Archive for 2018

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28 September, 2018

Bentworth Garden Club

Events Garden Club The Villager

On Tuesday, 21st August, Bentworth Garden Club members met at Bentworth Hall and enjoyed strolling around Stella’s beautiful garden on the most perfect summer’s evening. Marcus Dancer then introduced us to his ‘New and Exciting Plants,’ many of which he had for sale on the night. ...

27 September, 2018

The 16th Alton Abbey Annual Lecture


This year’s Alton Abbey lecture will be held on Friday 12th October 2018 at 7pm and will commemorate the end of WW1. It will be given by Dom Andrew OSB and Mrs Lynne Rapson, in the Abbey Church, and will be full of interesting information, and many pictures. ...

27 September, 2018

Hampshire Federation of W.I. – The lost lands between Finland & Russia


An interesting talk was given by Diane White with a little help from her husband, concerning the 10% of their country the Finns gave up to Russia in order to keep their independence. The Russians ruled Finland for 100 years until they declared independence after the Russian revolution in 1917. ...

27 September, 2018

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Where are the next gardeners coming from? If the children at school are not allowed to fail and everyone gets a medal how will they cope with gardening? ...

27 September, 2018

Farm Diary

The Villager

The wonderful mostly dry and sunny weather is continuing which means that it is ideal for insects, birds and in fact most of the natural world locally. Pleasingly the one species that will not thrive in these conditions are slugs – I have never worked out what good a slug does so do not miss them this year. The ground is harder than usual so wearing surfaces on cultivators are disappearing quickly. We now use tungsten faced points which do last longer but of course are double the price of standard items. The flints in the soil in this area tend to cut into the steel and tungsten so that nothing lasts long – in the days when we ploughed a set of plough points might need replacing after 2 days work. The term “Hampshire diamond” obviously refers to the hardness of our local stone – a shame it is not worth as much as jewellery diamonds. When I worked in the Cotswolds the soil and stone was much softer and a set of points could last a whole season or more. ...

25 September, 2018

Bentworth Harvest Picnic – 12th October 2018 7:30pm

Events The Villager

Welcome drink upon arrival! Please bring your own food, drink and place setting. Don’t be shy! There is no need to book an entire table as there will be tables available for everyone who wants to come. Anyone coming for the first time will be made to feel as welcome as those who have been previously. Suggested minimum £5 per head donation to charity with prize draw on the night. In order to reserve your place, as numbers are limited, please contact Sarah Whitley on 01420 562188 ...

25 September, 2018

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting – 1st October 2018

Meetings Parish Council Planning

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee on 1st October 2018 at 7:30pm in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download. ...

19 September, 2018

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting Minutes – 4th September 2018

Meetings Minutes Parish Council

The minutes of the Bentworth Parish Council meeting held on 4th September 2018 are available to download.

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