Annual Dinner

This years annual dinner is to be held again at Dahlia's Kitchen, The Garden Place, Cropper Road, Blackpool FY4 5LB on Saturday 10th November. (6.45 for 7.15).

We need to give numbers attending and menu choices to Dahlias in advance so we would be grateful if you could let Cyd or Jan know:

  • If you will be attending.
  • If you will be bringing a guest(s).
  • Your menu choices. Download Menu.
  • Of any allergies or dietary requirements.
We are pleased to announce that we have engaged at great expense??? our very own fabulous croquet club quartet, 'Primary Colours' to entertain you.
The cost will be £21 and we need to collect this in advance before 19th October.

Please make cheques payable to Fylde Croquet Club, or by bank transfer to Fylde Croquet Club advising Peter by email at the same time, Account number 82984714, sort code 09-01-28.

We will be holding a raffle again this year so would appreciate it if you could possibly donate a raffle prize.

Posted by Cyd and Jan

Christmas Social

Starting at 13:00 a tour of Lytham Hall guided for us by a friend of FCC, Denise Hadley. The Hall will be resplendantly decked out when we visit. We will follow that with afternoon tea in the Gold Room. The cost will be £15.00 per person. Details to follow.

17th December 2018

Fat Cat Fun Day

Have you got what it takes to win the Fat Cat Fun Day Trophy and enter the hall of fame? The devious puzzels and challenges will be set by J&C. A nominal contribution to FCC funds + a Jacobs Join food contribution will be your entry fee. At Glengarry. More details to follow, but contact Jan and Cyd for encouragement.

27th January 2019


Fun day

A Jacobs join Sunday afternoon with some mental, physical and mystery games to keep us occupied on a rainy day. Cryptic Drinks, Picture Quiz Fruits, Monuments and British Actors, Crackerjack, The much loved reverse raffle and Malteezers a go-go.

A popular winner, Liz, joins the elite Fun Day Fat Cats.

Thanks to all who supported the event with donations and amazing raffle prizes, as well as Jan & Cyd for their organisation and encouragement.

21st January 2018

Shovels lunch

A get together at this sports bar. A modist attendance sampling the Christmas menu which was rather good.

9th December 2017

Annual Dinner

Once again at Dahlias Kitchen, where they looked after our foibles and forty six covers very well as usual.

Those winning external tournaments were represented with their trophies followed by presentations to our internal tournament winners.

L to R, Martin Bradshaw (Chairman), Sue Ellsmore, Liz Wilson, Jan Smith, Andy Brandwood, John Cutler.

We then had some live music from 'Triple Peel' our club's band. Using various specialised Ukuleles they started with a composition celebrating the achievements of our retiring Chairman. Was that a tear in his eye during the verse with Longman wins in it? They followed it with some Alabama Blues.

L to R, Martin Bradshaw and Triple Peel, Cath Morton Ian Theakstone and Alan Morton.

Our guests and members were most generous in donating raffle prizes and we raised just over £400 for club funds overall on the evening. That is a lot of mowing money! Thank you all for attending.

Remembrance Sunday 2017


Raising £40 and providing the participants with some Christmas cards, this was a great event. The sounds of laughter and enjoyment filled Glengarry.

Thanks to all who attended and Jan & Cyd for bringing the glitter and everything else!.

4th October 2017

Salters Wharf Carvery

A big turn out for the meal and the preceeding putting or pitch and put. The greens and course at St Annes are very well maintained right now.

10th July 2017

Art and Social Afternoon

Ten took part this year themed playing with Water Colours, run by Betty.

East Beach was bathed in Wintery Sunshine for the first task of looking through the window.

Sunday 5th February 2017

Fun day

On 15th January at East Beach.

Holidays and illness prevented some from attending but an amazing jacobs join materialised from the fifteen that came on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Betty won the six round challenge: Spot the Choc, Aches and Pains, Masked Celebs, Album Covers, Bouncy Balls and Float the Boat.

Liz presents Betty with the Funday Cup.

To play those we split into teams, but came together to eat lunch. That was followed by a very entertaining reverse raffle. Everyone was given 5 tickets and the first six tickets won the pick of six prizes. But the ticket picking continued to the last ticket from the hat. If you number came out you could steal any prize from someone. It was great fun.

January 2017

Annual dinner

We revisited Dahlias Kitchen as everyone enjoyed it last year and they looked after us very well again. They accommodated our table plans and seat swapping easily. New members were introduced and visitors from other clubs thanked for their support.

Tournament winners were presented with their prizes and a special moment at the end was for Philip and his CA Diploma.

Jan and Cyd arranged the evening and their hard work sold thirty nine tickets. The club is indebted to everyone bringing a raffle prize which raised over a months mowing costs.

The Golf team made the difference to the Festival results.

Saturday November 12th

Fun day

Twenty five attended at East Beach for the fun day organised by Cyd and Jan and this raised club funds ready for the new year ahead. The Gods looked favourably on our guest Stewart and guided him to a fine victory picking his way through Picture Quiz, Spot the Lyrics, Malteezer Shuffle and in the Origami Frog Long Jump his was the winning jump by a very long way. The trophy was presented by the Chairman.

Sunday 17th January 2016


Flood warnings, blowing a gale but everyone made it.

Saturday 28th November 2014

Annual Dinner 2015

Dahlias, situated within 'The Garden Place' garden centre on Cropper Road was an inspired venue for us. The staff looked after us and our seat swapping without batting an eyelid. And we were given a great selection of food to choose from. That turned out to be delicious. A word from our Chairman, prize giving and a very well supported raffle followed the meal.

All the winners

Table D won the table top treasure hunt, finding everything required: A small white pebble : A packet with the letter “ART” on it : A blade of grass : A picture of a strawberry – not on a phone! : A Booths Loyalty Card : A picture of a humming bird : A relief picture of Isambard Kingdom Brunel : A pair of scissors or tweezers : Some acetylsalycilic acid

Click here for a gallery

Saturday 7th November

drums and croquet

A brilliant social event! Worldwise Samba Drummers proved to be quick learners around the courts.

We had a four round GC tournament followed by a recital of some of their music. This also entertained the Tennis players who were out in force too. Then FCC took over the drumming and we were good too, but not as good.

Pie and peas followed while we watched the final. This was something different, organised by Betty who plays in both camps.

22nd July 2015

Summer Barbeque

Ian allowed us the use of his garden, BYOB and As in previous years you needed to bring your own stuff to cook on the barbi, your drinks, and something for the Jacobs join and also a donation to club funds.

Friday 19th June

Pre Season Get together Meal

A change of venue for us this time, we went to San Marcos, which is on Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 at the junction with Highfield Road. They loked after us very well and we raised a gentle 60.00 in the process.

Tuesday 23rd March


Jayne won the event with for wins out of five. Philip and Christine were second.

Games this year: match the Olympic venue to the event, Christmas song lyrics, picture round, spot the logo and the spaghetti marshmallow tower contest.

Over one hundred pounds raised for the club.

18th January 2015

Annual Dinner 2014

We returned to Green Drive Golf Club.

The food was excellent and plentiful. New Social Secretaries Jan and Cyd made a great job of it (ensuring they will be well supported when it comes to election time at the AGM) and everyone had a wonderful time. Over 70 pounds was made for club funds despite fewer attendees this year. The usual seat swapping ensured everyone had the opportunity for plenty of socialising. Picture shows (from the left) Internal competition winners Terry (Cyd accepted in his absence) Jan, Lee (accepting an external tournament trophy) Sue and Nathan (who won a handful!)

Posted by Liz, 8th November 2014


What do you get when you mix a dozen club members & friends, lots of glitter, card & some glue? A mess? Wrong! Thanks to the expert leadership & patience of our Crafty Social Secretaries, Jan & Cyd we all produced some lovely Xmas cards & had a go at some other "crafty" ideas. Didn't realise you could turn an old paperback into a hedgehog did you - well now we can show you how it's done! Scones & cake were consumed & a great time was had by all ( though perhaps not by Liz who is no doubt still hoovering up the glitter from the new carpet! ). Thanks again for a fun afternoon Jan & Cyd - we look forward to a repeat some time. Fifty pounds made for club funds.

Posted by Denise, October 2014


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