Review: Beetle Drive

We started the year off with a hilarious, energetic fun game evening of several rounds of beetle drive. A lot of people came out on a cold winters evening and went home happy and warmed up by good fun from such a simple old fashioned game. A great mixture of young and older attended, no cheating occurred or at least very little?

Thankyou to all for joining us, thankyou to Mike and Mary for running the evening.

A good start to our social programme and all tucked up in bed by 9.30pm!

A Message from your committee

Just to keep everyone informed of what’s going on with the village hall.

We have plans in progress to extend the entrance hall and refurbish the toilet facilities. We will shortly be putting in for planning permission for this scheme and applying for a grant from the National lottery. We are actively fund raising for this scheme. We are looking for some good ideas for fund raising activities and events—if anyone has some good ideas how to go about this we would be very pleased to hear from you.

If anyone out there would like to run any events which will assist us in this again we would be very pleased to talk to you. It is very important to keep the facilities of the village hall up to a good standard for the use of the community and YOURSELVES.

Looking forward to discussing your good ideas. Please don’t be shy in coming forward. Please contact me or anyone on the committee.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Plested

Coffee Mornings 2019

Coffee mornings will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month, we welcome volunteers to offer run a coffee morning, perhaps you would like to run one? Please let us know. The monies made on these coffee mornings will help to go towards funds we will need for the refurbishment of the toilets and new entrance to the hall.

All the profits made this year on events are needed towards our building plans on the village hall so we really do ask you to help support as many events as you can. Watch the notice board, Sword and website for updated information.

New years Eve party

Quite an amazing old fashioned fun filled party was held again in the village hall- filled with a delightful group of people both local and visitors. The tables had been set with candlelight and festive cheer, a wonderful bring and share meal prepared and displayed and a simple no fuss atmosphere as soon as you walked in! And we did, having just landed at Bristol airport from Madeira, so what a wonderful greeting and welcomed great team had put together, Thank you to all who worked so hard to prepare such an evening.

As well as a lovely feast there was a great picture quiz and multiple choice quiz to work on, the shed men sang and played to us and Stuart set to with some hilarious games involving blow up instruments and dancers which I’m not prepared to describe! Fizz at midnight and good wishes bought such a night to a successful and happy end.

Village Christmas Dinner

Following the Birmingham University singers concert of lessons and carols on the 15th December, many people found themselves in the village hall enjoying a lovely Christmas meal. There was an immediate warm frenzy as people came in, ready to relax a little after the activities of village life in December!

A lovely meal was served, this year by our young Brazilian couple, Louis and Emmanuelle, the committee looking after us with a good bar, novelties, a quiz to sing for and some rather naughty jokes! It was as usual a very pleasant interlude in the hub of Christmas activities.

WW1 Commemoration, 100 years on

This weekend made us all realise and appreciate the hard work, planning and thought which has been long in the making of a year only to bring the commemoration of 100years to such a sincere and poignant time. All over our land whether young or old we came together to REMEMBER our forefathers, those who in every family gave lives so that we could be here today!

In St. Michaels and All Angles we have created an exhibition of many displays relating to events and circumstances of the climax of the war in 1918 both at home and in the battlefields. The exhibition has been extended until 23rd November to visit or revisit. We have enjoyed a poetry workshop which inspired some wonderful poetry and will follow on the 15 November with a poetry evening at 6:30pm for an hour of music and poetry.

The WW1 concerts on 9th and 10th November were most stirring, they touched the hears of all those involved as well as the audiences. We were delighted to have welcomed the pupils of Tenbury Ormiston High School to bring their moving production of War Horse along as well as a most professional team of technical lads providing light and sound which created the atmosphere it deserved.

Along with the nation, we held a very special armistice service standing in the bright sunlight, remembering so many, and followed with a PEACE lunch in the village hall.

There needs to be more written about this Remembrance 2018 but for now we hold on to the poppies and the doves to take us into the 21st century, to a future of HOPE and PEACE whether we are in our very small rural corner, town or city, on this island or anywhere in the world!

A very big thank you to all who put so much effort and time into a very splendid memory.

We will REMEMBER the, R.E.Pleasted