Category Archives: Events

Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19


Thalia Cooper, Kiah Cooper, Sophie Strong, Leona Adams, Jake Duckett

Last week the Devizes Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2018-19 took part at the fabulous Farm Cookery School near Bromham.

Below are some ‘photos from the event.



There were four contestants from Lavington School – Sophie Strong, Jacob Duckett, Thalia Cooper and Leona Adams, plus one – Kiah Cooper – from Dauntsey’s.



Theresa Connelly, Giovanni Canpanella, Gretchen Winter, Colin Lugg




Many congratulations to all the contestants who did superbly well to maintain a very high standard throughout the competition. However in the end there could be only one winner, and that  was Sophie Strong, who will now be invited to represent the Devizes Area in the District Competition which will take place early in the New Year.

Rotary SuperChoir Trophies

Below are photos taken when Geoff and Carole visited four of the schools that took part in this summer’s Devizes Rotary SuperChoir.

Geoff is shown handing over the commemorative trophies, and thanks to Carole for taking the photos 🙂

Chirton C of E Primary


Wansdyke School


The Trinity Primary School


Urchfont Primary School

Paella Party for Imagine Cruising

On Saturday 11th August we held a Paella Party for some employees of Imagine Cruising plus their family and friends.

The party was one of the two which were won in an auction held at The Springfields Academy where all proceeds were donated to the school.

All was going well in preparation for the event when we met up at Colin’s lockup in Bromham to load up the cars. However things became somewhat fraught when we realised that the address we’d been given was not recognised by our satnav devices as the house was a new one at the Tadpole Garden Village near Swindon.

This was further complicated by the fact that we didn’t have a telephone number for the contact person!

Nevertheless, we did manage to get there in the end (although not before some references to “it’s a bit like being part of Dad’s Army!” had been made) and, under the expert guidance of head chef Colin, we were again able to put on a great meal which was very much appreciated by all involved.

Thanks to the Imagine Cruising folks for their hospitality, and also to my granddaughter Molly for keeping us older blokes in order!


Rotary SuperChoir 2018

Another fantastic Devizes Rotary SuperChoir event took place at Dauntsey’s School on 11th July. It was the fourth annual event since SuperChoir was launched by composer and musician Simon May, and this year 150 children from 6 local primary schools took part. A selection of ‘photos from the event are shown below.

Before the Performance


During the Performance

Devizes Beer Festival 2018

Back in July the sun shone brightly on the crowds that assembled at the Devizes Wharf for the 19th Devizes Beer Festival, and Devizes Rotary were there once again to serve up some fantastic food to the visitors.

Below are a selection of ‘photos from the event.


Set-up and Queuing

The Workers

The Crowds

Thanks from Canon’s House