Organisations in Longdon Parish

1st Longdon Guides

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Antenatal Yoga

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Gentle yoga exercise, relaxation and breathing techniques to help with pregnancy and labour. Meet other mums-to-be. Come from 14-16 weeks until baby is due, joining at any time.

On Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm

Occasional Partner sessions.

Contact: Val Passey

Telephone: 07737 272085 or 01543 490681

Brownies – 1st Longdon

Brownies meets at Longdon Village Hall from 6pm – 7.30pm every Tuesday during term time.

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Evergreens

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Evergreens

Would you like to meet people on a regular basis? If so why not come and join us.

We meet on a Wednesday afternoon at Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall from 2pm where we have tea, Coffee, bingo, beetle drive etc. all at very reasonable prices with a sales table, and the chance to chat to like minded people.

Outgoings are arranged for several times per year and occasional fish & chip lunch. All monies raised from the sale of beverages, games and sale table go towards reduced fees for outings, cost of hall and coach hire and the lunches. All for only £2.00 per week.

Membership is open to anyone age 50 onwards, just come along to the village hall, the more the merrier.

For further information contact: Mrs B Davis, Tel: 01543 684342

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Evolving from a meeting of eight enthusiastic amateur gardeners in “The Redmore Inn” in March 2007, The Gardening Club has grown steadily in numbers and is now thriving. This friendly Club offers a mixed and varied programme to meet all levels of interest and endeavours to engage Speakers on a wide range of garden-related subjects that our members can relate to from pruning and propagation to ‘sow and grow’ and so much more.

A Newsletter is produced periodically and a Programme Card for the year is available at meetings giving full details of Speakers and their subjects as well as details of the different competitions that are held at each meeting: entry is optional.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday in each month, starting at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall Hall, Buds Road, Cannock Wood. Annual subscription is £10 per person with tea and biscuits provided free of charge at each meeting. Members are also entitled to discounts at some local garden centres/nurseries. Everyone is very welcome to come along and enjoy a sample evening. The cost to non-members is £2 per meeting, including refreshments.

Enquiries to our Secretary: Mrs Maureen Hemmingsley

Hollows Lodge, Commonside, Gentleshaw, Staffordshire WS15 4NG

Telephone: 01543 682525

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society (or CWAGMS as we are known locally) are a busy and active theatre company that has approximately fifty adult members and a junior section of thirty children aged 7-15 years.

We perform two musicals a year at the “Prince of Wales Theatre” Cannock and also presents concerts extensively all over the local area and further afield.

We meet Sunday afternoons at Gentleshaw village hall and Tuesday evenings at Longdon village hall.

For more details see

Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw WI

Logo for Gentleshaw WI

Formed in 1928 and allied to the Staffordshire Federation (SFWI), with Headquarters in Stafford. We are a group of forty and would always welcome new members.

Affiliated to the Rose and Shamrock group, which includes, Longdon, Brereton, Etching Hill, Rugeley and Armitage. We meet on the second Monday of each month in Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Village Hall at 7.30pm, see village hall diary page. Interesting speakers, followed by stimulating debates of local, national and international issues.

For further information or membership please contact Annette Johnson

Telephone: 01543 675801 or via email:

Cannock Wood Cricket Club

Picture of Cannock Wood cricket clubWe are a small village Club in Staffordshire, formed in 1991 by a group of friends in the local pub, to play a few games to bring cricket back to the village. After those fixtures, the Club played its first full season in 1992.

In the tradition of village cricket, the team is selected entirely from local players of all ages and abilities. We aim to give opposing teams a good competitive game with a sporting and friendly atmosphere and one of the best teas in the area!

New players are always welcome and will soon see that whilst we like to win, the priority is to enjoy the game and do our best.

Chairman: Gwyn Samuel

Treasurer: Ben Cowling

Secretary: Chris Spencer

Karate Club

Childrens karate club meets on a Wednesday (6pm – 7pm) and a Thursday (5.30pm – 7pm) at Longdon Village Hall.

Longdon Club and Institute

Formed in 1920, Longdon Club and Institute offers a fully stocked bar, comfortable furnishings and facilities for snooker, pool, and darts. Dominoes is held on Mondays (starting 8.30pm) and Bingo is held on Tuesdays (starting 8pm).

Frequent special events are staged – see notice boards for more information.

New members and Volunteers are always welcome.

Standard Opening Hours: 7pm – 11pm (Monday – Saturday)7.30pm – 11pm (Sunday)

Large private car park (36 cars)

For details, contact Jeff March, Secretary, on 01543 255949

Or see our web ages at

Longdon Cricket Club

Longdon Cricket ClubWelcome to Longdon Cricket Club. We are based just off the A51 between Lichfield and Rugeley at Longdon Green next to the Red Lion pub.

We play friendly fixtures on Saturday from the end of April through to September at home and local teams away.

Every year in July we hold a village cricket tournament which is fun for all the family with food, drink and entertainment available.

>Whether you are a junior looking to play, a parent or a more experienced player or coach wanting to join a new Club, find out all about our great Club – who to contact, our facilities and how to join. Get involved!

All visitors are encouraged to come to our ground to watch traditional village cricket played as it should be.

Club Officials

  • President: David La Trobe
  • Chairman: Richard Davies – 01543 263538
  • Club Captain: Tom Bonsor – 07852 513608
  • Fixture Secretary: Mr Chris Gibbins – 07776 171222

Find out more including fixtures and results on our webpage Longdon play cricket

Longdon Flower Club

Longdon Flower ClubCome and join us on the third Wednesday of every month at the Women’s Institute Hall in Ford Lane, off Brook End, Longdon. We meet at 7.30 pm every month and we are lucky enough to have tuition from Anita Wright of Milford.

You don’t need any special expertise and we do not work to NAFAS standards, we just enjoy ourselves and give pleasure to others with our creations!

If you are interested in joining or just visiting to have a taster, please contact:

Membership secretary and treasurer: Carol Felton, Telephone: 01543 490888.

Longdon Friends of St. Giles Hospice

Longdon Friends of St Giles HospiceThe Friends of St. Giles Hospice was formed over 30 years ago by Lu and Bob Foster to raise funds for this most worthy local charity. Several events are held yearly, which are very popular and well attended.

New members and volunteers are always welcome, the yearly subscription is only £2.50 per single person and £5.00 for a family.

For further details please contact:

  • Chairman: Gladys Crowe 01543 491760
  • Secretary: Angela Rogers 01543 491724

Longdon Model Flying Club

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The Club was founded in April 2001, and affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA), complying with their strict code of conduct, safety being paramount. We currently have about 60 members, with an age range of 7 to 82 years.

The two acre site is level and grassed to a very high standard. The landing strip is cut to a depth of approximately 15mm, with the surrounding area being kept at 45mm in order to slow over run aircraft. We fly both electric and 2/4 stroke engine planes. Maximum noise level is set at 82 decibels. Families are always welcome, but young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. In order to fly unsupervised, a member must obtain the basic ‘A’ certificate of competence and be approved by the committee.

For further information contact:

  • Brian Butler (Chairman) Tel: 01543 493883
  • Roger Adams (Treasurer) Tel: 01543 490610
  • Don More (Secretary)

Alternatively please go to our website:

Longdon Over Sixties Club

Longdon Over SixtiesMeetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities involve general discussions, a guest speaker, and an open forum. Occasional alternatives may be a quiz, or a visit to a local garden. Light snacks and tea is served to all members at each meeting. The venue is either the London Village Hall or the WI Hall Longdon.

Usually two outings are organized each year subject to sufficient support and these are open to all residents aged over 60.

The current annual membership fee is £10 per person which includes the monthly social afternoon.

All parish residents are eligible for membership. For further information please contact:

  • Sue Carter Tel: 07779789590
  • Irene Kemp Tel: 01543 490135

Longdon Show

Longdon Produce and Flower ShowLongdon Show is an annual event which takes place in September, usually on the second Sunday after the school term starts.

There are seven Groups of Classes – Vegetables & Fruit; Pot Plants & Cut Flowers; Floral Art; Baking & Preserves; Children’s Baking; Children & Teenagers; Photography. Anyone living or working in Longdon, or a relative, eg the grandparent of a child who attends the school, is eligible to enter the show. If you attend a club or organisation within the village, or you work in a garden or allotment in the parish, you are also eligible to enter.

Schedules are available in July from the village shop or any committee member, but if you are interested and wish to know more, please contact the Secretary Maggie Derry on 01543 493033.

WI, Longdon

Longdon WILongdon WI was founded in 1922 and therefore celebrated it’s 90th birthday in January 2012. It is part of the Staffordshire Federation, which, in turn is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Longdon is also part of a local group of 6 institutes namely, ‘The Rose and Shamrock Group’. The group meets on two occasions, in the spring and autumn of each year.

Longdon is unique in that it has its own hall in Ford Lane where members meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. The meetings vary with talks, demonstrations, discussions, outings and social events… whatever members request and find interesting and enjoyable.

The meetings offer opportunities to make new friends, work together to support local events and to have a corporate voice to influence local and national issues.

For information with regard to membership please contact President Mrs Janet Drinkwater on 01889 584119. The Treasurer is Mrs Wendy Neary: 01543 493623

For hiring the hall please contact the bookings secretary Mrs Margaret Woollard on 01543 490389. See further details about the WI Hall.

Yoga and Exercise

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Contact: Val Passey

Telephone: 07737 272085 or 01543 490681