Club, hall, festival and Medieval banquet
Gardening club - Steve Lovell generously stepped in to fill the breach when the planned speaker for the Barkwith and District Gardeners’ Association cancelled at the last minute.
His attendance was much appreciated and he kept his audience enthralled with a fascinating talk on how to encourage wildlife to the garden and the advantages this brings.
Chairman Sheila Minns was a noted absentee and the thoughts of those present were with her as she begins the process of recovering after breaking her leg.
The newly-introduced plant swap was held and it proved to be most successful, raising funds for the club.
Shirley Booth won the flower of the month competition with her exhibit.
Les Robinson gave an update on the very popular coach trips he organises throughout the year and it was noted the planned outing to Wollaton Hall on October 15 has been changed. It will now be a visit to Chatsworth House.
Harvest festival - An annual harvest supper in aid of St Mary’s Church will be held in the village hall on Saturday, October 17, at 7pm.
Tickets cost £10 per person and include a two-course meal, tea or coffee and handmade chocolates. Call 01673 858822.
Donations of prizes for the raffle, and desserts for the meal, will be appreciated.
Village hall - The annual meeting of the Barkwith and district village hall committee takes place on Monday, October 12, at 7.30pm.
Everyone is invited to attend to hear the annual reports and elect the committee members.
Medieval banquet - Dominic Smee – as seen on Channel 4’s Richard III The New Evidence – is the star attraction at a medieval banquet in the village hall on Saturday, October 31.
Admission is by ticket only. These are available from the village post office or Phill on 01673 857203.
The £12 cost includes a three-course meal of fruit and nuts, pottage and apple pie, plus entertainment.
The event is being presented by the Barkwith Parish History Group, with proceeds going to village hall funds.
A licensed bar has been applied for. Medieval attire is optional.