Category: News

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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Stella’s 91st Birthday, Congratulations

May 2019

If you have walked past the Village Hall recently, you will have noticed a lot of noise and activity, this is due to the civil works for the extension. What you may not have noticed, behind the hedge, is a group of people, quietly enjoying a game of bowls. The local residents are delighted and …

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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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Mar 2019

There is a notable air of excitement in the village again, it could be the first signs of Spring or even England’s brilliant performance in the 6 Nations but it is more likely to be the forthcoming start of the bowling season.The regular bowlers have been looking forward to this, throughout the winter, and it …

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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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