Monthly Archives: September 2022

Kate’s Skipping Challenge

From Kate Nurden.

I am going to be raising money for this wonderful charity in October.

I’m going to be doing 100 skips a day, a few people have signed up on the list but I  would love to get some more to support a beautiful charity. I will also have a form at home if people prefer to pay cash instead of online. Please pop it round to me in a envelope. I will keep you updated on my progress along the way. 

Many Thanks 
Kate Nurden 

Vintage tractor parade through Hankerton on 28th August

My apologies for the delay on this – entirely my fault (well that and COVID !) – Simon

From Bunny :
We are pleased to report that £152 was raised for the Wiltshire Air ambulance during the parade of vintage tractors was collected and will be passed to the Charity.

This will be added to the £925 raised by the event itself for the charity. Thanks are due to the organisers Phil Wood and John Blizzard and all the helpers and marshals involved.

Wiltshire Council Information Relating To Bank Holiday

With thanks to Elizabeth Threlfall

The bank holiday on Monday 19th will mark the last day of the period of national mourning.

Details surrounding the funeral, where to place floral tributes, national guidance and our service updates in full can all be found at

Here’s an extract from the Wilts Council page :

Wessex Week

From Julia – Chair : Wessex Week

I’m attaching the updated poster for possible distribution, as I know that people like to be able to see the programme as a whole as well as looking online.

Our website :

This has full details of all events (tickets for couple of which can only be acquired online).

Printed tickets are now available in the Tourist Information Office, but these are cash and cheque only (cheques payable to: ‘Wessex week Organisers’).

Thank you for your help and support as always.

Chair: Wessex Week

The Death Of Queen Elizabeth

Following the very sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth two services have been arranged in Hankerton Church. 

Tomorrow Friday 9th September there will be a short 20 minute service of Prayer and Reflection at 6pm

Sunday 11th September there will be a special Morning Prayer service at 9.30 am

The church will be open from tomorrow from 10am for those who wish to come in for private prayer and sign a book of condolence.

Valerie Durnford

The Wanderer Has Returned !

Ruben has returned !  Message from Guy Mappleback :
We have success the trap worked and we have Ruben under house arrest!
Many thanks to everyone for your help and support getting Ruben back

I’ve actually been on a boat while this has been going on and watching progress remotely – watching everyone rally round has reminded me what a lovely place I live in.

Minety Art Club Exhibition

From : Marjorie Holmes (

Minety Art Club Exhibition

Minety Art Club plan to hold an exhibition of work by its members on the weekend of 15th and 16th October 2022 between 10am – 5pm  (covid rules permitting).  In the village hall SN16 9QH

There will also be half a dozen budding artist paintings from Minety Primary School on display.

In addition to the exhibition of work there will be members there to show visitors some of the “tricks of the trade” and give visitors the opportunity to have a go.

Children will be particularly welcome to try watercolour painting.

There will also be refreshments of tea, coffee and cakes available throughout both days.  

Entrance is free.

“Missing” Dog

From Guy Mapplebeck (18 Follyfield)

Just in case you’ve have not heard I have lost my brothers dog Ruben a small brown curly haired King Charles Spaniel/ Poodle Cross. For the last 40 odd hours he has been circling the village very frightened and confused of his wareabouts and of people generally. If you see him call and see if he will come to you offer a tit-bit of food as he’s not been fed for 40 hours and I believe he will have been drinking from ponds and waterbuts over the same period, if you could let me know if you see him that would be most helpful. Time and place would be great.

Thank you all very much for you help so far.

Guy Mapplebeck

I’m currently on a boat in Brixham Harbour so not a lot of help I’m afraid ! but at time of posting this some people are trying to organise a group to surround the field behind Follyfield to encourage Ruben back home. Details are on the village WhatsApp group.