16 villagers had a successful Monkton Meander on Wednesday 9th August. The tour left the Langton Arms at 10:00, driving down to Athelhampton House for coffee. Then we drove a countryside route to the Lunch venue – the Kings Arms at Stoborough.
Meanderers ready for the ‘Off’.
Meanderers at the ‘Trough’!
The Village Hall was packed with wonderful flowers and produce (cakes, vegetables, photos etc). Prizes and awards were spread across many villagers. Shirley Wyllys won the most points. Event photos can be found in the Flower Show/Photos tab above, courtesy of David Bentley. Vicky Gumm presented the prizes.
TARRANT MONKTON & LAUNCESTON FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW
SATURDAY, 5TH AUGUST
Just a reminder to you all that we are holding our Flower & Produce Show this Saturday, 5th August in the Village Hall. The Village Hall will be open to receive your exhibits on Friday, 4th August between 7pm and 8pm and again on Saturday 5th August between 9am and 10am. Doors will be closed at 10.00am on the Saturday when judging will commence.
The Hall will be open at 3pm for everyone to come and view. Look forward to seeing you all then.
Race Director, Andy Eastaugh, would like to thank his army of volunteers from Tarrants Monkton and Launceston, and beyond, who’s kind assistance helped make this year’s Tarrant Valley 10 running race, our 30th, a resounding success. There were record entries of 291 and 46 in the TV10 and children’s races respectively, a challenge for the whole race team on the day. We are pleased to announce that we raised £3300 for our good causes, to be divided equally between Epilepsy Action, Dorset Action on Abuse and the Tarrant Monkton and Launceston village hall.
On behalf of The Flower Show Committee we would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to you all for the help you gave to make the Open Gardens such a success this year – those who opened their gardens and all the helpers. The total net profit for the two days was £2,053.73 which is fantastic! This figure does not include the Cream Teas but as you will have seen from June’s recent email they took £403.85 on the Saturday and £673.56 on the Sunday (gross) so overall a tremendous boost for the Church and the Village Hall.
We were, of course, very lucky with the weather but it is thanks to you all that Open Gardens was such a huge success this year, so many thanks again.
The proceeds from the Open Gardens will be split equally between the Church and the Village Hall. All the Cream Tea money, as usual, will go to the Church.
Alexander Brown ( 9) received the most improved player 2017 award at Tarrant Monkton Table Tennis Club from Jim Howland.
Open Gardens –Plant Stall
Just a brief reminder. Could you all please bring any spare saleable plants to The Homestead today or tomorrow morning.
Many thanks, Gay.
It was a great success, with over 340 people visiting the gardens over the weekend.
Results to follow.