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Parish Fete 2015

The Lawn was the place to be today, for the annual Parish Fete!

A wonderful time as usual at the annual Parish Fete! It was once again held on The Lawn, next to the River Test across from All Hallows church, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

Congratulations to Tosha for winning the darts competition!

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A First Visit to the Laverstoke Gin Distillery on its Opening Day

The entrance to the Mill

I had some errands to run in Basingstoke this afternoon; on the way back I stopped by the new Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke, next to Whitchurch, Hampshire (or Overton depending on your allegiances).

Today was its first day open to the public. It is wonderful to behold.


Let down by BT again

Why did a CEO send me some crisps? Find out...

Why did a CEO send me some crisps? Find out…

The popular UK telephone and broadband company towed me along for months during my contract renewal, but then when I looked at my bill this week I saw that they broke their promises. Along the way, they broke their promises to the people in the town in which I live, too.

Separately, a CEO sent me two three boxes of crisps this week. More on that later.

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Chasing Ice movie screened after Katya’s talk


Katya Popova made a short presentation about the Arctic before the movie.

We licensed the ‘Chasing Ice‘ movie to show in Whitchurch’s Gill Nethercott Centre tonight.

Just before it was shown, Katya gave a brief talk about the Arctic and showed some of the research being done at the National Oceanographic Centre […]

Campaigning for a Torch Relay through town

I’ve been working with our town’s mayor to gather signatures on a petition – we hope to convince the organisers of the London 2012 Summer Olympics to bring their Torch Relay through towns, including Whitchurch.

We know the Torch Relay will be going through Basingstoke on Wednesday 11 July 2012 and heading to Winchester […]