Last night more than 60 members of the Black Hand Cyder Society were celebrating a further step on our way back to normality. For the first time for over two years the Denton Bouledrome was available for a Club gathering.
Courtesy of the Godsmark family, the floodlit boule court was the scene of some keenly contested and much-enjoyed games. The barbecues were kept busy as members prepared their suppers and, of course, a variety of excellent BHCS cyders were consumed. However, the most important part of the evening was surely the opportunity it provided for old friends to meet and mardle.
The guest speaker at this year's Annual Parish Meeting, held on May 10th, was Rev Bruno Boldrini, the Minister of Denton Chapel.
He gave a fascinating talk on his life-history, covering his early years in Italy in a family with German and Spanish as well as Italian links and his later career. The latter included service in the Italian army and qualification as an accountant before becoming entering the church.
Most of the rest of the meeting was taken up with reports from a variety of village organisations from the Art Group to the WI. The last included the information that Denton WI was celebrating its Centenary. The best news from all of them was their continuing re-emergence from Covid restrictions.
A great Church and Chapel Combo are due to be in charge of the Village Hall Bar this coming Friday.
The two Revs, Chris Hutton and Bruno Boldrini, are the bar staff for the night but we are assured there will be no discounts for Christians. In spite of this, the attendance of the Bella Ciao Pizza Wagon in the car-park, from 6pm to 9pm, should ensure a good attendance. The bar opens at 7pm as usual.