The message Blairing out…this straw sculpture, calling on the Prime Minister and family – plus the rest of the country – to buy British food, has been built on David Ashcrofts farm at Selborne, Hants. Its one of the entries for the NFU/FARMERS WEEKLY Straw Sculpture Competition. Entries can be any shape or size, but should incorporate the British Farm Standard logo and be built with safety in mind. Send a colour photo of yours to Straw Sculpture Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. The closing date for the competition, which has a £250 first prize, has been extended to Oct 13 in view of the late harvest in some areas.
Wed, Oct 4, 7.30pm. Meeting at North East Farm, Eltisley, Cambs. Talk by Mrs Sue Winn on her experience as an air hostess in the 1950s. Raffle. Contact Nicola (01954 718635).
Tue, Oct 17, 12 for 12.30 pm. Meet for lunch at the Brace of Pheasants. To be followed by a talk Gardens and Chateaux of Normandy by Malcolm Merrifield. Send £11 to Bernice Hisock, Huish Trout House, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9NS
by Oct 10.
Fri, Oct 20, 7.30 for 8pm. Meeting at the Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club. Harvest Supper £12, to be paid by Oct 11 to Ann Fairley, Park Farm, Great Bromley, Colchester, Essex CO7 7US (01206-250229).
Wed, Oct 11, 10.30am. Visit to Wilton House (A30). Meet for coffee at 10.30am. Entrance to house and grounds £6.75, over 60s £5.75. Grounds only £3.75. Lunch at
1pm in the shopping village by the carpet factory. Names by Oct 6 to
Pat Owens (02392-550887)
Thurs, Oct 12. Matinee of The Mystery of Father Brown by G K Chesterton at The Swan Theatre, Worcester. Meet at The Community Centre, Ledbury at 1.30pm or the theatre at 2.15pm. Contact Thelma Green (01989 567337).
Wed, Oct 11, 12 noon. Harvest lunch at Brimfield Village Hall. Contact Mary Davies (01584-711223) or
Sally Wright (01584-711229).
Mon, Oct 9, 10.45am. Meet at Leics Fire Service HQ, Glenfield, for talk on operations and workings of the fire station. Contact
Jean Mills (01509-880434).
LUDLOW SOUTH, SHROPSHIRE
Thur, Oct 26, 8.30am. Meet at Brockton for visit to Albert Dock, Liverpool and Speke House. Cost £10 for coach and dock. Contact Margaret Jones, (01746 36240) asap.
Fri, Oct 13, 7 for 7.30pm. Meeting at the Falcon Hotel, Stratford-on-Avon. Harvest supper – black tie, lounge suits. Speaker Dennis Stickley. Choice of menu and cheque by Oct 6. Friends welcome. Contact Pauline 01608 737733.
Wed, Oct 11, 12 noon. Meeting at Mrs B Glovers home, Church Road, Wretton. Talk by Margaret Freston. Feasts, High Days and Holidays. Contribution lunch. Contact Babs
Fri, Oct 13, 7.15pm. Harvest supper at Thurgarton Village Hall, bring your own drink, glasses provided. Names and deposits by Oct 6 to Rosalyn Sneath (01427-787247).
PETERBOROUGH AND DISTRICT
Tue Oct 10, 7.30.pm. Meeting at
Elizabeth Nobles home. A talk by Michael Kennelly Making a start on your family history. Contact Elizabeth Noble
Wed, Oct 4, 7.pm. Meeting at Abbey Row Centre, Kelso. Carole Lawson will give a demonstration of Christmas gifts. (Please note change of date). Contact Netta Harvey (01890 850227).
Wed, Oct 11, 10.am. Meeting at Park Lane Farm, Shuckburgh. Coffee followed
by a circular walk from Park Lane Farm. Book by Oct 7 for ploughmans lunch
with Helen Foster. Contact
Helen (01327 702402).
Wed, Oct 4, 7.30pm. Meeting at the City Hotel, Dunfermline. Talk by Brian Steer, Detective Inspector, Glenrothes, Fife on
A Life of Crime. Contact Rina Stalker (01383-850777).
Thur, Oct 12, 11am. Skittles followed by lunch at The Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton. Contact Heather Robertson
(01453-844324) by Oct 9.
Wed, Oct 4, 2pm. Meet at Soroptomist Rooms, Otley Street, Skipton for talk on RNLI by Valerie Parker. Sales table.
Contact Betty Ellis (01943-831450).