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14 December, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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On 5th we had our Christmas Lunch at the RBL Hall, attended by 20 members and husbands. The meal was excellent and we thanked the caterers for their hard work. ...

14 December, 2019

Garden Notes

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We all want to have a garden that is bird friendly and now is a good time to plan ahead for this. All the Autumn berries will have gone by now, but the ones that last longest are those that do not go red. They do not look ripe so are left alone. The mountain ash trees (sorbus) have berries in yellow, pink and white as well as red. Sorbus Pink Pagoda is a tall growing tree with blue green leaves while for a small tree try sorbus vilmorinii with pink berries turning white. You have the purple callicarpa berries. A shrub that I saw growing wild in Florida, but it does as well here. You can get yellow berried holly too. Most skimmias are red berried but I have seen a white form. Another source of food are the fallen apples, so don’t be too much in a hurry to rake them up. ...

14 December, 2019

Farm Diary

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…including how Boyd stopped 24 unwanted pregnancies! The more perceptive of you will have noticed it has been wet for what seems like all of this year. The figures are that since 23rd September we have received 466.5 mm (19 ins) of rain until 30th November. ...

14 December, 2019

The Sun Inn – New Year’s Eve

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us and “Here Be Dragons” – a fantastic acoustic duo playing all your favourite music. Bar open 6:00pm till 1:00am, music from 9:00pm ...

14 December, 2019

Lasham Gliding 12th Annual Charity ‘Run/Walk’ – New Year’s Day 2020

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Charity run/walk for the Hawk Conservancy Trust, supporting their hospital enabling injured birds to be returned to the wild. Once around the airfield (approx 3 miles). ...

14 December, 2019

Messy Church – Saturday 7th December 2019

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You and your family are invited to Messy Church. Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No-one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together. Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal of sandwiches and cake, tea or coffee and juice. ...

22 November, 2019

Bentworth Churchyard Tidy

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Many thanks to everyone who helped with the churchyard tidy on Saturday 9th Nov and also to those who have been collecting leaves before and after the official event. Despite slightly less people attending this year, a great deal was done and the churchyard looked good for the Remembrance Service the following day. There is still a bit more to do and we might hold another session early in the new year. ...

22 November, 2019

Harvest Picnic in Bentworth

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The hunter’s moon shone down on us for the annual picnic. Only sporadically, sadly, owing to the rain that was determined to drown us all! However, 52 brave souls staggered forth into the night, to be greeted with a glass of sparkling pink fizz and a jolly welcome from Tony Brooking, the chairman of our committee. ...

22 November, 2019

Bentworth Village & Bentworth Neighbourhood Watch Email Distribution Lists and WhatsApp Groups

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I keep two separate email lists of people who live in Bentworth; Bentworth Village and Bentworth Neighbourhood Watch (NHW). I try to keep email addresses private and do not intentionally pass on anyone’s email address. I send the occasional non-commercial, non-political, impartial email to the Bentworth Village list containing information that I think will be informative, useful and/or of interest to them, often forwarded at someone’s request (including the Parish Council’s). ...

22 November, 2019

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks 2019/20

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We have arranged another really good season of Saturday evening events again this winter with something offered on most Saturday early evenings. Most events will be free of charge, unless stated otherwise and you do not need to be a member at Lasham to attend. ...