Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Time for a Cuppa

Message forwarded by Barbara Gallimore, School Road.

Julian and Suzanne Gallimore are hosting a "Time for a Cuppa" afternoon at their home, Bridleway, School Road,on Sunday March 5th from 2pm onwards. This is to raise funds for Dementia UK during Dementia Awareness Week. There will be tea, coffee and cake and a raffle. Please support this worthwhile cause if you can.


Both Julian and Suzanne work at the Redland Centre in Shrewsbury.


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A kind invitation from a neighbouring WI

Message from Sam Griffith Norris - Secretary - West Felton WI

If you're free next Thursday, how about coming along to West Felton Village Hall to the WIs "All Ladies Welcome Evening" - feel free to tell your friends, family & neighbours ~ it should be a good night!

Regards,
Sam 🌻

Sam Griffith Norris - Secretary - West Felton WI

 

West FeltonWomen's Institute

All Ladies Welcome Evening

 

THURSDAY 9 MARCH, 2017

AT

WEST FELTON VILLAGE HALL - 7.00 PM prompt

 

Sionedd Hughes, a local florist, will entertain us while she creates several beautiful flower arrangements based on the title 

"Turning over a new leaf."

 

Please come along & meet WI members & friends

 

Price: £4.00 for non-members - refreshments included

 


--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Coming events at Booka Bookshop, Oswestry

Message from Booka Bookshop, Oswestry.

test Events coming up at Booka Bookshop...
  • Kate Hamer - The Doll Funeral - Tuesday 14th March 7.30pm at Booka
  • Jess Phillips - Everywoman - Friday 24th March 7.30pm at Booka
  • Alys Fowler - Hidden Nature - Tuesday 2nd May 7.30pm at The Wynnstay Hotel Oswestry
Plus: After School Book Signings with Holly Smale and Andy Griffiths!
 
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KATE HAMER
THE DOLL FUNERAL

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH
7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
at Booka

 
Join us for an evening in the company of Kate Hamer, the bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat, as she talks about her new novel The Doll Funeral.

The Doll Funeral is a dark and compelling story of love, loss, family and friendship. Set in and around the Forest of Dean, it opens in the Summer of 1983 when Ruby has just turned 13 and is told by her parents that she is adopted. An unusual girl, Ruby sees things that other people don't, and now she sets out to find her real family.

My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs.
But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed.
I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying.
I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.

Kate's second novel is a perfect follow up to The Girl in the Red Coat which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Be prepared to be drawn in!

Tickets: £5 plus booking fee if purchasing online. Ticket price redeemable against a signed hardback copy of The Doll Funeral. Includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.

Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online here

HOLLY SMALE
BOOK SIGNING

WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH
3.15pm - 4.15pm
at Booka
Calling all fans of Holly Smale's Geek Girl Series!

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we're delighted that Holly Smale, bestselling author of the Geek Girl series, will be joining us for a special after school book signing on Wednesday 1st March from 3.15pm onwards. We will even have Holly's new book Forever Geek, the epic series finale, available a week ahead of publication!
FREE EVENT -just come along!

WORLD BOOK DAY - a week of celebrations!

We're celebrating World Book Day with a week of 'booky' activities taking lots of authors into schools, hosting after school book signings (see above) and welcoming children to the shop to redeem their World Book Day vouchers.

To round off our celebrations we have a treat for young ones on Saturday 4th March when Kipper will be visiting Booka at 11.00am. Why not come along and say hello!

Kids - don't forget to visit to redeem your World Book Day vouchers at the shop!

JESS PHILLIPS
EVERYWOMAN

FRIDAY 24TH MARCH
7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm) at Booka

Join us for an evening in the company of Jess Phillips as we celebrate the publication of her book Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth.

In the world of politics, telling the truth might seem low on the list of priorities – but this is just one of the reasons why Labour MP, Jess Phillips has created such a storm since her election to Parliament in 2015.

Jess is the poster woman for breaking down barriers, being the ballsy, modern, feminist as well as the everywoman she represents.

Her book is a hilarious, brutally honest manifesto reminding us that we each have a part to play in this world. Everywoman also serves as a piece of reportage from the front-line of being an MP – a group of people who have taken the brunt of the political apathy sweeping the world but who as a whole serve their constituency with dedication and sincerity.

Simultaneously described as 'a breath of fresh air' and 'a pain in the arse', Jess makes no apology for shouting long and loudly about things she cares about. In just over a year she has become renowned as the politician who tells the truth.

Everywoman is the most accessible, passionate, funny political book you'll read this year. So join us for what promises to be a great event – there's lots to talk about!

Tickets: £5 plus booking fee if purchasing online.  Ticket price redeemable against book purchase. Includes a glass of wine /soft drink on arrival.

Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online here

ANDY GRIFFITHS
BOOK SIGNING

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH      
4.00pm - 5.30pm
at Booka

Calling all fans of Andy Griffiths and his bestselling Treehouse series!

Come and meet  Andy Griffiths, author of the Thirteen Storey Treehouse series, at our special after school book signing on World Book Day, Thursday 2nd March - 4pm onwards. We have a buy one, get one free offer on his books too!
FREE EVENT - just come along!

ALYS FOWLER
HIDDEN NATURE

TUESDAY 2ND MAY
7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry

Just confirmed! We delighted to announce that we'll be hosting an event with award winning writer and presenter Alys Fowler for her forthcoming book, Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery. The event will take place on Tuesday 2nd May at The Wynnstay Hotel.

Full event details and ticket information to follow.

 

Booka News

Signed Copies
Following recent events with Nick Knowles, Joanna Trollope & Hannah Kent, we've lots of new signed copies in stock.

Book Clubs
Booka Book Club - Currently reading: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. Next meeting Wednesday 5th April 7.30pm at Booka
Book & a Beer Book Club - Currently reading: Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks. Next meeting Thursday 2nd March  7.30pm at Booka

Both groups meet at the Shop and are free to attend. New members are always welcome. So, step outside your comfort zone and come along to explore new authors and genres – we'd love to see you. 


Children's Book Club (Year 3/4) - Currently reading: The Moonlight Statue by Holly Webb
Children's Book Club (Year 5/6) - Currently reading: Radio Boy by Christian O'Connell
Teen Book Club (Year 7/8) - Currently reading: Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
YA Book Club (Year 9+)  - Currently reading: The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Please contact us if you know someone who is interested in joining one of the groups.
 
OPENING TIMES: MON-SAT 9.30-5.30
SUN 11.00-4.00
CALL: 01691 662244
EMAIL:  mail@bookabookshop.co.uk


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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Corbet School 60th celebrations

Message from Colin Case.

 

 

Colin Case

Tel:    +44 1939 260 628

Mob:  +44 7860 904 006

VOIP: +44 1939 328 243

 

        

 


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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Ruyton XI Towns Garden Trail

This is a preliminary notice about the event -  the final date will be announced later.

Message from Margaret Lycett.































--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Local History Society - Historic Brickmaking

Message from Alan Smith Ruyton Local History Society.
























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Cliffe Garden Talk - March meeting

Message from Margaret Lycett, Cliffe Garden Club.





















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Monday, 20 February 2017

Finding a Voice - The King`s Speech

Message from Chris Ayers, School Road.

 











































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Can you help? And Weston Pancake Day 28 February

Message from Anita Weeks, Weston Lullingfields.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH WESTON LULLINGFIELDS

 

I have printed below and attached both the programme for the coming year  and the  poster for our next event. We will be serving main meal lunches between 12.30 and 2.00 as well as making sweet pancakes all day on Shrove Tuesday.

Just before Christmas we discovered our church boiler was not repairable and it is really difficult to find the right sort of heating engineers. We need to replace the boiler and we need to find a company which is used to supplying systems for large buildings like churches as well as ones experienced in heating circulation. We can't go for any system which requires radiators as the church does not have its own independent water supply at present. Any suggestions most welcome.

 

Many thanks
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Baschurch Village Hall Spring Fayre & Car Boot Sale

Message from Alison Slater, Baschurch Village Hall.

Our next Baschurch Village Hall fund raising event will be on Sunday 2nd April.   We will be holding a Spring Fayre and Car Boot Sale between 10-1pm.  If you are interested in having a stall inside the hall we have a limited number left for £10.  Car boot will be £5 per car preferably booked in advance so that we can accommodate sufficient plots.  The event will also have pony rides and fabulous fairy photography for the children and pampering for Mums with nail painting and hand massage, as well as many craft stalls and plant sale.  If you are interested in booking either car boot or a stall please contact Ali Slater at alislater1@hotmail.co.uk or 01939261465.

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Concert, Oswestry Youth Music Festival

Message from Oswestry & Welsh Border Tourism Association.


 

 SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Tickets are now available for the special 40th Anniversary Concert of the Youth Music Festival to be held at Christchurch on Saturday 4th March at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £5 each and all proceeds will go to the Malcolm Sargent CLIC Charity.

Please contact David Clough or Joanne Needham either by email on d.clough@oswestry-tc.gov.uk or j.needham@oswestry-tc.gov.uk or telephone 01691 680222 to book your tickets now. 

Thank you for your anticipated support.

Kind Regards

Joanne Needham

www.oswestry-tc.gov.uk
01691 680222

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Choral concert at Ellesmere College

Message from John Russell, Valeswood.

CARMINA BURANA

Also includes works by Faure, Mendellssohn, Mozart, Puccini & Verdi

Ellesmere College, 25th March at 7.30

See attached poster for full details


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Friday, 17 February 2017

Corbet School newsletter

This is really worth reading, to see how things have changed since our
children were at Corbet, to see how the little ones will benefit when
they leave our primary schools and for all of us to appreciate the
education local children are getting at The Corbet School.


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Thursday, 16 February 2017

HISTORY BLOG - The Churchyard Conundrum

"Is there anybody there"?  By Alan Smith

See Alan Smith`s Historically based Theory regarding the query of the 2 Churchyards at the end of the Cliffe.

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Many thanks to those who offered their ideas of why there was a churchyard so far from the church.

Pam Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trefonen is the same and it puzzles me as the churchyard around the church does not appear to be full.

Dorothy Needham                                                                                                                                                                                              Because it's a different denomination; the Congregationists

Jon Moody                                                                                                                                                                                                             Possibly plague cemeteries?  I believe that prior to 13c most burial was done away from habitation apart from within the monasteries.

Chrissy                                                                                                                                                                 Could there have been concern re plague victims that they wanted buried away from the church?                                    Or, might they have been fighting the Welsh and wanted to bury their enemies away from the church?

Yoland                                                                                                                                                                         In America the `garden` round a house is still called a yard Yard

The word Yard  and Garden both come from the Anglo-Saxon geard, compare "garden" (German Garten), Old Norse garðr,

In areas where farming is an important part of life, a yard is also a piece of enclosed land for farm animals or other agricultural purpose.

 


--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk