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Ride and Stride

On Sunday April 22nd Mr Steven Winwood Chairman of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust, presented St Mary Magdalene Church with a certificate for having raised over £1000 for the Trust during the 2017 Ride and Stride event. He also presented Susannah Hall with a certificate for having taken part in the Ride and Stride event …

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Bowls Club Mar 2018

There is the usual excitement in the Village that accompanies the start of the bowls season. Winter training schedules are being intensified and the Tuesday morning fitness sessions, in the Village Hall, have benefited from an influx of bowlers, anxious to be in peak condition by then. We are planning to start bowling at 2pm …

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Top Tip

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S Thompson

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Ludlow Museum

Ludlow Museum will soon need a group of volunteers to sew labels into items of the Costume Collection at the Resource Centre in Ludlow. Sewing will likely take place on a Wednesday. At this stage, we are looking for expressions of interest. If you are interested, and think your sewing skills are up to the …

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Do you have a few hours to help a local baby bereavement Group?

Do you have a few hours a month to help a local baby bereavement Group? Losing your much longed for baby during pregnancy or soon after birth is the most awful trauma any parent can experience. Members of Shropshire Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) support group are appealing to the local community to help …

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Choosing Care is one of life’s most stressful decisions

Healthwatch Shropshire is supporting #CareAware, a national campaign launched by the Care Quality Commis-sion (CQC). The campaign followed a survey that showed that 70% of people found choosing care to be one of life’s most stressful life decisions compared to other life events, such as choosing their child’s school or getting married. Healthwatch Shropshire is …

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Nick the Snow Plough

We have all heard of Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and Postman Pat, but have you heard of Nick the Snow Plough? He is Ashford’s very own amazing Chap who worked tirelessly for 48 hours clearing all our lanes and by roads from Bromfield to The Goggin, up the Clee, into Ludlow and towards Tenbury. …

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Calling all bakers

Ladies (and gentlemen too) we need volunteers to bake cakes, scones, tray bakes and biscuits to serve to the visitors to the Ashford Carbonel Gardens Open to be held on Sunday June 24th. We will also need volunteers to help to serve the teas on a rota basis between 1pm and 6pm. If you think …

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Open Gardens – 24 June

Ashford Carbonell Open Gardens and Summer Teas Sunday 24 June 1:00-6:00pm In aid of St Mary Magdalene CHurch and the Village Hall To date we have 13 gardens offering to open for our village. You still have plenty of time to open your garden if you could. All gardens most welcome. We will be holding …

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Mobile Library

The times and dates for the mobile library will be changing after Easter. Please note: Starting on Tuesday April 10th every fortnight. (black bin week) Donkey Lane: 9.15-9.35 Huntington Green: 9.40-9.55 Bishop Hooper 10.05-10.15

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Lent Lunch Saturday March 17th

Just before the final snows of Winter had arrived the second Lent Lunch took place in the Village Hall. With over 30 people attending a great community event took place with well over £159 raised which is to be divided between Church Funds and Christian Aid. Thanks to Claudia and Robert for organizing a SOUPER …

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Village Hall Update

The Sports Field has come to the fore once again. The Hall Committee received a ‘letter before action’ from Mr Zair’s solicitor towards the end of January demanding that the boundary fence be put up. The Hall Committee have responded by offering, again, to purchase or lease the Zair’s part of the field. If this …

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Lent Lunch, Saturday 17th February

Around 30 people met together in the Village Hall on the first Saturday of Lent for a lunch of soup and bread and a chat. A big thank you to all who came to support this event – £200 was raised, to be divided between Christian Aid and St Mary Magdalene Church. Thank you also …

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Repairs to the Church Tower

The lead that had been peeled away from the church roof during the high winds we had during January has been repaired. Admiration goes to the scaffolders who carried on working in the wet and windy weather we’ve had recently.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 26th February – 11th March

During Fairtrade Fortnight get ready to invite people into fair trade and if you’re not already a supporter, welcome this invitation to start buying Fairtrade goods. It’s scandalous that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in …

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The Ashford Carbonel Cook Book

Ashford Carbonel Village Hall held a Book Launch on Tuesday 13th December 2017 to promote their Cookbook. The Cookbook, compiled by editors Janie Jones and Marilyn Heath contains 71 tried and tested favourite recipes from some of the villagers of Ashford Carbonel. Many of the recipes have been used in Village Hall functions over the …

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Afternoon Teas In The Village Hall

Afternoon teas take place in the Village Hall every other Thursday between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. In February they are on Thursday 1st and Thursday 15th, but there is always a board outside on the grass verge on the day. A cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake are available for a donation (we …

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Bronwen Coldwell

On a bright and crisp morning Bronwen’s ashes were laid to rest on the East side of the churchyard. It was in fact December 14th, Bronwen’s birthday, and as the family gathered round, each with their own special memories, the words of that famous hymn were fresh in our thoughts: “Where is death’s sting? Where …

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Carol Singing

Despite atrocious weather conditions, twenty seven brave people gathered at the car park just before Christmas and embarked on the annual tour of the village Carol Singing. They were in particularly good voice resulting in a record collection. On arrival at No 8 they were warmly welcomed by their host Christine Parry and some forty …

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Christmas Tree Festival St Mary’s Caynham

At the sixth Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church Caynham, Pantomimes proved to be a popular theme, with fourteen decorated trees. From Aladdin to Snow White, so many imaginative ideas were on display. A large tree was also laden with all seventy eight gifts listed in the Twelve Days of Christmas, to-gether with information …

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