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COLWALL

Nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills

Lies the village of Colwall...

Where live a happy community,

Dog walkers, hikers, riders...imbibers!

Three schools, post office, florist, village shop

Pharmacy, butcher, Dr and two coffee stops

Jo for hair and sympathy, even a

Grand Library...

Hotel of repute and charming old church

Car repairs... its all there...

But the heart of this  Village...

Are its Clubs...

A Cricket Club, which welcomes everyone

Games for all, ladies, gentlemen and little ones...

Hot dogs, hamburgers, fun in the sun, matches many

Played and won, well stocked bar...top village at Lords...

"Colwall Ladies' Club" plays a large part in welcoming

newcomers to the village heart...

"The Colwall Players" theatre in their veins... entertain...

"The Arts Society" meets in our village hall,

Many groups flourish in this village... Colwalll...

Then the pure water which flows free

The gentle rolling Malvern Hills, mystical, musical,

British Camp, brooding, guarding down the ages...

Folding and embracing those living at its feet,

Engendering tranquility, soft air... peace.        (J.P.)

A Romantic Idea from Rosemary Wilson!

Colwall Village Valentine
Brighten up February
Decorate the Village
Windows, Gardens, Doors etc
In a
Love Theme
From 9th to 15th February
For the interest and amusement 
of passers-by in Lockdown.

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Burns Night Comes to Colwall!

Another fun display from Rosemary

Autumn 2020 - Visits to The Picton Garden

Special reserved visiting times were arranged with Helen Picton of The Picton Garden for our Members, this Autumn. Many socially distanced Members took advantage of this and enjoyed the fresh air, trees and plants, especially, of course, the Michaelmas Daisies!.

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Our socially distanced coffee morning in the sunny gardens at Colwall Park Hotel, 1st September 2020. A great success!

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02/09/20 A tasty and warming recipe from Beryl!

Courgette Soup (serves 4 -6):

Ingredients:

2tbs Olive oil

½ oz butter

1 medium onion – roughly copped

2lb courgettes – trimmed and sliced

1tsp dried oregano

4oz Dolcelatte cheese or similar

½ pint single cream

1 pint vegetable stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Sprigs of fresh oregano/extra cheese to garnish

Method:

Heat oil and butter in large pan.

Add onion and cook gently for 5 mins stirring until softened but not brown.

Add courgettes, oregano and season to taste.

Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour in stock and bring to boil stirring, lower heat, half cover pan and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in cheese until melted.

Process in blender until smooth.

Add 2/3 cream and stir over heat (do not boil).

 

Pour into bowls, swirl remaining cream and garnish!

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30/08/20 Patricia recommends these Historical Novels:

I am not an avid reader of historical novels, but long before Hilary Mantel arrived on the scene there was Sharon Penman. Personally I find Sharon Penman’s books much more enjoyable, so I cannot recommend her highly enough. 

Her books cover:-

Welsh Princes - Here Be Dragons, Fall the Shadow, The Reckoning.  Eleanor of Aquitaine – When Christ and his Saints Slept, Time and Chance, Devil’s Brood.  Justin de Quincy – The Queen’s Man, Cruel as the Grave, Dragon’s Lair, Prince of Darkness.  Lionheart – Lionheart, A King’s Ransom.  Novels – The Sunne in Splendour, The Land Beyond the Sea.

27/08/20 Christine recommends these 'uplifting reads':

Rachel Joyce -The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy and The Music Shop (especially beautiful, I think!).

Joanna Cannon - The Trouble with Sheep & Goats and Three things about Elsie.

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27/08/20 A Craft idea from Christine: 

Only Lockdown could have driven me to devise this felted Noughts and Crosses game, but our granddaughters enjoy using it and love the little people!

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25/08/20 Book Recommendations from Megan:

During the strict  lockdown and the recent weeks there has been more time for reading than when life was busier. I have enjoyed many books but two stick in my mind particularly, and I recommend them to anyone who enjoys a good read.

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult – I have enjoyed all of her novels but this one is very good, and topical, dealing with race prejudice in America.

 

Selling Hitler by Robert Harris – someone suggested I read this. I thought it was going to be one of his fictional works, all of which I have found engrossing. His writing is impeccable and his research exhaustive. I discovered as I began reading that Selling Hitler is factual. It is the most amazing story – stranger than fiction.  It is not an easy romp but well worth the effort!

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Photos from

'A Midsummer's Night'

in Colwall

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