Oxhill News

www.oxhill.com / www.oxhill.org.uk

South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

August 2006

This months News



Open Gardens

July 11th was the worst Sunday in the whole summer to pick!  Finals at Wimbledon, the Final at the World Cup, John & Shirley Baines’ Diamond Wedding Celebration and, worst of all, a Force 8 gale!  Only Percy’s forceful pegging down kept his green and white striped tent from taking off to Tysoe.

Never mind, we tried very hard to make a go of it.

Many thanks to:

Belinda Roberts for designing and printing over 300 posters and flyers

Charles McCall for carefully drawn and helpful maps of the gardens

Carol Fox for all the teacups, chairs and helpful advice

The car-park boys who stuck out their hour-long stints stoically

Graham, Andy, Bill Fox and Charles McCall

Posy, Myrtle and Julie for the delicious scones they baked

David Knight for being on to Publicity like a flash – Radio twice a day for a week, the WHY? and the local papers.

The cream teas slid down well and took us out of the red.

I have indented for the advertisements, which set us back £130, but finally handed over the vast sum of £105.  There we go.

Last but certainly not least a massive thank you to all those who opened their gardens which, considering it was July, looked stunning.

Gill Rodwell


[I feel that thanks are also due to Gill, who took on the arranging of this traditional event when most were busy with scarecrows.  Pity about the weather; if that is against you little can be done, and my recollection was that it was awful that Sunday.  A great shame, but it has happened before and will doubtless happen again.  Editor]

This site is maintained by villagers of Oxhill for the benefit of the community and those interested in the history, news and activities that make the village such a pleasant place to live.

Send mail to the editor of the Oxhill News at news-editor @ oxhill.org.uk.

©2006 Oxhill Village (Terms and Conditions of use)

Last modified: August 01, 2006