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Keep up to date with news from clubs and societies in North Luffenham, Rutland, UK

Garden Club – February Meeting

Garden Club meeting this Thursday – 8th February 

We welcome Steve Lovell, a horticultural consultant & former Chairman of the Hardy Plant Society speaking on “Bark, Berry and Leaf – Texture in the Garden” 

Steve will be looking beyond flowers and showing us what else nature provides in the plant kingdom.

The meeting will be at the Community Centre at 7.30pm – anybody can come along (guests £2).

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner

Once again on the 26th January Chater Bowls Club  held its annual presentation dinner at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham.

 

 

 

 

 

The singles knockout trophy was awarded to Carol Bates. She also won the pairs trophy along with Alec Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think everybody won something in the raffle and a good time was had by all.

Please note the Chater Bowls AGM will be held at 2 pm on 26th Feb in the Clubhouse on Pinfold Lane.

Non members welcome, so if you have thought about playing bowls outdoor this summer come along and introduce yourself.

Chater Bowls, friendly bowling in Rutland

Alan Costello

Club Secretary

Program of Events for Good Companions

North Luffenham Good Companions 2018

Wed feb 7th  Sayings.           Gill Collinge

Wed mar 7th  The Wildlife Trust.        Mr Steven Ashpole

Wed apr 4th  Why I dont like Brussel Sprouts.     Claire

Wed May 2nd     Wait and see.

Wed june 6th      How to get the best from your cut flowers.    Emma

Wed july 4th  The Village trip.

Wed aug 1st  Meal in the community centre 12.30pm.

Wed sept 5th  Curiosities.  Helen Crabtree

Wed oct 3rd The Jolly Boat.   Mr Adam Lowe

Wed nov 7th Beautiful Photos.   Mr Richard Adams

Wed dec 5th Christmas Dinner: to be arranged

The Good Companions meet in the community centre at 2pm..

Yearly subs of £10 plus £1 a month for tea and cakes and free door ticket.

There is also a raffle during the afternoon.

The village trip this year is Holt and Sherringham.

Ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Vivienne 01780720814

Don’t miss “A Musical Dreame” concert this Wednesday

On Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm the church will be hosting a fabulous concert by the inspirational young & hugely talanted musicians, Alison Hill (soprano) & Yair Avidor (lute & theorbo). The concert is titled “A Musical Dreame” & is an hour long recital for voice & lute inluding music by John Dowland, Robert Johnson & Henry Purcell.

Tickets £10 (including wine and refreshments) available at the door or from Janet Whittaker 01780-721216 & rutlandwhittakers@gmail.com.

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Reminder! – Candlelit Concert in Parish Church this Friday

A quick reminder that the wonderful Cambridge Singers will be returning to the village to give a Candlelit Concert in our beautiful church this Friday 5th January at 7.30pm.
Tickets available from Janet Whittaker (tel:-721216 or rutlandwhittakers@gmail.com) at £10 (children free). Profits to be shared between Cancer UK -Brain Tumour Research & Church Heating Fund – you know we need it!
Do please join us on what should be a very special everning. Mulled Wine & Nibbles will be available from 7pm and during the interval. We look forward to seeing you.

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North Luffenham Garden Club Christmas Social, Thursday 14 December

North Luffenham Garden Club will be holding its Christmas social with quiz (optional, being put out on tables, not read out). Please bring food to share. Wine & soft drinks – first glass free then donations.

Time and place: 7.30pm at the Community Centre

Date: Thursday 14 December

Once again, just a reminder, it is time to pay annual membership fees of £10.00 for which we have interesting speakers from October to May each year and organised outings each summer.

North Luffenham Christmas Trail

We need your help:  can you knit a small sheep or display one in your window?

In December, a Christmas Trail leaflet will be available so you can discover and record the names of sheep around the village. Bring the completed trail leaflet  to the Village Carol Service on Sunday 17th December at 5pm and the Christmas story will be explored with the help of the sheep.

Intrigued?  Willing to knit a sheep? Or offer a sheep a windowsill? Want to go sheep hunting?  For more details, please email Pippa the rector: rectorrwb@gmail.com.  Full details including a knitting pattern are contained in leaflet attached below.

 

Christmas Trail knitting & displaying sheep

 

Christmas Flower Arranging Workshop

Sally Lambert has again kindly agreed to run a workshop on Sat 25th November from 10am – 1pm @the Community Centre, where she will guide us in making our own wreath, and other arrangements.

Cost is £5 per person, which includes tea/coffee & a mince pie.

You will need to bring any equipment you have – oasis, secateurs, vase/container you intend to use, pine cones, ribbons, decorations – plus foliage & flowers. Prunings of woody clematis stems, dogwoods etc make a great basis for wreaths – we all share bits and pieces too.

Please book your place with Katy Ellis on 01780 722173 as soon as possible.

North Luffenham Garden Club

November Meeting

NB:  The next meeting is to be held a week later than usual, on Thursday 16th November, at 7.30pm.

It is also the AGM, followed by Stephen Ashpole from the village, to present a talk on Organic Gardening, which will be full of information about the whys and wherefores on this subject.

 

 

Extracts from Captain of the ‘A’ Team Annual Report

There were some changes to the team during the season with Lewis leaving for the Falklands,  Ben Cox joining the team and immediately playing very well reminding us how good a player he is,  Andy and James played most of the games and without them it would have been difficult to maintain the numbers  needed to field a team.  Thank you  to all the team members for the commitment and dedication during the season.

2016/17 was a difficult season for the ‘A’  team with several disappointing  results notably a 6-4 win at Paston when an 8-2  win should have been the result.  An 6-4 win at home to Eyebury highlighted the  weaknesses in the team  although  it must be said Eyebury  played very well that night.  A 4-6 loss at Ramsey  was the worst result  of the season.

For  comparison in 2016 the team scored  four x ten/nil results , in 2015/2016 ten x ten/nil scores were recorded. In the latter part of the season the team were resigned to second place in the league, behind Paston, when out of the blue at their penultimate game, Paston lost 10-0 at  Northborough and handed the league to North Luffenham.

In  other competitions  the team won the Annette Stubbins cup beating Paston  in the final. North  Luffenham teams won the North Cambs area singles, pairs, triples, and  fours competitions. In county competitions Jason won the Hertfordshire singles with Jack runner-up.  Thomas , Jack and Jason won  the Hertfordshire triples and this qualified them to represent  Hertfordshire at the national finals in County Durham which they also won and they  are the current Nation Triples Champions, well done them!  Paul won the Cambridgeshire singles competition and went on to win the  Eastern  Counties Competition.

Chater Bowls Club Season Over

Outdoor bowling at Chater Bowls club on Pinfold lane has now finished for 2017.

The winner of the singles knockout was Carol Bates and the winner of pairs knockout was Alec Rose and Carol Bates. They are both residents of N. Luffenham.

So if anybody else in the village wishes to emulate them and fancys a go at outdoor bowling next year, you can contact me  at chaterbowls@gmail.com.

Carol receives the knockout singles trophy

Regards

Alan Costello

North Luffenham Garden Club Autumn Show Sunday 10 September

The Show is a celebration of local talent and is Open For All to enter with many categories: plants, painting, needlework, card craft, woodwork, photography, baking, jam making, vegetables, flowers and fruit for example.

At North Luffenham Community Centre

On Sunday 10th September

Entries are open to everyone and if possible should be made before the show using the attached Schedule or you can get a hard copy of the Schedule from The Fox or Edith Weston Village Shop.

There are some simple guidelines in the Schedule and we will help you with any queries beforehand and on the day (contact details inside back page).  We’d love to see what you can do – be proud and show it off!

Photography.   Here are this year’s categories to keep in mind over the coming month so you can get snapping:                                                                                                                                 Flowers and Plants,  Gardens,  Sky,  Countryside  Activities,   Animals (wild or tame),  Linked theme (one set of three phtos linked together in some way),   Open (includes anything not already covered already).    There is a also a class for U16s, which is free, for any of these themes.

How to enter:

  1. Complete the entry form in the middle of the Schedule
  2. Take your Entry Form and money, either to Katy Ellis, 24 Sycamore Road, North Luffenham,  before show day, OR to the Community Centre between 2pm – 5pm on Saturday 9th September
  3. On Show day bring your entries to the Community Centre between 8.30am and 10.30am. Judging starts at 11am,  then open to the public from 2.00pm for viewing, afternoon teas and Prizegiving.

Autumn Show Schedule 2017 V3 copy

Gesualdo Six Church Concert – 30th August

The Gesualdo Six (a younger version of The Kings Singers) will be appearing on the Radio 3 programme In Tune on Monday 28th August a couple of days before appearing in North Luffenham on Wednesday 30th!

Don’t miss a memorable concert of music from the Renaissance to light present day tunes –come and drink a glass of Last of the Summer’s Pimm’s to say farewell to our wonderful summer before the Autumn weather.

Concert in church at 7.30pm Wednesday 30th August -Tickets £12 (including Pimm’s) from Janet Whittaker 01780-721216 or at the door.

Vandalism – Graffiti on the cricket pavillion

After a long period where there have been no issues with vandalism in the village, unfortunately the problem has reappeared.

Someone in the last couple of days has sprayed graffiti onto the Cricket Club toilet block

Can anyone who might have any information about who might have done this please contact Charles Cade

 

Garden Visit to Coton Manor, Northamptonshire on Saturday 22 July

Easton-on-the-Hill Horticultural & Crafts Society have some spare seats available for their visit to Coton Manor on Saturday 22 July departing 10.30 from Easton-on-the-Hill Village Hall and returning at 16.00 from Coton Manor.

Tickets are £17.50 for non-members for entry to Coton Manor and include transport.

Please contact Joy Forster on 01780 762156 if you are interested.

Colton Manor is a peaceful 10 acre garden occupying a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house. Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the confines of the garden there is a magical 5 acre bluebell wood and colourful wildflower meadow at its best in June and July.

The Stableyard cafe offers a great selection for lunch. You may bring your own food, however picnicking is not permitted at the garden.

 

Hurry – spaces left for day trip to two stunning Cotswold gardens

The Garden Club are running an outing to Hidcote (morning) & Kiftsgate (afternoon), two stunning gardens in the same village in the Cotswolds on Sunday 9th July, leaving Empingham @ 8.30am/North Luffenham 8.45am.  Open to all – take a picnic or eat at either of the gardens.

Tickets are for coach travel plus entry –  £22.50 if you have National Trust membership (you must bring your own card on the day) or £33.50 without.

For information or to book places on the trips, please contact Katy Ellis on 01780 722173 or email ktellis1606@gmail.comBY FRIDAY 30th June

AGM 2017 for Carpet Bowls Club

Members of North Luffenham Carpet Bowls Club are reminded that the AGM will be on Monday 19 June at the Community Centre, North Luffenham at 7.30.

Anyone wanting an agenda please phone 01780 720631.

The mats will still be down so that anyone can have a go and a cup of tea.

New members are always welcome.

Sylvia Lawson (Sec)