After a hearty singing of Jerusalem, we took time to bring into our minds a long- time member of the group, who had sadly suffered a recent family tragedy. In a break from "normal" procedures we then switched straight to our speaker for the evening : Jean Spelman talking about Crystals and their energies. Moving quickly through an explanation of their formations thousands of years ago and use historically for grinding to powder for colours, Jean touched briefly on superstitions and legends surrounding crystals.
The first Bromyard Gala on a spacious new site took place over the weekend – and it’s been pronounced a resounding success. Encouraged by unexpected warm sunshine instead of the rain which had been forecast thousands headed for Avenbury, just outside Bromyard, for the two days of the largest and best-loved country show in the Welsh Marches, with Sunday being especially busy. The Gala was threatened with cancellation when a new site couldn’t be found at the end of last year. Committee members viewed over twenty possible sites before accepting the offer of use of their land from the Turner family of Burgess Farm.
A charity shop to help support Bromyard-based charities' is the idea behind The totally Local Charity Shop. The new shop at Market Square will share its profits among several local charities that don't already have their own shop in town. 'I thought this idea would work because everybody in Bromyard likes to help our own local charities,' says Linda Swinford, who has organised the setting-up of the shop.
From Councillor Roger Page - Chairman of Bromyard Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Gala parade through the town today (Saturday) was a great show.There were a number of well decorated floats,my favourite - Made in China - and many vintage vehicles including military,cars,fire tenders and, of course, farming. Thanks to the good weather there was a large public turnout to watch the parade all along the route.Well done to Bromyard Gala for yet another great parade.(photos by James Edgar)
Tuesday 15th July. Cribbage and Domino's evening for all. Open to anyone (member or non-member) who wishes to come along for a game, a chat and a drink and to make it a good games and sociable evening. Venue:- Masonic Hall, Broad Street. Time:- 7. 30pm
The July meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was preceded by a “Business Leader's Drinks Reception” at No.1 Broad Street hosted by the Mayor Cllr Alan Seldon and Cllr Roger Page Chairman of the Chamber. This was a very pleasant and productive event providing an opportunity for informal contacts between members of the local business community. The meeting in the Falcon Hotel started at 7.30pm
At the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce David Morris (DRM) said that Winslow road would be closed on Monday 9th July for re – servicing (to deal with potholes) No DRM buses would run on that route on that day. It is hoped that residents will have been kept fully informed? Mr Morris also warned that the cuts to subsidises by Herefordshire Council will have an impact on services. For DRM bus timetables and other information go to http://www.drmbus.com/
The competition for best 40`s shop display,best female and male 40`s dress was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Alan Seldon and Mary Seldon and Roger Page as Chairman of the Bromyard & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The winners presentations took place in the Square with Roger Page and the Gala Queen Charlotte Gwynne. The winner of the best business display was the Anchor Café. The elegant and stylish trio of ladies from Too Be Frocked/ House Mistress, Helen, Hattie and Debbie, were the best dressed Females. Jamie Turley from the Corner Café was the best dressed Male. Also Emily Rooke won the 'prize of £100 inn the Duck Race. A full list of all those receiving awards should be available soon.
This is a brief summary of crime in your area for May 2014. ALL CRIME 57. Anti- social behaviour 28. Burglary 4. Drugs 2. Criminal Damage and Arson 4. Other theft 8. Public order 1. Shoplifting 3. Vehicle crime 2. Violence and sexual offences 5 Please visit http://www.police.uk/shape/OF93N8/ for more information on these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.
From Michael Goodman
Report and full results. The Bromyard Gala Round the Downs Race was first run in 1923, and was revived 4 years ago after not running for over 10 years. There were 27 entrants for this year’s race with ages ranging from ‘over 60’ down to 13! The race was run in fine weather, and all competitors finishing without mishap despite having to negotiate around overgrown verges and hedges forcing them to run in the road. The race is just over 4 ½ miles long with a long climb up the Worcester Road, turning left to run across the Downs Road, then just over a mile back down the Stourport Road with a sting in the tail for a final climb past the cemetery.
FROM OUR TOWN CRIER Following on from a successful couple of competitions your Town Crier ventured down to deepest Somerset to attend the annual Frome Town Criers competition and for a change it wasn't raining. This event acts as a contributor towards the prestigious Wessex Crown Championship which concluded the following day in Calne, Wiltshire. Never having achieved any success before in Frome it came as a surprise to be announced as the winner; especially with the high quality of the other contestants. (pictured Peder at Frome in group including Peter and Joan Dauncey formerly of Bromyard.)