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Ride and Stride

County Organiser needed. Can you help?

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News from St. Andrew’s, Ashford Bowdler August 19

The weather was kinder for our second Village Barbecue on Saturday, 3rd August, than it was last year. This time the sun shone and, although we did have a short shower, the party was by then in full swing and hardly anyone noticed! Again, there was a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy Roger …

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Quiz

Eleven teams of quizzers squeezed into the hall on 15th May to pit their wits against each other answering questions (or trying to!) on a range of subjects from music to geography. Peter Stretton was the able quiz-master (managing the rowdy crowd!) and Dave Froggatt supplied the music round. With refreshments (sorely needed to aid …

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Ashford Carbonel Village Hall and Recreation Field Survey

RESPONSE TO FINDINGS OF SURVEY Pushchair access to recreation area is possible – we have checked. We shall be having: Family fish and chips night Hallowe’en children’s party followed by film night – scary. Pantomime In progress Daytime talks in winter – Penny Parry organising We are investigating: Photographic club Pop-up café serving Sunday lunch/brunch …

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Flicks in the Sticks 2019/2020

A big thank you from Clare and I to all those who supported us by attending our last three showings – we had some excellent numbers, and we hope you enjoyed the films as much as we did in the choosing of them! Another huge thank you from both of us to those who help …

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Your Village School needs you!

Could you spare a few hours a week for the next 14 weeks for a good and amazingly fun cause? Our village school, Bishop Hooper CE Primary School, is looking to enter the Richards Castle Soapbox Derby on Sunday 30th June 2019 but can only do so with help, expertise and enthusiasm – so if …

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Hope House Children’s Hospices

We very much hope that those who joined us on Wednesday 3rd April enjoyed the talk by Nick Dunn and the ploughman’s supper. We would like to thank all those who helped in anyway, obviously Nick was the main player and he was extremely generous with two expensive shrubs donated to the raffle (one of …

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Who Picked My Tea

A success story from Traidcraft Exchange Who Picked My Tea CampaignThe Campaign highlighted the appalling conditions and low pay many tea workers on tea estates in Assam are working under and asked for help from the public to contact the six major brands – PG Tips, Tetley, Yorkshire Tea, Twinings, Clipper and Typhoo – asking …

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Bygone Times in Farming.

My Maternal Grandmother cherished family. She was also perceptive because she retained numerous old photos of the family, newspaper cuttings and various documents to do with her early contact with my Grandfather’s family who farmed in a small Hampshire village from the early 1900’s. This memorabilia was stored in a well-worn, now antique, bureau.My grandparents …

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January 26th Burns Night Celebration

What an amazing night we had to celebrate Burns Night, organised by Ishbel and David Yellowley! The Master of Ceremonies, Peter Stretton introduced Dave Froggatt who paraded the Haggis around the room before David Yellowley gave the traditional “Address to the Haggis”. We were entertained with live music and singing accompanied by harpist Hannah Coleman, …

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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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