Saturday 24th June from 11am at Hazleton Farm, Horndean
A new event with something for everyone.
East Hampshire District Council is supporting a new event in our area. The Three Parishes Summer Fayre is the first of what we hope will become a regular summer event for residents living in the south of the district
This year the popular Reedland Retrievers, stars of Downton Abbey, will be starring and you can meet them personally throughout the day. There are many stalls offering entertainment for all the family and a fun, pet dog show so that you can show your own furry friend – and maybe win a rosette. A dog agility arena will allow you to test your dogs ability and there are donkey rides for children. Billy the train will be chuffing around the site and there will be entertainment in the main arena including the popular Horndean adult choir, Achoired Taste and a display by ferrets!
There will be several stalls around the ground offering a varied choice of foods, from a Hog Roast to Loaded Loaves, a meal in a roll, to Jai’s Asian Taste and a ‘fire truck’ where you can buy sweets and candy floss. Importantly for adults there is a beer tent selling beer, cider, wine, Pimms and soft drinks so that you won’t dehydrate during the day, Catherington and Clanfield WI’s will have a tea and cake stall and there will be soft drinks available.
Horndean Camera Club is a running a photographic competition and will also have a display of photographs in the marquee. We also have some classic cars and ex military vehicles to admire.
The day will finish with a Barn Dance at 1900 complete with a caller and popular band Squinty McGinty will provide the music there will be a bar to help you keep the energy levels up and a prize for the best dressed person. Tickets for the evening Barn Dance are £10 on the day, £8 if you pre book through our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/easthampshire
This free event is being supported by East Hampshire District Council and we very much hope you can come along and support us.
Horndean Parish Council welcome everyone to attend this years Armed Forces Day service on Saturday 24th June at 6:00pm in Horndean Village Square. Members of the armed forces, veterans, uniformed organisations will be attending.
Following a welcome from the Parish Council Chairman, the Reverand Rosemary Donald will lead the service Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton will carry out the Exhortation and Kohima Epitaph as usual.
For the keen skaters out there (The blog does have some young readers!) there is a Skate Jam at Petersfield on the 22nd July from 3pm to 7pm on the 22nd July. Free entry, turn up and go!
More help needed for Merchistoun Hall’s Summer Fayre.
Merchistoun Hall’s annual summer fayre is taking shape and the team behind this event have spent weeks busily putting together plans for the day. The event will be held in the grounds of the hall on Saturday July 1st 2017 and will run from 10am – 3pm
‘We have a wonderful team of volunteers who are all working hard to make this event a really good day for everyone’ – say joint coordinators Elaine Jarvis & Eleanor Sopwith
Plans so far include a varied programme of musical entertainment with everything from ukulele through to rock
- A beer tent,
- Children’s activities,
- Cake stall and
One of the main attractions will be the welcome return of the The Sir William Godolphin Regiment re-creates the period in our history known as the English Civil War. They’ve built up a regiment that is a faithful representation of the actual Cornish foot soldiers that fought for the cause of the King in 1642. This living history group dedicate themselves to battles, sieges, and the making and selling clothing and C17th items of the period with a view to educating the public and encouraging an interest in our heritage. – who will have authentic tents, costumes and props on display for people to view and learn from
Weorod are a small, independent group of Historical Re-enactors who specialise in providing Living History and Re-enactment displays. Based in Portsmouth, Southern Hampshire they recreate one of the most decisive eras in the history of Britain, the Early Medieval or Dark Age period. They portray the lives of the early Jutish settlers of the Migration Period, through the 6th and 7th Centuries (520-680 AD). Only the correct costume and other equipment are displayed before the public to provide an accurate representation of what early medieval life may have looked like.
The team are now looking for anyone who can help in a couple of areas that they would like to host ‘We are looking for anyone who can donate for the day the use of a bouncy castle as an added attraction for the day’, said Eleanor. ‘We would also like to hear from anybody else who can help us with offers of attractions that can help make our day even better!’
If anyone is able to help with any of the above requests, then please do call the hall on 023 92597114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All offers of support will be most welcome and appreciated
Cargerington Village Residents Association welcome local residents to their Big Lunch which has been running for several years now. Whether you are new to the community or would like to meet more neighbours please join in. Contact details below:
EHDC are organising a Summer Fair for the Three Southern Parishes (Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle) which will be held on Saturday 24th June at Hazleton Farm. It will be a traditional country festival packed with activities, displays, food, drink and family fun.
The Fayre will open at 11:00am and close at 5:00pm with an ticketed after event evening barn dance complete with live band and caller.
Cllr Sara Schillemore who is leading the event with the EHDC communities team said “The three Parishes Summer Fayre is a new event aimed at celebrating and promoting the communities of Horndean, Rowlands Castle and Clanfield. This is a great place to live and we feel it deserves its own event that showcases what the area has to offer and gives local families a chance to come together and have some fun. The fayre is free and will be great family fun while tickets are already on sale for the Barn Dance, which should be a real party. Among the entertainments on offer will be a packed programme of traditional arena events, including donkey rides, ferret racing, tug-of-war, bouncy castles and more. There will be plenty of stalls to browse, food to try and music, dance and local beers to lift your spirit.”
You can get involved by entering one of a number of competitions including a pet dog contest, a flower and vegetable show, a cake competition or a photographic challenge.
The day will be capped off in fine style by the Barn Dance, from 7.30pm until 11pm with music from the popular live band Squinty McGinty.
For information on the day, how to enter competitions or buy Barn Dance tickets go to EHDC’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/easthampshire.