Clare and David organised a New Year’s Eve party at the Village Hall which was greatly enjoyed by many in the village. A great and appropriate start to the New Year.
The first Supper Club of the year, hosted at the Village Hall, kicked off with a screening of Monsoon Wedding and was accompanied by a delicious curry.
The final supper club of the season followed a French theme with a screening of Amelie and was, once again, a sell out! All are looking forward, with interest, to next season’s choices.
The traditional Lamyatt Egg rolling and Easter Egg hunt was not as well attended as usual and the weather proved a discouragement. However, those who did appear enjoyed the event and the smaller number of children present saw rather less competition and were well rewarded their efforts to find the eggs!
The Village Fete, again held by kind permission of Ern & Jen in their field, saw lots of fun and games in the sunshine. For the first time an egg throwing competition was added to the events and the famous sheep racing was temporarily interrupted when the participants decided that they preferred the open space of the field to the race track!
The first Lamyatt Shakespeare event, dreamt up and held at Simone & David’s Speeds Farm, was a hugely enjoyable production of Much Ado About Nothing very ably performed by Theatre Set-Up. Picnics were brought and enjoyed in the sunshine prior to the performance and it is hoped this will prove to be the first of many such events. A successful evening attended by an audience of some 200 people, and which saw the profits being generously donated to the Village Hall and the Church
The Village Hall Trust has agreed to embark on an ambitious project to enlarge the Village Hall which has long been deemed, by many, as too small for the needs of the village, as well as in need of upgrading and repair.
Apple picking was well attended and the harvest was excellent. A delicious tea spurred everyone on to pick as much as possible and the resulting overflowing bags were gathered up by Ern and Nick and transported to Heck’s Cider Farm for pressing. The new vintage of the village Bullbeggar Cider is eagerly awaited next Spring.
Harvest Festival was celebrated in the garden at The Manor House and enjoyed in glorious, warm sunshine. A variety of seasonal dishes, all washed down with Lamyatt Apple Juice and Bullbeggar Cider was had to musical accompaniment from David Ash.
Supper Club season kicked off with a Thanksgiving dinner of Turkey and Pumpkin Pie prior to a screening of the action packed movie, Thelma & Louise
The Village Hall committee produced a survey where residents were asked to give their views on the proposed re-development of the Village Hall. To enable the project to proceed a majority in favour must be acquired.
Guy Fawkes Night held, in the field adjoining the Village Hall, with kind permission of Ern & Jen, was less well attended than usual. Those who did venture out, however, enjoyed the event with some wonderful fireworks kindly donated by the Stone family. Thanks go them and to Anthony for constructing and lighting the splendid bonfire.
The Christingle service was much enjoyed although there were fewer children than usual. The village Carol Singing evening , despite the very cold weather, saw some stalwart carollers making their way through the village with sustenance on the way kindly provided at The Old Rectory by Sean and Zoe and ended, as usual, at The Manor.