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22 November, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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Our talk this month was entitled, ‘Making people laugh and cry with verse’ by Mr David Bryant. Mr Bryant, a very smart gentleman dressed in a suit with his remembrance poppy nattily sported on his lapel, turned out to be a bit of a stand up comedian as well as a poet and raconteur. We were first treated to a few jokes, some slightly near the knuckle, before we heard the first poem. This was acknowledging the amount of medication we all seem to take in later life. We were all chuckling heartily by now. All the poems were written by Mr Bryant who proceeded to entertain us further by using dialects to match the poems. So we had ‘The Dragon’ in a Welsh lilt, followed by American and Northern accents for relevant ditties. ...

22 November, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

I have found the perfect Christmas present for local gardeners. The Hampshire Gardens Trust is publishing a book about the Herriard estate. In the 1790’s The owner George Purefoy Jervoise inherited the estate and employed the then fashionable landscape gardener, Humphry Repton at Herriard Park ‘Improving the Premises’. ...

22 November, 2019

Farm News

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This month’s rainfall figures are as follows – 117 mm (4.74 ins) of rain in September and 207.5 (8.4ins) in October. November has already produced 65 mm (2.64 ins) so the wet weather continues. This totals 389.5 mm (15.76ins) since 23rd September. The average rainfall is about 988 mm or 40 ins so you can see how wet it has been – nearly 40% of our annual rainfall in 6 weeks. Although wet here we are so much luckier than those further north with flooded homes, businesses and disruption to their lives. It will stop raining soon – I hope! ...

10 November, 2019

Broadbands RDS Fundraising Event – 3rd December 2019

Events

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at Wivelrod Barns “For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed looking to get to remoter places and find those special places that await.” ...

06 November, 2019

Minutes of Neighbourhood Watch Meeting – 1st November 2019

Events

There was an open discussion on the best ways to communicate with Village people in regard to security and the Neighbourhood Watch. Many people now use social media as a means of communicating but not all Villagers are involved. The discussion concentrated on how to pass on information, warn people of possible intruders, make people aware of the variety of scams going on. ...

30 October, 2019

POSTPONED – Bentworth churchyard tidy

Church The Villager

With England reaching the rugby World Cup final on Saturday 2nd Nov, it has been decided to postpone the Bentworth annual churchyard tidy until Saturday 9th Nov at 9.30am. ...

22 October, 2019

Bentworth Care Group Drivers Wanted

Care Group

Dear Villagers, Unfortunately due to some of our group having to stand down the Bentworth Care Group are looking for volunteer drivers from next year. We offer a very useful service for any residents of Bentworth who for one reason or another require transport to keep their medical appointments. We ask each member to be on duty for two months of the year and there are three members on duty each month so if you are not available there is always someone else to step in. We are a voluntary group but ask for a contribution to cover our fuel costs. ...

21 October, 2019

Broadlands RDA Fundraising Event – 24th October 2019

Events

An Evening with James Henderson, Author of A Life of Adventure Thursday, October 24th 2019 Doors Open 6.30pm – Talk Starts 7.00pm at Wivelrod Barns, Wivelrod Road, GU34 4AS. Light refreshments will be served. Fundraising Tickets £10 for Adults, £5 for Children. Book in advance or pay on the night ...

13 October, 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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The combined team of Daisy at The Sun and Bentworth Care Group, made the annual coffee morning, a wonderful event this year. Between us all, we raised the fantastic sum of £756.97 plus another £ 70 approximately from Gift Aid. So a total of £826 has been sent to this most worthwhile charity from our small, but most generous village. ...

13 October, 2019

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks 2019/20

The Villager

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. ...