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With thanks to Cled Davies and an anonymous donor for their kind donations to printing costs of the newsletter.

Homemade Cake Sale at Lockerley Green Stores – Saturday 1st December

To raise funds for the Jubilee Field Playground for Lockerley and East Dean. The next few dates will be: 5th January,/ 2nd February. 2nd March.

Late Breaking News : The Black Horse Inn : 16 November 2018

Many will be pleased to note that the Black Horse Inn at West Tytherley has re-opened for business with Nick and Elaine looking forward to appoint a new tenant.  Good ales, for sure and they'll be open Tuesday through Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch time. For the present there'll be full roast Sunday lunches but no food at other times.  However, on Wedneday evenings when the roving Fisdh and Chip van visits, why not bring the food into the pub and enjoy a drink within? 

Lockerley Walking Group, Saturday 1st December

Join us for an 8½ mile circular walk over the rolling countryside of Wiltshire.  Meet at Lockerley Memorial Hall at 0930 to share transport to Whaddon. From there we walk down to and along the River Avon to Downton for lunch in The Wooden Spoon before taking a more direct route back along a dismantled railway. Contact kirsteen on 017 94 34 11 01 for details.

Lockerley Mechanicals : a News Update

We had an enjoyable visit to the annual London to Brighton veteran car run, observing them at Staplefield in Sussex, a pleasant village with two pubs. Such early vehicles are all pretty extraordinary but a Stanley steam car climbing a hill is quite a sight. At last Monday’s Hall meeting we discussed perhaps using the 0 gauge railway for a display under the Christmas tree at Mottisfont. A demountable baseboard was considered and a lively discussion ensued. Ian Musson would like to find a good home for a Perkins diesel engine which has an interesting history. When Ian was a young engineering student he picked up an old Perkins Wolf diesel engine which he stripped and rebuilt as a project. He then used it in an ex army Humber heavy utility and it later powered a generator during the three day week. In 1980 Perkins sought their earliest surviving engine and his from 1934 with serial no 84 was the earliest. Perkins exchanged the Wolf for a new 4.203 for Land Rover fitting which powered his Landy for many years. He has a copy of the Perkins newspaper describing the search and exchange of engines. The engine is obviously suited for installation in a Land Rover but the Perkins 4.203 was widely used and may also be of interest for boats or agricultural machinery. The rail group meets on the 19th Nov and the next full meeting is on the 3rd December both at the hall at 1100.

Advent Service of Light

Sunday 2nd Decembe 1800 at St John’s church Lockerley. The choir will lead this candlelit service - it begins in total darkness - with Advent hymns, bible readings and anthems and it will last approximately one hour.

Friends of Bentley Wood Christmas Party

Thursday 6th December at 1930 at East Grimstead Reading Room. Myra 017 94 34 13 08.

Over 60s Lunch Club

Sunday 9th December. Please arrive at 1215 for 1230 at Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall. Call 017 94 34 01 59 for details.

Christmas Concert with Carols with the Lockerley Silver Band

Taking place on Sunday 16th December at 1530 At St John's Church, Lockerley. It's in aid of Lockerley Silver Band and Jubilee Field Playground. The entrance cost is adults £5, children free and it includes a glass of mulled wine, or soft drink, and mince pie. Tickets are available to purchase in advance from Lockerley Green Stores or by calling Claudia on 017 94 34 08 46 or Kate on 017 94 34 12 76. A limited number of tickets will also be available on the door.

Christmas cards available now!

Packs of 5 cards for £3.50, with an image of St John's Church in the snow taken by Reverend James Pitkin. Available from Lockerley Post Office, School and St John's Church and in aid of Jubilee Field Playground.

Bumblefly Theatre are back presenting

Rumplestiltskin Christmas Eve 24th December at 1330 at King Edward's Hall West Tytherley. Come and share their magical mix of storytelling mayhem and magic! Tickets £12, adults £6 children, from Cynthia 017 94 34 24 32 Jessie at West Tytherley School West Tytherley Shop 017 94 34 03 13.

Friends of Bentley Wood

Walk Off Christmas Sunday with us on 30th December at 1000. Meet at Eastern Clearing car park for a walk to the Barn where mulled fruit punch and mince pies will be served before walking back to the car park. Myra 017 94 34 13 08.

Lockerley Walking Group ; It's AGM time again

Sunday 13 January 2019 A date for your diary: the Lockerley Walking Group plan a morning walk followed by the AGM, which will be held in the Mill Arms at lunchtime. Details nearer the time. Contact kirsteen on 341101 for details.

Lockerley Safari Supper 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it involves visiting a home for your starter and then another home for your main course. Dessert and coffee is served for all at the Village Hall at the end of the evening! It really is a great way to meet friends, old and new, and to welcome those newer to the village. We are also looking for people to host either a starter or a main course! Please book your places by 15th December! Cost:- £15 per person or £5 if you host one of the stages. It's raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Please contact Helen Woodfield 017 94 34 06 27.

Lockerley and East Dean WI

The next meeting of the WI is on 22nd January. The talk by Mrs Julie Adams, will be A Life Lost at the Battle of the Somme Edward: William Tennant, WW1 Poet 1897 – 1916. Visitors most welcome, please telephone Carole on 017 94 34 08 67.
We have sadly lost 3 members this year reducing our membership to only 10.  It is ironic that this is our centenary year – you may have seen the article and photograph in the Advertiser.  It would indeed be very sad if Lockerley were to lose its Institute after all these years! Are there any ladies out there who are available on afternoons.  We meet at the Lockerley Memorial Hall from 1400 - 1600 on the 4th Tuesday of each month except December and August when we have a party or an outing. Most months we have interesting speakers with two garden meetings in the summer.  Sometimes we go out for lunch and there are often evening meetings with other neighbouring Institutes for those who can go out in the evening.  Are you available or indeed know someone else who might enjoy learning something new or just enjoy the company of friendly ladies? If so please come and try us out - contact Carole Woolley 017 94 34 08 67 or Pam Sykes 017 94 34 02 98.

Lockerley and East Dean Garden Club

Garden Club AGM January 24th at 1930 Will be held in Lockerley Memorial Hall. There will be a talk on soft fruit and how to grow them by Peter Barwick. There will also be drinks and nibbles. All welcome. Note that you can check on the gardening calendar by visiting the web pages where, from time to time, ther may be hints of the season <>.

200 Club Winners and the year 2019

The winners for October 2018 were: Mrs Lisa Shaw £20 and Mrs Pat Needell £20.
This popular village draw is organised for the Memorial Hall by Carole Woolley. A big thank you to all those members who steadfastly pay their subs by standing order. The annual cost or subscription is still £12 and the projected total prize fund for the year of £800 in 34 prizes. There's a draw of two winners worth £20 every month except June and December and one draw of £50 in June and December. There's an extra two prizes of £25 at the end of each quarter and a pre-Christmas bonus of four prizes of £25 in November.
The prize pot does depend on membership numbers; if numbers fall, so do prizes. All members or couples may have more than one entry. Everyone must be over 16. All profit goes to the Memorial Hall funds; there are no expenses. Thank you to all members as your contributions help our Hall considerably. Now is the time for new and old members to subscribe for 2019. Please let Carole have your subscription now, or as soon as possible, but by 31st January at the very latest if you want to be in the January draw. Cheques are better than cash, or best of all, standing orders which must be at your bank before January 1st; ring Carole for a form. Cheques should be written to “Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall” and posted or delivered to the above address which is behind Richmond at the Dunbridge corner of Butts Green. In 2018, as in 2017, we had our full complement of 200 members but diuue to movements we need new entrants. I am required to tell you that your details – name address and telephone number are held on my computer and available upon request.

The Charity Bridge Day

Took place in the village hall on Wednesday 14th November raised the sum of £710. Many thanks to all those who took part and also those that helped in any way. Great fun was had by all.

Newsletter distribution update

As of January 2019, Mrs Bridget Anderson of Winter Cottage, has kindly said she will oversee the distribution of the parish newsletter in West Tytherley. She will take over from Sue Clayton, who having run it for over 30 years, feels it is time for a change. Sue says the West Tytherley team, which has involved 14-15 people each month, has been exceptional, willing and uncomplaining, and she would like to express her gratitude and say a very BIG thank you and feels certain Bridget will receive the same support.

Romsey Deanery Link with South Rwenzori Diocese, Uganda

Great news about the Carpentry and Tailoring Workshops we set up many years ago and have continued to fund. Having successfully trained many students they are about to become self supporting. Tools for Self Reliance, a charity based in Netley, is preparing tool kits which will be sent out early next year to Hima and Kilembe. These kits will allow the workshops to be self-sufficient in the future. The total cost of sending the tool kits, including transport, will be over £3000. We have already been given a £1000 donation, ring fenced for this project. We need a further £2000. Can you/your parish help raise this sum? Please send contributions to our Link Treasurer Mrs Jane Horne, 6, Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE Cheques payable to South Rwenzori Link or make a transfer to our Deanery Account: South Rwenzori Link 41322648 Sort code: 40-46-39 and let Jane know by e.mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.