November 30, 2018

 Your Local Village Gardening Club

Well, we’ve almost reached the end of 2018!! The VPA Committee held its Annual General Meeting on the 7th November. The Members of the Committee conducted the business and all agreed to continue to run the VPA for another year, with Eileen and Karen swapping jobs – Eileen is now Chair and Karen is Show Secretary.  Thank you to all of you who attended the meeting and thank you to Richard Roslyn for a very interesting update, with some beautiful pictures, on his work in the garden at Blewbury Manor.

Tickets are still available for our ANNUAL SOCIAL which takes place on SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER (7PM – 10pm) at UPTON VILLAGE HALL.  The theme this year is “France”– with delicious home-made food – I promise it’s not frogs legs and snails!! (Dietary requirements catered for – please let us know when buying your tickets). We have quizzes, games and lots of fun planned. Tickets have been held at last year’s price of £9 per person. Contact Karen at Blewbury Post Office or ring Margaret Maytham in Upton on 01235 850126 or contact Eileen on 01235 510095.

Our programme for 2019 is being finalised and we have some interesting visits planned.  Details will be in the next Blewbury Bulletin.

DID YOU KNOW ? James Boswell (1740-95) wrote “In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen and enough to rot on the ground.” And George Bernard Shaw (1856 -1950) wrote “Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.” Happy Gardening Eileen