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VILLAGE HALL FUNDS – Prize bingo is back on the agenda at the village hall and all are welcome to join the regulars at the next session on Tuesday, September 27; eyes down at 7.30pm.

PICNIC IN THE PADDOCK – It was a lovely summer evening as residents and friends gathered for the annual Picnic in Perkin’s Paddock, when £650 was raised towards St Mary’s Church Restoration Fund.

Entertainers included the Rev Chris Harrington, who serenaded everyone with his guitar and powerful melodious voice, Nottinghamshire ‘60s and ‘70s group Watt U C, which included resident Barry Clifford in its line-up, and Richard Langridge, Roy Sylvester and Steve Jackson from Wragby, who accompanied themselves on the guitar as they sang.

The next event planned for the fund is a floral art demonstration in the village hall on Thursday, September 29 from 2pm. followed by afternoon tea.

Well-known floral artist Anne Marie Snowden will demonstrate with her theme, Summer to Autumn.

Tickets cost £4 and are available from Sheila Minns, Jane Perkins or Anne Stamp.

The annual Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday, October 15, with proceeds going to the St Mary’s Church fund, as maintenance and running costs have to be financed in addition to raising money for the restoration work.

GARDENERS – The new programme of monthly indoor meetings for the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association’s winter session begins this Friday, September 23, at 7.30pm with a talk on wildlife by Brian Sykes.