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Cheese & Wine Tasting

Over 60 people came to the splendid cheese and wine evening held in November at the Village Hall. Tracey, founder of the Academy of cheese (ex co-owner of the Deli on the Square) did an amazing presentation of the cheeses – they were delicious! These were washed down with a wonderful selection of wines chosen …

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Village Hall & Sports Field survey

The Village Hall committee would like to carry out an informal survey to determine what activities villagers would like to see in the village hall and on the sports field. Once the new meeting room is built we will have more scope to offer events in the main hall and on the newly purchased sports …

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Glitz and Glamour

Glitz and Glamour – New Year’s Eve Party A truly glamorous evening with around 43 revellers dressed to impress was enjoyed by all who attended the New Year’s Eve Glitz and Glamour Night. On arrival the guests were treated to some amazing cocktails. Casino games of Blackjack, Roulette and LCR Dice Game were great fun …

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Afternoon Teas Thursday December 6th

It was an early start for teas on Thursday December 6th, but the cakes and squash were all ready in time for the children from Bishop Hooper school who came to entertain the tea drinkers to an enthusiastic rendition of Christmas Carols, new and old. We particularly enjoyed “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” and …

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Carol Singing

Despite inclement weather conditions a large number of people (more than ever before) gathered at the car park just before Christmas and embarked on the annual tour of the village carol singing, despite increasing rain we soldiered on until we reached no 8 where Christine and a large number of guests gave us a warm …

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Village Christmas Lunch

On the first Sunday of December the Christmas festivities started for 33 lucky people, with a Christmas lunch of turkey and all the trimmings followed by either Christmas pudding ( I am reliably informed that the brandy sauce with the plum pudding had quite a kick), or cheese cake. It was a wonderful meal and …

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First Living Nativity

On a cold, clear evening in December, 50 people gathered on the playing field to join in our first re-enactment of the Nativity. Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem joined by Shepherds, the Angels and the Wise Men who were following the Star and with singing and clever narrating the story was unravelled for us. …

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Spanish Art and Architecture

60 villagers and friends attended the Spanish Art and Architecture evening on 20th October. A great night with delicious tapas organised by the social committee. An interesting talk was led by Stephen Treasure and Janie Jones with accompanying slides and pictures. Many thanks to all who helped make the evening such an enjoyable event.

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Halloween Party

Lots of ghosts and ghouls came and enjoyed playing games organised by Wendy Griffiths and Sally Swann. One of these involved being blindfolded and pinning the spider on its web, wizardly tricky to do. Putting an After Eight on your forehead and then, without touching it, wriggle it down your face to your mouth was …

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Poppy Collection

Thank you to everyone who helped with the village door to door collection and every-one who donated. The village collection raised £555.87 for the British Legion. Many Thanks Tony Freer

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Remembrance Sunday

This year marked 100 years since the Armistice which ended the First World War, and the occasion was marked by a service in the church followed by prayers, the reading of the names of the dead and a hymn at the War Memorial outside the Village Hall, before the two minutes silence at 11.00. The …

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Autumn Coffee Morning

The Festive season got off to a lovely gentle start on Saturday November 10th with the Autumn Coffee Morning, in aid of St Mary Magdalene church. A cup of coffee plus a selection of delicious cakes were available to be ooh’d and ahh’d over whilst sitting chatting with friends. There was a chance to win …

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Living Nativity – 14th Dec @ 6pm

You are all invited to a Street Art Performance of the Nativity which will be held on the Playing Field in Ashford Carbonel on Friday 14th December at 6.00pm. There is no cost. We will finish in the Village Hall with free hot chocolate and mince pies. Come and join us, in the unfolding of …

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Notes from The Beach

Our riverside beach is a wonderful village asset, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) be-cause of its special eco system. As such, the Environment Agency takes a keen interest in what goes on down there, and can enforce changes if they find us wanting in terms of caring for it. So it was …

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Caynham Christmas Tree Festival

The preparations for the seventh annual Christmas Tree Festival, at St Marys Church, Caynham are well under way. This year the theme of the Festival is “A Christmas Poem”. On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of December, the Church will be open from 10 am till 4 pm. Entry is Free. There will be Hot …

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Ashford Carbonell Village Hall is awarded £60,000

‘Ashford Carbonell Village Hall is awarded £60,000 after their innovative services impress major UK funder’ ‘The Garfield Weston Foundation more than doubles its £5m anniversary fund to over £11m to support over 150 charities across UK after overwhelming demand.’ The Village Hall Committee is delighted to be able to announce we have secured a Grant …

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3 Students and a Nissan Micra

Well, it was certainly not as gentle as 3 Men In A boat by Jerome K Jerome! What an interesting and exciting time they had? So many adventures, so many highs and lows but all very entertainingly imparted by Robert to a packed audience in the Village Hall. Maybe there was much more to tell …

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Harvest Festival – October 4th 2018

At the end of a gloriously warm Autumn day we met to celebrate Harvest by coming together as a parish at a harvest service followed by supper. Lynn Money took the service to a packed church where praise and thanks were given and harvest hymns were sung with gusto. Delicious soup, lasagne and apple puddings …

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Talent Exhibition July 2019

Talent Exhibition July 2019 Aren’t we lucky to live here amongst such interesting and talented people, and wouldn’t it be good to have the chance to enjoy all these talents? We are inviting you to prepare something to exhibit and be sold with the profits going to St Mary’s. We will be holding an opening …

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Ashford Carbonell’s Car Boot Sale 2nd September 2018

The best Car Boot to date! A wonderful day! People came to buy and sell from miles around and there was a great atmosphere – what’s more we made around £1850 for Village Hall funds – a record!! All the money raised from the Car boot Sale came from selling the villagers’ bric-a-brac, books, local …

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