Horsington prepares for annual cricket battle

The weather looks reasonable for the bank holiday Sunday, the pitch has been mown by Hoddy, and a reasonable quorum of players has agreed to turn up for the annual cricket match of Horsington v The Tabard Pilgrims, a London pub touring side.

Judging by previous years, the game will be a hard-fought fun game of village cricket at its best.

Kick-off is at 2 pm, and the match will be followed by the usual shenigans at the half Moon, which is also holding its traditional Bank Holiday Sunday quiz.

Able bodied cricketers seeking a game should contact Andrew Tarling at the Half Moon to see if there are any vacancies to fill – on either side.

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An action shot from last year’s match – Horsington captain Christian Bennett clouts a ball to the boundary.

Spectra Musica Christmas concert in Bath

SpectraSpectra Musica, which features many local singers,  is holding a Christmas concert at the American Museum, Bath on Saturday 5th December. 7pm.

Tickets from 01225 820866 or email workshops@americanmuseum.org


Wincanton Christmas Fair – 24 November

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Now in it’s 13th year!

Up to 45 quality stalls selling quality products, not usually found on the high street, this occasion offers an unbeatable Christmas shopping experience.

Entry £3.00 in aid of Childrens’ Hospice South West.

See http://www.wincantonchristmasfair.co.uk/

Re-live a “close run thing” at Horsington Church on 22 November

Daniel Maclise RA, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo, 1861. House of Lords, Collection
Daniel Maclise RA, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo, 1861. House of Lords Collection

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a vital turning point in world history.

Dr Patrick Mileham, former army officer, academic and historian is giving a talk on the battle in Horsington parish Church  on Sunday 22nd November at 3pm.

Patrick, is a member of the Waterloo 200 Committee assisting in the national 200 th anniversary commemorations in 2015. He will explain the events of the three days of campaigning leading to the decisive battle at Waterloo, just south of Brussels, bringing peace to Europe following years of conflict. As the Duke of Wellington, British and Allied Commander in Chief, said the result was a “close run thing”. The lecture will consider why this was so, and how difficult it was to defeat Emperor Na-poleon of France considered by many to be the supreme genius of warfare.

Followed by a Cream Tea

Suggested Donation of £8 for Church Funds

Spooky night at the White Horse

WhitehorselogoIt’s Ghoulies and Ghosties at the White Horse this Saturday, 31 st October. James is hosting a fancy  dress Hallowe’en party  with spooky cocktails, a barbeque  and a disco.

Everyone in fancy dress gets a free print.

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Sign up for the Horsington Open – now in its 3rd year

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Entries are invited for the third “Horsington Open” , to be played at Henstridge Golf Club on Friday October 23rd 2015.

The 9-hole charity competition is in aid of local charities, and is open to all comers. Ladies and non-handicappers are welcome. Entry is just £15 per player, including green fees.

The prize (as befits an “Open”) is a claret jug, plus many other prizes generously donated by local businesses and suppliers to Horsington’s Half Moon and South Cheriton’s White Horse pubs.

The competition tees off just after 10 am. The prize giving will be held in the White Horse, South Cheriton  at 6.30 pm, when there will also be a charity raffle.

This competition is now in its third year. It provides an opportunity for players at all levels to get together for a fun day of golf and raise money for charity. The field normally includes some really good golfers, some desperately bad golfers, many ladies and several beginners.Whitehorselogo

South Cheriton’s White Horse pub has generously agreed to sponsor some prizes and to host the prize giving. The Half Moon has volunteered its customary support, with players and prizes.signpost2

Entry forms  and more information can be obtained from the Half Moon, the White Horse, Henstridge Golf Club, or downloaded here. ALL WELCOME!

The competition is organised by Horsington’s Richard Gaunt, with the help of George Wagland and Phil Bennett.

Download a poster

Previously. . . . .

Horsington Open Golf Tournament
Horsington Open poster




Village Hall Coffee Morning

coffeemorningThe Village Hall committee and the Villager Magazine

will be hosting a coffee morning on

Saturday 5th September  at 1100 am in the Village Hall

Please drop in.

All welcome, especially those new to the villages.

August Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).
Mondays         Pilates 6pm
Tuesdays         Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm,
Wednesdays  Adult tap dancing 6.15pm
Thursdays      Art 10.00
Fridays            Art 10.00

Other Events

Sat 1st            Open Garden at The Grange 3-5pm
Mon 3rd        Ladies Lunch Group Chetnole Inn, Chetnole
Wed 5th          Music Night Half Moon Inn 8.45 pm
Thurs 6th      W.I Gluten free cookery  Village Hall 7.30pm
Thurs 13th       Parish Council Meeting.  Village Hall  7.30pm

St John’s Church services

2nd August         9.15am Holy Communion with Sunday School
9th August       11 am Morning Prayer
16th August        9.15am Holy Communion
23rd August       8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
30th August       United Service at Templecombe 10.30am

June Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).
Mondays         Pilates 6pm
Tuesdays         Upholstery 10.30 am , Badminton 8pm,
Wednesdays  Adult tap dancing 6.15pm
Thursdays      Art 10.00
Fridays            Art 10.00

Other Events

Mon 1st       Ladies Lunch Group The Ship Inn, West Stour
Wed 3rd       Music Night Half Moon Inn 8.45 pm
Thurs 4th     Parish Council Meeting Village Hall 7.30pm
Wed 10th       
Pins and Needles. Springfield, Horsington Marsh 2pm Tel.371215
Sat 13th          Horsington Village Fete.  SchoolPlaying Field 2 – 5pm
Wed 17th      Film “The Imitation Game” and AGM  King Arthur’s School 7.00pm
Fri 19th         W.I outing to Mottisfont Abbey 0930am
Sat-Sun 27-28th June  White Horse South Cheriton 2 day Beer Festival

St John’s Church services

7th June         9.15am Holy Communion with Sunday School
14th June       11 am Morning Prayer
21st June        9.15am Holy Communion
28th June       8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

All change at Waterloo

 The Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons go into battle at Waterloo
The Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons go into battle at Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 changed everything in Europe. 200 years later we can see it in perspective.

Talk: Waterloo – Battle For Europe
North Cheriton Village Hall
Saturday 20th June, 6-9 pm

To mark the 200th Anniversary of this great battle, Patrick Mileham of North Cheriton, former soldier, military historian and university lecturer has very kindly agreed to give a fully illustrated and exciting presentation.

The whole evening will be a celebration of the event with the hall suitably decorated to reflect the event and its era. Patrick’s one hour talk will take full advantage of their new
multi-media facilities and is designed to accommodate all levels of interest, from school children to the Chief of the Defence Staff! The event will commence at
6pm when a welcome drink will be served, in tune with the 1815 ambience.

The talk will start at 6.30pm and afterwards there will be soup and roast beef
sandwiches available at a reasonable cost.

To test guests on their listening and learning skills, there will be a fun quiz, £1 per entry
set around this historic event and the prize will be a book on the battle for the winner.

Prior booking only. Tickets are £5.00 each (children £2.50) and
bookings should be made before 12th June. ‘Phone Lesley on 33718, or email
lesley@paperpleasures.com to secure your place.

This is a fund raising event for North Cheriton Village Hall. All proceeds will be put towards the continuing renovation and future running of the Hall.