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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

 

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – FEBRUARY 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 or highest/lowest of any 24-hour period.

Rainfall – The total rainfall for February 2017 was 55 mm with the highest daily measured amount of 14 mm being recorded on Thursday 23 February. There were sixteen days in the month when no measurable rain was recorded.

Temperature – the average temperature for the month of February 2017 was 4.5 C, with the highest of 10 C being recorded on Wednesday 22 and Sunday 26 February and the coolest, of 0 C, recorded on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February.

Humidity – the highest humidity recording of 63 % was taken on Thursday 2 February and the lowest of 48 % was recorded on Thursday 9 February

ASHWELLTHORPE WEATHER DATA – JANUARY 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 not necessarily, therefore, the warmest/coolest or highest/lowest of any 24 hour period. Data was not collected between Saturday 14 and Monday 16 January inclusive

Rainfall – The total rainfall for January 2017 was 39 mm with the highest daily measured amount of 7 mm being recorded on Monday 30 January. There were twenty days in the month when no measurable rainfall was recorded. Snow, amounting to 1.5 inches, fell and settled on the morning of Friday 13 January.

Temperature – the average temperature for the twenty-eight recorded days of January 2017 was 1.5 C, with the highest of 9 C being recorded on Thursday 5 January and the coolest, of -4 C, on Sunday 22 JanuaryThere were ten days in the month when the temperature recorded was 0 C or below.

Humidity – the highest humidity recording of 64 % was taken on Sunday 8 January 2017, and the lowest of 49 % on Thursday 19 January.

 

ASHWELLTHORPE TOAD WATCH 2017

The Toad watch patrols along The Street in Ashwellthorpe started on 14 February 2017. Each year the toads make their way from Ashwellthorpe Wood to their breeding pond on the west side of The Street and there are now about 27 volunteers who will patrol the toad crossing area and help them to cross the road. This avoids many toad (frog and newt) roadkill casualties. At present the patrols work from 6.00 to 8.15 p.m. whenever the temperature is above 5 C and, preferably for the toads, also damp as well. Up to 25 February 2017, 4 toads, 16 frogs and 6 common newts have been carried to safety with, unfortunately, 5 roadkill frog casualties.

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”