Sign up for the first “Horsington Open”

Horsington Open Golf TournamentAttention all golfers (and aspirant golfers) at all levels. Put Monday November 11th in your diary. It’s the date of the first ever HORSINGTON OPEN
golf tournament, to be played at Henstridge Golf Club.

The tournament is a 9-hole 4-ball competition.

As the title implies, it is open to all, including ladies and non handicappers. The entry fee is £12 per player and the surplus will be donated to the Church roof fund.

Tee off is from 11am.  The prize giving will be at the Half Moon at 6.30 when the coveted Claret Jug trophy will be awarded to the winner. There will be plenty of other prizes.

There will also be a raffle in aid of the church roof fund.

There will be full catering facilities at the club.

If you would like to sponsor a golf prize or donate a raffle prize please contact Richard Gaunt, who is organising the competition with Andrew Tarling and Phil Bennett.

You can download a poster here to send to your friends who perhaps don’t read the blog

Download more info and an entry form here. All welcome, the more the merrier.

Finally, a reminder about golf etiquette. Our colleagues at Bloggovision have collected a few examples of the kind of behaviour we do NOT expect to see!
(You may have to wait a few seconds before you can get rid of the advert).
Thanks to Ted Banks for nominating this video

Not the Half Moon music night – or is it?

BloggoVisionReports are filtering in that Music Nights at the Half Moon are getting lively. And now someone has sent BloggoVision a video which they assure us was filmed in the Half Moon. We don’t believe it -the flat hat is a giveaway! The decor looks different. And they are far too lively. But enjoy anyway.


Mrs Badger Writes

The Blog has received a communication from Mrs Badger, who has been silent for some time. Welcome back! She writes:

Dear Editor,

“I am making lots of cakes for Mardi Bennett’s coffe morning on Tuesday 11th Septemberat the Old Bakery, Horsington, 11am -1 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer. (Are you using this as a free plug? -Ed).

“I am absolutely fed up with all the mess caused by trying to separate egg whites and yolks, and I wonder if you, the cleverest man in Horsington, know of a quick, easy  and clean way  to do this?”

Flattery will get you anywhere. I put my  team of international researchers on the case, and our lady in China has has come up with a nifty solution. Clever or what?

Click here to see the demo

Everyone welcome at the coffee morning. Bring a cake.

Jubilee video raises the roof

Sales of the video of the Jubilee street party have raised over £480 for the church roof fund. There are plenty more copies for sale at £10 from the Half Moon.

Make sure you have a record of this unique event, as there  unlikely to be another celebration like this in the lifetime of any of the people present.

Virtually everyone who attended is featured in one way or another, along with the team of volunteers who put the event together.

The video has been made to a high professional standard, and has two bonus tracks – the Horsington Bellringers, and original archive footage of the Coronation in 1953.

The blog has learnt that the DVD will not work in some players. The manufacturers have put their hands up and owned up to a technical fault, and replaced the lot. If your copy does not work, pick up a  replacement from the Half Moon.

Two bonus tracks added to Jubilee DVD

Horsington Jubilee DVD
2 bonus tracks on the Horsington Jubilee DVD

The DVD of the Jubilee celebrations, which is being sold in aid of the church roof fund, is now in production and will be delivered later this week.

As a special bonus, two extra videos have been added:
• The Horsington Bellringers ringing their Jubilee Peal
• Some rarely seen archive footage of the Queen’s coronation in 1952

The world premiere of the video will be on Sunday 15th July at the Half Moon at 2 pm, and everyone is welcome.

Copies will be on sale then, assuming they have been delivered. The initial order is 50 copies. You can reserve your personal copy by emailing Each DVD costs £10.00.

(This is an automated email account, and not for general correspondence.)

Horsington Bells ring in the Jubilee

BloggoVision The Bellringers of Horsington Parish Church got the Jubilee off to a flying start with a peal at noon on Sunday 3 June – the day of the Horsington street party and the Thames pageant.

The video of the Horsington event is now well in hand . The editing process is complicated and difficult decisions have to be made. Unfortunately the bellringers have ended up on the cutting room floor in the Street Party video, but their consolation prize is a feature film of their own on BloggoVision.

Enjoy the delicate (but physical) art of change ringing.