Clubs/Groups/Events

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – FIRST MEETING OF 2018

The first 2018 meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Tuesday 6th February at 7.30 p.m. when the speaker will be Richard Hobbs. He has a particular interest in bulbs, especially daffodils and hyacinths and holds the Plant Heritage National Collection of Muscari, which he inherited from Jenny Robinson. He has been Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society for 10 years plus, a former Director of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and now runs Witton Lane Seeds, specialising in rare and unusual species.

Everyone welcome – you can join the Club on the night for an annual subscription or pay £2.00 on the door on the night for this meeting. Refreshments available.

WRENINGHAM & DISTRICT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – 2018 PROGRAMME

The Wreningham & District Women’s Institute meets at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe, NR16 1AA, on the second Tuesday each month, starting at 7.30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise). The President for 2018 is Mrs Shirley Moss (01508 489460) and the Secretary is Mrs Carole Bradford (01508 489211), both of Ashwellthorpe. You’re very welcome to come along to any meeting to see what the WI is all about and enjoy the varied programme of talks and demonstrations.

2018 PROGRAMME

Tuesday 9 January            Speaker: Jennifer Cawte on “Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper” – Competition: Christmas Card of a Winter Scene

Tuesday 13 February        Bring and Buy Sale

Tuesday 13 March              Speaker: Jean Clarke on “Yoga for the Heads and Shoulders” – Competition: A Limerick about Exercise

WEDNESDAY  21 March  75th Birthday Party

Tuesday 10 April               Speaker: Ruth Smith on: “The Bare Facts; My Experiences as a Life Model” – Competition: A photograph of you as a baby child

WEDNESDAY 11 April     The Kett group of WIs – Quiz and Chips

Tuesday 8 May                    Resolutions Evening: Discussion and vote on the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 12 June                Speaker: David Morton on “Windsor Castle” – Competition: Something relating to the Queen

WEDNESDAY 27/THURSDAY 28 JUNE       Royal Norfolk Show

Tuesday 10 July (afternoon)     Summer Garden Party

Tuesday 14 August              The Windmill Ringers with a demonstration of Handbell Ringing – Competition: An Attractive Bell

Tuesday 11 September       Speaker: Betty Stacey – “Fun with patchwork” – Competition: An Interesting Needle Case

Tuesday 9 October               Speaker: Philip Mariner – “Have Camera, Will Travel”; A Trip round the World set to music – Competition: A Souvenir of my Holiday

Tuesday 13 November         Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 11 December          Christmas Party

 

 

 

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – NEXT MEETING

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2017 – 7.30 p.m. Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

is the date of the next meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club when the Speaker will be Trevor Harrison from the Creake Plant Centre, based in South Creake, which specialises in unusual shrubs, and herbaceous plants, old roses and hellebores amongst others.

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 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.

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

 

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

 

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB NEWS – MARCH 2017

Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club is hoping to increase its membership, so please share this information with friends and family and anyone you think might be interested, especially if they are new to the area. Non-members can pay a£2.00 “drop-in” fee and are very welcome.

Here is the programme for the rest of the year:

Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Speaker: Hilary Read “Making a Wildlife Pond”

Saturday 17/Sunday 18 June 2017 – OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND

Sunday 13 August 2017 – 2.00 p.m. Outing to Raveningham Gardens

Tuesday 3 October 2017 – to be advised

Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Christmas Party

WRENINGHAM & DISTRICT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – 2017 PROGRAMME

The Wreningham and District Women’s Institute meets at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe, on the second Tuesday each month starting at 7.30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise). The President for 2017 is Mrs Shirley Moss (01508 489460) and the Secretary is Mrs Carole Bradford (01508 489211), both of Ashwellthorpe. You’re very welcome to come along to any meeting to see what the WI is all about and enjoy the varied programme of talks and demonstrations.

2017 PROGRAMME

Tuesday 10 January          Speaker: George Rockingham from PACT – Competition: Christmas Card depicting animals

Tuesday 14 February         Bring and Buy

Tuesday 14  March               Speaker: Patsy Martin on EXTEND classes – Competition: A Recipe for a Healthy Dessert

Wednesday 22 March         Birthday Meal (not at Village Hall)

Tuesday 11 April                  Speaker: Dave Balcombe “Looking out for Whales and Dolphins” – Competition: A Picture of Wildlife from a Magazine

Wednesday 12 April           Joint Meeting of the Kett Group of local WIs (not at Village Hall)

Tuesday 9 May                      Resolutions Meeting – Discussion and vote on the National Federation of Women’s Institutes AGM

Tuesday 13 June                   Speaker: Amy Newmeir “My Suitcase, My Patience and Him!” – Competition: Things I have lost while on Holiday

Tuesday 11 July                     Afternoon Summer Party (venue to be agreed)

Tuesday 8 August                 Speaker: Anna Meek “The Galapagos Islands” – Competition: Photo of Favourite Holiday Destination

Tuesday 12 September        Speaker: Stan Chapman “The History and Role of a Magistrate” – Competition: Howe many words can you make from “magistrate”?

Tuesday 10 October              “Edith Cavell”  Meet Nurse Edith Cavell in the early hours of 12th October 1915 with Georgette Vale – Competition: An Autumn Fruit, Flower or Vegetable in a nice setting

Tuesday 14  November          Annual General Meeting of the Wreningham and District Women’s Institute

Tuesday 12 December          Christmas Party with “The West End Waiters”

 

 

 

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – OCTOBER 2016 MEETING

The next meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be at The Piggeries, Hall Farmhouse, Ashwellthorpe at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11 October. Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal, who live in the village and are co-authors of several books including “The Herbalist’s Bible” and “Kitchen Medicine”, will be talking about garden plants and weeds and how we can use them,  and will be bringing with them slides, plants and copies of their books.

If you wish to come along to this meeting and join the Gardening Club, phone Debbie de Spon on 01508 488300