eNewsletter 28th January 2018

AT A GLANCE – WHAT’S ON IN MINSTEAD FEB 2018

Litterpick 2nd February at 10am from Andrews Mare carpark

Village Quiz Friday 2nd February 7pm Village Hall

Kidnapped at Christmas Sat 3 Feb at 2 and 7 pm, Sun 4 at 2pm

Parish Council 5th Feb at 7:30pm Danby Room

Made in Cornwall 9 & 10th Feb at 7.30pm, St Michaels, Lyndhurst

Minstead History Group 13th February at 8pm Social Club

Village Lunch 20th February at 1230 Trusty Servant Inn

Minstead Players Play reading 21st February at 8pmDeerhurst, Pinkney Lane, Lyndhurst

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For further information click on the links above, visit the Village website and follow us on Facebook

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The Childrens Society Collection

Thank you to everyone for generously donating to the Children’s Society over the Christmas period. We raised a total of £201.35p. from performances of the Mummers  and from Carols on the Green.

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

See Parish & Benefice Notices to find out about services and to read the latest church notices.  Follow All Saints Church on Facebook and visit the Benefice website for more information.

 

VILLAGE QUIZ

Last chance to book a table for the village quiz – only a few spaces left! Contact zebe.harris@hants.gov.uk

 

LITTERPICK

The recent litterpick was cancelled due to bad weather and has been rescheduled for Friday 2nd February.

We will meet at 10am in Andrew’s Mare car park and cover both sides of the Emery Down Road from the A31 cattlegrid along to the Acres Down/Newtown crossroads. McDonalds will supply picking sticks, bags and hi-viz as required.  It will take no more than 90 minutes and everyone is welcome.

Any questions please contact Tessa Keeley at tessakeeley@btconnect.com

 

Escape to the Country

The episode of Escape to the Country that was filmed in and about Minstead will be aired on BBC1 at 3pm on Tuesday 6th February. Additionally, you will be able to watch the episode on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after it has first been aired.

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH – BELL TOWER FUND RAISER

To raise funds towards the £48,000 needed for All Saints Church Bell Tower Fund, Nigel Pascoe has offered to donate the proceeds from the premiere of his latest play.

Made in Cornwall” is a dramatic story about society’s interaction with mental health, prejudice and passion.

Many of the cast and back stage have worked with the playwright before –

Michele Arkle, Vic Milne, Jack Barnett, Ingrid Bond, Mary Hyde, David Balfour, Bill Andrews, George Dibben, Stevie Parker, Emma Davis, Bill Walsh, Alistair Banks, Steve Cattell, Andy Bennett, Sylvia Dibben and Helen Bennett. All are or have been associated with one or more of Minstead Players or Lyndhurst Drama Society or one of the Churches in the Benefice.

Departing from tradition, the play will be performed as a Radio Production at St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst at 7.30 pm on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th February.

Tickets £5 each are available at Minstead Village Shop and Costa Coffee in Lyndhurst.

All proceeds including a raffle on the night will be given to All Saints Church Bell Tower appeal.

Further information:

Sylvia Dibben, Producer

sylvia@dibben.net 023 8081 2967

 

Silent Auction 

Two pictures and a bowl have been donated to All Saints church Minstead for the express purpose of raising money for the church. We need to replenish the reserves as the repairs to the tower have seriously depleted the funds that maintain the fabric in good repair.
We intend to run a silent auction for these three items, the result will be revealed on Saturday 10th February at the performance of ‘Made in Cornwall’ by Nigel Pascoe in St Michaels and All Angels church Lyndhurst.

The items will be displayed in Minstead Village Shop on Saturday 3rd February between 9 and 12am, and will be at both performances of the play on 9th and 10th February.

If you wish to make an offer you may leave your envelope at the shop or at one of the performances. Your envelope must contain your name, contact number, identification of the item you are bidding for and the amount. Please mark envelope with Silent Auction.

If you wish to view these at any other time please contact Helen Bennett on

023 8081 2358.
[CAUTION – The linked pictures below are quite large & may take a while to download]
The bowl is marked with Mason’s patent Firestone, Mandalay, England, and it was donated by the late Veronica Collins.

The pen and ink is entitled :
Little Harbour Mevagissey, pen and ink print on art paper by Peter Sey , Milford on Sea

The painting of Minstead Church is an original watercolour by Gervase A. Gregory, dated Feb 1990. This was donated by Timothy Boulton who once owned and ran the village shop. (There is some discolouration on the picture mount)

 

There will also be a Raffle at the play and Sylvie Dibben (023 8081 2967) would be most grateful to receive donations of prizes towards this.

 

What’s on at the Trusty in February

14th February – Valentine’s Day..

Treat your loved one to a gorgeous meal for two. Book now and receive a free glass of prosecco!

19th February – Local produce week –

The Trusty’s fabulous team of chefs have carefully designed a menu using ingredients sourced as locally as possible!!

Call Laura or Leigh to book 02380812137

 

Minstead Players Play Reading

Minstead Players would like to invite you  to the next play reading  on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 8pm at Deerhurst, Pinkney Lane Lyndhurst Hants SO43 7FE

This is an opportunity for us to read plays that we may perform in future. Attendance at the play reading is a chance to get together, read a play with a drink and some nibbles. There is no obligation to be in any future productions.

Please let us know if you intend to come via email: Helen.bennett160@yahoo.com

 

OTHER NEWS

  • The New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair is organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and will be held on Sunday 28 January from 10.30am to 4pm at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Click here for further information.
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