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19 February, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Spring has rushed upon us and nothing seems to have got done over the winter. It was too wet, too cold, I was away and any other excuses I can think up. The first thing needed is a list of jobs to do so that you can place them in order of importance. Tackle some smaller ones first to get yourself back into harness. ...

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19 February, 2017

Farm Notes

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My last article started with some details of the ewes grazing the turnip crop in the fields down Tinkers Lane. The 42 ewes will be leaving for their maternity quarters in Medstead later this week where they will spend the days grazing grass but move indoors at night. ...

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19 February, 2017

Wildlife

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Rainfall, 1990 – 2016: We are aware that Four Marks and South Medstead are one of the highest points in NE Hampshire, and rain clouds ‘dump’ heavy rain on our villages, so it often appears similar to a monsoon! If you would like to check the statistics, i.e. the wettest and driest months, yearly and monthly averages, take a moment to look at the link under ‘Rainfall’ on the website. Emil Whittle, based in Brislands Lane, has recorded rainfall in the village since 1990 and it makes interesting reading. He also spoke to 70 school children on our wildlife, ‘Walk and Talk’, to explain why we experience such heavy rainfall. ...

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19 February, 2017

An Evening with Rudyard Kipling

Events The Villager

This will tell the story of Kipling’s life with readings from his poetry and prose. It takes Kipling from his early days as the chronicler of Britain’s Indian Raj, through to his high point as poet of Empire for Edwardian England and as voice of the nation in the First World War. ...

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19 February, 2017

Easter Concert – “At the foot of the Cross”

Events The Villager

A Capella Group Vox Lucis Early music and readings for Lent Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, Palestrina, Lotti, & others Alton Abbey, Abbey Rd, Alton GU34 4AP ...

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24 January, 2017

Second Sunday Parking

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Starting on Sunday 12th February we will be hosting a Benefice service at 10am every second Sunday of the month. We hope, and expect, to have a church full of folk from the other three villages, which will be a joy, but also a problem for parking. ...

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24 January, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

The Bentworth Garden Club will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday 21 March. We will meet at 7.30 in the Jubilee Hall for the AGM followed by a talk by Wolfgang Bopp, director of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. He will talk on ‘Gardens of Japan’. He is a very enthusiastic speaker and we are lucky to have his expertise available. ...

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24 January, 2017

Hampshire Federation of WI

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A Land of Brown Bears, Ballads and Blueberries It was a cold winter evening outside on Wednesday January 11th, but a lovely warm Shalden welcome was given to our speaker Diana White and her husband Peter, who incidentally, is a ”WISH” – W.I. Supportive Husband – who very ably assisted with the slideshow whilst Diana gave her fascinating talk on the Lost Lands of Finland. ...

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24 January, 2017

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

Events The Villager

We are arranging a really good season of Saturday evening events again this winter with something organised every Saturday from the bonfire night party through to the beginning of April. Talks are free of charge and you do not need to be a member at Lasham to attend. Non-members and members of other clubs are also most welcome. ...

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24 January, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Events The Villager

Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 14th February Andrew Davies The History of Christmas Cards, Valentines and Postcards 14th March Steven Desmond Mirrors and Torrents. Water in Historic Gardens 11th April Dr Sarah Pearson Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Hidden Genius of the Italian Renaissance. To be held in the Forum, Alton College, 7pm for a glass of wine, Lecture starts at 8pm. Niven Baird [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

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