Sea Shanties at the Pub

They’re back, Hobsons Choice, Europe’s most inland Sea Shanty group will be performing on Friday 1 March from 7:30pm at the Village Hall.

Hobsons Choice

Ashford Carbonel Talent Exhibition

This is a new event for our parish and it aims to celebrate the many talents of the people who live here. We are planning to hold an exhibition of everyone’s creative talents in St Mary Magdalene Church, Ashford Carbonel and so we hope that as many people as possible will want to exhibit and that everyone will come along to see them.
The exhibition will run from Friday July 6th until Friday July 12th.
Here are some ideas:-

  • Pictures of all sorts and sizes – Watercolours, Oils, Pastels or Pencil.
  • Sculptures – Glass, Wood, Metal or other Materials.
  • Pottery.
  • Photography.
  • Textiles
  • Sewing, Needlework and Embroidery.
  • Weaving.
  • Practical Homemade Objects.
  • Floral Displays.
  • Performances – we are planning to lay on some performances during the week.
  • Examples of Cooking – Jams and Chutneys.
  • Ideas from the Natural World.
  • Any other ideas

If you are happy for your item to be sold during the exhibition, we would appreciate it if a percent-age was donated to St Mary Magdalene Church. If, however, you would like to keep your item, it can be labelled ‘not for sale’.
To help with planning the event, it would be useful to have an initial expression of interest in exhibiting. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claudia Marsden-Smedley on email, so that we can continue with our planning.

February 2019

Here we are at the start of a new year – where did the last year go to?! Time seems to fly when you’ve lots to keep yourself busy. The January sales are a good time to stock up with materials and resources for next Christmas, even if you don’t know yet what gifts you are going to make! Standard ‘store cupboard’ resources are always a good buy, especially as prices always seem to be on the rise. Sewing machine needles should be changed regularly, so these are always on my ‘sale’ list along with good quality thread. Doughty’s of Hereford is a must visit place for fabric and now that all their fabrics are under one roof I will soon be making a visit looking for inspiration for those Spring and Summer makes.
Show and Tell had plenty of knitted clothes for toddlers. Easy to do with feet up, watching the Xmas TV and films. The beauty of knitting for babies and toddlers is that the garments can be knitted quickly and don’t take too much yarn. Some of the items shown had been knitted from yarns left over from other projects. A bit of creative adjusting gave old patterns a new look. A modular knitted cardigan was intriguing some, so we will take a closer look at modular (or domino knitting as it is sometimes called) in one of our future meetings. Paper quilled characters, including some lovely owls were amazing; knitted little Xmas trees had been completed and were ready to pack away for next Xmas. A lovely covered diary, received as a gift, was much admired and provided inspiration for mak-ing covered notebooks.
Craft work underway today included 7 yarn braiding in the round, producing very pretty, colourful cord; sewing a practical cover for a kitchen gadget; knitting various items from small pieces to full garments. The sewing machine was also in use as one member took on the job of replacing a zip in her husband’s corduroy trousers.
Help is at hand to guide you through any project.
There is a file available with ideas for charity makes for knitters and stitchers who would like to make something but who do not have their own projects.
Next meeting: Monday 18 February 2019 (3rd Monday) 2–4pm at Ashford Carbonel village hall.
Everyone welcome.

To Everest Base Camp

An Illustrated Talk by Matthew Brundrett
Saturday 23″‘ February 2019
Ashford Village Hall
Light refreshments Bar open
Entry £3 in aid of Ashford Village Hall

Ludlow Garden Club – Jan 19

Wednesday 20th February

Following a very interesting talk last month on how a garden was created from a typical farm plot… next month we travel not so far away to hear Anthony Evans speaking on the Hereford Cathedral Gardens Through the seasons. As a club we were taken round the Cathedral gardens by the speaker …he was SO interesting having been one of the instigators on planning the revival of the gardens. The talk starts at 7:30pm at the St. Peters centre in Ludlow. If you need a lift or any other information please contact me Susannah 711006

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 by Rob – manager from Majestic Wines to go with the cheeses. Rob also gave us a really good insight into wine tasting.
Ian from Broad Bean Deli in Ludlow was also able to join us with many of the cheeses on sale – he generously gave the cheeses to us for tasting at cost price and sold the cheeses on display at 10% off.
For those who didn’t come on the night or didn’t make a note of them, here are the cheeses and wines;
Capricorn Goats cheese with Sancerre Les Tuileries,
Delice de Bourgogne with Definition Chardonnay,
Golden Cenarth with Kuhlmann-Platz Gewürztraminer
Berkswell ewes milk with Definition Rioja Reserva,
Kirkham’s Lancashire with Château Caronne Ste-Gemme,
Castelnau de Suduiraut 2011 Sauternes.

Apero Dinatoire – 16 Feb

“Apero Dinatoire” Evening
Saturday 16th February
7.30 p.m.
Featuring Matty the French Baker.
Tickets £15
Janie / Wendy
831 322 / 831 522

Translation: Apero Dinatoire – A cocktail dinner menu combines a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres with a variety of textures, tastes and colour.

Ashford Carbonel Park Run!

Ashford Carbonel Park Run! Walk /Stroll/ Amble… a few of us are taking part in our own version of the Parkrun. (Original definition – see below) This will take place every Saturday morning at 9.00 a.m. around the Village Hall Sports Field as many times as you fancy.The idea being to gel ?t in 2019!
It doesn‘t have to be a run, it can be a walk at whatever pace you fancy.
If you’d like to join us (at your own risk) – see you next Saturday!

Parkrun (stytised as parkrun) is a collection of ?ve-kilometre (3.1 mite)
running events that take place every Saturday morning at over 1,400
locations in twenty three countries across five continents. Parkrun events are
free to enter: The runs are inclusive, anyone can take part. from pensioners to
parents with their children.

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 field. We hope that more of you will make use of it. We will be distributing an informal questionnaire with the March magazine, or if you prefer we are always available for informal chats at coffee morning, afternoon teas and when the bar is open. All committee members will be happy to hear your views.
Thank you
Wendy Griffiths (Chairman), Matthew Brundrett (Secretary), Jackie Brundrett, David Brundrett, Liz Kelly, Penny Parry, Janie Jones, Maureen Round, Ishbel Yellowley, Carole Froggatt, David Parry, Katie Rose.

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 led by our very own Ashford Croupiers! There were also 2 photo quizzes of glamorous people won by the Galbraiths. Simon Snape won the prize for the most ‘chips’ accrued over the evening. Video clips of Glamorous people arriving on red carpets were projected on to the Big Screen. Delicious canapés were served throughout the evening by the Social Committee. All in all an amazing time was had by all. At 11.30 pm the tables were pushed back for dancing and at midnight we watched the fireworks in London on the Big Screen, while we drank a glass of champagne. Ish and David led the singing for Auld Lang Syne. Thank you to all who helped make the evening such a success!