Monthly Archives: November 2015


Wednesday 16th December

At The Forbury – from 3pm

Rachel Hyde to sing

Come and join in the fun!

 *Please see our Christmas calendar of events on the activities page and a lovely festive mince pies recipe on our Newspaper page….


Leominster Victorian Street Market

Saturday 12th December



Bargates at Christmas

An exhibition of local artists and makers celebrating the festive season with live music, mulled wine and mince pies…  Tel 01568 615079
Fri Dec 4 – Mon Dec 7, 2015
 135 Bargates, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8QS,

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Ron and Eric


Ron and Eric relaxing yesterday after a serious crossword session! 2 crosswords completed and both on top form..

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Knitted and crocheted blankets..

Knitted Together

Sue Davis from Sainsbury’s in Hereford has been working hard coordinating some creative community spirited projects that benefit different groups and charities in Herefordshire. One of her ideas included opening the café at Sainsbury’s in the evening as a space for groups to meet. She set up ‘Knit and Chat’, a group open to everyone, who meet each Monday between 6-8pm. Last year they knitted poppies, which raised £1040 and this year knitted more poppies and raised a staggering £2114.

Over the past year the ‘Knit and Chat’ group have also been busy knitting squares, from which 25 knitted blankets have been made. They began knitting them for residents in The Forbury Care Home in Leominster, as Sue Davis’ friend Hayley works there and they thought it would be a lovely thing to do. The residents at The Forbury were delighted to hear that they would be the recipients of 28 handmade blankets and they expressed their thanks by baking cakes for an afternoon tea party for Sue and some of her colleagues on the 20th November when they visited The Forbury. Sue Davies, her mum Cicely Holloway, Sheila and her son Tom Hughes, Lin Thomas and Chris Tong spent the afternoon meeting residents and distributing their crochet and knitted blankets.

For more photos, click on our Gallery page..


Sheila Hughes and Sue Davies with Joan, Carol and Kay and their colourful blankets..


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Painting and craft session..


For more photos go to our Gallery page..

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Salt Road Workshop

On Wednesday this week we enjoyed a workshop run by Jaime Jackson Salt Road   He had already produced a set of collages depicting the Women’s Land Army from its beginnings in WW1, food scarcity and women’s rights developments.  He had worked with other community groups including ECHO in Leominster and he added the work he did with us to his collection.

see the link below..

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Halloween Party!

A fun time was had at our Halloween party last Thursday with Rachel Hyde singing for us and lots of dancing, spooky decorations and hats!..(click on each photo to enlarge)


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Muriel B remembered bonfire night :
“I hated bonfire night.  I sat on the stairs.  I started out in the garden and ended up on the stairs, especially when the Jacky Jumpers were let off behind me!  There was a bonfire and we had Catherine Wheels which spun round from a nail on the fence.  It was really pretty but when the boys started throwing fireworks, my attitude to it changed!..
For the sory of Bonfire night and The Gunpowder Plot please click on our Newspaper page..

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Jeanette in her scary Alice Cooper outfit for Halloween…

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November 3, 2015 · 11:05 am