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16 February, 2020

Bentworth Film Night – Tuesday 10th March

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We are pleased to announce that our next film, Official Secrets, will be shown on Tuesday 10th March. Official Secrets tells the true story of a British whistleblower, Katherine Gun, who leaked information to the press about an illegal spy operation, the purpose of which was to push the UN into supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London and the story made headlines around the world. ...

24 January, 2020

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019

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The Bentworth contribution to the Appeal was £1407.11.This was raised by door to door collections, the School, the Sun Inn, the Remembrance Day service collection and will be augmented by Gift Aid. ...

24 January, 2020

Garden Notes

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I have at last got out to do some tidying. In the shrub borders there are clumps of euphorbias. I love the big characias ones with blue green foliage and acid yellow flowers in spring. They make a good evergreen for your borders. You do have to cut the dead flower heads off later in the year. Here it gets awkward because the sap is nasty. ...

24 January, 2020

Farm Diary

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My articles begin with the rainfall figures which some find boring but others find of interest – especially those who are keen gardeners. Apologies to those who don’t want to know – but the total rainfall for 2019 we recorded was 1435 mm (58ins) but the more normal figure is around 1000 mm or 40 ins – it certainly has been wet. ...

24 January, 2020

Messy Church

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Come to a Messy Church Wedding! Saturday 1st February, 4:00pm-5:45pm Crafts, fun music and tea! Valentine’s special – come dressed for a wedding! ...

14 December, 2019

St Mary’s School, Bentworth – After-School Club Assistant Vacancy

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St. Mary’s is a small rural school located in the beautiful village of Bentworth, only 5 miles from Alton and in easy commuting distance. We have a strong Christian ethos and special family atmosphere that infiltrates into all that we do in our school. Relationships between staff, pupils, governors and parents at the school are excellent. ...

14 December, 2019

Epiphany Concert at Alton Abbey

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To be held in Alton Abbey Church Friday January 10th 7.30pm. Winchester Consort was established to enable singers to work with guest musical directors and composers in performing both contemporary works and established choral repertoire. The choir of invited, experienced, choral singers also aims to raise charitable funds and to provide opportunities for young and aspiring musicians. ...

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. ...