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Village News

January 2017
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From the Editor

Welcome to Januarys Poulshot Village News.
This month our front cover comes courtesy of a
photo from Brian and Joyce Arnold (of their
pong). If you have a good photo of Poulshot you
think would make a good cover page, please send
it over.
In January we have the return of the Untold Theatre (remember The
Tempest?) performing The Ghost of Mr Dickens, so get your tickets before
they sell out! Also, its Burns Night again, so get your dancing shoes
A Happy New Year from the team at PVN
P.S We received very few Christmas Party photos for Januarys
magazinesuch a shame. If you have an event in the village please send
us photos for the Mag.
Send in your events and profiles, recipes etc.

Poulshot Village News

The PVN is put together and distributed free to all houses in the
village. Contribu9ons, reports, opinions and ar9cles are very much
welcomed. While we will always aim to include all shades of opinion
and interest, we reserve the right to select and edit where
appropriate. Please let us know of anything that you would like
publicised in advance or reported on aAerwards..
e-mail pop in to Ivy House, 72 The Green
or call 01380 828206

Contribu4ons for next issue by 5pm on the 20th of the

month please - or earlier!

Poulshot Village News is happy to accept adverts, indeed relies on them to fund produc9on costs. Publica9on of
an advert does not cons9tute endorsement for that product or service. Adverts may be taken as full, half or
quarter page, standard or colour, to run for the full year of the magazine (12 issues) or for individual issues.

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Maureens New Year Ramblings

What a year 2016 was! There were many wonderful stories
of goodness and love, but also many stories of pain and
suffering. It was a sad and difficult year for so many
people throughout the world. Maybe it was a sad and
difficult year for you too?
As one year ends we recall its joys and its tragedies and as
another year unfolds we look into the great unknown. It is
sometimes easy to allow ourselves to imagine that darkness
and chaos rules. But this is not true. At Christmas, we
celebrate Jesus, God himself, coming into our dark and wounded world. We remind
ourselves that he is the light of the world singing in those familiar Christmas
carols God of God, light of light, Light and life to all he brings, Yet in the dark
street shineth the everlasting Light; the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee
Christmas proclaims that Jesus is in the world. However dark the darkness seems God is here with us offering us peace and joy and hope. The Old Testament prophet
Isaiah proclaimed this to his people nearly 3000 years ago. They needed hope and
encouragement too. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those
living in the shadow of death a light has dawned. For to us a child is born, to us a son
is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful
Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Familiar words to so
many of us. But what of the experience? Jesus wants to be our counsellor, our God,
our peace, the light in our darkness TODAY!
I always find the words of Minnie Louise Haskins challenging and comforting,
especially at new year and especially this new year as I face into my retirement from
ordained ministry after 24 years - I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year,
Give me a light that I might tread safely into the unknown. And he replied, Go out
into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better
than light and safer than a known way. So, I went forth, and finding the hand of God,
trod gladly into the night. And he led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the
lone East. So, heart, be still!.
I pray that you may you know the light of Jesus in your life throughout this new year
and always
The Revd. Maureen Allchin. Rector

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Current Local Bus Times (Faresaver 85 and 87a)

Poulshot (Raven)

07:42 (M-F)





Poulshot (Raven)


08:32 (S)






15:20 (M-F)

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The next Wiltshire Mobile Library visit is 12:40pm on January

9th at the Raven Car Park (and then, December 12th, February
6th, March 6th, April 3rd)
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MOBILE: 07970 117023


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Being a very traditional nursery we believe it is tremendously

important for the children to learn about Remembrance Day.
This year the children made a wreath out of cupcake cases and
visited St Peters Church to pay their respects.
As the
Christmas activities took over do did the glitter! The children
created some beautiful artwork to share with their families,
and had three different Christmas parties. We ended the
term by performing our Nursery Nativity play in St Peters
Church. We thank Rev Maureen, Pam our organist and the
Church Wardens for giving up their time to enable us to do
this each year. We are very lucky that the children can learn
about the importance of Christmas in such special
Term 2 for us at Townsend Barn
Nursery has been extremely
Being in such a rural
community means we strive to
invite visitors in to nursery to
offer the children unique
learning opportunities to
enhance their learning and
In November
Longleat Safari Park visited us
bringing in lots of furry friends
and creepy crawlies for us to
The Argentinian Tegu
proved most popular! As the Butterfly children were learning about buses we
were also lucky to have a visit from Barnes Coaches. The children could not
believe they could watch television while driving down the road!
Sarah Wheeler, Nursery Manager

Happy New Year

With very best wishes,
From us all at
Townsend Barn

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The Benefice of Seend, Bulkington and Poulshot


You are welcome to worship at any of the services in any of the churches in the
Benefice.There is something for everyone!

Sunday 8th January 2017 (Epiphany)

9.15 am Parish Eucharist at Seend
11.00 am Parish Eucharist at Bulkington
6.00 pm Evensong (Traditional) at Poulshot
Sunday 15th January 2017 (2nd Sunday of Epiphany)
8.00 am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) at Seend
9.15 am Morning Praise at Bulkington
11.00 am Parish Eucharist (Traditional) at Poulshot
6.00 pm Evensong (Traditional) at Seend
Sunday 22nd January 2017 (3rd Sunday of Epiphany)
9.15 am Matins (Traditional) at Poulshot
11.00 am Parish Eucharist at Seend
6.00 pm Parish Eucharist at Bulkington
Sunday 29th January 2017 (4th Sunday of Epiphany)
10.00 am Benefice Eucharist at Bulkington
Every Tuesday at 9.00 there is a short Benefice service of Matins (BCP*) at Poulshot church
Every Thursday in December Morning Prayer will be said at 4 Northfields, Bulkington at
9.00 am.
All are welcome.
From the Benefice records
The newest member of the church family is;
Martha Mary Bartholomew who was baptised at Seend on 12th November
We pray for the family of;
Kenneth Bill Adams whose funeral took place at Semington Crematorium on 9th


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Village Hall
Available for meetings, functions, clubs
and private parties

Booking fees
Residents - 6 an hour
Non-Residents - 10 an hour
All bookings for the hall are taken by
Elizabeth or Jon Martin on 01380 828206

Poulshot Friends & Neighbours

Eighteen of us gathered at the Raven on the 13th December for the PF&N Christmas Party. It was
lovely to have eight gentlemen join us this year and the food, as ever, was extremely good.
We were a couple down as Sue Aldridge was not well and Elizabeth and Jon Martin were in the US.
It was lovely to have Sam Hurn join us.
Marlene Nixon managed to arrive with her
foot in plaster having broken it in a fall.
Hopefully she will recover soon. We had a
secret Santa with lots of variety from pens to
chocolate, tree decorations to bath products,
a beautiful lantern with a plant inside and the
highlight of the evening was when Ian
opened his gift to find Lemongrass Foot
I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves
and would like to think we may have more
villagers join us for next year as everyone is
I would like to remind everyone that our first
meeting of 2017 will be on the 19th January
at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

If you have any ques4ons. please contact Pam on 828151 or Kate Hunloke on 828333

Traditional Scottish Supper followed by

Scottish Country Dancing

Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7.30pm

Tickets: 10 to include welcome drink, supper and
Scottish Country Dancing. BYO.
Tickets from Tor: 01380 827188 /


Sunday 15th January 4pm, Village Hall

All welcome with/without partner

Dates For The Diary







WI: Julias House - A talk on the new childrens hospice due to

be completed in 2017 - Worton Village Hall



Parish Council Meeting - Village Hall



Burns Night Practice Session - Poulshot Village Hall



Untold Theatre Presents - The Ghosts Of Mr Dickens

Village Hall



Poulshot Friends & Neighbours - Annual Meeting. Village Hall



Burns Night- Poulshot Village Hall



Poulshot Farming Club. Village Hall



Poulshot Community Fund Meeting. Village Hall



Valentines Coee Morning. Village Hall



Poulshot Farming Club. Village Hall



Parish Council Meeting - Village Hall



Lent Lunch - Village Hall



Poulshot Farming Club. Village Hall

January Draw of the 100 Club

1st Prize 25 Keith Day

2nd Prize 15 Robin Boyd

3rd Prize 10 Chris Brailey

The Village Hall Committee thank all members for their invaluable support and
wish everyone success for next months draw

Poulshot Annual Boxing Day walk - photos

Remember when TV came to Poulshot for A Country Parish? The follow-on series, A
Island Parish is now showing on BBC and, like the Country Parish it features local moviestar family - The Nixons. This time, its Trudy
The first episode visits Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean.
Bishop Brooks travels to St Martin to visit his parishioners, while his congregation at St
Mary's and minister Canon Knight are gearing up for their biggest performance of the year
- the Palm Sunday play. Ex-pats Jerry and Anna await a rather important plant delivery
from Miami, but will it all arrive in one piece? The National Trust head out to Scrub Island
on a mission to monitor turtles.
The Episode is still available on BBC iPlayer and future episodes will be showing
throughout January.

Did You Know?

There is a wheelchair in the Village Hall for
the use of Poulshot parishioners. Should
you wish to borrow it please contact
Malcolm Nixon 828355

A huge thank you..

I would like to thank all the church family and the wider
community of Poulshot for the wonderful send off you gave me
at my final service on January 1st, 2017 and for the party
afterwards. Maybe we should end every service with salmon and
I was so pleased by the numbers at the service, especially given
that it was at 10.00 on New Years Day a day for a lie in if ever
there was one!! I was overwhelmed by the generosity of your
gifts for the money and for the flowers. I will use some of the
money to buy an acer for the patio and two trees for the garden as an on-going remembrance
of the blessings of the last 19 months as your transitional minister. I will also buy some art
materials so look out for another art exhibition in 2018!! I am also so grateful to Seend BellRingers and friends for ringing a Quarter Peal for my retirement. That was very special.
It has been a great privilege and joy to serve you and to get to know you better over the past
months. I know that I have made some lasting friendships.
I close with this blessing for you all: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his
to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and
give you peace. The Lord God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, guard you, save you,
and bring you to that eternal city, where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
With love, Maureen Allchin (Rector 2015-2017)

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If you know someone who would like to apply for a grant contact one of our partners directly:
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Wiltshire Ci9zens Advice - 03444 111444
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The year is 1867 and, aboard the SS Cuba, Charles Dickens set
sail for his second tour of America. Despite the signs of his
waning health, he has planned the most arduous of schedules.
During his journey across the Atlantic, the renowned author
becomes plagued with guilt-ridden visions and visitors from the
spirit world. Figures from his life such as his parents, his wife,
his companions and his children appear alongside characters
from his stories. These spirits return to guide (and taunt) him.
They accompany him on the sea crossing and throughout his

Though his health is failing and his mind troubled, his

performances are inspiring. But he struggles to contain the
creations of his fevered imagination. As reality blurs into fiction,
much like Ebenezer Scrooge, the author is compelled to revisit
the sins of his past. But this is no tale of redemption.
The Ghosts of Charles Dickens portrays two incarnations of the
writer struggling against one another real and fictional versions
of himself; the actual man and the man he wishes to survive beyond the grave.
After a successful collaboration with Beyond
Expectations, writers (Avril Silk and Martin Levinson)
and producers (Untold Theatre) team up once more.
This production combines ensemble performance and
digital projections to explore the final years of Charles
Dickens the characters he created, and the ones that
created him.
The Ghost Of Mr Dickens will be coming to
Poulshot Village Hall on Wednesday 18th January
Tickets, 10. Available from your usual Village Hall
Committee Members.
Malcolm Nixon, Ray Josey, Alan Weber, The
Martins, Giles Morgan, Sam Wright-Hurn & Nicole
01380 828206/827010

The Ghost is a presentation by the theatre group

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Domestic household items

domestic ironing services

Personal Items

Trousers/Skirts - 1.00

Pillow cases x2 - 1.00

King size - 4.50

Double - 3.50

Single - 2.50
Jumpers/ Cardigan 1.00

Duvet covers/Sheets

Polo shirts/T-shirt/Tops - 1.00

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Poulshot Parish Council

Village Contacts
St Peters Church

Mr Geo Collei (828465)
Mrs Elizabeth Mar9n (828206)
Council Members
Mr Adrian Baber
Mr Nicholas Hunloke
Mr Steve Housby
Mr Tim Coleman
Mr Ben Hamilton
Mr Tim Nixon

Priest in Charge
The Revd. Maureen Allchin (828931)
Re4red Priest:
The Revd. Jane Knowles (870325)
Mrs Joyce Arnold, Mrs Kate Amery

Local Wilshire Councillor

Cllr Jonathan Seed (850696) e-mail:

Village Trust

PCC Members
Mr Nicholas Hunloke (Treasurer)
Lady Kate Hunloke (Secretary - 828333)
Mrs Angela Bullen
Mr Brian Arnold
Mrs Dankay Cleverly (Deanery Synod)

Other Village Contacts

Mr Nicholas Hunloke (828333)
Mr Ray Josey (Secretary - 827010)
Trust Members
Tim Coleman (Vice-Chair)
Ben Hamilton (Treasurer)
Mrs Denise Josey (Archivist)

Farmers Club
Mr Richard Francis (828232)
Poulshot Cricket Club
Declan Gaule (Chairman - 07779 303849)
Jon Weeden (Secretary 07769 696026)
Phil Ireson (Captain 07802 756465)
Poulshot Friends and Neighbours Club
Lady Kate Hunloke (828333)
Pam Gillies (828151)

Village Hall

Neighbourhood Watch
Mr Tim Coleman 827095

Mr Ray Josey (827010)

Devizes and District Link

01380 721775

Sam Wright-Hurn (828183)
Elizabeth Mar9n (828206)

Poulshot Readers
Philip Piper 01380 828326

Wiltshire Numisma4c Society
Richard Jeery 01225 703143

Poulshot Website

Contact Elizabeth Martin 828206 or email

Also Now Closed Sunday Evenings