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BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. Today, June 21, is the date for the next Wednesday afternoon Bingo.  Cost is £1.50 members and £2 visitors and includes tea and cakes.  Both full houses and a line on each of the six games has a prize. All welcome. The notice for the Strawberry Tea is now on display for members to book.  Please note that the price of £3.50 must be paid on booking.  It will be held at the Club on Wednesday, 5 July starting at 3pm, the cost being just £3.50.  Places are limited, lifts can be arranged. The annual coach trip to Skegness will take place on 19 July.   The booking notice is now on the board. Cost will be £14 for members and £16 and for non-members who are most welcome to join us.  Call Wendy on 413212 for details. The Monday Movie for July is ‘United Kingdom’ on 17th, details later. Monday Movie August.  Please note that due to our kitchen alterations, we have amended the film ‘Lion’ date from Monday, 21 August to Monday, 28 August. Our kitchen refurbishment commences with the replacement boiler and radiator work and cooker on Monday, 31 July and Tuesday 1 and Wednesday, 2 August. Daytime groups will be informed of cancellations.  Evening groups will not be affected.  Re-decoration to be undertaken at a later date.


LUNCHEON CLUB. Please note there will be no luncheon club at the Baptist Church in June and July due to refurbishment.


WI MEETING FOR JUNE. Lin (Webb) started the meeting giving details of Barrow Open Gardens which are on 24/25th June. Her own garden is open and she will be selling homemade cakes, proceeds to Rainbows. Donations of cakes from the WI would be very welcome. The WI garden is also open. We also need baked goods for the summer market on 9th July. Continuing the baking theme, next month's meeting is "Rosie Makes Jam" with a scone bake-off as the competition. The small group that went to Chatsworth House, enjoyed their visit. There is a possibility a further trip may be organised for Chatsworth's Christmas Market and seasonal display. Our guest speakers for the evening John & Annette Christophers from Albrighton Pottery gave a light-hearted talk on "Clay" starting with a brief history of clay and its uses, (interjected with many jokes from John which we were not expecting!) The definition of clay is - a natural, earthy material that is plastic when wet, used for making bricks (including many other parts of houses) pottery, etc.  Heating to a high temperature, removes the water, changing it to a strong consistency and shape. It's use originates before the Neothlic period; digs uncovering artefacts from Japan to Mexico. It is one of man's oldest inve all ntions. The early form of pottery, earthenware, was used mainly for cooking pots. Heated on open bonfires using wood or cow dung, it was unglazed and hand decorated. It has evolved greatly over time. We are more familiar with our "own" potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. In it's heyday, the skyline was dominated by 4000 bottle-shaped smoky kilns with only 46 remaining today (now listed) after the Clean Air Act. John distributed a piece of clay to each of us with the instruction to make a disc shape with half, shape the initial of your christian name and a symbol of a favourite hobby with the remaining half. Any left overs, had to be made into "malteser" shapes. Not good if you were wearing white or had your nails painted! John continued with more pottery history whilst Annette was beavering in the background. She then stood in front of us with a cloth covering an object she was holding, whipping it off she showed us a large, decorated terracota bowl which was made from all our efforts merged together. Amazing! Annette explained that we could have the bowl once fired but we would have to collect from Wolverhampton where they are based. It would look lovely in our WI garden planted up. The evening finished with us admiring the lovely pottery they had brought with them. We thanked John & Annette for their very amusing talk and demonstration.  Next month's meeting will be on 12 July 2017 at the conservative club function room at 7.30pm when Rosemary Jameson will be entertaining us with "Rosie makes jam".  Visitors are always welcome.


SATURDAY STORIES.  Barrow Community Library has Saturday Stories, weekly at 10:30am - 11am at for children 7 and under the. £1 donation suggested.


PARISH WALK TO STANFORD HALL DNRC DEVELOPMENT AND HOTON HILLS. This is a parish walk with a difference. We will meet up with the director of this iconic development and find out more about what facilities will be provided for seriously wounded personnel from our Armed Services and then walk the delightful Hoton Hills and Kings Brook. Meet in the Three Crowns car park at 2.40pm on Wednesday, 21 June ready to arrange car share and meet up at Stanford Hall at 3pm. Information from the Parish Office on 416016.


KNIT AND NATTER. On Wednesday, 21 June the Methodist church is holding their Knit and Natter group from 2pm – 4pm.


RHYME TIME. On Friday, 23 June, Rhyme time will be held in Barrow library at 10:30am. This is for age 3 and under for a suggested donation of £1.


SUMMER FAYRE. On Saturday, 24 June, Hall Orchard school are holding their Summer Fayre from 12 noon until 3pm. Amongst the many attractions are face painting, sweets and ice creams, music, archery, magician, tombola, raffle, bouncy slide, games, food and craft stalls.


BARROW UPON SOAR OPEN GARDENS. Barrow Open Gardens (BOG) in aid of Rainbows will be open between 11am – 5pm on Saturday, 24 June and Sunday, 25 June. We can guarantee immaculate and classic village gardens, quirky havens and much loved vegetable plots. Head to any garden with the Open Garden sign to purchase your weekend ticket. With such a wide variety on show, every garden in our village has a story to tell. Visitors old and new can be sure of a very buying your £4 (under 14’s visit free) two day programme in advance. Warm welcome in Barrow-upon-Soar gardens. Programmes are for sale in Barrow Upon Soar now at one of the following village shops; Taylors Florist & The Paper Shop on the High Street, Barrow Express next to the Library and Feather ‘n’ Fur down Babington Road or alternatively from village houses displaying the programmes for sale signs. Venues for plant sales, refreshments and additional parking will be indicated on the large, clear map in the revamped programme alongside other attractions. For further information please search online; facebook for Barrow upon Soar Open Gardens or BUSCA community website / gardening / open gardens.


SUMMER STREET MARKET. The Parish Council will run this event on the High Street on Sunday, 9 July from 10am – 4pm. We expect stalls by local food/drink producers and retailers (including veggie and handmade crafts, artwork, vintage/retro and street food sellers - vegan), retailers of high quality goods (plants, collectables, recycled goods, local community groups and more, clothing, tools, books, jewellery etc). We'll enjoy a lively as click atmosphere with lots of colour and delicious smells, activities for kids, musicians -- a really good community event! It's not too late to book a stall. Contact us now and reserve your place:


SKEGNESS COACH TRIP. In July the Bishop Beveridge Club coach trip will be to Skegness on Wednesday, 19 July, call Wendy on 413212 for details.  The cost will be £14 for members and £16 for non-members.  To clear up any misunderstanding these trips are open to other than Barrow residents and non-members pay just £2 more than members.


SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW. The Bishop Beveridge coach trip in August is to Southport for the annual Flower Show on Friday, 18 August, although you can just spend the day in the seaside town. This is the largest flower show in the UK.  Details later.





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Last Updated. 19-June-2017 By Jane