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Darts & Dominoes Tonight

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Thank you to Trish W for sending this email in.

Trevor Wragg the Master Craftsman dry stone waller from Derbyshire will be appearing on Sunday’s Countryfile. Presenter Adam Henson is supporting traditional rural skills by hosting the Cotswolds annual dry-stone walling competition featuring Trevor.

The programme is on Sunday, 16th October, BBC One at 18.25

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Ben’s Hedge Success

Well done to Ben Chadfield on his latest successes.  Ben won the Allyen Hardy Rosebowl for the best hedge growth at the Brailsford and District Ploughing & Hedge Cutting Society match.   This was from a hedge Ben laid last year.

He achieved 2nd place in the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt hedge laying competition and also won the best hedge growth prize.

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Darts & Dominoes

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Thank you to Rick G for this post.

We want to offer our thanks to the Bluebell Inn for donating the first prize in the Parwich Strongman Raffle.

We do have a vested interest in that we won the prize and ate it last night!

We were very favourably impressed: pub staples, but well produced: local steak, lamb, sausage, chicken etc. A particularly nice touch was the surf and turf: our onion rings turned out to be calamari, even though these aren’t on the menu (caused some hilarity in the kitchen). The wine list has had some thought put into it too. All the staff at the inn were friendly and helpful, so well done all round.

Never eaten there before, but we’ll go back.

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Many thanks to Tim Yeomans for videoing last Saturday’s outstanding Strongman Competition. Tim has edited the whole three hour event down to a marvellous 10 minute film which captures the spirit of this event; the strength and determination of the competitors, the music of The A52s and the enjoyment of the crowds. Let’s hope that this event becomes a regular part of the village calendar.

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Don’t forget it is the 60th Horticultural Show tomorrow. Come along and support the event, either by entering a class, by enjoying the exhibition or by buying produce at the auction.

Remember that entries are open at 8am and close at 11am on the morning of the show.

The show opens to the public at approximately 2:00pm
with trophies and prizes to be presented at 3:00pm.

Auction of exhibits will take place after the presentations.

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Strongman competition this afternoon


2.30pm – Registration, Bar opens and The A52s are going to play for a half hour or so.

3/3.30pmBBQ should be ready

3-3.15pm – Event starts. We will run through three events and then have a break for about 45 minutes

IntervalThe A52s will play some more.

Then we shall re-commence with last three events.

After the events have finished and winner is announced we will draw the raffle.

The A52s will then play another slot. We have the bar until 8pm.

Event for all to try.
We have a tyre flinging event for the non competing adults and a mini tyre flinging event for the kids.
£1.00 adults and 50p for the under 14’s, each winner will win a prize

Lucy Burlinson will be face painting.

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It is only two weeks to the Horticultural Show and this year is extra special, as it is the 60th show. By clicking on the picture below you can find out about each class, so you still have plenty of time to get organised, try out your recipes, give your veggies some extra TLC and practise your flower arranging. This year sees the return of the popular men’s classes, with a different theme, and the extremely popular photography class is also back.

Don’t forget that entries are open at 8am and close at 11am on the morning of the show.

The show opens to the public at approximately 2:00pm
with trophies and prizes to be presented at 3:00pm.

Auction of exhibits will take place after the presentations.

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Mr Bill Whitfield, of Leatherbritches Nursery, has very kindly judged the baskets for us again. He looked at 29 baskets altogether and it was quite a task for him to decide which one to put in 3rd place.  Here are the three winners.

Michael Hart, Secretary of the Horticultural Society.

First prize – Two of Jack Cundy’s three splendid baskets. (Main Street) (more…)

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Another extremely successful Wakes Week is over and thanks must go to everyone who took part, spectators, participants, organisers and helpers, but without the hard work of the committee who meet, plan and co-ordinate the events we wouldn’t have this amazing week.  So special thanks to Kerry Allsop, Janet Bainbridge, Sandra Chadfield, Roger Cundy, Liz Edge, Denis Laycock, Alan & Barbara Lowes, Paula Lynam, Sharon Swindell and Karen Wigley.

Next year’s Wakes begins on Saturday 30th June 2012.

The rest of this article contains all the Wakes posts and is a shortcut to any event or photo you may have missed. (more…)

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The Ball Race

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To enlarge the individual photos of the runners, click on each picture. (more…)

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Pre Race Prep


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Wednesday – Wakes

For the full Wakes Programme click here

New Events for Wakes Wednesday – 7pm

 Bowls extravaganza at Parsons Croft
All welcome from 3 to 103 –  Bowling Green
 
All Ages Golf Target Competition –  Parsons Croft

Parwich Bowling Club have kindly organised an event for youngsters to introduce them to the delights of Green Bowls. All children are welcome to what should be an exciting new event.

At the same time on Parsons Croft we have another new event – a target golf competition for all ages.
Don’t forget the Film tomorrow night, starting after the Ball Race.

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For the full Wakes Programme click here

Tuesday – Hill Race Night

Registration for the Hill Race is by the Sycamore Inn

7pm – Local Mothers’ Race – For the Paula Lynam Trophy

7-30pm – Junior Hill Race – aprox. 1½ miles
Any children aged 14 years and under can enter.
Local Children are defined as those who were, or still are,
eligible to attend Parwich Primary School

  • The Hauliers Trophy for the outright winner
  • The BMAC Trophy for the first Girl (outright)
  • The Russell Trophy for the first local boy
  • The Foden Trophy for the first local girl
    in each category there are individual trophies for the first three places

8pm – Senior Hill Race – aprox. 3½ miles – Entry £3

  • The Harley Lowndes Cup for the outright winner *
  • The Nick Frank Memorial Trophy for the first lady *
  • The Russell Trophy for the first outright veteran
  • The Wainright Cup for the first runner to the top of the Hill
  • The Slater Trophy for the first local runner *
  • The Frank Steeples Trophy for the first local lady *
  • The Chambers Trophy for the first local veteran

*There are individual trophies for the first three places in these events

The individual trophies for the Junior and Senior Local Races were donated by Janet and Stephen of the Sycamore Inn.

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For the full Wakes Programme click here

Children’s Sports Night – 6.30-pm – Monday

Weather Permitting

All children are invited to take part in the Sports Night,  just come along to Nether Green and join in the fun.  

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Sunday – Wakes

Wakes Sunday
For the full Wakes Programme click here

11am –  The Campsite ‘Songs of Praise’ Service (on Parson’s Croft, or
                 if wet in the Church),

12am –  Fun and Games (with the campers at Parson’s Croft)
                Tug of War & Volleyball + other games and alot of water

6-pm Treasure Hunt – Assesmble on The Green, whatever the weather
                 Junior Treasure Hunt for the Under 14’s – devised by Pippa Sillitoe
                 Village Treasure Hunt – over 13’s – devised by Tim Rider

8pm –  Wakes Bar-B-Q (at the Legion, whatever the weather)

The Parwich British Legion is open from 1.30pm – 3.30pm then from 6-11pm
The Sycamore Inn is open all day till late

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Wakes Saturday

During Wakes Week, each day’s programme of activities will remain at the top of the blog. Please scroll down for the rest of today’s posts, or click here for the full Wakes Week timetable.

Wakes Saturday

Saturday is the first day of Parwich Wakes week, and there is a full programme of events starting from 9.45am.  To stay up to date will all Wakes activities either check the Wakes Notice Board on The Green or keep checking the Blog.

9-45am – Odd Fellows Procession (starting at Sycamore Inn)
The march continues to Parwich Hall, then Pool Croft.

11amChurch Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)

Odd Fellow Procession continues after the Service
to Croft Avenue, Nethergreen House and The Fold…

followed by the Odd Fellows Dinner in the Memorial Hall. (more…)

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To stay up to date with all Wakes activities, keep checking PARWICH.ORG or the Wakes Notice Board on The Green.

This post contains the full programme of the whole week’s events, so that you don’t need to miss anything.

The Blog Team will endeavour to cover as many events as possible during the week, but if you have photos of any of the activities please email them into parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we may use them.

WAKES SATURDAY

Saturday is the first day of Parwich Wakes week, and there is a full programme of events starting from 9.45am.

9-45am – Odd Fellows Procession (starting at Sycamore Inn)
The march continues to Parwich Hall, Pool Croft and then…

11amChurch Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)

Odd Fellows Procession continues after the Service to Croft Avenue, Nethergreen House and The Fold… (more…)

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Will Beesely is doing the Horticultural Society’s tombola for Open Gardens on Sunday and would be grateful for any prizes. Please either drop them off at Knob Hall or ring Will on 318 and he will collect them.

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Winning Caption

Do you think they are for buttonholes or hats? Anyway – we’ve missed the wedding now.

Our estimed photographer and judge, JF-S, has consulted with certain independent sources and this caption by Patti B wins first prize.

JF-S is quoted as saying,

I thought many comments showed agility of mind and clever touches of humour.

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Put your caption in the comments box by Friday and you could win £5.  Thank you to JF-S who is also  the adjudicator.

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Two little princesses cut the cake

The following photos from JF-S show the memorable day unfolding.

The sentries lining the route                 The confetti on the ground

Royally decorated


The early birds got the best seats, but soon the Hall was packed

 
The first live screening of events on the big screen at the Memorial Hall via the new satellite dish

Lots more photos – click to enlarge (more…)

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Royal Wedding Card Competition

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Due to the popularity of our last ‘Spot The Difference’ feature, we’ve decided to run another one. This time, we’ve made it very very hard.

Click on ‘Continue Reading’ and take a careful look at these two photos. Although they may look identical at first, there is in fact a subtle difference between the top photo and the bottom photo.

Can you spot the difference? We particularly welcome answers in the comments box from our older readers.

HINT: Try putting on your glasses before attempting the exercise. A glass of Christmas sherry might make the difference a little easier to spot!

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Horticultural Show – Sunday

New classes for 2010

In the Cookery and Kitchen section:
Class 53. A Swiss Roll
Class 54. 3 Eggs

with Classes for Gentlemen Only:
Class 55. A Trifle
Class 56. A Sculpture made from Bar Snacks

Photograph Competition
Class 69. A locally taken photograph with a horticultural theme

For the details of every class in this show click here (more…)

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Christmas Quiz – The Final One

  1. Why is Creamery Lane, so called?
  2. Which Parwich house was a YHA youth hostel in the 1930s?
  3. Daisy Bank Farm was initially developed soon after 1838 in order to hire out horses. What were these horses used for?
  4. Put the following shopkeepers at the old Parwich Shop in the correct chronological order: Goulden, Wibberley, Birds, Lowes, Slater
  5. Whose effigy was burnt on Parwich village green in or shortly after 1911 following a church service?
  6. What do the following Parwich deaths have in common: Richard, Geoffrey Bunbel’s man in 1281, Mrs Elizabeth Dakeyne in 1807 and Miss Mary Roe in 1807?
  7. The Rev Beetham, thought to be vicar of Parwich in the 1770s, following a run in with some unruly parishioners took as text for his sermon “And I caught certain of them and smote them and plucked off their hair and made them swear by God”. What village celebration provided the setting for this fracas?
  8. What in Parwich opened in 1982 and closed in 2000?

Thank you to Parwich & District Local History Society for these questions taken from some of their previous Quizzes.

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Christmas Quiz – Part 8

  1. What was the exact title of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s 1971 Christmas single?
  2. The Christmas Star (Poinsettia) originated from… a. Cuba, b. China, c. Mexico d. Brazil
  3. Which Wallace & Gromit movie, set at Christmas and first aired on 24 December, won the 1995 Oscar for best Animated Short Film and which recurring character was introduced in the movie?
  4. In which country does Joulupukki, the Yul Goat, bring the presents?
  5. Which cartoon family have a dog called Santa’s Little Helper?
  6. Four of the top five teams at the 2006 ClauWau, the Santa Claus World Championships, came from the host country, Switzerland. The other team was from… a. Japan, b. Jamaica, c. Holland, d. Kenya
  7. In what year did Band Aid release their record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?“? (Mike A definitely knows this one)
  8. In Dickens ‘”Christmas Carol“, how many children does Bob Cratchit have and what’s the name of the youngest?

Those who went to the History Society Quiz will have a decided advantage as these questions were used in one of its general konowledge sections.  So if you were there, hold back a day or so before revealing the answers.

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Christmas Quiz – Part 7

  1. Where in Parwich was the tithe barn, it later became Tyburn or Tithe Barn Cottage, and is now a ruin?
  2. Now the water supply is disconnected, what is the Hampson Memorial currently used for? (Official use only, please.)
  3. How is the date of Parwich Wakes established?
  4. What do Robert Bunting and Batman have in common?
  5. What metal was stamped with the place name Lutudarum?
  6. What was the building that now houses the British Legion previously used for?
  7. What instrument of punishment was located on the Green outside Parwich Church up to the late 1800s?
  8. Pikehall is split between a number of parishes, which are they?

Thank you to Parwich & District Local History Society for the above questions, taken from their old Christmas Quizzes.

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