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Since the last newsletter the Society has supported two events in the village – celebrations to mark the Royal Wedding and the biennial Village Party. Both were happy, joyful occasions and we were pleased to have been of help. Thank you to all the members who helped. Next year the Diamond Jubilee!
The committee continues to receive planning applications from the District Council, and comments on these as appropriate. There are usually six or so for discussion at our monthly meeting, many of which concern the pruning or felling trees.
Also at the meetings we review, from time to time, the running of the Society and consider ways in which this might be improved. We’d be very pleased to receive comments / suggestions from the membership that might enhance the society’s performance.  You can email your ideas to the secretary at, or pass them on to me. 

Future Programme

Thursday July 7th. Rod Pearson is going to talk about the Manchester Ship Canal. As with his previous talks to the Society this one will include sound effects. And then on Saturday July 9th he will be on the coach from Repton (departing at 8a.m) to travel the length of this major waterway, stopping at places of interest and reaching the Manchester end at Salford Quays in time for a late lunch. Salford Quays has been redeveloped to include the Lowry Museum and the Imperial War Museum (North) as well as a designer outlet complex, restaurants, coffee shops etc. The coach will leave for home at 4.30p.m. There are three places left on the coach (£16). Please note that these two events are arranged to be enjoyed as a pair or singly if you are unable to get to both.
There are no events planned for August. 
Thursday September 1st. An unusual evening – David and Val Chant will be bringing live hawks, owls and falcons for their talk on Falconry Past, Present and Future. They suggest that cameras are welcome ( don’t forget the photo competition!).
Saturday  September 10th. Pam Powis will be joining the coach at Battlefield Farm near Shrewsbury. She has guided for us before and this time will be covering South Shropshire travelling via Carding Mill Valley and Church Stretton to Ludlow for lunch and a guided walk around the town with Pam and then on to Bishops Castle. The coach leaves the Arch at 8a.m and will leave for the return at 4.30p.m. Cost is £17 – some places left.
Do you already receive your Newsletter electronically?  If not, and you’d like to, just send an email to Linda at:  and you’ll be added to the distribution list for the next one.   It’s a good way to make sure you receive your copy as soon as it’s available, and you can read it on screen to save paper. 
Alan Webster 01283 701838.

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