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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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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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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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Trevors do Aberdovery

A ‘Thank-you’ from the Trevors A huge THANK-YOU to those who sponsored us on our cycle ride from the village to Aberdovey. To date we have raised £1,205 for The Severn Hospice. Thank you also to Sue Phipers who drove our support vehicle – fortunately we didn’t require the support! Thank you also to Mike …

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Armistice Day November 11th 2018

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11th November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of …

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Shropshire Historic Ride and Stride 2018

This event seems rather along time ago …I am very thankful that the weather was not as it has been for the past couple of days …I did however get very wet twice ! All is nearly gathered in and I am SO grateful of all those who supported me for this annual event and …

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Shopping in Tesco? Then you can help

Grant funding scheme. Caynham Village Hall is in the customer vote for a “Bags of Help” grant from Tesco.  It’s a scheme which awards three community projects like ours grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will vote in store during September and …

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Christian Aid

Following from my heartfelt thanks in last month’s magazine, I can now report that we raised £636.23 from the village. WOW!! I did go to the service in Ludlow with the presentation where the theme was the devastating Hurricane Matthew that tore the island of Haiti apart in 2016. BUT thanks to the thousands of …

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Concert on a Summer’s evening

It was a beautiful Summer’s evening and Lee Jones and Geoff Ockenden came and treated us to another guitar concert in the church. A lovely time was had by all. The refreshing music was well accompanied by a glass of wine and nibbles during the interval. Lee and Geoff are hugely talented young musicians and …

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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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