A message from the Chairman

Just to remind you of the forthcoming events for the society and to say Happy New Year.

Jan 23rd (Wed) 7.30pm Talk ‘Development of Burrow Farm Gardens’ by Mary Benger – from working farm & old Roman clay pit to ten acre garden.

Members free Non Members £2 Details 01297 444034

Jan 26th (Sat) 7.30-11pm Barn Dance with Long Odds and Short Straws Band.

Tickets £8.00 (under 12s £4.00) incl. supper, available from Uplyme Stores, Serendip Bookshop, Lyme Regis or ring 01297 444034. BYO alcohol, soft drinks on sale. Almost always a sell-out, so get your tickets now and brighten up the dull days of January with a foot-stomping evening of fun!

Feb 5th (Tue) 10am -12 Visit and tour Axe Valley Wetlands- Seaton Marshes – only 15 places available. Cost £2.00 Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall 9.40am. Please ring 01297 444034 by Feb 1st to confirm. Bring binoculars if possible

Feb 27th (Wed) 7.30pm Talk ‘Plants for shade’ by Chris Birchall from Tale Valley Nursery. RHS GOLD Medallist. For more details contact 01297 444034

Members will be receiving their 2013 show schedule for our Summer Show and Country Fayre which is being held on Sat July 20th from 12 noon to 5pm – the earlier start time is the inspiration of our new show secretary, Sue Stones, to allow everyone to bring along their family and friends to enjoy the wide variety of Countryside attractions and help raise money for our chosen charity – the Axe Valley and West Dorset Ring and Ride.

With the traditional marquee on the field, full of your entries of flowers, veg, cookery and craft there will also be morris dancing, steam train rides, a falconry display, rural craft stalls and displays as well as the famous cream teas in the hall. A day to remember!

Don’t forget to read the schedule to see what classes you can enter so that you can get your seeds growing or your knitting started – after the rain of 2012 we would love to see an overflowing marquee to reward the committee for all their hard work in putting on the show.

Jenny Harding