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The Reptiles celebrate their tenth year performing at the Christmas Dance enjoyed by the sell-out crowd in the Village Hall, 12 December.  

Christmas Tree - erection, lighting up and carol singing around the tree and bikers’ presents for Barnardos.

Children’s Christmas Party  pictures courtesy of Philip

Bonfire Night  with BBC’s Sarah Walker judging the pumpkins.

Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial.

Halloween Ghouls’ Playtime raising money for Guide Dogs.

18 October - Silchester pupils, past and present, remember Jacky Bhanot in a celebration raising funds for SCOPE - thanks Claire for the pictures!
4 October - a well-supported parish boundary walk followed in the evening by harvest hymns in the Calleva.
13 September - Lady Porter, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire joins us to celebrate community and the VoY achievement at the Patronal Festival.
6 September - Family Fun Day  on the Common
1 August -St Calleva’s School Social” well supported by diggers!
Graham Lemm won the 2009 Potato Growing Trophy - pictures of the exhumation and weigh-in
11 July - the annual Pirate Party for the diggers on a wet Saturday evening
8 July - Residents’ garden in Firth Close celebrated with Sentinel Housing
7 July - a wet visit for Shinfield Shamblers and Fleet Morris
27 June - the sun shone for the fifth annual Silchester Music Festival
23 June - another visit from our friends Kennet Morris Men and guests Hook Eagle
14 June - Songs of Praise on the Common with Hannington Band.
13 June - Village Fete and Dogshow, a lovely afternoon, enjoyed by all.  (Thanks to Philip for some extra pictures.)
9 June - Basing Clog Morris and Aldbrickham Clog Dancers visit
24 May, Bishop Trevor lead a packed congregation and Confirmed three candidates.

After 12 years’ service, Val has stood down from her Churchwarden duties - a gathering at St Mary’s on 17 May said a special thank-you.

19 May - Fun Run 2009 - a damp day’s trot!
26 April 2009 -  Ro-Ro Trophy - Silchester Strollers beaten by the Plough.  Berkshire Vintage Motorcycle Club gather at the Calleva.

Palm Sunday 2009 on a lovely spring day with Roman Soldiers and Jenny the donkey.

The Village of the Year  presentation in the school hall on 3 April. On 23 April we heard that we’ve won the Southern Area!

James Hellem completed the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, 151 miles, six gruelling days raising money for cancer research.  A music night in the Calleva added over £150 to his total.

Talent night at Silchester School - the annual showcase for our youngsters lived up to expectations, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Thanks to Jon Saltmarsh who took the pictures.

Silchester Magazine celebrated its 50th birthday with a gathering of both current and past team-members, some travelling long distances to be with us - have a look and see who you can recognise from the past.
The re-birth of the village market continues to attract both stalls and customers - March saw the second of what is planned as a monthly event in the Village Hall.
Work and Play 2009
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