Teme Valley Times
It was a quintessential English afternoon with warm sunshine as St Mary’s Church Fete got underway on July 17th in the gardens at Burford House. With Tenbury Town Band keeping the music flowing and an energetic Maypole dancing demonstration, you couldn’t have wished for a better day and the usual stalls and things to do raised many smiles. Competitions included putting a flag where you thought the treasure might be buried on the Burford Treasure map, or you could feel - and hopefully identify - the contents of several football socks pegged on a washing line, or guess the names of the 10 or so plants in planters (and take one home as a prize if you guessed correctly), or guess the number of sweets in a jar. Quality handmade crafts of tea cosies, aprons and lavender bags could be purchased along with stylish bric-a-brac. The book stall saw many picking up summer reading and the bran tub had to be restocked several times! Discount jars of chutneys and jams could be found, with marmalade and other home produce and even antiques for sale. Tombola, teas, raffle, classic cars and art gave further opportunities to enjoy the day. The competition tent had children’s poems displayed with the subject of ‘Summer’ while at 3.30pm a fun dog show saw dogs and owners competing in a light-hearted spirit. This was a lovely fundraising event so all the helpers and organisers can give themselves a pat on the back!
Menithwood Book Sale
Grant for St Laurence’s Roof
On July 16th a stream of people made their way to the old chapel at Menithwood. There was plenty of time during the course of the morning to browse the books that were on offer, including a particularly large section on cookery, and - hopefully - make a purchase or two, as well as have a chat and catch up over coffee. The simple formula of coffee, books and a warm welcome shows that an event doesn’t have to be complicated to be a success!
The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund was set up by the Government in 2014, to help make these places of worship weather-tight, safe and open for use. It was recently announced that St Laurence’s Ludlow is set to receive £44,400 through this scheme. Local MP Philip Dunne said he was delighted that this important, historic church would be receiving funding. He added “Not only do churches continue to play an important social role within our community, they are also functioning monuments reflecting the history of our area.”
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The Stockton Cross Inn 29th to 31st July 9 Hole Pay & Play Golf Course in attractive parkland setting
Open Daily l All Equipment for Hire l Clubhouse Facilities with Shop l Beginners/Groups & Children Welcome l Ideal School Holiday Activity l
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Join us for our Beer & Cider Festival. FREE ENTRY. 3 days featuring 12 real ales, 8 traditional ciders, live music every night, open mic session 1pm - 6pm Sat, special music quiz on Sunday. Marquee to keep rain or sun at bay. In aid of Macmillan.
Outside Film Night in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance. ‘Grease’ John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, 6pm onwards
Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan 10am - 12 noon
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