Knighton fashion, new children start at school, pink party, rugby, market and more (From Hereford Times)
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Knighton fashion, new children start at school, pink party, rugby, market and more
8:00am Thursday 26th April 2012 in Knighton
FASHION - Bedstone College headteacher David Gajadharsingh took to the catwalk during a fashion show organised by the Friends of Bedstone. It featured clothing and accessories from the Top to Toe and Strides shops in Knighton. Jo Packham gave the balloons and a display and Elaine’s Beauty Spot in Knighton did the make-up, the models and all those who worked as dressers and assistants to the models.
NEW CHILDREN START SCHOOL - Children starting Knighton Primary School for the first time had a special show and tell session on their third day at school when two week old Tilly Richards and her Mum Claire Tranter who works in the school kitchen came to visit them. Baby Tilly has big brother Fin in the nursery who was keen to introduce his sister to the new children and all the other pupils in the class. The new children started school on April 18, following the Easter break and have joined other pupils in the nursery section of the school.
PINK PARTY - The RAFA ladies who organised the very successful 2011 Pink Party have presented the money raised to Judy Burch of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity. With the help of Lyn Rees and Jo Athanasiou from Barclays Bank which match funded the raffle, the total was £4,040. On behalf of the RAFA ladies, Jen Robinson said: “The ladies felt they would like to step down from organising the 2012 party but did not want it to finish. Luckily a new team has come forward and is willing to take over.”
The girls who have agreed to take over the organising have called themselves the Riff Raff Ladies. The date of this years pink party is October 13. A Facebook page is in the process of being set up and contact numbers for those interested in the 2012 event are 07846 784500 or 07813 565022.
RUGBY - Tref-y-Clawdd rugby team ended its first season in the Swalec National Division 7 with a 39-0 win against the South Wales team Old Tyliarians. The team finished in eighth position in the league. Simon Dodd, team manager, said: “We struggled a bit at the start but recent performances have improved and we now have a strong squad who are all looking forward to next season.”
He and team captain John Caine thanked the players and supporters for making it a great season.
MARKET - On Saturday the Food and craft Market returns to Knighton Community Centre between 9am and 1pm with some new stalls as well as the old favourites. For more information on confirmed stall-holders, visit knightoncommunitycentre.com, and go to the Food and Craft Market page. The cafe will be open throughout, tempting marketgoers to stay awhile after doing their shopping to meet friends and chat over a drink and cake or two.
FENCING REMOVED - Sometime over the winter, about 15 metres of old agricultural fencing has been taken from an area of scrub land off the lane approaching Knighton Golf Course. The area is on the hill behind the Under Ffrydd Wood housing estate but would not be visible due to the dense undergrowth.
The fence has been cut and taken with five or six posts that were holding it.
The fencing is of little value and would likely only be suitable for use elsewhere. Police are circulating this information locally in hope that someone in the area witnessed this act taking place. If you have any information, call PC 342 Smart at Knighton on 101.
SERVICES - Church services for Sunday: Methodist Church, 11am led by Mrs Pam Pitwood. Knucklas Baptist Church, 11am combined service – no service at Knighton or Coxall. Knighton Catholic Church, Holy Mass 11am. St David’s, Whitton, Benefice service at 10.30am, including Holy Communion led by Rev Melia Cope.
CHOIR CONCERT - Geoff Weaver and his Kidderminster Choir return to St Edward’s Church to give a concert at 5pm on Saturday.
Entrance will be £3 and part of the proceeds will go to the Bishop’s Easter appeal.
WHIST DRIVE - The ladies of Knighton Bowling Club held their last whist drive of the season with winners Scott Sharp, Lilian Bennett, Hayden Jones, Mary Grimes, Doreen Bowen and Kathleen Evans. The lowest lady was Joyce Bail and lowest man Frank Evans. Raffle winners were Ivor Wozencroft, Olive Myval, Doreen Bowen and Ivor Jones. Linda Parker thanked everyone for their support through the season especially Shirley Moorhouse, Julia Watts for the refreshments and June Williams for giving out the prizes.
MURDER MYSTERY - Teme Spirits will be holding a murder mystery dinner and cabaret at Knighton Community Centre on Saturday, 7pm for 7.30pm. Anyone interested in attending is invited to bring some friends, dress up if they wish and have a good time helping to solve the crime. Tickets from the Tower House Gallery include four-course meal, mystery and cabaret for £15.