The Gardening Club have just released details of their coming Winter Programme.
As well as the more usual subjects like saving & storing seeds and using raised beds, topics for the Club’s monthly meetings include making floral Christmas decorations and growing herbs for health. There is something for everyone with an interest in gardening.
Full details appear on the Club Page. New members welcome.
The final of this year’s Open Boules Tournament, held at the Mill Farm Bouledrome on Thursday evening, turned out to be a family affair with the Symonds defeating the Fitzgeralds A team in a closely contested match.
Twelve teams of three dragged themslves away from the Olympics to enter the competition (sponsored by Blackhand Cyder) and the standard of play was as high as ever. Play was interrupted by a heavy shower mid evening though it failed to extinguish the barbecue kindly provided by the hosts, David and Adele Godsmark. The rain did rather more damage to the scoreboard but Commisaire DG reduced the length of matches and kept the competition rolling forward. The cyder flowed and a great time was had by all.
Congratulations to the worthy winners of the Boule Remy Trophy, Jasmine, Lorraine and Jon Symonds. The winners of the Plate competition, for those eliminated at the pool stage, were “The Koreans” — Terry Hanner, Charles and Jane Christian.
Malcolm North has supplied this report of his recent charity cycle ride.
After 4 days and 320 miles we arrived in Paris on the afternoon of Saturday 21st July at around 3pm where we joined up with 2 other groups to form a “peleton” of around 300 cyclists who were escorted through the streets of Paris by our support vehicles and the Gendarmerie.
Our route took us around the Place de la Concorde before turning right onto the Champs Elysees and up to the Arc de Triomphe. All the pain for the last 4 days of cycling vanished as the crowds cheered and waved, then when we arrived at the Arc de Triomphe where the support vehicles blocked all 6 lanes of traffic as we continued on to the Eiffel Tower.
A truly amazing experience and capped off the next day with the first Brit in Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour De France; and of course in years to come we’ll be telling everyone that we beat Wiggins into Paris.
This whole event has managed to raise approximately £500,000 for Action Medical Research, and we have been told this money will be used for valuable research into finding out how to prevent some of the 3500 still births that happen every year in the UK.
I have been humbled by your generosity this far but it’s not too late to contribute if you have not already done so. You can go to my page on the Action Website.