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Horticultural Show Guide

Will you enter the 99th Horticultural and Crafts Show? It’s the next big village event on August 12th, here’s a guide to how it works. First, decide what you want to enter There are 106 classes of entry – ranging from the largest potato to a dish of pears, vegetable art to home-made wine, selfies and an ‘over the rainbow’ flower arrangement. And… eight categories for the under 16s and 12 exclusively for Easton residents. There really is something for everyone! The full list is available in the Show Schedule available by going online here: https://bit.ly/2y6Q1Dw Do read the description for each class carefully and pay specific attention to the requirements. Failure to comply with these may result in disqualification.

Complete an entry form You can print this from the centre pages of the Show Schedule. One entry form per person – so if you are a family and fancy a bit of sibling rivalry, or boys versus girls, then you’ll need to print several copies. Please note the entry fee is 25p per class, or 5 for £1.00 (trying to encourage as


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many entries as possible!) Forms and fees need to be submitted to the Society at the Village Hall on Wednesday 8th August between 6.30pm and 8.00pm. Late entries may be permitted up to 10.30am on the day if there is space!.

Note the rules of entry Please read the Show Rules, and the Guide for Exhibitors in the Show Schedule – there might look a lot, but really it’s to make sure that you have the best chance of winning. Importantly, all entries must be your own work. Either grown by your fair hands (vegetables, fruit and flowers), or the creation of art, handicrafts, cookery and drinks. It is only in Floral Art where exhibitors can use bought items. A quick summary: l You will have to provide your own ‘staging’ materials, e.g. plates and vases, except where specified l You can enter more than one exhibit per class (but only two can receive awards) l Don’t use any identifying marks – your entries are judged anonymously (so any paintings should have the signature covered over) l Jam jars and bottles should not show any producer or product names (we love that you recycle, but rules is rules…..)

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Submit your entries on the day Bring them to the Show Office at Easton Garford School from 8.30 am on Sunday 12th August. All exhibits need to be in place by 11.15 am, ready for judging. Collect your entrance tickets from the Office. Then you’re all set! You get to go for lunch while the judges do their work.

Turn up at 2.30 pm when the show opens!!! No doubt the priority will be to check out if your exhibits have won any prizes. It will be very clear if you have. Bask in the glory while you take in the rest of the exhibition. Remember there are 106 classes, so allow plenty of time: you might even get to speak to some of the judges – they love our Show so much they tend to stay for a little while and are always happy to answer questions. There will be a cake stall and tombola, just for added interest. The exhibits are in two locations (inside and outside the School, and at the Village Hall). Teas will be available in the Village Hall from 3.00 pm, offering home-made cakes (always very popular!) Trophies will be presented at 4.45 pm, and prize monies can be collected from the Office from 5.00 pm.

Take it all back…. You will be able to remove your entries from 4.30pm. Please act quickly – anything left after 5.30 pm will be disposed of. Hopefully you’ll be going home happy. Either with a prize, or having enjoyed one of the Village’s most entertaining Summer afternoons.

Good luck!! July & August 2018

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ur first issue received a resounding thumbs up from the village, thank you to everyone who has been in touch! The new online digital publication was also a great success and was viewed a further 1500 times which when you add the 500 paper copies that were delivered to Easton homes has proven to have a wider reach than ever anticipated! With the cost of paper printing at a premium, the online version of News & Views will be doubly important. Here you will find the full glorious technicolour News & Views experience and should you wish to save a few trees by only viewing your News & Views online (via What’s on the Hill or village and PC websites) rather than receive a paper copy then email us with your address. If you’d like something included or would like to advertise your business please get in touch. Until next time....

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1918-2018 In the village

The Poppy Project


ave you heard about this valuable village project that is bringing together wool crafters of all ages and levels of experience? Chrissie Sherwood put out the call for knitters and crocheters earlier in the year, in conjunction with the WWI Centenary celebration that is planned for November, with the aim of reaching a 1,564 target of poppies - one for every day of WWI. If you would like join in here are the For a Knitted Poppy you need... Double knitting weight Red and black yarn UK size 9 knitting needles (3.75mm) 1. Using red yarn cast on 60 stitches 2. 1st row (right side) Knit 3. 2nd row knit 4. Knit 3 together – repeat to the end of the row (20 stitches) (you can also slip one stitch, knit 2 together and pass slipped stitch over – slightly easier!) 5. Knit 2 rows 6. Knit 2 together, Repeat to end of the row (10 stitches) 7. Knit 2 rows 8. Knit 2 together. Repeat to end of the row (5 stitches) 9. Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a darning needle and through remaining stitches and pull tight. Seam the edge to complete your petals. 10. Using black yarn cast on 12 sts – 11. Ist row – knit 12. 2nd row knit 2 together to end of row ( 6 stitches) 13. Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a darning needle and through remaining stitches and pull tight. 14. Sew into the centre of the poppy. 15. Secure ends in the centre leaving a long tail to remain as a tie.


instructions but for those who have already started Chrissie says “We would like to do a count of poppies made so far so that we can think about how best to display them”. Anyone who has completed poppies please drop them in to Chrissie at 15 Porters Lane or call her (01780 756232) and she will collect them. Sincere thanks to everyone who is taking part and...

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For a Crocheted Poppy you need... 3mm crochet hook DK yarn in red and black 1. Using red yarn make 4 chain and join with a single crochet to make a small ring 2. I chain then 5 double crochet into the ring and join the initial chain stitch. 3. I chain then * I double crochet into the next dc,2dc into the next dc* Repeat from * to * until you reach the starting chain and join with a single crochet. 4. Make 1 chain and work as row 3 5. Make 1 chain then work as follows: *1dc into next dc, 2dc into next, 2dc into next* and repeat to reach starting chain and join with a single crochet. 6. Make 1 chain then work 2 dc into each dc round the circle. Join to starting chain and fasten off. 7. To make the centre, use black yarn. Work steps 1-3 above and tie off leaving a long tail. Sew into the centre of the poppy. eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

From the Parish Priest

Any dream

By Rev. Philip Davies


he Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical includes the song “Any Dream will Do” and there are many references in the musical to Joseph`s dreams. The musical is based on and built around the biblical stories of Joseph in the book of Genesis. When it comes to the dreams of Joseph, the question we are left with is what can we do with a dream? Dreams in the bible are usually very significant. In the story of Joseph, we read how he annoys his brothers with a dream in which symbolically as both bundles of wheat and as the stars in the sky, they are described as bowing to him. Later when in prison he interprets the dreams of a baker and wine carrier, to one, a message of release to the other, of being killed. As he matures, the interpreting of dreams by Joseph becomes a sign of his wisdom and in correctly interpreting Pharaoh`s dream about the seven fat and skinny cows as meaning times of plenty and then times of famine, he rises to a position of power. He is the adviser who prepares the country for the famine. Tim Rice’s lyric ‘The first recorded rationing in history was a hit’ Towards the end of the biblical story, Joseph and his brothers are reunited and the description in the Genesis narrative of their reconciliation is striking and moving. He and they have learned a great deal about life, about coming through difficult times, and about accepting one another in a loving way without resentment. Taking a dream seriously can and does make a difference. It was something the civil rights leader Martin Luthur King understood and is remembered when in 1963 in Washington, he delivered that famous speech.

July & August 2018


Parish Council News



Easton on the Hill Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. The term of office is until May 2019 when there will then be a whole-council election. If you are interested please could you email the clerk a pen picture to arrive no later than 16th July 2018, giving reasons why you feel you would be a suitable candidate. All candidates will be invited to the Parish Council Meeting on 23rd July 2018 to introduce themselves. The Council will then make a decision and advise accordingly.

Village Sign Auction

The last of the old Easton on the Hill village signs finally has a new owner! The lively auction was part of the Easton’s Got Talent night during the Gala weekend and was presided over by Parish Council Chairman Mike Simpson. Competitive bidding finally settled with Karl Chapman who generously parted with £400 for the vintage treasure. The current total raised for the new sign now stands at £640 with the target being £4000. If any local businesses would like to be a sponsor for this project, where your involvement could be incorporated into the sign then please get in touch with the clerk.

Verging on Summer

Now in the realms of glorious grass and flourishing foliage, this is the annual reminder to keep your verges along with public-facing bushes and trees tidy and under control. If however it is very obvious that you have a neighbour who is struggling with theirs, why not offer to help them? We all need asistance from time to time so be the first to offer a helping hand.

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Club. THE LAST WEDNESDAY of every month in the Village Hall between 2 - 4pm. Come and have endless tea, cake and a friendly chat for £2.

Gala Update- the final figures Tim Nicol, Gala Co-Ordinator This year’s Gala was a great success. The theme of “back to our roots” hit the spot, and the “Good Old Days” Easton’s Got Talent and the “Strictly Come Jousting” arena event on the Monday fete were just two highlights in a packed programme. The final revenues and costs are in and with treasurer Lisa Hayden totting it all up, we can announce that the total proceeds for distribution to village groups is £1,849.42, or £308.24 to each group. In 6

addition, each club or group raised their own funds from stalls etc, and the total for that was £1,329.56, so the amount raised over the weekend was £3,178.98, up 28% on last year. There’s not enough space here to thank everybody but you know who you are, so thanks to all who helped by sponsoring, planning, organising, working on the day, buying anything, acting, singing, dancing, drinking and for just being there.


BowlsTravel Club

Roll Up Day Success

There was a very welcome surprise to our first bowling session of 2018 – the sun turned up! The scene was lovely – a mixed group of 21 villagers made it a very enjoyable afternoon of bowling, barbequing and banter. We also had visitors who came to see us for the first time to see what this bowls club is all about. Bill Bulman got the barbeque going, (important things first), green markers set out and table and chairs arranged. Various games were played with the popular ‘Round The Clock Bowls’ to finish and petanque (boules) was played too. The green played better due to the new team who look after it. Particular thanks go

to Jo Willis and to Neil Woodman, our new groundsman, who did a perfect cut on the Friday while overseeing this was our new ‘Green Officer’, Richard Martin. He compiled a mowing rota and put it into action but went ‘hands-on’ when needed. Big thanks to all, including the volunteer mowers, this is the best it has ever been! A good start to the season. Want to join us? For only £15 a year (£40 for a family). Call Ken Rawson on 01780 481624

Easton’s very special 100-year peace commemoration SAVE THE 10-11 November

D The village will be holding a series ATES! of events to commemorate the end of World War 1, 100 years ago. It will start with a commemoration service at the War Memorial on Saturday morning and conclude with a lantern procession to the Church on Sunday afternoon. Plus there will be an exhibition at the Village Hall, and special entertainment at the Blue Bell. The highlight will be the ‘It’s All Over Supper Dance’ on Saturday night. Blue Bell food at its best, and a 12-piece nationally acclaimed dance band. £40 per head but….book with a £50 deposit (for tables of 10) before 31 August and save £50. Book with Alex at the Blue Bell: 01780 76 30 03. More details and any questions to Ted Ford: 01780 76 25 02 July & August 2018

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was asked the other day what makes a garden special for me. The short answer is one that causes some sort of emotional response and I mean a positive one! Design has become to mean a space filled with ‘lifestyle’. A collection of garden centre features, hot tubs and heaters. Less thought is given to the role plants play in our enjoyment and well-being. The usual consideration given to the plant choice is to the matter of colour. A garden can be planted with a harmonising range of flowers, all perfectly arranged but gives no particular emotional charge. I think the planting is the most important, how it speaks to us and how we react to it. Things green have a positive benefit on us and our well-being. It is calming. It is soothing. We must surround ourselves with this balm if we want ‘our special place’. It is the creation of a personal landscape rather than a ‘off a catalogue page’ approach that will bring on that feeling of well-being. There are many design tricks to use when creating a garden but here are three basic principles I try to employ. 8

Get Back to the Garden Ken Rawson explains how to allow well-being into our ‘special place’ in the garden Sitting comfortably A sitting space usually means furniture on an ocean of slabs (or decking). Make your sitting areas cosy, with planting surrounding you, hugging you. It should be the openair equivalent of the cosy welcoming lounge. And have several perches to sit. Nothing brings you into an unexplored part of the garden like a seat.

Don’t be afraid of height Do allow some planting to venture above eye-level. Having all the plants at the same low height like a duvet misses out on the 3D effect that a few tall plants can give. Sunlight coming through those green leaves does wonder to the spirit. We feel safe with plants that are smaller than us

but they do nothing for a sense of excitement. Plant something tall.

Harmony in contrast Contrasts in a garden give it life and energy. Open space vying with cosy intimate places, tall with low, calm with busy. They all set up changes of emotion. I particularly like using light and shade in tandem as chiaroscuro is in painting. And don’t think of shade as the enemy – even if you simply use it as a background to set off an ornament or shapely plant. Gardening is often cited as good for your physical health. Using these three principles could benefit your mental health as well. Make your garden your ‘special place’. eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

In the garden These are wonderful months in the garden with flowers appearing in abundance and plenty to harvest in the vegetable patch. l Houseplants will benefit from being moved outside during the summer months, keep them in a sheltered spot out of direct sunlight which could scorch the leaves. l Watering. July is often the hottest month of the year. Anything newly planted needs to be kept well-watered, using rain or grey water where possible. Use enough water for it to get right down to the root ball, too little water can be as bad as not enough l It is not too late to sow salad crops, nearly everyone has space to grow some ‘cut and come again’ salad crop in a sunny patch of soil, pot or on a window sill. The choice is enormous these days and beats buying expensive bags of pre-washed leaves from the supermarket. Just one packet of seed could last you all season. l Perennial herbs, such as chives, sorrel, fennel and marjoram, benefit from a severe cut back. Give the plants a good water after this treatment. l Strawberries can be propagated by cutting away runners (the long stems sent out by the plants) and replanting them. It is a good idea to renew plants every three years. Although Rhubarb can be cropped all summer, towards the end of July is a good time to leave the plants to grow and return vigour back into the crowns before they become exhausted. l Greenhouses are vulnerable to overheating from spring until autumn. If you have maximum-minimum o thermometer temperatures above 27C/81 F can cause plant damage. Shading, internal or for the best effect external, and opening July & August 2018

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the greenhouse door limits sudden increases in temperature. It is a question of balance as shading limits the light plants receive and as plant growth depends on light, only the minimum of shading should be used. Another way to limit damage to the plants is to thoroughly wet hard surfaces such as paths as often as three times a day (damping down) this helps to maintain high humidity levels. l Continue to hoe any open ground regularly as this will remove weeds that thrive in the sunshine and make weed control so much easier. Keep a look out for the lily beetle grubs covered in their own excrement; squash any on sight as they can cause extensive damage to lily foliage! If you would prefer to spray ‘Which’ suggests that the most effective spray is Westland Resolva (June 17).

More people visit other peoples’ gardens during high summer more than at any other time of the year. This is an excellent way to get inspiration as well as enjoy the scenery and perhaps a cup of tea and slice of cake. Gardens that are open can be found at websites – National gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk, the UK Directory of open gardens at www.opengardens.co.uk, gardens opening for the Red Cross at www. redcross.org.uk as well as the local paper. Gardeners are always thinking ahead, and now is a good time to order catalogues for next spring’s flowering bulbs in 2019. 9

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he event was led by Ken Rawson, who’s aim was to give everyone attending the confidence to have a go at pruning in their own gardens rather than leave shrubs alone until, one day in despair you think the only answer is to take a spade to it. The reasons for pruning were explained, why you prune and

Pruning Demonstration Morning On a glorious sunny morning in April the Society held an oversubscribed pruning demonstration at a garden in the High Street. ways to go about it in order to end up with healthier, more shapely and more productive shrubs. After the demonstration, homemade Pizzas and Hot Chocolate were enjoyed by all, and the Society thanks our wonderful hosts Jo

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mpty-Nesters, The Sandwich Generation, Golden Retirees, Female Adventuress, Home Birds, I could go on, the list is endless. Whichever bracket the travel industry have you in, travel still plays a major part of your life. Holiday trends show now, more than ever before, travel for the over 50s is booming, and quite rightly so. You’re healthy and active and making the most of post-work life? You want to see the world while crossing adventures off your bucket list. Perhaps an American road trip or trekking in Vietnam, you’re taking full advantage of your health and wealth in a way previous generations could not. Your appetite to explore is seemingly insatiable. Cruising is at an all-time high; active and cultural tours to far-flung parts of the world are on the rise too. Experimenting with

Take a leap into the unknown and let our local Travel Counsellor Nickola Coupe introduce you to dream destinations. travel is the new ‘package’. YOU choose how you want to do it! Group touring has always been popular, where meeting likeminded people and sharing memories is all part of the experience. Destinations like Italy and India are still firm favourites, while Costa Rica, Namibia and Nepal are enticing travellers out of their comfort zone. If you’d rather take the reins yourself there’s plenty of scope to build your own experience to include as little or as much adventure as you like. Downtime is also important so why not enjoy the best of both by

adding a few half day tours; walking food tours are really popular, sightseeing with a guide by bicycle is also a great way to see it the through a local’s lens. Multi-destination holidays are a great way to combine adventure with down time? Welltrodden routes going east; Singapore & Malaysia; Bangkok and Cambodia or west; USA Canyons and San Francisco, Explore Canada’s Rockies & the Caribbean. The possibilities are truly endless. Whichever way YOU want to travel, it would be my pleasure to help get you there.

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Church News

Friends of All Saints Easton

All Saints Churchyard conservation project

From Jeff Davies


e hope you all enjoyed the fantastic spring flora display in the churchyard this year. We have improved this by adjusting the mowing regime to enhance the plant growth in the spring (helped this year by a harder winter that kept the grass sward short) and also hold back the first summer cut to allow all the plants to seed effectively to sustain the meadow. Not all wild flower meadows need to be necessarily full of vivid colour. The partial shade in the north east corner holds some interesting wildflowers (Meadow saxifrage, Ladies smock or Cuckoo flower, Tufted vetch) but not maybe as colourful as some. Despite this, the plants and grasses hold an incredible species diversity that we hope to improve over a period of two or three years. As an example ‘boring’ unsexy plants such as nettles are vital to three of our most beautiful butterflies, Peacock, Red Admiral and Small

Tortoiseshell. This dense low vegetation holds a myriad of other invertebrates such as ants, beetles, worms and importantly bees and grasshoppers, which seem to be increasing. These in turn are a food source for birds, amphibians, reptiles and animals, which we hope to see more of in the future. Our overall target is not to interfere with the formal areas of the church and the spring flower show but the plan is increase the floral impact in other times of the year, specifically in the summer, autumn and winter. We have put the management plan, species lists, updates, temporary site map and additional information on the notice board in the church foyer. We have created some

more mown paths through the eastern end opposite CIPS so please free to use them….although be careful if you suffer from hay fever! Hopefully, in conjunction with the Peace garden/Labyrinth project, interpretation boards will be in place soon. Any feedback will be appreciated and please let us know of any wildlife sightings. Please use this wonderful, developing churchyard for what it is peaceful and….free! To see the Church and its surroundings being enjoyed will make all our volunteering efforts seem most worthwhile. Thanks again for all the help and donations. It couldn’t be done without you!

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Church News

Labyrinth and Peace Garden Opening By Tim Nicol

Great progress is being made on the construction of the Labyrinth and Peace Garden in the Churchyard extension. The walled garden, the area for the labyrinth itself, and the new north wall are all becoming a reality, and most works should be finished by the end of June. A sculpture by local artist Michael Moralee is also being carved, on site, and will be placed on a plinth at the heart of the Peace Garden. Michael is happy for people to go and see how the sculpture is progressing, and maybe even have a go at carving themselves. The Labyrinth and Peace Garden now has its own website, where you can read more about the project and see photos of how the build has progressed, together with some great drone shots of the village taken by Michael. Go to www.eastonlabyrinth.co.uk to see more. Put Sunday 29th July, 2.00pm in your diaries for the opening event - the Friends of the Church are organising an afternoon Tea Party* with a Jazz Band and a certain local male voice choir to entertain us as we celebrate the opening of this new village amenity. The event will take place in the Labyrinth and Peace Garden and in a marquee on the Bowls Green, thanks to the generosity of Jerry Watson, whose daughter Katie will be celebrating her marriage there the day before. More details to follow. *Other beverages will be available.

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Race for Life: Nuns on the Run Back in June, a group of Easton Ladies took part in this year’s Race for Life - Pretty Mudder raising over £600 for Cancer Reasearch UK.

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Generous donations came from all around the village, including CIPS staff and the fund-raising jar at The Blue Bell which is still there if you find yourself with some spare change!!

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Rose Day Horticultural Society

A Hill Full of Harmony Men’s Choir

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A wonderful range of blossom was on display in the village hall at this popular June event. Best in show was awarded jointly to Fabia Reeve for her arrangement depicting 100 years since the Women’s Suffrage Movement began and to Margaret Harrison for her exhibit of the Rose Nostalia.

From what started as a chat over a pint has become our village’s newest society and with the help of X-Factor success Nicole Lawrence, won the greatest public vote at Easton’s Got Talent along the way...not bad 4 month’s work? The choir’s numbers are growing every week! If you would like to join them come along to the village hall on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm, subs are £1 per session, all village men are welcome!

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Have you been up to the Cricket Club lately? The club has gone through extensive refurbishment over the last year and with local sponsorship, generous donations and a lot of elbow grease now proudly hosts many fixtures over the summer weekends. See the Diary pages for Friday, Saturday and Sunday matches where our village cricket teams warmly welcome all supporters.

On the up

Club house history Easton on the Hill CC’s pavilion has a chequered history ….. it was dismantled and transported from Stamford School by the Ford brothers (Bob and Ted), Andy Sharpe and Bob Feetham (there were probably others involved too!) in the early 70’s. The pavilion was extended at some stage to create the corridor in front of the bar and changing rooms. It is mainly wood construction and the original roof was asbestos sheets; clearly not acceptable today! By the time 2017 had come around the pavilion was damp, rotten and infested by the local vermin population. In early 2017 the club applied for and were successfully awarded a grant from Augean Waste Company, totalling £27,000, which was a significant contribution to the work required on the pavilion. The club itself have had to raise a further £8,000 to be able to complete the work and the re-furbished pavilion was re-opened on May 4th by Bob Ford; one of the club founders. Many hours of labour have been donated by the committee and playing staff to get the work completed and the result is a complete transformation of the building; new roof, re-plastering, re-wiring, new bar, new kitchen and showers installed. A fantastic end result!

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In Pictures

A Spectacular Display The RAF 100 year anniversary brings many celebrations throughout 2018 but the RAF Wittering Family Day in the last week of June saw some spectaular air displays over our village. Thanks to Jeff Davies for taking these fantastic pictures and sharing them with us.

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Taking place at Easton Garford School and The Village Hall, New Road, Easton on the Hill £1 adults U16s free



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Notice of intended entries to the Village Hall on Wednesday 8th August between 6.30 pm-8.00pm

Full programme available online to view at https://bit.ly/2y6Q1Dw


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News & Views – July - August 2018  

Our local community magazine for Easton on The Hill and surrounding areas

News & Views – July - August 2018  

Our local community magazine for Easton on The Hill and surrounding areas