NewsPlease see the Events page for details of all upcoming events.
Bus to Alton Towers It's back! Ashbourne Community Transport are re-introducing their bookable minibus to allow easy access from Alton village to the Towers. See poster for full details and how to book (click for full size).
Burns Night celebration Huge thanks to Jonathan Shepherd and Dee Beattie for the haggis, neeps and tatties, Julian Beattie for the rendition of the Robbie Burns poem, and Hattie Leedham and friend for their beautiful rendition of Scottish folk songs.
New Year's Eve party night
Happy New Year to all our customers, friends and shareholders. We wish you all a good 2017. Super party night. Thanks so much to the Castle singers - superb!!!!
Toddler's Christmas Party
The parents and children from the village group gathered for a mini party with food and games to celebrate their first Christmas.
Queen's Birthday Party
Charity Comedy Night
Damian Kingsley, a professional stand up comic doing a tour of UK, from Landís End to Edinburgh for the homelessness Charity, Shelter. His challenge is to do 120 gigs (one a night) and get to Edinburgh using no money or public transport, while raising money for Shelter, the bad housing and homelessness charity. He had a great night at the White Hart and raised £237.00 for Shelter.
Knit & Stitch
Our regular Wednesday night craft group is back in full swing again. Bring along your choice of craft, enjoy a glass of something and chat about whatever.
With plenty of Scotch Whisky, Haggis, Poetry and Tartan the night was a raging success for all who attended. Even a cheeky caramel milk-stout from Scottish Brewery 'Fallen' for the adventurous drinkers.
Ageing Well Exercise Group
The White Hart has now been chosen as a venue by Age UK, with the backing of Support Staffordshire, to provide the local community with a new seated exercise class starting on Tuesday 19th Jan at 10.30am followed by a social time in the community Coffee Shop. Please Contact Us if you are interested in joining the group, or see the Events page for more details.
New Years Eve - Amazing New Year's Eve at The White Hart the pub at the heart of the community. Thanks to everyone for your help and maxed out effort to make it such a fabulous success.
New Years Eve - Pete Allen our fabulous professional musician all set for NYE at The White Hart at Alton ... the pub at the heart of the community
Live Music Night
Another raucous night with Bear Withers and lots of dancing going on. Photo of Heather - our new Manager - getting into the swing of things!
18th December 15
New Manager - Heather Stanton
Welcome to our new live-in Manager, Heather Stanton, already well known as part of a family in Alton who are both Shareholders and active volunteers. Heather has moved from her home in Wales to join us.
18th December 15
Live Music Night with Dino and Dr Bern
Unfortunately Dr Shevlin had laryngitis on the night but being the trouper that he is he turned up anyway and played the piano for carol singing round the piano. Another great night. He has promised to come back with Dino and play for us soon as originally planned.
17th December 15
Our new 'White Hart' behind the bar.
Remembrance Sunday 2015 (insert small logo picture blue square with poppy on white background)
We have received a thank you letter from Mr David Robins, on behalf of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Mr Robins thanks the Shareholders and staff for making the event held on the morning of Remembrance Sunday such a tremendous success. He says that the hard work that everyone put in to make a success of the event that we organised, is truly appreciated. He wrote that 'The total raised by The White Hart was £161.40, a wonderful effort. Again please accept my sincere thanks for all your efforts and substantial contribution.' Thank you too, to all our customers for your support too and those who contributed to this worthwhile appeal at The White Hart.
16th December 15
Christmas Laugh & Craft Event
A great event was held with a demonstration of making Christmas wreaths and table decorations by Lacey Gunton-Bunn, followed by a fun night as we tried to assemble our own! Some photos on the Alton (Staffs) Facebook group.
13th December 15
Carols Round the Piano
On Sunday evening Rev'd Brian Leathers from Alton St Peter's Church came to play the piano for Christmas carol singing around the piano to help support the White Hart. We had several kind offers of mince pies from volunteers.
9th December 15
Christmas Quiz Night
This Christmas themed (and not easy!) quiz was run by our Chairman, Tom Wilkinson, and held on behalf of Veterans in Action. A good sum of £100 was raised by the raffle.
4th December 15
The White Hart 1st Birthday Party
A great Birthday Party was held to celebrate our 1st year of being a Community Hub and to thank our great volunteers for all their help. A huge buffet was provided (once more provided by our volunteers - brilliant lot!)
A photo of some of our volunteers - courtesy of the Stunner.