MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT – Open gardens for Macmillan on Saturday, 2pm to 5pm at Oakland , Almeley Road, Eardisley, Hereford, HR3 6PR.

Traditional gardens including vegetable garden, woodland walk around the lakes and wild flower meadow.

Cream teas and homemade cakes will be served and there is also be a raffle.

There will also be a plant and craft stall.

Plenty of parking. Entry fee £3 per person.


VILLAGE LOTTERY – Anne Megson won £25 with number 34 on July 12.

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL – Vanessa Pennington won £25 with number 34 on July 12.


THEATRE – Dastardly deeds abound in Bare Bones Theatre company’s next production, Inspector Drake and the Black Widow.

To find out if the dashing detective and his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Plod, solve the mystery, come to the Simpson Hall tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Tickets £5 will be available on the door or you can obtain them from the box office 01981 540820.


DINEDOR SPORTS – Saturday in The Old School Field. Starting at 2.30pm.

Races, competitions, sideshows, amusements, skittles, licensed bar, refreshments, pillow fight and much much more.

Adults entry is £2 while the children’s entry is just 70p.

Proceeds to charities.

Further details on 01432 870320.


CLEARWELL CAVES – There will be a village outing to Clearwell Caves on Saturday and please contact Dr Wood for lifts.

WINE TASTING – There will be a wine tasting at Dormington Court on August 16, numbers limited so apply early to Mrs Jones on 850806.


CROWN GREEN BOWLS – In the final of the men’s single competition played on July 13 at Dorstone Bowling Club, Philip Jackson beat the reigning champion Barry Megson in a thrilling game that swung back and forth from one player to the other.

With a score standing at 13-13 and the game score to reach of 15 points.

Philip took the end two-zero to win and become the men’s champion for 2014.


FRENCH/ENGLISH COFFEE MORNING – Eardisland Twinning Association will be holding a French/English coffee morning on August 2, from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the village hall. What will you choose? Coffee (or tea) with croissants or pain au chocolat with tea (or coffee) and cake. Something special for the children?

Decorate your own cake with icing and goodies – everything is supplied.


OPEN GARDENS – On Saturday from 2pm to 5pm the gardens at Oaklands on the Almeley Road will be open in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

There will be traditional gardens to see, including a vegetable garden, a woodland walk around the lakes and a wild flower meadow.

Cream teas and homemade cakes will be available and there will also be a plant and craft stall.

Entry costs £3 and there is plenty of parking available.

LIGHTS OUT, AUGUST 4 – The Royal British Legion are marking the 100th anniversary of the date Britain entered the First World War by inviting everyone in the UK to turn off their lights from 10pm-11pm leaving on a single lighted candle for the shared moment of reflection.

On that night we will remember more than a million commonwealth service personnel who lost their lives in the first world war.

Special centenary candles will be available from M&S at a cost of £4 with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Ewyas Harold

PRIMARY SCHOOL – Ewyas Harold History and Archaeology Group are going to run a Time Team-style village dig over this summer in Ewyas Harold.

The dig will be in collaboration with Headland Archaeology.

This is going to be a community event but it needs the support and participation of children and parents from the local school.

To register interest there will be a meeting at the Temple Bar on August 6, at 7pm.

To find out more, contact sam.


com Superstars will be at Ewyas Harold from August 4-8.

The day runs from 8.45am-3.30pm.

You can either bring your child on the day or pre-book on super- Cost per day £18 or £68 for the week.

POP-IN – To the Methodist Chapel on July 26 from 10am to 11.30am for a coffee and chat.

BARBECUE – You are warmly invited to join us for good food and friendly company at our annual village barbecue on Saturday from 6.30pm to 8pm in the grounds of our historic church St James Llangua.

The price is £5, which includes barbecue fare, salad, dessert and a glass of wine.

After the barbecue there will be a short talk by Eric Locke in our candlelit church.

During the summer we will also be serving afternoon Sunday tea in the church starting on Sunday.


FLICKS IN THE STICKS – The Book Thief (12) is the next film at Cawley Hall, Eye.

It will be screened on Saturday at 7.30pm.

A pre-film supper (£6 extra) will be available at 6.15pm.

To book for the meal, please ring 01568 615836.


THEATRE – Dastardly deeds abound in Bare Bones Theatre company’s next production, Inspector Drake and the Black Widow.

To find out if the dashing detective and his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Plod, solve the mystery, come to the Village Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £5, available on the door or from the box office 01981 540820.


SERVICES FROM WEST HEREFORD TEAM OF CHURCHES – Tomorrow, 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Sunday, 9.30am parish mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford; 9.30am parish eucharist at St Michael’s Church, Breinton; 10.30am junior church in the village hall, Breinton; 11am parish eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford; 8am holy communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 11am choral communion at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 1.30pm holy baptism at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford; 6.30pm evensong at St Nicholas’ Church, Hereford.

Monday, 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Tuesday, 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Wednesday, 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Thursday, July 31, 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 10am holy communion at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

FREE HEARTSTART COURSE – Would you know what to do if your loved one suffered a life threatening emergency?

If not, book a place now at a free two-hour Heartstart course (CPR etc) at The Starlite Rooms, HUFC, Edgar Street, Hereford on Thursday, July 31 from 7-9pm.

Booking is essential. To book your place you can email info@ or call 0845 6060654. You will learn how to call for help, help someone who is unconscious, recognise the warning signs of a heart attack, deal with choking or serious bleeding and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). You can visit or Twitter @HeartStart_HFD FUNDRAISING – Heartstart is pleased to announce that the Hereford and District Skittles League raised the phenomenal sum of £3,500 over the year. This will go towards the courses run by Herefordshire Heartstart. All teams in the Hereford and District Skittles League were involved.

Loraine Coleman, of Heartstart, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation. I would like to thank everyone involved in the league for supporting us in this way.”


DOCTOR’S TALK - For the second event for the Friends of St Thomas a Becket Church, Huntington, Dr Philip Cleland, the well known former doctor from Kington, will be talking at the church on August 2 at 7.30pm. He has spent the last 10 years as medical support to the remembrance travel section of The Royal British Legion and The Not Forgotten Association. He has accompanied many groups of men and women to First and Second World War battlefields and Commonwealth War Graves. They have been veterans, families and those who have been physically and mentally affected by past and recent conflicts. Dr Cleland will give an illustrated talk on the inspiring, amusing and moving stories and events he has encountered. Tickets are £9 each to include wine, from or telephone 01544 370391.


OPEN GARDEN - Stockton Bury Gardens, HR6 0AP this Saturday.

Walk around the four-acre garden, music from the Hop Picker’s Feast, dancing with Leominster Morris Group and a meal in the Tithe Barn. Garden opens 6pm, music 6.30pm. Tickets £30. Contact Neil Cooper 07946 318887. Minimum 20% of ticket price to St Michael’s Hospice.


SINGING FOR FUN - There will be a singing for fun session with Marion Rowlatt at the church hall, Knighton on Friday, July 25 starting at 10.30pm. This is open to everyone. There will be no session in August.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY - St Edward’s Church, Knighton, 9.30am, holy communion led by the Rev Melia Cope. St David’s Church, Whitton, no service. St Andrew’s Church, Norton, 11am, morning worship led by the Rev Melia Cope. St Mary’s Church, Pilleth, 3pm, evening prayer led by the Rev Melia Cope. Knighton Methodist Church, 11am, led by the church choir and prayer group. Knighton Catholic Church, 11am, celebration of holy mass.

Knighton Baptist Church, 11am, led by The Rev Michael Humphries. Knucklas Baptist Church, 6pm, led by Walter Evans and Bryan Leonard.

KNIGHTON COMMUNITY CENTRE - Next week Knighton Community Centre has two unusual evenings on offer, as well as the regular zumba, badminton, fitness training and karate activities.

On Tuesday, Presteigne’s Jasmine Thai Restaurant comes over the hill to bring a selection from its popular regular menu to the bar and Reynolds Room of the community centre. Two delicious courses plus a range of accompaniments are on offer for £12.95 and booking is essential. Telephone 07803749997 or go to the Jasmine Thai Facebook page to book or find out more.

On August 1, also in the Reynolds Room at the centre, you can find out “Everything you always wanted to know about death but were afraid to ask” in the company of Dr Khesh Sidhu, who has extensive experience in the areas of dementia and end of life care. It promises to be highly informative on a topic that many of us find “difficult” but, perhaps surprisingly, Dr Sidhu assures that his approach is both light-hearted and life affirming. He asks all who attend to bring a sense of humour and there will even be a ceilidh band to conclude the evening with dancing. Entry is by donation to St Michael’s Hospice and the presentation starts at 7.30pm.

OPEN GARDENS - John and Brenda Morgan of Pontfean House, Knighton opened their gardens recently as part of the National Garden Scheme and raised £9.50 for the NGS chosen cancer care charities. At the two-day event the Knighton Macmillan support group provided refreshments for the visitors and raised £500. John and Brenda thanked everyone for their help and support during the two days.

KNIGHTON SHOW AND CARNIVAL POSTER COMPETITION - The winners of the Design a Knighton Show and Carnival Poster were Memphis Clements, Yasmin Davies, Bobbi Leigh Boundford, Archie Roberts, Tegan Davies, Emily Swancott and Demi- Jade Clements. They all won a £5 gift shop voucher and a bag of sweets. The posters will be displayed in shops and businesses around town.


CHURCH FETE - Many thanks to everyone who supported Mordiford Church fete held recently at Sufton Court, Mordiford. A total sum of £1,300 was raised towards church funds. Thanks should also go to Katherine Tyler and Gwyneth Weaver who worked non-stop serving teas during the event.

Much Birch

HEARTSTART - Free two hour Heartstart Course (CPR etc) at Much Birch Village Hall on September 18 from 7pm to 9pm.

Booking essential. To book your place email or call 0845 60 60 654.

VILLAGE MARKET - Much Birch Village Market takes place tomorrow in Much Birch Community Hall (situated just off the A49 next door to Much Birch Surgery and signed from the road) between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Stalls will include; The Squeaky Pig, award winning suppliers of locally reared rare breed pork, sausage, including gluten-free (to order) and bacon. Moor Meals, award winning local suppliers of Dexter beef, ready meals and pies.

Llandinabo Farm shop, selling chicken, lamb, duck and cooked meats, and Castle Cheese selling a variety of unusual cheeses. Mark will bring his own made chutneys and marmalades. There is a Fair Trade stand and craft stands, which have a large variety of local crafts to tempt you. Refreshments and ‘take home cakes’, the proceeds of which go to Macmillan Cancer Support, are supplied by Chris and Peter. For more, contact Mark on 01432 278026.


PUDDINGS AND PIMM’S - Monday at Westonbury Water Gardens, 7-11pm (with an earlier tour of the garden to see the cuckoo clock at 6.45pm). Entertainment provided by Stephen Hollinghurst . Tickets are £10 and in aid of St Mary’s Church, Pembridge.


PIMMS IN THE GARDEN EVENT - Another summer, time for another open house evening at the home of Eva Morgan, 14 Hawthorn Rise, Peterchurch (just off the B4348 as you approach the village), tomorrow from 6.30pm onwards. There will be homemade cakes to buy, Sally Corrick will have her cards and framed prints on sale, John Dinnen will have his Fair Trade stall and we’ll have some of Jody Powell’s jewellery too. Enjoy a chat, a glass of Pimms or a cuppa in the garden, and meet up with friends. The proceeds of the evening (donations, gift-aided if possible please) are to St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch.

Donations of cakes most welcome. Please bring them with you any time after 6pm tomorrow evening, or take them to Eva or a PCC member beforehand.

FRIENDS OF THE GOLDEN VALLEY DAY CENTRE - We have had a very busy time recently on July 4. We went to Brecon for a trip on the Brecon - Monmouth Canal. A great time was had by all and we would like to thank everyone involved for making it a lovely day despite the weather.

As many people will now know there was a unanimous vote in favour of the Community Centre coming over to the Day Centre building to create a new community centre for future generations to use and enjoy. We would like to reassure all of our members that this will not affect the service we provide at the moment.

FIRST WORLD WAR EXHIBITION - This starts on August 2 with a Plant Produce and Craft Show at 2pm and will be open every day from 10am until August 9. On August 4 there will be a film presentation of military memorials in France and Belgium by Mike Pullen in aid of St Michael’s Hospice, start time 12 noon. Admission to the exhibition is free but donations will be appreciated. There will be tea and coffee available.

SUMMER FETE - The annual summer fete will take place on Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm.

Please keep a look out for posters.


OPEN GARDEN - Summer drinks in the garden preview evening, July 11, followed by open garden on July 12, at Croose Farm, Woolhope, courtesy of Mrs Carol Malim. The stunning gardens at Croose Farm, in Woolhope, Herefordshire, were open to the public in aid of the St Michael’s Hospice Redevelopment Appeal at the generous invitation of Mrs Malim, a staunch supporter of St Michael’s. This was a chance to wander around the lovely gardens there, enjoy delicious homemade and home-baked refreshments and to attend a fabulous floral demonstration by the well-known and hugely talented floral designer, Carola Kean.

On the Friday evening before the gardens were open to the public, many guests were invited to join Mrs Malim and the St Michael’s Hospice fundraising committee for a ‘summer drinks in the garden open garden private preview evening’.

Delicious cocktails and canapés were served by The Shack Revolution and A2Zest Events.

Delightful background musical entertainment was provided by the renowned Master Butcher’s Band, who also regularly play at Cheltenham Races and at the CLA Game Fair.

The whole two-day event was generously sponsored by Claridge Nursing Homes and in total a profit of £7,000 was raised for the appeal. St Michael’s is now just £500,000 away from completion of the development’s new inpatient building which will be opened later this year.

To further support the appeal, please go to the appeal’s dedicated website

Redeveloping the hospice is vital to enable St Michael’s to continue delivering palliative care to the people of Herefordshire and surrounding counties and make the environment fit for purpose in the 21st century.

FARMERS’ MARKET - Will take place in the village hall on Saturday from 10am-12.30pm.

Many of the usual providers will be present, all selling locally sourced produce. Come along to the market and enjoy refreshments and the wonderful Woolhope countryside.

Bell Bank Club

THE canine report is very good and Maddie the dog has passed her MOT which is very pleasing.

She really loves her ‘free runs’ and when possible, joining members on trips for tea etc.

Members have enjoyed exercises with Judith and a quiz with Ann which were both great fun for everyone.

At the recent AGM officers remained the same except for the treasurers role as Alien Dixson wished to resign after many years of service.

Her resignation was reluctantly accepted but members are pleased that she will still be a part of the club.

The club is delighted to welcome John Procse to the post and trust he will enjoy his duties.

A very enjoyable afternoon was spent when visiting Maesyronnen Chapel which is the second oldest non conformist chapel in Wales. It was a very sunny afternoon and members were met by Rev Gregg Thompson and Derek Price who is chairman of the Management Committee of the Brecon Beacons Pastorate.

He spoke of the history of the chapel from 1696 and the services held there every week with a good number of worshippers, and it’s refurbishment over the years.

A tour was taken of the graveyard and some hymns sung followed by light refreshments provided by members.

Ann gave members an interesting talk on her grandmother Emma who was born in 1866 and in 1890 joined the Salvation Army.

She recalled a deposit of £1 being required for her uniform. In 1891 she travelled to Paignton and Camelford when General Booth was also there.

Poverty and squalor was rife when returning to Hay and the public houses did a wonderful trade.

Later she met her husband Evan and Ann read some love letters which had been exchanged and in 1892 they were married. A fascinating talk.

The Bell Bank Club offers an opportunity for blind and partially-sighted people to get together and support each other.

They meet every Thursday from 2pm-4pm in the parish hall, Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye.

Contact Eileen Bufton on 01497 820897.

Bishopswood WI

THE weather was absolutely beautiful for the July 11 meeting.

Twenty-six members attended, a smaller number than usual as many were on holiday.

Members started as usual with a rendition of Jerusalem, and there followed the business meeting.

Mrs Ann Jones welcomed everyone and outlined many events that were to take place both locally and at county level.

Several members had birthdays during July and cards and plants were disbursed as gifts to the lucky ones.

The competition title this month was Six Canapés on a Plate and first place was Mrs Jenny Winchester, second was Mrs Cynthia Hale, and third was Mrs Julie Eglinton.

Traditionally there is no speaker in July, and instead a social evening with food provided by the committee and Pimms to drink, so the canapés for the competition were added to the table.

Members then proceeded to mingle and enjoy conversations which normally they do not have the opportunity for.

All in all a very convivial evening enjoyed by everyone. The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

The next meeting is on August 8, at 6.30pm when 39 members of members twin WI, Bishops Cleeve, will join in for the evening.

The speaker is Penny Platts with a talk entitled The History of Cider. All visitors are welcome.

Breathe Easy Group Hereford

THE group members enjoyed a beautiful day out on June 24 for their annual summer outing.

This year they visited the West Midland Safari Park near Bewdley.

The visit began with a bus ride through the park to view all the animals including the new baby elephant Sutton born just a few weeks ago.

This was followed by lunch in one of the variety of restaurants in the park.

Members then had a chance to visit one of the many attractions, such as the sea lion show or the bat cave before leaving for home at 3pm.

Everyone enjoyed the trip which was enhanced by the gorgeous weather.

The next meeting at Hampton Bishop Hall on July 29 at 2pm will be the annual tea party for those who have attended the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course at the County Hospital in recent years.

This year members are having a Mary Berry Tea Party with all the food being prepared and provided by Breathe Easy members using Mary Berry recipes.

The tea party gives everyone a chance to catch up with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team and other course members.

The afternoon will start with talks from Bright Stripe, Halo and The Expert Patient Programme.

The Helen Vereker Singers will entertain during the tea party.

To book ring 01432 850550. The cost is £5 per person and you are welcome to bring a guest. Please book as soon as possible.

Eardisley Tennis and Croquet Club

EARDISLEY Tennis and Croquet Club’s Open Weekend was a great success and everyone who attended had a great time on and off the courts with lots of both tennis and croquet being played. It was lovely to see plenty of people enjoying the facilities on both days along with tea and cake.

Thank you to all the members who helped run the event or provided cakes.

If anyone missed the open days and would like to visit the club or if you are interested in joining the club please contact Norma Bishop on 01544 327540.

Breinton Ringcraft

THE match on July 16 was judged by Linda Hughes (Candease) and she selected Lorraine Carter’s lhasa Apso, Labweiller Real Opal for Vowchurch for Best Puppy in Match and Christine Staff ’s flat- coated retriever, Bonnyhilbrae Ebony Silk, for Reserve Best Puppy. Best veteran was Mary Hughes’ Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Jordanic Italia Evydal.

Best Adult and Best in Match was Tony and Bev Drinkwater’s Irish setter, Brabrook Boomshackalacka, and Reserve Best Adult was Gemma Bradley’s pug, Pugalina Cheekie Charlie. At east of England Show, Margaret Harkins’ bearded collie, Merrythorpe Miss Scarlet at Claudalla, was Best Puppy in Breed. At Ludlow Show, Hans and Amy Baranzeck’s long-coated chihuahua, Happyhouse Solo at Capevidle, was Best of Breed . He was also Best of Breed at Evesham Show and Coltham Painted Rascal at Capevidle was Reserve Best of Breed. The next match will be on August 20.

Ringcraft is held every Wednesday at Stretton Sugwas village hall from 7.45pm-8pm.

Contact Anthony Brooks on 07776 150212, Jeanette Shepherd on 01544 327117 or email loofahsa@

Huntington – Hereford WI

AT the July meeting David Vernon from the National Trust at Croome Court Worcestershire gave the members a potted history with slides of the Earls of Coventry. When the 6th Earl inherited the title he was interested in architecture and decided to improve all aspects of the court, employing a new young man, Lancelot Brown, which was to be his first big commission.

He and the Earl set about transforming the 17th-century house and grounds. Members had enjoyed a trip around the black and white villages, stopping off at Pembridge to visit the church and bell tower. Even the Rev Brenda Jacobs turned up and said hello.

Following that, children from Kingsland Primary School and their teacher, Mrs Sue Green, entertained their visitors with the schools Steel Pans Band.

After playing several melodies the children had great fun showing some of the members how to play.

Visiting teachers from Tanzania also joined in the fun, before tea at The Garden Tea Room.

Knighton and District Rotary Club

AS members look forward to the new rotary year under the guidance of president Sheila Smith, they looked back at the achievements of the past 12 months. Members have donated to a number of charities including Knighton Community Support, Knighton Community Centre, Knighton Food Bank, Disability Powys, Knighton and Bucknell First Responders, Leintwardine Youth Group, and toilet facilities for the Presteigne Community Support furniture warehouse.

Members have also supported the Wales and Midland Air Ambulances as well as international charities Classrooms in the Clouds, Sightsavers and Rotary’s polio eradication programme.

After such a rewarding year members look forward to continuing to make a real difference in the community while sharing the enjoyment of rotary. Remember that all the money raised goes to members’ chosen charities, as the running costs are covered by club membership.

If you want to get involved in what members do, come along to any of the Wednesday meetings.

For more details contact Norman Thorp on 01547 529666, Cathy Jones on 07813 733240 or email