Produced by : Mick & Kim Workman, Mike Parker, Chris & Mel Wilson, Marilyn Butt, with watercolour above by Julian Crawford
June & July 2013
A SeSaME Production. No 10
Photo by Mike Parker
M A G N I F I
C E N T
M A G N O
L I A
August/Sept Oct/Nov Dec/Jan
14th July 15th Sept 17th Nov
27. Current footpath news
8. Have your own groups web page on www.sedgeberrow.com.
10. Sandfield Farm Open Day
Editors Mike Parker 01386 881863
Mel Wilson email@example.com
Advertising see page 16
Copy Deadlines 2013
This publication is printed on recycled paper
19. Evesham Survey
All paper used in the Sedgeberrow Post has been sponsored by Kim & Mike
Workman, courtesy of Dunn & Dusted.
Do Support our Advertisers
You will see that a good mix of people have responded to our offer of advertising
space in the 2013 Sedgeberrow Post, showing us the services that they offer.
Without them we could not afford to pro-duce this newsletter, with its splash of
colour and information for the village.
Thanks to them all. So please do your bit.
Consider what they are offering very seriously and when you respond make sure that you let them know that you
heard about them here, between the pages of our village newsletter.
12. Traffic Mayhem
6. Big Butterfly Count
Not to be Missed
16. Advertise in the Post
4. Sedge Warbler
5. Remember Oil Buying Dates
3. Do you lack Rhythm?
29. School Play at Pershore No 8
28. Sedgeberrow School News
16. Village Hall News
11. Run Stuff
20. Main St Planning News
35. Sesame Seeds Allotments
14. Can you Sew?
30. My Brother Doofuss
18. Village Store
29. A Childhood Scene
30. Word Pics
31. More on new Main St Houses
33. Flood Group Report
34. Parish Council Report
3. Village Fete Date
49. Which? On Energy companies
38. Report on 10th April meeting
Sedgeberrow Post is available online. Go to www.sesame.me.uk & click on the Kingfisher. If you want a reminder on every publication date see below:
Just contact the editor via firstname.lastname@example.org.We wont deliver but send you a link to its place on our SeSaME website. A reader wrote:
What an excellent, beautifully produced, easy to navigate, online magazine.
If so, thats maybe why you might miss getting an article into the Sedgeberrow Post on time.
We have to admit that the increased gap, caused by being bi-monthly, makes timing a little complicated for article and minute writers. It does though significantly reduce the pressure on the time commitment of the busy twenty two villagers who generously arrange the rhythm of their lives around dropping the Post onto your doormat.
You can get rhythm though! Please look at these 2013 copy deadlines:
14th July. 15th Sept. 17th Nov Take the floor, swirl into action, plot and plan your meetings so
that you are left with time to catch the Sedgeberrow Post. Pen your articles with an eye on those magic dates.
Do you lack Rhythm?
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Note Change of Date
Put the new date in your diary. Dont miss out. Act now.
Think about how you can get involved, have fun and
support your village.
Ring 01386 881764
Sunday 8th September
From: The Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler pic. copyright of P&H Harris. www.kenyabirds.org.uk.
All sorts of Sauce That challenged Lea & Perrins
with Evesham Relish
In the Feb/March Post I asked what readers knew about Evesham Relish and how it stood up against the clearly much more successful Lea & Perrins sauce. We knew nutting. Luckily David Nash of Cultural Services in Worcester has un-earthed details of even more rivals who challenged Lea & Perrins decades ago. We have "Worcester City museum collection" to thank for these.
Holbrooks Worcestershire Sauce Label The Proprieters of Holbrooks Worcestershire Sauce beg your acceptance of the sample bottle sent herewith, and for which they ask the favour of a trial against Messrs Lea & Perrins brand. In quality and flavour Holbrooks is equal, if not superior to any other make of Worcestershire sauce, and has the distinction of having the largest sale of any Sauce in the world. Duplicates of the sample bottle are sold by grocers at 6d (2.5p). They are nearly twice as large as a small bottle of Lea & Perrins, which are sold at from 10d to a 1/- (5p). We think the comparison worthy of consideration, as by buying Holbrooks you will get equal, if not better quality for half the price, and at the same time, nearly double the quantity.
No fancy labelling here but an immediate cut to the chase with free samples and a price war. Some things never change, though it was clearly to no avail. Sedge Warbler
Flying the flags of the UK, France, Russia and a possible Belgium, for their claim to be unbeatable. The Sauce Works, Angel St, Worcester
Relying on the exotic attractions of the orient to boost its spicy creden-tials, whilst the bottle shown looks identical to a Lea & Perrins one. Waldron and Co, Worcester.
A blatant take on the Lea & Perrins label, and outsiders too. Strettons & Co, Worcester and Birmingham. Claiming their originality as well.
Talk to Mike, who will help you sort out how much space you will need. (01386 881863)
Please note change to a Thursday delivery date For a monthly email reminder - contact Mike Parker
Dont miss out! Next Delivery Dates are: Thurs 13th June, Thurs 11th July
Make sure that you buy regularly as a member of Sedgeberrow Oil Buying Group, as come the crunch at any time, because of supply and weather
conditions, loyal members will be prioritised.
Reminder: Minimum delivery is 500 litres, so check that your tank will easily take that amount. Its important because our Oil Buying Group pays 1000 litre rates for 500 litre orders, which are normally at least a 1p a litre more. 1. Check the dates - see below. 2. Phone on 01905 775920 or by email to email@example.com.
3. Remember: If you order after midday of the day before delivery, you will NOT be eligible for the reduced price. Check your tank levels regularly. 4. You must say you are part of the Sedgeberrow Oil Buying Group. 5. Give full delivery name and address. 6. Payment can be made either at time of ordering but certainly within TEN days of delivery, either by cheque or by phoning in with debit card details. 7. Sign up with SeSaME for an email - order date reminder if you lead a busy life. 8.The price is not fixed until two days before delivery, as market prices change every day.
2013 Delivery Dates - Thurs 8th Aug. Thurs 12th Sept. Thurs 10th Oct. Thurs 14th Nov. Thurs 12th Dec.
Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy SeSaME. Website: www.sesame.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mike Parker (Chairman) Tel: 01386 881863
Sedgeberrow Oil Buying Group. SeSaME Oil Buying Group, in association with Evesons of Worcestershire.
Your Village Needs You Have you any experiences you wish to share, a skill that could please our villagers? Do please us all by submitting articles, recording your events and most importantly, hitting our bi-monthly deadlines. If you are a local villager you will have a choice of a double A5 page spread, a single A5 page, a half page and a quarter page. We can help you estimate how many words you will need for each size.
Submitting Material For Publication
Sedgeberrow Wordsearch Find all the words on the right in this locally themed Wordsearch
The idea for this Wordsearch comes to you courtesy of Lindsey, a Villager and Post Advertiser (see page 17). If you have any ideas to share about what would be good
to see in the Post, please let us know. (Editor)
Where was this picture taken then?
(Pictures & idea courtesy of Peter Loomes)
How well do you know your Village?
See page 30 for the answer.
Bridewell Drive Churchill Road Main Street Barn Lane Pear Tree Drive Blacksmiths Close Cheltenham Road Winchcombe Road Millfield Bridgemeadow Close Sandfield Lane
The Big Butterfly Count 20th July-11th August
Help plan for the protection of our native butterflies.
Download an identification chart from the special Big Butterfly Count
website (www.bigbutterflycount.org) where you will find full details of how to record what you see. Find out more about the work of your local butterfly
conservationists by visiting www.westmidlands-butterflies.org.uk
The Streets of Sedgeberrow
Plus one other, three word, street name
that we challenge you
See page 30, if stumped
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Sedgeberrow Parish Church News
Drawing by John Livingstone
Benefice of Hampton, Sedgeberrow & Hinton on the Green.
Priest in Charge: Revd. Mark Binney as at Hampton Vicarage on 01386 424235.
Churchwardens: Ann Banks 881623 and Doreen Hayes 881965
July 7th 9am Holy Communion July 14th 11am All age Worship July 21st 9am Holy Communion
July 28th 11am All age Worship
June June 2nd 9am Holy Communion June 9th 9.45 am Confirmation Service at Bengeworth June 16th 9am Holy Communion June 23rd 11am All age Worship June 30th 9.45am Joint Benefice
Service at Bengeworth
Church News Our winter Bingo season is over for another year. Our last one on April 13th was well supported. Our thanks to those who play and those who donate prizes. Monthly Coffee Mornings have resumed following the Christmas break our next one being on June 27th and July 25th 10am-12noon
Come along and have a coffee and a natter.
We are entering The Best Kept Churchyard competition again this year. This is a bi-annual competition. We were awarded 2nd place in our section in 2011. The pews by the Font have been rearranged to give better access for Baptisms.
Church Coffee Mornings June 27th 10am to 12noon, July 25th 10am to 12noon
Plans are well under way for Open Farm Sunday at Sandfield Farm, Sand-field Lane, on Sunday June 9th 11 3pm. There are activities available for all age groups. Entrance and activities are all FREE. Activities include a trailer ride, farm walk (illustrated by pupils of Sedgeberrow School), pond dipping with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, woodland play, meet the ani-mals, ask a Vet, ask the Farmer, butter making, make a nature craft, ma-chinery display and much more...Refreshments will be available including a BBQ by Lower Clopton Farm Shop, as well as the opportunity to buy free range eggs. In the event of wet weather, activities will be available under
cover. A free day out for all the family, right on your door step!
Sandfield Farm Open Day, Sunday June 9th 2013
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Could you get a bus through that lot? If its your light blue car, please give
us a thought next time. Picture taken at approx 2pm on 4th April 2013. Editor
More Traffic Mayhem
Report from County Councillor, Liz Eyre. Due to an obstructive vehicle in Main Street on the 24th April, Astons 540 bus got stuck. (See page 38) This was the most recent in a long list of incidents. The reali-ty is that the bus is experiencing regular problems in accessing the village and the delays are causing a significant adverse effect on passengers, and on Aston's repu-tation. They are not willing to risk further damage to their vehicles from having to mount the verges, obstructions and hedges. If the bus service is withdrawn from the village and the Old Cheltenham Road is used instead this would be a real blow for the elderly and young people. One proposed solution, a single yellow line down one side of the Street, is not welcomed due to access to the shop, which is reopening, and potential devaluing of residential properties that have no parking, added problems for some residents and the spoiling of the village's rurality. I met with a Parish Councillor and a few local residents on the evening of May 3rd . The current immediate proposed solution, whilst we consider other options, is the removal of overhanging hedging and trees near the Queens Head Public house by 16th May, a number of small but visible informative signs on private land adjacent to the key pinch points, which could educate those who contribute to the obstructive parking that is causing the problem. It would be a real help if Main Street residents and their guests who have no off street parking would park their cars close to the kerbs, avoid the pinch points and corners, maximise off street parking, guide anyone they see who is not a direct villager to park well away from areas that might affect th...