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Litter collection

A big thank you from the organisers of the open gardens event, the parish council and EHDC to everyone who turned out for the litter collection event ahead of the open gardens, next weekend.

There were around 25-30 people involved ranging from local children through to a number of older members of the community. The initial team at 10:00 is shown below.

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Do you know whats going on ?

ImageDo you really know whats going on in the village ?

  • Do you know about the current events in the village and the surrounding area ?
  • Do you know about the current planning applications that you can comment on - or the appeals to applications ?
  • Do you know about things that we don't ?
  • Do you want to let the village know about events or news - for free (yes, as in beer !) ?

 

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Voices from 1900 to 2000

ImageThe Chawton Heritage Society has allowed their "memories, recollections and anecdotes of the people of Chawton" to be made public for the benefit of the village and as a way of preserving the village history.

The files in this area are encoded in MP3 format and you can listen to the recollections of the 1900's to the year 2000 by clicking on play button to the left of each player.


Note that there is about 10 hours of audio in this area.
If you have a download manager, you may need to disable it to correctly listen to these files.

Tony Day's Introduction

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Robin Pink and Tom Pink


Robert Knight


Ken Grace


Joyce Kemp


Jack Colston


Millicent Tripp and Cicely Gerlach


David Whitaker


Annie Charlton and Ruth Thomas


Frank Benham


Pam Watts and Maureen Pink


Peter Gannon


Ian and Meik McNaughton


John Cleaver


The files in this area are the copyright of the Chawton Heritage Society and we would like to thank Tony Day for his approval for publishing the files on this site and his work in preserving the village history.

If you would like to participate in other Chawton Heritage Society events or have other historical information, please contact Tony Day, his details are listed in the village contacts section

 

 

Pub car park - parking changes

ImageOngoing parking problems within the village have resulted in additional measures being introduced to the Greyfriar's pub car park - by the introduction of wheel clamping

Peter Whitehead, publican at the Greyfriar explains the reasons for this change.

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BBC gardener of the year

ImageFarringdon residents Lorraine Mills and David Williams had their 15 minutes of fame when they took part in the BBC Gardener of the Year 2006 competition.

Lorraine entered the competition last summer and after a barrage of horticultural questions and a visit from the BBC found herself in the final.

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Upcoming Events

  • Chawton House Library NGS open garden
    May 28, 2017 (All Day)

    Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and will be part of the NGS Festival Weekend & 90th anniversary. This inspiring programme organises the opening of outstanding gardens around the country to raise funds for...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    June 02, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

  • Chawton Open Gardens
    June 11, 2017 (13:00 - 17:00)

    Open Gardens

    Weekend event with various gardens in the village ope to the public

  • Chawton WI - Air Ambulance
    June 14, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are hosting Hampshire Air Ambulance at Chawton Village Hall.

    The Air Ambulance will be providing a talk on this vital service.

  • Garden Tour and Cream Tea - Chawton House Library
    June 18, 2017 (14:30 - 16:30)

    As part of Regency Week Garden Manager Andrew Bentley will be giving a guided tour of the garden. Cream Tea included in the ticket price.

    The Library, House and Gardens will be open as usual Monday to Friday 12pm to 4.30pm and on Sunday 11am to 5pm...

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