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[29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Local Author’s new work | 87 views]
Local Author’s new work


Writing under his pseudonym Edward Charles, Ted has recently completed a trilogy of historical novels set in Florence between 1420 and 1496.
The three book series:  “The House of Medici”  follows the rise and fall of the Medici Bank through three generations, as seen through the eyes of three different people:

·         The House of Medici – Inheritance of Power has the theme of LOYALTY. It follows the rise of the family to power under Cosimo de Medici, and  is seen through the eyes of his blue-eyed …

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[15 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Umborne trustees meeting minutes 01.05.13 | 51 views]

At Umborne Hall
Wednesday 1st May 2013 7pm

Present: Neville Cheeseman, Paul Galloway, Liz Gosling, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, John Pearce, Rob Summers, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood



Jan Coman, Kimmo Evans, Peter Rugg


Minutes of previous meeting


These were agreed and signed off


Matters arising from previous minutes

We discussed the issue of the roads around the Hall. A letter to the Parish Council had been drafted but not sent, as there had been some repairs done recently. However we felt that we should still speak with the Council to see if/when …

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[11 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Steam-up 2013 Report and Photos | 184 views]
Steam-up 2013 Report and Photos

(left click on photos to enlarge and then left click once again – photos courtesy of the Gushes)

This annual event held at Penventon in Shute

– the home of Tony & Liz Gosling is usually held in fine weather. This year we were treated to the sunniest and hottest ones of recent years.

Our numbers were slightly down this year partly because there were lots of other events taking place on the same day but also because, as it was the sunniest and hottest Saturday of the year so far, many families …

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[4 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Umborne Weather Report June 2013 | 45 views]

Here is my June 2013 Weather Summary.
After my grim forebodings about the comparison of the
Spring Weather of 2013 with that of 1962, I was interested to see how
June unfolded.
Right on cue, the early part of June settled down to
dry, sunny but not remarkably warm conditions. In fact, the nights were
often very cool, with the month’s lowest reading of 2.4C on the night of
the 3rd to 4th and another reading of under 3C  on the morning of the
10th.  Looking back at 1962, I found comparative figures for the 1st and
2nd at …