Latest editions of the village magazine
Monthly editorials followed by links to PDF download files.
Editorial by Andrew Flanagan (June 2022)
There are plenty of events taking place this month … welcome regulars like the Wherwell Open Gardens and the Chilbolton Church Fete and Fun Dog Show and special events over the 4-day weekend celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Chilbolton Burial Records reveal an interesting, but sad, tale of Boulogne Fever. By popular request, there is another Gin Tasting event at Wherwell Home Guard Club. Further afield, a concert by Andover Chamber Choir ‘Early One Morning’ will celebrate summer and there is an ambitious Family Festival, organised by the Hampshire Medical Fund, to fund a state-of-the-art machine for interventional radiology.
Editorial by Andrew Keevil (May 2022)
As we approach The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this month’s magazine has a very royal feel. We are all encouraged to participate in tree planting as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. Televised Jubilee events will be shown at the Home Guard Club over the bank holiday weekend and Wherwell will also be having a street party. Hampshire Archives and Local Studies are collecting any materials you may have that represent memories of Her Majesty’s reign. We also feature an interesting project to celebrate our ash trees and riverbanks. Enjoy!
Editorial by Tessa Youell (April 2022)
This bumper 40pp issue marks the return to something like normality with the prospect of village fetes, open gardens and Jubilee celebrations to look forward to. Meanwhile, the news from Ukraine fills our heads with the terror and destruction of war, reminding us how lucky we are, and that such peaceful pleasures are not to be taken for granted. Amidst all the horror, the bravery of the Ukrainians is inspiring, the response of ordinary people throughout the UK has been amazing, and it’s heart-warming that hundreds of thousands of people across the planet are reaching out to support the people of Ukraine in every way they can.
Editorial by Andrew Keevil (March 2022)
‘The show must go on!’, they say. To produce this magazine, I write from a village in Oxfordshire which has power, unlike ours. Storm Eunice is a reminder of the critical role of electricity in our daily lives. Hopefully by the time you read this it will be a distant memory. But grid resilience needs to be improved for everyone, (not just rural areas unserved by gas, like ours) as we transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity. With spring on the horizon, we can look forward to Mothering Sunday services, Lent talks and a bluebell walk. We also have music for a variety of tastes, a selection of movies and the opportunity to make your mark as a local history photographer.
Editorial by Andrew Flanagan (February 2022)
Welcome to your ‘new year’ magazine – more like the ‘old days’, with church services, coffee mornings, films, gardening talk, history talk, bingo and quizzes, plus seasonal events such as a Valentines Dance and Six-Nations Rugby. Please read the important updates about our unique local amenities – Cow Common (gravel area and riverbank), Playing Field and West Down. You can also plan ahead for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and prepare yourself for seven important changes to the Highway Code, which will affect motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. Finally, there are appeals for items for a Jumble Sale in March and used printer cartridges for Wherwell School.
The magazine for January is published with the preceding December, as a double issue.