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Trinity Church Senior Members


Trinity Church Senior Members came along one afternoon to join in with our activity. Marion had organised New Age Kurling. This is such a fun activity! The Kurling ‘stones’ are actually on ball bearings and are rolled along the floor onto a drawn rink. Scores are kept and read out at the end of the game. There are no winners or losers its just great fun with a bit of exercise thrown in! Margaret (our cook) made the most delicious shortbread and it was washed down with tea or coffee. A very generous donation was made of £70.00. Thank you so much!  

Bowlers Day Out

Visit to Mariners Coffee Shop


The members who regularly bowl at the centre had organised a day out, this is arranged two or three times a year, and Mariners Coffee Shop in Drummore was chosen for this one. 14 members enjoyed a run round the countryside before arriving in the village for their meal. The coffee shop itself is interesting, a bit like a biker café and with very friendly staff. Everyone agreed the service was excellent and the meal was delicious. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.


Today, Tuesday 28th June, 30 members of Locharbriggs Club came up from Dumfries for a visit and lunch. They try to come up once or twice a year and it is always fun to see them they are such a happy group of people. Margaret, Fiona and Lynn had been extra busy in the kitchen, baking pancakes, fruit loaves,  gingerbreads and an assortment of scones. These were all for sale. For lunch today we had Tattie Soup followed by Smoked Gammon Salad & chips, Black Forest Torte, tea and coffee. Everyone certainly enjoyed it as plates were cleared and some even had seconds! Then in a change to the normal routine, instead of having someone in to entertain, we decided to have an activity! New Age Kurling was set up and everyone had a go. It’s a great interactive activity with loads of encouragement from all round the hall. We had a little raffle which went down well with everyone and then there was a well deserved afternoon cuppa with homemade cream meringues. Again it was lovely to see all the ladies, and gentleman, we wish you a safe journey home. Haste ye back.


Coronation Day Centre was hosted their Burns Supper on Saturday the 16th January.

Upwards of 80 people came along for an evening of fine food, good fun and great company.

Mrs Mairi McRobert, as chairperson of the centre, opened the night with a warm welcome to all the guests and to the invited speakers who had come along on such a cold wet night.

Mr Murray Irving as Master of Ceremonies started off ‘The Blethering’ after his tales he gave the Selkirk Grace which was the cue to serve a fine bowl of Scotch Broth after which The Grand Haggis of Legends was then piped in by Mr Harrison Gibb. Everyone stood to clap as the haggis did a round of the hall before being ceremoniously laid before Mr Ronnie Irving who addressed it in a wondrous fashion he was so full of vigour and got a fine round of applause for his effort. After a boozy Scotch Whisky Trifle, cheese, biscuits, shortbread, teas and coffees, Mr Douglas McClure accompanied by Mrs Jane Sloan on the keyboard sang There Was A Lad. This then led into the Immortal Memory most ably given by Mr Alec Ross who informed the company of Rabbie Burns’ fame, or maybe infamy, throughout the world.

The Toast to the Lassies was given by Mr Douglas McClure who praised the lassies, with humour, in a way that would have made Rabbie himself blush! Mrs Jane Sloan most kindly accepted and gave a reply aptly befitting of the toast just given. The camaraderie between them was excellent.

Mr McClure gave a rendition of Tam o’Shanter which closed The Blethering to make way for the entertainment. Mrs Dorothy Affleck gave the vote of thanks then Mr Alan Patterson and Mrs Jane Sloan led the dancing on accordion and keyboard.

The evening ended after the joined company all sang along to For Auld Lang Syne.



Suzie Woodmass arrived to entertain us today.

17th July 15 members enjoyed singing along and playing our instruments. We started in Glasgow moving to Brazil, sambas, Hawaii, hulas, then down Deep South with some  Americana blues, heading back to the mid-west for a little bit of country. Robin particularly got involved, up on the floor dancing and singing. Then there was a bit of unaccompanied singing. Which reminded us of the songs the slaves would sing while picking the cotton. We went all the way round the world and home for afternoon tea.


Bingo Night

There was a great turnout for our bingo on the 27th of February.

Karen Wildey kindly did the honours of shouting the numbers. And very able she was too. It’s really not easy to do.

There were eight lines and eight houses with prizes from picture frames to fruit baskets. Then the flyer ticket which was also played winning a slow cooker for the line then a multi-cooker the house.

Tea and coffee with shortbread and buttered gingerbread were served after the first four houses. A wee sweet bite made in our own kitchen. Lovely.

Once the bingo was finished there was a raffle, perfume, beer, handbags, sweets etc. all made up a great prize list.

A big thank you to all who came along to support the Day Centre and to the volunteers and staff who gave of their time.


Burns Lunch

On Friday 23rd January we held our Burns lunch. Thirty members enjoyed a meal of Broth, Haggis, Mince, Neeps & Tatties, followed by Strawberry trifle. Harrison was kindly left out of school to come along and pipe for us again. Dorothy once again brilliantly addressed the Haggis for us, terrifying Margaret and Fiona with the threat of snedding “aff their erms an legs an heids like taps o thristle” in the process! After lunch was finished Alan and Billy entertained us on the accordion and keyboard. A most enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.


Christmas Celebrations

Christmas seems to have come around very quickly this year but that is great because we can now get into celebration mode. One of the highlights of the season is Christmas Lunch.

The hall gets set up, Christmas table covers & napkins and bottles of wine all give a festive feel to the room.

Members and guests arrive early to get settled down for an afternoon of food, wine and song.

A delicious lunch of, for starter, vegetable soup, a main of Turkey with all the trimmings followed by a Bailey’s cheesecake with Amaretto sauce, sublime!

Entertainment was supplied by Only for You, Billy and David are fabulous entertainers. Billy has a very good voice and no need for a microphone, while David accompanies him on the keyboard. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the singing along to songs of yesteryear.

December Activities

The bowlers have had their Christmas outing. It consisted of a trip to Soleburn followed by a beautiful lunch at the Starfish; a full three course menu was much enjoyed followed by coffee and a return to the Day Centre to catch the bus home.

This was followed the next day by the Monday Club outing. Members went to Brambles Tea Room for another delicious two course lunch.

Belmont, St Josephs and Park schools will all be coming in this month to entertain our members with carols and plays.


Lochside Thursday Club Visit

The Day Centre had a visit from Lochside Thursday Club on the first of April.

Around 50 members travelled from Dumfries to be at the Day Centre in time for morning coffee which gave everyone plenty of time to chat and catch up on news and events since last they visited.

The Day Centre staff and members organised a fab sales table of bakery and knitting and some raffle tickets were sold in aid of the Day Centre. After a lovely three course lunch followed by teas and coffees there was entertainment provided by James Pratt and Jennifer Sproule. They are such good ports and had fun with Scottish folk songs, as well as jokes, poems and a good old sing-a-long. The raffle was drawn before afternoon tea and once everyone had again finished drinking tea and eating cakes Alisin announced the amount of £440 had been raised. A big thank you to both our visitors, and our own members, for their kind contributions.



This is an update on Dr Reids’ Lands End to John O’Groats bicycle run. He is raising money through sponsorship of said run for Coronation Day Centre. With the raffle and bag pack at Tesco he has raised nearly another £1000 to go towards the costs of his endeavour. He leaves to start his run the first week of May. We wish him a safe journey.