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Denton Village News Archive for February 2023

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And Again!

Another week of great fun at the Village Hall.

No panto but lots to enjoy. First there was the regular monthly meeting of the Gardening Club. Members heard a fascinating talk on how farmers, and also gardeners, were having to face up to the challenges of Climate Change delivered by our own Emily Winter.

This was followed by another busy weekend, with an excellent Last Friday meal and the Annual Village Quiz on Saturday. As usual the latter was brilliantly organised by Denise and Peter Grant. However, unusually, there was very few challenges to the answers this year. Denise thus had some difficulty in awarding the "Bone of Contention" trophy, but it went to the Symonds table. The "Brain of Denton" trophy for the Quiz itself went to the Hipwells, Godsmarks & Friends team.

One other event in the week should be recorded. The Blackhand Cyder Society held its AGM, in the snug at Great Green Farm, with suitable, mulled, refreshment provided. A successful year was recorded, and plans laid for another one.

A Well Used Hall

It is often claimed that our Hall is the centre of village life, and that was certainly the case last week.

One example was the annual DVC production. Camelot the Panto played to packed houses on three nights and was much enjoyed by those who performed and, more important, those who watched. Full details, including a review and some photographs, can be found in the - DVC History Section.

Another was the normal regular meeting of the Art Group. It must be recorded that they had already contributed to the panto by painting the excellent "forest" backdrop on the stage.

However, the Hall was, if anything, even more packed on Sunday when an amazing fund-raising lunch was organised. This raised a fantastic £1,784 for the Disasters Emergency Committee's work on the Turkey/Syria earthquake crisis. And, of course, it was a very enjoyable social occasion as well.

A Tree for Two Reasons

Two years ago Denton WI celebrated their Centenary and then, last year, we had the sad death of Queen Elizabeth II. Recently the WI decided to mark these two significant events by planting a commemorative tree.

This was achieved last Thursday by the planting of an Oak tree in the north-east corner of the grounds of Denton Chapel. Eventually it will take the place of another nearby tree which had to be felled recently.

Conveniently, Thursday is Coffee Morning day at the Chapel, so there was a good crowd to observe the planting and suitable refreshment provided afterwards.

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