Froyle Village Hall Easter Ramblers Quiz

To be completed any time
from 2pm Saturday, 3rd April to 4pm Monday, 5th April
HUGE PRIZE FOR THE WINNERS!
HIDDEN EASTER EGGS TO FIND DURING THE WALK

You will be pleased to hear that The Village Hall Committee has not been completely idle during lockdown, despite rumours to the contrary.

We have come up with the idea of an activity “family bubbles” can all enjoy over the Easter weekend – between Saturday 3rd April and Easter Monday 5th April – involving both Upper and Lower Froyle. We are organising a prize-winning quiz, which will take the form of a walk through one or other (or both) villages. Each walk should take less than one hour. But NB these walks are NOT suitable for pushchairs – please ensure you wear suitable footwear/boots.

And along the way there will be:

  • Questions to answer;
  • Observations to record;
  • Easter eggs to find;
  • And afterwards (for the younger ones) a drawing/painting to draw or paint.


ACCOMPANYING THE APRIL MAGAZINE IS A LEAFLET CONTAINING THE QUESTIONS.

Alternatively, you can download it from the Village Hall website

Download Question Sheet

  • You will need a pencil and pad to record your answers;
  • You will find the directions for both walks within the body of the questions and you can begin anywhere. But if in doubt, we suggest you start the Upper Froyle Quiz at Froyle Park at the entrance off Hen & Chicken Hill and the Lower Froyle one by the Village Hall;
  • All answers can be obtained from the roadside or public paths – please do NOT venture onto private land at any time (other than the specific case noted where we have secured permission).


FURTHER DETAILS, INCLUDING HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS AND DRAWING/PAINTING, ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE LEAFLET

The Village Hall Committee

March News

It was good to see ‘Dottie Tots’, the Bentley based nursery school, using the hall for a couple of weeks. Do come again.

We now have a brand new website with plenty of information about the hall. It includes a gallery of photographs of village activity going back over a number of years: a reminder perhaps of what we have been missing during the pandemic but also what we have to look forward to when life gets back to normal or at least the new normal.

There is also this blog which provides an opportunity to tell stories about the hall and its history as well as promote activities and events. So if you have a memory you would like to contribute please let me know. The problem with websites is that they are often started with great enthusiasm but keeping them up to date is not that easy. And nothing is sadder than a blog to which nothing has been posted for five years. So please remember to contribute. In the next few weeks members of the Committee will be trained to maintain the website, change the copy and add new photographs etc. We shall then be all set to respond when the hall is finally allowed to reopen.

While we wait we are going to do some redecorating and having the curtains cleaned so all is fresh for the party we intend to throw to celebrate reopening. There are lots of new faces in the village and we hope this will provide an opportunity to say hello and welcome and would you like to join the committee?

Now, do you use Amazon for your online shopping? I confess I have been known to. I mean it’s so convenient. There you are fresh out of four inch screws or thermal socks and next day they appear on your doorstep as if by magic. Amazon has introduced an app called Amazon Smile which sends a small donation to a charity of your choice every time you buy something. So why not download the app, make Froyle Village Hall your nominated charity and start spending. It will help offset Covid gloom and any feelings of guilt about the fact that Amazon doesn’t pay enough tax or that it is destroying the High Street. If enough residents join it might (eventually) pay for the paint. Here is the link to get you started.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/281141-0

Nick Whines secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk

New Year, New Website

The Hall may be closed but welcome to the new Froyle Village Hall website.

Here you will find plenty of information about the Hall and its facilities. When we reopen, and we will reopen, we want to see the Hall even busier than usual.

In the meantime the gallery and the Facebook page include a selection of photographs of Froyle events over the last five or six years which we hope will bring back happy memories and encourage you to start thinking about and planning future activities.

The website is of course work in progress so comments and suggestions welcome.

Nick Whines
secretary@froylevillagehall.co.uk