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Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Coffee Morning

Geddington residents have three opportunities to attend a
Macmillan Coffee Morning

.
– the annual

Biggest Coffee Morning in the world’

Friday 27 September, Newton House, Newton from 10am – 1pm

Saturday 28 September, the Church from 10am – 12.30pm

Saturday 28 September, the Cricket Club from 1pm – 3pm

Knitting Club Thrives

Geddington Knitting Club continues to thrive with a lively group attending every Friday morning at Cafe Oak, 10 – 11.30am.

Nicky Brice, creator of the knitting club, reports: “It’s been wonderful to see so much activity around the tables with informal crochet lessons as well as knitting our own projects and making our fabulous blanket.”

 

“We’ve already have enough squares to complete the next blanket (see below, where it’s under construction here) and a possible third, and we also have a Christmas project in the pipe-line – more about that nearer the time!”

 

 

 

 

The GKC is a free, weekly event, where all are welcome whatever your ability so please feel free to pop in any Friday for a coffee and a chat. It would be lovely to see you.

This month in the garden – September

September  …   blow soft,

till the fruit’s in the loft

 

Walking Netball in Geddington

There’s something new going on in Geddington….

A casual conversation about playing netball at school and remembering how much it was enjoyed, led a group of ladies to consider the idea of setting up a Walking Netball group within the village.

The starter session held in April was planned as a fun session but we soon found that age had not dimmed our competitive spirit or our sense of fun!

Sessions now run every Wednesday afternoon, supported by local  coaches, at Geddington Primary School . The rules of Walking Netball are slightly different and the sessions take account of our very wide ranging levels of fitness and experience. We usually spend the hour building up our skills through fun routines and then follow it up with a ‘match’ where we try to apply those skills.

Walking Netball girls

It is great fun and has given us a chance to meet up with others wanting to improve their fitness and do something a bit different. England Netball have been very supportive and are helping us to gain some community sponsorship to enable us to continue through the winter.

You don’t have to be fit; you don’t have to be old; you don’t need to have played before and you don’t have to know the rules, but you will need a sense of humour and a pair of trainers to take part.

We would love to see the group grow and would invite anyone who might be interested to get in touch for more details or just come along and see for yourself how it is done.

Every Wednesday;  5:30-6:30pm in term time  Cost £3 per session

Contact details:  Janet Jones  01536 726416

This month in the garden – August

High Summer … holiday time …

GVFB Trundle 2019

Former participants in this fun event know how wet they can get, as one of the challenges often involves the river, so what better day to post it on the website, than a day when we’ve had more than 1/2 inch of rain.

All contact details below.

Phew!

The hottest temperature in Geddington today maxed out at:

102.9 F (39.4C)

at 2pm in the sun,

and

37.o C (98.6 f)

at 11.26am in the shade

Unless you know different . . . ?

Much to my amazement, just 102 minutes later and the temperature had risen, yet again!

104 f in the sun at 3.42pm and

37.7 c in the shade

 

 

 

Summer Holidays by the Sea

Give it a go,
with sandcastles.

NB This article appeared in the summer issue of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) magazine – Lifeboat – the Charity that is manned by volunteers, for saving lives at sea.

Contact details:
www.rnli.org.uk, tel: 0300 300 9990, by post: RNLI HQ, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ

Noah’s Ark summer dates

Flower Festival 2019

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL 2019
–  ARTISTIC FLAIR

Plenty of Artistic Flair could be found in the church of St Mary Magdalene during the week-end of 6th and 7th July. The chosen theme was well demonstrated by a wide variety of wonderful floral interpretations of art, artists, fashion, music and even home decorating. Where else would you see a floral tin of emulsion?

All the flower arrangers and everyone who helped with the show are to be congratulated for their enthusiasm and tremendous efforts to make the church look beautiful.

A major highlight of the week-end was the concert on Saturday evening. Organised by Chris Hills, our church director of music, he and Frances Hynes together with her talented family and friends, entertained the audience with a delightful range of music for flute, piano and organ, cleverly based on the flower festival theme. It was their ninth concert performance for us and they are to be commended for their musical flair and their continued support. It really is a lovely evening, to be able to listen to fine live music with a glass of wine in such a wonderful historic setting surrounded by top class floral displays.

We are grateful for the kind compliments received during the week-end and we wish to convey sincere thanks to everyone who came along and supported our festival. We are pleased to say that you helped us to raise over £1600 towards church funds, a princely sum.

There are more events coming up, especially the annual Christmas Tree Festival and we hope that you will continue to come along and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is always welcome, not only as visitors but we are always looking for new participants and support behind the scenes at our various functions.

Geddington.net is also extremely grateful for this floristic report, complete with wonderful floriated images (well, I had to find something appropriate!) thank you.

The Flower Festival for next year is already programmed in so everyone, please take note:

SAVE THE DATE!!

THE 2020 FLOWER FESTIVAL WILL BE ON THE WEEK-END
OF SATURDAY 4th & SUNDAY 5th JULY

If you would like to contact us about any of our functions, we can usually be found at the coffee mornings in the church held on the last Saturday of every month from 10.00am until 12 noon. So, why not come along for a chat, have a cuppa and even enjoy a slice of cake or two. You do not have to be a church member, and we emphasise again that everyone is welcome.

Vic Crouse & Margaret Leaton

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