The organising committee for this event has decided unanimously to postpone it until 2022, the reason being the steady rise in cases of Covid-19 and associated hospitalisation and deaths set against the fact that much of what was planned was to take place in indoor settings. Planning for the event began before the Delta variant took off, but now the prospect of greater transmission and worsening statistics nationally and locally has given us concerns that our small community could prove vulnerable to a large influx of visitors.

We are currently working on salvaging a few of the outdoor activities that were planned and you may see may notices about them in the near future.  



With generous financial support from Clun with Chapel Lawn Town Council

St Mary’s Church in Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society are holding a fund-raising event to celebrate life in and around the valley. Watch this space for the final programme or for posters pinned up round and about. £3 gets you access to all four days. Talks and walks are an additional £3. For the programme of talks, click here, and here’s here’s an overall summary of what’s planned so far. We are already starting to take advance bookings. For any more information phone 01547 530347, 07757 559409 or 01547 530395.

Thursday 7th 7.00 pm. Social Evening with bar in the village hall to open the exhibition.

Friday 8th. A quieter day for anyone still unsure about crowds who wants to view the exhibits. Also, at 11.00 am, a Foraging walk with Rob Rowe plus hedge-laying demonstration by Michael Bright.

In the car park on Saturday 9th. Demonstrations of, clog-making, basket weaving, green-wood chair-making, stained-glass work, bee-keeping, treasure hunts for children. Apple-pressing: start saving your 75 cl bottles now – glass bottles if you want it pasteurised (also there on Sunday). Hot lunches by the Cider Barn on Tour.  Aslo Kelsmor Dairy Ice-cream van.

On Sunday 10th. Mechanical Morning 11.00 am. Bring your old car, tractor, bicycle, motor-bike or any other interesting piece of machinery. Have a cup of coffee and chat with like-minded people. This will include a display of horse brasses.

An afternoon of music and song in the Church at 3.00 pm.

In the Village Hall and Church throughout. Exhibition of old photos of life in the Redlake Valley (do you have any you could contribute?). 50 years of Chapel Lawn WI, old maps, old farm receipts, wooden spoon making, past industry and ‘mystery objects’. Sale of work by the Redlake Artists Extracts from the parish magazines 1889 onwards. Display of wedding dresses by people who were married here. Flower festival continued from the previous week’s Harvest Festival.

Programme of Talks (in the Church).

Friday 7.30. Ecology and Wildlife of the River Redlake

Saturday 5.00. ‘Farming Then, Now and in the Future’ a discussion with Nick Read OBE, Agricultural Chaplain.

Saturday 7.30. Field-Names of the Redlake Valley (University of Nottingham).

More details here.

Programmes: Exhibition and displays £3, talks £3 either on the day, or to book in advance contact Patrick Cosgrove on 01547 530347/07757 559409 or Bob James on 01547 530395, or email: ­­