Having done a lot of counting on the way, then re-counting, we have now delivered the collected Express and Star vouchers to the Queen Street offices and handed them over, packaged up into bundles of five hundred: our first target!

 

A big thanks to everyone on the plots who handed them in, posted them in the box, or dropped them into the shop or cajoled, bribed and extorted a few extra from friends, family and neighbours.

A second set of thanks to Landywood, Cheslyn Hay and Moat Hall Primary schools who added to our collection. Moat Hall’s contribution of two thousand, six hundred and forty eight (yes, really!) was an amazing effort: thank you.

The final number of vouchers we collected, with your help was three thousand two hundred and forty five!

Now we await the results. Staff at the Express and Star and Home Serve will decide what proportion of the thirty thousand pounds we are given to put towards our planned Great War Legacy Garden project. So far we have been working with Cheslyn Hay Scouts, the parish council and Cheslyn Hay Historical Society (who also donated some vouchers) and the Royal British Legion.

If anyone has any ideas, information (it would be great if we could find records of people who had allotments in Cheslyn Hay before or during the First World War) or skills you need to drop us a line (either here or on Facebook) or simply drop by the site one day and ask for a committee member.

But, in the meantime, thanks for the support of the voucher collection.

CHEESE AND WINE : VENUE CHANGE!

 

Cheslyn Hay Scout Group have let us know we can no longer use their scout hut on November 22nd.

Because of this we will now be holding the Cheese and Wine event at Cheslyn Hay Village Hall (in Pinfold Lane).

Everything else will be as advertised (quiz, wine, cheese, chat, tea, coffee … oh and £1 admission … in advance or on the door.)

Hope to see you there.

What to do in November – 2

Timely reminders ?

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November seems to have snuck up on me without me looking.  You wouldn’t be able to tell by the weather that we are in November as it has, so far, been relatively mild for the end of Autumn. I just hope that the mild weather continues for as long as possible.

November for me always signifies the big tidy up and prepare for the upcoming Spring months that are just around the corner.  The dark nights prevent much evening work so my weekends are always busy and fully booked.  I do like a tidy plot though and without all of the annual weeds growing back quickly as soon as I have removed them, I have a fighting chance! There are still lots that can be done and the list below will hopefully give you an idea of some of the jobs that you can be doing this month to stay…

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Cheese and Wine Get Together.

Cheese and Wine Evening.

Saturday, November 22nd

Doors open: 7 p.m.

Cheslyn Hay Scouts Hut,

Rosemary Road,

Cheslyn Hay

Open to all: Tickets in advance or on the door £1

Price includes: cheese, wine (bring home made or shop bought bottles to the open table), tea, coffee, and “nibbles”.

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So …it’s been a good year for fruit and berries

… and we have a lot of wine makers on the plot.

Here’s your chance to get a taste of some of those wines,

Have a chat (you pick the subject)

And join a team for a quiz (varied subjects) which will generate discussion and opinion.

(This is the format that worked well and proved popular last year (when a lot of you asked for another one)).

All welcome – if you’ve never been to an allotment “shindig” before, why not come along and see what goes on when we’re not on the plots?