James Marks – Chairman

James Marks

Hi, I have been a member of Round Table for many years.  I have been involved in organizing the fireworks display and Aylsham’s legendary Beer festival. I currently hold the post of Chairman so if you fancy joining a group where I guarantee you will have a great laugh and also give a bit back to the community then please contact us you won’t be disappointed.

James “Big Head” Marks

Steven Gibbs – Vice Chairman & Treasurer

Hi, I have been a member of Round Table for a few years.  I currently hold the post of Vice-Chairman so like to hold the table to account and ensure that he is doing all the necessary things for our table to be a successful outfit. For those who are interested in joining but hesitant then I have been in that boat and can honestly say it is one of the most rewarding things I have done with my life. I’ve had some amazing experiences at home and abroad and met some fantastic people I’d have otherwise never have crossed. Counting table money and ensuring it gets back to the local community is one of my favourite pastimes…

Steven “Gibbo” Gibbs

Paul Wright – Secretary

I was born into Round Table and have loved every minute of it and I have meet some of my closet friends in this organisation and for that I am grateful. I joined Round Table as I saw my father have many happy years doing things that you wouldn’t normally do.  Some of the things I have enjoyed are Dragon Boat Racing, Raft Races and a lot of Brewery tours. I travel around with my job a lot and I know where ever I am in the country then due to the Table network I can pick up a phone and have a great night out with good bunch of blokes. All it leaves me to say is GO ON GIVE IT AGO YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul “Wrighty” Wright

Lee Curson – CLSO & Beer Master

I’m Lee and I joined in November 2014 and love being in Round Table and the friendship it brings. I had a great start as my first event was lighting fireworks in front of 2500 people raising thousands of pounds for charity in the community in which I live. I am lucky enough that I am the regular beer master extraordinaire for the Annual Aylsham Beer Festival and also given my seal of approval to many breweries we have visited over the years! My highlight was the table foreign trip to Munich Beer Festival – it has to be seen to be believed!

Lee “Big Daddy” Curson

Chris Clarke – Tabler

Hi I’m Chris and I am another second generation tabler following the sizable foot steps of my father. I joined in April 2015 and my first event was serving beer at our charity beer festival! The great thing about Round Table is the onus on togetherness and the events not just for the lads but also for the family. Living in Aylsham I enjoy being able to return something back to the community in which I live and also attend most of the local events. I am known to frequent the golden M after many events even if it is a second meal and means I walk in wearing black tie!

Chris “Burger Fiend” Clarke

Tom McDonald – Tabler

Hello, I’m Tom and have only recently joined Round Table. Being in Round Table has been great for me and my personal development. The lads have really broadened my horizons with some of the events I’ve attended and going on the foreign trip was superb! My table career didn’t start well when I accidentally kidnapped another member’s cat (it got in my car and I was almost in Norwich before I realised!). I love a laugh and can usually be found in the centre of the fun. If anyone wants to know why my nickname is “PB” will need to come along to a meeting to find out…

Tom “PB” McDonald

Chris Earll – Tabler (On a sabbatical)

Good day, I’m Chris and I’m currently on a sabbatical from the Round Table. I’m pretty good at darts so I am chasing my dream to go pro and get to the PDC. Round Table has been very good to me over the years with the lads sponsoring my darts and I have some great mates in table. I still love to attend table events when I can and having a laugh with the boys usually at their expense. I love a foreign trip and one of my greatest memories is white water rafting in Bratislava (I thought I was going to die). I can often be heard on video calls to my family shouting “Little Jackie Woo Woo…”.

Chris “The Pearl” Earll

Paul East – President

I joined Aylsham Round Table in 1993 and have held several posts over the years. To be honest, if you cut me in half you’ll find Round Table written through me like a stick of rock. I am currently passing my years of wisdom to the Table and nurturing the younger members. I have met some really great people through the organisation and the events have been spectacular a full of fellowship. All members enjoy every event throughout the year, however the annual foreign trip are fabulously special. You would not believe the fun we have, the things we see and do, or the people we meet, oh and the beer is pretty good as well. Anyone thinking of joining please contact any of the members, we are happy to chat about Aylsham and District Round Table 784, what we do, the fellowship, and the fun we have.

Paul “El Presidente / Easto” East

Kelly Clarke – Immediate Past President

Hi my name is Kelly Clark and I have been associated with Round Table since it was formed in 1927. I have held a multitude of roles within Round Table and have been associated with both Aylsham and North Walsham Round Table. My proudest moment has been serving as President when my son Chris was Chairman.

Kelly Clarke

Graham Fryer – Honorary Member

Graham Fryer

Hi, my name is Graham Fryer and I have been in Aylsham Round Table a long time. In that time I have been on a few fantastic foreign trips as well as attending many memorable events throughout the years. These include brewery tours, trips to the Houses of Parliament, family camping weekends to name but a few. The fellowship between all the guys is great. There is no pressure to attend all the events which are organised but as the saying goes ‘the
more you put in, the more you get out’. I can thoroughly recommend Round Table as an organisation to join. My best advice is to come along to a few events and see if it is something you would want to do. There is no pressure to join and we are pleased to see guests and friends at any event.

Graham “Brian” Fryer

Dave West – Honorary Member

Hi, I’m Dave and although not logistically close to the table as Easty’s cousin I have attended many events and trips over the years. I can often be found with on a foreign trip nursing a bottle of red wine and generally being the mastermind behind some of the “fun”. The lads who I have met over the years have been great and I never feel like a outsider. Over the years I have watched how it has helped my cousin and many others develop as more rounded individuals…lol.

Dave “Westy” West

Steve Haynes – Friend of Aylsham Round Table

Steve Haynes (1)

Hi my name is Steve Haynes and I am this years President – I have been a past member and Chairman of Aylsham Round Table.

Steve Haynes

Andy Bird – Friend of Aylsham Round Table

Andy Bird

Hi, my name is Andy.

I was in in table for nearly 15 years and held every post possible in that time.
I have visited a number of places I would not normally have been, I’ve meet some amazing people and made life long friends through table. My family also enjoy table with the family events that we organise from camping to BBQ’s and ladies nights. We have great fun raising funds for local charities and schools including our great beer festival.

If you can help us or want to come along to one of our events then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of us.

Andy Bird

Richard Codling – Friend of Aylsham Round Table


Hello there you lovely people,

I have been tabling with this group for over twenty years and held all the posts during this time. Being a member of this club is an honour and I have made life long lasting friendships of all the folk who I’ve had the pleasure to meet.

Water Skiing, kayaking, camping, brewery visits, 11 a side football, cricket, salsa dancing are just some of the exciting activities that I have had the privilege to take part in.

I love helping the Aylsham community by donating my time and effort in assisting the round table when we put on our two major fund raising events; Bonfire night and the Easter beer festival. This is true volunteering.

One of my hobbies is craft cider making and you will see me every year at the beer fest running “Richies Cider Shack”. My motto —— “Life’s too short, so get out of the woods and run.”

Cheers and wassail.

Richard Codling

Mel Laxen – Friend of Aylsham Round Table


I have been an honorary member of Aylsham round table since 1993 and during this time I have been involved in most of the calendar events, and enjoyed every moment. The highlight of my time has been when I held the post of honorary president in 2003 for chairman Nigel Jackson.

The true friends I have made through table have been many. The yearly events have been wide and varied, something for everyone to enjoy. The foreign trips have been a fantastic experience (even the cultural tours).

The business side of table e.g fund raising, is even fun and find it a great way of helping the local community. The more you put into table the more you will get out of it.

Mel Laxen

Neil Capper – Friend of Aylsham Round Table


Hi my name is Neil Capper – I have been a past member and Chairman of Aylsham Round Table.

Neil Capper