The Darby & Joan Club is open to all residents of pensionable age. The Club is very informal and its aims are to promote friendship and social activities. It exists under the umbrella of Age Concern, being founded in the 1960?s and is still as popular as ever. The meetings are held fortnightly at the White Hart Barn at 2.30 p.m. At present the membership is around fifty. Close contact is kept with all members, visits are arranged to those who are unwell, and birthdays are remembered with a card and a small gift.
A typical meeting consists of news followed by a talk or entertainment, given by a visiting speaker or artist, or by an occasional Bingo session. This is invariably followed by a cup of tea, light refreshments, a raffle, and time to socialise.
During the year, members enjoy subsidised coach outings and lunches. There is also a special Christmas meeting and an annual sale in the White Hart Barn [Village Hall] for fund raising purposes.