Welcome to the Lions Club of Tavistock
Welcome to the website of the Lions Club of Tavistock, in the heart of the South West of England.
Our club is part of Lions Clubs International (see the 'What's a Lion' page) and our primary aim is to raise and distribute funds within our local area. This website contains lots of information about the club, our activities and also details of forthcoming events and who to contact for further information.
Next Event: Real Ale & Cider Festival
Date: 25-26th May
A Spitfire and Lancaster heading for Tavistock!!
Did you know that in 1943 the Americans invaded Tavistock? Did you know that a future American President came to Tavistock?
We will be staging our World War 2 Real Ale and Cider Festival in Ta
vistock Meadows as part of the town's celebration of the arrival in the town of the US 29th Infantry Division. The festival will form part of a two day event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May organised in conjunction with the WWII Re-enactment Group South West and the Town Council.See a display of military vehicles, demonstrations and living history displays of military life during the second world war.
The Real Ale and Cider Festival will be open from noon until 11pm on the Saturday and noon until 6pm on the Sunday. There will be up to 27 different casked conditioned real ales and a selection of ciders. The Lions have chosen beers with names linked to the celebration so visitors will have the chance to sample beers such as Spitfire from the Shepherd and Neame Brewery, Lancaster Bomber from Thwaites Brewery and Doodle Stout from Bighams Brewery. Here is an updated list of the beers we hope to offer!!
The Lions will also be offering wine and Sally Perkins and the Tavy Club will be selling lager and soft drinks.
On Saturday evening, there will be a 1940's themed dance in the main marquee in the Meado
ws featuring music from the Three Belles, Ricky Hunter and DJ 12 O'Clock high. Entrance tickets for the dance can be purchased on the night but advance tickets are available from Book Stop inTavistock at £6 and dancers are being encouraged to dress up in their glad rags and dance the night away to some wonderful 40's music.
It will be a great couple of days in the town for everyone to celebrate this special anniversary.