Iden village voice

The concert last Sunday by five young brass players from Bristol University calling themselves Perfect Fifth was such lovely music.

If you had thought it might be a tad too loud, it wasn’t. They were very skilful very mellow and very enthusiastic. A pleasure to hear. Even the bats came out to listen !

Iden Bowls Club has made a radical decision. It is felt that the Concerts have run their course and something new would be appropriate. People in the village were disappointed at hearing the news, and so someone new to the village - Mr. Bob Hammond - is willing to try to present an Iden Variety Show. Has Iden got talent? You bet.

There will be a meeting in Iden village hall on Thursday 4th October at 7.30 pm for anyone interested. This could mean on stage, back stage, make-up, scenery etc. etc.. The show will be on 17th November. Anyone of any age is more than welcome to come to this first meeting.

Proceeds will be shared between the Church, Iden Village Hall and the Goat Sanctuary.

On Friday 5th October at 7.30 pm there will be a Quiz in the village hall for the M. S. Society. Mr. John Harrison will be the Quiz master again. Tables are for up to six people. Please bring your own cutlery, condiments and drink. To book your table and Fish and Chip supper, please ring Pat Buckland on 280 589. Tickets are £7.50.

Books are needed for the Book Fair on Saturday 13th October, from 10 am to 3 pm in the village hall. For collection please contact Ray Griffin on 280 311. This is to raise funds for the village hall which is undergoing improvements.

This weekend is a busy one in the village.

The Iden and Playden Garden Society will be holding the Autumn Flower and Produce Show at 2.30 pm in the village hall. The AGM will be at about 3.15, followed by the presentation of Trophies. There will be a new trophy at this show, for Miniature Floral Art, presented in memory of Mr. Brian Hargreaves, who was very interested in this class. Admission for adults is 50p and 30 p for children.

There is also the Harvest Flower Show in the church open on Saturday and Sunday, 29/30th. Teas will be served in the Old Hall on both days.

Unfortunately the Harvest Supper planned for Saturday 29th has had to be postponed.

One of the difficulties has been the closure of the Shop for refurbishment, therefore no ticket outlet. The shop is due to re-open on Sunday 30th September, for which huge cheers. The villagers have had a taste of what it would be like without this wonderful resource. Now we must all use it as much as possible.

There will be a meeting of the Shop Association on 16th October at 6 pm in the village hall.

Iden Parish Council will meet in the village hall on Tuesday 2nd October at 7 pm -- please note the time -- to enable your local Police representatives to listen to any concerns you may have. Local and District councillors will be present, and there is an agenda item for you to discuss any relevant issues and comment on current planning applications.

On Friday 12th October there will be a concert in the church, by young pianist Thomas Harris. There will be a reception in the Old Hall at 6.30 followed by the concert at 7.30 pm.

Next weekend is Back to Church Sunday, when we are asked to actively encourage those who used to go to church, to return. Come and join Songs of Praise at 6pm in Iden Church.

The mid-week services are 9.30 am for Morning Prayer and 3.30 pm for Evening Prayer on Wednesday.

The 9.30 am service will be Family Communion for Harvest Festival led by the Vicar.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane, Playden