Branch Socials

Socials for the 2018/2019 year

In 2018 we went around the outer area pubs/clubs which are not easy to get to by bus ie Pendle, Burnley, Ribble Valley and Rossendale. All trips were well supported.

We visited 3 breweries during the last 12 months: Mini buses were fully booked up almost as soon as the trips were announced to Theakston in Masham and a Friday evening trip to Bank Top in Bolton. This followed in February where a grand total of 23 people made their own way to Hopstar in Darwen, probably thanks to the trains finally running again at the weekend. Yay! More brewery trips are lined up for 2019.

As well as an East Lancs Away Day trip which took us to Edinburgh on a scorching day in May, we had a fantastic trip in July to the CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2017, The Cricketers Arms in St. Helens, stopping off at several micropubs on the way there and back.

On a typically wet and rainy August Bank Holiday, we had a brilliant Sunday afternoon BBQ somewhere in the deepest Rossendale Valley at the Kimberley Club. I’d love to tell you where it is but it’s a secretive and wonderful establishment and you had to be there to experience it.

And last but not least the Annual Christmas Turkey Trot which took us to Hebden Bridge.

I think it’s fair to say we had a good year, and of course all the thanks must go to Pete Clegg, your Social Secretary, for all his hard work and dedication in providing us with great days out and great memories. Cheers Pete!

One final thing to say is that Pete is always looking for suggestions of where to visit. Drop him a line at ku.gro.armac.scnaltsae@laicos and let’s see where the future will take us, and as always keep an eye out on the Branch Diary page as all trips get booked up quickly.