We meet on
the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 7-9 pm in the
Methodist School Room, unless otherwise stated. A new programme is available
and includes 14 August an outing to Calvert Trust, 28 August trip
to the beach and barbecue, 7 September trip to Plymouth. For more
details contact Hilary Ayre on 710352.
Congratulations to Jamie & Polly Hartnoll who married last month.
Everyone looked splendid at the "Devon Tea" and Caribbean evening
given in their honour at Little Bray. Well done Chris, Margaret and Suzi for
a wonderful time despite the rain.
Our sympathy to the family of the late Michael Jemmison who passed away in
Spain. We send our love to parents Ron & Lily. A remembrance service
will be held in Brayford Methodist Chapel on Saturday, 3 August at 2.30 pm.
Also, Pamela Osbourne Thorne, who lived at Broomhill for many years, lost
her long and courageous fight with cancer last month. Pam was a great
knitter and produced lovely garments overnight. We remember Sarah &
Jessica Harrison, Pam's daughter and granddaughter who still live at
At an inspiring and well attended service at Charles
Church on 15 July, on a beautiful summer day, there was a surprise bonus
when all the bells were rung. It was rather hot for the ringers, but was
much appreciated. The local history exhibition continues in the Church
during August and September. On Sunday 6 October, viewers are invited
to tea in the Church from 4.30 pm, for a final get together as the
Exhibition ends. A service of Evensong or Songs of Praise will follow at
6.30 pm. The Induction of the Rev. Dr. Michael Grandy as the new Vicar of
South Molton will take place on 4 September. Discussions with the
Parish Council continue concerning the "Village Green".
would like to thank everyone who supported our Strawberry Tea. It was a very
successful and happy occasion. Gladys Barrow would like to thank everyone
for their cards, flowers, prayers and good wishes following her unfortunate
accident. She is making steady progress. We are pleased to say that Mike
Thorne is also feeling better and joining in our activities again.
High Bray Churchyard always looks very tidy and we
thank Tony Bawden and Ray White for looking after our loved ones with such
A quiz night in aid of High Bray Church funds will be held on Friday, 6
September at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. This is for teams of a maximum
of six people with a cost of £3 for adults and £1 for 11-16 year olds with
10 and under free. There will be a draw, first team prize, second team prize
and booby prize. Bring your own drinks.
We meet on the
second Wednesday of each month at 7.15 pm at the Village Hall. In August
there is no meeting, but we have planned a trip to Rosemoor (RHS Garden) on Wednesday
21 August, meeting at the Village at midday. The W.I. Is an excellent
way to get to know new ladies, we always have an interesting programme and
also meet up for walks, garden trips, shopping days, lunch, theatre, cinema,
museums and art galleries. The Devon Federation also organises a variety of
outings. A special thank you to all those who supported the Strawberry Tea,
held in aid of Breast Cancer Care on a very hot afternoon at Little Bray
House. £300 was raised for the charity. Sandi Wildash-Daws from the Queens
Theatre spoke enthusiastically about her commitment to the Amateur Drama
Group which puts on many of the plays we enjoy locally. The cost of putting
on shows is enormous and Sandi's talk made us more determined than ever to
support local theatre.
11 September, our own enterprising W.I. Member, Jacci Gardner, is
going to show us how to revive our dining room chairs. On 9 October,
Nick Brend, husband of member Christine Brend, will talk about his life as a
furniture maker. The Autumn Council meeting is on Friday 18 September at
The Guildhall, Plymouth when the speaker will be Toyah Wilcox.
Our Archdeaconry meeting was held at Ilfracombe when the speaker was our new
President, Bridget Vinton. The collection was for Overseas and Wheels (so
that workers do not have to walk everywhere doing schools, nursing, etc.)
Our Deanery stall in South Molton Market on 30 May was also for Overseas and
Wheels. In July at North Molton, the speaker was Ruth, a street pastor from
Barnstaple. We have given books to the leavers - It's Your move, your guide
to moving to secondary School.
The children have been having great fun over the last few weeks. Each term
we have a theme and this is currently pirates. We have had a treasure hunt
outside and at the end of term there will be a day out at Atlantis,
Bideford, where pirates are also the theme. In September, for the first
time, we hope to enter a float in South Molton Carnival and have chosen
Peter Pan, so pirates, mermaids and fairies should all be there! If you have
a child under five who might like to join us, why not take advantage of our
free trial session offer at the start of next term in September. For more
information contact Sam Austen, Pre School Leader on 710718 during session
times (Tuesday and Friday 8.45 am to 3.15 pm and Wednesdays 8.45 am to pm) or go to www.brayfordboomerangs.org.