Centenary of the Great War - an evening of stories and songs marking the contribution made by the people of Alderton to the First World War.
Sad,funny and remarkable, the programme for this event gives you the chance to hear some of the real-lifestories that lie behind the names on our war memorial and sing along to popular songs of the day. You can also view a display of memorabilia collected from residents.
To be followed on Sunday 11th November at 11 am: Notice of a special service of remembrance marking the centenary of the Armistice at the War Memorial.
PARACISE classes with Lesley Roberts starts at Alderton Village Hall on Tuesday 9th October, 6pm. First class is a free taster class then it will be £5 per 45 minute class.
No need to book, just turn up. Look at www.paracise.com to see what it’s all about – a gentle but effective workout to uplifting music – Gentle on the joints, low intensity, improves mobility, flexibility, posture, balance and co-ordination - and it’s all done standing up!
Suitable for all but especially those who are over 50, or anyone who wants to get started or return to exercise regardless of age.
Contact email@example.com or 07769 651060 for more information.
What makes a stress-free Xmas? Lots of lovely cards and gifts right here in Alderton Village Hall, with the proceeds going directly to charities of your choice. There is really no need to look further for your Xmas goodies! Coffee and cake and a super raffle make this an enjoyable way to spend Saturday morning. £1 entrance - children FREE
This year we are pleased to welcome two new charities: Acorns Children's Hospice and Farms for City Children, an organisation set up by War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo, to give deprived children a chance of a farm holiday. Do visit these stalls and give them your support, but there are also many old favourites waiting for you, including the RNLI, RSPB, Guide Dogs, LINC, the National Trust, Cobalt, Parkinson's and Riding for the Disabled. So whether you are looking for chutneys or calendars, stocking fillers or tea towels, Christmas cards or cakes, this is the place to come!
As in previous years, we are asking for your help with baking for the MacMillan stall. Last year, we raised £400 with cakes, pies and quiches - can we beat it this year? Drop your contributions off at Gantier, bottom of Church Road, during the day on Friday 9th November, or deliver to the Village Hall Friday evening between 6-7pm. Ring Sue Parry on 01242 620343 with details.
Alderton’s Summer Supper will be held on Saturday 25th August from 6 – 8pm in the Churchyard (Village Hall if wet) There will be a 2 course supper served, with a bar available. Tickets priced £7.50 for adults, £5for children, are available from Ivona McIlwraith 620688 and Helen West 620587. Please join us for a social summer evening of food, wine, chat and background music. All proceeds go to the Church building funds.
Join us for an evening of live music in the lovely grounds of Great Washbourne House. With a two course roast pork or veggie supper included in the price and a bar, tombola and duck racing, it's sure to be a supper summer's evening. Raffle tickets are available from the Gardeners Arms now.
Classes to include Fruit and Vegetables, Eggs, Flower Arranging, Cut Flowers and Pot Plants, Crafts, Baking and Preserves, Limerick writing and a Junior section. It's all for fun so why not see if you can grow the longest bean or the most misshapen root vegetable. If you would like any more information, contact Sian on 620906
Rev. Julia Hook will open our traditional Summer Fete and Gift Day in the churchyard at 2pm. Come and meet her and enjoy a cream tea, buy plants, flowers, gifts, cakes, cards and jewellery from our stalls, have a go on the Tombola, Wheel of Fortune, raffles and coconut shy and admire the display of vintage vehicles at the Old Rectory.
For children, there are games, face painting and a fancy-dress parade starting at 1.30pm outside the Village Hall.
Entry forms from Oak Hill School, Acorns Pre-School or Alderton Shop.
Our Gift Day is also an opportunity to celebrate our community and the role of the church in it. Please help keep St Margaret’s in good order and open for everyone by donating in the envelope provided. This can be handed in at the fete or at the Alderton Village Shop.
Reg Moule from BBC Radio Gloucestershire
It has just been confirmed that we have been able to book Reg Moule, Radio Gloucestershire's gardening expert as our first guest speaker on Thursday 12 April, 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Details to follow in next month's newsletter
In 1972, he went to work at Mythe Nurseries, Tewkesbury, intending only to stay for a short time. He was promoted to manager and remained in that post for 25 years, until his move to Hurrans Garden Centres.
Reg has been BBC Radio Gloucestershire's gardening guru since the station opened in 1988. He has been the Royal Horticultural Society's Local Radio Gardening Expert of the Year and has won the Gardeners' Writers Guild Gardening Radio Award several times.
At one time, he appeared weekly on three BBC local radio stations after reputation of his broadcasting skills spread. Now he heads our panel of experts in BBC Radio Gloucestershire's popular series Gardeners' Questions.
He has helped to sort out listeners' gardening problems on BBC Radio 2, and worked on a television series called Gardeners' Diary, giving hands-on tips and advice.
Reg says: "I feel that one of the reasons why listeners enjoy my programmes is because I try to make things entertaining, as well as giving people the information they need to get more enjoyment from their gardens."
A Family Fun Quiz will be held in St Mary's Church on Saturday 19th May from 6.30pm to 10pm, in aid of local church funds.
This is suitable for all ages and you can come as a team of 4-5 or join one on the night. Tickets cost £10 adult (£5 kids) to include a hot 2-course supper and are available on the door, though good to let us know so we can book a table for you!
There will be a pay bar and raffle.
More details from Jane Kent (01242 620291) or Karen Cox (01242 620633)
Fed up of dull winter days? Join us for a friendly welcome and homemade cream teas in the Village Hall on
Bank Holiday Monday 2 April between 2.30-4.30pm.
Bring your friends and family and beat the winter blues! Waitress service comes at £5 per head for homemade scones, cream and Kay's best raspberry jam, not to mention a regular top up of tea or coffee.
Stalls include spring flower baskets, gifts, jewellery, preserves, cakes, children's bran tub and raffle.
Entry free but do have a go at winning the Easter Cake as you come in. All proceeds go to St Margaret's Church.
Mini treatments £8 each. Massage, Manicures, Pedicures, Hair Glittering, Indian Head Massage, Facials.
To book, contact Sian on 07790 342157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alderton Charity Football 2017 - Single Men v Married Men - from 10.30am, 11am kickoff, Saturday 30th Dec - Playing Field
Celebrate summer with the Happenstance Morris dancers, and enjoy coffee and cake, raffle and tombola, craft and produce stalls, outdoor games and activities at Alderton’s annual church fete.
Stalls also available in the church and a display of vintage cars in the Old Rectory garden.
Book for a delicious lunch in the Village Hall from 12.30 to 2pm. Please see menu for details. Ring Helen West with your choice on 620587 or hand in into the shop or at Junipers, Blacksmiths Road.
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