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Valentine’s Dance

On the 18th February we held a dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Village Hall. The talented Mick Covey provided the music and song, with music from the 60’s to the 80’s. About 45 people of all ages attended, with a good time had by all.

Mileham Open Gardens

On the 2nd July an Open Gardens event, organised by the Upper Nar Gardeners, was held in Mileham. Eleven households very generously agreed to open their gardens to the public, with the aim of raising funds for the Village Hall.  The gardens represented a variety of size, type and maturity of garden, from large long established plots to smaller gardens only a few months old – and everything in between.

Many people in the village rallied round to make the event happen. As part of the preparations, we had people baking, picking up litter in the village, weeding the hall car park, trimming back overhanging foliage and doing all the fun jobs like clearing drains at the hall!

Despite earlier problems with the changeable weather the gardeners themselves put a huge amount of effort into ensuring that the gardens all looked at their best. We were extremely fortunate that, on the day, the weather was pretty much ideal for this type of event - warm and sunny, but not too hot. Consequently, the turn out exceeded our wildest expectations, with over 230 people coming from all over the county to enjoy the gardens and to browse the plant, craft  and book stalls at the hall

Mileham's bakers excelled themselves, producing a range of tasty treats. Our team of helpers serving refreshments were kept extremely busy all day - and we almost hit the ultimate disaster of nearly (but not quite) running out of cake.

We had a number of very positive comments about the quality of the gardens and the friendliness of all concerned, which made the day very enjoyable for all.

As an added bonus, just over £1,000 was raised towards the upkeep of the Village Hall - an absolutely superb result.

The pictures below show the preparation for the event and give an indication of how lovely the gardens looked.

‘Macmillan’ Coffee Morning

A number of people attended the event, both to sample the coffee/tea and excellent cakes, and also to buy from the bric-a-brac stall. The raffle proved very popular, bringing the total made to £144.35, which has been sent to Macmillan to support the superb work they do in assisting people affected by cancer.

Pictures by Tony Gray