The Failand Society is a friendly, local society which currently has around 150 members, the majority of whom live in Failand. We meet six times a year in the Village Hall, on a Thursday evening, usually to listen to a speaker for 45 minutes or so, followed by a chance to socialise over cup of tea or coffee, before reconvening for questions. Topics for these talks have been incredibly wide-ranging over the fifty years since the Failand Society was started by a group of young couples in the 1970s. Recent evenings have included hearing the inside story on Clifton Suspension Bridge, an insight into wildlife rescue undertaken by Secret World, and a wine-tasting with the Bristol Wine Merchants, Averys.
Other highlights of the year are a late summer buffet lunch to which children are welcome - in someone’s garden if the weather is kind, or indoors if not - a superb four course dinner, and an organised day trip, in May, to different historic houses not normally open to the public. And for our pre-Christmas meeting this year, we’re having a family friendly Christmas Quiz, with a Ploughman’s supper and a bar.
Amazingly, you can join the Failand society for only £3 a year. This covers all the main Thursday meetings. There are small charges for the buffet lunch, the quiz, the dinner, and the day trip, to cover the expenses involved.
Sunday 28 August - Barbecue
Saturday 24 September - Village Walk
Thursday 20 October - Speaker: Mike Dilger from The One Show
Thursday 17 November - Singer and Speaker: Barry Walsh and his Band
Thursday 15 December - Family friendly Christmas Quiz
Thursday 19 January - Speaker: A Life on the ocean Wave (SS Great Britain)
Thursday 18 February - Speaker: How Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues influenced the American way of life
Thursday 16 March - The Bard of Windmill Hill - entertaining and thought-provoking poetry
Friday 21 April - Annual Dinner
Thursday 11 May - Hidden Histories: Trip to Painswick and Owlpen Manor - including lunch and a cream tea
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This page is edited by Dwara Jepson for the Failand Society.