Newsletter, October 2021

Programme update 12/9/21

 Saturday 4 September 2021 Annual Show. Village Hall.

Because of the pandemic this was our first show for two years. The show was well supported with an above average attendance. Many visitors stayed longer than usual. The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the show and the helpers for all the work they put in. Well done. Here is a list of trophy winners.

Kennington Cup: most points in vegetables class: Brian Maisey

Millenary Cup: most points in flower class, Margaret Young.

Rose Bowl: Claire Guest.

Floral Art, most point in floral art: Jenny Horton.

Millennium Cup: best exit in floral art. Fran Copeland

Gladys Prior Cup: Junior floral art: Harriet Taylor

Challenge Cup: Cookery and Preserves; June Maine;

Miniature cup, child up to 7ys: Hazel Ash

Junior Cup. Child 8 to 11 yrs. and over: Robin Ash

Banjo Cup: Best vegetable exhibit:  Brian Maisey, potatoes;

Horton Cup: Best vase of chrysanthemums: Brian Peedell.

Dahlia Challenge Cup: Most points Tony Gunn;

Peter Baker Cup: Best photograph. Theo Cullimore 13yrs

Jenny Roberts Memorial Cup: Beth Ash

National Memorial Arboretum

This coach outing will take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021. The coach will depart from Manor Grove at 0800hrs, calling at bus stops through the village. The cost is 27.00p, which includes coffee/ tea on arrival and a ride on the land train.  Places can be booked with the treasurer on 01865 730961, or by email to brianpeedell@gmail.com. Payment is due on 1 October or soon thereafter

Since the official opening twenty years ago, the Arboretum has grown into an inspirational living landscape where families, friends and comrades can celebrate lives lived and remember lives lost. Nestled in woodland landscape is a collection of nearly 350 memorials, each with a story waiting to be discovered.

Whilst visiting the National Memorial Arboretum you will have chance to experience these   symbolic, thought -provoking memorials and featuring a diverse range of wildlife.

Annual General Meeting.

Due to the rearranged programme, it is not practical to hold the AGM in November. Instead, the AGM will be held with the Social Evening in January.  The date will we confirmed in December’s Chronicle.