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Clever Girls

During the past months five of our members have worked very hard and put in many hours preparing their entries for both the Shrewsbury Flower Show and Burwarton Show. Both shows are held in early August which means twice as much work. The standard in both these shows is very high, the rules and regulations …

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In Memoriam

We are very sorry to report the sudden death on 14th July of Bronwen Coldwell at the age of 81. From her arrival in the village on Derek’s retirement over 25 years ago she has been an active and much loved member of the village community. Bronwen served as President of the Village Hall Committee …

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Historic Churches Ride & Stride

It was a day to remember to have Mike and Amanda`s wedding on the same day -we do not often have such joyful occasions … Pity the weather was not so accommodating!! I had a lovely day too – although I did get VERY wet three times – rather like a typical April day though …

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Ashford Carbonel is open for business

We have come a long way in the six and a half years since the Restoration Project bank account was first opened! It is a remarkable achievement to see the north nave of the church roof finally restored and the church open daily once again. Last year a number of community events were organised created …

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Important Notice

Several people in the area have reported suspicious telephone calls purporting to be from Bank or Building Society, saying “We are checking your details and have your card number as 1234, and when you say no that’s wrong, they ask for the whole card number. Or they say “You have won….”, and ask for your …

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Village Barbeque

A big, big thank you to all those who helped with and all those who attended the Village Barbeque on Saturday 12th August. The weather was unusually cooperative (for this August) with lovely warm sunshine – the impressive array of gazebos / marques was needed for sun protection rather than rain sanctuary. Over 90 people …

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Strawberry Tea in June

Thank you to all who came to the lovely afternoon which by now does seem a long time ago! The Turnout was fantastic and it didn’t really rain. We are always indebted to all the support in helping with the event – setting up and packing away; help in the kitchen which did seem full …

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Car Boot 2017

Unfortunately there will not be a car boot this year. Hopefully we will return bigger and better in 2018. Village Hall Committee

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Ashford Carbonel Wine Group

A taste of Portugal and Spain The group left Ashford Carbonell on Sunday May 7th 2017 and travelled by coach to Plymouth for the overnight ferry crossing to Santander in Spain. The first night in Spain was spent at the Parador in Tordesillas where there was time to relax or have a swim before dinner. …

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Roof Repairs

St Mary Magdalene – Roof Repairs The re-tiling of the north side of the nave roof goes on apace and the roof will look very smart when it is completed.  On Saturday June 10th two stone masons ( plus Stephen and Lucy Treasure ) worked tirelessly all day to engrave peoples names or initials onto …

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Top of the Pots

The day was dry and bright and off we set, members and friends, for a day trip to the ‘World of Wedgwood’ in Barleston, Stoke on Trent. On arrival we had coffee and organised our day. We started with a tour of the factory where we learned about all aspects of the production, processes and …

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Britain on Film: Rural Britain

On Friday 19th May we had the most wonderfully nostalgic treat; a collection of archive film recordings, compiled by the British Film Institute, covering rural Britain from the early 1900s to the early 1980s. The earliest was a 1904 recording of haymaking; the most recent, a 1981 mini documentary about a proposed Cold War nuclear …

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Posh Jumble and Bric-a-Brac Sale 2017

People were queuing at the door an hour before the start of the grand jumble on 6th May and by 11.00 when it was supposed to start we had a full hall! Morning coffee with delicious homemade cakes was served throughout the morning. The leftovers were collected by Pam Reynolds from Leominster who sells it …

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Ceilidh Night 13th May

60 villagers and friends danced the night away to the amazing HiJinx Ceilidh Band last Saturday. Even though they were playing all afternoon at the Spring Festival in Ludlow Castle, Kitty Greenwood and her band still had loads of energy left to give us a very entertaining evening!! The Hog Roast was provided by Walls …

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Love, Politics and a Naughty Vicar

Love, Politics and a Naughty Vicar in seventeenth-century Stanton Lacy A big thank you to Elizabeth Round for her intriguing talk last month – so many fascinating aspects surrounding the offending vicar emerged and he certainly came to a sad if repentant end! Proceeds of £155 are in aid of Ashford Carbonel Church fabric fund.

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Strawberry Tea 25th June 3 – 5 pm

Strawberry Tea Sunday 25th June 3 – 5 pm Village Hall Playing Field Raffle Tickets £5.00, Child £1.00 From: Liz Taylor 831149, Maureen Round 831542 or on the door In aid of Ashford Carbonel Church Offers of cake/scones welcome

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Flicks in the Sticks

What a great end to our Spring Season! There was no doubt that the audience (29 people!) thoroughly enjoyed what was a very thought-provoking and beautifully produced film. ‘A United Kingdom’ is highly recommended for those who haven’t yet had the privilege of seeing it. As ever, sincere thanks from Clare and myself to all …

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Blues Night 28th February

Around 50 people came to the Blues Night to listen to the amazing local blues band “Blue Moon’ at the end of February. It was great to see 2 young musicians playing together with 2 more mature ones! They played a variety of Blues numbers but also included some Rolling Stones tracks, as well as …

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Village Hall Update

On the rather chilly and overcast morning of Easter Saturday (the sun was notable by his absence), forty plus people gathered on the Sports Field to celebrate the formal reopening of the children’s play area. At least fifteen children dutifully swung, tunnelled, balanced, stormed the castle and hunted for hidden Easter Eggs. The play area …

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Lent Lunch

On Saturday 8th April, a beautiful sunny day, a Lent Lunch was held in the village hall. Although possibly a bit too warm for soup, around forty people shared fellowship over a bowl (or two!), raising almost £200 for Christian Aid and St Mary Magdalene’s Church. Thanks to all those who made soup, helped set …

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