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Chaddesley Corbett

St Cassian’s Church Coffee Morning

In aid of Church Funds

Saturday 17th November 10.00 am to 12 Noon In the Church Cake Stall Bring & Buy Local Produce Christmas Cards Previously Loved Pictures Guess the Weight of Christmas Cake Grand Draw Raffle. Entrance £2, including coffee & mince pie/squash & biscuit Donations of goods for the stalls would be very welcome. Please call one of the numbers below to arrange delivery. Further information (to book a Stall or donate to the stalls) Nikki Davies 01562 777626. Brenda Bartlett 01562 777453

Chaddesley Corbett Primary and Pre-School

From 2 - 11 years

OPEN MORNING

Saturday 10th November 2018 10am to 12 noon Nethercroft Meadow, Lower Chaddesley Website: www.ccschool.co.uk Parent & Toddler Pre-School Forest School Thursday afternoons starting 8th November 1.15 to 2.30pm Sessions are led by our Early Years Teacher All accompanied pre-school age children are welcome £3 per child per session (includes a drink) Ring 01562 777312 to book a place Nethercroft Meadow, Lower Chaddesley. Website: www.ccschool.co.uk

BROCKENCOTE W I

Meets Every 3rd Wednesday, at Chaddesley Village Hall  2.00pm 21st November - “Malawi” - Janet Poole Visitors and New Members are very welcome Secretary: Kay Palmer 01299 825486 5th December - Christmas Lunch at Stone Manor

Chaddesley Corbett WI

CCWI members enjoyed an informative talk by chiropractor Sue Brown at the October meeting. According to Sue, many 21st century back problems are caused by sitting hunched over office desks and carrying heavy bags over one shoulder. Xbox back is a common problem among teenagers! CCWI’s 98th birthday and the centenaries of the Worcestershire Federation of WIs and Armistice will be celebrated with entertainment and refreshments at the November meeting. There will be Christmas songs and carols accompanied by  Andrew Crabtree on his keyboards at the December meeting. Guests are welcome at our monthly meetings See website for further details or contact Drene Baker, President: 01299 250778

CHADDESLEY CORBETT GARDENERS’ CLUB

www.ccgardeners.club Gary   Leaver   was   our   guest   speaker   at   our   meeting   on   Wednesday   10th   October.   Gary   is   Head   Gardener   at   Hill   Close   Gardens, Warwick,   which   is   a   group   of   Victorian   Leisure   Gardens   on   the   outskirts   of   the   town.   Successful   merchants   who   lived   in   town,   very often   above   their   shops,   bought   a   plot   at   Hill   Close   and   created   gardens   for   themselves   and   their   families   to   enjoy   on   the   weekends. Eventually the gardens fell into disrepair, very often because their owners went on to buy houses with gardens. In   2000   a   Trust   was   formed   after   local   enthusiasts   had   begun   to   clear   the   land.   The   Council   was   about   to   build   social   housing   on   the site   but   volunteers   had   exposed   the   old   brick   summer   houses   and   English   Heritage   was   alerted.   They   were   subsequently   listed   and once the Trust had obtained grants from the Lottery and other sources, complete restoration began in earnest. There   are   now   sixteen   gardens   and   Gary   took   us   through   a   slide   show   of   the   gardening   year,   starting   with   imaginative   displays   of snow   drops,   including   an   outdoor   snowdrop   theatre.   A   variety   of   bulbs   flower   throughout   spring   and   summer,   often   planted   beneath ancient fruit trees. Gary,   his   part   time   staff   and   valuable   volunteers   keep   the   gardens   looking   colourful   through   the   seasons.   They   are   all   designed   and planted   differently,   as   they   would   have   been   when   owned   by   individuals.   A   National   Collection   of   chrysanthemums   helps   to   brighten up late summer. In order to encourage visitors, various events are held throughout the year, the latest being Apple Day. Our next meeting will be on November 14th , when Harry Green  will tell us about his work at Morton Hall Gardens . Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the Village Hall at 7.30pm for 8pm. For further information, please call Jean Smith on 01527 861437. Happy Gardening