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Capel Military Vehicle Show 2016

This year’s Capel Military Vehicle Show comes to Aldhurst Farm Capel, RH5 5HJ on the 2nd and 3rd July. It will feature an RAF Chinook helicopter, a historic Westlands Wasp, Military Vehicles in action and Tank firing & Car Crushing. There will also be battle re-enactments, a 4×4 Military Auto Jumble and much more. Open Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm. Admission Adults £6. Children and Veterans £3, Fmaily (2×2) £15.…

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Garden Notes For June 2016

June should be not too bad in terms of dry days and warmth with temperatures highest during the second half of the month. There may be some cool days during the first week or so. Rainfall will be slightly lower than usual, until the last week when there could be some heavy thundery showers. Flowers Cut sweet peas regularly to encourage repeat flowering. Deadhead azaleas, calendula, delphinium, iris, lilac, lupins,…

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Capel Cricket Club

CAPEL CRICKET CLUB We are underway in the Cricket with matches starting from under 8s right through to the adult sections. There is plenty going on with both Cricket and the Pavilion so here are a few notes to keep you all informed. Colts Tournament: Our Annual Colts Tournament takes place on Sunday 19th June on the rec. There will be over I 00 young cricketers playing 6 a side…

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Capel W.I June Update

In February Norman Greenwood gave a very interesting, informative and sometimes eye-opening view ..of his time with the NSPCC as an inspector. In March Marie Brown from Inheritance Legal Services Limited in Cambridge gave us a very interesting and thoughtful provoking talk about Legal Advice in Later Years. This covered Wills, Power of Attorney and briefly touched on Inheritance Tax. Suffragettes were the subject of our talk by Kathy Atherton…

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Capel Choral Society: A successful Festival!

Capel Choral Society had a very successful day at the Leith Hill Music Festival on 14th April. The small choir, about half the size of some of its competitors in the morning competitions achieved two second places, one of them in the Full Chorus Class. Very complimentary reports were received from the adjudicators, and some resounding applause from the audience which consisted mainly of signers from the other choirs. On…

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Capel Horticultural Society – Annual Allotment Competition

So, just how is your allotment looking? Well, there is plenty of time to spruce it up for the annual allotment competition. Judging on general cleanliness and cultivations will take place, by an independent judge, at both sites (Recreation Ground and Temple Lane) on Sunday 10th July. The Horticultural society has two cups to award to the best maintained allotments. these will be presented at the Annual Show on August…

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The Evergreens

On 26th April 42 of us set off for Michelham Priory in East Sussex and what a wonderful day we had. The weather was glorious (apart from two five minute downpours of sleet and snow). The Priory is a Tudor Mansion, but originally a Monastery back in 1229, surrounded by a moat and beautiful gardens. It also has a working watermill and forge where you can watch the millers and…

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Local Library Service

As long time residents of Capel, we have subscribed to the excellent village magazine but have never contributed to it. I have this month joined the library Direct volunteer service and the coordinator for the scheme asked if we could disseminate information about the book service to all residents, in particular sick or less mobile residents. The scheme is free and offers more than just delivering books. I hope you…

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Capel Open Gardens

Capel Open Gardens on Sunday 19th June are being held in aid of Alzheimer’s research uK. The gardens will be open from 1pm to 5pm. The programmes, which will have a plan showing the Open gardens, will be available for £% in advance from Horticultural Society members, Patels Newsagents and Carters. The gardens will also have a supply of programmes. Participating gardens will be clearly marked with signs and balloons.…

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Help Build The Wall

Some of you will have seen that the wall surrounding the churchyard has developed some gaps. The whole wall is in need of re-pointing but most urgently we need to do repairs to ensure safety of all those who go near the wall. A rough estimate of the money required is £!5,000 and the Friends cannot assist as they deal with the church building only. The parish council has offered…

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