Harvest Supper

I wake this morning contemplating what I will do with the giant savoy cabbage I bought at the auction last night. No doubt the new proud owner of the red cabbage is doing the same! I think it might last all winter or perhaps I could go on a cabbage diet!

Grown by our giant veg growing Ian they were just two of the many offerings sold in aid of charity at the Old Hamlets Harvest Supper last night With such witty banter from Graham and following a great meal with plenty to eat and drink there was much fun and some very generous bidding which raised a tidy sum

Diners were welcomed with hot chestnuts and cider before taking their place at a beautifully decorated Autumnal table. The evening commenced with a talk with pictures from Hamish. He came to report on his trip to Africamp to which the hamlet had donated. His stories about his adventures and the lack of food he had encountered amongst the children he visited left a lasting impression, especially as it was then time to enjoy a wondrous spread of the finest home cooking.

The evening included a table top quiz and the presentation of a giant sunflower sculpture from Tony to the scouts who were the winners of the sunflower growing completion. Their tallest reaching the roof of the village hall! Thanks must also go to so many who pulled out all the stops to make this a great evening.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

More pictures in the galleries and more to come in the newsletter


From Jan


What a great Harvest Supper it was last night. The decorations looked great, the food was awesome, Graham makes a splendid auctioneer. I think It was the best to date. With so much input from so many what a great community we have

From Wyn

Hi All

Thank you for all your help yesterday. The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all, many residents commented how wonderful it was to hear Hamish talk about Afro Camp, he did a splendid job. I have received many thank-you emails and text messages this morning, thanking all helpers.Janet is posting the photos on our website. We are going from strength to strength and many are looking forward to bonfire night. David will be clearing around the bonfire this afternoon in preparation. Ian Neale gave a donation of £25 towards the fireworks.

From Jackie

Hi everyone Janet and Wyneira have both highlighted what a great evening it was last night and I could not have put it better.Everyone worked so hard to ensure the hall looked its best and that the food was excellent - plenty of variety and plenty of it. Graham was a superb auctioneer and as a result of ticket sales, auction and donations we raised £304.83. We will be discussing which charity will benefit at the next meeting.

From Ray

A really good evening and what a great community spirit. We really enjoyed the talk by Hamish, a confident young man who will go far in life.

From Jaron

Hi Old Hamlet

Firstly, I must say it was a real pleasure and what a fantastic result. £300 is an amazing achievement. I would like to thank you all for the invitation. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will continue to support you all in any way I can. If I can be of any help in the mean time, please feel free to get in touch.

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