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Year 2022

Latest editions of the village magazine

Monthly editorials followed by links to PDF download files.

Editorial by Tessa Youell (August 2022)

As I write, the temperature in the south of England has hit record highs – over 40C at Heathrow – and fires rage across Europe. Hopefully, it will have rained by the time you read this! Now the fetes are over, life in the villages tends to quieten down, but before August is out, there’s the flower show coming up, a film in Stockbridge, and three days of Shakespeare in the garden of the Mayfly to enjoy over a pint or two. Worthy of your attention are a couple of articles with proposals on how we might protect our beautiful, and vulnerable, Cow Common during the summer invasion.

August PDF file (opens in a new tab)

Editorial by Andrew Flanagan (July 2022)

Welcome to summer (at last!). I hope everyone enjoyed the many events, both local and televised, which celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of our Queen. Please mark this historic and rare event by adding to archives in Hampshire. Two CPC articles have updates and appeals concerning Chilbolton Cow Common, plus an appeal concerning the Chilbolton Telephone Box. If you want to make better use of resources and learn some woodworking skills, then see what Timbershare has to offer. In Diary Dates, we have Winchester Morris Men, Pool Tournament finals at the Home Guard Club Games Night and donations appeals for Ukraine & Andover Foodbank. Finally, a TVBC Recycling Revolution is coming, but not until 2024!

July PDF file (opens in a new tab)

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.

June PDF file (opens in a new tab)

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!

May PDF file (opens in a new tab)

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.

April PDF file (opens in a new tab)

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.

March PDF file (opens in a new tab)

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.

February PDF file (opens in a new tab)

The magazine for January is published with the preceding December, as a double issue.

Year 2021


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Chilbolton and Wherwell Community Magazine (2022)
Chilbolton and Wherwell Community Magazine (2022)
Chilbolton and Wherwell Community Magazine (2022)
Chilbolton and Wherwell Community Magazine (2022)
Chilbolton and Wherwell Community Magazine (2022)

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