Tonight’s Bingo! is cancelled

I am sorry to say that tonight’s (22/6/17) bingo has been cancelled.

See you in two weeks time.

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Tunstead’s busy church

Tunstead’s parish church; St Mary’s is going to be a hive of activity in July. There will be bell ringing (4:00pm, 12th July) and towards the end of the month; a grand wedding. The day after the wedding (2-4:00pm, 30th July) there will be a public viewing of the flowers that were used to  dress the church for the ceremony.

Later in the year (1st October) will be the Harvest Festival. A celebration of the use of the land in the manufacture of food and other items we use in our day to day lives.

In order to prepare the church for these events, there will be a church working party. The inside of the church and the grounds will be receive some attention; cleaning, polishing and tidying. To do this there is a need for additional volunteers to help the regular church-goers present our parish church in the best light for the visitors. The visitors may be making their first visit to the area, and it would be nice if people from the village could give a hand. I know it would be much appreciated.

The working party will be on Saturday 1st July at 10:00am. If a lot of people turn up then there will only be a couple of hours work to bring the church up to scratch for our visitors. So please spare some time. You don’t even have to stay for the whole session; come when you can, and go when you wish.

So see you there at 10:00am Saturday 1st July.

reviewed 21/6/17
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Fête and Dog Show success

The Tunstead Fête and Dog Show went off successfully in bright and breezy conditions.

Events kicked off at 11:00am, after the two dozen volunteers had completed the setting up, which started the previous afternoon, and restarted at 8:30am this morning.

There were:

  • pony rides,
  • bouncy castle,
  • plant sale,
  • craft sale,
  • face-painting,
  • number of sweets in a jar,
  • tombola,
  • bowling,
  • two sorts of raffle,
  • guess the teddy’s name,
  • “what’s in a bag”,
  • and panning for Gold.

There were vintage tractors from two local clubs, and a couple of military vehicles. There would have been more military vehicles, but our fête coincided with the commemorations of the Normandy (D-Day) landings that took place during World War II.

After all that, refreshments were definitely needed. So burgers, ice creams, teas and coffees were available, as well as strawberries (donated by Place UK) and cream, followed by cake, if you had room.

Best of Show 2017


The dog show started right on time at 1:15pm, with Margaret doing the judging. Sarah made the rosettes.

Graham Bailey was compere for the event, and despite, as he admitted, barely knowing anything about dogs except they had a tail at one end and a nose at the other, did a great job keeping the 180 on-lookers informed, with a little help from Vicky, assistant to the judge.

Frank, another competitor, and prize winner

There were 12 fun classes, and dogs could enter as many classes for which they qualified.

Everything wrapped up a little after 3:00pm. The dogs were well behaved, and credit must go to the owners who kept their animals under close control. Also everyone contributed by keeping the rec litter free. This enabled the volunteers  to clear everything away by 4:30pm.

Thanks to everyone who turned up; with or without dogs or children. Your contributions will go towards the Tunstead Village Hall and Recreation Ground Fund.  A wholehearted thanks to the many volunteers who turned up to erect the gazebos and stalls, supervise the activities, or provide the refreshments, which everyone enjoyed.

The organisers felt that the dog show went so well, that they may focus on that part of the event next year.

reviewed 11/6/17
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Today ! – Our Grand Fête – from 11:00am

Today (Sunday 11th June 2017) is the day of Tunstead’s Grand Fête.

The event starts at 11:00 am on the Recreation Ground in Market Street, Tunstead. It goes on until 3:00pm, with the Fun Dog Show starting at 1:15pm.

There are plenty of attractions, displays and stalls.

For more information follow this LINK.

reviewed 11/6/17
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