Easter Egg Draw

in the village shop

in aid of outside toys

for Longparish Playgroup

Tickets 50p a strip

To be drawn on Easter Saturday 15th March

Jo Clear


Longparish School

May Fayre

Saturday 20th May

12 noon to 3pm

at Longparish School

There will be all the usual stalls and attractions plus BBQ, teas & cakes and displays from the children. A fun, family afternoon.

More details in the next issue.

If you would like to help at the Fayre please contact

Andrea Hulme 01264 720347

May Fayre Plant Stall

We need plants of all sorts for the May Fayre plant stall. So if you have a surplus of bedding or can split herbaceous plants please give some. Seeds and other garden stuff will also be very welcome. Thanks very much.

Maggie Barber tel 720459

Cucurbit Corner

There will be a good variety of cucurbits (courgettes, cucumbers, pumpkins and squashes and gourds) on sale at the May Fayre. And the Tenth Great Longparish Pumpkin Competition in October will feature classes for decorative and unusual entries of all shapes and sizes as well as huge ones. So please try something out of the ordinary for a change. There is a feature showing what they all look like on the village website.

Jeremy Barber

Longparish Cricket Club

Sponsored by Barker, Son & Isherwood

I am delighted to report a win by our Colts U15 side in the North Hants IndoorLeague at the Dummer Cricket Centre on the 2nd March. Having restricted Holybourne to 61 for 3 wickets off their allotted overs, Longparish scored 65 for 1 with an over to spare. A great win for the boys, and for Justin Jackman who has put in a huge amount of time and effort to organise LCC's first competitive Colts team. A good omen for the summer when U15 and U11 sides will be taking part in the Winchester and District Cricket Club's Association Junior League. The U15's fixtures will be played on Friday evenings and the U11's on Sunday mornings.

With, hopefully, warmer weather not too far away, several working days are being organised to get the pavilion and ground ready for the full summer programme. We plan to decorate part of the interior of the pavilion as well as giving the exterior a coat of paint, and this work, together with the continuing preparation of the wicket, outfield and nets will certainly keep us busy during April.

Winners in the February 100 Club Draw were

1st £35 no.270 Malcolm Spence-Herbert

2nd £15 no.9 Pete Askew

3rd £15 no.83 David Gould Kate Hibberd


A very special evening

 Our open evening in March held in the Village Hall was a great success. The promise of an illustrated talk about life amongst the penguins and seals of South Georgia attracted an audience of over 50 - and they were not disappointed. Sarah Lurcock, who with her husband Pat, lives and works in South Georgia gave an enthralling account, which was enriched with some stunning photography, of their lives and work in this remote island. Pat is a government officer and Sarah, a professional biologist working with the British Antarctic Survey Team.


It was a truly memorable evening and greatly enjoyed by everyone. We all wish Sarah and Pat continued happiness and success in their dedicated efforts to help preserve the wild life and natural beauty of this remote part of our planet.


The collection taken during the evening was donated to the Albatross Trust which has been set up to help protect these wonderful birds from the hazards of our modern world.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 20th April at Mallards at 7.30 pm., when our speaker will be Jonathan Mutton talking about  'Kidd's Church'

Daphne Bevan