This year’s Long Marston show is as usual being staged on the first Saturday in August (6th) and will include a full produce show in the village hall as well as all your favourite stalls and a fully-stocked bar on the rec.  Perhaps I can tempt some of you to have a go at some of the indoor classes.  We cover a wide variety of different horticultural genres and are particularly keen to see entries from the younger generation.  A lot of people have gardens which I am sure are beautifully manicured?!  For the princely sum of 25p for some classes (children free!), you could enter a flower you have grown in your own garden.  If flowers are not your bag, how about cooking?  We have classes for all kinds of budding chefs and even put recipes in your village show schedule, which details all that is going on and is delivered free to your door.  Even artists are catered for!  Have a look in the guide and have a go!

Following the great success last weekend of the dedication ceremony for the US plane that fell near the village in 1945, we are keen to maintain a living record of the local community and particularly people’s recollections of their time here.  The Horti started collecting such information in 1998 as a follow on from the village map and would like to build up a collection of stories, photographs, etc. to be kept for posterity.  Whether you have lived here for two years or twenty two, we would welcome any contributions.  Contact us through the village website www.longmarston.org.

From our Horti Correspondent