Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘Wagon’ Book Launch

October 29, 2015

A new publication, Wagon, compiled by Peter Cockrell, is now available for sale. For those who weren’t at the launch this book is highly recommended!

Containing fascinating detail, excellent photographs and illustrations, it records how a derelict farm wagon was spotted in East Hagbourne in the 1960’s by Ron Freeborn. Years later he drew it to the attention of Blewbury to fill a theatrical need. The story records its history since then over the last forty or so years. Now skillfully restored it was finally installed in its splendid home earlier this year.

This dedicated and comprehensive research by Peter Cockrell is also enhanced by other excellent contributions. These reflect the traditional agricultural background of Blewbury and other local villages in days gone by. The Blewbury Wagon is now a remarkable symbol and addition to Blewbury’s history!

Pres Wells

The Bauer Collection – Thanks!

October 30, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came along to the recent exhibition, The Bauer Collection, at The Red Lion. Your support and lovely comments were very special. Thank you.

The sum raised, after the cost of framing, by sales and donation, is £970.00. This has been split equally between The Blewbury Village Hall Refurbishment Fund and The Tony Loy Trust. Just want to say a big thank you to my family, and all who helped me get there. Janet Hewson