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Hemyock History Group News - June 2010

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The June meeting at the Church Rooms on 10th June at 7.30pm will be a talk on Nynehead Court, the Sanfords and the Canal given by Denis Dodds.

The April meeting was an informative talk with slide illustrations on the subject of Pub Signs, given by Mr Musgrave of Walton. Their historical origin even reached back into Roman History where the Red Post and White Post Inn signs originated as Roman road signs.

Hemyock History Group Latest News

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Archived Stories The talk on the 8th April will be given by Bob Musgrove on the story behind Inn Signs and the talk on 13th May by David Greenfield on Brunel's work in the SW.

On 11th February Ron White spoke on "In and Out of Africa". He outlined the work he was doing with Scripture Union of Uganda, from 1971, to further daily Bible Reading and encourage Christian Union groups in secondary schools by visits and conferences. He expected this to last for about five years, but before two years were up he was visited by Idi Amin's men, one Monday morning, who said they were deporting him. Ron conjectured on the reasons why this might have been. He was held overnight in the Central Police Station and served steak and chips! His wife, Val, was able to visit and encourage him. She then joined him with their two daughters on the flight home, having been escorted to the airport by John Sentamu, now the Archbishop of York.

WI News

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Archived Stories January's meeting was unfortunately cancelled due to the bad weather, but the Reading Club at Cindy's was well attended and members were made welcome and enjoyed their Birthday meal at the Catherine Wheel.

In February the group were shown how to make felt, and some have gone on try this newly learned craft at home. The competition was for knitted toy.

Norman Leighton

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Archived Stories It was with great sadness that Hemyock Singers heard of the death of Norman Leighton just before the Pump went to press. Norman was a fine musician specialising in the violin. Prior to moving to Hemyock he had been invoved with numerous chiors and orchestras. As a past Musical Director of Singers his wisdom, knowledge and dry wit lightened many a rehearsal. We send our love and deepest condolences to his wife Alice.

Tennis Coaching for Members and non-Members

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Archived Stories Hemyock Tennis Club are organising coaching for Juniors and Seniors over the summer, starting on March 27th.  There is something for everyone and all standards, non-Members and Members.   See the attached schedule for more details

Hemyock Tennis Club raises funds for Sport Relief

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Archived Stories Fortified by home made cakes and warm brews supplied by club members, Hemyock Tennis Club raised over £550 for Sports Relief.  Undeterred by the weather, this enthusiastic tennis club - which enjoys the facilities of the Longmead Field Sports Centre with 3 all weather courts and a club pavilion - played continuous tennis from 9am to 9pm on Saturday 21 March (a particularly cold and wet day) with the benefit of floodlights in the evening.

Hemyock Singers Concert

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Hemyock Singers will perform 'Eternal Light' by Howard Goodall on Thursday 1st April at St. Mary's Church, Hemock at 7.30 pm  The concert will be followed by a service of Holy Communion for those wishing to stay.  There will be a retiring collection for The League of Friends of Musgrove Park Hospital CT Scanner Appeal.

For those unable to come on the Thursday the Singers will also be performing at St Mary's Church, Uffculme on Tuesday 30th March at 7.30 pm

New Players for The 2010-11 Season

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Archived Stories Hemyock Youth Football are looking for new players for the next season. We are hoping to have age groups for Under 15, Under 13, Under 11, Under 9 and a new team for Under 7's. Anyone interested should contact Mark Jordan on 01884 841030 or Nick Allen on 01823 680520. Training still carries on on Tuesday for Under 8 6-7pm, Under 10 7-8pm, Under 14 8-9pm. With the Under 12's training on Thursdays at 6-7pm, anyone invited.

WI News

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Archived Stories The December Meeting of Hemyock WI resulted in some members going home with quite impressive Christmas decorations. Home made mince pies and mulled wine were very welcome.

The January Meeting was cancelled due to bad weather but members are hopeful of being able to attend the Reading Group on Tuesday January 19th at Cindy's home and the Birthday meal at the Catherine Wheel on Tuesday 26th.

Young Farmers Update - February 2010

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Archived Stories Yet again it has been a busy couple of months for Culm Valley Young Farmers who have certainly not let the recent cold weather get in the way of the busy schedule!

The competitions diary has been full of events with Culm Valley being placed respectively in both the interclub table tennis and badminton. Further fixtures are scheduled with volleyball, hockey and basketball featuring early within the 2010 calendar! Eight members of the club are travelling to Val Thorens in the French Alps along with members from clubs across the region on the annual YFC ski trip - Hopefully the itinerary will not include any trips to A & E!