Polly Bristol, (Nee Erskine) was born and lived in Cheriton House. She’s a regular blog reader, though she no longer lives in the village. Is she the Blog’s answer to Pam Ayres? -Ed
‘ While shepherds watched their flocks by night All seated on the ground ‘We had a secret party As the police were not around.
‘ God rest ye merry gentlemen Yet nothing you dismay ‘ We are off to wine and dine and drink Until Christmas Day.
‘ Angels from the Realms of Glory ‘ Send us music we can dance to Whilst we flout the great ‘ lockdown ‘ ‘ Tis the season to be merry Kindly pass a glass of sherry, We can sit and watch ‘ The Crown ‘
‘ Away in a manger ..’ I’ve simply passed out! It must be because of the rules that I flout. Enough of Pandemics and Covid and ills Of face masks and ‘ distance ‘ and millions of pills. We live in the hope that we see Twenty One And last year has just been ‘ illegal fun ‘
Come on readers. Let’s have some more Christmas contributions -Ed
We have been here before, but Wessex Internet have raised the possibility of a fibre broadband connection to Horsington Marsh which promises a sizzling 1 Gb/s connection, several orders of magnitude greater than the pathetic 1.7Mb/s we currently enjoy down on the Marsh
There’s Government money for it too. The Rural Gigabit Connectivity Voucher (RGCV) Scheme was announced in May last year and allows small/medium enterprises to claim a £3,500 (ex VAT) voucher and residents to claim a £1,500 (inc VAT) voucher towards a 1Gb/s capable connection.
Our area is currently with Wessex Internet’s surveying team to review and determine what sign up is required for full fibre to be extended to us. Once rhey have an idea of the likely demand they will then submit the area to the government for approval of RGCV’s.
Overall Winner of the Claret Jug – Scott Houghton 26pts Division 1 winner (hcap <25) -Andrew Gordon 24pts Div1 Runner-up Trevor Legg 24pts Division 2 (hcap>25) Rob Acheson 23 pts Div 2 runner up Mike Davies 23 pts
Best Team Horsington Hackers 57 pts Runner up Shankers 53 pts Nearest pin (hole 3) Mark Thirlwell (Sponsored by Nick Hudd) Nearest pin in 2 (hole 6) Peter Gripper Nearest Pin( hole 8) George Wagland
The Horsington Open was held on Saturday. This annual charity golf competition, now in its 8th year, was hotly contested at Henstridge Golf Club with a record entry of 68 socially distanced players. Horsingtonians turned out in force to support the event – The Horsington Hackers, the Half Mooners, the Home Farm Harriers and Dentists on the Job all flew the flag for the village..
Scott Houghton from Templecombe, playing for the Horsington Hackers, carried off the Claret Jug, which now returns to its rightful place in the Half Moon. Peter Gripper and George Wagland, playing for the Half Moon, won two of the three “Nearest the pin “ competitions. David Blake and the Warren family team, the Horsington Hackers, won the team prize, beating off a stiff challenge from the Foxcombe Flyers (Andre Blond and Damian Orton, with Jack and Perran Newton); Richard and Denise Case put in a strong showing, along with Andrew Tarling and Nick Maynard, also representing the Half Moon. Chris Bailward’s team., The Home Farm Harriers managed to produce the division2 runner up, Rob Acheson.
Anthony Yateman fought off a spirited challenge from Richard Gaunt to secure last place with just 4 points.
Over £1200 was raised for charity, to be divvied up between St Margaret’s Hospice and the Somerset Air Ambulance.
A great day. Well done everyone.
Thanks to Jerry’s Electrical, Vale Motors and Totally Floored for some great prizes. And to Henstridge Golf Club, for presenting a course in terrific condition.