CAM VALE NEWS Vol. 1, No.1
Editor: Mark Berry, Bridge Cottage, Sparkford
North Cadbury 40778
This is~ Vale News, a monthly magazine serving the area covered by sparkfor~Weston Bampfylde_""" Our aim is to strengthen the bonds which keep our community together by producing a calendar of local events to come and reports of events past, reports of Parish Council meetings, news from our District and County Councillors, Church news, reports from local organizations, etc. Items of general interest from individual contributors will be welcomed, and we envisage also a "Services, For Sale and Wanted" column (for which a small charge may be made.) Cam Vale News is the brainchild of Barbara Cottier, whose lobbying and persistence has largely helped to bring about its birth. Sparkford Parish Council has backed the project, and together with Sparkford Church, has provided a small fund to meet any minor expenses. Our grateful thanks go to Jane Chappell, who has volunteered to type all the copy received, and especially to Messrs J.H. Haynes & Co., already great benefactors of our village, who have agreed to typeset and produce Cam Vale News free of charge. A word about the title: Cam Vale News seems appropriate for the area we cover, but if anyone can come up with a better one, we might be tempted to offer a small reward (say, a Mars bar!). Publication date will normally be the first of each month, and items for inclusion should be sent to me by the 20th of each month to ensure publication in the following month's issue.
CHURCH SERVICES 2 June - Trinity Sunday 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion Sutton Montis 10.00 a.m. PARISH COMMUNION (joint) Sparkford (Sunday School prizes will be given at this service) 9 June - Trinity 1 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion Sparkford 10.35 a.m. Sunday School Sparkford 11.15 a.m. Morning Prayer Sutton Montis 6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer Weston Bampfylde 16 June - Trinity 2 9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer Sparkford 10.35 a.m. Sunday School Sparkford 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion Weston Bampfylde 6.30 p.m. SPECIAL EVENSONG Sutton Montis (Preacher: Rev. Prebendary Edwin Stark, M.A., Rector of Blisland, Cornwall) 23 June - Trinity 3 9.30 a.m. Holy-Communion Sparkford 10.35 a.m. Sunday School Sparkford 11.15 a.m. Morning Prayer & Holy Communion Sutton Montis 6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer Weston Bampfylde 30 June - Trinity 4 9.30 a.m. Holv Communion Weston Bampfylde 11.15 a.m. Morning Prayer Sutton Montis (No Sunday School or evening service this day) 7 July - Trinity 5 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion Sutton Montis 10.00 a.m. PARISH COMMUNION (joint) Weston Bampfylde
As you will almost certainly know, our Rector, the Rev. Patrick Connor, will be leaving us in August to return to his native Cornwall, after twenty-two years. He is to become Hector of Mawnan, Cornwall, and will have only one church instead of three, although his parish will have a larger population than Sparkford, Weston and Sutton combined. One great advantage for Mrs Connor will be the Hectorv, a modern bungalow, instead of the rambling Rectory at Weston, beautiful as it is. More of this in our next issue. There is no news yet of his successor.
CASTLE CARY CHOIR On Friday, 24th May, the Castle Cary Choir, under their conductor, Ivor Chainey, with Margaret Somerset at the piano, presented a varied programme in Sparkford Church, ranging in content from Bach's 'Jesu, joy of man's desiring' (with violin obbligato) and Berlioz' Thou must leave Thy lowly dwellings' to the 'Soldiers' Chorus' from Gounod's Faust and Hungarian and Irish folk-songs. The choir were on top form, beautifully balanced, and obviously enjoyed their own performance, as indeed did the audience. Guest artists were Nick Thomas, flute, and his wife Elaine, keyboard. Included in their programme were a movement from Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp and a Handel Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord, together with Monte's Czardas. all immaculately played and very well received. A collection in aid of Famine Relief in Africa realised the sum of £80.
IN BRIEF Congratulations to Barbara Cottier on being re-elected as Councillor for the Castle Cary Ward of Somerset County Council. The Coffee evening at Springfields, Weston Bampfylde, the home of Mr & Mrs Alan Hoskins, raised £60 for Weston Bampfylde Church. The Coffee morning at Grey Gables, Church Road, by invitation of Mr & Mrs Norman Yeates, realised £77 for the Flower Guild of Sparkford Church. Our grateful thanks go to the hosts, helpers, and all who attended these two functions. Incidentally, how good it is to see Norman out and about again after his operation and stay in hospital. Sparkford Scouts served breakfast and snacks in Sparkford Village Hall for travellers on the A303, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May. In spite of a mishap with the electricity supply, some £200 was raised for troop funds. It shouldn't be long before Sparkford once again has a shop. Alterations are proceeding apace at Richard White's garage, and he tells me that he hopes to be open shortly for the sale of car accessories, groceries, confectionery, etc. We wish them well in this new venture. Meantime, have your car spring-cleaned, top and bottom at Jim' and Jeremy's across the road.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY JUNE 7th 8th 8th 15th16th 22nd 25th 29th JULY 13th 13th 19th
Sparkford Village Hall Annual General Meeting, in the Hall, 7.30 p.m. Coffee morning in aid of Weston Bampfylde Church, at Mr & Mrs G. Lawson's, Underwoods, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring and buy stall. Sparkford Church Jumble sale in the Village Hall, 2.30 p.m. Sutton Montis Church and gardens in the village open from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Special floral arrangements in the Church, gardens open indicated by signs, teas at Parsonage Farm. Proceeds for the Church. Special Evensong on Sunday, 16th June (see Church Services) Ladies' Club Bingo, Sparkford Village Hall, 7.30 p.m. In aid of the Playing Field-Fund. Fellowship meets at Mrs Vicars-Harris' Sparkford ViHage Day in aid of the Playing Field Fund - see separate announcement.
Sparkford Village Hall Bingo, 7.30 p.m. Cheese and Wine Party, with cabaret, at the Manor, Weston Bampfylde. Sparkford Conservative Association. 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Social evening and Barbecue at Mr & Mrs Longman's, Carlian, Church Road. Proceeds to Sparkford Church.
SPARKFORD VILLAGE DAY SATURDAY JUNE 29th ON THE CRICKET GROUND AT 2 p.m. SPORTS: COMPETITIONS: FANCY DRESS: STALLS: CREAM TEAS: FLOWER SHOW: FAMILY DOG SHOW. AT 7.30 p.m. BAR-B-Q; LIVE MUSIC: BAR: DANCE: OPEN TUG-OF-WAR. IN AID OF THE PLAYING FIELDS FUND. COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS FROM THE POST OFFICE, OR RING NORTH CADBURY 40577
SPARKFORD CRICKET CWB FIXTURES SOMERSET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Sat. June 1 Chew Magna Sat. June 8 Bishops Lydeard Sat. June 15 Milverton Sat. June 22 Wellington Sat. June 29 Kilve Sat. July 6 Kilve All games start at 2 p.m. CLUB FIXTURES Sun. June 2 Sun. June 9 Sun. June 23 Sun. June 30 Sun. July 7 All games start at
Evercreech Chard Dorchester Casuals North Perrott Chard 2.30 p.m.
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FOOTNOTE 1 From the minutes of the Village Hall Committee, Sept. 29th, 1954: "It was arranged for Mr Wenn to repair the roof of the kitchen ... " From a recent agenda of the Village Hall Committee: "Kitchen roof repairs ... " Nothing seems to change, does it? FOOTNOTE 2 It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses.