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Braughing Get Together — a new look

The Braughing Society was formed 50 years ago to ensure that Braughing was protected from inappropriate housing development and to provide a monthly social get-together. In recent years, membership has been in terminal decline and so something had to change – and here it is! 

The focus group has come up with the name ‘Braughing Get Together’ – a newly-launched social club for everyone in Braughing, and surrounding villages, meeting once a month usually on a Friday evening. A varied programme of activities and events is planned, such as a Beetle Drive, a light-hearted wine tasting, a not-very-serious quiz, theatre trips, a walking scavenger hunt around Braughing, coach outings, movie nights, games evenings, and a lot more, not forgetting occasional talks by entertaining and amusing speakers. Please give us your thoughts and ideas. 

Unlike the former Braughing Society, there is no membership, but a pay-at-the-door system. The entry fee will be a minimum of £2.50 per person, but on occasions it will have to be more depending on the cost of providing the evening’s entertainment. There will be a bar, serving red and white wine plus tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the evening. Bring your own nibbles and bring your friends. 

13 May Film. Hilarious British comedy film “Golden Years” at 8pm in the Church Hall. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm. Booking essential. Tickets (£7) available now from Cynthia Matthews by email at Cynthia.Matthews44@gmail.com or tel. 01920 822230 or 07933 202547.

27 May. Ukraine Fundraiser Evening at 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the Community Centre.
Live band, Roulette and Blackjack tables with professional croupiers, close-up table magician, and auction of promises with amazing offers to bid for, and luxury platter supper. Tickets £35. (10% discount for table of 8). Reserve now. Tickets on sale from 25 April from Cynthia Matthews (see above); Marion Saunders (01920 821530 or 07887 915215); and Roger Stainton (01920 318030 or 07785 245400).

7 June at 8pm in the Church Hall. Together with East Herts Aviation Society - Len Howett Annual Memorial Lecture by Wing Commander Tony Davies.  The presentation is an amusing account of aviation history “The Miracle of Powered Flight - From Kitty Hawk to Cape Canaveral”.  Entrance £3 at the door. 

24 June. Film. Awarding winning “Lion” with Dev Patel (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel fame). Brilliant adaptation of a feel-good true story. Church Hall at 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets from 1 June from Cynthia Matthews.