The Friends

There have been four Friends events since the last edition of “The Squeaker”.

Village Lunch

The annual Village Lunch was held in Ramsdean, courtesy of Giles & Alex Barclay. The weather was kind to us at last allowing everyone to relax, chat and enjoy an excellent lunch in a beautiful setting.

A tasting of hand-crafted English liqueurs by Richard Dampney

Having supplied everyone with their first “taster”, Richard explained how the family business had started, the sourcing of ingredients, their methods of production and the current product range. This was followed by further tastings by all those present. I think I am safe in saying that we strongly recommend all of the Dampney products and if you missed the tasting you will be able sample them at the Christmas Fair on 30th November.

Coffee morning with activities for children at Barrow Hill Barns, Ramsdean

The theme for the morning was “Plastic Attack”. The adults enjoyed the opportunity to chat over coffee, biscuits and cakes while the children recycled small plastic bottles into bird feeders and produced two beautiful posters. We hope that they will be displayed in the Church to show the effect of plastic harming our oceans.

Meal and talk at Langrish House by Peter Price on the Stroud Roman Villa

Following an excellent two course meal with free wine, Peter Price, an eminent local archaeologist, gave us a fascinating talk on the Stroud Roman Villa updating us on this summer’s excavations by Liss Archaeology and placing the villa in the context of other Roman sites in our area.

Future Events

Wednesday 11th December 7:30 pm

Christmas meal at Langrish House

New Year’s Day Wednesday 1st January 10.00am onwards

‘Blow the Cobwebs away’ 

Annual walk (Langrish & East Meon)

Starting from ‘The George’; long and short circuits.

Thursday 30th January 7:30 pm

Wine and cheese tasting at Langrish House.

Thursday 13th March 7:30 pm

Meal and talk at Langrish House

Thursday 23rd April 7:30 pm

Meal and AGM.

Betty Wesley