Enborne & Hamstead Marshall Garden Society
is a womens’ group for all ages, which
meets informally once a month to hear a
speaker and to chat. There is no fixed
membership: newcomers are welcome,
and regulars are encouraged to bring
Meetings are usually held from 19.30 to
21.30 on the first Thursday of each month
(except January and August) in the village
hall. £3 covers entry, tea/coffee and raffle.
See the What’s On page or look in the
Hamstead Hornet for dates, or contact Sue
Watts on 01488 658932 to learn more.
meet monthly at the Halfway Inn to
enjoy a glass of bubbles, a two-
course brunch and tea/coffee, and to
raise a bit for local charities.There is
usually a speaker and a raffle.
The event is usually on the second
Thursday of the month. Tickets are
£15, from which £1 goes towards the
charity of the month. Anyone can
attend (booking essential): see the
What’s On page or look in the
Hamstead Hornet for dates, and book
with Lanie Allen on 01488 658168.
was created in 1984 from a society whose origins go back to 1910. Members (and
guests) meet four times a year, usually on a Wednesday evening:
• in spring (end of March or early April) either at a garden centre or in the
hall to hear a talk
• in summer (end of June or first week in July) usually as an evening visit to an
interesting private garden
• in autumn for the AGM, wine & cheese and quiz evening
• and in December for a Christmas-themed talk.
First Saturday in September is the Flower Show & Fete, usually at Hazel Paddock
(opposite Enborne School). There are many classes of competition (open to
members, parishioners and others) spanning fruit, vegetables, herbs, preserves,
bakery and crafts. The show includes stalls, a tea tent and usually a band.
New members are always welcome. The annual subscription is £5 per individual,
payable on 1 January each year, and entitles the member to certain garden centre
Dawn Taylor (8 Church Close, Enborne, 01635 32006) or
Penelope Lake (19 Glendale Avenue, Wash Common, 01635 48701).
leisure and pleasure
local history books
St Mary’s Church
open for business
now take the tour...
gallery a choice of four slide shows
of village scenes past and present
Your comments and questions are welcome.
Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014