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10:34am Friday 28th June 2013
RIVERSIDE GARDEN OPEN FOR FIRST TIME - The gardens surrounding Llanarrow, Huntington, near Kington, will be open to the public for the first time on Sunday. It is set in the remote Arrow Valley, between Hay and Kington, famous for its peace and tranquillity, with the exception of thousands of birds using the river for its source of food. The gardens were redesgined six years ago, with emphasis on the views of the River Arrow, which flows around the garden. The gardens contain many unusual named shrubs and perennial plants and have a fine collection of old fashioned roses.
12:54pm Friday 28th September 2012
CHURCH NEWS - The United Reformed Church is celebrating 210 years of ministry from October 5-7. The church will be decorated with flowers, photographs and some historic memorabilia and will be open for visitors all the weekend when refreshments will be available. On October 5 at 7pm a united harvest festival is led by Rev Denis Parry.
11:06am Thursday 2nd August 2012
FETE - Two of the most popular residents of the village of Huntington, near Kington , Werner and Natasha Guttmann, returned early from their diamond wedding celebrations in France, so they could attend the 58th Huntington fete. The Guttmans, who have had a house in Huntington for 31 years, said: “Nothing could stop us from coming to the fete as we have done every year since 1971.” A special presentation was made to them to mark the occasion. This year’s fete was the first to be held at Huntington Court by permission of new owners William and Fiona Shone. The sun shone as hundreds of people enjoyed traditional activities, stalls and music from Presteigne community band Bandamani’. A record £3,500 was raised, which will be shared between the two churches of Huntington, the village hall and Kington charities.
8:00am Thursday 19th July 2012
FETE - Huntington Fete – now in its 58th year – is at Huntington Court on Saturday from 3pm-5pm. Following nearly six decades of the Jack family running the fete, the new owners of the court, William and Fiona Shone are welcoming the hundreds of people expected again this year. New ideas abound including a human fruit machine, a ‘How many balloons in the Fiat?’ competition and a ‘judge the weight of the ewe’ competition using Bob Powell’s old fashioned weighing machine. Many more traditional games and stalls await. Entry is free and a free bus from Mill Street, Kington , at 2.30pm will bring people to the gates of Huntington Court.
12:00pm Thursday 19th May 2011
CRAFT FAIR - At Huntington Village Hall on Saturday, from 10.30am to 3pm, there will be preserves, organic vegetables, books, breads, willow items, Fairtrade goods, pasties, sausage rolls andpaninis etc. Tea/coffee and home-made cakes available.
12:00pm Thursday 7th October 2010
LOCAL TALENTS RAISE THE ROOF - The magical hill-top 14th century church of St Thomas a Becket, Huntington, near Kington, was swathed in glittering candlelight, as the church was packed with concert-goers for the memorable Music for an Autumn Evening. For the fourth year running, Paul Emery, a most talented singer, conductor and musician himself, looks for good local musicians and actors to perform publicly, which gives them highly useful experience for their future, as well as giving the local people enormous enjoyment. Ten-year-old Honor Lewis gave a reading. Alison and Freda, the popular duo from Kington Chorale, sang, as did tenor farmer Michael Labett with Neapolitan love songs. Rev Dennis Parry led his recorder group with amusing variations on a number of well-known pieces.
12:00pm Thursday 29th July 2010
8:00am Thursday 15th July 2010
FETE - THE most traditional fete in Herefordshire is taking place on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. This is the 56th year running that the Jack family has hosted the Huntington Fete, which takes place at Huntington Court, near Kington. Dorothy Jack, who hosts the fete, is an inspiring 95 years old and still presides over all the arrangements, including making most of the jams herself from the produce of her extensive walled garden.The Huntington Fete teas are legendary and strawberries and ice cream are eaten in abundance. There will be fun for all the family. A bus service runs from Kington Bus Station at 2.30pm returning at 5.30pm.
12:15pm Thursday 29th October 2009
MAN AND HORSE CHALLENGE - The second Huntington Chase, attracting 48 cyclists, runners and riders, was staged again over a 10km hill course, taking in Hergest Ridge, Offas Dyke path, Gladestry and back to the Swan Inn at Huntington. Horse riders Elizabeth Trench and Louise Johnson narrowly headed home cyclist Steve Ingram. The leading runner, John Price, came in only 10 minutes adrift. The field was open to all ages and the youngest challengers were Elli Smith and Billie Williams. The organisers would like to thank all those who so generously supported the event, raising £500 for Help for Heroes
2:33pm Thursday 24th September 2009
1:00pm Thursday 17th September 2009
WORLD’S BIGGEST TEA PARTY - On September 26, a tea party will be held at Huntington Village Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Doors open at 2.30pm. Join us for a nice afternoon’s tea and chat whilst at the same time helping this worthy charity.
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