The Friends

Village Lunch

Over 100 people attended the village lunch which, this year, was part of the weekend of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of St John’s Langrish. The perfect weather, good food (which included a hog roast), and a lovely setting made this a most memorable and happy event.

14th October: Cheese and wine tasting with Sara Bangert

Another hugely enjoyable tasting from Sara with wines from the General Wine Company in Petersfield and cheese from the Emsworth Delicatessen.

18th November: Iron Age Meal and talk

Dave and Karen are volunteers at Butser Ancient Farm and experts on the Iron Age. They gave us an enthralling talk (in full costume) on the life and customs of the Iron Age further illustrated by a table of replicas of Iron Age finds. The talk was preceded by a meal prepared using ingredients that would have been available at that time in Britain. This was washed down with ale brewed with traditional ingredients and some red wine which also seemed to go down very well!

15th December: Friends Christmas meal

As is traditional, we will not have a speaker but it’s a great opportunity to relax, chat and enjoy good food and wine. The main course will be provided by Nathan Marshall who was the last chef at Langrish House. This meeting will arouse a mixture of emotions: happiness and celebration, prompted by the time of year, but it will be tinged with sadness because this will be our last Friends evening at Langrish House. We are extremely grateful to Nigel and Robina who have hosted events for the Friends for the last 17 years.

Litter Picking

A reminder that the litter pickers are available for to use from Pitts Farm in Langrish and The Old Chapel in Ramsdean.

Future events

We will continue with outdoor Friends events such as village walks, litter picks and afternoon tea and the village lunch.

The committee will be considering other possible events and planning the programme for 2022 when we meet in the new year.

Betty Wesley

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