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Saturday, May 6

  1. page The Diary edited ... Further info contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325 or John Clarke on 0118 971 2768 Proceeds towar…
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    Further info contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325 or John Clarke on 0118 971 2768
    Proceeds towards re building the Victory Room.
    VICTORY ROOM FUND RAISING : STARTING MAY 2017.
    The Victory Room Trustees have drawn up plans and obtained Planning Consent to replace the present 100 y'o building with a new Village Hall (the new Victory Room) in order to accommodate village clubs and functions slightly easier and with very much more efficient energy saving and improved kitchen and meeting facilities. It will be of the same general appearance as the existing one but will accommodate up to 80 for meals instead of the present 65-70. It will also have an additional small meeting and an open pavilion at the Rec Ground end for watching matches or providing a picnic area.
    Full details of this project - which it is hoped will be completed by 18 November 2018 - 100 yeas after the original Victory - can be found at its own website "www.the new victory room.org.uk". Donations are being sought from Parish members and a number of Charitable Trusts and local business.
    All information and queries are available from the Chairman, john.clarke@live.co.uk.

    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
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Thursday, January 5

  1. page The Diary edited ... TICKETS £20 (£10 under 16) Dress: formal, evening or Highland. Further info contact Alastair …
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    TICKETS £20 (£10 under 16) Dress: formal, evening or Highland.
    Further info contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325 or John Clarke on 0118 971 2768
    Proceeds towards re building the Victory Room.
    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
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  2. page The Diary edited ... You can enter below, in chronological order, brief details of any events of interest for which…
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    You can enter below, in chronological order, brief details of any events of interest for which you may be responsible. Click on Edit to enter your info and don't forget to Save when you've finished. Any queries email us on the link provided.
    See also the Parish Council website for more events http:// www.buckleburyparish.org : See also Regional Links at bottom of index on left of this page.
    EVENTS for 2017 - scroll down to below
    Events listed here for 2016: (earliest at the top)
    Satrurday 23rd January
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    Proceeds will go towards the New Victory Room to be constructed as soon as funded and hopefully to be opened
    in time for the centenary of the Armistice in 2018.
    ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE2017
    THE
    2017 HIGHLAND
    ON SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2017
    Burns Nicht supper: with TheAt the victory Room, Bucklebury Village, RG7 6PS
    7.30 FOR 8.00PM
    The haggis will be piped in at about 8.15 followed by a generous 2 course supper and a wee dram or two.
    Bar open for wines and spirits; Raffle
    The
    Reading St
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    Major
    Ron Paterson. Full instruction for those joining inPaterson will guide us through the Reels.Reels, Jigs, Srathspeys and Waltzes
    Mandy Shora will entertain us with a number of Scottish Songs and Ballads
    Auld Syne at 11.30 - Carriages at 11.30pm
    TICKETS £20 (£10 under 16) Dress: formal, evening or Highland.

    Further info tba or contact Alastair
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    971 3325 or John Clarke on 0118 971 2768
    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
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Thursday, September 22

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    Click here for the old The Parish of Bucklebury Site (This site is under review but contains standing information.e.g. Parish history, Church history and artefacts etc and attractive photographs of the village and environs)
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  4. page The Diary edited ... Sunday 12th June: Thanksgiving Service in St Mary's 10am BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday…
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    Sunday 12th June: Thanksgiving Service in St Mary's 10am
    BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday October 8th 2016
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    noon to 9.30pm.6.30pm. Entry and
    castle, masses of beer and hotdogs etc. Pimms, Tea tent. live bands. Dog Show. Further details see Beerfest
    website www.bucklebury.beer.co uk or the Victory Room Committee.
    Proceeds will go towards the New Victory Room to be constructed as soon as funded and hopefully to be opened
    in time for the centenary of the Armistice in 2018.
    ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE 2017 HIGHLAND CEILIDH
    ON SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2017
    Burns Nicht supper: with The Reading St Andrews Scottish Dancers and Pipe Major
    Ron Paterson. Full instruction for those joining in the Reels.
    Further info tba or contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325

    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
    Wassail
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  5. page The Diary edited ... BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday October 8th 2016 In the Village Rec Ground 12.00 noon to…
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    BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday October 8th 2016
    In the Village Rec Ground 12.00 noon to 9.30pm. Entry and parking free. Arts and Craft stalls, tea & coffee, bouncy
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    Tea tent. Coffee live bands.
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    Beerfest
    website
    www.bucklebury.beer.co
    www.bucklebury.beer.co uk or
    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
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    6.30pm onwards: Village picnic and barbecue in Rec Ground and Victory Room. Numbers limited to 200: entry
    by ticket only £5 to include barbecue: bring your own picnic and refreshments. (0118 971 4128)
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    12th June: ThanksgivingThanksgiving Service in
    BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday October 8th 2016
    In the Village Rec Ground 12.00 noon to 9.30pm. Entry and parking free. Arts and Craft stalls, tea & coffee, bouncy
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    hotdogs etc. Pimms, Tea tent. Coffee live bands. Dog Show. Further details tba. (Thesee Beerfest
    website
    www.bucklebury.beer.co uk or the
    Victory Room Committee)Committee.
    (Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)
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Friday, April 15

  1. page St Mary's Church Clock - automatic winding edited St Mary's Church Tower Clock - design and installation of Electric Winding. The Gillet & Blan…
    St Mary's Church Tower Clock - design and installation of Electric Winding.
    The Gillet & Bland 1882 tower clock works in the conventional way with two heavy weights, one for the "going" and one for the "strike", and wound by hand once a week. The last chief winder was Mr Ken Bartholomew who climbed the 39 steps every week for thirty years. He retired in 1995 and volunteers were difficult to find thereafter. Fortunately Mr Robin Wallace-Sims, a mechanical and electric designer, took on the specialised task of installing electric winding as a hobby. This resulted in a sophisticated design using the existing weights and fully automatic switching. Mr Wallace-Sims insisted on as little intrusion into the original structure so that the mechanism is hardly noticeable. This was completed in December 1999 at virtually no cost. In 2011 the motor driving the striking mechanism required replacing and Mr Wallace-Sims was working on this when sadly he was taken ill and died before he could complete it. The time keeping itself was unaffected. Since then it has taken a few years to organise the mechanical and electric repair and again the experts involved have kept costs to the bare minimum. Finally, by Easter 2016 the work was finished and the clock was striking once again.
    Much gratitude is due to all those involved and especially to Mr John Bishop of Connect Limited, electrical wholesalers of Shaw who has spent may hours improving the electric circuitry. We are now hopeful that the clock will continue to look after itself - every 24 hours - for at least another 133 years. (AMcOC)

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