Stamford Burghley


About the Club:

The Club received its Charter in 1990.

On the outskirts of Stamford stands Burghley House which was built for William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley and Lord Treasurer for Elizabeth I.  The extensive deer park in which the House stands was designed by Capability Brown and accommodates the Burghley Horse Trials every September.

Club Meeting Date: On the third Thursday of each month  

Club Meeting Time: 7pm


Club Meeting Place: 

The William Cecil Hotel. Stamford

Number of Members: 33


Club Officers  2017-18

Presidents: Bridget Everitt

                 Trish Hastings

                 Zanny Palmer

Vice President: Ronnie Iveson

Secretary: Sue Webster (Sheila Mayman)

Treasurer: Anne Harwood (Jenny Tily)

International: Maggie Hill

Correspondent/Webmaster: Zanny Palmer

Pastoral: Bridget Everitt

Health and Safety: Trish Hastings

Committee Members: Ronnie Iveson

                                Gisela Lay

                                Sheila Mayman


Apologies for meetings to Zanny Palmer.



Joint Presidents Bridget Everitt, Trish Hastings and Zanny Palmer


Future Club Meetings and Events - 2017-2018

Thursday 19 April - "The best Job ever!" with speaker Dame Mary Tanner.

Thursday 10 May, 2pm-4.30pm - International Fundraising Event - "Tea and Cake" and nice things to buy at Tinwell Village Hall, PE9 3UF. In aid of The Kaloko Trust for our ongoing funding of a class in Luansobe Upper Basic School in Ndola, Zambia. 

Phoenix cards, Gifts by Cherish-her, Handbags, Bric a Brac, Jewellery and Scarves, Plant stall, Homemade cake stall and Raffle. Tickets £4 from Maggie Hill: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the door.

Thursday 17 May - Speaker from the Kaloko Trust

Friday 18 May - Market Stall

Thursday 21 June - AGM and Handover Meeting


2nd Mondays each month - Bridge Evenings at Member's house - 7pm. Next one on Monday 9 April at Jenny's.

1st Monday of the month - Coffee and chat at Stamford Garden Centre - 10.30am. Next on Monday 9 April.   

Past Events 

Thursday 15 June. AGM and Handover Meeting.


                    Cheers to Immediate Past President Helen Barker!

Anne Harrison-Smith handed over the chain of office to Trish Hastings who chaired the meeting. She is Joint President this year with Bridget Everitt and Zanny Palmer.



Thursday 13 July  - A small group of us enjoyed a most entertaining and informative Georgian Walk in Stamford Town centre with guide Jill Collinge , followed by meal at Prezzos.


Thursday 17 August - Summer Party at Zanny's house.

Hosted by Joint Presidents Bridget, Trish and Zanny. 


 Blessed with beautiful late summer evening


 Enjoying the catch up with good friends

 And excellent food eaten in the garden.


Thursday 21 September - We had guests from the Evergreen Care Trust who updated us on all the amazing work that they now do in our local area. This will be our main charity this year. After the meal we had a Business Meeting chaired by Trish.

Thursday 19 October - Talk on Medical Detection Dogs. Claire Farrar came to talk to us, bringing her daughter's dog Shirley. Her daughter is a very unstable Type 1 Diabetic and Shirley has completely changed their lives - she can detect low or raised blood sugars 20 minutes prior to going into a coma. It really was a very good insight into how important these trained dogs are. She was given a donation towards the Charity.


          Joint President Bridget Everitt with Claire and Shirley


Thursday 16 November - Joint Meeting with husbands, Rotary and wives. Speaker John Dawson on "My Life as a Jeweller". 



    Joint President Trish Hastings with John Dawson.            

John gave us a most interesting talk about how he started working from a shed in his garden to the present day where he owns the prestigious Jewellers Dawson of Stamford. He was obviously very passionate about his work. He was presented with a donation to give to his chosen Charity "Children in Need". An enjoyable meal and a good time was had by all.

Thursday 14 December. We had a Christmas Party at the William Cecil. A most enjoyable evening of shared festive entertainment and even some singing! Prior to the meal our new member Ursula Jones was inducted and welcomed into the Club.


                  New member Ursula Jones with Joint President Zanny Palmer




Thursday 18 January - Visit of District Chairman Jean Callaghan and District 1st Vice Chairman Barbara Rogers with speaker Viv Mitchell on "The Stamford Almshouses".


     Joint President Zanny Palmer with District Chairman Jean Callaghan

District Chairman Jean addressed the Club before the meeting and stated what a privilege it was to have the opportunity as Chairman to visit Clubs and learn of the good work and friendships that were common place. She was presented with a cheque for her charity DEBRA. 

Viv gave a very interesting talk on the five Almshouse in and around Stamford and ably addressed questions addressed to her by the members. She was presented with a cheque for the Almshouses.


Friday 2 February - Fundraising Bridge Day at Barnack Village Hall. 


                                An opportunity to play good Bridge


                                     Enjoy a wonderful Cold Buffet Lunch 

           Perhaps a drink served by all the Presidents' Men

 A team effort with a lot of hard  work, but plenty of fellowship and fun      


                       With prizes for the winners
                          Director Tony Ross with the winners Pam Mumford and Jean Fortescue

A very enjoyable day raising a lot of money for The Evergreen Care Trust.


Thursday 15 February - Talk by Lama Nusair-Palmer on "What is Islam?". A most informative and extremely interesting talk, setting us straight on a lot of issues and misconceptions that are generally held in the UK. She reminded us that Christians, Jews and Muslims all believe in the same God and are very similar. Much of the differences in interpretation of Islam are Cultural and dependent on location in the world. Lama was presented with a cheque for Questscope - a charity that supports Syrian refugees in Jordan.

 Thursday 15 March - "Dogs' and Cats' Dinners - what fun!". Talk by Colin Ashpole. A very lighthearted look at ex Rotarian Colin's time with Mars, working on Pedigree Petfoods. He was give a donation for his chosen charity. 


                          Joint President Bridget with Colin Ashpole


2016 - 2017

Thursday 10 November.

Coffee Morning at Tinwell Village Hall

                  Tea and Coffee with lots of cakes!

                            Bric a Brac

                    Jewellery and Scarves

                   Fellowship and Fun

Over £700 was raised for our Inner Wheel Charities this year - Nene Valley Trust, Kaloko Trust and Mencap.


Tuesday 10 January - Inner Wheel Day

Marked by a joint "Step and Smile" walk with I/W Club of Stamford in Burghley Park.


      Followed by Coffee at the William Cecil Hotel.



Thursday 16 February - Our second lunchtime meeting where we were joined by Rotarian Dr Martin Barker. He gave us a great insight into medicine in the late 1950s and early 1960s when he started his medical career.


We were also very pleased to welcome new member Viv Salmon into the Club!


Joint President Maggi Kinch welcomes Viv Salmon.


Thursday 16 March - The speaker for our large open meeting was Adam Frost, well know for his gold medal-winning Chelsea gardens and his appearances on BBC television. He entertained us with the story of his rise from cheeky lad to where he is now and also where he finds his inspiration for his creations.  


            Adam Frost with Joint President Helen Barker





Thursday 20 April

A rather sober meeting after some very tragic events in the Club this week.

Our speakers were Rachael Scott, Mencap Project Manager for South Lincs, and Lorraine, a World Challenge competitor who gave a stimulating presentation on how the Challenge encourages Mencap members to exercise.

We presented them with a cheque for £500  and Dr Martin Barker gave them another one for £5,000.


Farewell and thank you to President Helen Barker as she moves to Beccles. We all wish her and Martin many years of good health and happiness there.


 Thursday 18 May - Day trip to Leicester to visit the Richard 111 Exhibition and the Cathedral. A most enjoyable day for the eight members and two friends who went to Leicester by train and some by cars. They found the Richard 111 museum fascinating and most informative. His burial site in the Cathedral was very moving in it's simplicity.


"The David School" in Sierra Leonne

Through local Rotarian David Wallwork we have a connection to The David School in Sierra Leonne.

We filled 40 bags with small items to bring joy to the women there. They were safely delivered and given to mothers of achieving pupils in the school.


Many bras were also sent

Also school uniforms with red tops required.

Contact Jan Mayling. 



June 2015 - 25 years of Stamford Burghley!

We were joined by some old friends, some who were founder members to celebrate our 25th Anniversary of the Club.

After the official meeting we all celebrated our 25 years of fellowship as members of Stamford Burghley. Thanks to modern technology, via Face Time, our Founder President Mary Anderton spoke to us from Spain!  


                   We had a wonderful cake and balloons!


                    Founder Members 

Kathy's archives going back the whole time were amazing!

During the course of the evening several members entertained us. Trish Pook read a very amusing poem and Mima MacKellar reminisced on her time as President. Helen Barker read amazing verse that she had written incorporating every member of the Club! 

                    Some Founder members

                    Some of the past Presidents!







2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Stamford Burghley.