmas Craft Fair and we encourage you to support it.

Please support our fund raising activities – we do appreciate your involvement.


Contact details

Judith Hodgson Chairman 608315

Molly Lamb Secretary 608306

Andrea Headlam Treasurer 608721

Judy Bailey Committee Member 608294

Marian Wellings Committee Member 607167

Helen Rees Committee Member 607902

Irene Wilson Committee Member 607221

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