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Cor­re­spon­dent: Jean Wat­son Mob:

07966 361434 Tel: 01622 687053 New venue: The Alling­ton Castle WI will be meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18 at 7.30pm in the small hall of St Ni­cholas church. Vis­i­tors wel­come. Messy thanks­giv­ing: On Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21 from 11am-1.30pm in St Ni­cholas Church and Church Halls, there will be cook­ing, wor­ship, crafts and games. All wel­come, £3 per per­son or £10 per fam­ily to in­clude lunch. For de­tails or to book con­tact Fiona: 07951 777854. Lat­est book­ing date Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 18. and is also open to non-mem­bers who would be in­ter­ested in rais­ing funds for this wor­thy char­ity. Almshouses: Trus­tees for the Yald­ing almshouses met last week . Much hard work has been done in the gar­dens of the almshouses and the re­sult is ex­cel­lent. The gar­dens are look­ing neat and tidy, but the area out­side the front walls, bor­der­ing the Wind­mill Path, is also much im­proved. The trus­tees are ob­tain­ing the nec­es­sary per­mis­sion to pro­ceed with the prun­ing of the large sycamores. All six houses are oc­cu­pied. The Wood­peck­ers: The tidy­ing group met in the church­yard last Satur­day. They were kept busy col­lect­ing au­tumn leaves and re­mov­ing ivy from the perime­ter walls. Mem­bers of the Wood­peck­ers chat­ted af­fec­tion­ately about their founder mem­ber Tom New­man who died re­cently aged 91. His fu­neral is at St Mar­garet’s Church on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23 at noon.

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