In June, our informal
Quiz Night was good fun with a nice mix of questions, and in July the
weather cheered up somewhat for our trip to Blakewell Fishery and Water
Garden, an interesting visit with some lovely gardens and the chance to
catch some fish for supper.
*** Meeting Cancelled *** On Wednesday, 21 September, we have "An
Evening with Herbs" at 7.30 pm in
the Village Hall.
Brayford Flower Show
Don't forget the 90th
Flower Show on Saturday 20th August with public entry for
viewing and prize-giving from 3.30pm. The full schedule and entry form was
distributed with the last Newsletter, and is also available here.
If you've never entered before, why not have a go this year - the more
entries the better.
On Sunday 14 August at 11.15 we are having a Community Service down by the
river at Brayford Bridge, followed by
and bring and share puddings and singing. Do come and join in, children
especially welcome. Warning!!! Parents, expect them to get wet in the
river!! Dry clothes a good idea.
Apart from Community Sunday our usual services are at 11am each Sunday,
including a joint service on 11 September.
New arrivals include the Davies family, who have moved
into Town Barton Barn. We trust they will be very happy in the Community.
Best wishes to Leah Jemmison on her marriage to Andy. We were shocked at the
news of the sudden death of Graeme Wilkinson. With Jenny, he had served many
of us through their business, Griffins Yard in South Molton. He had many
interests lined up for his retirement, so he will be missed. We send
condolences to Jenny and his children. Just a reminder that the Library Van
is still coming to the Village. Do support it if you can. Next visit is
Friday, 12 August from 11.25 to 11.45am.
The Midsummer Concert of
light entertainment at the Church on 25 June missed the full moon and a
summer evening, but was a great evening of variety and music. A handsome sum
of £300 was raised, so thanks to all who came,
starred and enjoyed with such enthusiasm.
We are having lots of visiting bell teams from near
and far. Do come and watch if you wish. The church is always open to all.
Jonathan and Ruby will be meeting others to discuss the "Hot
News" future –
what would you like? Please let us know.
Our Open Meeting on 13 July was well attended. We
were delighted to welcome Jim Knights and to learn more about the
archaeological sites surrounding us. We were so inspired by this interesting
talk, that the WI Ladies' monthly walk will be going to some of these
pre-historic sites. Our President, Ruth Knights, and Jim, are kindly hosting
the annual lunch in their lovely garden in early August. On Wednesday, 13
September, a representative from the Cats Protection League is coming to
talk to us. New members are welcome, and meetings are held on the 2nd
Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall at 7.15pm.
What a difference the lovely new windows make in the
kitchen. Thank you to Geoff Nicholls for master minding this for us.
Our Village Hall looks really smart with the new windows and fresh paint
inside and out. There are still many jobs left to do, but many thanks
to the Village Hall Committee and everyone else who has helped with the
painting, etc. Work is always on-going so if you have an hour or two
to spare it would really help us.
Thanks should also go to Chris and Mick Smith and Sally and Chris Hirst for
their green fingers in keeping the "telephone
island" and the Nook looking colourful. The
Gardening Club also tries to keep the Nook tidy, but they would be pleased
to have any offers of plants. The riverside near the bridge always looks
inviting thanks to the regular mowing, etc. that Tony and Anthony Bawden
undertake. We do appreciate all your efforts to make Brayford such a lovely
place for us all to enjoy.
The altar frontals are now in Church –
thank you to everyone for supporting our Coffee Mornings at Ruth Boyles'
house. We attended the Deanery Cream Tea at Chittlehampton and the Operation
Sunshine Lunch at North Molton. Thank you for coming to our summer lunch in
June. Operation Sunshine is a Christian charity which collects, sorts and
packs good quality second hand and new clothing, household goods, tools,
crafts, medical and educational supplies to help those in great need. They
need tools, kitchen equipment, clothing and shoes, crafts and sewing
equipment, needles, threads, scissors, buttons, knitting needles, wool,
sewing machines, pens, school uniforms, paper, pencils, wellington boots. If
you can offer anything, please contact Ruth Edwards on 710375. We will take
everything to North Molton and they will take it to Tavistock to be put in a