Saturday 6th August
Tarporley Rotary Country Market, 9.30am-1.30pm, includes 15 Food and Gift Stalls.
Saturday 20th August
The Oulton Park Mini Festival, featuring all types of Mini, from the original Austin to the latest BMW incarnation.
Sunday 21st August
Plant Hunters’ Fair at Abbeywood Gardens in Delamere, Cheshire. Entry to both the fair and gardens is just £3.00. The 6 acre gardens have plenty to see and enjoy. The garden is divided into separate areas, each with its own distinctive character and themed planting. The long flowering naturalistically planted herbaceous borders of the main garden, are divided by impressive yew hedges into the pool, chapel and pergola gardens each bursting with sensational colour. The exciting and vibrantly planted Christopher Lloyd inspired Exotic Garden is filled with Dahlias, Bananas, tender perennials and annuals is a real show stopper, plus a new fabulous prairie garden. All set against a glorious backdrop of the Utkinton Hills. Abbeywood Gardens are on the Chester Road, Delamere and the fair runs from 10am-5pm.
Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August
Oulton Park Gold Cup, the signature event on the race circuit’s calendar, includes classic cars, military displays, stock cass and plenty of motor racing.
Tiverton District Garden Club
Tuesday 2nd August at 7.30pm, Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, just off A49. For our next meeting, we have what promises to be a fascinating evening with Mrs Teresina Roberts who has “An allotment to dye for”. As this is our traditional summer meeting, the talk will be followed by strawberries and cream, with shortbread and a glass (or two) of wine. Entry £3 for members and visitors. Includes refreshments, and there will be a raffle. Do come along, all are welcome to join us.
Peckforton and Beeston WI
The musical afternoon in aid of Tarporley Hospital was a huge success. Caroline Docherty accompanied the singing of popular songs by Carol Seed and David Lawrence, played a duet with a friend and there was also an amusing poem read by Celia Kinnersley. Excellent refreshments were served by Bunbury WI to whom we offer our grateful thanks. Caroline is to be congratulated on organising this event again which raised the magnificent amount of £570.80, because without her and her keyboard it would not have happened. Thank you to all who helped on the day and to those who provided the delicious cakes etc. After combining the proceeds of the afternoon with those of our Christmas raffle together with some generous donations we were able to present the Tarporley War Memorial Hospital with a cheque for £726.00.
Our summer outing to Wedgwood World was most enjoyable, and we were all amazed by the sheer variety and volume of the ceramics on display, which illustrated the skill of the craftsmen employed over the years. Although many of the processes are now automated there is still a good deal of hand painting and finishing involved.
Three of our members, Ann Wall, Judith Sherren and Joan Smith received ‘Highly Commended’ for their handicraft entry in the Cheshire Show and are to be congratulated – well done!
Our next hall meetings are on 3rd August (the Secrets of Handwriting) and 7th September (Red Poll Tales); we would welcome any visitors who would care to join us at Peckforton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898
The presentation to Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: president Ann Wall, Chris Davies and Caroline Docherty, a hospital staff member.
West Cheshire Rural U3A
Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 18th August at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. David Burton will talk about “The Mortimers of the Welsh Marches”. Refreshments will be available from 2pm. For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 Hilary@Scarratt.com or visit our website u3asites.org.uk/west cheshire
The August meeting is limited to members only, by pre-purchased ticket. For details see www.u3asites.org.uk/tarporley
We had a lovely warm day for our Garden Party in June, which was held this year at Bowmere Cottage in Tarporley. We all enjoyed the beautiful flowers, and sat in the sunshine enjoying tea, cakes and good company. Thank you to everyone who came along, to our hosts Romy and Tom, and for everyone who worked so hard to make this event such a success.
Our July Pudding & Pimms party was great fun! Irene Ross was crowned this year’s pudding queen with her Rhubarb and Amaretti cake with Orange and Rosemary glaze. Thank you to all 11 entrants, it was so hard to choose! There is no meeting in August, our next meeting is on Wednesday 7th
September. In the meantime, why not have a look at our new website: www.tarporleywi.org
Tattenhall’s annual show
Tattenhall Gardening Society will hold its Annual Show on Sunday 4th September from 2.30 pm to 4pm in the Barbour Institute. There are gardening-related categories you can enter, but there are also very non-gardening categories too.
The full schedule of events lets you see the sorts of things that will be judged (with small cash prizes and some trophies for points and section winners). It will soon be available in hard copy at selected places in the village and as something to download from Tattenhall Online.
Some of the categories include jar of jam, loaf of bread, Victoria sandwich, needlecraft and various children’s crafts.