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13 October, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

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The Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania Our talk this month was given by Mr Boniface Mpano a senior Elder of a Kenyan Maasai tribe. Mr Mpano arrived in full Maasai dress of bright red with beautiful hand made belt and jewellery, making quite an impact on the ladies of the W.I. ...

13 October, 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 October has already produced 50.5 mm (2.04 ins) in the first 8 days. This totals 152.5 mm (6.78ins) in the last 15 days – wet by any UK standards. The ground was dry until the 23rd October and has taken this water well but is now approaching field capacity. ...

13 October, 2019

Bee News

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The bees are certainly not as busy now it has turned cooler, darker and wetter. They still have a bit of honey left to dry, before capping with wax. They need to reduce the water content to prevent it from fermenting. This is done from the natural heat from the brood, which is maintained around 35°C. The colony populations is much reduced, partly because all the drones (males) will have been evicted (or killed) as they serve no purpose to the colony, just a drain on resources. For those of you who remember that drones don’t do any work and sometimes even get fed – this is payback time! ...

13 October, 2019

Garden Notes – Pruning

Garden Club The Villager

Now is the time to get out and prune some of the plants in your garden. It helps in windy gardens to cut roses and buddleias part way down to stop the wind rocking them. Otherwise it is time to prune those plants that are too impatient to wait till spring before their sap rises. These are the birches, acers, vines and mulberries. I once lodged with a man who made birch sap wine. Think of all those acers which are tapped for maple syrup. ...

13 October, 2019

History of Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital – 7th November

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History of Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital tracing the early years of Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital and College. to be given by Jane Hurst, our local historian at Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP. ...

13 October, 2019

Bentworth Film Night – 12th November

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Bentworth Film Night will be screening Rocketman on Tuesday 12th November at the Jubilee Hall, Bentworth. Rocketman is a biographical musical film based on the life of musician Sir Elton John. ...

11 October, 2019

Harvest Festival Communion Service

Church Events

You are warmly invited to join in the traditional Harvest Festival Communion Service at 11am, Sunday 13 October at your local church, St Mary’s, Bentworth. ...

11 October, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting – Bentworth Jubilee Hall – 1st November 7 pm

Events

A meeting is being organized at the Jubilee Hall on 1st November 2019, starting at 7:00pm, to discuss the way forward for Bentworth Neighbourhood Watch. In the light of all the recent break-ins etc., it was suggested at the last Parish Council meeting that the Neighbourhood Watch system in the Village needs a review. ...

17 September, 2019

New Bell Ropes

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Many thanks to all who contributed to our new ropes – they have now arrived. They are red, white and blue (our old ones were just red), and should be in situ by the time this magazine is out. Do come and look at them, you will be very welcome. I will be in the church from 2 to 3pm on Sunday 29th September, and can explain how we use them. ...

17 September, 2019

Bentworth Churchyard Annual Tidy Up

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With all the recent warm weather, everything in the churchyard has grown well this year. It is now time for the annual tidy up and your help is needed. ...