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28 May, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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Children’s Art Competition: Over 170 entries have been received from primary and preschool children between the age of two and eleven years of age. Many thanks to all the teachers who helped make this possible! Children used their imaginations and drew or painted pictures of trees, and wildlife. Some entries are very interesting and creative. ...

25 May, 2017

Bentworth Fete Bottle Stall

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Collection of bottles for the village fete bottle stall will happen over the weekend of 17/18 June. If you are expecting to be out, please leave them on your doorstep, or drop them off at Hill House, Village Street. Alternatively you can contact 562763 to arrange collection. ...

30 April, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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At our April meeting the speaker was the producer of Country Ways, Stuart Judd, which started in 1983 and ran for 25 years with 305 episodes of country life in the southern region. ...

30 April, 2017

Wildlife Support and Conservation

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Last month I wrote about Bat species, but at that time we had no pictures. Thanks to Fabio Perselli at Friars Oak, Medstead, we have a lovely picture of a Common Pipistrelle Bat discovered in the loft. ...

30 April, 2017

Grassi & Jones Cookery Masterclasses

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LAUNCHING OUR SPRING/SUMMER MASTERCLASS DATES Come and join in a relaxed and informative Cookery Masterclass in the heart of the Hampshire countryside with Catherine Grassi and Debbie Spencer-Jones. ...

26 March, 2017

Charity Talk – Georgina Hermitage MBE

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A talk by local sporting heroine Georgina Hermitage MBE, Rio Paralympics 2016 Double Gold and Silver medal winner. Saturday 1st April 2017 6-7:30pm, Beech Village Hall, GU34 4AD ...

20 March, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

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At the March meeting we were given an interesting insight into Stone-age food and cooking. 10,000 years ago there were more waterways, caused by glacier melt and more fish were available. ...

20 March, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS)

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Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 11th April: Dr Sarah Pearson Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Hidden Genius of the Italian To be held in the Forum, Alton College Renaissance. ...

20 March, 2017

Farm Notes

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Another month and little has changed – no crops have been planted and only a few have been fertilised because the ground is so wet. This winter’s rainfall has not been excessive but continuous with only a few drying opportunities. When I first started at Hall Farm my aim was to complete sowing of the spring barley by 12th March and the other spring crops soon after but this has not been achieved for a number of years, I guess due to climatic changes. The yields from spring crops tend to decline as the planting date moves later but one advantage of a delay is that the soil is warmer and day length longer so the crops emerge and establish much quicker partly because of the non- ploughing techniques which we use now. In preparation for the tractor activity I ordered 5000 litres of diesel today which should be enough for the sowing period but a bigger invoice than topping up a car at the BP station! ...

20 March, 2017

Herriard with Lasham & Bentworth Women’s Institute – Coffee Morning

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Coffee Morning at the Royal British Legion Hall, Herriard. Thursday 20th April 10:00-12:00 in aid of Institute funds. Coffee & cake £2.50. Tea, squash and herbal teas available ...