Grapevine - 8 May 2016

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Art Exhibition  28thApril-2ndMay The Exhibition had a large display of work by talented local artists, much appreciated by all who visited the Hall over the weekend. The Exhibition raised £1000 for the Parish Church by the generous commission from the sale of paintings.

The Village Scarecrow Trail  30th April-2nd May From ‘Jack Sparrow’ and ‘Jaws’ with ‘Hungry Caterpillars’, to flying ‘Witch on the Broom’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Kylo Ren’, ‘Wally’ and ‘Shrek’, there was something for everyone to see on the trail over the weekend. The Giant Peach, Wallace and Gru were judged and voted as winners…but a really difficult job for the Judges who were most impressed by the very high standard of all the scarecrows. David Ions won the Book Voucher, as his group named every character on display correctly…including all the creatures on the Giant Peach! A sum of £273 was raised which will be a contribution to the Village Picnic Entertainment. (see below)

Current Hall Update

 A Defibrillator is now in place at the Hall, to the left of the main doors. Contact Ann Sherman

A Car Park Overflow has been created in the field behind the Hall car park. It is hoped that this will help ease parking problems at peak times. A path through trees will be made to give easy access to the playing field.

The Old School Bell was retained when the Old School was demolished. It has now been cleaned and wall mounted in the Foyer of the Hall. When the bell was taken down, it was noted that a date? of 1681 was evident on the side, with letters SPRB on the inside.  Since the School was built in 1875, there is a mystery attached!  Searches in Archives have so far not produced any information.  So, if anyone has any ideas….do let us know!

Forthcoming Events

Himalayan Balsam on the River bank. There is concern about the colonisation of this rampant annual which is taking over the banks of The Eden. It is hoped that a work party might be able to make a difference…but the removal of this weed needs to take place before this years seed sets. If you would like to take part in this initiative either on your own or in a group and would like more information, please contact Bob Barnes

The Dukes Saturday 11th June 7.30pm Bar provided. A return of our our popular local group as part of the Village celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday. Tickets will be available from Monday 16th May, £6.00 per adult. Contact Celia 561176.

Village Community Celebrations for Queen’s 90th Birthday Sunday 12th June: Wetheral Playing Fields…in the Hall if wet. There will be an open air Church Service at 10.30am.
A Community Picnic at 12 noon with live entertainment and a bouncy castle. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Come along for a community fun day with your own picnic. Share a cake with friends and neighbours. contact Hilary and David Keers 562132 for more information

Wetheral Village Fete Saturday2nd July:Wetheral Village Green 1pm opening.  Lots of fun for all. If you would like to help in any way please contact Hilary 562132

Dancing to The Dukes Saturday 2nd July 7.30pm Bar provided. Another night of great music!