Issue 59, Summer 2018.
The World Cup, The Queens Head re-opening and Chalgrave Open Gardens, longest hot dry spell since records began, what a brilliant start!
This year is the second year of the Chalgrave News Open Gardens event and it was a stunning success. Unlike last year when the heavens opened dead on 1 o clock, we enjoyed more benevolent weather, that coaxed people out to come out for a walk around. It was quite an achievement to have 10 gardens open in our little parish and it says a lot about our community spirit. I’ve lived here 35 years and never realised our gardens are so beautiful. Some were quaint, some cottage style; some larger and more formal. There were beautiful, well tended herbaceous borders, pots and baskets, a Moroccan courtyard, even a little railway running through one! Who knew?
These gems are usually a well kept secret. How generous of people to welcome others in to support the Chalgrave News. With homemade cakes and cream teas and the large number of plants potted up and sold, we raised over £600 which will go towards printing costs. A big thank you from the whole Chalgrave News team to everyone who took part, supported us and came along to walk round. Looks like Open Gardens will be part of our calendar every year now. Well done Chalgrave!
World Cup fever has abated after our wonderful young team’s journey came to an end with a win for Croatia in the semi final. It was so good while it lasted and everyone is convinced that they did wonders for the country’s morale.
We hope you enjoy this Summer edition.
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