Tilshead Knitting Group, 27th September 2018

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Hi All

Due to holidays we’ve brought the October meeting forward a week to the last week in September.  The intention is to continue with making the hats for Age UK’s Big Knit campaign 2018 (patterns here) or you can continue with your own craft project if you’d rather!

At last night’s meeting we got started on the hats and pom-poms and we’re rather pleased with the results!

hat and pom-poms

Louise’s hat and Sarah’s pom-poms!

Winnie Village Breakfast, 14th July 2018

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Coffee Morning, 30th June 2018

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Summer Solstice 2018

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Dear Local Parishes,

Please find attached and below important information regarding Summer Solstice 2018 at Stonehenge.

English Heritage is pleased to welcome people to Stonehenge to celebrate Summer Solstice once again. Over the years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of people and cars coming to the World Heritage Site at Summer Solstice, and last year we introduced two changes to protect Stonehenge, look after the people attending and keep Solstice special.

We are writing to you ahead of Summer Solstice this year to ask for your help in reminding the community of these changes, and to alert you to our updated security arrangements.

  1. The monument field is an alcohol-free zone.

  2. We are encouraging car sharing and the use of public transport. There is very limited parking and charges apply.

  3. As in previous years, heightened security measures will be in place at Summer Solstice. We are working closely with Wiltshire Police to ensure the safety of all visitors and, as a result, only small bags (30 x 25 x 15cm) will be allowed into the Monument Field and searches will be conducted.  We are strongly advising visitors to only bring essential items with them and leave valuables at home.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind people that under 16s are only allowed into the monument field during summer solstice if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Stonehenge is an ancient monument protected by law and also a World Heritage Site and as such drunken behaviour is not appropriate within or around the monument. We believe an alcohol-free Solstice makes it more enjoyable and peaceful for more people, including the increasing numbers of families and young people who attend. We received a lot of positive feedback last year about how peaceful, more family-oriented the occasion felt, and what a great atmosphere there was with no alcohol around. 

We would be grateful if you could remind any young people you feel this will impact upon. We are delighted that more young people want to come to experience the stone circle up close at Summer Solstice but we think that it is important that they understand the significance of the monument, are aware of the Conditions of Entry, and that their expectations are managed.

Thank you very much for your help in getting this message out. We believe the changes introduced in recent years make Solstice more enjoyable and peaceful for the majority of people attending, including the increasing numbers of families and young people.

For the Conditions of Entry and other useful information, please check the English Heritage website.

Kind regards,

Caroline Johnson | Solstice Coordinator | StonehengeEnglish Heritage, Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE




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Tilshead Knit Natters, 5th July 2018

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It was lovely to have such a good turn out for the first Tilshead Knit Knatters last week.

There was a nice mix of familiar and not so familiar faces and an assortment of different and inspiring projects – beading, patchworking, cross-stitching and, of course, knitting.  

We had a bit of a natter and there were also some really quiet moments where you could sense the intense concentration.

Do you have a craft project that you can’t get started on? Perhaps you’re stuck and need a little bit of help? Would you like to meet other people living in the Village?

Come and join some like-minded people at Tilshead Knit Natters on the first Thursday of every month and bring your craft project with you.

Initially the meetings will be at TARA on Back Lane between 19:30 and 21:30 hours. If you would like to join in please contact us here beforehand or email knitnatters@tilsheadvillage.com so we can have a rough idea of numbers in advance.

Our next meeting is Thursday, 5th July 2018.  

See you there!

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Tilshead Book Club

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A group of people have suggested running a book club within the village.

For anyone interested in joining a book club would they please email me so that we have a rough idea of numbers, and their reading interests at 
trudiejames@btinternet.com. This would help in choosing the first book.

Please let me know by the end of July.

It is hoped to have the first book club in September.

Trudie James

Plea for Plants for Tilshead Village Fete, 2nd June 2018

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Update: Tilshead Village Fete, 2nd June 2018

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Ok everyone, latest Fete update is that we have got a whole variety of new stalls and games to keep you all entertained on Saturday 2nd June!

Beer and Pimms will be on sale as well as the traditional tea and coffee.

However the most immediate request is to keep those empty screw-top wine bottles coming please. We also need a few full bottles (as prizes) to be donated please. Donations can be given to either Hilda, myself or to Russ & Debbie Lee.

There will be the usual raffle draw so we would be delighted to receive any prize donations. 

For the Mary Berrys amongst you, the donation of a cake or 2 for the cake and tea stall would be fantastic.  Hilda is the point of contact for that.  More updates to follow!

Simon Bedford

Chants Artists Summer Exhibition, 9th June 2018

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Tilshead Village Breakfast for Winnie, 9th June 2018

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Winnie Bear

The breakfasts were very well received by all who attended and included the following comment from one customer “Brilliant.” Many thanks to Cath and the team on a great effort. Over 30 breakfasts were served and the profit came to over £100.00. A Number of people from outside the village supported the event. 

Frank Jones

The next Tilshead Village Breakfast is 08:30 til 11:00 on Saturday, 9th June 2018.  All are welcome!

View our fundraising progress here.

2018-06-09 Winnie Breakfast