July 2019

National Garden Scheme

On Sunday 28th July, two gardens in the village will be open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme. Greencroft and Littlethorpe House will both be open from 1p.m. until 5p.m. Combined admission will be £6 for adults with children getting in free. The two gardens are about half a mile apart on Pottery Lane but there will be parking at both.

UPDATE - Sally and Dave Walden, along with Vivien Hare, had a very successful afternoon with lots of visitors arriving to look round their gardens which looked absolutely beautiful. Of course, there were also the wonderful teas at Greencroft and there were many visitors who had never been to Greencroft before. The rain held off until after closing time and £2,560 was raised.

Sally & Dave Walden with Lucy and Jane at Greencroft

Mary Richardson with Vivien Hare at Littlethorpe House

Brenda Nicholson on car parking duty

Village BBQ

Saturday 27th July there will be a BBQ held in the garden of Robert & Sue Ankcorn at “Southfold” (opposite the village hall).

Just as in recent years, this will be a DIY BBQ!!

This means that we will provide the charcoal, salads, bread buns, sauces etc. plus the plates, cutlery, serviettes, you BRING AND COOK your own meat (or whatever!) on the BBQ. The charcoal will be ready to go at 4 pm.

Because this is close to Yorkshire Day the theme will be “Yorkshire” interpret this as you wish – from flat caps to ferrets (ok maybe not ferrets!!) or just turn up as you are.

Please bring your own drinks.

To cover costs, there will be a small charge of £3.50 per adult but children are free.

Because this is in a private garden, numbers are restricted and entry will be by ticket only. Please contact me to book yours.

Christine Winterburn

603017 or 07968 089941


UPDATE - Does a bit of rain dampen a BBQ? Not in Littlethorpe. Despite heavy rain on Saturday, people still turned out. Chairs had to be dried, a brush had to be used to stop water leaking in through the gazebo but the BBQ continued. Fun was had by adults, children and dogs alike. Thank you to Sue and Rob Ankcorn for the use of their garden and BBQ and also thank you to the entertainments committee for the delicious salads.

Sylvia Grice's Afternoon Tea

UPDATE - A gentle breeze with some sunshine made the perfect day for afternoon tea. Cars were parked as far as the eye could see and Sylvia's garden was heaving wth people. The stalls were all busy but, as always, the teas were the star attraction and what a spread there was! Glenys Gittings thought it was the best yet. Several kinds of sandwiches, every type of cake you can think of plus pavlovas, trifle etc. not forgetting a lovely cup of tea. The current amount raised is over £2,000 and money is still coming in!