Room to rent wanted

From Fiona Acheson:

Philip Smyth, Jessica Acheson’s groom, is looking for a room to rent and wondered whether anybody in village has a room available. He is extremely tidy, great company and is also happy to consider helping around the house  (odd jobs, house sitting, dog walking etc.) in exchange for the room. Please call Philip on 07547 121529 or Fiona Acheson on 07850 869522 if you can help.


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Casual labour wanted

From Bob Dunn:

We are looking for someone for a few weeks of casual labour work (not heavy lifting) in the village, weekdays or weekends, if interested please contact Bob on 07531 260805.

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Quiz Night, Friday 21st November

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Harvest Festival at St James’s Church

From Jean Atkin:

Our Festival service this year will be on Sunday 5th October at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the Village Hall. The collection and all gifts of produce brought to the service will be given to Alabaré, the charity which has a local base in Trowbridge and supports vulnerable people (including those with learning disabilities and mental health issues) in gaining independence.

Items needed by Alabaré on a day-to-day basis are tea bags, coffee, sugar, jam, cereals, biscuits, tinned meat/fish, jars of “cook-in” sauces, shower gel, toothpaste and toilet rolls.

We warmly welcome everyone to join us for this celebration. If you are unable to get to the service please do come along to lunch at about 12 o’clock.

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South Wraxall Memorial Barn Dance report and ‘thank you’ message

The much anticipated and publicised Barn Dance was finally upon us last Saturday and we can quite positively report that it was a resounding success. From the mouth-wateringly tender and generous hog rolls, all calmly prepared and carved by Adam, to the atmospheric beat of the Electric Lobsters, with toe-tapping and thigh slapping barn dances, there were smiles and laughter and fun had by all.10353029_963023597060644_8437831171607211252_n[1]

The Barn suited the event perfectly and with some hay bales, bunting, flags, spotty tablecloths, flowers and the infamous village bar – the scene was set. Drinking, eating, dancing and the Auction. There was a great deal of competition for the prizes, all hotly contended and with much generosity we raised the substantial amount of £1,635 on the Auction.









The night finished off with Chris spinning his familiar and boppy dance tunes for those who had the energy to continue dancing. We do have to apologise to the Beer drinkers who came in thick and fast and drank us dry! Sorry, we weren’t expecting as many of you.






The overall profit from the Barn Dance is a fantastic £2,580 which now gives the Memorial Group enough to go ahead with the project.

For this final push we would like to thank:

Mark and Dinah for the use of their barn and all their hard work to have it ready in time!

The Link Group for their support in running the Barn Dance before and on the night

Adam and Diane for supplying and serving the Hog

The Longs Arms for the bread rolls, apple sauce and loan of tables

Bella and Andrew Walker for the hay bales

Chris Jones for the sound system and music

Tracey and Bob for donating the portaloo hire

Wadsworths for the beer donation

Thatchers for the Cider donation

The volunteers who helped on the Bar

The Electric Lobsters for their swinging sounds

Mark and Chris for expertly leading the Auction

All the very generous people who donated and bought Auction prizes

And everyone who played a part in supporting the Event!

We would also like to thank ALL the villagers who have donated in any way to the War Memorial Fund over the past few months.

An update with the next steps for the Memorial will follow soon.

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More on Old Spot sausages

From Adam Tucker:

I had great Saturday night watching you all really getting into the swing, barn dance stile!  hope you all enjoyed the hog roast  thanks for the comments received, like wise with the sausages. I’m very sorry for those of you that missed out on last weeks sausages, your orders will be dropped off on Friday. Friday is the day/early evening for this weeks delivery of freshly made sausages, if you haven’t tried one yet and would like to, get your orders in quick they are selling fast. I only have a certain number available each week. They are fine to freeze and will have a one week best before or freeze by date.

Phone orders being taken now.

07512 654 699

Many thanks

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Don’t forget your Old Spot sausages

From Adam Tucker:

I want to thank all of South Wraxall for the continued support with my 100% Gloucester Old Spot Pork reared at Ellbridge Farm. I am excited to announce my range of sausages now available to you all, delivered to your door. My sausages are Proper Big Bangers with two classic flavours available Straight Pork (no messing) and Old English (herb and pepper) two classics because the Old Spot Pork is something special and needs no more to bring a great flavour. I do not just use the left over cuts of the pig for the sausages I use all prime cuts, from the tender loin to the leg all prime cut go into the sausages. This is a truly 100% local 100% traceable range of sausages for the villagers of South Wraxall.

Orders are being now for delivery to your door on Sunday 14th Sep.

The price is £6.50 kg = 12 sausages

Please phone Adam on 07512 654 699 to place your order today.

See you all I hope at the barn dance on Saturday, I’ll be the one serving the Hog roast!

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