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hope people are enjoying the summer break. Our programme restarts on the 9th
September and contains a number of interesting and informative meetings as
listed in the newsletter. The Repton Village History Group has produced a
collection of old photographs and pictures of the area in a booklet -
‘Repton, Historic Capital of Mercia’. Copies will be available at the
RVS meetings or from Alan Kimber. A well worth-while addition to the
‘Remembering Repton’ booklet.
FLORAL CONTAINER I FRONT GARDEN COMPETITION 2004
year the number of entries was down from the previous year (closure of the
newsagents seems to have made a difference!). However the standard was as
high as before, setting the judge some tough decisions. There are some new
names amongst the winners.
winners of the Floral Container and Front Garden Competition are:
overall ‘Best in Show’ was Mrs Gibbs of 15 Pinfold Lane winning the
‘Judge’s Rose Bowl.
prizes (vouchers for Bretby Nurseries) will be presented at the Repton
on the 4th September and have been sponsored by both the Repton
Parish Council and Bretby Nurseries.
the Autumn we are intending to plant Daffodil bulbs in the slope of the
grass verge near the village name sign on Milton road, following a
successful similar planting near the Telephone Exchange several years ago.
If you would like to
help please contact Alan Webster on 01283 701838 for further details- we
do need Volunteers! This is something that the Society can do that
benefits the whole Village. We do hold Cultivation Licences for all verges
at the village entrances and hope to repeat this work other years.
see the attached sheet for advance details of the planned programme of
meetings for 2005.
Gifford, who is an expert on water and windmills gave an illustrated talk
on “The Mills of Repton Brook" at our July meeting. This was the
first time in around 25 years that the group has had a speaker at one of
traced the history and activities at the seven mills which were located
between Hartshorne and Repton and supported his talk with an interesting
selection of slides, including a rare one of the interior machinery at
Repton Mill. Over the years these mills gave considerable employment to
local people and it is surprising that, what today, seems a quiet stream
produced the energy to drive all of this equipment. It was a most
enjoyable presentation and we thank Alan for the time he spent with us.
History group starts its Winter Season on meetings in September and these
will be in the Village hall starting at 7.30pm. We hope that you will find
some interesting subjects in our programme and come along and join us -
everyone is welcome. We do ask for a donation to help cover the costs of
the hail and refreshments are available.
next few meetings are:
Tuesday 7th September - Slide show of old photos of South Derbyshire by David Smith
5th October - Talk
- The Button Box” by Graham Nutt
2nd November - Workshop Evening
7th December - Social evening, Quiz & Mince Pies
4th January 2005 - Slide show of old Repton Views by David Guest
look forward to seeing you.
Just a reminder of the rest of the meetings for 2004
Thursday 9th September - Maxwell Craven who will talk about "Joseph Pickford"
Thursday 7th October - "Jesse Boot and Boot the Chemist" by Chris Weir
Thursday 4th November - "The Royal National Lifeboat Institution" by Richard Dobson
Saturday 4th December - Coffee morning - details to be announced
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