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KIT October 2022

Dear reader,

Welcome to our October edition.  A shorter issue this month, so please read on.

If you have something for KIT, please get in touch.

John Powell
KIT editor

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Please send contributions for the November edition by the end of Wednesday 26th October to

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The Five Village Proms


Friday 21st October


Mark Blackwell writes:

Friday 21st October, 7.30pm, Fladbury Church

A fabulous evening of music by Handel, Parry, Gershwin, Elgar and others, performed by the talented musicians of Charlton, Cropthorne, Fladbury, Hill & Moor, Wyre Piddle, and beyond.

Come and enjoy old favourites and new discoveries at the Five Villages Prom!

Tickets available from the butchers in the village, Fladbury Pies & Sausages, or via Eventbrite at

Tickets are £12 each, or £8 for under 18s.

We hope you can come to this entertaining event which is raising monies for the church and the Refugee charity in Evesham.

Contact Mark, email: or tel: 07768 146879.


The Fladbury Players
proudly present



18th & 19th November


Helen Jones writes:

The Fladbury Players' next performance is a murder mystery entitled "Murder by Mattress" on the 18th & 19th November at Fladbury Village Hall.

Tickets are £10 and include a ploughman's supper as well as a chance to spot the murderer!

Tickets are available from Helen Jones (tel: 07891443428), Fladbury Pie Shop, and Fladbury Social Club.


The Dame Edna Experience


Saturday 31st December


The Dame Edna Experience is returning to help us celebrate NYE with a New Year's Eve Extravaganza in Fladbury Village Hall. There will be a disco and then the show. The show is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 or for those with a delicate constitution. The disco will resume after the show (about 11pm) to see the New Year in.

Tickets will be on sale later this month.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see Dame Edna who has an international reputation. We are so lucky that she has agreed to come back to the village.

Any queries please contact Helen Jones on 07891443428.


'Life in America'


by Gerard Womack


Gerard Womack, Fladbury, writes:

Recently my third novel 'Life In America' ISBN 978-1-80074-333-5 was published by Olympia Publishers – a sequel to my first romantic novel 'It All Began In Warsaw', ISBN 978-1-78830-074-2.

'Life in America' is set in the tense political background born of the aftermath of the Second World War, when two young people met in a chance encounter and began a lifelong love affair. However, they must face the perils of being reluctant pawns in the arena of Cold War espionage caught between the machinations of the US and the newly reformed Russian Federation. Helping to maintain the fragile peace between the two nations threatens to divide the two lovers casting a shadow over the idyllic romance. The story is one of profound struggle but also eternal hope and purist love.


Church Services & News



A Service to Remember Loved Ones
This is a service we hold once a year, dedicated to remembering loved ones; also known as All Souls' Service. This year the service will be on Sunday 30th October at 4pm at St John the Evangelist Church, Charlton. It is a short service with hymns, prayer, an opportunity to light a candle in memory of loved ones and reflect. All are welcome and if you would like the name of loved ones remembered, please add them to the list which you'll find on the welcome desks of all our churches from 1st October. If you can offer transport or need transport to this service, please contact Meredith (tel: 446276) or Celia (tel: 861348).

Fladbury Village Harvest Celebration
What a lovely, relaxed & fun evening! So good to see all ages coming together, celebrating and saying "thank you" for Harvest and community. Thank you to all who came, all who shared food and drink, and those who provided games for the kids and young families. Thank you too for all who helped set up beforehand and clear away afterwards. A total of £65 was collected on the evening for Farm Africa, along with goods for Pershore Foodbank – the Five Alive Harvest Appeal.

Sarah and Jane
Parish Priest and Fladbury Community Orchard & Nature Reserve Chair



Sunday 2nd October

11am Fladbury Holy Communion

Saturday 8th October

6pm Wyre Piddle Harvest Celebration
  followed by supper in Village Hall

Sunday 9th October

9.30am Cropthorne Holy Communion
11am Fladbury Morning Worship
11am Wyre Piddle Holy Communion

Sunday 16th October

9.30am Bishampton Holy Communion
11am Fladbury Holy Communion
11am Lower Moor Harvest Festival

Sunday 23rd October

9.30am Charlton Holy Communion
11am Fladbury Morning Worship

Sunday 30th October

11am Bishampton Holy Communion for All Saints
4pm Charlton All Souls Service

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Parish Priest:
The Revd Sarah Dangerfield, tel: 861669

Five Alive Parish Wardens:
Meredith Debenham, tel: 446276
Celia Willis, tel: 861348

Bishampton & Throckmorton Church Warden:
Peter Chatterton, tel: 462349


Classifieds 📰

Please contact John at if you'd like an entry in this section.

Personal Notices

Jean Quarterman
Heartfelt thanks to the many people who sent cards of condolence on Mum's death. The messages they conveyed showed us she was loved and respected by others in the same way she is by us.
Best wishes,
Margaret and Beth

Reclining Chair Wanted
WANTED please – a reclining chair. If you can help, please email me, Mary Bowley, on or telephone 860070.


Regular Events & Groups

Book Club (Wyre Piddle WI)
For details of the next meeting, please contact Wendy.
Wendy Berry, email:

Charlton Chattery
2.30pm, Friday 28th October — Chattery in the Old Schoolroom.
Diane Barlow, email:, tel: 01386 860521

Coffee & Cake, Fladbury Social Club
Come along and join us enjoying good company and conversation on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Helen Jones, tel: 07891 443428

Coffee & Chat, Cropthorne
Tuesday mornings, 10am to 12noon, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall. Come along with a friend or make new friends. Borrow books or games from the library. Members of Village People help run this. If you would like to help please just come along.
Kathy Rayers, email:, tel: 07811 190555

Crafters & Creators
Meet 3rd Friday of the month in Charlton Old Schoolroom, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Bring your own project and meet other crafters. Next get together Friday 21st October. For more information Elaine 07729256076 or Loraine 07947633724.
Elaine, tel: 07729256076
Loraine, tel: 07947633724

Craft Group, Cropthorne
Monday 10th October, 2-4pm, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall. £2 to include coffee/tea. Bring along whatever you do or just come along and learn something different.
Kathy Rayers, email:, tel: 07811 190555

Fladbury & Cropthorne Bellringers
The band practise on Thursday evenings, 7pm-9pm. Normally this will be at Fladbury, but we also plan to practice once a month at Cropthorne. Thank you for your understanding and generous support as the band reforms post-Covid and new ringers learn the ropes.
John Powell, Tower Correspondent, email:

Fladbury Community Orchard & Nature Reserve
Next work party on Saturday morning, 8th October. To know more about the Orchard & Nature Reserve, please contact me, Jane.
Jane Bugg, email:, tel: 01386 860531

Games Café
Meets every Wednesday, 10.30am-12noon, Fladbury Village Hall.
Sally Hutchinson, tel: 01386 861206

Knit & Natter
We are due to meet on Thursday 6th October, 10am at Fladbury Social Club.
Please bring your knitted chains along with you too.
Anti-slavery chains with information leaflets will be displayed on notice boards in the villages and churches to make people aware of human trafficking and modern slavery.
Karen Walton, email:, tel: 07811 480152

Morning Get Together
For details of the next Morning Get Together, please contact Diane.
Diane Barlow, email:, tel: 01386 860521

New courses start in Fladbury Village Hall:
7.30pm, Tuesday 1st November
10.30am, Friday 4th November
Diane Gray, email:, tel: 07967136750

Tuesday Lunch in the Pub returned in September with a delicious lunch in the Chequers, including absolutely fab chips! The next TULIP is on Tuesday 18th October. I will be circulating the menu – please let me, Jane, know if you would like to receive it.
Jane Bugg, email:, tel: 01386 860531

Village People
August saw 35 members enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea at Holland House in Cropthorne. This is our second annual tea and couldn't be better to enjoy the end of a long hot Summer.
September MacMillan Coffee Morning with everyone enjoying homemade cakes and cookies. Lashings of coffee and tea! We continued into the evening with a couple of glasses of wine with a Beetle Drive, Stand-Up Bingo, and a great raffle. Many visitors won more than one prize! Estimated funds raised for MacMillan cancer care nearing £500. Thank you to everyone who baked, served and ate on the day and enjoyed lots of fun in the evening.
On 11th October Village People are hosting a Fashion Show from Blue in Pershore. We have eight glamorous models so come along and enjoy the show at 7pm Tuesday 11th October, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall. £6 including a glass of wine. Kathy Rayers, email:, tel: 07811 190555


Other Events

Open Day, Old Schoolroom, Charlton
11am to 3pm, Saturday 15th October.
Diane Barlow, email:, tel: 01386 860521

Workman Trust AGM
7pm, Thursday 20th October, Old Schoolroom, Charlton. All Villagers over 18 welcome.
Diane Barlow, email:, tel: 01386 860521

Charlton Autumn Fayre
11am to 2pm, Saturday 22nd October, Old Schoolroom.
Diane Barlow, email:, tel: 01386 860521


Community Minibus

These are the upcoming minibus trips to Pershore:

Wednesday 12th October
Wednesday 26th October

Please remember to ring the Volunteer Centre in Pershore on 01386 554299, up to lunchtime on the day before the next trip, to book (or cancel) your place. Press One for Transport and give your name and details for The Fladbury Community Minibus Shopping Trip.

If you wish to use the minibus and are not pre-registered with the Volunteer Centre, please contact John Bolt on 01386 860768 or 07772 495126.


Mobile Library

Wednesday 12th October (2nd Wednesday)
11:30-11:45, Broadway Lane, Fladbury
11:50-12:05, Chantry, Fladbury
12:10-12:25, Post Office, Lower Moor

Tuesday 25th October (4th Tuesday)
13:15-13:30, Lay-by, Cropthorne
13:35-13:50, The Green, Cropthorne
13:55-13:10, Ryden Lane, Charlton



Charity Christmas Fair
Saturday 26th November

Looking ahead, the Charity Christmas Fair to be held on Saturday 26th November in Fladbury Village Hall – a good opportunity for some Christmas shopping supporting several charities. More information in the November KIT.
Jane Bugg, email:, tel: 01386 860531

Tree of Light 2022
Remembering a loved one this Christmas

The Rotary Tree of Light is there for people to remember loved ones whilst donating to charity. Every year around £14,000 is donated to charitable causes. Details of those charities supported to date are listed on our website:

The names of your remembered loved ones are published on our website, in the Evesham Journal newspaper and in the Book of Remembrance displayed in the Evesham Library.

To remember your loved ones and to donate please go to the website.

You can: complete the online form; download a form and post it to Evesham Rotary, PO Box 328 Evesham WR11 9FJ; or ring 07764 528044 and request a form to be sent to you.


October 2022 🗓

6th, Thursday
  • Knit & Natter, 10am, Fladbury Social Club
8th, Saturday
  • Work Party, 10am, Fladbury CO&NR
10th, Monday
  • Craft Group, 2-4pm, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall
11th, Tuesday
  • Village People Fashion Show, 7pm, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall
12th, Wednesday
  • Community Minibus to Pershore
  • Mobile library, 11:30-11:45, Broadway Lane, Fladbury
  • Mobile library, 11:50-12:05, Chantry, Fladbury
  • Mobile library, 12:10-12:25, Post Office, Lower Moor
15th, Saturday
  • Open Day, 11am-3pm, The Old Schoolroom
18th, Tuesday
  • TULIP, 12noon, The Chequers Inn
20th, Thursday
  • Workman Trust AGM, 7pm, The Old Schoolroom
21st, Friday
  • Crafters & Creators, 2.30pm-4.30pm, The Old Schoolroom
  • The Five Village Proms, 7.30pm, Fladbury Church
22nd, Saturday
  • Charlton Autumn Fayre, 11am-2pm, The Old Schoolroom
25th, Tuesday
  • Mobile library, 13:15-13:30, Lay-by, Cropthorne
  • Mobile library, 13:35-13:50, The Green, Cropthorne
  • Mobile library, 13:55-14:10, Ryden Lane, Charlton
26th, Wednesday
  • Community Minibus to Pershore
28th, Friday
  • Charlton Chattery, 2.30pm, The Old Schoolroom


And Beyond 📡



Tue 1st New Pilates course starts
Fri 4th New Pilates course starts
Fri 18th The Fladbury Players' Murder by Mattress
Sat 19th The Fladbury Players' Murder by Mattress
Sat 26th Charity Christmas Fair


Sat 31st The Dame Edna Experience

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