Wednesday 10th May 'Gardens on Camera'

at Weston Rhyn Institute, 7.30pm start

and

Saturday 13th May. PLANT SALE at Weston Rhyn Institute. 10.30am start.

PLEASE NOTE TOME OF PLANT SALE

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Lighting of

St Martins Christmas  Tree  2016

Well we set-up in the dry but it started raining as soon as we started (was it that we were singing!) Thanks to all who braved the rain and stayed until the end. It must be one of those seasonal traditions that gets Christmas started. There were lots of people including lots of children who wanted to press the plunger to switch on the lights. From 32 children Ruby was the one who's number was pulled out of the hat by the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Paul Milner.

Grow It, Make It, Show It, Show

Very Successful show again this year, lots of produce, despite the difficult growing season. Crafts and Cooking were also well supported. Thanks to everyone who contributed, Exhibitors, Judges, Stewards, committee and especially Steve Davenport who thankfully stepped in at the last minute to award the trophy's and officiate at the prizes draw.

Below are the Section Winners

Duncan Laing won the Cookery Section for his Man Cake, well done Duncan. (Duncan was at work that day so sorry no pictures)

The comment from the judge was that his cake 'out shone' the Sandwich/Sponge Cake class.

 

Allotment Holders –Top Tray winner-Alison Davie

Fruit and Veg - John Crain

Photographs - Sue Schofield

Craft - Mary Thornton

             Lexi Davies - Winner of the Children's Section

BEST IN SHOW

      BEST IN SHOW - Mary Thornton

If you think you can do better or would just like to have a go, please plan to enter next year            Saturday 16th September.

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Mondelēz International(Cadburys)

Chirk, Community Champions

Ian Evans (Manufacturing Team Leader – D Crew) and 6    others, gave a whole day to do something good in the      community. This year it was us, St Martins Community Centre. The paint work on the Centre was very tired with paint flaking off all windows, doors and some of the render had fallen off too. Jon Stollery repaired the render and the boys painted it. They painstakingly rubbed down all the paintwork, primed and glossed all the woodwork and repainted the render detail. They also levelled the failed raised bed in the Community Garden and set-in slabs to make a hop-scotch, we still need to paint the numbers on the slabs, we are hoping the Youth Club could do that. 

The Trustees give their unreserved thanks to all the boys who worked so hard on a very hot day. We are looking very tidy now a welcomed sight for all patrons of the Centre.

THANKS AGAIN BOYS—Brill job.

Connecting Shropshire

What is the latest click here to read more

St Martins Brownies

Mary Flavell came and told us all about the AM in Brighton, both resolutions were passed. The avoid food waste resolutions came from a Shropshire lady ( Snailbeach W.I.) and the other resolution NHS hospitals to improve care for patients with dementia came from a Cheshire lady( Norley W.I.)        She said she felt very proud that both ladies were quite local to us. It was an experience that all members should see at least once. Next year the AM in June will be at the Echo Arena Liverpool so ladies get your glad rags ready!

“Baz” Mr Barry Fewster from Hawkstone Park Follies wowed us with stories, slides and videos about the powerful and timeless landscape, which is only the other side of Shrewsbury.

A Big Local grant has been successful to help fund a Tie/Die workshop. This will be on October 15th in the lounge at the Miners Institute. This will be a great opportunity to come and try it. Come and have a go?

We will be going to Llandudno on July  26th (hoping the sun will shine on us!)                                                                  

Names of volunteers for the Autumn Ramble on September 24th were taken also numbers attending the Group Meeting at Gobowen on September 28th as there will be no meeting in August.

On September 6th We will be having a foot care regime for “Happy Feet” by Deborah Shaw, foot health practitioner. Starting at 7.30pm.

What have the brownies been up to!

Each year we spend time planning with the girls to provide them with a fun packed program. To do this we have Five Essentials the girls have incorporated into the Guiding program.

Working together in small groups, self-government and making decisions, sharing a commitment to a common standard, caring for the individual and to have a balanced and varied programme. I am telling you these because, we know how much your child is giving to us as guiders and how much they learn from each other and good role models, we see a shy child become confident to put their ideals forward, to make plans and decisions after working things out with others, to have a balanced program meeting new challenges head on and to share the fun with others. Guiding this year is proving to be bigger and better than ever.

So what have we been up to: Planting a Green Gage tree to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday and holding a tea party which was very well attended, a big thank you for the donations of pennies and to family members that attended.

The Brownies have been away for a camp        weekend. We stayed at the old School Lyneal which is now a Guiding house. Twenty of us     working together as part of a Boots, Boats and Bike badge. There was Lots of vegetables to peel and dishes to wash.

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JUNE REPORT

What a lovely day with fantastic weather at the Derwen fete. The W.I. stall with prizes (donated by West Felton, Whittington, Gobowen and St. Martins) sold for just £1 each, these were fabulous gifts for Ladies, Gents, & children of all ages catered for, (which raised £171).

On the 7th at the Miners Institute we had a wonderful PAMPER EVENING. Lisa from Silhouette and Deb from Pretty Vintage came and gave a lot of the ladies hand therapy massage, and gel polished nails. All these and more enjoyable TREAT-ments are HERE on our doorstep. After tea/coffee & biscuits those who wanted to had huge fun playing blind whist. (Have you ever played this game? It's amazing how many people don't know how, even children can play it). On the 18th and 19th we will be catering at the Steam Rally at Park Hall. On July 26th, a week earlier than our planned trip, we will be going to Llandudno, joining with the Fellowship trip as each year it gets harder to fill a bus. September is going to be a busy month for the W.I. here in St Martins, especially on the 24th when we are hosting a Autumn Ramble for all of Shropshire W.I.s showing them the beautiful countryside we live in around us.

Come and see or ring for information you don't have to join and you DON'T have to be over 40 !

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Valuation Day

   with Christina Trevanion and Aaron Dean

November 2015

Doors opened at 10am at St Martins Centre to a myriad of treasures, paintings, china and porcelain, a very old camera with glass plates and some jewellery and many other interesting things.  Christina and Aaron worked their way through the items one by one, giving of their expertise. Some things were beautiful to look at but not worth a great deal of cash. Some had great merit and some were simply just very interesting.

Christina said “It was a lovely, well organised venue” and that they were “happy to come again”.  “We have found some interesting item which the owners are happy for them to go to sale”. Aaron who had driven from Manchester that morning to join Christina, said “he so looked forward to the day and hoped they would find some little treasures”.

Refreshments were served and lunch supplied. Stan’s, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, M&S and Verulam’s of Ellesmere all contributed towards the refreshments - cakes, quiches, sausage rolls, salad stuffs etc. Our Thanks to each one for their support.

 Did you miss the day?  Not to worry we’re having another next March, nearer the time look out for poster etc.  
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Brownies have been  working towards there Friend to Animals Badge  and  thanks to Emily Marina and her mum we had an enjoyable evening
petting some of their rescued animals.
Not everyday you can stroke rabbits, Guinea pig  chicken, and a dog
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Wondering what to do with your, now

redundant

Tax Disk holder!

Here's one Idea from the Police


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Unsung Hero Award 2014

This year Mr Nick Heard is the Unsung Hero of St Martins.

Nick receiving his Award from Helen Williams, Parish Council Chair at the Annual Meeting of the Parish 17th April 2014.
Well done Nick

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             Congratulations to

            Mr John Roberts MBE

John's award was anounced on New Years Day, well done John.

John is one of the Communities First Responders. Effie Cadwalida said "You may all give yourselves a hearty pat on the back for your contribution, and feel proud to know someone who so deserved recognition for a lifetime`s selfless service". I am sure everyone in the village and around the area all echo this.

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The Keys - Football Team in their new kit supplied

                 by Paul Eccleston of AGRY Contractors

 

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                 U3A Silver Surfers          

At the end of their course these wonderfull people have gained in confidence and now have some computer skills that enables them to manipulate text, add a picture and a table in wordprocessing, add text, formulars and sort lists in Spreadsheets, Surf the web, understand internet security and use emails and much more.

Spanish Classes

 These are our youngsterwho wanted to learn Spanish,    they have just finnished their 2nd term and will be back in October to start a 3rd term.

 If you would like to know please give me a call at

 St Martins Centre on 01691 770204.
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Only one half has been found and has been restored.

Thank You St Martins School for preserving a piece of our history.

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St Martins Book Box - NOW OPEN      

How many of us buy books, read them and just add them to the pile?

The St Martins Book Box gives residents of St Martins, young and old, the chance to donate and borrow books.

We have over 2.000 books of all types. Book are continually donated and to make room for new book we pass on the books that we have more than one of or those we have had for some time to charity shops.

All books are donated, so we lend freely. You are able to borrow as many book as you like, for as long as you like and we will never chase you.

Some of the young people who attend The St Martins Youth Club ( Friday evenings 7.30 -9 pm) have labelled the books as Fiction , Non Fiction and Childrens and then had first choice of the stock!

 

Sue Heard 01691 774097

Sue Schofield 01691 777710

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Chirk Community Champions          

Ian Evans (Manufacturing Team Leader – D Crew) and 6    others, gave a whole day to do something good in the community. This year it was us, St Martins Community Centre. The paint work on the Centre was very tired with paint flaking off all windows, doors and some of the render had fallen off too. Jon Stollery repaired the render and the boys painted it. They painstakingly rubbed down all the paintwork, primed and glossed all the woodwork and repainted the render detail. They also levelled the failed raised bed in the Community Garden and set-in slabs to make a hop-scotch base, we still need to paint the numbers on the slabs, we are hoping the Youth Club could do that.

The Trustees give their unreserved thanks to all the boys who worked so hard on a very hot day. We are looking very tidy now a welcomed sight for all patrons of the Centre.

 

Flower and Pot Plants - Jude Williams