Farmers market to raise funds for kids’ play park

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FARMERS MARKET – The next of the popular monthly Farmers markets and craft fairs is to be held at Wragby Town Hall on Sunday, June 10.

There will be lots of stalls to browse around and buy from with a wide selection of goods for sale.

The series was launched to help raise funds for the town hall play park, which is in need of refurbishing following an independent inspection when equipment needing repair or replacing was identified.

The Town Hall Management Committee is now committed to action, raising funds and arranging for the work to be undertaken so all can enjoy the facilities available for young people in the park adjoining the hall, which is in regular use.

The markets are being organised by Town Hall Management Committee member Viv Moss and friends and she can be contacted on 07905781150 or viv@wragby.com for further details.

Stall holders each donate a prize for the raffle which is held at each market and refreshments will be served during the opening hours from 10am-2pm.

There is no charge for admission.

COMMUNITY GARDENERS – Edith Nash welcomed members and six visitors as potential new members to the Wragby Community Gardeners meeting.

It was the last held at the community room at the Fire Station on Millbrook Park as the club is to meet in Wragby Town Hall from September, where it will have more space as numbers grow.

During the summer members have made plans to be out and about and the next visit arranged is to Cobwebs at North Owersby near Market Rasen on Tuesday, May 12 meeting at 7pm, with members travelling by car and sharing transport where possible.

The final arrangements were also discussed for the next coach trip, which is to Harlow Carr on June 30, and anyone interested in joining the party can contact treasurer Carole Watts or any committee member for more details

Provisional plans were also made for the club’s first annual meeting, which will be held in the town hall annexe in September, and this is to be combined with a social evening.

The chairman urged all members to attend to hear the reports of their first very successful year and elect officers and a committee.

Mr Martin Hay was then introduced by Edith who thanked him for stepping in to fill the gap at short notice when the planned speaker had been unable to fulfil her commitment due to unexpected problems.

The history of roses was his chosen topic and he explained how they had been around since ancient times as they are mentioned in the bible.

There was also a connection with the Romans and the Crusaders, and Mr Hay told how they were introduced to this country and of the new versions cultivated to provide the modern versions grown in British gardens today.

His love of gardening, and of roses in particular, was evident as he talked; it had spanned more than 30 years, during which time he had been instrumental in forming the gardening club at Welton and one in Cambridgeshire.