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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. ...

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

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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

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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.” ...