Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, May 15, 2014.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, May 15, 2014.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Wigmore, plus clubs and societies, May 15, 2014.

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PLANT SALE - Many thanks to everyone who attended the plant sale on May 3 and made it a great success. The money raised will be put towards the ongoing refurbishment of the hall. The next event is a barn dance on July 5.

More details coming very soon.


COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT - St Andrew’s Church will be open for refreshments on Saturday from 10am until noon. Take time to sit and admire the peaceful atmosphere of Allensmore Church while enjoying the homemade cakes and Fairtrade coffee.


VILLAGE LOTTERY - On April 12 Audrey Wintour won £25 with number 32, April 26 Anthony Smith won £25 with number 12 and May 3 David Macklin won £25 with number 28.

VILLAGE WALK - May 24, meet at the Bay Horse Inn, Kings Acre Road, Hereford at 10am. Circular two hour walk, along quiet country lanes and footpaths, no stiles, muddy in places.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - Bishopstone group parish council will be holding its annual parish meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday in the New Bridge community centre.

PARISH PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE - Bridge Sollars- The results from the recent parish plan questionnaire will be under discussion, together with a large map that will be on display of all the five parishes in the group. For parishioners to make comments on housing and problems relating to the A438 main road. All parishioners within the group are invited to attend.

Bridge Sollars

BEETLE DRIVE - At the New Bridge community centre tomorrow evening (Friday) at 7.30pm, beetle drive and ploughman’s supper. Admission £5, proceeds in aid of the community centre.

Everyone welcome.

BONUS BALL - Ann Connor won £25 with number 12 on April 26, and Chris Jarvis won £25 with number 28 on May 3.


THREE MEN IN A BOW TIE - The infamous satirical singing group Three Men in a Bow Tie is celebrating 20 years in show business with a special 2014 tour, including a performance of their latest silly songs and manic monologues at Bridstow village hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.

The highly popular trio has now given 450 performances and played to 50,000 people in all sorts of odd places from opera houses to cowsheds. They’ve appeared on BBC 1 and in a BBC 2 special and at the Edinburgh, Ludlow, and Leominster festivals among others.

The performers are multi-instrumentalist, songbird and taleteller Sally Tong; broadcaster and raconteur Chris Eldon Lee; and satirical songwriter and madcap Shropshire dairy farmer Martin “Monologue” Jones. Joining the group for the show will be the amazing agricultural starlet, Freda the female farmer – who is infamous in her own field.

Their repertoire of largely self- penned material currently includes gems such as Pie in the Sky (the world’s first horsemeat lullaby); Fracking (about fracking) and The Pig With No Poke. Tickets are £8 per person, available by calling 01989 762086.

This will be the third time this trio has appeared at Bridstow village hall, and all will be welcome.

The wearing of bow ties by the audience is thoroughly encouraged.


FUNDRAISING FOR ST MICHAEL’S HOSPICE - 1st Burghill Brownies spent a day bag-packing at the Co-Op store in Bobblestock where the staff and customers are always extremely kind and very generous. The girls always chose a local charity to donate some of the money to, and the rest goes towards running the Brownie unit. This year they chose St Michael’s Hospice as the charity. On May 6, Mr Paddy Nugent came to talk to the girls about life at St Michael’s. He gave an enlightening talk and they learned a lot about how the hospice runs, how it gets its money, what goes on there every day and how so many people in the county support it. The girls had plenty of questions for him, including asking him how he got his job there, what was the largest sum of money raised, what was the most unusual fundraiser, how many people work there and many more.

The girls then ended the evening by presenting Paddy with a cheque for £200.

Thank you St Michael’s for all the amazing work you do and thank you Paddy for coming to tell the group all about it. Also thanks go to the girls for working so hard to raise the money and the staff and customers at the Co-Op for their continued support.

Castle Frome

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT - Thursday, May 22 at 7.30pm at Pat’s, Grove Cottage, Castle Frome.

FAMILY PRAISE - On May 25 at 10am. Come and tell of a time you ‘turned the other cheek’.


PLANT DAY - Come and join us for a family day out this Sunday.

In the hall – 10am bacon sandwich breakfast, followed by coffee, plus stalls for cakes, cheese, preserves, cider and some crafts; noon pork rolls for lunch and open until teatime. At the field – 10am plants to sell very welcome; 11am-3pm the plant sale, the highlight of the day, but you can also get tools sharpened, machinery mended etc, coffee and cakes plus a free bouncy castle from noon; 2.30pm children’s sports; 3.30pm rounders match, 4.30pm barbecue, 5pm promises auction with all sorts of goodies to buy. In St Faith’s Church –10.30am group service followed by coffee; noon soup and bread for lunch, photographic exhibition and book sale; noon til 2pm bell tower visits; 1pm recorder concert.

DORSTONE’S FRONT ROOM - Open all day for coffee, crafts and local produce plus a chance to learn about the new defibrillator which will soon be available in the village.


LOCAL EVENTS - Herefordshire craftspeople and artists are invited to inquire about stall spaces at two popular Eardisland events. A garden fete at a show place riverside garden on July 5 (open 2pm - 6pm) and the August Bank Holiday open gardens, Saturday - Monday, 11am - 5pm daily.

Enquires please to Richard Kirby 01544 388810.


SPRING FAIR – Eardisley and District branch Royal British Legion will be holding its spring fair/coffee morning on Saturday in the village hall from 10.30am.

Cakes, plant stall and tombola etc plus a grand draw. Admission £1 to include coffee and biscuits.

MENINGITIS TRUST - A coffee morning will be held at Ridgway, Great Oak, Eardisley on May 23 from 10am. There will be cake, bric-a-brac, plants and raffle tables. Please support this worthy cause.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - There’s a lot of work going on at the moment, preparing policies for the plan and reports to accompany it. The website has been updated with a summary and transcriptions of all the post-it notes from the option open days.

There are also paper copies in each village – Eardisley’s is in Central Stores. Watch for posters advertising the next open event when you should be able to decide about housing and look over the first draft of the plan.

WHIST DRIVE - At last month’s whist drive at The New Strand the prize winners were Jean Chant, Sue Prosser, Peggy Lloyd, D Jenkins, Olive Howells, Kate Woolf, Chris Horten and Bryn Thomas. The next whist drive will be on Monday at 7.45pm. New players are always welcome.


BIINGO - There will be a bingo session at Evanjobb village hall tomorrow (Friday) starting at 8pm. All the proceeds will go to the Friends of Radnor Valley Primary School.

Ewyas Harold

CHURCH BELLS - To celebrate St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday the bells were rung at Kentchurch, Ewyas Harold, Bacton and Abbeydore on the morning of April 23.

JAM PACKED - A club for young people at the Baptist hall on tomorrow (Friday) starting at 7pm.

BEAUTY AND THERAPY - On tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm in St Michael’s hall there will be a chance to have a mini treatment and browse various product stalls. Entry is £2.50p to include a glass of wine and nibbles.

JAM ON SUNDAY - A special time for young children meet at the Baptist Chapel, 10.15am on Sunday.


GARWAY LIVE - Saturday, Celebrating the Divas of Jazz, 8pm. Exceptional talented singer and songwriter Juliet Kelly, who has taken the jazz scene by storm, presents a tribute to the jazz divas that have inspired and influenced her. With her distinctively velvety voice and glam jazz style, Juliet’s performance includes songs from iconic jazz vocalists including Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and showcases popular favourites as well as lesser known gems. Juliet is accompanied by an excellent pianist.

Tickets £9, 12 - 16years £5. For tickets/info 01981 580056 or Garway village hall, doors and bar open from 7.30pm.

Hampton Bishop

VILLAGE BINGO - Tomorrow (Friday) in Hampton Bishop village hall, 7pm for eyes down 7.30pm. Tea and coffee provided.

Raffle. Proceeds to be split between St Michael’s Hospice and Hampton Bishop Church.

Offers of bingo or raffle prizes gratefully received. For further information please contact Ruth Pearson 07837 687886.


CLOTHES SWAP - Newton Farm Community Association will be holding its annual clothes swap at the Shirehall from today until Saturday. Clothes can be exchanged for vouchers today from 10am to 2pm, tomorrow from 10am to 2pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. The mayor will officially open the clothes swap at noon. For information contact: Newton Farm Community Association, 21/23 The Oval, Newton Farm, Hereford HR2 7H or call 01432 279116.

HEARTSTART COURSE - Free two hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at The Starlite Rooms, Edgar Street, Hereford, Thursday, May 22, 7pm to 9pm. Booking essential, to book your place email or call 0845 60 60 654.

OPEN DAY - Whitecross Squash and Tennis Club in Whitecross Road are holding an open day on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

Bring the family and try out some of the activities on offer including squash, tennis and racket ball.

Free entry, parking and activities.


LADIES GUILD MEETING - Heyope Ladies Guild will be holding its next meeting at Knucklas community centre on Tuesday starting at 7.30pm. The speaker for the evening will be Mr Gethin Williams on the subject of Touring Madagascar.


HEARTSTART COURSE - Free two-hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at Ivington C.E. Primary School on June 4, 6pm - 8pm.

Booking essential, to book your place contact Ivington School office or email or 01568 720216.


QUIZ FOR SA TOUR - Saturday at the Luctonians rugby club. Teams of six/eight. Cost £2.50 per person to include nibbles. Starting at 7.30pm at Lucs. Bar and raffle available on night. If you would like to enter a team please email or ring Lisa 01568 708002 or just turn up on the night.


CHARITY RIDE - The 4th Kington Classic Sportive organised by the Kington Lions is taking place on July 13. The 69 mile cycle route which begins and ends in Kington taking in some of the most beautiful countryside of Mid-Wales is new this year based on that of the successful previous three years.

Proceeds from this charity ride will go towards good causes in the Kington area. Entry is on line at


COFFEE MORNING - There will be a coffee morning at the church hall, Knighton on Saturday starting at 10.30am.

SPRING SALE - There will be a spring sale to raise money for Christian Aid at Norton Street Baptist church in Knighton on Saturday starting at 2.30pm. At the event there will be tea and coffee, bric-a-brac, cakes and plants for sale.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY - Christian Aid and family service at St Edward’s church, Knighton 10.30am led by the Rev Pauline Long and the Rev Melia Cope. St David’s church, Whitton, 11am holy communion led by Canon John Greaves. St Andrew’s church, Norton, 11am holy communion led by the Rev Petra Beresford-Webb. Knighton Baptist church 11am led by the Rev Michael Humphries.

Knucklas Baptist church 6am led by the Rev Michael Humphries. Knighton Catholic church 11am celebration of holy mass.

SINGING FOR FUN - There will be a singing for fun session with Marion Rowlett at the church hall, Knighton on May 23 starting at 10.30am.

WHIST DRIVE - At the latest whist drive held in Knighton Bowling club results were: First lady, June Williams, 2nd Robert Jones, 3rd Jean Burgoyne and lowest Mary Grimes.

First gent, Mildred Shepherd, 2nd Hayden Jones, 3rd Gwyn Morgan and lowest Ivor Wozencraft. The draw was won by Sue Price, Jack Powell and Jean Burgoyne.

The next whist drive is today (Thursday) stating at 7.30pm.

HUNDRED CLUB - The winners of the Knighton Town Silver Band 100 club draw are 1st (£15) Olive Waters, Knighton, 2nd (£10) Jeanette Edwards, Newtown and 3rd (£5) Sally Owens, Bristol.


STATION ADOPTER WANTED - Ted Conway once looked after Knucklas Railway Station and for many years the platform was covered in the most beautiful flowers. In later years Ted was unable to do so much but he always kept the station tidy and free of rubbish. Sadly Ted died not long ago and people in the village are now looking for someone to take over from him.

This year Arriva Trains (in association with the Heart of Wales Line Travel Association) have set up the Stations Gardens Project and are encouraging all the stations along the line to join in. They will support financially toward flowers and planters if necessary, as long as details are cleared with them in advance.

They are looking for someone (or a group of people) to look after the station and make it look beautiful again. The Castle Inn has offered to support by supplying flowers and planters, Colin Evans will provide some large tractor tyres and soil and the Knucklas Castle Land Project and Knucklas community centre have offered to help too. If you wish to know more and would like take on the job as Station Adopter please contact Gill Wright at HOWLTA on email: or phone 01550 750261.


COFFEE - Drop-in coffee morning at the hall 11am-12.30 today (Thursday).

CHAPEL - Favourite hymns at Lingen Chapel, Sunday, 3pm.

Please come along and enjoy all your favourite hymns followed by afternoon tea. Everyone very welcome.

Further information on all of the above events can be found on

HALL BOOKINGS - To book Lingen village hall please email or phone 01544 260865 for hire rates.


FILM - Saturday at 7.30pm in the Cawley village hall the film Blue Jasmin.

Doors open at 6.30 pm but there is a pre-film, two course supper. To book phone 01568 615836.

Film tickets at the door adults £5, child £2.50. Cash bar.

Mansel Lacy

LACY LADIES CHANGE OF DATE - The next meeting of Lacy Ladies will be on May 29, not May 22, at 7.30pm in the community centre.

Jenny and Stasia will be giving a talk entitled ‘living at Foxley’.

This is an open meeting and visitors are welcome.

Cost to visitors £1. Contact Joyce Lewis on 01981 590638 for details.

DUCK RACE AND PUDDING EVENING - Mansel Lacy Community Association’s annual duck race will be held on May 23.

The first race begins at 6.15pm on Yazor Brook. This will be followed by puddings in the community centre.

Puddings would be appreciated – if you supply one, please bring it on the night and let Joyce and Mike Potts know beforehand. Tel 01432 356392.


MICHAELCHURCH FLICKS IN THE STICKS - Presents English Vinglish (PG) 133 mins, Wednesday at Escleyside hall.

An Indian housewife learns to value herself and broadens her horizons when she enrols in an English class following family criticism about her lack of spoken English. Organisers look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening. Doors open at 7.30 and lights down at 8pm.

Come and enjoy a drink and a chat at the licensed bar before the film starts. Tickets adults £4, children £2.50. For more information 01981 510696.

Much Birch

PLANT SALE AND COFFEE MORNING - Will be held at Much Birch community hall on Saturday, starting at 10.30am.

As well as plants there will be a cake stall and bric-a-brac for sale and all proceeds will go to Much Birch Church.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS - Presents Captain Phillips (12A) at the Much Birch community hall today (Thursday) at 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm for refreshments (including hot dogs), film starts at 7.30pm.

FAMILY MATINEE - Presents Turbo (U), suitable for all ages.

Adults £4, under 16s £3. Doors open 3.30pm for refreshments (including hot dogs), film starts at 4pm.

Tickets available on the door or in advance for both viewings, please phone Bryony on 01981 580298.

Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne

PLANT SALE - The annual Much Cowarne bring and buy sale of plants, plus home and garden items will be held at Much Cowarne church from 6.30pm tomorrow (Friday).

Entrance is free and drinks and nibbles will be available.

Anyone wanting items to be collected is asked to call Marlene on 01432 820282. All proceeds to the church.

PARISH COUNCILS - The parish councils for Ocle Pychard Group and Much Cowarne Group will meet in Burley Gate village hall on Tuesday evening.

The annual parish meetings, at which parishioners are welcome to comment on matters that concern them, will be followed by the annual parish council meetings including the appointment of officers and then the regular monthly meetings.

All parishioners welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.

CORRESPONDENT - Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR, 01432 820074,


FESTIVAL - The annual Orleton Festival will be held on June 7 at Orleton recreation ground, SY8 4HW, and will commence at noon.

There will be plenty of food and drink available and with the Tenbury Teme Valley band, Paul Hand with his bee exhibition, mini beasts and bungee run, there is something to interest everyone.

There will also be lots of stalls and games. Cost £1 for adults, children free.


NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - A well attended public meeting on May 7 heard about the development of the Neighbourhood Plan to date and the public questionnaire to be launched within the next couple of weeks. Further details from Andrew Pace 01544 340696.

POLICE AND COMMUNITY - Meet your local community support officer at The Olde Steppes, Pembridge, today (Thursday) from 11am - 11.30am.

COFFEE MORNING - There will be a Pembridge Good Neighbour Scheme coffee morning on Saturday from 10.30am - noon, Pembridge village hall. Free tea, coffee and cakes.

All welcome. Call 07779122499 if you need a lift.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Will be held on Wednesday at Pembridge village hall at 7.30pm.

SAINT MICHAEL’S HOSPICE - Please go to the village hall on Thursday, May 22 for the whist drive organised by the Pembridge Whist Club, to raise money for the hospice.

Play commences at 8pm.

There will be many excellent prizes, and delicious refreshments will be served in the half-time interval. A large parking area is adjacent to the hall.


FUN MORNING - Pencombe Playgroup fun morning, Sunday 10am-12.30pm at Pencombe village hall, bouncy castle and lots of other activities. Bacon, sausage rolls, cakes and refreshments. £2 entry for children.

Come along and have some fun.


EASTER BINGO - The Friends of the Golden Valley Day Centre would like to thank everyone who came and supported the bingo it was a great success. A special thanks to Mrs Beryl Watkins and Sheila Swain and families. The Easter bonnet competition for members was won by Mrs Jean Jones and Mrs Josie Kearon was second.


DRIVERS REQUIRED - Can you spare a few hours a week to help transport the less fortunate to hospital appointments etc? If so, please pop into The community support office in Hereford Street or call 260806. Drivers get 40p per mile towards their travel expenses.

BEER FESTIVAL - The second annual Llangunllo Beer Festival will take place at The Greyhound in Llangunllo on Whitsun bank holiday weekend. On May 23 it will open from 4pm-late, on May 24 from noon until late, on May 25 from noon til late and on May 26 from noon-midnight. There will be a large selection of real ales and perries on offer as well as music every night and informed acoustic sessions over the weekend. Refreshments will be available. For further details call Paul or Jake on 01547 550400.

GARDENS - The Whimble Gardens and Nursery are open each week from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30am-5.30pm.

Refreshments are always available. Entry to the plant sales and nursery is free. They also have a formal garden with parterre and fish ponds as well as wildlife ponds and meadow walks. There is also a chance to use the toposcope and nature reserve.

Admission is £4 per person. The gardens are on the B4372 between New Radnor and Presteigne. For further details visit

BORDERS STROKE CLUB - The Borders Stroke Club meets every second Monday of the month at the community support office in Hereford Street. Refreshments will be served. Why not pop in and have a chat and a cuppa? For further details call Marjorie on 267059 or Marlie on 260481.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - The annual beer festival at Presteigne Football Club will take place on August 24 from 4pm. More details will appear nearer to the date.

CHARITY FUNDRAISING - Lynn Traylor is working hard fundraising for Adam to have an eye gaze communication device which costs almost £15,000.

Lynn requires any unwanted goods for her to sell to raise money for this important device for Adam. Goods can be collected.

Please call Lynn on 260476.

COFFEE MORNING - There is a coffee morning this Saturday at the Methodist Church from 10am- 12.30pm.

Everyone is most welcome with any proceeds going to church funds.

ORGAN RECITAL - St Michael and All Angels Church in Lingen will be having an organ recital chosen and played by Tim Hollinghurst on May 25 at 3pm. Tea and cakes will follow the recital.

Admission will be free but donations will be gratefully received.

Everyone welcome. For further details call 267452.

SERVICES - This Sunday there will be a service of holy communion at St Andrews Church at 9.30am and a morning service at 11am. There will also be a service of holy communion at Discoed at 6.30pm. Everyone is most welcome to all services.

FRIENDS OF ST MICHAEL’S - Muriel Passey will entertain you with a talk Upstairs, Downstairs, In My Lady’s Chamber. Poetry all over the house at St Michael’s in Discoed on Sunday afternoon from 3.30pm. Tickets are £5 at the door.

For further details call David Hiam on 01547 560246 or PARISH MEETING - There is a meeting for Kinsham Parish Council on Monday in The Arkwright Hall.

SECRETARY REQUIRED - Presteigne Chamber of Trade requires a secretary. There is £300 per annum available. You will be required for a few hours a month to take the minutes at 10 monthly meeting of the new committee.

The minutes from meetings will then need to be typed up and circulated for the next meeting. The writing of occasional letters will also be required. If you are interested please call James Tennant Eyles on 267363 or email

MUSIC - The Sarah Smith Trio will be performing at The Dukes Arms on May 28 from 8.30pm. Admission is £5 at the door and everyone is welcome. For further details call 267318.


COFFEE, CAKE AND COMMEMORATION - This Saturday and Sunday is this year’s open weekend at St Mary’s Church Sarnesfield (10.15am-5pm). There will be the chance to see displays that reveal the history of the First World War arts and crafts memorial window, and the Red Cross hospital at Sarnesfield Court from 1915-1919. Visitors will be able to enjoy floral decoration and delicious homemade cakes, coffee and tea. There is no charge for entry or refreshment but donations to the church are welcomed.

Stoke Lacy

DAWN CHORUS AND BLOSSOM WALK - There will be a dawn chorus and Blossom Walk this Saturday at Hopton Sellars Farm starting at 5.15am with a walk through the orchards accompanied by local birdsong expert Geoff Simmons.

On returning to the farmhouse afterwards there will be bacon rolls plus tea/coffee Anyone taking part is advised to bring binoculars and cameras. Late risers can join in at any time up till 9am. Donations in aid of the up keep of The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Stoke Lacy will be gratefully received. Bookings on 01885490231 or

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

Stretton Sugwas

AGM HALL - Tuesday, 7pm, in the village hall. Annual general meeting of the village hall committee, followed by committee meeting. Members of the public and hall users would be very welcome to give their views on future plans for the village hall.

AGM PARISH COUNCIL - Next Thursday, May 22, 7pm in the church. AGM for the parish council, followed by committee meeting. Again, members of the public welcome to give their views for future plans of the parish.

LUNCH CLUB - May 28, 12.30pm in the village hall, £4.

FUN WHIST DRIVE - May 30, 7.30pm, £2.50, in aid of church funds.

FLOWER FESTIVAL - Coming June 20-22, fin the church and village hall.

For further details on all these and other events, go to the website.


WEDDING FAIR - At Lady Emily Community Hall from noon until 4pm on Sunday. Free.

Refreshments available. Come and meet our invited businesses – luxury cars, GCE Events, Oops a Daisy florist, wedding cakes and a photographer.


VILLAGE FETE AND NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY- June 7, 12noon to 3.30pm. Usual stalls; home made produce, garden, books, sideshows, tombola grand draw, delicious teas, at the Hyde nr Stoke Bliss, WR15 8RS, midway between Bromyard and Tenbury on B4214.

1.8km narrow gauge railway-longest in private hands; runs through fields, tunnel, lovely woodland.

Tickets to be purchased on site, (railway special this year).

Barbecue lunches, ice creams.

Wonderful family day out.

Something for all ages.

Upton Bishop

HEARTSTART COURSE - Free two-hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at The Moody Cow, Upton Bishop on Wednesday, 10am to 12noon. Booking essential, email or call 0845 60 60 654, Monday to Thursday 9am-12.45pm.


BOWLING CLUB - Weobley and District Bowling Club is having an open day on Saturday from 11am.

Cake stall, plant stall, book stall, tombola. Tea and biscuits, coffee. Come and try bowling.

Equipment and bowls available and some friendly members to show you how.

SINGING WORKSHOP - On the psalms. All proceeds for Syrian relief (Medecins Sans Frontieres). £3.50. Singers and observers welcome, on Tuesday at 2.30pm. Please contact Lydia Wells, GRSM on 01544 319138 for details.


PLANT SALE - Wigmore and District gardening club is holding its annual plant sale on Sunday 2pm-4pm in Wigmore village hall (HR6 9UW). The sale will include vegetable plants, bedding plants and substantial shrubs and perennials.

Tea and home-made cakes will also be available with friendly club members willing to offer advice.

All proceeds to be shared between the club, the Air Ambulance, the Renton Unit and St Michael’s Hospice.

MAKE-UP TALK - In her talk for women ‘of a certain age’, a BAFTA-winning make-up artist will explain how the right make- up correctly applied can help you look your best. The art of off-stage make-up is to achieve a natural, healthy look that isn’t too made up. It’s not about looking younger, it’s about looking good for your age. A great opportunity to learn some techniques from a leading film and TV artist. 7pm Wednesday, St James’ Church, Wigmore. Admission £7.50.

Booking essential – call Jill on 01568 770140.

Bush Bank Flower Club

BUSH Bank flower club invites you to come to see Marie Munday from the Gloucester area on Tuesday with her demonstration entitled Let’s Go to the Movies.

This promises to be a colourful and fun-packed evening.

Doors open at Canon Pyon village hall at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and as usual there will be a raffle for the flower arrangements and refreshments will be served afterwards.

All are welcome to attend the evening, visitors £8 and a donation from the evening will be given to the Children’s Hospice.

The Inner Wheel Club of Hereford Wye Valley

MEMBERS of the Inner Wheel Club of Hereford Wye Valley are joining in the Association’s Wheels Project in Great Britain and Ireland to mark the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Inner Wheel organisation.

To commemorate the occasion, clubs across the country have been asked to donate some type of wheeled item to benefit their local communities.

Hereford Wye Valley members are donating a specially-adapted tricycle to the pupils at Blackmarston Special Needs Primary School in Hereford, the presentation will be made by president Pat Hooper and the members at a school assembly.

Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s organisations in the world with over 100,000 members in 103 countries, and 2014 marks the anniversary of the organisation’s 90 years of friendship, fellowship and voluntary service.

The Hereford Wye Valley Club was chartered in 1983 and currently has 42 members, who meet monthly at The Bay Horse Inn.

As well as a good social programme of events, members give service locally as well as raising funds to support many charities both at home and overseas.

For more details about the club and how to join, please email the secretary, shirleymarie0706@

Knighton and District Rotary Club

LAST month gave mixed fortunes for the club.

The dance evening with the talented Rhythm Thieves sadly made a small loss due to lack of attendees, although those who did go along had a great time.

Members were disappointed as they wanted to raise money for the many charities and local projects they support.

However members enjoyed seeing some new faces from Hereford and surrounds and really appreciated their support of the club.

On a lighter note, members had a sociable steak and bowls evening at the end of the month and listened to fascinating speaker Anthony Rowland the week before.

The stories he told members of his life could make a TV series.

So members roll with the punches and look forward to continuing the good works unabashed. And remember that all the money raised goes to the chosen charities, as the running costs are covered by club membership.

Why not find out more about the club at Knighton Rotary

If you want to enjoy the company of like-minded people, as well as possibly get involved in what members do, come along to any of the Wednesday meetings. For more details contact Norman Thorp on 01547 529666 or Cathy Jones on 07813 733240 email

Marden History Society

THE next Marden History Society meeting will take place on Monday at 7.45pm in the community room at Marden School.

There will be a presentation of two short films from the Huntley Film Archives.

Firstly, a portrayal of British Life in the 1960s with a travelogue of places to visit in the UK with full commentary of the era. Secondly, Stonehenge, a prehistoric site believed to have been erected around 3000BC.

This is a dated version with theories as believed at the time of filming. Leonard Nemoy (Spock of Star Trek) is one of the speakers. Refreshments will be served during an interval.

The cost to non-members will be £2 each, payable at the door.

Weobley and District Gardening Society

THE Weobley and District Gardening Society held its annual Spring Show at Hopelands.

The show was very well attended with a great display of spring flowers and tulips.

The prizewinners were: The Cheryl Evans Perpetual Shield for most points overall was awarded to Anne Cole. 2nd place Tibb Richardson.

Best in show: Sue Carpenter.

Culinary: Ivy Stokes.

Photography: Mary Boyce.

Flower Arranging: Ivy Stokes.

Knighton Scout Annual General Meeting

THE Knighton Cub Scout AGM was held in the church hall, Knighton on May 2. Everyone was welcomed to the meeting by chairman Val Smith who also thanked all for coming. The treasurer Joy Burgin reported that there had been a slight increase in donations and although the group hadn’t made money in the year it had not lost any either. Joy said the group is hoping to increase its income in the next year because new leader Vikki has been working very hard and has already started to raise some extra funds. Next was the secretary Pat Biggs’s report. Pat said the year had been successful with cubs taking part in lots of activities including making rockets and having a rocket race, making bird boxes, taking part in the swimming gala, going to camp, and decorating their Christmas tree.

Next followed the election of officers.

It was proposed that the three officers stayed the same as last year and everyone agreed.

The committee was delighted to welcome new leader Vikki Town and the three new young helpers Izzy Brick, Ellie Griffiths and Bethany Mills who are all very busy doing their young leader training.

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