Your County Times Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls to Wellington, plus clubs and societies, January 30, 2014.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

NATURE TRUST - The Aymestrey Branch of the Nature Trust meets tonight at 7.30pm in the parish hall when Bill Laws will give a talk ‘People and the Land of Herefordshire’.

CHURCH - There will be a service of holy communion on Sunday at 11am at Aymestrey.

QUIZ NIGHT - The next quiz night will take place on February 7 at 8pm. There is a £5 charge per team of up to four members.

Refreshments will be available.

Cash prize for the winning team.

COMEDY NIGHT - March 22 sees the return to Aymestrey of the very popular comedian Andy Oakley. Tickets are now on sale at £10 each to include a ploughman’s supper and are available from Ruth Scamp 01568 709031, Ken Holland 01568 770367, Helen Roberts 01568 770486

Bartestree and Lugwardine

PARISH PLAN - There will be a consultation event on February 9 from 11am–4pm in Bartestree village hall. All parishioners are invited to look at the seven, new, detailed action plans, which out - line your wishes for development in all aspects of the group parish over the next five to ten years.

Please drop in and give organisers your views. Refreshments will be provided.


VILLAGE LOTTERY - Congratulations. The £25 winners were Joan Harris with number 17 on December 21, Damien and Sarah Keefe with number 49 on December 28, Jo Macklin with number 8 on January 4, Marion Howard with number 24 on January 11, Lynn and John Burwood with number 33 on January 18.


PARISH COUNCIL - Bodenham parish council will meet at the Siward James Centre at 7.30pm on Monday. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

GARDENING CLUB - Bodenham’s Gardening Club will meet in the parish hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday when David Griffiths will be giving a talk on herbaceous borders.

New members are always welcome.

VALENTINE’S DAY - On February 14 at 8pm Arts Alive will be putting on their production of the comedy Crazy Little Thing Called Love . Tickets, at £8/£5 are available from the post office or from 01568 797404.

TRAVELS WITH A CAMERA - The next session of Travels With a Camera will be in the chapel at 7.30pm on February 10 and will feature some churches of interest.

Bredwardine and Brobury

FEBRUARY 100 CLUB DRAW - The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw will take place on next Thursday, February 6 at 8pm in the Red Lion Inn. Organisers look forward to seeing you at the event and good luck to all ticket holders.

Contact Jen Maddison on 01981 500048 for further information about the club.

QUIZ NIGHT - The recent quiz saw six teams battle it out in a number of rounds of general knowledge and fun questions. At half time everyone tucked into a glass of mulled wine and a middle eastern feast of falafels with side dishes followed by Turkish delight and hazer baba.

Noggins Farm a local pork butcher provided a large tray of sumptuous hot sausages which was much appreciated. At the end of the night the scores were close but the clear winner was St Michael’s Hospice which benefits from the £110 we raised at the event.

Thanks to all who helped and if it all sounds like fun come along to the next event.

CORRESPONDENT - If you have Bredwardine and Brobury news or events that you would like to appear in the County Times section of the Hereford Times, contact Kari Lawson on 01981 501077 or email

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL - Lucky £25 winners were Nick Johnson with 17 on December 21, Sheila Walker with number 49 on December 28, Julie Archer with number 8 on January 4, Gary Malins with number 24 on January 11, Claire Hancock with number 33 on January 18.

Burghill and Tillington

TABLE TOP SALE - Will be held on Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the Simpson hall, Burghill.

Bargains galore including household goods, books, bric-a-brac, toys, DVDs etc. There will be refreshments and a draw and entry is free. All proceeds in aid of Burghill CAP and Community Library. For further details, please ring Sally Robertson on Hereford 769459.


LOW IMPACT EXERCISE - To music sessions, Cedar Hall, Tuesdays 6pm -7pm , all ages, all abilities. Contact Mandy 01544 387958 or mandys.mail@virgin.


ZUMBA FITNESS - Cedar Hall, Thursday 6pm - 7pm. Pay as you go sessions. Contact Mandy 01544 387958 or mandys.mail@virgin.


Ewyas Harold

VINTAGE FAIR AND AFTERNOON TEA - In aid of the NSPCC. March 22, 10.30am - 3pm at the Memorial hall, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL. Featuring a flower arranging demonstration by Dawn Russell of SHED. Tickets £4 each, including a cup of tea/ coffee. Stalls, quality raffle, tombola. Afternoon tea available, 1.30pm-3pm, £7.50 each.

Reservations required. For tickets or to take a stall, call Carol Powell on 01873 860550 or email

DATA EXTRACTION - All patients were invited by a leaflet delivered through the post to a meeting at the Memorial hall this week to discuss the forthcoming ‘Data extraction of patient information’ involving your health records. PRIMARY SCHOOL - School members are very proud to announce that Ioana Partene in class three won the overall special prize for the Top Ad of the Year in the Design an Ad competition. As a result the school had £200 which the school council decided to spend on new craft materials.

Thank you to the school community for supporting Ioana and to everyone who voted for her.

Thank you also to all families who were involved with the fabulous book fair, where £396 was raised in free books for the school.

Guitar lessons are now available to pupils, either electric or acous - tic, no need to buy an instrument as all equipment is provided. The latest Rag Bag collection raised £94.50 for the school. Thank you to all who donated, please continue your support and ensure that all clothes dropped into the bank are in sealed bags.

Hello all gardeners, are there any parents or grandparents interested in running a gardening club once a week after school? It would start after the February half-term break, ideally on a Tuesday 3.30- 4.30pm, but other afternoons may be possible. Do you have any old bit of carpet at home, we need some for mulching under the new hedging?

HOLY COMMUNION – At Dulas Court on next Thursday, February 6, at 12noon.

MESSY CHURCH – On next Thursday, February 6, in St Michael’s hall, 3.30-5.30pm. Fun, craft activities, singing, stories and a hot meal for young children and their parents or guardians.


CHURCH SERVICES – Tomorrow (Friday), 8.15am, morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford. Sunday, 9.30am, parish mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford; 9.30am, parish eucharist at St Michael’s Church, Breinton; 11am, parish eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 1pm, holy baptism at Holy Trinity Church; 8am, holy communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 11am, All Age Eucharist at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 6.30pm, evensong at St Nicholas’ Church. Monday, 8.15am, morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church. Tuesday, 8.15am, morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 12.10pm, low mass at All Saints’ Church.

Wednesday, 8.15am, morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 12.10pm, low mass at All Saints’ Church. next Thursday, February 6, 8.15am, morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church; 10am holy communion at Holy Trinity Church; 2.10pm low mass at All Saints’ Church.

SYNERGY – In concert, in aid of the NSPCC. February 15, 7-10.30pm at Masonic hall, Kyrle Street, Hereford HR1 2EU.

The concert will be given by Synergy, the nationally-acclaimed, close-harmony male chorus. Tickets £22 each, includes a two-course supper, licensed bar, raffle. Call Carol Powell on 01873 860550 for tickets and menu, or e-mail

MISSING STRICTLY? – Come and join Nicola and her pupils for a fabulous night of live music and dance. Ticket entry includes hot food, performances and a strictly style dance lesson.

The event is being supported by local vintage band The Spitfires and is the launch night for organisers 2014 chosen charity Herefordshire Cardiac Support Group. £20 per ticket, February 15, Hereford town hall. Doors open 6.45pm, starts at 7.15pm.

Tickets available from Nicola on 07922 858 863.

HOSPITAL EDUCATION EVENING – People in Herefordshire suffering from bowel problems are invited to a special evening of education and discussion next week.

About 850 people in the county are suffering from inflammatory bowel conditions Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, with about 18,000 new cases diagnosed across the UK every year. An increasing amount of young people have been diagnosed with the conditions in recent years.

Herefordshire’s Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity support group, which was founded last year, will hold an evening of talks and discussion at Hereford County Hospital from 6.30pm on February 13.

People attending the evening will be given advice on fatigue, diet and other elements of living with bowel disease.

Co-ordinator of Herefordshire’s Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity support group, Jan Stevenson said: “Many people do not realise the significant impact these diseases can have on a person’s quality of life, affecting career aspirations, ability to work, psychological relationships and even day-to-day life, due to the debilitating symptoms such as extreme fatigue, pain, and diarrhoea.

“We’re pleased to provide our first free education evening where people can find out about living with these diseases and how to improve their quality of life”.

Wye Valley NHS Trust consultant Jake Burdsall said he and his team were “delighted” to be able to help those suffering from the conditions.

“Learning more about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis enables people to make informed decisions about their lifestyle to help better manage their symptoms,” he said.

To find out more call 0845 130 6824 or visit


ZUMBA FITNESS - At Luctonians Rugby Club on Mondays from 6-7pm. Pay as you go sessions.

Contact Mandy on 01544 387958 or

SHOW - ‘If the Shoe Fits’, February 23, 2.30pm at The Coronation Hall, Kingsland HR6 9QS. Performed by the brilliant CScape Dance Company and brought to us by Arts Alive, ‘If the Shoe Fits’ is a delightful show which uses physical theatre, dance, story-telling and music to transport children into the magical world of a very special kind of shoe shop, where every box contains its own special story. For all the family from three years upwards.

Doors open at 2pm for great value refreshments. Performance starts at 2.30pm and runs for approximately one hour without an interval. Tickets, all at £5, are available from Kingsland Post Office, The Garden Tea Room or call 01568 709579. This performance is generously sponsored by The Playhouse Company


DANCE AND QUIZ - Will be held at Hereford Welsh Club on February 7. Kingstone Brownies and Guides need your support to raise funds towards transport for a very special trip to London for World Thinking Day. Tickets are £10, come and have a get together with friends and family. Available from Nikki Addis on 01981 251720 / 07870 578828.

BINGO - Will be held tomorrow (Friday) at Kingstone village hall, eyes down 8pm.


MUSEUM - The museum is preparing 2014 exhibitions on various topics relating to the town and outlying districts, and would greatly appreciate any input, in the form of items, materials, anecdotes etc, that can be incorporated into these displays. Subjects include First World War, schools, music, Kingswood Hall/workhouse and toys. Donations or loans are welcome. Anecdotes of school days are particularly welcome but nothing too scurrilous.

For example, we’ve just received this gem: Way back in the 50s, LHGS had just played John Beddoes at football and Mrs Williams offered a couple of boys a lift back to Kington in her new car. As the little car ground its way through Titley, Simon asked her how many gears the car had.

“Four, Swancott. Why do you ask?” “Well, Mrs Williams, I just wondered why you only used bottom.” For further details 01544 231748/230182 or

CHARITY SHOP - The indefatigable Vicky Bernays will again be running the charity shop on behalf of the museum and solicits your generosity regarding saleable items. Please sort out your unwanted items and help support the museum, a charitable trust, totally reliant on donations.

Contact 01544 231174/231748 or 2014

CALENDAR - Thanks to all purchasers and sponsors we raised £650 for our funds. Four copies remain. These are, of course, collectors’ items and can only be purchased at a premium.

NEW FACILITIES - Following extensive building work to the Old Police Station in Kington, a superb new community facility has been provided at Marches Access Point (MAP).

The work has created an enlarged and improved training and meeting room, which will enable more training courses to be delivered for the local community and which will also be the new meeting place for town council meetings.

“We are really delighted with the improved facilities” said Emma Phillips, director of MAP. “We have established a significant track record for our training courses and we will now be able to expand the range of things that we can offer. We have been very pleased to work in partnership with Kington Town Council and Herefordshire Council to enable this work to take place.”

The building work has been financed by Herefordshire Council, as part of their commitment to the transfer of a range of community buildings to the town.

As well as the improved training room, a smaller meeting room has also been provided. It is intended that Kington Town Council will transfer its office to the Old Police Station, as well as using the new room for its council meetings.

“The transfer of a range of buildings, including the Old Police Station, to the ownership of the town means that we can ensure for the future that they remain for community use,” said Bob Widdowson, Mayor of Kington.

“This means that we can ensure that MAP can build on the excellent work that it currently offers to the town, both in terms of its training courses and its support for community organisations and individuals.

“Our thanks go to Herefordshire Council for making this possible.”

The building works were carried out by Integral, said Emma Phillips “Our thanks must go to the team who have carried out the works.

“As with any building work, it has been disruptive of our operations, but all of the building team have tried to make it as easy as possible for us.”

The new room will be officially opened on February 7 by Bill Wiggin, MP for Leominster and North Herefordshire.


BINGO - There will be bingo at the church hall, Knighton, on Saturday starting at 7pm.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY - St Edward’s church, Knighton, 9.30am; St David’s church, Whitton, 9.30am; St Andrew’s church, Norton, 11am; Knighton Baptist church, 11am, café style, all age worship service with the Traidcraft stall; Knucklas Baptist church, 6pm led by the Rev Maggie Rich; Knighton Methodist church, 11am led by Mr Frank Hooley; Knighton Catholic church, celebration of Holy Mass, 11am.

DONATION FROM NEW SHOP - New shop Blush in Station Road , Knighton, has donated £100 from its Christmas hamper raffle to Knighton First Responders. The hamper was won by Angie Morris and presented to her by Jo Packham and Tanya Hancock, who run the shop.

KNIGHTON FOOD BANK - The food bank continues to give support to individuals and families in Knighton and district who are in short-term crisis. The charity issues food parcels four times a week on average and continues to depend entirely on donations of food and money from local people and businesses.

Guidelines for donations include checking the best before date on tinned and packaged goods. Food items issued include tinned and packaged food, rice and pasta but not produce such as flour or cooking ingredients. At present there is a surplus of baked beans and tinned soup.

In addition to food, the bank also needs other essentials such as soap, shower gel, deodorant, shampoo and toilet rolls.

The food bank is currently in need of UHT milk, tinned rice pudding, custard, potatoes, peas, carrots, meat pies and cold meat, instant coffee, jam, marmalade, and spreads including peanut butter and Nutella. If anyone would like to set up a standing order to make a regular donation, forms are available from Rod Smith on 07816 410205 or email at


ZUMBA CLASSES - Low impact dance to music, Zumba Gold, all ages, all abilities at HALO, Bridge Street Sports Centre, Tuesdays 11.30am-12.25pm. Contact Mandy on 01544 387958 or mandys.mail@


OPERA FLICKS - Recorded live at Glyndebourne. Sunday 6.30pm at Lingen village hall. Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole and L’enfant et les Sortileges, £5 with a complimentary glass of wine during the interval.

GARDENING CLUB - In a change to the advertised 2014 programme for Tuesday, there will be a talk at 7.30pm by Paul Hands (as seen on the BBC’s The Medieval Farm ) with ‘Fruit, Jam and Spoons’.

Members 50p/visitors £3 on the door. Lingen village hall.

ST VALENTINE’S SUPPER DANCE - February 15 at Lingen village hall (SY7 0DY). Dance the evening away to live music by Soul Supply. Cold supper table (included in ticket price). Bar available. Adults £25, includes a glass of fizz on arrival. Dress code: black tie. Carriages at 1am.

Tickets are on sale now and available from all village hall committee members and Claire on 01568 770472. Proceeds in aid of Lingen village hall. Registered charity no. 219377.

TEDDY TOTS: Tuesdays 9.30- 11.30am, Lingen village hall.

YOGA - Classes on Wednesdays with Nora 7-8.30pm, Lingen village hall.

CARPET BOWLS - Thursday night is carpet bowls night at the village hall from 7.30pm. For further info on Lingen village events please visit

Much Birch

RECENT SPEAKER - Much Birch had an excellent speaker from St Michael’s Hospice in January giving members an insight into what it achieves now and what it hopes to achieve in the future and also giving full details of the extra building that is currently under way. One member, Margaret, was so proud that her son is the archi - tect of the whole wonderful plan.

It is amazing that this is all fund - ed by the citizens of Hereford with help from various charities.


ZUMBA FITNESS - Memorial Hall, Wednesday 7pm-8pm, pay-as-you-go sessions. Contact Mandy 01544 387958 or

COFFEE MORNING - There is a coffee morning at the Royal British Legion Club on Saturday, February 15, from 10-12noon.

There will be stalls, a tombola, a raffle plus a chance to have a cuppa and chat. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research. Please support this worthy cause. There will also be a prize bingo on Saturday, March 15, in aid of the same charity.

FOOTBALL CLUB Presteigne Football Club Under-18s team have drawn Hereford United Under-18s in the Herefordshire Giant Killers Cup on Thursday, February 13, with a 7.30pm kick-off. The match is special as it will be the first match with Hereford United youngsters, who recently took Manchester City Under-18s to extra time in the FA Youth Cup. No mean feat.

Please come along and support the up-and-coming youngsters of our town.

FILM SOCIETY This Friday is the film society’s annual fundraiser. It will be showing the film Blue Jasmine (12A) starring Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett at the Assembly Rooms at 8pm. Admission is £7. For further details call Alex on 260577 or Pete on 370202.

MARKET The monthly market takes place this Saturday at the Memorial Hall from 9.30-1.30pm. All the usual stalls will be there.

MUSIC The Brass Funkeys and the Showhawk Duo will be playing at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday, February 8, from 8pm. The Brass Funkeys will play funk, jazz and reggae using trombone, trumpet, and saxophone. The Showhawk Duo will play everything from 70s rock to operatic overtures.

Tickets will be £10 and can be purchased from The Wine Bar.

MUSIC IN NEW RADNOR The Music In New Radnor theme continues on Saturday, February 8, with music with the Denner Ensemble. They will perform a concert for baroque, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord with music by Thomas Vincent, Handel and Sammartini. Tickets are £12 for adults and £3 for under-14s.

For further details or to purchase a ticket call 350268.

SEED SWAP Transition Presteigne is holding a Seed Swap at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9.30-1.30pm. Do you have seeds spare?

If so, come along and swap them with someone else.

Flower and vegetable seeds are most welcome. There will also be gardening inspirations and information on the day.

CHI GONG New to Presteigne are classes in the ancient Chinese form of exercise chi gong. The classes will improve balance, creating vitality and bringing peace of mind.

They will take place at the Youth Centre in Hereford Street on Tuesday afternoons from 2-2.30pm. There is no charge but any donation will go to The Circle.

All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. For more information call 267922.

HOLIDAYS There are a couple of coach holidays available this year. From Monday, May 19, until Saturday, May 24, there is a six-day trip to Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight.

The cost will be £379 per person.

And also from Saturday, September 7, until Saturday, September 13, you can travel to Ullapool in Scotland for £475.

For further details call Jim on 01547 528099. Please book early

ARTS AND CRAFTS - The monthly arts and crafts fair takes place this Saturday at the Assembly Rooms from 9.30-3.30pm. All the stalls will be by local artists showing all their own work.

Refreshments will be available.

BELLY DANCING CLASSES - Alanya is taking belly dancing classes on Mondays from 7.30-9pm at St Andrews Hall. For further details call Abbie on 07962161081 or email info@alanyabellydance.

com or visit

VALENTINE’S - The Royal British Legion Club is holding a Valentine’s dance on Saturday 15 February from eight-late. Entry will be free and there will also be a free buffet.

MUSIC - Guitarist and singer Jack Brett is returning to The Wine Bar on Sunday, February 2 from 4pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

STROKE CLUB - The first meeting of the new year of The Borders Stroke Club will take place on Thursday, February 13 at the Community Support Centre in Hereford Street from 2pm. For further details call Marjorie on 267059 or Marlie on 260481.


YOUNG FARMERS’ EVENT - Puddings and Promises is the theme of Radnor Valley Young Farmers forthcoming social event on Saturday in Evenjobb village hall. The night will be full of scrumptious puddings for everyone to sample and enjoy followed by an auction of promises. The event, hosted by Radnor Valley YFC will be fundraising for the clubs 70th anniversary celebration. There’ll be an auction of promises, donated by past and present members ranging from sheep shearing, bale wrapping and livestock haulage to bespoke special occasion cards, taxi service and pampering. Tickets cost £5 including, of course the puddings and entertainment. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.


EXTRAORDINARY MEETING - of Wellington parish council will take place today (Thursday) at 7.30pm in the main hall at the community centre. This meeting will be a single agenda item meetng to discuss the planning application made for land at King Cup Cottage, Wellington Marsh, reference 133537. All interested parties are welcome. This extra meeting does not affect the regular scheduled meeting of the parish council which will take place on Thursday, February 6 at 7.30pm in the community hall at the community centre.

Breinton Ringcraft Society

OUR judge for the match on January 22 was Ron Pope. He has shown shetland sheepdogs and rough collies for many years and was a founding member and chairman of this club.

He chose Margaret Harkins’ bearded collie - Merrythorpe Miss Scarlet at Claudalla for best puppy and reserve puppy was Mary Hughes’ cavalier king charles spaniel - Evydal Madrigal.

Best veteran was Mary Hughes’ CKCS - Jordanic Italia Evyda.

Best adult and best in match was Molly McConkey’s whippet - Penbriar Lyrical at Barmoll and Reserve best Adult was Noz Barrett’s shetland sheepdog - Shelldonora Lightning Bolt.

Mary Hughes’ cavalier king charles spaniel- Evydal Madrigal gained first place at LKA in Birmingham and Best toy puppy and puppy group 1 at Hereford, Verheyen Toast Evydal was best of breed and toy group winner and Jordanic Italia Evydal was awarded best veteran at the West of England CKCS Show. Lynne Bradley’s Pointer - teisgol king alfred won first limit dog and the reserve CC at Manchester.

Ringcraft is held every Wednesday from7.45-9pm at Stretton Sugwas village hall. The next match will be on February 19. For further details contact Anthony Brooks 07776 150212 or Jeanette Shepherd 01544 327117.

Dorstone History Society

THE Dorstone History Society presents Rorke’s Drift and Robert Jones VC. Speaker Bill Cainan, Brecon Museum, 7.30pm for 8pm on Wednesday at the village hall.

Visitors £3, members free.

Huntington-Hereford WI

HUNTINGTON - Hereford’s president Pat Amos welcomed the members to the first meeting of 2014 and introduced the speaker for January, Brenda Drake. She detailed her holiday with five friends travelling around India, before attending the ACWW International Conference in Chennai as Herefordshire’s WI representative.

South Herefordshire Cottage Garden Society

THE year ended on a high note with an excellent Christmas lunch at the Old Court Hotel, followed by Fiona Warin, Cheltenham allotments officer, a very entertaining speaker.The coming season starts off with a talk by Chrissy Chang on Potagers. This will be at Walford village hall at 2pm on Saturday.

The rest of the year brings a selection of speakers, including Bob Brown, with various group outings to be arranged.

New members and visitors to meeting are always welcome.

Please contact Tinker Parsons on 01989 561050 for information.

Wellington WI

WELLINGTON WI’s February meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday in the village community room.

The speaker, Jill Hollingsworth will be talking about quilting, and illustrating her talk with lots of examples. All are welcome, and refreshments served after the speaker.


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