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whist drive

a social gathering where whist is played; the winners of each hand move to different tables to play the losers of the previous hand
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She worked in a hotel, she was temporarily a postwoman, she raised a family, she always used to organise whist drives in the Cornish village where we lived to raise funds for the troops coming home from the war.
One villager said: "Maybe someone was listening in to whist drives.
They're not prepared to live a demure life in their autumn years, nor do they want to be restricted to meeting men through dating agencies, lonely hearts columns, whist drives or tea dances.
THE annual St Asaph Christmas whist drives will be held in the Talardy Hotel, St Asaph, on Monday, December 18 starting at 7.
The villagers then spent another PS150 on fitting it out, holding sales, whist drives, suppers, jumble sales and dances to raise funds to cover the total cost.
These included dances, whist drives, concerts and film shows, there were two lounges and writing rooms where the men could sit and talk and write letters.
As can be seen from the summary of income and expenditure, money was raised by subscriptions, raffles and whist drives.
It isn't used for whist drives, dances, drama, plays that has all gone," says Mr Pringle.
It believes the hall should be used for whist drives and yoga, not hanky panky and spanking.
They told us all about the social life at Stoneleigh Court and the different parties they have in the communal lounge, along with whist drives and lunches out at local hotels.
Shearings has a four-night whist break in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders, with whist drives every evening.
THERE must be many pensioners who are feeling very lonely and cut-off at this time of the year just after Christmas, but I have to say there are many activities for this group to join in including tea dances, whist drives, quiz nights and bingo to name but a few.