Village news from Helen Price – 13/9/18


Village news from Helen Price – 13/9/18

Published 10 September 2018

Gardening Guild

At the August meeting, the speaker for the evening was Kevin Reynolds whose subject was ‘The Devil’s Darning Needle – an introduction to Dragonflies’. An expert on bats, Kevin also has a great interest in dragonflies and considers them to be the largest and most spectacular insects in the UK, being supreme flyers and predators. Dragonflies are a very old species, with fossils dating back to more than 200 million years ago showing that the insects used to be much bigger with wing spans up to 3ft across. Kevin showed some wonderful photos, most of which he had taken himself, illustrating the differences between dragonflies and damselflies. The fascinating life cycle of the dragonfly was explained; the insects are voracious carnivores with interesting mating techniques.
The next meeting will take place on 17th October, when Jeff Bates will be hosting a question and answer session on seasonal gardening.

Card Sale

The next Card Sale will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday morning, 15th September from
10.30 am until 12.00 noon. The usual range of items will be available; birthday cards, cards for many other occasions, wrapping paper, gifts, serviettes, postcards, bottle bags, notelets, hand-crafted cards and much more, all at bargain prices. A variety of Christmas cards will also be available.

Entry is FREE, everyone welcome. Do come along and have a free cup of coffee and biscuits and a chat with friends after you browse.

Harvest lunch

This year’s Harvest lunch will commence at 1.00 pm on Saturday 6th October in the Village Hall. The meal will be similar to that of previous years and tickets will soon be available at £7 or £4 for under 13s. Numbers are limited so if you don’t want to miss it, please contact Gill or Glen Wright on 472622 to reserve your seat.

Kings Bromley Tuesday Afternoon Whist Drives

For a trial period until Christmas it has been decided to hold these Whist Drives every week instead of fortnightly. From 2nd October, the Whist Drive will be held in Kings Bromley Village Hall. New members are always welcome, just come along on the day.
Time 1.30 pm for a prompt 2.00 pm start. Entrance fee £1.50 includes a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit at half time.