PERA holds a number of social events each year. These are occasions when friends and neighbours can get together, often with their families, and enjoy a dinner, party or barbecue. We will be letting you know by leaflet or email full details nearer the time. Meanwhile here are some dos and dates for your diary…


12th Night Party is a friendly farewell!

Depending how you look at it, the annual 12th Night Drinks Party is either the first date on the social calendar, or the last! It takes place every January 5th or 6th (an ecumenical question), either at a resident’s home or the Marchmont Arms. After all that turkey, stuffing and mince pies it’s time to say goodbye to another festive season with a convivial gathering of friends and neighbours.

Details of the next 12th Night drinks party will be posted here later in the year. 


Piccotts End Book ClubRead all about it at the Book Club

The Piccotts End Book Club is now in its 7th year and meets every other month to discuss a book chosen by the host member. It’s very informal and as much a social occasion as a fairly light-hearted discussion group. In other words you don’t have to be a literary genius to take part! It currently has 14 members.

The next Book Club will be on Monday October 14th. Book choice: Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood

If you would like to join in, please email



news_89_1035603911Exercise your democratic rights at the AGM

The AGM is held every spring. Topics include planning the social events calendar and any matters of local concern or interest raised by residents. The next AGM will be held in 2020.



Coat_of_ArmsSpring Brunch at the Marchmont

This is a new event introduced with great success in 2016. Spring is the time of renewal and residents gather for a morning natter about topical matters such as plans for holidays, their garden and broadband speeds.







The Summer Garden Party

The Piccotts End summer garden party has been a village fixture for many years. It always attracts a large number of families and friends but each year depends on the generosity of a resident to make their garden available.


See Gallery for photos of previous garden parties.



The party that goes with a bang!

The PERA fireworks party takes place every November at Marchmont Cottage. Fireworks are provided free of charge by Fantastic Fireworks and the event is supported by an army of volunteers to raise funds for village projects. The 2018 fireworks party drew a large gathering of residents, families and friends. Once again the event was blessed with a dry evening as party-goers tucked into the seasonal fare of soup, hot dogs and pork and apple rolls. The children enjoyed a treasure hunt for sweets  before the main attraction lit up the sky, drawing lots of oohs and aahs. Many thanks to our social secretary Annette Harrison and her husband Paul for doing most of the catering and organising, to Michael Nidd for the pork rolls, to Andrew and Ruth for manning the gate and to everyone else who lent a hand. More photos in the Gallery.


The 2019 fireworks party will take place at Marchmont Cottage on Saturday 16th November. 

events_63_3933768887Under starters orders for the Safari Supper!

It was fashionable back in the 70s and the fashion lives on in 21st century Piccotts End! Our Safari Supper, which is held every other year, is where you move from house to house, enjoying a delicious meal cooked by your host. Part of the fun is that the host doesn’t know who’s coming until they arrive! From starters through main course to dessert residents converge on a final destination where they enjoy discussing their culinary experiences! Feeling peckish? Come along and enjoy this popular date on the social calendar.

The next Safari Supper will be held on Saturday September 28th. If you would like to host a starter or main course, or offer your home as the final rendezvous please email Margaret Stanier



Murals Open Days

The village’s renowned medieval wall paintings, dating back to the 15th century, can be viewed at 132 PE only once year.

The next Open Day will be on September 21st 2019.