Newsletter, September 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021: Annual Show. Village Hall.
We are planning to run the annual show as normal, subject to the constraints of Government rules at the time. Members wishing to exhibit (and we hope lots of you will do) can use their unused schedule from last year or failing that contact Alison Peedell on 730961 or by email to and request a show schedule. The schedule is also available on this website. It would be very useful, if those intending to exhibit could notify Brian Peedell so we can make early preparations.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show: 16-20 September.
Following the cancellation of the Harrogate Summer Flower Show Holiday, we have secured an alternative option, that being the North of England Autumn Flower show held between 17-19 September. A number of members have signed up for this trip, but some already had alternative arrangements We have plenty of spare seats if you are interested. Telephone Brian Peedell on 730961 for further details.

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
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.

Wednesday 14 October 2021.
Rachael Siegfried: this talk was cancelled some months ago due to Covid 19.

We are currently assessing whether the AGM can go ahead on 18 November.