LIFE IN THE REDLAKE VALLEY THEN AND NOW

MINI-FESTIVAL THURSDAY 7 TO SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

With generous financial support from Clun Town Council

ADVANCE NOTICE

St Mary’s Church in Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society are jointly planning 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. For more information phone 01547 530347 or 07757 559409. Meanwhile, here’s a summary of what’s planned so far.

In the Village Hall and the Car Park:

Exhibition of old photos of life in the Redlake Valley (do you have any you could contribute?)

Displays of 50 years of Chapel Lawn WI, old maps, old farm receipts and auction notices, past industry and ‘Mystery Objects’

Sale of work by the Redlake Artists

Demonstrations of wooden-spoon making, clog-making, basket-weaving, bee-keeping, stained-glass work and green wood chair making

Extracts from the parish magazines 1889 onwards

Apple-pressing (bring your apples)

In the Church

Treasure-hunt for children

Display of wedding dresses by people who were married here

Flower festival continued from the previous week’s Harvest Festival

An afternoon of music and song (on Sunday 10th)

Talks (also in the church)

Recollections of Chapel Lawn School (if sufficient former pupils can be found)

Farming then, now and in the future (Nick Read, Agricultural Chaplain)

Field-Names of the Redlake Valley (University of Nottingham)

Wildlife of the valley and natural flood control measures (Environment Agency)

Biodiversity in Brineddin Wood (Dr Anthony Morgan).

Also

Foraging walk with hedge-laying demonstration by Rob Rowe and Michael Bright (On Friday 8th)

‘Mechanical Morning’ (on Sunday 10th in the car park) – 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.