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Village events 2017

The table top sale and Raffle held at 'Grace Cottage' Henhurst Hill on 12th August raised £500 for Church funds.

Skittle for Lamb held on 12th August raised £500 for Church funds.

What a wonderful evening it was at ‘the Summer social’ on 30th July at Anslow Village Hall.  The guest speaker was David Tideswell, an authority on birds.  He gave a talk about robins and showed some wonderful slides of robins in all sorts of different poses.  He resembled a robin himself as he wore a brilliant red waistcoat.  Besides being very knowledgeable on the subject he was entertaining and comical, everyone as I looked round the room was in fits of laughter,.  The hall was decorated with bunting and on a bird theme there ware cages hanging up and bird boxes on the tables.  Lyn Devitt had dressed all the tables with the boxes and beautiful flower arrangements.  The food was superb thanks to Clare Beard.  The meal was a ‘hog roast’ (the pork melted in your mouth) with baps or baguette, salad, potatoes, coleslaw (made by David’s fair hand), pesto pasta and humus.  The sweet was strawberries, grapes and cream.  Tea and coffee were also available.  There was a quiz and a raffle with great prizes.  The organising team did a fantastic job and thanks go the Barbara Gibbs, Janet Threlfall, Jean Hughes an David Browning (who have the original idea).  Thanks also to the helpers on the day.  A big thank you goes to all those who donated food, money or prizes to this event, you helped raisd the magnificent sum of £822 do church funds. Fourteen Anslow parishioners attended CPR and defibrillator trainiing at the Village Hall on the evening of Wednesday 28th June with Matthew Heward from West Midlands Ambulance service; this was also attended by Christopher Pickering, an ED consultant from Stoke on Trent who advised the Parish council to instigate this training.  If there is sufficient demand a further training session may be arranged.  A community defibrillator is located outside The Bell Inn.  NB we must always remember to dial 999 in the first instance.

On this same evening, Pat Lawley, one of Holy Trinity’s wonderful craft ladies made some great brooches featuring different birds, using a process called felting.  They were excellent and must have taken hours to produce.  These were sold on the night of the event and raised a brilliant £40 for church funds,  Well done Pat!

Churchyard - The Churchyard borders have been planted up ready for summer plus numerous tubs and troughs, thanks to the kind donations from ‘Anslow Nurseries’, (who let me fill 2 boxes with whatever I wanted. I was in heaven, just like a child in a sweet shop, so many lovely choices.)  Also thanks to Joy & Ted Killick, Ann Lowe, Barry Snaith & Janet Stone. The money from a plant sale held at Church after Sunday Worship paid for all the compost. It should be a riot of colour if the weather is good to us which so far it has not been, breaking plants off in their prime and wreaking havoc all over the place. The slugs and snails have been out in force too. I know they are all God’s creatures, but I wish they would go and live somewhere else.  Spending time at the Churchyard on a regular basis as Mac and I do means that you get to meet so many people who come to pay their respects and to leave tributes to their loved ones. It is crucial to them that the grounds are maintained and that the Churchyard is bright with flowers. It makes such a difference to what can be at times a very painful visit.                                                                                                                                             Anne and Mac Lowe