Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, October 18 2018 @ 02:00 am BST

Update on Vladimir

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General News There will be a number of people who will remember that we are friends with a family in Romania and may recall that the family's eldest son, Vladimir, holidayed with us for a month a number of years ago.  Vladimir is reading architecture at a university in Bucharest. He recently entered and won first prize in a national competition. His prize is a trip to Milan.


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General News Congratulations to Rodney & Sally Clist on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, to Alec and Ann Smith on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, and finally, to Roy and Doreen Perrott on their 40th Wedding Anniversary.  With love and best wishes from St Mary's Ringers.

Coffee Morning for Parkinsons

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General News As the Coffee Morning we held last year was so successful, we are holding the event again on Saturday June 13th, from 10:00am until 12:30pm. We are also having an evening event in Autumn, the tickets will be on sale from April 30th and will be £6 each.

Blackdown Community Choir

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General News The Blackdown Community Choir is now recruiting for the summer term, to start after Easter. All voices welcome, especially men! Ability to read music is not required, but you must be able to hold a harmony part. Singers need to commit to Wednesday night practice. For more information ring Gabrielle Newman Turner on 01823 680690.

Holiday 2010

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General News Previously we mentioned the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau where a Passion Play has been performed every 10 years since the time of the Black death. In 2010 they will perform it for the 41st time. The whole village is involved in the show.

We have been looking at the possibility of a visit to see the performance. It would be about 5 to 7 days, and the cost would be in the region of £1000 to £1400 depending on length and transport mode.

For one night only... The Hemyock Indian Take-Away!

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General News On Friday 3rd April, at 35 Longmead, Hemyock, curry enthusiasts Simon and Jilly Ould are turning their house into an Indian take-away for the night! Choose one of 5 curries, rice, vegetable side-dish and Onion bhaji included in the price.Tickets available at Hemyock Spar, suggested donation of £5 per adult. Pick up your meal between 5pm and 9pm. All proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Action Charity No: 1109743

Gloucester Old Spot Salami!

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Connoisseurs have been praising the quality of Gloucester Old Spot pig for decades. But now they have another way to enjoy it.  Hemyock Farming couple Clive Counsell and Donna Lucking have developed Gloucester Old Spot salami – and it's proved an instant hit with their customers at farmers' markets.

Hemyock.org celebrates three years of activity

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General News It really has been 3 years on Saturday since hemyock.org went live.  Since then we have had around 48,000 visitors and have even had a local newspaper ring up to ask if they can use one of our pictures.  

Hemyock.org was created by Paul Steed and Matt Clements on the basis that it was better for 100 people to do 1% of the work, than one person do 100% of the work, and that is still our motto. 

Chocolate Morning

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General News It's that time again when we will be holding our annual Chocolate Event. March 14th in the Forbes Lounge will be the venue for all things chocolate. Come along and enjoy the company of friends and buy all your Easter Chocolates. There will be a cake stall, chocolate tombola, chocolate fountain, Chocolates for Chocoholics and a grand draw. Of course if you don't like chocolate you will be able to have tea or coffee! If you would like to order chocolates but can't make it on the day please contact Lynn Taylor on 01823 680104 who will be pleased to show you the catalogue. If you have a problem with transport give Lynn a ring and she will sort something out.

Around Hemyock - February 09

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General News With all the decorations safely packed away for another year, Christmas and all it's celebrations now seem far away but what enjoyment we were able to get from them - Christmas Fairs, parties, discos, sporting activities and a variety of services at St Mary's and the Baptist Chapel. It was good to see so many children and young people taking part in the services. As always the school carol morning was a delight (and as someone said it wouldn't be Christmas in Hemyock without the 'Innkeeper's Song' sung so enthusiastically by the youngsters), the Christingle afternoon an absolute joy, the Crib service full of warmth and it was standing room only for Papa Popov's Special Christmas.