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24 July, 2015

Silent Wings – Silent Wheels

The Villager

The Gliding Heritage Centre and Energy Alton are hosting a day of excitement and interest. Come and see vintage gliders from the 1930s – some may be flying Come and see (and ride in) classy electric cars from 2012. ...

24 July, 2015

AMECA Trust Fundraising Coffee Morning

The Villager

There will be a fundraising coffee morning in aid of the AMECA Trust on Thursday 20th August at 10:30am, at 2 Fern Cottages, Lasham, Alton, Hants GU34 5SD ...

24 July, 2015

Herriard and Lasham with Bentworth WI – Ploughman’s Lunch

The Villager

The Herriard and Lasham with Bentworth WI will host a Ploughman’s lunch in aid of charity and our funds at Thursday 6th August 2015 12 noon – 2:30pm, at Bentworth Hall West. The event includes a tombola, raffle and produce stalls. Entry £7. ...

24 July, 2015

REHAB Lunch

The Villager

The annual lunch in support of the cardiac rehab centre in Alton will be on Thursday 10 September at Bentworth Hall. Tickets available from Jan Beaumont, Stella Strachan, Stella Burnett, Fred Moir and Jean Cornelius. For any further information call Stella Strachan on 564195. ...

24 July, 2015

Charity Car Boot Sale

Church

Having a good clear-out? Bring your unwanted belongings to our Car Boot Sale at Alton Abbey on Saturday August 8th, 2pm-5pm Or come and buy more to fill the spaces! ...

25 June, 2015

Julian Meetings

The Villager

Our Julian meetings are now held once a month, at 8pm. We alternate these between Bentworth on a Tuesday, and Medstead on a Wednesday, and arrange the date that is most convenient to all members. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome; please contact Gay Howard 565993, or email julian@howard.nildram.co.uk., or myself on  562126. ...

25 June, 2015

The Big Bentworth Hog Dance

The Villager

Saturday 27th June at 7:30pm – Hog roast – disco – raffle Join the party in the Marquee at Bentworth School – raising funds for St Mary’s School ...

25 June, 2015

Bentworth Village Fete – 4th July

Fete

Saturday 4th July 2015, 2-5pm – Free Admission Please keep your diary clear on Saturday 4th July 2015 for the Bentworth Village Fête. This will be a fun and entertaining day with stalls, activities, competitions, teas, beer tent, music and lots lots more. Requests will soon be made for bottles, crockery (for smashing), books, cakes, tombola prizes, chocolates (for new chocolate tombola stall). Please look out for further emails, adverts in the Villages and flyers for more information. ...

25 June, 2015

Letter from the Rectory

Church

Dear Friends Life moves on, however much we (particularly as we grow older) might like it not to change. As more of you will be discovering, Kathryn and I will be moving on from here at the end of August and into, for us, the uncharted territory of becoming pensioners! I have been appointed as Associate Vicar (House for Duty) to the benefice of Quantock Towers in the diocese of Bath & Wells, a group of six rural parishes in west Somerset, nestling beneath the Quantock Hills, within sight of Exmoor and a mile and a half from the sea. It will, in actual fact, be more like semi- retirement; the phrase “House for Duty” means that we get to live in a clergy house rent free, as at present, in exchange for two days unpaid work each week (including Sundays), so we won’t be hanging up our collars just yet. I’m hoping that the Bishop of Bath & Wells will agree that Kathryn will be able to work within the same benefice as me on the same, entirely voluntary, basis as she does here. So, given that this is an unpaid appointment, we’ll both be claiming our pensions (though the continuing bias against men (!) means I shan’t get my state pension for a few months yet, whereas Kathryn qualifies straight away). Leaving here will be difficult, as we have both made many good friends but, as stated above, life moves on. We’ll share our new address later, when we know what the telephone number will be. ...

25 June, 2015

Tribute to Mary Holmes

Pubs

It is with deep regret that we bid our farewell to Mary in her retirement to a new home in Petersfield. Mary came to Bentworth eighteen years ago in April 1987 as the new manager of The Sun Inn following the departure of Richard and Jan Beaumont. Having previously owned Public Houses in Bentley and Lower Froyle she was already a very experienced Publican. Mary immediately became part of the Village and “The Sun” is widely regarded by many as a Village institution. ...

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