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18 September, 2016

Bentworth Harvest Picnic and Quiz

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Friday 21st October 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, Bentworth Welcome drink upon arrival. Please bring your own food, drink and place setting. Contact “Fred” Moir on 562380 for your ticket ...

26 August, 2016

A. A. Milne

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Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings about the writer, not all about “Pooh” ! Susan and Alfred are back by popular request, as their presentations are such fun, and very informative. Come and join us at Alton Abbey Saturday 17th September 7.30 p.m. ...

26 August, 2016

Grateful Thanks

Church The Villager

Thank you to all those who held the fort during the interregnum. Since Ben Flenley’s departure a small band of people have valiantly maintained all the facilities of our village church in a most commendable fashion. At the beginning none of them knew how long it would be before the announcement of our new Priest in Charge, but this did not deter them from carrying on. Among those involved were Mr Dunwoody, and other members of the parochial church council; Stella Burnett, and the other ladies of the Guild of St Martha; and most importantly, in regard to the care of all the outside areas and grounds, Charlie Phillips and those valiant members of his labouring force. Also, mention of Sue Phillips and other ladies who have continued to produce lovely floral decorations in the church and not least to Chris Hurley and his team of skilled Campanologists. ...

26 August, 2016

Bentworth Garden Club

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The September meeting of the Bentworth Garden Club will be held at the Jubilee Hall on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30. The Speaker will be Jim Dickinson whose talk is ‘The hidden aspects of trees in Alton’. Everyone is welcome. ...

26 August, 2016

Bentworth Bike Club

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On the 14th July, sixteen members of the BBC (Bentworth Bike Club) together with 2 support vehicles, one driven by the husband of a cyclist and their daughter and the other containing our bags and baggage, left Bentworth to cycle to Portsmouth. We caught the overnight ferry to Ouistreham, France and then cycled along the Normandy Beaches before departing from Cherbourg 3 days later having covered approx. 170 miles. The age range of the cyclist was 16-70 and of various abilities, some wanted to add miles to the direct route and others took the easiest way. Everyone stopped to admire the views, visit some of the WW2 memorials and sup the odd coffee or glass of something local. The memorials along this part of the French coast, including the Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches, made us all stand back and think about the horrors of war and the sacrifices of not just the service men and women but also the local people who sheltered and assisted them. ...

26 August, 2016

The Kathryn Mercy Home

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Way back in 1988 Ben and I were introduced to Reverend Jeyapaul from Tamil Nadu in Southern India. Little did we know that this was to be the start of a friendship which would stand the test of time and result in hundreds of lives being transformed by the dedication of Jeyapaul and his son Charles, and by the formation of the Kathryn’s Mercy Home Trust. ...

26 August, 2016

Cardiac Rehab Lunch – 8th September

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Once more you have an opportunity to sample the best lunch of the year. On Sept 8 at Bentworth Hall we will be holding our lunch party to support out local charity Cardiac Rehab which is used by so many of you. We only sell 50 tickets to this superb event. ...

26 August, 2016

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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Firstly we would like to apologise to Kate Mawson and family for mistakenly saying that they were leaving this is not true and we are very sorry. The Charity Lunch on 4th August at Lee Farm was a great success and we took over £1000 and £700 was given to Rehab. ...

26 August, 2016

Garden Notes

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What an odd year. So much rain earlier causing tremendous growth and then the ground cracking in August from lack of rain. The first flowering of the roses was good but damaged by rain. While they are resting I have great colour from phlox, dahlias and crocosmias. With the geranium Rozanne tying them all together. One rose that fills the gap is The Fairy. This is a 2-3ft shrub covered in July with sprays of double pink flowers. Think of the small sprays on some of the ramblers. It is tough and bushy and does not seem to suffer from blackspot. I have it with the grey stachys lanata (lamb’s ears) a very pale pink hardy geranium and backed by berberis Rose Glow. This combination reminds me of the planting in the Jekyll garden at Upton Grey. There the effect is done by larger pink roses, lambs ears and white, pink stained lilies. I have just been to Bowood House in Wiltshire where they filled box edged beds on the terrace with The Fairy. ...

26 June, 2016

Produce Stall at the Bentworth Fete – 2nd July

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Please donate produce and the PCC will sell it for you! Fresh food should be brought to the stall on the day, we can collect on Friday 1st – expect a knock on your door! ...

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