AYMESTREY FETE - After the annual Fete was postponed in July due to the very wet weather, villagers had been on tenterhooks waiting to see whether it would be possible to hold it on the suggested changed date in August, especially as it wasn’t possible to hold it at the usual venue. Luckily, another field was offered and the fete took place on Saturday with all the usual stalls and field events. The weather was kind and a very successful event was enjoyed by all.

PLOT THICKENS - There are still a few tickets available for the Mikron Theatre Company’s production of the play Losing the Plot in Aymestrey Village Hall tomorrow (Friday).

Losing the Plot is a story of love between people and the land, between people and people and between people and their giant vegetables and is told with a rollicking mix of old music hall tunes and brand new songs.

Mikron Theatre Company (whose patrons include Prunella Scales and Timothy West) is a small touring theatre company with the reputation for tackling large-scale subjects and turning history into vivid and dramatic entertainment. It tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn, to every conceivable type of venue, reaching audiences that other companies cannot.

There will be a licensed bar, refreshments and a raffle. Start time is 7.30pm. Tickets are available at £10 each (under-16s £8). from 01568 709031, 770367 or 770486.

CHURCH - There will be a service at Leinthall Earls on Sunday at 3.30pm. As the churches at Aymestrey, Leinthall Earls, Kingsland and Eardisland are presently interregnum, churchwardens will do their best to keep services continuing as normal. To check for times, call Meg Thorpe on 780384 or Stuart Hutchings on 770536.

QUIZ NIGHTS - Local teams should start brushing up on their general knowledge as the autumn season of quiz nights is due to start again with the first quiz being held on September 7 with start time of 8pm prompt.

Entry fee for teams of up to four members is £5. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available but team members are welcome to provide their own alcohol. There will also be a prize draw.

HISTORIC CHURCHES BIKE RIDE - Some residents of Aymestrey and Leinthall Earles will be taking part on September 8, in what is usually a leisurely meander around the lanes and churches in the surrounding countryside.

Anyone wishing to join will be most welcome, and can be assured that hills and main roads are avoided unless absolutely necessary. It is always a fun day out and helps to raise money for local churches and also the Historic Churches Trust which donates funds to churches in need. In recent years the village churches have benefited from grants. Anyone wishing to join in, sponsor the riders or get more information can ring local organiser Meg Thorpe on 01568 780384.