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AN ALL VILLAGE AFFAIR RAISES 

OVER £3,000 TOWARDS 

BEING ABLE TO SPEND A PENNY.

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Artist's impression of the 
loo by Cathy Hancock


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Auctioneer Will Hancock takes a well-earned  break.

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Auctioneer's assistant Jo Atkinson models Tweenies goodies.

 

On Friday 16th May, the village hall was transformed into an auction room, with promises for sale in aid of the PCC’s toilet building project at St. Lawrence Church. A big debt of thanks goes to all those who gave promises, all those who bid for them and to auctioneer Will Hancock for knocking them down at such good prices. 

But this was a genuinely village event, in which many others contributed by giving their time to make the evening such an enjoyable and successful occasion. Cheese came courtesy of Clapps, a promise from the Westbury bell ringers, the public address system and crockery from the Friendly Society, and much help in preparing and clearing away from volunteers who seemed to appear from nowhere. 

Special thanks to John Barkle and Penny Colwill for being such treasurers, to Jane Sealy for organising another event to round the total off at £3,500, and to Kathy Hancock for the tasteful artist’s impression of the loo-to-be, which was given as a prize to Ray Harding for the highest single bid of the night. 

I would write more, but have to go and plan a menu for Philip Phelps, who bought our promise of Sunday lunch for four (I knew I should have bid for the 7lb joint of lamb.                                                            

                                                     J.A.

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Alistair Glanivile after his successful bid for German lessons from Bernadette Waters

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The vicar looks cheerful as the bids mount up.




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