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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Footpath closure for filming on Churn estate

February 18, 2022

The footpath that continues across the Churn estate from the top of Cow Lane will be closed for several weeks for the filming of a battle scene for the new Ridley Scott film about Napoleon Bonaparte.

Shortly before, and during, the filming itself, which takes place between April 1st and April 12th, local residents will also hear gun and cannon fire.

While the footpath closure is in force, walkers will be diverted back down toward Rubble Pit Lane and Bohams Road. A map showing the changes, together with a more detailed explanatory letter from the production company, can be viewed and/or downloaded here.


February 27, 2022


This event will be run by Blewbury School PTA in conjunction with a small team from the village and will be held in the School grounds and the Village Hall. This report is written prior to our big open meeting (on 17th March) at which a lot more ideas will be discussed.  The main framework is much the same as the report on the front page of the March Bulletin – the emphasis of the event is for the whole village to get together and have an afternoon of fun and enjoyment. We start with a Pig Roast prepared by Sheila Austin and a vegetarian/vegan option. You are welcome to bring your own picnics and there will be a Bar and soft drinks at attractive prices so don’t bother to carry heavy bottles. The Brass Band will play while we have our lunch and then the activities will begin.

There will be something for everybody. Games, stories, face painting. Cream Teas, a variety of stalls selling plants, cakes, bread, honey and local produce. Bingo for young and old, children’s races, have a go at short tennis, a boules competition, make a Crown craft stall. A demonstration of wood turning. A display of the Queen’s previous Jubilees by the History Society. A scarecrow competition. A flower festival. A display and demonstration about the Chalk Streams and a host of other things to do OR just find nice seat in the shade and chat to your friends and family.

The afternoon will end with the traditional Tug of War which always gets everybody on their feet cheering on their teams.  There will be full details and a timetable in the May Bulletin and we look forward to seeing you there. This is an event not to be missed!

At 6pm in St Michael’s Church. Our Jubilee Celebrations will come to a conclusion with a Special Choral Evensong  Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s long and devoted reign to which everybody is warmly welcome.

Any comments, ideas or queries, please contact Pat Mattimore on 01235 851088 or at