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A new event for 2017 -
a celebration with the
up Cafe in the Pavillion hosting a visit by Santa
and another appearance of the new Silchester Community Choir to lead carol singing on the Common.
carols! By candlelight
in St Marys this time, Sunday 17 December.
Carols in the Calleva
were lead by our new Calleva Community Choir, all in good voice.
school hosted another Christingle Service
after school on Friday, more candlelit atmosphere!
Courtesy of the Loddon Valley Lions,
Santa paid another visit
on 16 December.
Phoenix Club met for Christmas Lunch
in the Calleva, with presentations to Nancy to thank her for her many years of commitment and organisation.
A busy weekend at the start of a very short Advent this year -
Village Hall Christmas Market
with a visit from Santa, the
Brownies served Christmas Lunch
to a group of local senior citizens, Sunday morning
Christingle in the church
and Sunday evening the switch on of the
tree lights and carols at the Calleva Christmas Market.
Keren and Stu celebrate three years
at the Calleva with a great musical evening.
“Raise the Roof”
Village dance and the return of the Air Guitar contest.
Remembrance commemorations at the War Memorial -
the village gathered on Sunday and Year 5 and Year 6 from the school on Monday.
kind weather, another great display with a good crowd from a wide area, well done to all.
Just a few
ghouls out for Halloween
annual parish boundary walk
was again led by Howard Wilkinson in lovely weather on 15 October. Thanks to Lesley for the pictures.
Two notable events
at St Mary’s on 14 October -
a group of organists visited to view and play our organ in the morning, and in the afternoon the Boy Choristers and Lay Clerks from Winchester Cathedral lead a very full church in a Choral Evensong service.
village photo exhibition
organised by Silchester Association was held in the school hall, with Fair Trade refreshments provided by the school.
Bishop David visited St Mary’s on 24 September for a
New school year and a
new school library
is opened after work during the summer.
in the village hall was another success at the beginning of September.
very wet cricket match
against the Plough team -
rain did not stop play here!
Professor Fulford, Amanda and team explored the
Roman Temple site
in Nick and Biddy’s garden over the summer
Maxine celebrated her 93
birthday in August with chocolate brownies and candles at the cafe.
Silchester’s Got Talent 2017
yet another demonstration of the talents our school produces.
Sandi’s Open Garden
raising money for Guide Dogs was a big success.
Thank you to
Robin Scott and friends
for the music and to the PTA organisers for another great evening in the Village Hall 24 June.
Silchester Fete 2017
glorious weather, great crowd. Fun for all!
Music at St Mary’s
two concerts enjoyed in the church during May -
The Hurst Singers Spring Concert (thank you Sheila Fletcher for pics while I was away) and then Belle Canto Trio brought us Songs from the Shows.
you to Keith Chapman
for so many years of service to our community at Parish, District and County Council.
FUN RUN 6 May, the annual exercise extravaganza! Well done to all the runners and to the organisers for a great day.
General pictures and the starts
Finish line 2.5 mile race
Finish line 5 mile race
. (Apologies to the very few people I didn’t get a good picture of at the line -
the divided finish this year made things very difficult.) Thanks to
Nick and Biddy for presenting the prizes
a glorious spring day for the annual walk -
no Roman soldiers this year, sadly, but Bobby the donkey was with us.
flowers in church
Playground working party
spreading new bark
annual archaeological update
for the village.
6 February and a
welcome to Rob Young
and his wife Jackie as the Bishop of Basingstoke conducts the Licensing service of our new Resident Priest
New Year 2017
with the traditional visit from the Kennet Morris Men, the rain held off just about long enough!