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19 February, 2017

Update on Bentworth Church Projects

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During November, we completed the replacement of the old boiler and oil tank with new ones. As with any modifications to an existing system, we have had a few teething problems, mainly due to the new system being more powerful than the original system. ...

19 February, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

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The first meeting of the year will be on Tuesday Mar 21 in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30. We have Wolfgang Bopp the Director of the Hilliers Arboretum giving us a talk on Japanese Gardens. I hope to see you all there. Membership is still £5 and you will be able to join then. ...

19 February, 2017

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

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All talks will take place at Lasham Gliding Society, Lasham Airfield, The Avenue, Lasham, Alton, GU34 5SS. Telephone 01256 384900 Saturday 4th March – A talk by Broadcast professional and futurologist, Richard Salmon on television past, present and future and what your next TV and home entertainment system might look like. ...

19 February, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Womens Institutes

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We met on 2nd February in the B L Hall, which is always warm and cheerful. Our speaker Mr. J. Pitman was a real joy. Some of our older members remembered the machines at the seaside, which portrayed saucy pictures “through the keyhole” and it was quite a relief when he spoke of the Butlers duties and the hierarchy that existed below stairs in the great houses. ...

19 February, 2017

Garden Notes

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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

19 February, 2017

An Evening with Rudyard Kipling

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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. ...

19 February, 2017

Easter Concert – “At the foot of the Cross”

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

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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