ORGAN RECITALS – The second of three Saturday morning organ recitals in Dore Abbey will be on Saturday, with coffee at 10.30am and recital at 11am. This recital is given by David Chandler who studied the organ with Clifford Harker at Bristol Cathedral while organ scholar at the Cathedral School, and later with Alwyn Surplice at Winchester Cathedral.

He has held a variety of important musical posts and is now an active recitalist. Admission is free with a retiring collection.


CHURCH – The Benefice Service on August 30 will be held at Kingsland at 11am.

MIKRON THEATRE – On September 4, Aymestrey Parish Hall welcomes back The Mikron Theatre Company with their latest production “One of Each”, (a savoury tale of fish and chips).

This is the fourth time this popular theatre company have appeared in Aymestrey and this time you are invited to set sail with Mikron for a savoury tale about the British National Dish – hot, salty, and wrapped in newspaper. Tickets £11 available from 01568 709031, 770486, 770367, 770224 or pay on the door.

Bishop’s Frome

COFFEE MORNINGS – Coffee mornings are now being held on Fridays, fortnightly from 10am till noon in the Village Centre at Bishop’s Frome. The next will be held August 28. Everyone is welcome.

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


VILLAGE LOTTERY – John and Lynn Burwood won £25 with number 33 on August 8.

VILLAGE WALK – Saturday, meet at the Portway Hotel, Staunton- on-Wye at 10am.

Sharing cars to drive to Bredwardine church, four miles mostly on tracks and footpaths (seven stiles).


CAFÉ@CHAPEL – Everyone is welcome to call in for an informal chat over a cup of tea, coffee, etc on Thursday mornings at the Chapel in Chapel Lane. It’s open from 10.30am until noon, every Thursday, and you are welcome to stay for as long or as little as you wish. No charge is made for refreshments though donations are welcome and are given to a charity at the end of each year.

This is a joint venture between St.

Michael’s Church, Bodenham and Bodenham Christian Fellowship and is hosted by members from both churches.

KNIT-IN – The Bodenham Romania Support Group will be holding a knit-in at 14 Brockington Road today, from 2pm till 4pm. Visitors welcome, wool will be provided if needed.

The Support Group is always grateful for any spare rug or knitting wool that could be donated.

Enquiries to Pat Horrigan (chairman) on 01568 797044.

LEISURE CLUB – The Bodenham Leisure Club will meet in the parish hall at 2.30pm on Monday and members will be shown a display of miniature crafts by Margaret Hawkins. There will also be a bring and buy table, raffle and light refreshments and visitors are warmly welcomed. Contact Nan Murdoch (programme secretary), 01568 797595 or

THE BODENHAM FLOOD PROTECTION GROUP – The group will be holding a working party session tomorrow, from 6pm. All are welcome!

Participants are asked to bring waders or wellies, gloves and their favourite spade or rake; any other equipment will be provided.

The session should last no more than an hour and, as usual, should be good fun and good exercise! Full details, including location, are yet to be confirmed.

The group’s AGM will be held at 7.30pm, Tuesday, at the Siward James Centre and will be open to the public. Anyone with a particular issue they would like to see raised is asked to inform the secretary in advance so that it can be included in the agenda.

Contact Babs Mitcheson (secretary), 01568 797170 or

BODENHAM GARDENING CLUB – The club’s next meeting will be at 7.30pm on September 1, at Bodenham Parish Hall and will feature a presentation on “The Walled Garden at The Weir” by Ned Price, the head gardener at The Weir. New members are welcome. There is a raffle and sales table every month and there are also some very nice refreshments.

Contact Name: Patsy Lowe (programme secretary), 01568 797149 or

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

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL – Claire Hancock won £25 with number 33 on August 8.


CROWN GREEN BOWLING – Dorstone CGBC held a Victorian tea afternoon on August 8, which raised more than £180 for club funds. Prizes were won for best hat as well as the best dressed. On August 9, the annual chairman’s competition was won by the vice chairman’s team.

Congratulations to them. The next competition will be the Percy Williams Cup to be played on Sunday starting at 2.30pm prompt. Visitors and spectators are always welcome to attend. To arrange to play prior to becoming a new member contact Barry Megson 01981 590691.


ANNUAL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING AND SALE – Will be held on September 3, between 10am and noon. The event takes place in the delightful gardens of the Eardisland Tea Rooms next door to the Church. This is always an enjoyable social occasion and every pound that is raised goes directly towards supporting the vital work of St Michael’s Hospice. There is also a large free car park adjacent to the garden.

Admission is £3 which includes coffee/tea and biscuits. Satnav HR6 9BP. For further inquiries please call 01544 388226.


TABLE TENNIS – Would you like to play table tennis this winter? If so, contact Joe James on 01544 327636. Sessions begin at Eardisley village hall on September 1 from 7pm to 10pm.

All the equipment you need can be supplied and the fees are £3 per evening. Minimum age is 7. Please give Joe a call for any more information.

Eaton Bishop

FUND-RAISING – We are extremely pleased to report that despite very inclement weather, the summer solstice at Ruckhall raised £310 for our church, and the guided tour of Madley Satellite Station raised £369, also for our church. A big thank you to all those who made these two events possible.

BARBECUE – All are welcome to the barbecue at The Old Post Office in Eaton Bishop on Sunday, from noon onwards. Come along and enjoy the wonderful setting, food from the barbecue, ice creams and drinks from the bar, and there will be a bouncy castle, face-painting and plenty of games to amuse the children. Entry is free and parking is at the village hall. This is a fund-raising event for both Eaton Bishop Church and Eaton Bishop Village Hall.

PUB NIGHT – Regretfully, we have had to cancel this event which was due to be held on September 19.

FASHION SHOW – After an extremely successful fashion show two years’ ago, we are holding another on October 2, in Eaton Bishop Church at 7pm. Local ladies and gents will be modelling country clothing from Philip Morris and Son, formal and occasion wear from Phase Eight and designer wear from Salt and Pepper. CJ Layton will be selling jewellery, handbags and scarves, and beauty and health products will be available from Forever Living. Tickets are £12.50 to include canapes and a glass of wine/beer, and are available from Mary Kimber on 07899 808161, Jo Craddock on 07976 938363 and Kathleen Lifely on 01981 250295.

All funds raised from the show will go towards the upkeep of the church.

HEREFORD SOUL CHOIR – Hereford Soul Choir, the winner of Herefordshire’s Last Choir Standing Competition 2012, will be performing their mix of soul, motown and gospel music at Eaton Bishop Church on October 3, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £10 each include refreshments and a glass of wine, and are available from Mary Kimber on 07899 808161and Val Coleman on 01981 250111.

Ewyas Harold

90TH ANNIVERSARY – Pontrilas and District Women’s Institute celebrated their 90th anniversary with a tea party at the Memorial Hall, they were joined by some former members and visitors from Longtown WI and Dorestone WI. A 90 year old lady who had been a ‘Lumber Gill’ during the Second World War gave a talk on her experiences and Ida Johnson and Joan King two of our oldest members cut the celebration cake.

FOOD BANKS – These provide food to referred persons/families in need. Non-perishable food eg tins of meat, fish, vegetables, rice pudding and fruit welcome. These can be left in St Michaels Church or at the Hereford Diocesan Office or Hereford Food Bank at Unit 5 32 Aubrey Street Hereford.

PARKINSON’S SOCIETY – There will be an arts and crafts coffee morning in Bacton Village Hall 10am-noon, tomorrow. At 11am Julia Voke will speak about the trials to reverse Parkinson Disease.

ORGAN RECITAL – Geoff Lloyd, organist and choir master of Robed Choir St Bartholomew’s Leigh, Surrey will be playing in Dore Abbey on Saturday from 11am. Free admission and coffee will be served from 10.30am.

CONCERT – In the candlelit church of LLangua on Saturday, The Black Hill Voices will perform a wide range of music, poetry and prose from 7.30pm.


EYE CHURCH FETE – At Eye Manor, by kind permission of Mr Robert Jenrick MP and Mrs Michal Jenrick on Saturday from 2pm. Teas, bric-a-brac, books, plants and produce, cakes treasure hunt, preserves, skittles, tombola, raffle.

Tours of the private gardens will be available on the day.


GLADESTRY SHEEPDOG TRIALS – Will be held on August 28 and 29 at Court of Gladestry by kind permission of the Watson family. Commencing noon August 28 and 9am August 29.

This year, donations from the event will be given to St Michael’s Hospice, RAF Benevolent Fund, Mental Health in Powys, SAFFA and Air Ambulance.

There will be a licensed refreshment marquee on site and everyone is welcome to come and experience a traditional country event.

Little Hereford

NEWTOWN MALE VOICE CHOIR - September 5, at Little Hereford parish hall, Newtown Male Voice Choir. £6 to include light supper. Bar. Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.

For tickets contact 01584 711513.


COFFEE MORNING – Connells Sales and Lettings are holding a tea and coffee morning for Pink Ribbon Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

Not only will there be a ridiculous amount of lovely cakes, tea and coffee, there will be a raffle with all prizes donated from local businesses and face painting for the kids.

CITY OF HEREFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION – Thirty-nine visitors from Hereford’s twin town of Vierzon in France have returned home after a successful visit to Hereford, hosted by members of the City of Hereford Twinning Association. Arriving by coach with no problems navigating the channel tunnel, the visit started with a reception at the Town Hall and dinner hosted by the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Charles Nicholls, who is also the association’s president. The numbers included two town councillors from Vierzon, Mdm Ralida Ferras and Mdm Famienne Montigny who were representing the Mayor of Vierzon who was unable to attend.

The group included a large number of dancers and musicians from Les Berriauds de Vierzon, a folk group in traditional costume who entertained guests at the garden party held in the garden of the Bishops Palace in connection with the Three Choirs Festival.

Later that evening visitors and hosts enjoyed an informal time playing bowls and sampling a sumptuous buffet at the Welsh Club. The itinerary prepared for the visitors included a full day’s outing to Cadbury World, the Severn Valley Railway and a carvery dinner.

On the Saturday, Les Berriauds entertained a large number of people in High Town and there was time for hosts to share the beauty and sights of Hereford with all the visitors before leaving early on Sunday morning.

Fortunately, the return journey through the tunnel passed without difficulty and they arrived safely back in Vierzon in the late evening.

Geoff Rawcliffe, chairman of the Hereford Twinning Association thanked the members for hosting the visitors on the occasion of 21 years since the signing of the twinning charter between Hereford and Vierzon and Joel Roblin, chairman of the Vierzon Twinning Association thanked everyone for a most successful and enjoyable visit.

HEREFORDSHIRE BUMS ON TUMS – (your local Ostomies Support Group). On the last Tuesday of each month at the Kindle Centre, Asda Stores, Belmont Court, Hereford.

It is a non-medcial group whose object is to provide a social atmosphere where colostomates/ileostomates and urostomates and their partners/friends/family can meet for an hour of friendship and sharing.

The next meeting is Tuesday from 11am to noon.

We look forward to new members joining our friendly group.

For further information please contact Carol Steele on 01432 880656.

HEARTSTART COURSE – Would you know what to do if your loved one or colleague suffered a life threatening emergency? If not, book a place now at a free two hour Heartstart course (CPR etc) at Holmer Park Spa and Leisure, Hereford September 28 from 7pm to 9pm. Booking essential. To book your place email or call 0845 60 60 654 (please call or email after September 7 to reserve a place).

You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR. Simple skills save lives. INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HEREFORD WYE VALLEY – Members of the club have enjoyed many varied social events throughout our club year. We have entertained ourselves and others with a Champagne breakfast, and by contrast with a frugal lunch, and celebrated the founding of Inner Wheel with a lunchtime get- together. As well as the friendship shared, all these events have also raised funds for charities. We have also raised money by supporting Hereford Rotary Club at the River Festival, made and sold beautiful craft items for our Christmas market stall, recycled our books among our members for a small fee and collected our pennies. The total of funds donated to local, national and international charities was £2,871.

Nationally, we made a donation to the Eve Appeal fighting women’s cancer. Our largest donation was local: £500 to Diabetes Hereford Support Group. Also locally, we made donations to Beth’s Wish at St Michael’s Hospice, Homestart Herefordshire, the Martha Trust and Hereford Drama Festival.

Internationally, we sent £300 for the Ebola crisis in West Africa, £270 for shelter boxes for the Nepal earthquake, £350 to Water Aid and £250 to Mary’s Meals who feed 1 million schoolchildren.

HEREFORD ARGENTINE TANGO CLUB – A new six-week beginners’ course in Argentine tango commences at 7.30pm on September 7 at Breinton village hall with Adrian and Jolanta from Cheltenham.

Cost: £36 in advance or £7 per evening.

For information, contact Hilda on 07768 543660/01432 357093. Or Jim on 07977 541446 or email


BETTY’S PRIZE BINGO – September 19, Coronation Hall, Kingsland, 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Super prizes, raffle, tea and coffee.

All proceeds in aid of The Teddies Trust collecting teddies for suffering children worldwide. Any teddies or other soft toys donated on the night would be most welcome.


BIG TEA FOR ST MICHAELS HOSPICE – September 19, at Kingstone Village Hall, from 2pm to 5pm. Please come and join with 1st Kingstone Guides and Golden Valley Seniors for an afternoon tea party. All welcome, bring your friends. Any donations of cake welcome, contact Nikki on 01981 251720 or 07870 578828.


MEETING – Kington Horticultural Society, the next meeting is tonight at 7.30pm in the Masonic Hall, Headbrook, Kington HR5 3DY. The speaker is Adrian James on ‘Through the Garden Gate’. Doors open at 7pm, visitors welcome £2.50.


WALKING WEEKEND – Knighton and District Tourism Group is pleased to announce another popular walking weekend on September 12 and 13. The initial programme will include the following walks:

  •  Glyndwr’s Way Walk (1) (Llangunllo to Knighton) – The Glyndwr Walk starts with an amazing 15-minute train journey across the Heyope valley on the famous 13-arch castellated viaduct at Knucklas.

This part of the Heart of Wales railway climbs one of the steepest inclines on the national train system, then into a tunnel.

The little train emerges into the light just before Llangunllo, where our walk begins, pausing later for refreshment at the old Greyhound pub.

Bring £2.70 for your train ticket and a packed lunch.

  •  Glyndwr’s Way Walk (2) (Knighton-Pilleth-Knighton) – This is a circular walk to the battlefield site at Pilleth, one of the most savage and bloodiest battles of the Welsh wars of independence, and Owain Glyndwr’s finest hour.

Visit the ancient church and holy well of Pilleth, where the battle strategy is still on display and where nature has reclaimed the peace and beauty of that bloody episode in Marches history.

(Both walks are in celebration of the 600th anniversary of Glyndwr’s presumed death.

Owain Glyndwr’s Day is celebrated on September 16 – see

  •  Nature’s Wildlife Walk – In this gentle, quiet and less populated region of Powys, wildlife abounds. This walk studies the wonders to be seen around the Knighton area. Your senses will delight in the local flora and fauna brought to life by the unfathomable understanding of Dr Joan Payne from the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust.

As there is so much to see, this walk is not for the hard-paced, fast trekker.

  •   Martin’s Beer Walk – Every walker in the world looks for a 'watering hole' and local expert Martin has been researching as many of them still exist.

So come and join this part-history, part-experiential walk that will whet the whistle, exercise the leg muscles and relieve the dry throat even on the harshest hot day.

We’ll arrange the stops, you bring your sunny nature.

  •  Alice’s Family Walks – It’s great to follow Alice and there’s always the chance of seeing a busy (and late) rabbit, a caterpillar, a hare and maybe a dormouse.

These are truly warming walks for a full family experience so bring your tea party picnic, your stories and, of course, your imagination.

  •  Sue’s Walk and Sing – Are you full of song?

Our Sue Harris is leading the first ever Knighton Singing Walk. Sue, who shares her world songs throughout the borders area year round, has designed a walk for those who love to burst into song at nearly every opportunity.

Come and walk, sing, laugh and dance with us as we fill the countryside with music.

  •  Walking for history lovers – Knighton is an ancient border town steeped in history, the only town right on Offa’s Dyke itself.

We have therefore organised a walk this year with a lover of local history who revels in the variety of architectural form found in this area.

The borderlands are rich in tales and speckled with fascinating features so join John Davies on a walk peppered with moments to stop and marvel at the unfolding stories of the area’s built history.

variety of architectural form found in this area.

The borderlands are rich in tales and speckled with fascinating features so join John Davies on a walk peppered with moments to stop and marvel at the unfolding stories of the area’s built histor y.

WALKER’S WALK – We are teaming up with the East Radnorshire Ramblers again this year to present the popular ‘Walker’s Walk’ led by Kevin Jones.

This walk is for those who enjoy the terrain, love the views, warm to the fresh air and feel best when they are seriously crossing country.

So don’t expect too many breaks – just enjoy being there and knowing you have done it!

GREAT TASTE – The world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste, has just released the Great Taste stars of 2015 and A J Pugh Butchers is amongst the producers celebrating as its Artisan Haggis is now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.

Thomas Pugh says they have been working on the family recipe for a couple of years now, and with trial and error, and some wonderful customers to taste test for them, have finally got it to the standard they always wished it could be. The recipe was created by Peggy Richards, sister and aunty to Andrew and Thomas Pugh, who own the business.

The business was awarded the maximum three star accolade. To celebrate the achievement they are holding a haggis tasting weekend in the Knighton and Bishops Castle shops, tomorrow and Saturday, giving away free tasters of the haggis to all.


As usual we enjoyed a busy month involving both fundraising and social events.

You can see our latest updates and newsletter on our website. We started off by stewarding at the Aardvark Books Food Fair then the following weekend we supported Ludlow Rotary Club at their fun dog day. The meeting in the middle of the month was held at the home of members Ivan and Cathy Jones in Wigmore – the sun shone and the food was great.

We then enjoyed a sociable steak and bowls evening with members and Rotary friends at the Grove in Leominster.

Another evening of good food and good company. The month finished off with an excellent talk by Bruce Morgan on his life as a judge...Looking forward to seeing what this coming month brings.

Read more about us at and on twitter @knightonrotary.

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

CHURCH SERVICES – For Sunday. St Edward’s Church, Knighton 9.30am Holy Communion; St David’s Church, Whitton no service; St Andrew’s Church, Norton 11am Morning Worship; St Mary’s church, Pilleth 3pm Holy Communion; Knighton Baptist Church 11am led by Baptist church and Methodist prayer group; Knighton Methodist church 11am.


WEA AUTUMN COURSES – WEA (Workers’ Education Association) are presenting the following courses in Leominster this autumn: “Modernist Painting 1950- 1970 in Britain and America”

led by Allen Fisher for seven Wednesdays from September 16; “Justice, Power and Freedom: Political Philosophy” lead by Robert Ellis for seven Mondays from September 28; and, “Babylonian Stargazers to the Space Age – A Brief History of Astronomy” lead by Paul Oliver for seven Tuesdays from October 20.

The courses are open to all and will be held in Leominster Community Centre, School Road, Leominster, HR6 8NJ from 10.30am-12.30pm at a cost of £49 for each course.

Please contact Ann Wrightson on 01568 620486 or Kathy Brown at kbrown@ to book or enrol at the first session of any of the courses.

Mansel Lacy

LACY LADIES - The next meeting will be next Thursday, August 27, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.

Cliff and Beverley Rose will be giving a talk entitled keeping bees and their products, plus silver jewellery.

For details, contact Joyce Lewis on 01981 590638.


200 CLUB DRAW - The Church 200 Club draw took place on August 1 at the home of Nita Deakin.

Results were as follows: 1st prize £100 No50 Len Gee; 2nd £60 No43 Martyn Drinkwater; 3rd £30 No202 Margaret Smith; 4th £15 No197 Vicky Stackhouse.

Many thanks to Nita and to those who attended.

Ocle Pychard and Much Cowarne

MUCH COWARNE CHURCH FETE - This year’s Much Cowarne Church fete will be held at Tanhouse Farm on September 5, from 2pm.

Attractions will include a dog show, pony rides, skittles, splat- the-rat, wellie wanging, a dance troupe, tombola, a history tent, a cake competition and produce and craft stalls, plus a tea and cakes marquee and hotdogs and much more! Entrance will be free, with all proceeds in aid of St Mary’s Church.

From 2.30pm there will be a fun dog show with 10 classes – including the fastest sausage eater, the most fabulous fella, the loveliest lady etc. There will be rosettes for the winning dogs. Entry on the day will cost £2 per class.

Further information is available from Abi Thornbury, on 01432 820064.

PIMMS AND PUDDINGS - Pat and Michael Lewis are holding a Pimms and puddings event in the garden at ‘Pondfield’, Ocle Pychard, on Sunday, from 2pm till 5pm. Funds raised will go towards the maintenance/repair of the Ocle Pychard Church roof.

Tickets are limited to 50 so early booking is recommended.

Prices just £5 per head. Pat can be contacted on 01432 820391.

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


ORCOP FETE - Will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday at 2.30pm at Orcop Parish Hall.

Family entertainment by the Great Mr Bamboozle.

Lots of stalls and games.

Staged competition - “I made it”

costing no more than £10.

Pre quiz sheets are available from Christine Garlick 01981 580365.


FREE 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 Pencombe Parish Hall, September 23, 1.15pm to 3.15pm.

Booking essential.

To book your place email info@ or call 0845 6060654 (please note the office is closed until September 7, so email or call after this date to book).

You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Simple skills save lives.


MOTORCYCLE GRASSTRACK - Bank holiday dash, August 31.

Practice 11.30am 1st race 1pm.

Solo’s Sidecars and Youth grasstrack, Adult MX.

Admission adults £10, OAP £8, age five-16 £5, family £28 at Stall House, Vowchurch, HR2 0QD.

For information, please call Sheila Swain 01981 550621.


COMMUNITY DRAW - Presteigne and Norton Community Support recently held their community draw. Jenny Simpson drew the following winners: £20 Mrs E Crowe, £15 Mrs M Holst and £12 Mrs A McAlinsden. Thank you for your continued support.

DVD - There is a DVD of this year’s carnival available to buy at just £3.50 each. They are available from “Winnies” with all proceeds going to the mayor’s charity fund.

SERVICES - The following church services will take place on Sunday.

Holy Communion will take place at Kinsham at 9.30am and at St Andrews at 11am. Everyone is welcome to these services.

POLICE SURGERY - The bi- monthly police surgery will take place at The Library on Saturday morning from 10-11am.

It is an opportunity to speak to your local police team and raise any concerns you may have.

100 CLUB - The football club recently held its 100 club draw for the month of July at The Farmers Inn. The following winners were drawn: £100 John Bright, £50 Eileen Bradford, £40 Paz Powell and £30 Bill Higginson. The next draw will take place on August 28, in The Dukes Arms at 9pm.

SHOWS - Nicole and Martin...

more than theatre present a number of shows at The White Tent in Wentes Meadow until next Thursday, August 27.

The shows will include “The Musicians of Bremen”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “The girl without hands,” and “The Fisherman and his wife”.

Admission will be £8 for children, £12 for concessions and £15 for adults. Family prices are available.

These shows are suitable for over 6s. For further details visit nicole- or at the box office on site closer to the dates.

PARTY IN THE YARD 2 - Phil and Pam Greenham in conjunction with Celtic Dragons invite you to their party in the yard 2 in aid of charity at The Woodcutter Arms, Riverside, Knighton Road Presteigne on Saturday from 8pm.

Their will be a live band called Rubicon Hell.

Admission will be free but donations will be welcome.

There will be refreshments and alcoholic drinks available along with free camping with toilets.

For further details call Pam on 07974 954526.

Come along and have fun whilst raising money for The Wales Air Ambulance.

SHOW AND FUN DAY - This years Norton show and fun day will take place on Saturday at Home Farm, Norton by kind permission of The Lloyd family from noon.

There will be loads going on including a horse and pony show, show jumping, vintage vehicle displays, car boot sale, ferret racing, bouncy castle, bungee run, Punch and Judy, circus workshop, an exhibition by Presteigne quilters, a grand raffle, games and competitions plus lots more.

Refreshments and a bar will be available.

Admission will be £3 for adults with under 16s free.

For further details call Ann Price on 267221 or Dan Price on 07798 928909.

CREAM TEAS - Pembridge Church invites you to join them for cream teas on Sundays from 3.30-5.30pm.

You can enjoy a cuppa and a scone with friends in the peaceful surrounds of the church or inside if wet.

EXHIBITION - Lingen Stitchers and Needling Along are holding their annual exhibition at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Lingen from August 29-31, from 10am-5pm each day.

The exhibition will feature the work of Chris Body.

There will be a raffle and refreshments.

For further details call Claire from The Lingen Stitchers on 267649 or Carole from Needling Along on 01547 530951.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Brecon and Radnor Samaritans need new volunteers.

A new training course will begin at the start of September.

For further details call 01597 822911.


FLOWER FESTIVAL - The theme of this year’s flower festival at Pudleston Church will be James Bond 007.

The event takes place over the bank holiday weekend, August 29 to 31.

This will be an out of the ordinary flower festival as we have enlisted the help of the stars connected to James Bond films to raise funds for the church by asking them to donate signed photographs of themselves, which we will have on display at the church prior to them being auctioned by McCartney’s later in the year.

The fantastic collection of autographs so far received include: Dame Shirley Bassey, Dame Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Samantha Bond, Tobias Menzies, Robbie Coltrane and Hugh Bonneville to name but a few.

There will be 19 floral displays ranging from Miss Moneypenny’s office to From Russia With Love.

Stoke Lacy

SUMMER BLUES IN THE AFTERNOON - On August Bank Holiday Monday, there will be an outdoor event entitled ‘summer blues in the afternoon’ between 3pm and 6pm at The Farm, Morteton Jeffries, by kind permission of Simon and Tina Lifely.

It is being held in aid of Stoke Lacy Church and St Michael’s Hospice. Tickets £10 to include live music, strawberries and tea/ coffee (under 16s free). BYO picnic! Contact Helen Bufton 01432 820288 or Rachel Barrett on 07846 266250.

COFFEE MORNING - Coffee mornings are being held in Stoke Lacy Church from 10.30am till noon every second Saturday, each one being sponsored by a different local group. The next event will be on Saturday and will be sponsored by the ‘flower fairies’, the ladies who decorate the church for most services. The coffee morning on September 12, will be sponsored by Stoke Lacy and District Community Power.

STOKE LACY AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB - At 6.30pm Tuesday, Stoke Lacy and District Garden club will be visiting Adrian and Sheila James’ garden near Evesham. This follows a talk on ‘a garden from scratch’ given by Adrian earlier in the year, and is a chance for members to see the garden for themselves. The cost is £4.50 per person, to include wine and nibbles, and everyone is asked to meet at the village hall by 5.20pm in order to share cars and so as to ensure everyone arrives at the garden on time for the start.

Visitors are welcome to join in the visit. Contact Jo Wells on 01885 400200 or

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


HOG ROAST - Wellington Bowls Club will be holding a hog roast on September 5, at 1pm. Tickets, at £10 per adult or £6 for under 12s, are available from Wellington Delights shop or from David Wood 01432 830118, or Scriv Evans 01432 277210. Proceeds are for club funds.


ART EXHIBITION - The 30th annual art exhibition will be held at Weobley Village Hall from August 29 to 31, 10am-5pm daily.

Admission £1.50, under 18s free.

Over 40 artists have submitted 300 paintings to view and buy. Prices range from £35.

Our artist in residence will again be Danelo who will be undertaking portrait sketches each day.

Proceeds from the exhibition will go towards the maintenance of St Peter and St Paul Church through the Friends of Weobley Parish Church.

Visitors may also like to follow the Jubilee Heritage Trail of the village, see