April 2023

Here is a round-up of the events at The Swan during April, 2023.

Easter Weekend

Saturday saw an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the pub. On Sunday there was Easter Bonnet making with Louise Birch, one of the volunteers.

A busy engineering stable with kids making bonnets. Louise demonstrating how to wear a bonnet.
A youngster doing the Easter Egg Hunt.

The nice weather brought out young and old. The young preferring the table tennis and bonnet making activities, the older ones enjoying the music provided by James Brown. And the bar under the covered area was open too showing off its new design.

A packed Courtyard due to the sun and music.
Our singer and guitarist - James Brown - in the covered area.
Kids in The Courtyard playing table tennis.
The bar under the covered area in The Courtyard.

12th April - Quiz Night

Well that was one helluva quiz with a three-way tie between JMC, the Desperados and Windsor Accord. To separate them, the tie-break was from the top drawer of intellectually challenging questions: how many glasses had the bar staff broken since a specific date. JMC came out winners and got the £25 bar tab.

Representatives of the three teams being asked the thought provoking tie-break question.
All looking nervous about the tie-break question to come.
The winners (minus one) with the quiz master and a friend of the swan who was helping out.

The raffle was won by Nigel who won the cash jackpot - unfortunately it was only £10 this week having been won the last time out. As Quiz Lord Martin was on holiday, Micky stepped in as Quiz Master.

Nigel with his certificate and tenner.
Micky in full flow with more questions.

20th April - Bingo Night

We saw the Coach House packed for another feast of Bingo. Under the watchful eye of Richard Allen there were many winners, too many to list here but a special shout out to Mary who won the line jackpot in The Big Cash Game. But there is a wee picture with all the winners listed - you know who you are!

People concentrating on their cards.
Eyes Down!
In total control - no fear in those eyes.
Richard explaining the rules.
Our Bingo Caller laughing his head off.
Aidan celebrating winning the big cash game.
People celebrating.
Richard and Aidan reviewing the calls.
Group of ladies enjoying themselves.
A very full Coach House full of players.
List of winners.

26th April - Quiz Night

Another busy night in the pub and The Coach House saw Josh winning the lucky dip and getting a packet of crisps (so the cash prize rolls over to next time). And in The Coach House, The Quinns won the overall Quiz. Last time they won was way back in January 2022 bu before that they quite regular at winning. No play-off this week which saved everybody's heart!

The winners - The Quinns in The Coach House.
Josh, winner of the lucky draw.

28th April - Coffee Morning

Last Friday of the month and we have a coffee morning. This time it was in aid of Swan Support who really need our support after an oil spill in a pond threatened 20 odd Swans. The community raised £272.54 which we will ensure gets to them ASAP. A huge thanks to the bakers, customers, staff and volunteers for their support.

The cake table with some scrummy cakes and brownies and ....
Diana, one of our regulars, with King Charles III
Table of ladies enjoying the coffeee morning.
Micky and wee one bind the bar, seems King Charless III is serving.

29th April - Cycle Hub

Spring arrived today for an amazing Windsor Cycle Hub 5th Saturday meeting at The Swan. We did 1-to-1 bike care training, registered loads of bikes (with locking tips too), had a visitor on a Penny Farthing, saw a beautiful old Saracen and did an eBike tryout with Hurrecane. A jam packed day, see for yourself!

Bike up on a stand being worked on by a volunteer. Another customer for the Bike Kitchen.
The Penny Farthing painted in vibrant green. Row of bikes with chunky tyres.
Volunteers working on a bike. Two ladies looking over one of the new bikes.
Group of happy volunteers in the sunshine. A volunteer giving some maintenance tips to a lady.

Did you know it is our 2nd birthday on the 31st May? Watch out for news of some special activities during the month.

Events in March, 2023 Events in May, 2023