February Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

 

Thurs 1st W.I Rhinestone and Sequins, Memoirs of a Competitive Ballroom Dancer by Rachel Harding 7.30pm
Sat 3rd  National Trust Association Talk by Susan Vincent on Lawrence of Arabia.  Digby Hall, Sherborne 2.30pm
Mon 5th Ladies Pub Lunch. The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill Lunch
Wed 7th  Music Night at the Half Moon 8.30pm

Thurs 8th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
Fri 9th Film: Dunkirk.   Milborne Port Village Hall 7.30pm
Tues 13th Beer and Cheese Evening at The Grange.  In aid of the Play Area and the R.D.A. £8.00 per head payable on the door 7.00pm
Tues 20th Charlton Horethorne Gardening Club.  AGM, Dinner and Quiz. Tickets £6 per head from the Village Shop.  Charlton Horethorne Village Hall 6.30pm
Fri 23rd Wincanton Museum and History Society talk on the French Revolution by Charles de Salis.  Wincanton Memorial Hall 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
4th February Holy Communion with Sunday School. Revd John Silk 9.15am
11th February Morning Prayer.  Revd Diane Barrett 11.00 am
14th February Ash Wednesday Holy Communion.  Revd Ian Coomber 7.30pm
18th February Holy Communion. Lent 1.  Revd Diane Barrett 9.15am
25th February Holy Communion (BCP). Lent 2.  Revd Jane Hindle 8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

January 2018 Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

Wed 3rd Music Night, Half Moon Inn 8.30pm
Sat 6th National Trust Association Talk by Shaun McCormack – The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard 2.30pm
Mon 8th Ladies Pub Lunch.  The Bell and Crown at Zeals 7.30pm

Thurs 11th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
Thurs 18th W.I Pantomime – Charlton Horethorne 7.30pm
Fri 26th Wincanton Museum and History Society Talk.  Chris Forester on Rural Poverty 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
7th January Holy Communion with Sunday School 9.15am
14th January Morning Prayer 11.00 am
21st January Holy Communion 9.15am
28th January Holy Communion  8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

Grab a prizewinning Horsington cheese for Christmas

Blog readers can take advantage of an exclusive offer, courtesy of Marcus Fergusson, who makes the award-winning “Renegade Monk” cheese in Horsington.

This cheese scooped FOUR presitigious awards this year:

Gold – Global Cheese Awards (Frome) for Best Artisan Soft Cheese
Runner-up – Great British Cheese Awards for Best Soft Cheese
Silver and Bronze – World Cheese Awards for Best rind-washed cheese and Best cheese by member of Specialist Cheese Makers Association

You can buy a freshly-made cheese for just £5.00 (normal price ££6.00 to £7.50) in time for Christmas.

Collect from Felthams Farm, on Horsington Marsh.

Please order beforehand by emailing Marcus on info@felthamsfarm.com

 

Date for your diary – Beer and cheese on February 13th

Make a note in your diary. John Sansom is organising a beer, cheese & pancake evening at Horsington Grange  on Tuesday 13th February 2018 ( Pancake Day). Mark Woodhouse will be giving a talk. (His last one was excellent, and so was the beer.)

Entry £8 on the door
7 for for 730
Proceeds in aid of  RDA & Horsington Play Area.

 

December Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

 Sat 2nd National Trust Association. Digby Hall, Sherborne  2.30pm
Wed 6th Music Night at Half Moon Inn 7.30pm
Mon 4th Ladies pub lunch Crown & Victoria, Tintinhull Lunch
Tues 5th Coffee Morning. Half Moon Inn 10 am
Wed 6th Music Night. Half Moon Inn 8.30pm
Thurs 7th W.I Christmas Lunch Lunch
Thurs 14th Parish Council meeting 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
3rd December Holy Communion with Sunday School          Baptism 9.15am       11.00am
10th December Morning Prayer 11.00 am
17th December Holy Communion 9.15am
24th December Candlelit Carol Service  6.00pm
25th December Holy Communion  9.15am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

Horsington’s champion Coarse Actors*

The MPO’s Coarse actors at Ealing – Jessie Stones, Oscar Shave, Richard Gaunt, Sukie Read, Gemma Kiddle, Tony White (kneeling), Linda Mumford. Neil Edwards, Neil Harrison, Peter Mumford, Matt Baker and Chris Bailward – on the floor, dead.

The Milborne Port Opera, Horsington’s favorite local opera company,  has just won the World Coarse Acting Championship at the Questors Theatre, Ealing. Featured in the cast was Horsington’s Richard Gaunt, who also directed the play, and Chris Bailward, who played the title role.

Chris Bailward

Other cast members will be familiar to the many Horsington regulars who support the company every year.

The competition took place on Saturday 25th November.

The award was made to a delighted cast by Timothy West, the chief adjudicator. The MPO team won against competition from 7 other groups, including one professional company. The evening was a hilarious assortment of different acting styles and genres as each act vied with the others to create on-stage mayhem with well-intentioned performances which go awry.

The MPO’s challenge was to write and produce a spoof 15-minute “Coarse Operetta” in which everything which can, does, go wrong. MPO’s Neil Edwards  distilled his show “The Murder at Shakerley House” into the world’s first bite-sized drawing room whodunnit operetta, which the company proceeded to ruin with wrong notes, missed entrances, over (and under) acting and general incompetence. One actor, Tony White, stole the show with his inability to rise from a kneeling position – he was marooned on stage until the intermission, when he was rescued by the stage manager.

Richard Gaunt with Jessie Stones

Richard Gaunt is a veteran “Coarse Actor*” who was in the play which won the first World Coarse Acting Championship back in in 1972.

The competition was to celebrate the 90th year of author Michael Green, whose hilarious book “The Art of Coarse Acting” (still in print after 52 years) inspired the genre.

“The Art of Coarse Acting” inspired three successful Edinburgh Fringe shows (Richard Gaunt appeared in 2 of them), tv spin-offs by Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies and of course “Acorn Antiques”. Lately, “The play that goes wrong” has been enjoying enormous success in theatres around England, including a successful run at Salisbury.

*Coarse Acting – A Coarse actor is one who knows the words, but not the order in which they come – Michael Green.

 

White Horse serves the best lunches in the locality

The White Horse in South Cheriton is going from strength to strength with its set lunches. They are delicious, and at  only £6.50 they represent unbelievable value.

The latest addition to the menu is a delicious bowl of mussels in a red Thai sauce, which is more like a sumptuous, slightly spiced soup. You get a nice doorstep of freshly-baked brown bread to mop up the sauce. Fabulous for a cold autumn day.

There are plenty of other dishes on offer, plus a menu of pub standards for those who want that sort of thing.

The pub is getting busier by the day, so it may  be a good idea to book during the run up to Christmas. 01963 370394.

Revitalisation of Horsington Playground

The proposed Playground rotator – all the way from Finland. Surely a British company must make this sort of thing?

Horsington Parish Council has put together what they think is a realistic proposal for the refurbishment of the playground, condemned by “Elfin Safety” in our small, rural parish.

Many thanks to everyone who responded to the Wigley Family letter which has raised an
amazing £2000.

Combined with the Capital Fund from the Parish Council and the £5000 pledged from South Somerset District Council, they have the £16,000 needed to replace at trade price plus fitting, the activity centre (one that fits on our original base), the see-saw, the spring horse and to renovate the swings and existing surfaces.

It is a sad fact that new surfaces cost more than new equipment and have no play value to their users.

One thing that came up in discussions with the SSDC play and facilities team, is that one vital element of play is missing………..some form of rotation.

The Parish Council is currently seeking to raise the extra £7000 to buy and install a Lappset Xspeed rotator (see picture) suitable for 4 children up to the age of 14, complete with safety surface. If you feel you are able to help towards this, cheques can be made payable to Horsington Parish Council or would like further details, please contact the Clerk, David Chapman 01963 370527.