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Morris men and cream teas start the Cotswold village fete season

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

Chipping Campden Morris MenThe quiet countryside around Chipping Campden will shortly be buzzing with activity as the local village fete season swings into action.

Paxford village fete on the Saturday 7th July is closely followed by Ebrington fete a week later on the 14th July with the main events starting at 2pm.

Both events include traditional stalls selling cakes and cream teas along entertainment from Shipston brass band and displays of vintage and classic cars.

The Chipping Campden morris men will be dancing at Paxford’s fete while Ebrington will entertain audiences with a family dog show along with vintage tractors at Ebrington cricket field.

So, relax with a cool glass of something to drink and an ice cream while all around the village comes to life with community spirit to raise money for worthy charities.

Little Gidding B&B is located in Ebrington and is 1.5 miles from Paxford. If you would like to experience the unique spectacle of morris men dancing we would be happy to book you for a stay during one or both of these fetes.

Ebrington Women’s Institute and the Pudding Club

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

In every respect it has been a busy time for Ebrington WI. In mid-April they served a traditional tea for a group of American ladies, all of whom were educationalist visiting England to research the WI movement which is unlike anything they have in the States. In addition to enjoying the countryside, they had spent two days visiting NFWI headquarters and Denman College. During a day in the Cotswolds, lunch had been enjoyed at Daylesford and arriving at Ebrington village hall the group found that Margaret Fisher and Pearl Mitchell had set up a small exhibition showing some of the history of the village as well as displaying the Institute’s several publications. From Ebrington they were going on to the Cheese Rollers’ Arms in Leckhampton where they were to be introduced to the mysteries of skittles after meeting up with Gill Thomas the county chairman. The following day would see them on the road again, this time to the Yorkshire Dales to meet the Calendar Girls and Helen Carey a past national president. In addition. Institute members have provided lunch for Cookhill Seniors’ Club who are regular visitors to Ebrington. The following day they brought their 2006/2007 walking season to a traditional close with the annual picnic walk. This year on a very damp day, the destination was the Forest of Dean where they followed the trail of the Dymock Poets and visited a church with an exhibition relating to the poets.

On 12th May, the internationally renowned Pudding Club was able to add Ebrington to its list of tour venues. Maybe not as exotic as Tokyo or New York but those present were no less appreciative. It was a great event and held to help Edward Coombe raise money towards his visit to Bolivia later in the summer. We wish him a very happy and fulfilling experience.

A date for your diary – Saturday, 23rd June, at 6.30 pm – the annual barbecue and boules evening at the village hall. Please bring your own liquid refreshment.

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

Ebrington Bells appeals for new members

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

St Eadburgha’s Church Ebrington(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The bells of Ebrington church have been calling people to worship at St. Eadburgha’s, with few exceptions, since 1648. Our original three bells were augmented over time, thanks to the generosity of the church council and other benefactors, and we have now enjoyed our current ring of six bells for 160 years.

Generations of bell-ringers have rung and continue to ring for services, weddings, celebrations and other special events, and the tradition is maintained to this day.

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National Plant Collection of Juglans

Events, Food and Produce, Places by Tony No Comments »

12th June Ebrington Gardening club visits Upton Wold

As part of it’s extensive 2007/2008 programme Ebrington and District Gardening Club is visiting Upton Wold, near Moreton in Marsh, on Tuesday 12th June for a private evening visit.

The gardens are set around a c17th century manor house hidden in a wold and contain part of the National Collection of Juglans (Juglans are Walnut Trees).

The garden is ever developing and ever changing and has wonderful views. It has a tunnel of yew trees bordering the central lawn , lovely herbaceous borders , an ornamental fruit garden, vegetable garden and greenhouses.

The garden is open for the NGS scheme(the house is not open) during 2007.

How about joining the Club? Annual membership is only £5.00 and there is a very wide and varied programme arranged. Contact Dorothy Hart on 01386 840869

Ebrington Gardening Club goes to Hampton Court

Events by Tony 2 Comments »

3rd July – 8th July Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007

Hidcote Gardens – eat your heart out – Ebrington and District Gardening Club are going to the Hampton Court Flower Show in July.

Ebrington are going for gold in the RHS Window Box and Hanging Basket Competition. This is a first for Ebrington and Barry and Sally Sabin – Sabin’s Nurseries Ebrington 01386 593510 – are both going flat out in preparing the Club’s entries and hoping that everything will come into flower on the due dates.

www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt/tickets.asp

Welcome to May/Welcome to Spring

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Revival of an ancient May tradition

The villagers of Ebrington have revived an ancient tradition to sing a welcome to the month of May and to spring.

The church choir turned out at 6.30 am on 1st May , with seven singers at the top of the church tower and four others on the ground.

Organiser Christine Cluley said that this choral welcome would now be an annual permanent fixture and that the choir is already planning next year’s programme.

County Air Ambulance

Features by Tony No Comments »

County Air AmbulanceHurrah for the County Air Ambulance – again

The distinctive red helicopter of the County Air Ambulance landed in the field behind Little Gidding this afternoon(Wednesday).

It was called to assist with a person who was taken ill at The Ebrington Arms.

This excellent ambulance service, which has been called to Ebrington on a number of occasions, receives no government funding and relies totally upon voluntary funds.

It provides a rapid response to the most life threatening medical emergencies and remote destinations and deserves all the support that we can give it.

www.countyairambulance.org

It deserves all the support it can get in providing such a vital service.

A Memorable Year for Ebrington Gardening Club

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The president of the club, Doug Drinkwater, was impressed by the number of members attending the AGM of Ebrington gardening club. It had been a good year for meetings and evenings out. The visit to the gardens at Compton Scorpion in June was particularly memorable for him as he had visited it many years ago and recalled the taste of the apples and the mulberries there. Read the rest of this entry »

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