Organisations in Longdon Parish
This page contains details of the following clubs and other organisations in the Longdon Parish.
1st Longdon Guides
On Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm
Occasional Partner sessions.
Contact: Val Passey
Telephone: 07737 272085 or 01543 490681
Brownies - 1st Longdon
Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Evergreens
We meet on a Wednesday afternoon at Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall from 2pm where we have tea, Coffee, bingo, beetle drive etc. all at very reasonable prices with a sales table, and the chance to chat to like minded people.
Outgoings are arranged for several times per year and occasional fish & chip lunch. All monies raised from the sale of beverages, games and sale table go towards reduced fees for outings, cost of hall and coach hire and the lunches. All for only £2.00 per week.
Membership is open to anyone age 50 onwards, just come along to the village hall, the more the merrier.
For further information contact:
- Mrs B Davis, Tel: 01543 684342
Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Gardening Club
A Newsletter is produced periodically and a Programme Card for the year is available at meetings giving full details of Speakers and their subjects as well as details of the different competitions that are held at each meeting: entry is optional.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday in each month, starting at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Hall, Buds Road, Cannock Wood. Annual subscription is £10 per person with tea and biscuits provided free of charge at each meeting. Members are also entitled to discounts at some local garden centres/nurseries. Everyone is very welcome to come along and enjoy a sample evening. The cost to non-members is £2 per meeting, including refreshments.
Enquiries to our Secretary:
Mrs Maureen Hemmingsley
Hollows Lodge, Commonside
Gentleshaw, Staffordshire WS15 4NG
Telephone: 01543 682525
Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society
We perform two musicals a year at the "Prince of Wales Theatre" Cannock and also presents concerts extensively all over the local area and further afield.
We meet Sunday afternoons at Gentleshaw village hall and Tuesday evenings at Longdon village hall.
For more details see www.cwagms.co.uk
Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw WI
Formed in 1928 and allied to the Staffordshire Federation (SFWI), with Headquarters in Stafford. We are a group of forty and would always welcome new members.
Affiliated to the Rose and Shamrock group, which includes, Longdon, Brereton, Etching Hill, Rugeley and Armitage. We meet on the second Monday of each month in Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Village Hall at 7.30pm, see village hall diary page. Interesting speakers, followed by stimulating debates of local, national and international issues.
For further information or membership please contact Annette Johnson Tel: 01543 675801 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cannock Wood Cricket Club
In the tradition of village cricket, the team is selected entirely from local players of all ages and abilities. We aim to give opposing teams a good competitive game with a sporting and friendly atmosphere and one of the best teas in the area!
New players are always welcome and will soon see that whilst we like to win, the priority is to enjoy the game and do our best.
Chairman: Gwyn Samuel
Treasurer: Ben Cowling
Secretary: Chris Spencer
Longdon Club and Institute
Frequent special events are staged - see notice boards for more information.
New members and Volunteers are always welcome.
Standard Opening Hours: 7pm - 11pm (Monday - Saturday)7.30pm - 11pm (Sunday)
Large private car park (36 cars)
For details, contact Jeff March, Secretary, on 01543 255949
Or see our web ages at https://longdonclub.co.uk/
Longdon Cricket Club
Welcome to Longdon Cricket Club. We are based just off the A51 between Lichfield and Rugeley at Longdon Green next to the Red Lion pub.
We play friendly fixtures on Saturday from the end of April through to September at home and local teams away.
Every year in July we hold a village cricket tournament which is fun for all the family with food, drink and entertainment available.
Whether you are a junior looking to play, a parent or a more experienced player or coach wanting to join a new Club, find out all about our great Club - who to contact, our facilities and how to join. Get involved!
All visitors are encouraged to come to our ground to watch traditional village cricket played as it should be.
- President: David La Trobe
- Chairman: Richard Davies - 01543 263538
- Club Captain: Tom Bonsor - 07852 513608
- Fixture Secretary: Mr Chris Gibbins - 07776 171222
Find out more including fixtures and results on our webpage Longdon play cricket
Longdon Flower Club
You don't need any special expertise and we do not work to NAFAS standards, we just enjoy ourselves and give pleasure to others with our creations!
If you are interested in joining or just visiting to have a taster, please contact:
Membership secretary and treasurer:
Carol Felton on 01543 490888.
Longdon Friends of St. Giles Hospice
The Friends of St. Giles Hospice was formed over 30 years ago by Lu and Bob Foster to raise funds for this most worthy local charity. Several events are held yearly, which are very popular and well attended.
New members and volunteers are always welcome, the yearly subscription is only £2.50 per single person and £5.00 for a family.
For further details please contact:
- Chairman: Gladys Crowe 01543 491760
- Secretary: Angela Rogers 01543 491724
Longdon Model Flying Club
The Club was founded in April 2001, and affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA), complying with their strict code of conduct, safety being paramount. We currently have about 60 members, with an age range of 7 to 82 years.
The two acre site is level and grassed to a very high standard. The landing strip is cut to a depth of approximately 15mm, with the surrounding area being kept at 45mm in order to slow over run aircraft. We fly both electric and 2/4 stroke engine planes. Maximum noise level is set at 82 decibels. Families are always welcome, but young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. In order to fly unsupervised, a member must obtain the basic ‘A’ certificate of competence and be approved by the committee.
For further information contact:
- Brian Butler (Chairman) Tel: 01543 493883
- Roger Adams (Treasurer) Tel: 01543 490610
- Don More (Secretary)
Alternatively please go to our website: http://www.longdonmfc.co.uk
Longdon Over Sixties Club
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities involve general discussions, a guest speaker, and an open forum. Occasional alternatives may be a quiz, or a visit to a local garden. Light snacks and tea is served to all members at each meeting. The venue is either the London Village Hall or the WI Hall Longdon.
Usually two outings are organized each year subject to sufficient support and these are open to all residents aged over 60.
The current annual membership fee is £10 per person which includes the monthly social afternoon.
All parish residents are eligible for membership. For further information please contact:
- Sue Carter Tel: 07779789590
- Irene Kemp Tel: 01543 490135
Longdon Show is an annual event which takes place in September, usually on the second Sunday after the school term starts.
There are seven Groups of Classes - Vegetables & Fruit; Pot Plants & Cut Flowers; Floral Art; Baking & Preserves; Children's Baking; Children & Teenagers; Photography. Anyone living or working in Longdon, or a relative, eg the grandparent of a child who attends the school, is eligible to enter the show. If you attend a club or organisation within the village, or you work in a garden or allotment in the parish, you are also eligible to enter.
Schedules are available in July from the village shop or any committee member, but if you are interested and wish to know more, please contact the Secretary Maggie Derry on 01543 493033.
Longdon WI was founded in 1922 and therefore celebrated it's 90th birthday in January 2012. It is part of the Staffordshire Federation, which, in turn is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Longdon is also part of a local group of 6 institutes namely, ‘The Rose and Shamrock Group’. The group meets on two
occasions, in the spring and autumn of each year.
Longdon is unique in that it has its own hall in Ford Lane where members meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. The meetings vary with talks, demonstrations, discussions, outings and social events… whatever members request and find interesting and enjoyable.
The meetings offer opportunities to make new friends, work together to support local events and to have a corporate voice to influence local and national issues.
For information with regard to membership please contact President Mrs Janet Drinkwater on 01889 584119. The Treasurer is Mrs Wendy Neary: 01543 493623
For hiring the hall please contact the bookings secretary Mrs Margaret Woollard on 01543 490389. Further details about the WI Hall are here.
Yoga and Exercise
Check out Dru yoga at www.druworld.com
Contact: Val Passey
Telephone: 07737 272085 or 01543 490681
Quick links to page contents
- 1st Longdon Guides
- Antenatal Yoga
- Brownies - 1st Longdon
- Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Evergreens
- Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Gardening Club
- Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society
- Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw WI
- Cannock Wood Cricket Club
- Karate Club
- Longdon Club and Institute
- Longdon Cricket Club
- Longdon Flower Club
- Longdon Friends of St. Giles Hospice
- Longdon Model Flying Club
- Longdon Over Sixties Club
- Longdon Show
- WI, Longdon
- Yoga and Exercise
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