Derek writes: Gladiolus from the Latin gladius meaning sword, hence Gladiator swordsman. I bought a selection of corms a few years ago and haven’t looked back. They are easy to grow, plant a couple of inches below the surface, in clumps in borders or as a crop on the vegetable / cutting garden. They do … [Read more…]


Derek writes: Firstly, thank you to those who attended the Churchyard working party on Monday, a lot was achieved plus a good chat along the way. Our next session is Monday 4th October @ 2.0 p.m. This week our local farmer has been hay making in the large field below Courtlands. I find it very evocative. … [Read more…]

Emmaus restarts.

Derek writes: Emmaus Youth Club is restarting for youngsters aged Year 6 – Year 9 inclusive, weekly on Friday evenings 6.45 – 8.15 p.m. from Friday 10th September. The Club meets in the W.H. Village Hall, Sharpthorne Hall and outside depending on the activity. Evenings consist of games, activities and hanging out together. It is … [Read more…]

Churchyard Working party resumes.

Derek writes: The Churchyard working party restarts this coming Monday 6th September from 2.0 – 4.0 p.m. Jobs include weeding, raking, pruning, sweeping, tidying, brushing, cleaning etc. If you would like to get involved please just come along. likewise if you would like to know more please contact Derek Shurvell 01342 810780. Together we can … [Read more…]

Flower Show

  Derek writes: This Saturday, 28th August, sees the return of the annual British Legion, flower, Fruit & vegetable show. It is to be held at the Sharpthorne Club from 2.15 p.m. ( next to Costcutter ). Do come along and have a look around to get an idea of what a village  show is … [Read more…]