PROBUS CLUB OF PERSHORE

4:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CONSTANt source of wonder is the range of topics which our speakers present.

ECKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT

12:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Over the last twelve months we have done many things. Some of which are as follows

PROBUS CLUB OF EVESHAM

12:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Club President Jim Cox warmly welcomed John Cotton, attending his first meeting as a guest of Pat Sparrow, having seen our reports in the Journal recently. Clive Allen, on behalf of the Club, thanked George Bourne for his gift of our new audio system and Bob Young for his handsome donation of a special award – a Quaich (a Scottish friendship cup) for outstanding service to the club.

PERSHORE LADIES GUILD

11:04am Thursday 10th April 2014

We are very lucky to be able to access many delightful old houses and gardens within relatively easy travelling distance. One such house and gardens is Hanbury Hall which became a National Trust property 50 years ago last year. We were delighted to welcome the Deputy Head Gardener Caroline to our meeting on April 1. Caroline gave us a bit of information on the history of the House but her main talk was on the Re-creation of the formal gardens. This has taken place over the past 20 years, the aim was to restore 20 acres of the land back to the original design by George London 300 years ago. Obviously this was a mammoth task and involved a lot of hard work and planning. The design of the original garden was used to plan the work. The Parterre was started in 1993 and took 3 to 4 years to establish.

Headline

10:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

20474 Evesham £1000

HELPING HANDS

10:19am Thursday 10th April 2014

Don’t forget tomorrow night Friday April 11 Evesham Volunteer Centre is holding another very popular Quiz Night at Raphael’s Restaurant, Hampton Ferry, Evesham at 7.30pm. Cost £5 per head to include nibbles, teams of 4 – 6, please contact Evesham Volunteer Centre on 01386 40165 to reserve your tickets or turn up on the night.

LENCHES WI

12:45pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Our new president, Pat Moss, introduced our speakers, the Inkberrow First Responders with our own representative, Richard Shepherd, who is about to take up his posting.

SHIPSTON ARTS & CRAFTS SOCIETY

12:31pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Society met on Tuesday, March 18 to hold the Annual General Meeting to elect officers and also to hear Dr Sylvia Pinches speak on the life and career of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE, RA a wildlife artist born in 1901 in Cheshire.

EBRINGTON & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB

11:56am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SATURDAY, April 12 is the Annual Spring Show at Ebrington Village Hall.

HELPING HANDS

11:21am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Make a note in your diary – A Night at The Snail Races (animated fun races on the big screen) on Saturday April 19 at Raphael’s Restaurant, Hampton Ferry at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 each and include a hot supper, all proceeds in aid of Evesham Volunteer Centre, ring Sally Earley on 01386 40165 to reserve your tickets.

HOSPICE LOTTERY

10:15am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The winners for week ended 28th March are as follows:

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9:17am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HAMPTON WI - MARCH 2014

BRETFORTON GARDEN CLUB

9:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Members and visitors from other Garden Clubs enjoyed a fun night out in Bretforton where they were able to test out their gardening knowledge in the Inter-Village Garden Quiz on March 20. Ebrington, Blockley and Mickleton Garden Clubs joined Bretforton to do battle in a nail-biting contest under the expert guidance of Quizmaster Howard Drury. Howard is a renowned broadcaster and horticulturist and set a variety of questions including music and picture challenges as well as giving us many gardening hints and tips along the way.

MICKLETON GARDENING CLUB

3:31pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Pat Cook, the Chair Person, opened the March meeting, and welcomed new members. She invited entries for the spring show on April 12 to make the show a success.

BADSEY WI

3:24pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WE were pleased to welcome Dr Gillian White who gave a most fascinating insight into the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

HONEYBOURNE VILLAGE NEWS

2:24pm Thursday 27th March 2014

The 1st Honeybourne Scout Group are in urgent need of a Group Secretary as the present secretary has had to resign due to increased family commitments and demands on her time. The Executive Scout Committee meets 6 times a year on alternate months. The duties of the Secretary to is take simple minutes, record these and distribute them via e-mail to other the members of the Committee. He or she will also circulate an Agenda to the Committee members prior to each committee meeting. The Group Secretary keeps the Group records, and these are sent via the District Secretary in Evesham to the Scout Association for the Annual Census in the early part of each year. The Group Secretary must be familiar with computers and spreadsheets.

PERSHORE FLOWER CLUB

2:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE March meeting of Pershore Flower club was a night to remember. Our demonstrator was Nigel Whyles from Telford and the theme for his demonstration was The Bizarre World of Clarice Cliff’. Nigel entertained us with his witty chat and helpful advice.

HAMPTON FRIENDSHIP CLUB

1:31pm Thursday 27th March 2014

After an early-winter break (in case of bad weather which did not materialise!) Hampton Friendship Club will re-commence meetings on Wednesday, April 2, starting at 2.30 pm.

ECKINGTON WI

12:15pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Our meeting was held during Fair Trade Fortnight. We had a thought provoking talk from Jane Lavery about how fair trade works and who benefits. We were inspired to think about how the way we shop can affect the environment and the lives of those in developing countries. It was also clear that Fair Trade did not mean quality was compromised. Even those of us who are reluctant to change our usual shopping habits can make a difference by maybe changing one or two times to a Fair Trade product; as they say ‘every little helps!’. After the talk, there was an opportunity to buy some Fair Trade products and perhaps not surprisingly, the chocolates and biscuits went well.

HELPING HANDS

10:10am Thursday 27th March 2014

Make a note in your diary – A Night at The Snail Races (animated fun races on the big screen) on Saturday April 19 at Raphael’s Restaurant, Hampton Ferry at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 each and include a hot supper, all proceeds in aid of Evesham Volunteer Centre, ring Sally Earley on 01386 40165 to reserve your tickets.

PROBUS CLUB OF EVESHAM

9:02am Thursday 27th March 2014

At our meeting on March 21, we welcomed Mary Jones, a retired physiotherapist from Cheltenham, who described how the Smiles Foundation is making smiles in Romania.

DEFFORD

12:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE inaugural meeting of the new social group The HummingBirds was held on the second Wednesday of March and proved to be a resounding success. Twenty two ladies assembled in Defford Village Hall for an evening of friendship and relaxation.

INKBERROW AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

2:32pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE weather played it's part welcoming visitors to the Inkberrow and District Horticultural Society's Spring Flower Show,held at the Village Hall on Saturday, March 8, with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.

LITTLETON WI

2:14pm Thursday 20th March 2014

OUR meeting this month was well attended and following the singing of Jerusalem President Val Davies was happy to inform us that member Jean Bayliss had accrued her 100 points and was given her voucher to spend as she wished.

MICKLETON PARISH COUNCIL

1:37pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Report on the meeting held on February 26. The redundant sign posts have been located and Gloucestershire County Council will be asked to remove them.

THE BADSEY SOCIETY

Cotswold Journal: (4645676)

1:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Digging up the past has never been so entertaining, especially if you caught Henry Sandon and Peter Stewart at Badsey recently. Their Badsey Society gig attracted a large audience to the village church to see these two veteran's of the 'archaeologist's trowel' dig deeper into the lighter side of their passion for old crocks.

TONS OF MONEY

12:29pm Thursday 20th March 2014

IF there is one quality essential for a successful farce it is enthusiasm and this the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's adaptation of Tons of Money, presented by The Inkberrow Players at the Village Hall for three nights commencing February 20, possessed in abundance.

VALE OF EVESHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

12:15pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Memories are Made of This - Songs of the 1950s and 60s

PROBUS CLUB OF EVESHAM

12:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

At our meeting on March 13, our own Tony Davies entertained us with Tchaikovsky – the man and his music. He played a variety of the great man’s music, including excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, and described his troubled life.

WICKHAMFORD GARDENING CLUB

11:46am Thursday 20th March 2014

The February meeting was well attended and 10 new members joined the club. The talk entitled" Batsford Arboretum through the year" was given by Susanna Burn who spoke knowingly and informatively. Most members were familiar with the Arboretum but Susanna gave us insight into the hard work by the staff to make it the spectacle that we all know and love. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday March 26 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall and is our Spring Show with a fun quiz taking place during the judging procedure . Show schedules had been given to members at the last meeting but if more information required please contact committee members. We look forward to seeing all our members and guests for what promises to be an entertaining evening.

PEBWORTH AND DISTRICT WI

11:06am Thursday 20th March 2014

Our March meeting took us round the globe to Africa, with Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg talking to us about Ifakara Bakery project and The Free Bread Funds in Tanzania.

HARVINGTON

10:45am Thursday 20th March 2014

• The Holiday Club which ran over half term in the School Hall kept over 30 children, young helpers and volunteers fully occupied for three days. In fact it was so popular that for the first time in recent years, notices had to go up around the village stating that the Holiday Club was full. Sadly the weather limited the usual outdoor games, but there were still craft activities and indoor games to stimulate everyone. On Wednesday Ian Craigan of Puppet Tree Community Arts came and led a workshop on shadow puppets, with the children making their own puppets and putting on a show at the end of the day. On Thursday afternoon the tired and happy children were collected and sent home with the promise of more to follow in the summer. ‘Muddy Kids’ will take place between July 29-31, more information to follow.

EVESHAM GARDENING CLUB

10:39am Thursday 20th March 2014

Members enjoyed the delightful slides and talk of Nicholas Clark guiding us from the Cape of Good Hope to Victoria Falls. It was very interesting and most informative. Members will next challenge their skills with the Spring Show and Quiz on March 25 at Wallace House, Oat Street 7.30pm. Good luck to all entrants.

Helping Hands

10:36am Thursday 20th March 2014

Daisychain Benevolent Fund Charity Shop needs volunteers on Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 1.30pm or 12.30 – 4.30pm sorting out donated goods, till work, dealing with customers. To find out more about this very worthwhile voluntary opportunity please contact Sally Earley, details below.

NORTH COTSWOLD FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

9:59am Thursday 20th March 2014

AT our last meeting, our talk by Carol Lomas about the Shakespeare Hospice showed us just how much work is being done - much of it on a voluntary basis - at the hospice. Not only is there full time nursing care for terminally ill men, women and children, but there is a day hospice twice a week, care for sufferers at home and many counselling and family support services. The talk was most informative and made us realise just how valuable hospices are.

BOURTON AND DISTRICT U3A

9:45am Thursday 20th March 2014

LEARNING is for life and life is for learning – and it is all sociable and fun. That’s the aim of the Bourton and District U3A who meet regularly in Moreton in Marsh, Stow and Bourton on the Water

HOSPICE LOTTERY

9:32am Monday 17th March 2014

26547 £1000 Pershore

FLADBURY PARISH COUNCIL

6:02pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Notes from the meeting held on February 17.

PERSHORE HERITAGE AND HISTORY SOCIETY

2:31pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THIS month was our AGM, we were able to report a fairly successful attendance year but with strong financial pressures some decisions need to be made in the near future.

ASHTON WI

2:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE President welcomed everyone to the March meeting, including two new members. The business included an appeal for some volunteers to come onto Committee, as we have two members retiring in May.

PERSHORE LADIES GUILD

12:28pm Thursday 13th March 2014

OUR speaker in March was Mardy Smith, Principal of New College Worcester. This college is a unique school for blind and partially sighted young people between the ages of 11-18.

Bishampton and District Gardening Club

10:16am Thursday 13th March 2014

Over 70 people packed the Villages Hall, Bishampton to hear Christine Walkden’s fascinating, witty and amusing talk about her life and times, on Wednesday March 5.

PROBUS CLUB OF EVESHAM

9:05am Thursday 13th March 2014

Readers will be delighted to know that despite an absence of reports recently, the Club is very much alive and going strong. And a lot has happened over the past few weeks.

Hospice Lottery Winners

9:08am Monday 10th March 2014

The winners for week ended 7th Mar are as follows:

VALE OF EVESHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

9:32am Thursday 6th March 2014

FOND memories of the popular music of the 1950s and 60s were revived when, Kidderminster based, multi-instrumentalist Robert Barber entertained the Historical Society at their February meeting. The Friends’ Meeting House, Cowl Street, Evesham echoed to the strains of Dean Martin's “Memories are made of This” and “When Wymperwills Call”, and George Formby’s “That’s My Baby”, “Bill Bailey”, and “Pack Up Your Troubles” with many others.

Bidford & District History Society

11:06am Saturday 1st March 2014

At the February meeting, members enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr. Gillian White on The Great Fire of Warwick, 1694. Gillian gave a very popular talk last year on Mary, Queen of Scots. It was said the Great Fire was started by a spark from a torch being carried up the High Street. It quickly spread, due to the predominance at the time of narrow alleys of half-timbered houses with over-hanging eves. It crossed the High Street narrowly missing the Lord Leycester Hospital and eventually stopped in the Market Square, having changed direction with the wind several times. 450 buildings were destroyed and 250 families made homeless. It was said the bells of the church melted and tumbled to the ground! Immediately after the fire, financial assistance was mobilized by the Bishop and other local dignitaries. Furthermore, an Act of Parliament was passed, so the entire country donated to the rebuild of Warwick. All of the new properties were required to be built within 2 years and many had to conform to strict architectural guidelines, with the aim of creating “a town suitable for a better sort of gentleman.” The end result was “a splendid town,” according to Daniel Defoe. A huge variety of different traders in the town claimed for compensation, including the King's Harpist!

Harvington

8:49am Saturday 1st March 2014

Harvington First School are celebrating as, following a recent Local Authority review, they have been graded as an outstanding school, which is the highest grade possible. This judgement is based on the achievement and progress of all year groups and recognises both the children’s excellent learning attitudes and the teaching that they receive.

PROBUS CLUB OF PERSHORE

2:36pm Thursday 27th February 2014

WHAT interesting information we get by just going to a Probus Club meeting!

MONTFORT THEATREGOERS

1:42pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THE ladies of Simon de Montfort Drive namely: Lynne Behrendt, Siriol Davies, Dorothy Jenkins and Lyn Osborn considered there was a need to supplement local entertainment by organising transport to other venues.

Probus Club of Evesham

10:40am Thursday 27th February 2014

President Bob Young opened our meeting on February 13 with the news that, for personal reasons, long standing member George Lewis of Stratford regretted he could no longer commit to attending. We wished George well. Bob also congratulated Clive Allen on our website and from a show of hands it was clear that most members regularly visit the site.




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