SHERFIELD Fete: Was kindly opened by Tony Nicholson, a former helicopter pilot at RAF Odiham and trustee of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance – one of the main beneficiaries of the proceeds of the fete.

Despite the intermittent heavy showers, there was a good turnout and the crowd enjoyed the various entertainments.

The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Councillor Roger Gardiner, commented that he was enjoying it very much, and he managed to avoid the rain.

SONGS of Praise: On Sunday, Songs of Praise with Tadley Concert Band, took place on the village green, where there was a display of the research undertaken recently into the lives of the men listed on the war memorial to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Afterwards a rededication of the war memorial took place. It has been repaired following the vandalism of the sword.

EVERGREENS: Went on an outing to Millets Farm Centre in Oxfordshire recently. The weather was quite good and everyone enjoyed themselves. The next meeting is on July 7, and will be a talk about the Shaw Trust.