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[19 May 2017 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall Trustees Meeting 21.2.17 | 40 views]

MEETING OF THE UMBORNE HALL TRUSTEES
7pm, Tuesday 21st February 2017, Umborne Village Hall
Present: Phillip Ambler (chair), Neville Cheeseman, Carl Coman, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, John Pearce, Carolyn Selley, Melanie Smith, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood.
1. Apologies: Peter Rugg, Rob Summers
2. Minutes of previous meeting (31st January 2017)
These were agreed and signed off by Phillip Ambler (as chair of the meeting).
3. Matters arising from previous minutes
Teresa has organised a “thank you” present for Anne & Ruhi for organising the Children’s’ Christmas Party
4. Treasurer’s update
There are several cheques waiting to be paid in. …

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[17 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Carolyn’s dinner at the Hall | 197 views]
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Umborne Hall Dinner:
(photos – courtesy of Henry – can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture)

Rob Summers reports: Who needs a celebrity Chef? 70 people attended the hall on the evening of Friday 7th of April and received a fantastic meal prepared by our own Trustee Carolyn, and served by Georgie & Mimi. A mixture of regular and new faces spawned a high volume of conversation resulting in new friendships made and others cemented with a wonderful atmosphere throughout the building.

It …

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[12 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on New Year’s Eve Party 2016 Umborne Hall | 166 views]
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(photos courtesy of Rodney mostly – they can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture)

A most enjoyable evening was spent in Umborne Hall on December 31st from 7pm to 1am. The theme of the party was P for Party and we had nearly everyone dressing up, pirates, punks and princesses and much more  – and 43 locals ate, drank and danced to their hearts’ content. The food was beef and veggie chilli prepared with love and skill by Henry and Neville. …

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[7 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute History Weekend | 79 views]
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This event organised by Ella Sweetland and her team of helpers took place in Shute Church on Saturday  15th and Sunday 16th of October 2016.
Ella writes:
“On behalf of friends of Shute Church, I  would like to thank everyone who supported the history weekend.  We hope you agree that it was a marvellous weekend which brought all the community together and encouraged old friends to come and visit us again.
In addition we are delighted to announce that we raised £1,154.55p.
We will be having meetings in the future so please come along …

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[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Autumn Supper Umborne Hall 15th October 2016 | 231 views]
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We ended up with a full house of 68 people and had a most enjoyable evening. Each table had a food box of 4 different cheeses, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled onions, 2 sorts of pate and bread and biscuits to share and for pudding there was apple crumble! Thank to all those people who prepared the food and served and cleared.
There was an autumn photo competition, judged by John Coe, which …

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[7 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Umborne Weather Report September 2016 | 42 views]

September will be remembered for generally benign conditions; more of a summer month than an autumn one. Nationally, it was one of the warmest on record, with some exceptionally warm days in the South East in the middle of the month. Infact, the year’s highest temperature of 34+C occurred at this time. It is easy to imagine that if the same combination of conditions had occurred a couple of months back, we might have broken through the 40C barrier for the first time in recordable history.
Back here in Umborne, we …

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[9 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Duck Dash Report | 171 views]
Duck Dash Report

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On Friday September 2nd we held our annual Duck Dash at Easy Bridge in Umborne. We were pleasantly surprised by the turn out as it appears that nearly the whole community of the valley came and enjoyed themselves.

There were some new faces, people who have recently moved into the area and they all commented on what a wonderful community spirit there is in our valley. So thank you all for your …

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[9 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Umborne August Weather Report | 37 views]

August 2016 started with a thoroughly wet day, with 24.7mm being recorded for the 24 hour period up to 1000 on the 2nd. This amount proved to be just over half the entire rainfall total for the month (48.9mm). The day’s total was about four times the entire July rainfall figure too.  This day was the only one of the month when the temperature failed to reach 20C. Three quarters  of the remaining total of rainfall in August fell between the 18th-20th. As a result, the prevailing picture was of …

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[12 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Umborne Cycle Trip | 148 views]
Umborne Cycle Trip

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On Saturday 11th of June, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and to do some useful excerise, 15 people of all ages ( from 12 to 68!) met up at Umborne Hall at 2pm on a fine day:
We set off on a route which we thought was going to be about 10 miles – but due to a misunderstanding it was actually 10 miles to the cream team stop at the …

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[1 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug and Summer BBQ | 242 views]
Umborne Ug and Summer BBQ

Umborne Ug 10k, Fun Run & Summer BBQ 2016:
(photos courtesy of David Vickers and Dave Thomas – left click on photo once to enlarge and left click again for a full screen picture)

Our 11th Umborne Ug 10k and fun run was held at Umborne Hall on Saturday 28th May at 6pm. The weather was very kind to us – we had sunshine, little wind and decent temperatures. The torrential rain which areas to the north had, held off until about 9.30pm when it was all over and we were home …