Your County Times: Almeley to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, March 20, 2014.

Hereford Times: Your County Times: Almeley to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, March 20, 2014. Your County Times: Almeley to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, March 20, 2014.

Almeley

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – The next film is Blue Jasmine (12A) next Thursday, March 27, in Almeley village hall at 7.30pm, tickets £4. Doors open at 7pm, ample parking, cabaret seating, bar available.

Ashperton

CAR BOOT SALE – At Ashperton Primary Academy, March 29, 9am until 11.30am. £5 per car, hire of trestle table £5. To book call 01531 670385. Bacon rolls, tea/coffee will be on sale.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

COMEDY NIGHT– Saturday sees the return of comedian Andy Oakley. Tickets are £10 each to include a ploughman’s supper.

There will be a licensed bar and a prize draw. Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are available from Ruth Scamp 015658 709031, Ken Holland 01568 770367, Helen Roberts 01568 770486.

PARISH COUNCIL – Aymestrey Parish Council meets on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

NATURE TRUST – The Nature Trust meets on Thursday, March 27, in the parish hall at 7.30pm, when Peter Sams will talk on The Life of Swifts.

PUB GAMES NIGHT – On March 28 there’s a pub games night at 7pm. Pairs will take part in darts, quoits, dominoes, table football, bar billiards etc. There’s a supper of home-made soups and puddings. Tickets are £5 per person including food. There are small prizes for winners and runners- up.

Bishops Frome

EASTER CRAFT FAIR – At Bishops Frome village hall on April 13, 10am until 3pm.

Exhibitors please contact Barbara. Tel: 01886 880770, 07876 022117, email: office@barbaradavies.net

Bishopstone

VILLAGE LOTTERY – Viv Waters won £25 with number 5 on March 8.

VILLAGE WALK – Saturday, meet at the car park just off the Bell Square, Weobley, at 10am. Flat circular walk around Weobley, following a footpath through Garnstone Park, past the old castle remains. Wear suitable waterproof footwear.

Bosbury

RINGCRAFT CLUB – Hereford Ringcraft Club is very proud of the fact that Gill Bray’s shetland sheepdog puppy Lianbray Locked in Love got first in special puppy bitch and then went on to win best puppy in breed at Crufts.

Gill also did very well with Ruscombe Strike a Light, getting a first in the limit class.

Hilary Bubb also did the club proud with Bertie her dachshund, kennel name ‘Leapoffaith to Wyeknot’ gaining first place in yearling.

David and Carol Coode had a great day at Crufts with Gunna ‘Ch. Warringah’s Gundaroo’ JW winning special working dog and Merri Warringah’s Merriwagga getting first place in the picking- up class. At the club match David and Carol Coode’s labrador Warringah’s Perth’got best puppy in Match and Wolferflow Anthea dachshund did well for Carolyne Scott, getting best adult in match.

Congratulations were sent to all the winners from the committee and members at the ringcraft club, which meets every Tuesday evening, 7.30pm for 8pm start at Bosbury parish hall.

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL – Mrs A Evans won £25 with number 45 on March 1.

Olive Mallins won £25 with number 5 on March 8.

LOCAL HISTORY EVENING – The speaker on Thursday, March 27, will be local historian and author Ruth Richardson, who will be telling members about the life and career of Blanche Parry.

Born at Newcourt in the Golden Valley, Blanche became chief gentlewoman and confidante to Elizabeth I. She spent most of her life at court and befriended many of the chief figures on the national scene. The talk begins at 7.30pm at the New Bridge community centre, admission £2 to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome.

Bromyard

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION LENT LUNCH – A Lent lunch will be held at Saltmarshe and district hall on Wednesday between noon and 2pm to raise money for British Heart Foundation.

Suggested donation per lunch £5.

SCHOOL MUSICIANS –The talented musicians of Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, in Bromyard, have a busy few months ahead. On May 4 the steel band will be performing at Lower Hope for Clive Richards’ open garden event, something which the group is asked to do on a regular basis. On May 10 all the musicians will be joining local primary schools, the Bromyard Wind Band and Bromyard Choral Society for another Last Night of the Proms event in St Peter’s Church.

On June 30 past and present musicians are taking part in the summer concert in the school hall at 7pm. This will be the final concert at QE organised by David Kemp, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.

Mr Kemp received his MBE from the Queen recently.

On July 4 the steel band has been invited to RAF Brize Norton to perform at the summer ball. The band returns late on Friday night, only to be ready the following day to be the lead float in the new Bromyard gala procession.

Burghill

CROCODILE 8 RACE – May 25, 3pm, Burghill Community Academy, Burghill, Herefordshire. Junior croc, 8.8 multi- terrain race, tot croc fun run. Numbers capped at 350. Prize giving, live music and great food at the Bell Inn, Tillington, afterwards. For more information visit www.crocodile8.org.uk or www.facebook.com/crocodile8race.

Burley Gate

BINGO BASKET BONANZA – At Burley Gate C of E Primary School on March 28. Family fun, children of all ages welcome.

Doors open 6pm, eyes down 6.30pm. Join organisers for prize bingo and a basket bonanza raffle.

Colwall

OVER three years residents have been planting trees in the community orchard, including 25 damson trees in the new roadside hedge, 20 mirabelles in the new field hedge and 241 trees in the orchard.

The apples and pears are mostly local varieties already found in Colwall, including our very own Colwall varieties, Captain Tom and Colwall Quoining apples and Stinking Bishop pears.

To celebrate the final planting there has been organised another round of tree dedications.

You can dedicate a tree for £60 and choose whichever type or variety of tree you like.

If you would like to celebrate your loved ones in this way, please download a form from our website at www.colwallorchardgroup.org or phone Helen on 540569.

Credenhill

BARN DANCE CEILIDH – With Whiffeldy, will be held in Credenhill community hall on March 29, from 7pm until late.

There will be a bar, food and a raffle.

Tickets adults £8, under 12s £4, available from Gordon Batchelor 01432 760312. Proceeds in aid of St Mary’s Church and community hall.

Dilwyn

YOGA CLASSES – At Dilwyn village hall, each Tuesday, 4pm- 5.30pm. Drop-in sessions – £3 a time.

Contact Sue Harris on 01544 318604 or 07799 832657.

Dinedor

DINEDOR HERITAGE GROUP – A public meeting will be held at Dinedor village hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Representatives from Herefordshire Planning and Skylon Park will discuss current plans and future opportunities regarding the cycle route and new footbridge, together with other heritage issues in the Rotherwas area.

Admission free. Light refreshments available.

Barbara Ferris on 01432 870696.

Eardisland

LITTER-PICK – A litter-pick is organised for March 29, with volunteers being asked to meet outside the Eardisland community shop (Dovecote) at 10am. Yellow reflective jackets, gloves, sacks and grabbers will all be provided, with plenty of litter for everyone.

Ewyas Harold

VINTAGE FAYRE AND AFTERNOON TEA – In aid of NSPCC/ChildLine. Saturday, 10.30am-3pm at Memorial Hall, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL. Just off the A465 and loads of free parking.

Featuring flower arranging demonstration by Dawn Russell, of SHED. Stalls, quality raffle, tombola. Tickets £4 each, includes cup of tea/coffee.

Under-16s free.

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 e-mail carolpowell50@btopenworld.com BELMONT – Looking forward to your support for our bucket collection in aid of NSPCC/ ChildLine at Tesco Belmont on March 28.

If you would like to volunteer for any of our events, phone Carol Powell on 01873 860550.

PRIMARY SCHOOL – Earlier this month WildPlay came to the recreation ground on a Saturday and the children involved enjoyed the activities provided by Herefordshire Nature Trust. This was the start of a new community wildlife project, so watch this space for future dates.

Hermione Granger, Where’s Wally, Snow White, Mr Stink, Black Beauty and Horrid Henry some of the characters in school for World Book Day.

Thank you to the children for making the effort to dress up – all looked fantastic. Next dressing up day is on March 21 for Sports Relief.

Pupils will be asked to dress up in sports wear and donate £1 to be involved in a fun-filled activity afternoon.

Sports Relief brings people together to have fun and raise life- changing cash.

The cash raised doesn’t only change lives in the short term, but also helps create a lasting difference that can ripple through entire communities.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY – We are battling to stay open despite the work going on at Horsecroft.

So come along on a Tuesday, 9.30am-noon, or Thursday, 2pm- 4.30pm, just follow the signs to where a warm welcome awaits you and lots of books to borrow or buy.

LENT LUNCH – The theme for this week will be ‘our Kingdom Come.

All are welcome today, noon, in the Baptist hall to join the discussion followed by a soup lunch at 1pm.

COFFEE MORNING – Tomorrow in the memorial hall, 9am- 11.30am, in aid of Alzheimer’s, craft stalls, ironwork, jewellery, painting.

PILGRIM COURSE – Is open to anyone, especially those people contemplating confirmation, and the next one will be tomorrow, 7pm, at the rectory.

CAFE SERVICE – At the Baptist chapel on Sunday, 10.30am with Janet Manifold.

OPEN GARDENS – Whitfield Court on Sunday, 2pm-5pm.

TAIZE SERVICE – In the memorial hall March 28, 8pm.

POP-IN – On March 29 at the Methodist chapel there will be stalls to view, as well as the usual coffee, tea and biscuits.

GRACE COURSE – Wednesday, 7.30pm, in the Baptist hall.

Garway

GARWAY LIVE! – Saturday, 8pm with Ghost of a Dog. Ghost of a Dog hail from the Border regions of Wales and the ancient Forest of Dean, and are Wales’ new Americana/Roots discovery.

Ghost of a Dog’s new album release, Coyote, has been bringing their quirky mix of roots influenced soulful alt-country/folk rock, to audiences up and down the country.

BRFM Radio, Dan James said: Coyote blew me away.

“It’s my top favourite album of 2013.

No fillers no half-measures, all great sounds and musicianship and Tamzin’s voice just soars.

If there was any justice in this world you lot would be filling stadiums by now.”

Tickets £8, 01981 580056/bookings@garwaylive.com. www.garwaylive.com and Facebook.

Hereford

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION – In aid of the mayor’s charities 2013-14 (St Michael’s Hospice and the Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious – restoration of the John Venn Arch).

First prize £50. Topic is Within the City Walls. Please take A4 or A5 photograph to the town hall in a sealed envelope with entry fee £5, note or cheque payable to the Hereford Guild of Guides, between March 1 and 31. Under 18 entry fee £1. For more details: www.herefordguidedwalks.org.uk.

HEARTSTART COURSE – The course on March 27 is now full, but organisers are now taking bookings for the next Hereford public course on April 29 at The Starlite Rooms, Hereford, 7pm until 9pm.

Kingsland

FIELD NOTES – 7.30pm, March 28, Coronation Hall, Kingsland HR6 9QS.

An evening of creative magic, Field Notes is a unique collaboration of music and art featuring renowned composer Howard Skempton, textile artist Matthew Harris and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Using old county maps and graphic scores as common starting- points, Howard Skempton and Matthew Harris have each created a new work for this performance.

Harris’ free-standing textile artwork will transform the space into both a gallery and a concert hall as four of BCMG’s world- class musicians perform Skempton’s new piece.

The evening includes a behind- the-scenes film, including interviews with both Skempton and Harris, and conversation between audience and artists – all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

There will be a licensed bar and light refreshments on offer from 7pm.

Tickets £12 adult, £5 children/student are available from Kingsland Post Office, The Garden Tea Room, Kingsland and telephone 01568 709579.

All proceeds go towards the restoration and renovation of St Michael and All Angels via its Friends organisation SMAAAK.

Knighton

DANCE EVENING – With the talented Rhythm Thieves, Leintwardine community centre, April 12, 8pm. £8 per head including nibbles on the tables. Tickets available on 01547 540593 or on the door. Knighton and District Rotary Club raising money for local charities.

CHURCH SERVICES – For Sunday: St Edward’s church, Knighton 9.30am, holy communion led by The Rev Petra Beresford-Webb.

St David’s church, Whitton 9.30am morning worship led by the Rev Melia Cope. St Andrew’s church, Norton 11am holy communion led by The Rev Melia Cope. Knighton baptist church 11am led by The Rev Maggie Rich.

Knucklas baptist church, 6pm, holy communion led by the Rev Maggie Rich.

Knighton methodist church 11am led by The Rev D Longley.

Knighton catholic church, celebration of holy mass 11am.

CONCERT SOCIETY – Knighton and District Concert Society present their final concert of the season at 3pm on Sunday in St Edward’s church, Knighton.

This will be an organ recital with David Williams, head of keyboard studies at Tonbridge school.

Tickets £9. Entry for students and children £2.

For more information telephone 01547 520756.  

AGM – Knighton and District Tourism Group held its AGM at the Tower House Gallery on March 6.

A packed room heard chairman John Rickerby report on the year’s activities, specifically the two new information boards at Brookside Square and Milebrook.

Jay Tate regretfully resigned as vice-chairman and two new members were welcomed.

Renewal of the group’s strategy will be undertaken in 2014 and walking weekends are being planned for May 30, June 1 and 13, and September 14.

KNIGHTON AMNESTY GROUP – Knighton and District Amnesty International Group are holding an Extra Ordinary Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 7.30pm at 6 Jackets Close, Knighton.

Lower Lyde

FIELD NOTES – Local art lovers are in for a rare double treat according to rural events producers Arts Alive. In a world first, two internationally-renowned artists, a composer and a visual artist, have specially created a one-off musical tapestry for communities in Herefordshire and Shropshire in what is described as an evening of ‘pure creative magic’.

Lyde Court, Lower Lyde, HR1 3AE, 7.30pm on March 21. Tickets £10/£5 from 01432 357753.

Madley

PARISH COUNCIL – At the last meeting on March 4, the effects of the severe weather were discussed, with the flooding on Brampton Road causing major ongoing disruption.

The parish council is in contact with both Balfour Beatty and the Duchy of Cornwall over this issue to carry out works to alleviate the problem in future.

The recent competition held to design the recreation field resulted in more than 40 entries of a very high standard and which had clearly had a lot of time and effort put into them.

The parish council had difficulty in choosing winners and it was decided to award 11 prizes of a £5 book token.

The winners were: Lily Batstone (age nine), Kiefer Byrne (eight), Isabelle Cooke (four), Barnaby Williams (eight), Lucy White (11), Jessie-Mai Shutts (five), Laura Sierakowski (11), Stephanie Wall (nine), Oliver Davis (five), Rachael Dennison (12) and Becky Dennison (14). The parish council would like to thank all of the children who entered, the most popular ideas within the entries will be incorporated into plans for the recreation field and the parish council will be seeking grants to carry out the improvements.

The next meeting is on April 1, at 7.15pm in the parish hall. All welcome.

Mansel Lacy

LACY LADIES – The next meeting will be next Thursday, March 27, at 7.30pm, in the community centre.

Jane Cox will be giving a talk entitled Life of a Camp Follower, about her life as a civilian with the army.

This is an open meeting, all welcome.

Details from Joyce Edwards 01981 590638.

ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING – An evening of words and music, hosted by the Mansel Singers, will be held in the community centre on April 5, at 7pm.

There will be light refreshments, please bring your own drink and glass.

Tickets £6 adult £3 child. Details and tickets available from Jane and Robin Cox 01981 590269, or from the Mansel Singers.

Monkland

SPRING SHOW – Saturday in the village hall. All exhibits to be staged between 9.30am and 11am. Open to visitors at 2.30pm.

Teas and a draw.

PRIZE BINGO – In village hall on Fridays. Doors open at 7pm.

Eyes down at 8pm.

Everyone welcome but no children aged under six.

CHURCH – There will be no service at All Saints Church on March 30 as there will be a joint service at Dilwyn Church.

Mordiford

LANE CLOSED – From March 15, Tidnor lane will be closed for 15 weeks. The top end, Larport Lane will remain open, giving access to Longworth Mill and through to Bartestree.

DONATIONS – At the funeral of Peter Davies in January, £1,110 was collected for Air Ambulance.

The family wishes to thank all those who so generously contributed to the memory of their brother.

They also donated £100 to Mordiford church.

MEETING – The parochial church council meeting will be held at Sufton Court tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm.

Much Birch

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – Much Birch community hall, Saturday 2.30pm, family matinee, From Up on Poppy Hill (U). Studio Ghilbi animated film, a group of Yokohama teens try to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition in preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, great film, suitable for all ages. Adults £4, under 16s £3. Doors open 2pm for refreshments (including hot dogs), film starts at 2.30pm, ends 4pm approx. Tickets available on the door or in advance, please phone Bryony on 01981 580298.

Presteigne

FOURTH TUESDAY CLUB – A varied programme of events is planned for every fourth Tuesday in 2014. Organisers start of on Tuesday with a soup and dessert lunch in St Andrew’s hall at 12noon. For this, the first meeting, a local after lunch speaker will be joining the group. To enable organisers to cater accurately, please call Jonathan on 01544 262712 to advise that you intend to come.

Tickets are £3.50 per person. All will be welcomed, especially single people. Organisers look forward to seeing you.

QUIZ – Drewies Quiz returns to The Royal Oak on Tuesday starting at 7.45pm. Teams of four cost £2 per person. The winners will receive a meal voucher for The Royal Oak. All proceeds will go to Lou’s 14 in 14 for Freddie.

CHESS CLUB – Do you play chess or would like to learn? If so why not join the chess club? They meet on Tuesday evenings at The Farmers from 7.30pm. All abilities are welcome. For further details turn up on Tuesday evening or call David Hancock on 231208.

MUSIC – DJ Rockin Eddie is making a return to The Royal British Legion Club on Saturday evening from 8pm until late. Eddie will play 50s rock and roll along with 60s and 70s music. Everyone welcome.

FILM SOCIETY – The film Child’s Pose (15) will be shown at The Assembly Rooms on March 28 at 8pm. Admission will be £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for students. For further details call Alex on 260577 or Pete on 370202.

COMMUNITY DRAW – Presteigne and Norton Community Support recently made its community draw for March. John Preece drew the following winners. £20 Marlie Mace, £15 Mrs B Gibbons and £12 Mrs E Inskip. Thanks for your continued support.

COACH HOLIDAYS – Jim Bostock from Knighton is running some bus holidays in the coming months. On May 3 there is a Llandudno Extravaganza.

There is a trip to Sandown Bay, Isle Of Wight, from May 19-24.

The six-day trip will cost £379.

On September 7-14 there is a trip to Ullapool, Scotland, costing £475. For further details call Jim on 01547 528099.

COUNTRY MUSIC – Nashville singer/songwriter Gail Davies is appearing in Presteigne at St Andrews Church hall tomorrow (Friday) from 8pm.

Gail will be joined Rob Price on bass/vocals and Dave Luke on guitar/vocals.

Admission will be £10 at the door.

For tickets or for more information call Dave on 07967 029159 or daveluke1@hotmail.com BALLADEERS AND CHANCERS – There is a Baaladeers and Chancers session at The Dukes Arms on Thursday, March 27 at 8.30pm.

This month’s entertainment will include Murray Esplin and A Month Of Sundays. Feel free and come along, bring your instruments and play. Its that simple.

For further details call 07837 944090 or visit balladeersandchancers.com

SERVICES – This Sunday there are holy communion services at Kinsham at 9.30am and at St Andrew’s at 11am.

TABLE SALE - There is a table sale at New Radnor on Saturday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm.

Have you got any unwanted things in the garage or loft that you can sell and make a few pounds from. If so this could be your opportunity to clear out and make some cash at the same time.

To book a table or for more information call Victoria on 07528 131592. All proceeds will go to The Dragon Fire After School Club.

GOLF SOCIETY - Presteigne Golf Society is celebrating its 25th year this year.

It will start the new season on Saturday teeing off at Ludlow Golf Club.

During the past 25 years the society have played many local courses as well as a few further afield.

This season there will be nine fixtures in total with new and old members welcome to join and look forward to the prospect of great sport and friendship over 18 holes.

The society has raised and donated money to local charities and this season will be no different.

Anyone wishing to join the society or wants more information please call in at the Royal Oak.

FILM - A film by Barrie Gavin Memorials of a Quiet Life about the painters Ann and Graham Arnold will be shown at the Assemby Rooms tomorrow (Friday) at 8pm.

Admission is free but donations at the door will go to MBA.

Radnor

PUDDINGS AND PROMISES - Radnor Valley YFC recently held a puddings and promise auction evening in aid of the club’s 70th anniversary year. The event held at Evenjobb Hall was well attended and managed to raise £5,500 to go towards the club’s 70th anniversary celebratory dinner and club funds.

A variety of promises were up for auction from babysitting to cake decorating, sheep shearing and bale wrapping which were kindly donated by past and present members of the club, auctioneer and past member Haydn Powell encouraged bidders to dig deep in order to support the 70th anniversary year.

A wide range of puddings were generously supplied by current members and club leaders which were well received. The organising committee thanked those who attended and generously bid for the promises.

The club will hold their 70th anniversary dinner at Upper Womaston Farm, Walton on July 5, more information can be gained from club chairman Charlie Morris on 07758 588969.

Ross-on-Wye

HEARTSTART COURSE - Would you know what to do if your loved one suffered a life threatening emergency? If not book a place now at a free two hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at Tudorville community centre, March 28 from 11am - 1pm.

Booking essential, call Shari Vandervelde at the centre on 07510 430583.

Staunton-on-Wye

WHIST DRIVE - Will be held on March 28 at Staunton-On-Wye at the village hall (HR4 7LR). Doors open at 7pm, start at 7.30pm. £2 per person including light refreshments. In aid of Weobley and Staunton-On-Wye Surgery Equipment Fund, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance.

All welcome.

If you would like to donate a prize or help in any way please telephone Kath Jenkins on 01981500350. Thank you all for your support.

Stoke Lacy

THE GARDENING CLUB - On March 25 the Stoke Lacy and District Gardening Club will meet in the village hall at 7.30 pm to hear Paul Green give a talk and a demonstration on the Plants of the Season.

New members are always welcome.

HANDBELL CONCERT - Christine Anderson, an internationally renowned solo Handbell Ringer from the USA will be giving a concert in Stoke Lacy Church on April 9 at 7 pm.

Tickets are £10, to include supper afterwards at Nethercourt, and proceeds will be divided between the church and a charity that has yet to be chosen.

Tickets are available on 01432- 820068.

Correspondent: Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR, call 01432-820074.

Stretton Sugwas

FUN WHIST DRIVE – Will be held on March 28 starting at 7.30pm at the village hall. Light refreshments available, £2.50, proceeds to church funds.

Wigmore

GARDENING CLUB SPEAKER EVENING - Today (Thursday) at 7.30pm, Wigmore and District Gardening Club speaker evening.

Topic Tools for Self Reliance, Dave Thomlinson, Clun, South Shropshire.

Venue Wigmore village hall, HR6 9UW. Cost £2 for non members, with membership £5 per annum.

All welcome.

Contact Cathy Jones 07813 733240 for more details.

Knighton and District Rotary Club

LAST month was another enjoyable one with regular meetings and a couple of fundraisers.

It started off with the first meeting of the month at the Baron in Bucknell when magistrate Carolyn Reader recounted her experiences on the bench.

In the middle of the month Rotarians Martin Holberrow and Margaret Leach held a frugal lunch at their home in Knighton to raise £190 for Rotary’s polio eradication programme.

Rotary clubs across the world have played a large part in reducing the incidence of polio worldwide by 99 per cent, hand in hand with organisations such as the WHO and the Bill Gates Foundation.

And at the end of the month Rotarians raised £110 for local charities with a supper and quiz evening at the Baron.

It was a rewarding month and, as always, thanks were given to those who made it possible to donate money to organisations and charities.

All the money raised goes to the group’s chosen charities, as running costs are covered by club membership. Find out more about us at Knighton Rotary, www.knighton.rotary1150.org.

If you want to enjoy the company of like-minded people, as well as possibly get involved in what they do, go along to any of our Wednesday meetings. For more details contact us Norman Thorp on 01547 529666 or Cathy Jones on 07813 733240 email cathleenj2001@ yahoo.co.uk.

Hereford and Mid-Wales Philatelic Society

TWENTY three members attended an enjoyable meeting on March 5. The main event of the evening was displays by the members.

Twelve gave 13 displays on a wide variety of subjects.

The next meeting of the society will be on April 2, 7.30pm at St Martin’s Parish Centre, Ross Road, when guest speaker Mr Richard Farman from Burton on Trent will give a display on Napoleonic prisoners of war. New members are welcome and for information please contact the secretary Frank Bennett on 01432 354917 or, e-mail. frank.bennett@ hereford4.freeserve.co.uk.

Kington U3A

THE next social meeting for Kington U3A will be on April 10, at 2pm at the usual venue of Kington football club. The title for this meeting is Photographs of Japan and South Korea by Don Syme. An engaging speaker well known to all and guaranteeing an interesting afternoon. All are welcome to listen to the speakers and to come and discover new interest groups.

There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non members to include refreshments. For further information about Kington U3A please contact the secretary 01544 231401 or visit the website at www.sitekreator.com/Kington U3A

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