Chalgrave News Issue 61 – Winter 2019.

Issue 61, Winter 2019.


The latest issue of the Chalgrave News (Issue 61, Winter 2019) is now available to view here or browse past issues.

Happy New Year Readers, welcome to the first edition of 2019. We’ve enjoyed an unusually mild winter and seen spring bulbs popping up in December in complete contrast to the harsh conditions of last year. Let’s hope the remaining seasons are kind to us and we have another glorious summer. Perfect for our Open Gardens and Chalgrave Games events!

Sadly, Colin Edwynn, our longstanding landlord, lost his battle with illness in November. His send off at the Queen’s Head was a mark of the high esteem in which he was held and villagers, past and present, attended. There is a vacancy for a new pub landlord at the Queen’s Head as Angie and Axel have moved on. They did a sterling job and will be sorely missed. An opportunity not to be missed! The Plough have announced their award winning member of staff, Alison Young, who has received her Master Cellarman award from Fullers and has been awarded full marks by Cask Mask. We’ll drink to that…. Cheers!

We say goodbye and thank you to Chris and Mick McDonagh and Sarah and Gary Colnut who are moving away to pastures new. As residents of Chalgrave for over 30 years, they have served the community tirelessly and will leave very large boots to be filled. On that note, our parish has a thriving community spirit with many events and groups who are always looking for new committee members. This year there are also Parish Council vacancies to fill. If you are interested you would be more than welcome. Contact or see contacts page in the Chalgrave News.

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