Community Coffee Morning - Thursday 21 July
Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade, from 10.00 - noon. Meet lots of friends, old and new, for a chat over a cup of Ben's freshly brewed coffee. And if you're new to the village, this is the place to come to be warmly welcomed and to say hello. Community Coffee Mornings are held the third Thursday of every month.
Free Summer Holiday Sports for Kids 5-11
Fun in the Sun at Corsley Playing Fields for Children 5-11
Fun in the Sun is a FREE fun activity programme delivered by Wiltshire Council's Sports Development team aimed at providing sports sessions for young people across the county.
Sports provided may change on a week by week basis but will include tag rugby, cricket, football, dodgeball, tennis, rounders, athletics and ream activities.
Sessions will take place at the Corsley Memorial Playing Field on THURSDAYS - 28 JULY, 4, 11 and 18 August.
Elizabethan Evening - Saturday 6th August
This year's much awaited theatrical extravaganza, The Elizabethan Evening at Manor Farm, Corsley, comes over all Cornwellian and a bit seasidey with it's presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruggigore, performed by the outstanding Illyria Theatre Company. All proceeds go to local charities.
Now in it's 14th year, The Elizabethan Evening is an annual community event of open-air theatre, supper and musical merriment, held in the beautiful grounds and surroundings of historic Manor Farm.
Seating is provided and refreshments will be available from the licenced bar as well as coffee during the interval. Those with supper tickets will be seated on benches with fellow diners. Alternatively, bring a picnic.
Ticket Prices: Adults £14, Children 5-16 years £7, Two course supper £8 (booked in advance)
Gates open: 5.30pm, Supper: 6.00-7.00pm, Performance starts at 7.30pm.
To book phone 01373 832113 or email
Croquet and Cream Teas - Sunday 7th August
Croquet and Cream Teas
A wonderful afternoon of relaxing fun is planned for all ages on Sunday 7th August, 2:30 onwards at the village hall.
Come and join in the fun - this is Croquet for beginners - however, serious players are very welcome to show the rest of us how it's done!
We'll also have Boules and maybe a game of Rounders if we need to wear out the children.
The other part of the afternoon is the Cream Teas with Wendy's delicious home made scones. Savoury and sweet toppings, teas and a well stocked bar.
Do join us to bash a ball through some hoops or just to sit in the sun and relax.
August Parish Council Meeting Cancelled
The parish council meeting scheduled for Thursday 11 August has been cancelled.
The next PC meeting will now take place on Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda will be posted here in due course.
Contact Phil on 832845 or email:
Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations Report
After a damp morning putting up the tents and gazebos Chapmanslade School Choir opened the party with their delightful singing of several carefully chosen songs to perform a fitting tribute to the Queen - including Happy Birthday Your Majesty!
The crowds soon arrived and enjoyed duck racing, egg throwing, skittles, making birthday cards, Beat the Buzzer, a bouncy castle and games organised by Active Trowbridge.
Meanwhile cakes arrived for the Bake Off competition which was judged by Alison Godwin and her friend, Clare and despite fierce opposition was won by Mrs. Queenie O’Sullivan. The cakes were then served to accompany teas and coffees, while Ben from The Three Horseshoes provided delicious pulled pork and a bar. There were no excuses to be hungry or thirsty!!
The arrival of Kapow Super Heroes and Princesses caused great excitement amongst the children (and some of the adults!!) Many photos were taken, while children chatted or just stood in awe of Spiderman, The Little Mermaid and Elsa!
There was great excitement at 5-30 pm when a drone flown by Richard and Kieran Garvey took photos and videos – which will soon be on the village website!
The night was still young, as the raffle was drawn and won by David Arthur, and the Tug o’Wars took place between various age groups.
Still enjoying food and drink, the party continued until Lou Knight, Chloe Johnson and Bex Mould took to the stage and enchanted us all with their beautiful singing. This was followed by our very own Cleyhill Stompers who entertained us all well into the night.
It was certainly a party to remember by young and old alike, and I am sure the queen wished she had been there in person to celebrate her birthday!!
Thanks must go to ALL the helpers, and people who so kindly donated cakes, who enabled the event to be such a resounding success. There are too many names to mention, but special thanks must go to Roy Colman (a relative newcomer to the village) for his superb organisation.
Click here to see some photos
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