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August 2018 Update

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 4:15 PM

August has been a ‘planning’ month with lots of activities being talked about including a Half Term Disco for the kids on 3rd November, a Christmas Party & a visit from Santa complete with sleigh on the 15th December. We are still chasing the rental company for Mamma Mia 2 and will be able to give you a date soon for the next Pop-up Supper – a Burger & Boogie Night! Start brushing up on some new moves for the D-floor right now!

The Barlaston Womblers more than made up for their poor show last month with a great response to the Pride for the Bride themed Womble on the 26th. Regular Wombler Sandie had put out an appeal on Facebook to litter-pick & tidy the village before her daughter Lizzie’s wedding in St. John’s Church on Friday and the Womblers were happy to oblige! Parents of the Bride Sandie & Owen were joined by the vicar, Maggie, Graham, Liz, Andrew M, Malcolm, Gill, Margaret, Ann, Michala, Andrew B, Chris & trainees Kyle, Shannon, Jacob & Ava. There are not many villages in which the vicar litter-picks the bride's route to church for her wedding... but Barlaston is no ordinary village & Stewart Jones is no ordinary vicar!!

The route up Tittensor Rd to the Upper House Hotel was restored to being as nature intended, along with a good section of Meaford Rd, Old Rd & Blurton Rd. Thanks to everyone who came & we all wish Lizzie & Dave a Wombling Merry Marriage. The Womblers did offer to form a litterpick arch for them to walk under after the nuptials but strangely they declined...

The annual summer kids event – picnic & kite-making on the green went ahead on the 2nd August and despite it being advertised at short notice (sorry – we hadn’t quite recovered from Open Gardens!), those that came had a nice time chatting whilst the children had a good time running about with their kites. Thanks to Sara (our children’s champion!) & Andrew who was on lunchtime Tea Duty.

Barlaston’s Yarn Bombers have put out an appeal for LOTS & LOTS OF POPPIES ready for this year’s centenary commemoration of the end of WW1. Double knit wool please & knitted or crocheted - any size will do & the more the merrier! There are plenty of patterns on line and we also have printed copies available. Drop off points for completed poppies are Kitson’s Chemist & the Barlaston Village Hall post box. Alternatively, gather them up from friends & family, drop us an email & we will be happy to collect them. If you have any further questions please contact us or give Sara Morris a call on 07961 377474.

The Facebook photo competition this month was won by Lisa Dixon with her photo of Teddy. The theme was ‘Animals about in Barlaston’ and Teddy romped his way into the lead leaving the other dogs, cat, horses, sheep, butterflies, alpacas, ducks & swans behind… (what, no cows??) Look out for an Autumn theme later this month.

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