Welcome to Hemyock Wednesday, January 16 2019 @ 04:42 pm GMT

Uffculme School Exchange

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General News A number of local youngsters who attend Uffculme School recently took part in a school exchange visit to Wellington's twin town, Lillebonne, France and a return visit has just been enjoyed. The French visitors have enjoyed visits to Montacute, Glastonbury and the Peat Moors Centre, Explore@ Bristol, and Crealey Adventure Park. Their English friends joined them for an evening at the Wellesley Cinema and two days were spent with host families. Prior to arriving the group spent a few hours visiting London

Whilst in France the English students visited Paris, Honfleur, Bayeux, Arromanches and Parc Asterix as well as enjoying the Easter weekend with host families

Around Hemyock - April 09

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General News Many people will, by now, be aware that the Pump's editors Hilary and Matt Clements have a baby daughter, Verity. The birth was not without its complications and Verity arrived 9 weeks early weighing in at 2lbs 10oz on Valentines Day. She is progressing well and we send the family love and the readerships’ warmest congratulations.

French Lessons

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General News A while ago I offered 4 x 1 hour French lessons at an Auction of Promises in support of Hemyock Preschool. The person who bought them was unable to take them up and expressed her desire that someone else should benefit at no personal cost. GCSE is coming. If interested, please contact Val White 681020.

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.