The High Halden Horticultural Society Committee has now agreed a programme of events for the coming year and produced a Schedule giving dates and times. It importantly explains how we are to proceed under the current, unusual conditions and our need to progress into the future.
We would like to invite you to a Coffee Morning in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 29th January when these Schedules will be available to members for their annual fee of £3. It will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm. (There will be no charge for the tea/coffee, but donations towards our costs will be welcomed). We are very keen to distribute the Schedules as soon as we can, so please come along. If you can’t make it, please ask someone to collect one for you or let John, our current Chairman (01233 850127), know how we can get one to you. If you’re worried about mixing on the day, we can arrange for you to be given a copy in the car park.
Can we also mention that our AGM will be held in the hall on Tuesday 8th March, 7pm for 7.30pm, when you will be able to hear a specialist speaker. £5 inclusive of a buffet.
We hope you will support both these events. We are beginning to change how we do things, so we would like you to have the chance to understand how and why.
The committee of the Horticultural Society hope as many of you as possible will support their Autumn Show in the village memorial hall tomorrow, 11th September 2021. Even if you are not entering any exhibits, come along and view the entries, vote for your favourite exhibit in each category and enjoy a cup of tea with friends. You might even win a prize on the raffle!
Submit entries 11.30am - 12.30pm
Show opens 2pm
Prize-giving & Raffle 3.30pm
A warm welcome awaits everyone.
HIGH HALDEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
GROWERS, BAKERS AND MAKERS. MAY 2021
Welcome to a Spring edition of our newsletter from the committee. It really feels like Spring now and after a frosty April and now some early rain in May, the world is beginning to feel like a better place. Not to mention Covid vaccinations! Hopefully we can all be out and about more and seeing each other in the flesh.
The committee has been meeting to plan our future events and we have some positive news. But first, let us update you on our deliberations about a possible change to the Horticultural Society’s name. We invited you the members to comment on how you felt about this, and to suggest alternative titles. We had a small but interesting response. You will recall we were considering this so that we can retain the interest of our existing, mainly older membership, and also to be accessible and relevant to younger and potentially new members who we need to recruit if we are to survive in the longer term.
Anyway, we decided not to proceed with a change for the time being, but to continue with our existing name (which incidentally is not the original name). We will continue to use GROWERS MAKERS AND BAKERS as a sub title.
We are pleased to report that we will try to revert to some sort of activity now the Covid crisis seems to be declining. We will hold a modified AUTUMN SHOW in the village hall on Saturday 11th September, details to follow. Please put the date in your diary. Don’t expect it to be like the normal shows but there will be a class for you to return your plants from the Easter Saturday plant/seeds event. Watch this space.
Talking of the Easter Saturday event, though we weren’t blessed with good weather, about 70 villagers came along. Those people who left their email addresses with us showing interest in joining, will be receiving this newsletter, so we offer you a warm greeting. We hope to see you at future events. If you want more information, please ring our chairman, John Audsley, on 850127.
We are planning to hold one of our very popular Quiz Nights in the village hall on Saturday 20th November, and there will be a practical demonstration related to Christmas there, probably in early December.
If you have a little time to spare, our beautiful village church, St Mary’s, needs volunteers to help decorate the church with flowers. It’s not an onerous task but a very worthwhile one. Please contact Lesley Masters on 01233 850551 if you can help.
We hope you will continue to support us and to enjoy your membership. We are above all a friendly sociable Society, trying to bring the community together. We can only do this with your help.
With Best Wishes From The Committee
As we are unable to hold our usual Spring Show again this year, we would like to invite you to contribute photographs to another Virtual Spring Show, which was very successful last year.
Categories for this year are:
Wildlife in your garden
Your Spring Garden
Homemade Easter Cakes/Sweets
Any Craft Item
Please send your photographs, in JPEG format, to: [email protected]
The closing date is Sunday 18th April
Maximum 4 photographs. There are no prizes but just an opportunity to share your successes - or failures!!
The photographs will be added to the High Halden Horticultural Society Facebook page and the Village website.
Please say if you do not want your name to be shown.
We look forward to receiving your entries.