News - April 2011

Below are reports on recent Society events. Members of the society receive regular emails about this and other news ahead of it appearing on this website.

Highclere Society Golf Day (4th Apr 2011)

Twenty players turned up at Weybrook Golf Club, Basingstoke on the 4th April for the bi-annual Golf Society day. The weather was fine; however there was a blustery wind but thankfully no rain. The scores, however, were very good with many scoring over 30 points. At lunch Patrick Hedgeland joined us, to present the prizes.

The overall winner this year was Terry Watt and for the first time we had a draw on 34 points with last time's winner Ben Briggs being beaten on the count back. Prizes also went to Simon Vince for the longest drive and Neil Leah for nearest the pin. Special prizes were awarded to Andrew Baldwin and Barry Wall.

The next Golf Society day will be in the autumn of 2011.

Ian Briggs

Wine Quiz Night (17th Feb 2011)

This year's "Spot the Wine" wine quiz was run by the Society. The wines were chosen by David Small and John Angle. On the evening 60 members and friends, grouped on 7 tables, had great fun in trying to decide which of the excellent wines matched the superb descriptions supplied. There were 4 white and 4 red wines being tasted.

The contest was very keenly fought, with the boys from Mount Close just scraping through. They received a case of wine to share with their team.

Following the quiz, a delicious ploughman's supper, prepared by Jill Williams and Ann Harwood, was served, accompanied by wine from the tastings.

Everyone enjoyed the evening and hopefully left knowing a little more about wine.

Ian Briggs


News archive

Christmas Charity Walk 2010 - 200 walkers raised £650 (Jan 2011)

Cheque presented to Help The Heroes at AGM (Nov 2010)

Report on Society's Golf Day (8 Nov 2010)

Support Highclere Film Club (Autumn 2010)

Report on the successful summer hog roast (June 2010)

Report on crime prevention meeting (May 2010)

Report on Highclere Society Golf Day (May 2010)

Report on 25th Christmas Charity Walk (January 2010)

Report on AGM Thursday 12th November (December 2009)

Highclere Society Golf Day (October 2009)

The Barn by the Shielings (September 2009)

Highclere Castle Walks (September 2009)

Penwood Forestry (September 2009)

Closure of Penwood Village Hall (September 2009)

A Great Hog Roast (July 2009)

Overhead Noise (June 2009)

Highclere Society Golf day (Apr 2009)

Highclere Castling Enabling development - next steps (Apr 2009)

Grant made to Highclere Film Club (Apr 2009)

Historic Walks Leaflet Produced (Apr 2009)

Pride in our Parish (Apr 2009)

Parish Council Still Needs Your Help (Apr 2009)

Red House Update (Mar 2009)

Air Traffic route (R41) Update (Mar 2009)

Highclere Church Safari Lunch is Back! (Mar 2009)

Greener Society - keep recycling (Jan 2009)

Over 140 Walk for the Stroke Association (Jan 2009)

Sad news - death of Phyllis Macklin (Jan 2009)

Highclere Film Club - December film: Hairspray (Dec 2008)

Parish Council - recycling bins and parish plan questionnaire (Dec 2008)

Highclere Castle Enabling Development - result of members' survey (Dec 2008)

Pride in our village - what's happening; your ideas (Dec 2008)

Annual Christmas charity walk - Faccombe (Dec 2008)

Second Golf Day report (Oct 2008)

Annual General Meeting announcement (Oct 2008)

The Summer Fizz .. it really did go with a Fizz! (July/Aug 2008)

Picnic and Pimms .. as well as some Cricket! (July/Aug 2008)

Low Flying Over Highclere (July/Aug 2008)

Snippets & Cricket Match Announcement (June 2008) website announcement (April 2008)

Red House Update (April and July 2008)

Circular walks around Highclere (April 2008)

Development in Pantings Lane (April 2008)

A343 Closure near Penwood crossroads (April 2008)

Alden Bridge closure: June - Sept 2008 (April 2008)

News from Other Groups - Kingsclere walk, Tesco's 'megashed' (Andover) (April 2008)

Night flights over Highclere (March 2008)

Fun for(wine) lovers at valentine's night 'Call my Bluff Wine' quiz (Feb 2008)

New walks project gets into its stride (Jan 2008)

Highclere Society goes green (Dec 2007)

Boost for Penwood Village Hall (Dec 2007)