Social Events

Reports of previous events can be found lower down this page

Forthcoming Events

FIRE & RESCUE CAROL SERVICE – Thursday 13th December 2018 

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will hold a carol service on 13th December 2018 at 7.00pm at St Andrew’s Methodist/URC Church, Long Street, Devizes. All are invited to attend with family and friends.

The WRFA is invited to provide two members to read from the Bible at the service. Volunteers are asked to contact JOHN CRAIG on 01380 726343 in the first instance.


Christmas Lunch at The Bear Hotel, Devizes – Saturday 15th December 2018

We are returning to this popular venue for our Christmas event.  This will be a three-course lunch for 1.00pm.  Bar opens at noon.

This event is now fully booked.


Proposed Future Events

We are always looking for new events and venues and would be pleased to receive ideas from our members.  The programme will from time to time include events that are run by other organisations to which we have been invited.  Limited notice may be given for some of these and members are asked to regularly monitor this page.

Recent Events

Lunch at The Bell House Hotel, Sutton Benger – Sunday 25th February 2018

The lunch organised by the WRFA at the Bell House Hotel, Sutton Benger on 25th February, 2018 was a great success. Forty eight members and guests were squeezed into the dining room making the event a sell out.

The quality of the meal was outstanding with portions served being rated as very generous and excellent value for money. The occasion was used to present BFSA Long Service Medals to Gayle Morris and Julie Matthews.




WRFA SKITTLES CHAMPION – Lunch and Skittles at The Rose & Crown, Lea – Saturday 18th August 2018

On Saturday 18th August our Association held a SKITTLES TOURNAMENT preceded by lunch at THE ROSE & CROWN, LEA.

The event was thoroughly enjoyed by those attending and the skittles tournament gave SUE PRATT the chance to show her skill.  Sue is the WRFA SKITTLES CHAMPION for 2018.

The occasion was so enjoyable and successful that it will be programmed to become an annual event.



Lunch at The Wig & Quill, Salisbury – Friday 12th October 2018

Our lunch at the Wig & Quill Pub in the centre of Salisbury on 12th October 2018 proved to be very enjoyable and remarkable value for money, with a three course lunch costing only £12.00.  The 30 places made available to us were all booked.  The stormy and blustery weather kept no one away with some members travelling from as far away as Malmesbury, Poole and Ramsbury.  It felt good to be giving some support to the City of Salisbury as it recovers from a very difficult year.





WRFA REMEMBRANCE EVENT at Devizes Town Hall – Saturday 10th November 2018

Our Association again held its annual REMEMBRANCE EVENT at Devizes Town Hall. It took place on 10th November 2018 and after a delicious two-course dinner the 43 people attending were treated to a concert by DEVIZES TOWN BAND that featured music and songs appropriate for the centenary of the Armistice of November 1918 that brought to an end World War One.

A special feature followed the band concert when the guest of John and Margaret Craig, Jen Warren, read a moving poem about the Battle of The Somme that was written by a nurse working at a field hospital there. Jen dressed in the uniform that would have been worn by a nurse of that era.

The ACT OF REMEMBRANCE was conducted by WRFA member, Revd Canon Henry Pearson and it concluded with Last Post, two minutes silence and Reveille.

A retiring collection raised £66.00 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal,