Monthly Archives: March 2019

Happy 70th Anniversary!

March 18, 2019

Last month (just after the March Bulletin went to press) Philip and Moyra Randall celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

They first met on a railway platform on their way to work: he worked in the Education Department of Surrey County Council and she was a Welfare Officer in the borough of Esher. They married on 26th February 1949.

They retired to Cornwall but the village they lived in had very few facilities and poor local transport, and as they had friends in Blewbury they decided to move here. They lived in the village for thirty-two years, latterly at Dibleys, until first Philip and then Moyra moved to Cleeve Lodge care home in Goring, where they held a small celebration to mark this milestone event. In the picture, Moyra holds a congratulatory card from the Queen

Sustainable Blewbury

March 4, 2019


  • Climate for electric cars? – A talk by Anthony Simpson, Mon. 25th Feb., 8.00pm at Blewbury Manor Barn

Are you thinking of switching to an electric car? Due to climate change and air pollution, the shift from diesel and petrol towards electric vehicles is accelerating. But are they really more environmentally friendly? Can our electricity system cope? Anthony will describe the latest developments and thinking, which should help you decide if you are ready to go electric! Tickets £6 (including a glass of wine) from the Post Office, or on the door (if not sold out).

  • Sustainable jet fuel from rubbish – how does that work?

A talk by Dr. Neville Hargreaves, Mon. 1st April, 8.00 pm in the Melland Room, Blewbury Clubhouse

Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is tougher than for any other form of transport – and emissions are growing fast. Neville is working with British Airways and others on an exciting project to build the UK’s first commercial sustainable jet-fuel plant. This will convert household waste into jet fuel – reducing greenhouse gases and converting hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste that would otherwise be incinerated or put into landfill. He will describe how the process works, what it can do for the environment now and in the future, and the many practical challenges of bringing a really big industrial project to fruition.
Tickets £4 from the Post Office or on the door (if not sold out); drinks available from the bar.

  • Hedge laying

Our hedge laying group have been laying the hedge along Coffin Way, the footpath from Westbrook Street to Upton. After a number of Sunday morning sessions, starting in December, we are now about two-thirds of the way along the 200m hedge and the end is in sight!  There should be no difficulty in finishing by early to
mid-March in order not to disturb nesting birds, and we always welcome people who want to learn more about this country craft – just contact us at




Boxed (unopened) John Lewis metal (silver colour) extendable curtain rail with integral rings and fixings. 160cm to 310cm
Also the following which are used, but in working order:

·         Beldray cordless Hand vac with charger

·         Lakeland “Easystore” spiralizer

·         Kenwood hand mixer

·         Ironing Board (standard size with cover)

Jill & Michael Allen
Electric stapler + box of staples Chris Whatmore 851055
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (

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Post Office News

With Santander in Didcot closing soon, we can do all your normal transactions here, paying in cash & cheques, check your account balance and cash withdrawals too, most other banks too!

Royal Mail will announce their price increase soon,  buy 1st and 2nd class stamps before the end of March to beat the increased price! Love Karen and Maggie