STONE HISTORICAL AND CIVIC SOCIETY: Are working on a publication to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. They have appealed for information on the people mentioned on the various memorials in the town. The society is planning to hold a talk on the subject as part of Stone Festival and an exhibition on the War in conjunction with historian Steven Edwards. The Society also hope that in conjunction with Stone Town Council there will be a ceremony at the War Memorial and a church service near to August 6, which is the date in 1914 when the first men from Stone who were called up left the town.
BINGO: This is held in St Dominic’s Social Centre, Station Road, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm. This is open to everyone and a cash bar is available.
TUNEFUL TOTS: This is a volunteer run group for babies and toddlers every Wednesday, including school holidays. They meet at St Dominic‘s Social Centre at 9.30am and 10.30am.
The cost is £1,50 per family and includes drinks, fruit and biscuits.
U3A STROLLERS: Meet and leave Walton Community Centre at 0930 on Wednesday morning, May 28. You are asked to offer a contribution towards fuel costs if sharing a lift.
The area is Homebase to Derrington Green. Contact 01785 814214.
STONE LIBRARY. The library provides a bus pass service but will be closed for the Bank Holiday today.
THE BLUE DIAMONDS SQUARE DANCE CLUB: Meets around 8pm on Thursdays upstairs in St Dominic’s Social Club, Station Road. Admission is free to prospective members. Instructions are given; contact Nigel or Alison, 01785 811876.
STONE RAMBLERS’ GROUP: Thursday, Trentabank – Shutlingsloe - Cat and Fiddle, leaving Westbridge Park 0900, contact 01785 812897. Also Stone Circles 9, Yarnfield, leaving Westbridge Park 0930, contact 01785 812078. Saturday May 31, Bakewell Farmers’ Market – Edensor - Calton Pastures, contact 01785 813067.