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29 September, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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At our meeting on 7th September, Mr John Richards talked on Life in Guernsey under German Rule. John Richards is a Guernsey man born and bred. His mother was evacuated at the beginning of the German Invasion and returned 6 years later. Guernsey is a small island only 25 square miles and its allegiance is still to Normandy. ...

29 September, 2017

Garden Notes

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I hope you have all started to buy your bulbs. Perhaps this is when the gardening year really starts, when you are preparing for next year. Such glorious pictures on the packets promising you such delights. ...

29 September, 2017

Farm Diary

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The cereal harvest ended on 27th August (Bank Holiday Sunday) and the peas next day. We then helped some neighbours finish their cereal harvest so probably a record early finish. The quality of the grains we harvested were as bad as I predicted last month with the vast majority of crops south west of a line from Brighton to Oxford and then across to Wales being of feed quality rather than for milling, biscuit, malting or human consumption in general. The yields were mostly OK to good so the result from 2017 harvest can best be summed up as “it might have been wonderful but ended up being acceptable”. Drying charges were about average for us but the local cooperative store at Micheldever had grain intakes 1.5% higher than average – that equates to about another £4 per tonne of drying – so if harvesting 2000 t of grain that is an extra £8000 of cost. ...

29 September, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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I am following up with a progress report following information published in the March issue of The Villager on mitigation for EPS Dormice, and the prototype of a Dormouse bridge on the SSSI site at Briddlesford Woods, on the IOW, owned by the PTES (Peoples Trust for Endangered Species). ...

29 September, 2017

Bentworth Care Group

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If anyone needs transport to a medical appointment during the month of October, please ring any of the following drivers: Jan Beaumont 562585; Marietta Branch 568698; Judi Procter 563858 ...

29 September, 2017

St Mary’s Bentworth Drop-In at the Sun Inn

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All welcome to the Sun on Wednesday mornings – 10.45 – 11.45am. Tea/Coffee is £2, with delicious cake an extra £2 (£4 total). Do come and join us. ...

17 September, 2017

Bentworth Harvest Picnic

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Friday 6th October 7.30pm Jubilee Hall, Bentworth 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 unreserved communal tables accommodating everyone who wants to come ...

23 August, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

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The next meeting of the Bentworth Garden club is on Tuesday September 19 at 7.30 in the Jubilee Hall. The Speaker will be Andrew Bentley who will talk on ‘The walled garden at Chawton House’ They have done a lot to this recently and it will be good to catch up on its progress. ...

23 August, 2017

Harvest Picnic

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We are pleased to announce that we will be again having a Harvest Picnic on Friday 6th October at 19.30 in the Jubilee Hall, the Friday before the Harvest Festival service in the Church. ...

23 August, 2017

Signpost Artist

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Avid readers of the Bentworth Parish Council minutes may have spotted that the Council recently agreed to arrange for the signpost – technically known as a “fingerpost” – on the Village Green to be refurbished. Many of you will have noticed someone undertaking the work. ...

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