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LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

Most visitors to Caldy probably come to watch the game and enjoy a few beers before heading home. Many won’t realise the efforts made to keep things in good shape at the club.

The Last of the Summer Wine (LOTSW) is a group of very special men who give their time freely each week throughout the entire year, helping to maintain the grounds and pitches of Caldy Rugby Club

This stalwart band of volunteers look after ‘outside’. The work they do includes:

  • marking 3 main and 19 mini pitches (sometimes twice a week)
  • cutting and treating pitches – very busy spring and autumn
  • cutting and splitting logs for the two fires
  • clearing undergrowth and cutting back gorse
  • filling in potholes and rabbit holes
  • mowing and strimming many areas
  • litter picking – including dog fouling and fag ends
  • brushing patio, steps etc
  • looking after garden areas and generally trying to keep the grounds good for all ages to play and watch rugby.

Dickie Smith dishes out the jobs and the lads get stuck in for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. The oldest active member is Steve Hill who, at a sprightly 89 years old, marks the 1st team pitch. You will also find Steve at the score board on 1st XV home games.

We dearly hope that we will not be THE last of The Last of the Summer Wine and that members will continue to join us when retiring or have some free time. You never know, you might enjoy yourself! There’s great camaraderie and endless sporting jargon.