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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




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We had 29 completed quizzes returned this year. The question which caused most problems was no. 12, there were 11 different answers suggested with 10 competitors opting for “Beehive Bun” and only 6 choosing the correct answer “Belgian Bun”. Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium.

6 competitors scored 98 points 4 scored 99 points but only 1 scored 100 so our winner is Liz Stiff from Suffolk.

Many thanks to everyone who took part this year.



Rotary Young Musician Competition

A fabulous musical experience at the Young Musician District Final 2017/18 hosted by Alnwick Rotary. Our Judges were Fiona Lander of Landermason, John Casken (composer) and Elizabeth Eaton (musician and competition administrator). We were extremely lucky to have such talented Judges, (and I know the other Judges won't mind) especially John Casken.

The winners of the competition are:

Ruby Falke (Vocal winner) Alnwick

Palesa Thompson (Vocal Runner-up) Alnwick

Christopher Winkless-Clark (Instrumental winner French Horn) Chester-le-Street

George Robinson (Instrumental Runner up Violin) Barnard Castle.

Huge thanks go to the School Staff and Caretaker, Head Teacher Mr. Hall for allowing us to use the auditorium, all Rotary volunteers, Jacqui Molineaux for presenting the prizes and of course all 3 Judges who were so generous with their time and encouraging in their comments.

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Barnard Castle Rotary Club have purchased three Shelterboxes to be sent to the Caribbean to support the relief effort currently being conducted following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Marie.

A shelterbox is a piece of first response kit used in many many disasters over the last twenty years or so.

Each Box is equipped with vital emergency equipment, including: a ten man tent, a stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water purification equipment, tools and even a few toys for the very young children.

Shelterbox is one of the major Rotary programmes that Barnard Castle Rotary Club supports as part of its International programme.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary can contact Keith Miles, Tel: 01833 637512 or visit the website: Barnardcastlerotary.org.uk


Picture shows an erected tent from a shelterbox.


Barnard Castle Interact Club

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At Teesdale School it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  

The specific activities where the Club has made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and emergency accommodation for homeless young people in the north of England.
  • Raising money for education in India to help convert a building into a school and provide mats and learning materials for the children who sit on the roadside to learn.
  • Raising money to support Rotary"™s international campaign to eradicate polio through the distribution of water filters to villages in the developing world.


Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.

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Barnard Castle School 


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

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Contents of a ShelterBox

Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

 On Friday 19th May The People's Garden was officially opened

Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.


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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


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Meetings and events happening soon

Title:Caribbean Contrasts-Speaker  Colin Duninghan

Tuesday 23rd January 18.30

Title:Caribbean Contrasts-Speaker Colin Duninghan

Colin will aim to demonstrate the significant differences between the widely accepted view of the Caribbean as a sun-drenched paradise and the often hidden reality experienced by those living there.

Tuesday 30th January 19.30

‪Scottish Theme Night by Club Members. Poetry, stories etc.‬

Central America - Speaker Ross Law

Tuesday 6th February 18.45

Central America - Speaker Ross Law

Tuesday 13th February 19.00

Speaker Host Bob Tarn

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ  01833 637002

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