Upcoming Events

Sustainable Blewbury

October 7, 2018

25th Anniversary Celebration! Sunday, 30th September 2018, Blewbury School, 12 noon – 4 pm

Our 25th year – the BVS Environment Group began in August 1993. We’ll be celebrating with an exhibition of 25 of our successes in 25 years. It will be more than an exhibition the Blewbury Wagon will be there, there will be a barbecue and bar run by the school, demonstrations of apple juicing, pond dipping, and other activities for children including an exhibition of their school sustainability projects. For more information please see the separate flyer in this Bulletin.

Apple juicing Sundays at Blewbury Manor stable

Remaining dates:    • 7 October 2–4 pm   • 21 October   2–4 pm • 4 November 11am–1 pm (if needed)

Please bring washed apples (cores are ok but remove bad bits) and clean glass (screw-top) wine or drink bottles.

Cost: £1 per pressing (large basket or bucket of apples), pasteurising 30p per bottle. If you wish to pasteurise your juice (so it will last for up to a year) please arrive early in the session as it takes quite a while.

Hire: Too many apples for our sessions? Hire our equipment for 24 hours for just £10 in Blewbury and Upton, £15 elsewhere. For bookings or more information contact us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk.

‘Adventures at the top and bottom of the world – some personal perspectives’: a talk by Mark Blythe

Monday 15 October, 8.00pm in Blewbury Manor Barn. Mark has ski-toured in both the Arctic and Antarctica. He will cover what it’s like to visit, live in and explore high latitudes, the history of humans in these areas, and some environmental points. Tickets £6 (including a glass of wine) at the Post Office, or on the door (if not sold out)

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE

FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME

E-MAIL TEL NO.
Replacement Ink-jet cartridges (replaces Cannon PGI – 550XL & 551XL) – large and small black, and small yellow.

Alan Cooper

agc.mc1@gmail.com

851725

Rather scruffy but very serviceable sack trolley. Useful for sacks in upright configuration, also for many heavy items in horizontal mode.

Metal folding artist’s easel.

Melanie Longhurst

nlonghurst@btinternet.com

07867 500031

Henry vacuum cleaner – has seen long service but still in working order.

Various paving slabs, enough to provide a base for a small (8′ x 6′) shed.

Vanessa Fox

vanessafox3.vf@gmail.com

850701
Pale yellow comfortable upholstered two seater sofa in good condition.

Catie Flye

catieflye@aol.com

850616
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com)

Go to www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk to find out more about Sustainable Blewbury.
Getting involved is fun and can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive
our free monthly Newsletter, email
us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 01235 850558.

 

Blewbury Local History Group

First, a quick reminder that if you have any stories, memories, from relatives and friends about the first World War, then do let us know so we can include them in the walk we are doing on November 4 to remember those villagers who served in the war. In our October meeting we shall be putting together details about our walk on November 4th.

We are planning to have an interactive meeting in November on “Things I have found in the garden or on village walks” by which we mean odd bits of stone or pottery or the occasional coin. If you think you have something of unusual interest then do contact either Mark or Audrey and either come along to the meeting or let us borrow the item for the meeting.

Our meetings are very informal and new members are always welcome.

Next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9th  at 8pm in the History Room, Parsonage Lane.

Contacts: Mark at  markpalethorpe@talktalk.net or Audrey 850427 or audreyrosettalong@gmail.com.

 

Blewbury WI News

Hello to everyone.  The time of the year already, when the leaves are falling, the days are shortening and the nights are getting colder. But Blewbury WI have some good events  and outings in October and if anyone out there is thinking of joining us as new Members, you will be made most welcome.

  • Tuesday, 2nd Lyn’s Walk. Meet at the Village Hall at 9am. Destination undecided but we will be walking from Blewbury. Bring bus passes and pennies for coffee. (Note change of day and date.)
  • Friday, 5th Craft evening at Liz’s 7pm.  Please ring beforehand.
  • Monday, 8th Scrabble at Judy’s  7.30pm. Please ring beforehand.
  • Wednesday 10th Coffee at Style Acre. 10.30am.
  • Thursday, 11th Lunch at Kingswell. 12.30pm. Car rota being arranged.
  • Friday, 19th Talking Science Lecture at RAL Harwell. “How the Universe will end.” Professor Brad Gibson.  1.30pm.
  • Wednesday, 24th October. WI monthly meeting. Vale Room. 7.30pm.  Speaker, Cyril Mannion. “From Routine to Abnormal in the blink of an eye.”

For more details of any of our events, or if you wish to join us, please ring Karen on 850219 or visit our web page, http://blewburywi.wordpress.com where you will find more information.       Love from Cilla.

BLEWBURY AND UPTON VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

– Your Local Village Gardening Club

I’ve been on holiday, so have just managed to send a bit of news by the Editor’s deadline. Not a lot to say other than despite the weather, I have been inundated with courgettes and tomatoes. I am one of the lucky ones who has good potatoes (can’t remember the variety) but a nice size and very clean. Now it’s time to get it ready for the winter – let’s hope the rain holds off so the soil doesn’t get too sticky.

Don’t forget the VPA’s next event – our Annual General Meeting – as I said last month, it sounds boring? but it isn’t! We have a very short business section where the Committee is elected and annual reports and then it’s wine and nibbles with a talk by Richard Roslyn giving us an update on what’s happening in the gardens at Blewbury Manor. It’s on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm for 7.30pm in The Vale Room at Blewbury Village Hall.

Our final event for 2018 will be our ANNUAL SOCIAL AT UPTON VILLAGE HALL ON SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER AT 6.30PM. This event has become very popular over the past few years. It has a topic with the food relating to a particular country this year it’s FRANCE!!
Don’t forget we have tools you can use in return for a donation to the VPA. Contact Karen at Blewbury Post Office or Maggie in Upton on 850126 to find out what’s available.

I couldn’t resist this. DID YOU KNOW? The word AUBERGINE derives from the Sanskrit word ‘vatinganah’, meaning ‘go away wind’ or anti-flatulence vegetable. It is said that aubergine is excellent for treating intestinal gas. Look forward to seeing you all at the AGM. HAPPY GARDENING Eileen