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Burford Summer Fete Summer sun shone and shade was at a premium during St Mary’s Church Fete on July 15th. Held in the splendid setting of Burford House Gardens, fete-goers found plenty to enjoy. The ‘pre-loved pop-up shop’ did brisk trade, as did the tombola and there was a chance to win a collection of plants if you matched five flower blooms to their foliage. The ‘game zone’ allowed people to try welly whanging, skittles and a ‘duck shoot’, where rubber ducks were balanced on sticks! Rev Mark Inglis and his wife were promoting this year’s ‘Love Tenbury’ programme (July 30th to 9th August)



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Bears and their owners receiving a safety briefing and a stand displayed information about the development project at St Mary’s in Burford. A fun dog agility course created amusement and bafflement, in uncertain degrees, for dog and owner alike.

The ‘Brave Bears Zip Wire’ from the top of the church tower began at 3.30pm. Terms and conditions included ‘Bears must obey safety instructions from the Jump Master at the top of the tower’ and ‘Bears must not scream during their descent as this will alarm waiting bears’.

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Summer Garden Show Knighton-On-Teme Fete The Clows Top Summer Garden Show is to be held on August 18th in Clows Top Victory Hall. Entry is open to anyone who likes to grow their own vegetables and/or flowers, or make jams, cakes or biscuits, or has handicraft and floral art skills. There’s even a children’s section, so there’s something for all the family. Schedules are available from Clows Top Shop, Colliers Farm Shop and Forest Stores. The show opens at 2pm, there is plenty of parking at the rear, and admission is £1. There will be Horticultural exhibits, refreshments, tombola, plant stall & other side shows. A raffle will be held on the day. Cups will be presented at 4pm, followed by the raffle. Enquires to Marion Wilson 01299 270475 - stall holders can pre-book, ring to check availability.

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June and July have seen events benefit from glorious Summer sunshine and the Knighton-on-Teme Fete, held at Newnham Bridge on July 14th, was no exception. Music from Tenbury Town Band provided a pleasing backdrop and the final number of the day, ‘Rock around the Clock’, certainly got toes tapping and hips swinging. The splendid Silent Auction had over 40 lots, lovely hampers were lined up to be won in the raffle and generous prizes awaited the winners of the many activities. So having a go could have ended the day with a surprise award! ‘The Great Fete Bake Off’ competition saw a stunning collection of creatively designed and executed cakes. Punnets of raspberries were available at £2 and lashings of tea or coffee and cake were on tap, while Barney from the Talbot offered beer, Pimms, cider and ice cream. The most ingenious game of the day was the homeconstructed ‘Marble Pinball’. From a choice of six holes at the top of the board, marbles negotiated their way down the sloping field of play, bouncing off rubber band ‘buffers’, plastic Disney characters and animals, into a scoring slot at the bottom - a bit like a bagatelle with extras!


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Record Tap Dance attempt Zennor’s Dance Academy is looking for more dancers this year to take part in TAPATHON 2018, the UK’s largest tap dancing event. The nationwide project aims to break the Guinness Book of Records Tap dancing challenge record which currently stands at 7,500 people. In 2015 the event was 250 dancers short, in 2016 it was 112; last year it was only 78 short! TAPATHON 2018 pulls together dance schools from across the country to perform a routine on the same day, at the same time and the record-breaking challenge will be held on Sunday 18th

November. Academy Principal Zennor McGuire said ‘This is great way to get dancing again, whether you are a professional, past or present dancer or if you just want to give it a try. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome to keep fit, have fun and possibly break the world record in November. We welcomed our first male tap dancers last year and are looking for more. Our rehearsals start in July, every Monday at Far Forest Village hall at 7.30pm.’

Crown at Martley Bayton Church A Heritage Weekend at St Bartholomew’s on July 14/15th gave people a chance to look round the newly renovated church and appreciate the work that has been carried out. Contractors arrived on site in June 2016 and the church remained closed until September 2017. Visitors could see a series of photographs showing the various stages of renovation including the excavation of the floor to bedrock. The work, largely funded by a lottery grant, dealt with a number of major issues, including roofing as well as flooring. There was also a community-focussed display, with some splendidly colourful images, courtesy of Bayton School. The

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David Hambelton told us “It was standing room only on Saturday 7th July when local resident and co-owner of the Crown at Martley, Robin Conway, addressed a meeting at Martley Memorial Hall on the future of the pub. The Crown at Martley which closed last year is jointly owned by Robin and his brothers Andy and Chris through their Company ARCC. Robin’s wish is for the pub to re-open and invited those at the meeting to consider the options open to the community that he would put to the Company.”

St Mary’s Tenbury Summer Fayre Held on June 16th in and around the church, St Mary’s Summer Fayre had fine weather for the afternoon. Keeping the home-made baking at its best, the cake stall was in the cool interior of the church - but you could enjoy a generous strawberry cream tea with tea/coffee for £2.50 sitting out in the sun. The Teme Valley Band kept music flowing during the afternoon with some of their young Academy members demonstrating their new found skills. Lots of quality goods from shoes to toiletries could be purchased and the Food Hamper Lucky Square board soon filled up as did the Hamper of Fruit board. The plant stall and bottle tombola did good trade and you could buy a patchwork Scottie dog for £3.50. Add in a large book stall and a tricky golf challenge and this was a lovely relaxed afternoon of fundraising!



Coreley Fete Despite rescheduling the start time to take account of the World Cup, villagers turned out in force to enjoy this get-together to raise funds for the Memorial Hall, the football club and St Peter’s Church. Seating in the hall approached capacity as people enjoyed hot pork rolls with apple and stuffing (£2), strawberries or raspberries with cream (£1) or delicious cakes from the cake stall. Large flapjack slices and generous slices of lemon drizzle cake were 50p and the home-baking stall was soon looking depleted! Many of the usual fete attractions were there including coconut shy, skittles, a treasure hunt map, unusual bric-a-brac, two tombolas, guess the name of the teddy, a raffle and a lucky square board

- but competition appeared fiercest amongst the youngsters for matching, in 60 seconds, the highest number of pairs of buttons from a selection on a tray!

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as talks, historical walks, a service of Remembrance and prayers for peace. A Charity Concert at the Priory featuring Leominster put a lot of effort into supporting The Marches the Town Council’s hosting of Herefordshire Military Wives Armed Forces Week. Many shop owners themed Choir, The Three their window displays and Leominster in Bloom Tenders, Leominster decorated the length of the Buttercross arcade with Community Choir thousands of crafted poppies, both red and white. and the Herefordshire A week-long programme of events included Junior Youth Choir the raising of the ‘Armed Forces Day’ flag and drew an audience of signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, as well over 200.

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If you would like a different sort of day out in the countryside you could consider rolling up the travel rug and taking a picnic along to the Sapey Cross Country course at Wolferlow to watch a day of competition. Entry is free for spectators with plenty of parking and events take place on a regular basis, weather permitting. We went along on June 24th to enjoy the spectacle of show jumping and also the scenic cross country course. A seating area overlooking the water complex means you can relax close to the action and refreshments are available on site if you don’t want to take your own.

This fund-raising event for Pensax Church, held on June 16th in the Victory Hall, had all the elements for a successful tea party: beautifully laid tables with blue and white tablecloths, delicate ox-eye daisy flower arrangements and pretty printed menu cards. The refreshments were tempting: tea or coffee £1 (free refills), squash 30p, cake £1, toasted tea cake 50p and ham or cheese rolls (including side salad) £1.50 while the superb collection of home-made cakes included Victoria sponge, Italian lemon cake, Mary Berry fruit cake, lemon drizzle sponge and treacle tart. There was a splendid hamper of food and drink to win and you could try pinpointing on a map where the Whisky Treasure lay. Other stalls included books, plants and a bottle tombola. The Grand Draw had a good selection of vouchers and tickets from local pubs and attractions and the background musical accompaniment with tunes such as ‘I’ve got you under my skin’ and ‘It had to be you’ gave a lovely, almost romantic, feel to the event!

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Agatha Christie is the theme for the Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church, Pudleston, on August 11th and 12th. The event runs from 10am to 5pm and it is to be officially opened by Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mr. Mathew Prichard, at 12 noon on the Saturday. Each flower arrangement will take one of Dame Agatha’s works as its inspiration and there will also be classic vehicles, refreshments and stalls.



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Sunscreen and sunhats were the order of the day for Tenbury’s free day of activities for youngsters in late June. It was great to see so many enjoying this free event and having a go at nearly everything. This was an afternoon of fun, with attractions including bouncy castles, a disco dome, tunnel inflatables, a magician, dog agility displays, face painting, henna tattoos, a climbing tower, merry-go-round and much more. Tenbury’s Mayor Sue Perry was busy fundraising with a soft toy tombola for her chosen charity ‘Youth of Tenbury’.

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St Kenelm’s Church celebrated the 350th birthday of its bells on July 8th. The day started with Holy Communion at 10.30am, in which Canon David Sherwin gave thanks for the bells. The bells were rung throughout the day and Bob Davies and fellow bellringers from Clifton and Martley even allowed local residents to try their hand at ringing. It was also a special service for local deacon Rev Becky Elliott because she took her first communion service. Afterwards, parishioners were invited to a barbecue at the Rectory, followed by a fun dog show and a bell competition.

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As part of commemorations of the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1 people were invited to Bayton village hall to ‘Come and meet the Tommies’ of The Birmingham Pals Living History Association. The Pals represent the 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment (5th Division), staging living history displays about aspects of the Great War in an entertaining and interactive way. You could question the tommies about any aspect of the war and discover all about their kit and weapons and handle many of the exhibits. Additionally a local branch of the Western Front Association (WFA) had a large display in the village hall including many WW1 artefacts. The WFA is the leading worldwide organisation dedicated to remembering all those, from all sides, who served in the Great War of 1914-1918. They aim to educate the public in all aspects of the war through writing, talks, tours, commemoration and preservation of history.

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The origins of the Tenbury Countryside Show go back 160 years and it’s the area’s biggest event. Held on the first Saturday of August, it started life as a simple agricultural event but it has developed into a Show that’s far more wide-ranging, with plenty to interest the whole family. Getting to the Show It’s easy to get there as the Showground is right next to the main A456 in Burford, on the Kidderminster side of Tenbury Wells. To avoid traffic congestion in Tenbury, if coming from Leominster, head north up the A49, then turn right onto the A456 by the Salwey Arms - or if coming from the Martley direction, join the A443 at Great Witley, then follow the main road to the Showground.

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Tickets in advance The Show is good value on the gate (£10 adults, £5 age 5-16) but you can save £2 per ticket if you buy in advance, either through the Show’s website or from the following stockists: Tenbury Wells: Tenbury Agricultural Society, Nick Champion, G E Bright, Tenbury Farm Supplies and Tenbury News. Leominster: Carpenter Goodwin and Wynnstay Farmers Rochford: Keysells Farm Shop Worcester: Gwillam’s Farm Shop Bewdley & Cleobury Mortimer: Ashleys Bakery Clee Hill, Craven Arms & Ludlow: Swifts Bakery

Countryside Ring Attractions in the Countryside Ring this year are scheduled to include the Sheep Show, Bob Hogg’s Lamb National, Dog & Duck display, Misselchalke Gundogs, Wyre Forest Beagles and Trevor Hill Falconry.

In the Marquees There’s lots to see under canvas, including plants, flowers, art, photography, handicrafts, the food fayre and arts and crafts. So even if the weather isn’t perfect, it’s easy to dodge the showers!

Meet Friends The Show is a great opportunity to meet friends and chat with the people you do business with through

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Great Family Day Out The Show is a full day out as although formal main ring entertainment doesn’t begin until 1pm, there’s plenty going on in the morning. The horse and pony classes should be underway when the Show opens and the Countryside Ring entertainment starts later in the morning. The Showground is packed with stands, displays, marquees and activities so there’s something for almost everyone and you will need to get there early if you hope to fit everything in. Whether you want to see horses, sheep and cattle, or whether you want to go round the stands, or even if you just want to relax, pull up a chair and watch the ring entertainment, there’s plenty to fill the day! The Show programme has details of


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‘Poems from the Pews’, held in Pudleston Church, now in its third year, was a great success. With such a lovely late-June evening most people enjoyed a drink outside before the event began and later in the evening many took advantage of the continuing light to enjoy their dinner alfresco. The format of the event is quite informal; all are welcome to come along with a piece of poetry they would like to recite or perform or, of course, just to listen. After ‘checking-in’ a running order is created and then once everyone is ready and seated in the pews the recitations begin. As expected people pulled out the stops and some fine renditions were given; the evening started with “Asylum for the Verbally Insane” by Kwee Lain; Terry from Leominster Morris certainly brought a smile to many a face and even received an encore! Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc was read with pure nostalgia and the evening ended with a poem regarding parallel parking!

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Three Teme Valley residents recently received awards for service to the local community. Cassian Roberts, High Sheriff of Worcestershire presented the awards to Beryl Robson and Rosemary Hart, both residents of the Shelsleys, and (see photo) to Janet Young, (‘Jan the Milk’), known to many for delivering milk in the local area. The presentation took place at the home of Cassian and Jane Roberts in Shelsley Beauchamp.



Taj Mahal in Mamble! Mamble’s Jigsaw Festival saw scores and scores of colourful jigsaws and numerous flower arrangements fill Mamble Church over a late June weekend. Visitors could purchase many of the completed displayed jigsaws or one of the boxed jigsaws laid out in the Choir stalls, priced from just £1. So you could come away with the challenge of a jigsaw and help with fundraising for just a few pounds. Jigsaw themes included the London Underground, a 3-D Taj Mahal, reuseable launch vehicles (RLV’s) for space, waterways and seaside, transport, yesteryear, 1970’s Brands, a 3-D Big Ben, cartoons and many, many more. It was fascinating just browsing all the eye-catching designs. The jigsaw builders started work during the winter and it took the volunteers over a week to install the full exhibition, including the sixteen magnificent flower arrangements. To mention a few: ‘Tropical Garden’ had exuberant red-hot colours and bird of paradise flowers; ‘Sissinghurst White Garden’ echoed the real thing with white delphiniums, lilies and green, white and silver foliage. The ‘Woodland Garden’ came complete with bunnies and the ‘Ornamental Kitchen Garden’ was stunning in its detail and concept, as were ‘Cottage Garden’ and ‘Rose

Garden’. The village hall, a modest stroll from the church, also played its part. Refreshments included delicious home-made cakes and local art and crafts were on display, with craft demonstrations on Friday and Saturday. When we visited Peter Stanley was demonstrating calligraphy.

MADL helps the Regal Bowketts in Tenbury Wells along with their customers have raised £1,000 through Nisa’s ‘Making A Difference Locally’ (“MADL”) charity for the Regal Tenbury Trust Ltd. Adey Ramsel, manager of the Regal said “Receiving this money has meant that we have been able to invest in our children’s arts and theatre programmes. A musical such as The Wizard of Oz is a huge financial commitment to showcase the talents, hard work and dedication of the local community, and Bowkett’s faith and trust in us to spend the money well and invest back into the community is appreciated by us.” Glenys Holdcroft, Bowkett’s General Manager, presented the cheque to youngsters during rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz. Bowkett’s has donated over £20,000 to local causes through MADL to date. Nisa’s registered charity has been supporting good causes since 2008 and has donated over £7.8 million to around 10,000 causes. The charity raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of Nisa’s Heritage own-label products and branded products featuring the pink MADL logo. Stores can then donate funds raised to a local charity or good cause of their choice within a 10 mile radius, ensuring money raised by the community stays within the community. Currently over 2,300 stores participate in the MADL initiative.

Glenys Holdcroft (centre) made the presentation during rehersals

Bags of Help Bags of Help is Tesco’s community grant scheme, where money raised from the sale of carrier bags is used to fund local projects. Tesco Tenbury want to say a big ‘thank you’ to customers because they voted for their favourite project after 70% of checkout transactions, making Tenbury Tesco the second best-performing in the country. Customers use a supplied blue token to vote and the project with the most votes receives up to £4,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Three projects are selected every two months.

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70th Anniversary Celebration

Jive display with Andrew and Gerry from Orleton Post Office & Stores

The XJ220C that, before being disqualified on a technicality, won its class at Le Mans in 1993, with its twin turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 reputedly producing 850+bhp on full boost. In an event organised by the locally-based International Jaguar XK Club, enthusiasts from around the world descended upon Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb to celebrate the XK 120’s 70th anniversary. The enthusiasm and marque knowledge reverberating around the venue proved infectious and it was almost inevitable that by the end of day any visitor would be a ‘Jag convert’. The theatre marquee with its excellent sound system provided a good opportunity to learn about the movers and shakers in Jaguar’s history. A shopping village, large food and drink area, ‘free to roam’ paddock, jive demonstrations, Ferris wheel, a Dakota fly-over, automotive engineering trade stands, retro clothing, fashion shows and more, provided varying interest over the weekend and Tenbury’s hair salon, Soap Opera, were run off their feet creating 1950’s hair styles. Two historic XK 120s from Jaguar’s heritage fleet took pride of place at the head of the paddock. NUB 120, the car in which Ian and Pat Appleyard enjoyed so much rallying success, was joined by LWK 707, the record-breaking ‘seven days and seven nights’ fixed-head coupé. Both cars tackled the hill on several occasions. Jaguar also provided the final XK-engined car to be built, a Daimler

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Sally from Soap opera creating a 50’s look

Waiting to climb the hill DS420 limousine, which took a ‘rush with hush’ run up the hill. The prize for ‘Furthest distance travelled to XK70 in an XK’ went to Creighton Turner, who’d come 5,334 miles. Visitor numbers were just short of 4,000 over the two days and XK Club founder Philip Porter said “We had the most fantastic support, from the trade, historic car owners, overseas members, our wonderful team who worked so hard, our sponsors, our personalities, and from the weather, which was perfect!”


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Teme Valley Times August 2018  

The local paper for the lower Teme Valley, including including Bromfield, Ludlow, Tenbury Wells, Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Dunley, Martl...

Teme Valley Times August 2018  

The local paper for the lower Teme Valley, including including Bromfield, Ludlow, Tenbury Wells, Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer, Dunley, Martl...


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