Leisure

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – LATEST NEWS

Open Gardens  – The proceeds from this year’s Village Open Gardens event held over the weekend of 17/18 June 2017, which amounted to just over £1,100,  have now been given to four charities as follows: BIG C = £300; EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices) = £300; All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe = £200; St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall = £200. The remaining sum is earmarked for future fund-raising events/raffle prizes.

Summer Outing on Sunday 13 August 2017 – Don’t Forget – Our summer outing this year is a special visit to Raveningham Hall – Meet there at 1.45 p.m. Cost £6.00 for Gardening Club members and £10.00 for non-members. Please let Lynn Preston (01508 489313) whether you will be attending as we have to give advance numbers.

 

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – MAY 2017 and JUNE 2017

The Ashwellthorpe weather data is collected each morning between 07.00 and 08.00 at 5 Greenwood Close. The temperature and humidity readings are, therefore, not necessarily the warmest/coolest, most/least humid in any 24-hour period.

Rainfall – the total amount of rainfall measured for May 2017 amountd to 58 mm, with the largest amount of 22 mm being recorded on Friday 19 May. There were 20 days during May when no measurable rainfall.

Temperature – The average temperature  for May 2017 was 12 C, with the highest of 17 C being recorded on Tuesday 30 May and the coolest of 7 C recorded on  Friday 5 and Wednesday 10 May.

Humidity – the highest reading of 58% was taken on Friday 19 May, with the lowest of 44% being recorded on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

 

JUNE 2017 – No weather readings were taken during June 2017 owing to holiday absence.

 

Comparisons with previous months and years can be seen by scrolling down the page

 

ASHWELLTHORPE ATOMS TABLE TENNIS TEAM

Ashwellthorpe Atoms, 

which has members from amongst the players who meet at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall every Monday evening from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m., is our table tennis team in Division 1 of the Wymondham and District Table Tennis League. Our 2016/2017 Winter Season League team was made up by William Cugnoni, Tom Reed, Daniel Watson and the Captain, Scott Morgan.

Ashwellthorpe Atoms joined Division 1 in the 2015/2016 season, with Henry Cugnoni (also from our Monday night club) playing as well as the above four, winning the Summer League. In the following 2015/2016 Winter League season, the Atoms played 18 matches and finished in 5th place out of the ten teams. In the 2016/2017 Winter League season, which has just ended, the Atoms were 4th (as at 1 May 2017) – more matches won, fewer matches lost, and more points scored. They also won this year’s Handicap Cup.

So WELL DONE the Atoms!

You, too, could come along to the Ashwellthorpe Table Tennis Club on Monday evenings – any age or skill welcome. See you there.

PARISH WALKS – MAY, JULY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER 2017

The dates for these walks on Sundays 21 May, 2 July, 20 August and 24 September 2017, and their approximate routes and distances, have now been posted and can be seen on the Events Calendar

BINGO NIGHT at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017

Another Cash Prizes Bingo evening with Ronnie as your expert caller, is to be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (NR16 1AA) on Friday 26 May 2017 with Doors Open at 7.00 p.m. and EYES DOWN at 7.30 p.m.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – APRIL 2017

The Ashwellthorpe weather data is collected each morning between 07.00 and 08.00 at 5 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe. The temperature and humidity readings are, therefore, not necessarily the warmest/coolest, most/least humid in any 24-hour period. Weather data was not recorded from 1 to 11 April 2017 due to absence.

Rainfall – The  rainfall recorded for the nineteen days Wednesday 12 to Sunday 30 April 2917 amounted to 21 mm with the largest amount of 7 mm being recorded on Wednesday 26 April.  There were twelve days out of the above nineteen days with no measurable rainfall.

Temperature – The average temperature in the period Wednesday 12 to Sunday 30 April 2017 was 6.2 C with the highest of 9 C recorded on Sundays 23 and 30 April, and the lowest of 1C on Wednesday 19 April.

Humidity – The highest reading of 56% was taken on Fridays 21 and 28 April 2017 and the lowest reading of 37% on Sunday 23 April.

Comparisons with previous years’ data can be made by scrolling down the page.

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – MARCH 2017

The Ashwellthorpe weather data is collected each morning between 07.00 and 08.00 at  Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe. The temperature and humidity readings are, therefore, not necessarily the warmest/coolest or most/least humid in any twenty-four hour period.

Rainfall –  the total rainfall for March 2017 was 32.5 mm with the highest measured amount of 8 mm being recorded on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 9 March. There were eighteen days out of the thirty-one days of March when no  measurable amount of rainfall was recorded.

Temperature – the average temperature for March 2017 was 7.03 C with the highest of 12 C being recorded on Sunday 19 and Friday 31 March and the lowest of 2 C recorded on Tuesday 7 March.

Humidity – The highest humidity recording of 62% was taken on Wednesday 8 March 2017 ,  with the lowest of 46% being taken on Tuesday 21 March.

Comparisons with previous years’ data can be found by scrolling down the page.

 

 

ASHWELLTHORPE & FUNDENHALL OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND – LATEST NEWS

SATURDAY 17 and SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017

More than a dozen gardens – both large and small – will be open to visitors during this year’s Open Gardens weekend organised by the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club, some regulars and some new ones to enjoy in what, we hope, will be glorious weather. Tickets and a map of the route,  as well as refreshments, will be available in Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (NR16 1AA) and in various gardens – cost £4.00 for adults covering both days; accompanied children free. 

All Saints’ Church in Ashwellthorpe will be presenting a Flower Display where you can vote for your favourite and St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, will be putting on a display of Gardening in a Barrel. Various gardens will also have plants to sell.It is hoped that some local musicians will provide pop-up entertainment in different locations.

Come along yourselves; bring your friends and neighbours; enjoy the weekend; and help the charitable organisations being supported.

LOOK OUT FOR THE VILLAGE SIGNS WITH FURTHER INFORMATION

 

NEXT PARISH WALK – SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017

The next Parish Walk will start from Forncett Village Hall, Low Road, Forncett St Mary, NR16 1JG, at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 9 April 2017 and will be about 4.75 miles’ long. Quiet roads and public footpaths (some over water meadows in the Tas Valley) will be used and there are some easy stiles to cross and some small inclines on the walk. N.B. – there will probably be livestock in fields.

This is a repeat of the November 2016 walk when thick fog obscured the views but, hopefully, this time there will be better weather.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – LATEST NEWS

The next meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (Satnav NR16 1AA) on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7.30 p.m. for 7.45 p.m. when the speaker will be Hilary Reid talking about making a Wildlife Pond. Please bring friends and neighbours along – all visitors welcome.

Open Gardens Weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017 – if you are able to volunteer in someone else’s garden, please let Debbie de Spon know (01508 488300) – spare pairs of hands selling tickets or giving information always handy. What about growing a few extra plants or dividing a thriving shrub to provide pans to sell on the day? -again,  contact Debbie de Spon.

Summer Outing to Raveningham Hall   Sunday 13 August 2017 – slight change to meeting time: Muster at 1.45 p.m. for brief talk about the garden and then a tour from 2.00 p.m. o 4.00 p.m.

Tuesday 3 October  2017  -the speaker will be Trevor Harrison from Creake Nursery on ‘The Winter Garden’

The Christmas Party is still the same date as already advertised – Tuesday 5 December 2017