Monthly Archives: August 2015

99th Birthday!

WINNIE

Winnie celebrated her 99th birthday last week! she is pictured here the day after enjoying some painting.  Lots more pictures to see on our Gallery page.. (thanks to Jeanette for taking the photos)

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18.8.15 trip to Hereford Community Farm at Breinton

Paddy, Hilda A-S, Hilda P, David, Eric and Tony had a nice afternoon out at Hereford Community Farm.

Some of our group remembered their enjoyable visit there last summer.  The farm moved from its more hilly location near to Pontrilas in 2013. It provides activities involving gardening and farming and looking after animals.  Our guide was very knowledgeable and she described the needs and habits of the guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs and  the pony that we met.  We also walked through a large vegetable patch and admired the huge courgette plants and plentiful courgettes, marrows and   patty pan squashes. We were given some patty pan squashes to take back with us and we were advised that these could be stuffed with a mixture involving herbs and breadcrumbs …see photos below…
First we had a picnic..
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Then we met a horse, miniature ponies and guinea pigs..
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And some large rabbits..
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Conversations and Video..

Please take time to read some fascinating memories from Cora, David and Hilda A-S about wartime dances and the Saturday night hop and Winnie, Rita and Muriel B talking about coping with evacuation at the start of the war in 1939, V J Day (victory In Japan) and about going out picking nuts and blackberries.

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watch some new videos and hear Eric talking about his days as an RAF pilot training and flying Lancaster bombers during the war and Tom remembering his long career working as a postman in Herefordshire.

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Banjo Brian!

Banjo Brian came in on Wednesday to sing and entertain with his wonderful repertoire of popular songs and witty banter and encouraged everyone to join in on percussion.. watch some highlights below > https://www.flickr.com/photos/130155887@N06/19721000004/in/datetaken/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/130155887@N06/20157943669/in/datetaken/

Here’s a selection of photos taken by Jeanette of residents enjoying listening, singing and playing percussion along to the music of Banjo Brian…

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Leominster – Town of Talent!

Leominster has been stitched up! The 90 restored tapestries are now hanging on 3 new red wool panels in the Priory Church and look magnificent. They were restored by a small but talented team of stitchers and include a new Lamb of God panel. Each panel measures 5 feet x 10 feet. The church is usually open from 10 – 4 every day unless a special service is booked.

“In Stitches”- a local team led by Wendy Rulton stitched 30 x 1 metre square panels showing the history of Leominster since 660ad when the Monastery was built on the Leominster Priory site. These took 5 years including research and artists’ drawings.

These now hang permanently in Grange Court which is open from 10 – 4 Mon to Sat.

In Stitches have also just completed a very amusing & informative panel which is now hanging in the Library foyer. Do go and see all!Wheel of Life_edited Press photos_edited

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