Rotary Royal Wootton Bassett & District Photo Galleries

A visit from our District Governor

A visit from our District Governor

22nd Sept 2021: D1100 Governor Graham Ogden visits and two awards from PDG Chris Firth

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24th Rotary MDR - Sunday 10th Oct 2021

24th Rotary MDR - Sunday 10th Oct 2021

Autumn 2021 Metal Detecting Rally

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Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2021

Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2021

12th Sept 2021: Our Car Boot returns!

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President's summer party

President's summer party

8th Sept 2021: A summer celebration with President Gill

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Annual Rotary pig roast

Annual Rotary pig roast

15th August at Lower Hook Farm

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Rotary delivers £208,000 to complete the purchase of Swindon radiotherapy equipment

Rotary delivers £208,000 to complete the purchase of Swindon radiotherapy equipment

7th July 2021: Rotarians visited the Great Western Hospital to view the build progress of the nearly completed radiotherapy unit

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Bloodhound Education workshops at RWB Academy

Bloodhound Education workshops at RWB Academy

17-18th June 2021: Year 7 students build a prototype air-powered rocket car

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Unwanted currency appeal

Unwanted currency appeal

19th May 2021: Please help us raise funds from unwanted currency.

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Ray receives his Service Above Self award

Ray receives his Service Above Self award

5th May 2021: Presented by District Governor Chris Firth

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Presidential Handover

Presidential Handover

30th June 2021: Welcome President Gill

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Shoe Aid UK

Shoe Aid UK

19th May 2021: Over 600 unwanted shoes collected for those in need & without suitable footwear

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RWB Community Nature Reserve

RWB Community Nature Reserve

November 2020 update

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Purple 4 Polio Crocus Planting

Purple 4 Polio Crocus Planting

23rd Oct 2020: Crocus planting at RWB Jubilee Lake in aid of the End Polio Now campaign

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RWB Community Nature Reserve

RWB Community Nature Reserve

September 2020 update

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African regions declared free of wild polio virus

African regions declared free of wild polio virus

25th Aug 2020: The World Health Organization declares Africa polio free

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Rotary Foundation Global Grant for Mercy Ships

Rotary Foundation Global Grant for Mercy Ships

1st Sept 2020: A record breaking Rotary Foundation Global Grant will fund initial medical equipment on the world’s largest purpose built charitable hospital ship

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Presidential Handover

Presidential Handover

1st July 2020: We welcome incoming President Richard

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RWB Community Nature Reserve

RWB Community Nature Reserve

June 2020

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St Bartholomew's Rotakids raise £120 for the REME Museum

St Bartholomew's Rotakids raise £120 for the REME Museum

5th March 2020: Rotakids raise £120 to help fund a childrens area at the REME Museum

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Junior Schools Youth Speaks Competition 2020

Junior Schools Youth Speaks Competition 2020

10th Feb 2020: In a very close contest St Mary's team win this years RWB Rotary Junior Youth Speaks competition

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Rock and Roll Bingo evening

Rock and Roll Bingo evening

29th Feb 2020: Club members, family and friends enjoy a night of fun with a difference

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Bill meets up with Rotary Club d'Annecy

Bill meets up with Rotary Club d'Annecy

Bill makes contact with Rotary at Lake Annecy Christmas Market

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President's Christmas Drinks & Nibbles at Allison's house

President's Christmas Drinks & Nibbles at Allison's house

22nd Dec 2019: Rotarian Allison hosts President John's Christmas Drinks & Nibbles

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Lunchtime meeting with speaker

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

11th Dec 2019: Fellow Rotarian and DGE Chris Firth speaks

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RWB Christmas Tree Festival 2019

RWB Christmas Tree Festival 2019

Joint RWB Rotary Club entry at St Bartholomew's Church

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2019

Metal Detectorists Rally 2019

19th Oct 2019: Our 23rd Annual Rally for Detectorists

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Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2019

Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2019

8th Sept 2019: Another Rotary car boot sale at Lower Hook Farm

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Club day out at Bristol

Club day out at Bristol

13th August 2019: A boat trip and walk around Bristol Harbour

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Annual Rotary pig roast supporting Life Education Wiltshire

Annual Rotary pig roast supporting Life Education Wiltshire

Sunday 11th August 2019 at Lower Hook Farm

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Hedgehog Street

Hedgehog Street

21st Aug 2019: Sue White speaks about hedgehogs and how to encourage them into our gardens

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Visit to Buckingham Palace

Visit to Buckingham Palace

6th Aug 2019: A special day out to see the State Rooms and Gardens

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About Our Club

About Our Club

We are a friendly and inclusive group, dedicated to putting something back into our community ...

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Rotary Summer Car Boot 2019

Rotary Summer Car Boot 2019

21st July 2019: A perfect car boot day

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President's Summer Party

President's Summer Party

17th July 2019: A fine lunch and afternoon with President John

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Presidents Evening 29th June 2019

Presidents Evening 29th June 2019

A warm sunny evening in the countryside with President Phil

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New mobile classroom launch event

New mobile classroom launch event

26th June 2019: Our new classroom is launched at Cumberwell Park

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Presidential Handover & lunchtime meeting with speaker

Presidential Handover & lunchtime meeting with speaker

3rd July 2019: We welcome incoming President John and lunchtime speaker Nicky Alberry 'High Sheriff of Wiltshire 2018-19'

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Swindon Sands

Swindon Sands

19th June 2019: Wiky Gardner speaks about 'Sands' both nationally and locally in Swindon.

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Bell ringing

Bell ringing

12th June 2019: Steve Bucknell talks to us about British Bell Ringing

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Concorde 50 trip

Concorde 50 trip

11th June 2019: Rotarians and Friends visit Aerospace Bristol

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Purple for Polio

Purple for Polio

April 2018: Purple crocuses have been planted around the community as a reminder of the End Polio campaign

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Special Care Baby Unit Incubator Appeal Celebration

Special Care Baby Unit Incubator Appeal Celebration

21st May 2019: Rotarian Linda attends SCBU event with her family

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New Life Bus

New Life Bus

30 May 2019: A new dawn approaches for Life Education in Wiltshire

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Dressability

Dressability

8th May 2019: Emma Walker speaks about a charity providing low cost clothing alteration/adaptations

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Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise

10th April 2019: Andrew Martin speaks about Young Enterprise

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Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 4th September 2016

Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 4th September 2016

Rotary Car Boot Sale - 1.00pm at Lower Hook Farm, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8EF.

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Rotary Santa's Sleigh 2018

Rotary Santa's Sleigh 2018

Santa's Sleigh routes

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Junior Schools Quiz 2019

Junior Schools Quiz 2019

Monday 25th March: Longleaze Primary Win Junior Schools Quiz

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Junior Technology Tournament 2019

Junior Technology Tournament 2019

21st March: ROTARY INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION WITH A JUNIOR TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT

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Rotary District 1100 Conference 2019

Rotary District 1100 Conference 2019

15-17th March 2019: District 1100 Conference in Torquay

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Meal at The Ganges, RWB

Meal at The Ganges, RWB

11th March 2019: Fundraising social event in aid of Foundation and "End Polio Now"

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A close skittles victory

A close skittles victory

5th March 2019: RWB & District vs the Rotary Club of Cirencester

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Junior Schools Youth Speaks Competition 2019

Junior Schools Youth Speaks Competition 2019

On 28th January six local Junior schools competed for the Junior Youth Speaks trophy organised by the Rotary Club.

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Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network

Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network

13th Feb 2019: Sue Hughes speaks about local youth initiatives

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Caroline and Helen talk about the NSPCC and the Swindon Service Centre

Caroline and Helen talk about the NSPCC and the Swindon Service Centre

16th Jan 2019: Caroline and Helen speak about the NSPCC

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Brighter Futures radiotherapy celebration event at GWH

Brighter Futures radiotherapy celebration event at GWH

25th Jan 2019: Our club attends the Brighter Futures celebration event

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Rotary raises £42,000 to provide new classroom

Rotary raises £42,000 to provide new classroom

11 Dec 2018: Wiltshire's Rotary Clubs are delighted to announce they are providing a new mobile classroom to Life Education Centre (Wiltshire)

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THANK YOU TO ERIC

THANK YOU TO ERIC

6th Dec 2018: The Club presented a small gift to Eric Embling by way of thanks for all the support he has given to Rotary events over the years, particularly the Community Cinema.

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St Bartholomew's Christmas Tree Festival

St Bartholomew's Christmas Tree Festival

29th Nov 2018: Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary Clubs enter the St Bart's Christmas Tree Festival

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Stewart Ross, our District 1100 Community Chair

Stewart Ross, our District 1100 Community Chair

5th Dec 2018: Stewart speaks about Rotary at District & National level regarding working within the Community

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Club donates £1,000 to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Club donates £1,000 to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance

28 Nov 2018: Visit to Wiltshire Air Ambulance HQ to donate £1,000

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RWB Christmas Lights Event

RWB Christmas Lights Event

30 Nov 2018: Our BBQ at the RWB Christmas lights event raises an amazing £870 for Rotary Charities!

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Marking 100 years since WW1

Marking 100 years since WW1

14th Nov 2018: Special fellowship meeting marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1

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Charity Shop

Charity Shop

Opening 29th October

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Lunchtime meeting with speaker

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

7th Nov 2018: Subject: 'Roll out the Barrel'

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Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2018

Rotary Autumn Car Boot 2018

9th Sept: Another glorious RWB Rotary car boot sale at Lower Hook Farm

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Tiger Sharks win Youth Challenge 2016

Tiger Sharks win Youth Challenge 2016

The "Challenge" aims to encourage competition and friendly rivalry between local community youth groups for prizes up to £500. The Youth Challenge is hosted by both Rotary Clubs of Royal Wootton Bassett.

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Junior Youth Speaks Competition 2018

Junior Youth Speaks Competition 2018

A team from St Mary's School Purton, won our public speaking competition, brilliantly covering the subject of 'changing attitudes'.

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Junior Schools Quiz 2018

Junior Schools Quiz 2018

Thursday 22nd March - St Mary's Purton triumphs this year in our Junior Schools Quiz

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The Rotary inspired RWB Men's Shed in community action

The Rotary inspired RWB Men's Shed in community action

26th June 2018: Bird Box making at RWB Academy with the RWB Shed

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District Conference 2018

District Conference 2018

District Conference at Bournemouth

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RIBI Conference 2018

RIBI Conference 2018

Our national RIBI conference at Torquay

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The Harmony Singers at Bassett House

The Harmony Singers at Bassett House

16th April 2018: The Harmony Singers and Rotary at Bassett House Care Home.

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MDR 15th April 2018

MDR 15th April 2018

Annual Spring Metal Detectorists Rally

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Visit to Dyrham Park

Visit to Dyrham Park

18 club members and their partners had a special day.

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Community Cinema for End Polio

Community Cinema for End Polio

Thank you to all who came to our Cinema on April 5th to hear about Rotary and the End Polio Now campaign and to see the film BREATHE. We raised a total of £256.86 (and with the contribution from Bill and Melissa that will be a total of £770.58)

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Visit to Capreolus Distillery

Visit to Capreolus Distillery

A chance to learn about this fine drink and how it's made.

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Lunchtime Meeting

Lunchtime Meeting

Barney Wilczak talked about Capreolus Distillery and Garden Tiger Gin

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Lunchtime Meeting

Lunchtime Meeting

Caroline Ellis from St Albans Rotary gave a fascinating talk about a polio innoculation programme experienced in India. The club inducted two new members, Jennie & Ken. Assistant DG Howard received our cheque for Brighter Futures

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President's Tea Party

President's Tea Party

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Pig Roast at Lower Hook Farm

Pig Roast at Lower Hook Farm

This year's Pig Roast raised funds for the Life Education Centre (LEC).

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President's Dinner

President's Dinner

The President's Dinner at De Vere Alexandra House.

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Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 7th May 2017

Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 7th May 2017

Car Boot Sale on 7th May.

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2017

Metal Detectorists Rally 2017

The MDR was held at Manor Farm with access to many acres and different surfaces.

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Junior Schools Quiz 2017

Junior Schools Quiz 2017

An inter-schools competition organised by the Rotary club was held on 6th April at Marsh Farm Hotel.

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Junior Youth Speaks Competition 2017

Junior Youth Speaks Competition 2017

A public speaking competition at the Memorial Hall involving local schools.

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Charity Fun Run in Lydiard Park

Charity Fun Run in Lydiard Park

The Charity Fun Run and the Monster March helps us to raise funds for 'Brighter Futures' - the GWH Radiotherapy Unit Appeal.

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Lunchtime Meeting with speaker, Dee Freeston

Lunchtime Meeting with speaker, Dee Freeston

Following a huge earthquake which destroyed the nearly all the village"™s houses, Dee has made four trips to Nepal. She and her team have helped to rebuild the village school. Our larger audience was impressed with Dee"™s tenacity.

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Presentation to HMS Turbulent

Presentation to HMS Turbulent

The Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett & District donated £100 to the Sea Scouts of HMS Turbulent. The funds were raised over the Christmas period.

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President's Lunch

President's Lunch

The President's Summer Luncheon at Wellington Barn, Calstone.

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Visitors from Kalundborg

Visitors from Kalundborg

Our Rotary Club hosted eighteen guests from the Rotary Club of Kalundborg in Denmark.

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Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 1st May 2016

Rotary Car Boot Sale on Sunday 1st May 2016

Another Rotary Car Boot Sale at Lower Hook Farm. CAR B0OT SALE - 1.00pm - at Lower Hook Farm, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8EF.

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2016

Metal Detectorists Rally 2016

20th Annual Rotary Rally for Metal Detectorists

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Rotary Weymouth Conference

Rotary Weymouth Conference

Some of 0ur club's delegates at the Conference.

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Call My Wine Bluff

Call My Wine Bluff

A wine tasting with a difference!

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Junior Youth Speaks Competition

Junior Youth Speaks Competition

A public speaking competition at the Memorial Hall involving six local schools.

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Lunchtime Meeting

Lunchtime Meeting

Gill gave an excellent picture of her working life and we also welcomed Ray to our Club.

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Junior Youth Speaks Competition

Junior Youth Speaks Competition

A public speaking competition involving six local schools.

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Walking Wiltshire

Walking Wiltshire

An opportunity to walk parts of Wiltshire with other walkers.

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Lunchtime Meeting with Speaker

Lunchtime Meeting with Speaker

At our lunchtime meeting, our speakers, Cerian and Phil gave us a very good understanding of the way the Samaritans operate.

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Delegates at the Giant's Causeway and in Belfast

Delegates at the Giant's Causeway and in Belfast

A photo from the Giant's Causeway - the most visited National Trust property - as well as some photos of other activities.

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2015

Metal Detectorists Rally 2015

19th Annual Rotary Rally for Metal Detectorists

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Charity Fun Run in Lydiard Park

Charity Fun Run in Lydiard Park

A Fun Run organised by Local Rotary clubs to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.

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Rotary Car Boot Sale

Rotary Car Boot Sale

Another Rotary Car Boot Sale at Lower Hook Farm.

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International Committee BBQ

International Committee BBQ

The International Committee held a big BBQ Buffet to raise funds for the Calabash Trust.

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Council Recommendations and Presentations

Council Recommendations and Presentations

Two guests from two different charities were invited to our lunchtime meeting for each to receive a donation from our Rotary Club.

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Pig Roast

Pig Roast

Pig Roast with spot the cowpat prizes

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Youth Challenge 2014

Youth Challenge 2014

A highly successful "Challenge" encouraged competition and friendly rivalry between eight local community youth groups for top prizes of £250 and £500. The Youth Challenge is hosted by both Rotary Clubs of Royal Wootton Bassett.

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2014

Metal Detectorists Rally 2014

18th Annual Rotary Rally for Metal Detectorists

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Shoebox collection from RWB Academy

Shoebox collection from RWB Academy

Shoebox collection

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Charity Fashion Show

Charity Fashion Show

Our ladies modelled some stunning outfits, our audience bagged some great bargains and hundreds of pounds were raised for charitable causes.

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Boules Ditrict Competiition

Boules Ditrict Competiition

The final of the Boules (Petanque)competition.

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Pig Race Night

Pig Race Night

As expected, our Pig Race evening was a great night of fun. Take a look at the slide show.

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Pig Roast 2013

Pig Roast 2013

Lower Hook Farm once again hosted our annual Pig Roast!

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Barbeque for Lyneham Primary School Fete

Barbeque for Lyneham Primary School Fete

Tony LLewellyn, Dave and Sheila Fenwick and Allison Bucknell set up and ran the Barbeque for Lyneham Primary School Fete 6th July. Their profit of 385 pounds was donated to the school.

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President's Night

President's Night

A special night arranged on behalf of the Club President.

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Youth Challenge

Youth Challenge

A competition with physical and intellectual challenges for young teams from Royal Wootton Bassett and district.

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Lunchtime Meeting with speaker

Lunchtime Meeting with speaker

We had an interesting talk from two members of the Swindon Down's Syndrome Group.

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Schools Quiz 2013

Schools Quiz 2013

Pupils from six schools in and around Royal Wootton Bassett competed in this annual general knowledge contest. Click on "Read more" to see slideshow!

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Metal Detectorists Rally 2013

Metal Detectorists Rally 2013

A rally for Metal Detectorists orgainised by the members of the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District.

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Broad Town 'Big Gig'

Broad Town 'Big Gig'

From mid-afternoon to very late at night, members of the Club served food to those attending the Music Festival and, in so doing, managed to raise more than 500 pounds for charity.

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Youth Speaks Competition

Youth Speaks Competition

A contest involving six local schools

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Photography Award

Photography Award

Aimie Catheline takes second place in the RIBI Young Photographer Competition. Click on "read more" to see her winning pictures.

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Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, both Rotary clubs of Royal Wootton Bassett guided Santa's Sleigh around the town and also to several districts around the town.

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Rotary Christmas Dinner

Rotary Christmas Dinner

In the lead up to Christmas, members of both RWB Rotary clubs dined together at Marsh Farm Hotel. Click on "Read more..." to see the slideshow.

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Young Chef Competition

Young Chef Competition

The competition aims to encourage young people of secondary school age to develop a range of skills involved in the preparation of a two- or three-course meal.

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Charity Shop

Charity Shop

From 3rd November to 8th December, the Club opened and ran a charity shop in Borough Fields, Royal Wootton Bassett.

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Trip to SS Great Britain

Trip to SS Great Britain

A score of Club members and friends took a coach to have lunch aboard the historic SS Great Britain. Lunch was followed by a thorough guided tour of the ship including a viewing from the bottom of the dry dock.

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Fashion Show

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show at the Memorial Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett.

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Radio Programme from a Shelterbox

Radio Programme from a Shelterbox

BBC Wiltshire Radio broadcast their midday programme from a Shelterbox in a Rotary member's garden.

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What a great Car Boot Sale!

What a great Car Boot Sale!

On Sunday 26 August we had a rare sunny day for the Car Boot Sale at Lower Hook Farm and this helped us to raise more than nine hundred pounds for charity.

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President's Party

President's Party

President's party and dedication of club.

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Pig Roast 2012

Pig Roast 2012

Despite the threat of heavy rain and showers as well as the lure of a British player in the Wimbledon men's final, the Royal Wootton Bassett and District Pig Roast 2012 was a great success.

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Lunchtime meeting - business

Lunchtime meeting - business

The first Club meeting of the new Rotary year and the handover to the new Club officers.

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Royal Wootton Bassett High Street Festival

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Visit to Cotswold Airport

Visit to Cotswold Airport

A late afternoon visit to the airport

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London Weekend

London Weekend

A first hand account of a weekend in London.

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The Olympic Flame reaches Royal Wootton Bassett!

The Olympic Flame reaches Royal Wootton Bassett!

The Olympic Flame was carried through Royal Wootton Bassett!

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Lunchtime meeting with speaker

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

The 100th anniversary of the establishment of The Royal Flying Corps

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President's Night

President's Night

President's Night

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Lunchtime meeting with speaker

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

The building of CERN

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Lunchtime meeting - fellowship

Lunchtime meeting - fellowship

Presentation of cheques and a thank you for those who hosted our metal detecting rally

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Metal Detectors Rally 2012

Metal Detectors Rally 2012

On Saturday, 320 metal detectorists from all over the country descended on a farm close to Lydiard Park, invited by the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District to search for interesting artefacts.

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Visit of RIBI President

Visit of RIBI President

RIBI President, Ray Burman, joined us for our normal lunchtime meeting.

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Visit by Kalundborg Club

Visit by Kalundborg Club

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River trip to Bath

River trip to Bath

A cruise to and from Bath on the Pulteney Princess

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2011 Cricket Match

2011 Cricket Match

Annual Cricket Match

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Afternoon Tea and Club Dedication

Afternoon Tea and Club Dedication

President Richard and Andy invited Club members and partners for afternoon tea.

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2011/12 Handover Meeting

2011/12 Handover Meeting

Handover

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2012 District Conference at Bristol

2012 District Conference at Bristol

A report from the District Conference

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Metal Detectors Rally 2011

Metal Detectors Rally 2011

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Presidents Night 2011

Presidents Night 2011

Swindon Steam Museum

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Young Chef competition

Young Chef competition

Local schools compete to select the best young chef who will go on to District (and potentially National) competition.

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Metal Detectors Rally 2010

Metal Detectors Rally 2010

A good haul for metal dectorists

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Life Education Centre

Life Education Centre

A charity supported by the club, aiming to provide children with the knowledge and skills needed to make the right decisions in life (e.g. about drugs and alcohol).

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Cricket Match - Goatacre Cricket Club

Cricket Match - Goatacre Cricket Club

The annual match between WB & District Rotary Club and WB Town Rotary Club.

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Pig Roast

Pig Roast

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Canal Trip

Canal Trip

An evening on the Kennett & Avon Canal with jazz band, pub stop, and fish and chip supper.

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Presidents Night 2010

Presidents Night 2010

President Barry welcomes members and friends to a fun-filled evening at Marsh Farm

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Lake District Trip

Lake District Trip

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RIBI Conference, Bournemouth

RIBI Conference, Bournemouth

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Shelter boxes start to arrive in Haiti

Shelter boxes start to arrive in Haiti

Wootton Bassett Rotary Clubs provide 4 Shelter Boxes to Haiti

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