The fete is nearly upon us, and for once it looks like we might have some reasonable weather, so we hope to see you all on Friday evening.
In this issue:
The Birlingham Evening Fete takes place this Friday, 7th June, at the cricket ground, starting at 6.30pm. There are over 30 attractions, including a selection of stalls (tombola, cakes, collectibles, books, produce etc.), demonstrations (jewellery making, honey, reflexology and bricklaying), food & bar, raffle, games & competitions, children's area, bouncy castle, face painting and steam engine rides. Please come along and bring your friends and family.
If you have anything to donate towards the fete, please contact the following:
  • Tombola: Charlotte Butler, Bay Tree Cottage, Church Street (01386 751474)
  • Produce: Deliver to Steve McVittie, Rough Hill House, Upper End (or phone: 01386 751717)
  • Books: Felicity Collier, Whitehall House, Whitehall Lane (01386 751174)
  • Cakes: Judy Stanton, The Moors, Lower End (01386 750107)
  • Collectibles: Walter Clode, The Grange, Lower End (01386 750281)
The fete will also include a fun dog show, with classes for Fancy Dress (Christmas Theme), Waggiest Tail, Cutest Teenager (less than 3 yrs), Smartest Adolescent (3-10 yrs), Best Looking Veteran (over 10 yrs), Best Biscuit Catcher, Most Like Its Owner and Dog the Judge Wants to Take Home. For more information, contact Cathy Brunet on 01905 841766 or email
If you haven’t yet become involved and can spare a few minutes to help, let us know at
The phone box is now being prepared as the information centre for this year’s Birlingham Flower & Produce Show. From this Friday (7th June), the phone box will contain show schedules and other information.
The Show also has its own Facebook page, which you can visit for updated information at
2013 is Birlingham Cricket Club’s Centenary Year and the Club are holding a series of events during the season to commemorate the occasion. Apart from a Cricket Week starting on Monday 15th July, there are plans for a car rally and music night later in the year.
The Club has made an excellent start to the season, with both the 1st XI and 2nd XI winning all four of their first four matches. Both teams are now near the top of their leagues. Games are played at Birlingham Cricket Ground every Saturday and most Sundays during the summer and the Club would be pleased to have your support. Anyone is welcome to come and watch the games and drinks are available at the Cricket Club bar.
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