Category Archives: Fundraising

Bridge and Tea at Dymoke House Easton

  It looked like enormous fun.  From all over the parish and beyond ladies (and some gentlemen) gathered to play Bridge in the beautiful surroundings of Dymoke House to raise money for  St Mary’s Easton.  There were 16 tables of … Continue reading

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Easton Fete 2019

Gosh what a contrast from last year where the rain poured and poured….it was absolutely boiling hot.  I can well imagine that the idea of dressing up as a camel or a minion or one half of a pantomime horse … Continue reading

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Avington Car Boot Sale Sunday 14th July by Judy Thomas

Avington Car Boot Sale Just about everyone in the village in the run up to July 14 and on the day of the event, put in a huge effort to make the Car Boot Sale the resounding  success it was. … Continue reading

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Summer Barn Dance & Hog Roast – NEXT SATURDAY

Summer Barn Dance & Hog Roast – NEXT SATURDAY – Saturday 29th June 2019, 7-11pm at Graces Farm Martyr Worthy. Band, bar and raffle – Adults £15, children aged 10 and under £10.  Raising funds for Itchen Valley Churches and … Continue reading

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Power in Russia – A Martyr Worthy lecture by Dr Andrew Monaghan

Russia is, as Winston Churchill famously said, ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’.  We were very fortunate to have someone to speak to us in the Martyr Worthy lecture series last night who is in a good … Continue reading

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Michael Chance tells of his craft at Martyr Worthy Lectures

The Martyr Worthy lectures are always a delight:  drinks and delicious canapés and an opportunity to meet up with friends local and from afar, followed by a fascinating talk at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. Last night was particularly … Continue reading

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Intermezzo Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro at St John’s Church Itchen Abbas by Revd Alex Pease

Intermezzo Opera’s Marriage of Figaro St John’s Church Itchen Abbas 78 of us were crammed into the ever versatile space of St John’s Itchen Abbas on Saturday evening for the latest operatic delight from Intermezzo Opera Company – The Marriage of … Continue reading

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Flanders and Swan Revisited in Easton by Adrian Vincent et al

An effervescent evening of musical comedy was held at St. Mary’s Church, Easton on Saturday, 15th September.  Over 140 people enjoyed canapés and a light supper at The Old Rectory by kind permission of Andy and Clare Davies before walking … Continue reading

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Easton Village Fete 2018

There was a distinctly maritime feel to the Easton Village Fete this year.  Was it the waterproof garb which so many were wearing – not only sowesters, but all sorts of country gear as well, including waterproof trousers and wellies … Continue reading

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Avington Boot Sale 2018

What a totally brilliant idea!  A boot sale at Avington Park.  In the huge field beyond the haha in front of the house, dozens of cars were lined up to exchange the unwanted for the wanted and make some money … Continue reading

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Car Boot Sale at Avington Park Sunday 1st July 11am-3pm

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Martyr Worthy Gardens Open 2018

The sun was shining, the England football team had just thrashed Panama in the World Cup, the England cricket team beat the Aussies, the England Rugby team beat the South Africans and the gardens in Martyr Worthy were open – … Continue reading

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Martyr Worthy Gardens Open Sunday 24th June 2-6pm

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Duck Race by Gerry Stacey

A real scorcher of a day greeted us all at the Easton Duck Race. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons only the duck wranglers were allowed in the river although many of us (especially the children) would have loved to have joined them but had to make do with you know whose ice cream to keep cool. Continue reading

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Easton Duck Race Deadline TODAY by David Poole

DUCK RACE Please note that the deadline for reserving lunch at the Duck Race is today (Tuesday 22 May).  The application form for tickets is page 10 of the May Edition of Valley News. Spectators are welcome to arrive on the day. … Continue reading

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