In the middle of a week or so of good weather, it was good fortune that a Pub Night had been arranged, for which the advertising said ‘hopefully in the garden’. And so it was – one of those rare balmy summer evenings that was neither hot nor cold but just perfect, with the setting sun casting a wonderful light over the proceedings. Too many people to count, and many coming for the first time, some Gedding Road newcomers amongst them. We were still sitting out after 10pm.
It was also one of the Pub Nights which started earlier so that families could bring their children. All in all a a great night. Here’s a taste of it – pub night photos
A panto like no other said the advertising blurb – and it was indeed that! ‘Puss in Boots in Drinkstonia’ , written by Lindi Belfield and Lyn Hannant, produced by Sheila Beswick, was quite an extravaganza. It had really great sets, music, all the pantomime characters you would expect (and a few more you wouldn’t!), all performed by Drinkstone’s home grown talent. The audience joined in all the right places, and the pantomime horse had us in hysterics at every change of scene.
Quite a night! Plenty of photos here.
For those who couldn’t make it to Anna Cutmore’s very interesting talk last Monday on her research project to monitor the impact of weather and climate change on wildlife, an introduction to the project and the presentation is available by following this link.
Drinkstone Phenology Project
Anna is looking for people to take part by looking for signs of spring when out walking around the village. All instructions and guidance are provided in the presentation.
If you would like to get involved please contact Anna on AnnaCutmore@hotmail.co.uk
What was the Winter Concert (postponed due to the snow) was duly resurrected and took place on Saturday 7th April, becoming The Spring Concert. Despite losing our Junior Club performers, who were away on their Easter holidays, we had a great evening’s entertainment from Drinkstone residents, with a couple of artists from outside the village who came to support us. The performers all gave of their best to give us a great evening, and the Friends of The Hut Theatre did stalwart work front of house so the evening ran smoothly. A huge thank you to all performers and helpers. These community evenings are always enjoyable and the door and raffle took a total of £215. Together with the Book Quiz that raised a further £92 we were able to add £397 to the kitty for a new stage. Good work everybody! Hopefully we will have our stage before the end of the year.
We took some photos – see here – they are a little grainy because it was dark in the hall.
The Drinkstone Circle Dancing Group celebrated its third birthday on 15th February.
The photo below is of six of the original group – which now has a membership of 24.
The group meets weekly in the Village Hall. Circle Dancing exercises not only the body, but the mind as well, with music and dances from around the world. All this and great fun, too.
Visitors and new members are welcome to come and join in – 10.00am on Thursdays.
Contact Jen Larner – email@example.com
Drinkstone Parish Council seeks under s.126(2) of the LGA 1972 to dispose of the freehold land
being a wedge-shaped piece of uncultivated woodland of approx. 0.11 acres situated between dwellings at Cherry Tree Rise and the village playing field and measuring approximately 60m. long with an average width of some 7.5m.
Written expressions of interest are invited to:
The Clerk to the Council
6 Warren Close, Elmswell IP30 9DS
on or before 16.02.18
The Wrenn Charity once more funded the annual Seniors Lunch, which was again provided by Home Farm Catering. Around 80 people sat down to a wonderful meal. The only change was that this was a New Year lunch not a Christmas one – with not a Christmas pudding or mince pie in sight! Here’s the photos
Luci Skinner, Woottens of Wenhaston – Seasonal Planting
We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first meeting of 2018.
We all watch gardening programmes and marvel at how the experts have something interesting in their gardens throughout the year, then feel depressed at our own sad plot. Help is at hand. Luci is the owner of Woottens and is RHS trained. Her passion for plants is contagious and she regularly speaks to local gardening clubs. Everyone welcome. Visitors pay on the door.
19:30 in the village hall.
Lyn and the committee