Monthly Archives: September 2022

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.

Women of Malmesbury Guided Walk

From : Susan Mockler

Guided Walk Around Malmesbury: ‘Women of Malmesbury

Saturday 17th September at 2:30pm. Join Athelstan Museum’s very own Janet Casselden for a special Guided Walk – ‘Women of Malmesbury’.

Janet will be shining a light on just some of the women who have made Malmesbury and who should all be much better known. Meet movers and shakers, nation builders, influencers, artists, poets, healers and creators at the places they made history.

Tickets just £6.00 at Malmesbury Town Hall (Tel: 01666822143) and Eventbrite. Numbers strictly limited.

Part of ‘Malmesbury Guided Walks’. Starts at the Town Hall. All funds raised support local good causes.

Parish Council Meeting This Monday (5th)

The Parish Council meets this coming Monday at 19:00 rather than 19:30 due to there being a briefing relating to a planning application.  You can see the details <here>.

Also, if you haven’t already, you may want to “subscribe” to the new PC site so that you get all the news items direct.  Click <here> to see how to do that – it’s really easy !   

Charlton Music Night

From : Don Oakley (details below)

Please could I ask you to post the Acoustic Music Night at Charlton & Hankerton village hall on the 30th September on the Hankerton village website .

Local guitarist Ben supporting Lee Broderick a really good Bristol based singer songwriter.
Theatre style seating acoustic performance .

Many thanks 
Kind regards