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Coronavirus reponse and bonfire update for 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Twyford & District Round Table continue to meet (virtually) twice a month via zoom. Recent activities include virtual pub quiz, virual horse racing, murder mystery evening, and an abbreviated AGM. We actually continue to grow in numbers with three new members joining us in May!

Given the government advice on large gatherings and the considerable upfront time required for logistics, we have taken the difficult choice to postpone the bonfire event planned for October 2020. The bonfire event has been running for over 40 years and is one of our key fundraising activities. We are actively considering an alternative community event (possibly online) for raising money to support local charities in 2020. Further updates will follow.

We still plan to bring the Santa Sleigh out this Christmas, however it is likely we will need to adapt how we do this to continue to abide with social distancing advice.

Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic we may need to re-evaluate our plans as necessary.

Human Table Football at SportsAble

An excellent evening in beautiful sunshine playing a Human Table football  tournament against other Tables in our area and also Tablers from around the country.

The event was organised by Maidenhead Round Table and brilliantly hosted for us by SportsAble in Maidenhead, a charity “dedicated to the promotion of awareness of disability through sport and recreational activity“. Thanks to both.

The evening finished with a lovely curry banquet for all.

Twyford, as last year’s overall victors, were disappointed not to reach the knockout stages this year.

Bonfire pictures 2013


We’re very proud that a few blokes can put on one of Twyford’s biggest annual community events in our spare time. We  have a lot of fun building our bonfire every year on the last Friday of October. Tablers pull together to pile palettes, topping them off with the garden waste of the great and the good of Twyford. Always lots of hard work (which some of us are more used to than others) and a lot of laughing. Saturday is spent fetching and erecting the fireworks and tents, selling tickets and preparing all the catering. Again it’s alot of work but, if the weather is good, we make some serious money for local good causes, this year approximately £9000

If you’re interested in helping out next year, please get in touch to find out about joining us.

Well done to James for the overall organisation of a successful event this year.

The Twyford Advertiser were there on the night and also have some great pictures of the from the event’
















Chairman’s Charity for 2011 / 2012

One of the privileges of being Chairman for the year is being able to choose a personal charity to donate too. I nominated the “Duchess of Kent House Charity” as my Chairmans Charity for the year.

The Duchess of Kent House Charity is our local Hospice Charity based in Reading providing Family and Bereavement support for local patents with life-shortening diseases.

It was my pleasure to present George Solly, Director of Fund-raising a cheque for £3750.

for further information please visit their website –

Adrian Keward

Immediate Past Chairman

Twyford Round Table