WHAT’S ON at FAWLEY HILL?
BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES AT THE STATION AND MUSEUM
WE WILL BE RUNNING “SANTA SPECIALS” THIS YEAR:
other Dates will be published shortly but
PARENTS: PUT in your diaries the RAILWAY NATIVITY
SUNDAY 11th December
on the 11th December 2016 when all children are welcome to come as Angels and Shepherds, or even princes, sheep, bears… (we had a frog last year!) to join in the exhuberant celebration of the Birth of Jesus and of course to welcome Santa as he usually arrives by train to give his reindeer a rest. Mulled wine for the grown-ups .. and of course it always SNOWS!
Donations are requested to help to keep our ancient church in good repair.
THIS YEAR we plan to hold a
during the day on
SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER
with SANTA SPECIAL Trains
The NATIVITY starts promptly at 4.00 p.m.
FROM FEB: 2017:
VINTAGE, ANTIQUE, CAR BOOT MARKET
with TRAIN RUNNING
here from February 2017
FROM 8.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
There are always bargains to be found, or buyers for the stuff you no longer love: so empty the attic or the shed, or just come and browse to add to YOUR collection. Have a fun day out with good local food, our famous menagerie to talk to, (feed the tapirs?), lovely old cars to admire. We HOPE to have Eric Knowles and Tom Keane of Antiques Road Show fame (now running the Swan Antiques Centre at Tetsworth) to do valuations. More on this later.
SELLERS: entry from 8.00 a.m. Car £8 Van or car + trailer £12
BUYERS: from 9.00 a.m.: £1 kids free of course
We aim to raise funds for our lovely old church, St. Mary the Virgin, Fawley, and for the Flying Scotsman Trust which helps small charities.
please contact us on 01491 571373 if you wish to book a PREMIUM or TRADE pitch in advance.
Good flat terrain for wheelchairs and buggy, good loos, picnic area.
SEE YOU in February
POSSIBLE SAD NEWS
FAWLEY HILL VINTAGE FESTIVAL
MAY NOT BE TAKING PLACE IN 2017
please watch this space for further announcements: definite decision by end of October..
YOU MAY NOW BOOK FOR 2017:
DATES WILL BE 12th -14th MAY
and we are already praying for better weather!
STOP PRESS: RE THIS YEAR’S WEEKEND:
IT WAS BRILLIANT!!!!
HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE IT SUCH A SUCCESS AND GAVE SO MUCH PLEASURE TO SO MANY
Despite the rain on Sat. and Sunday afternoons, with the sad consequence of no steam in the arena on Sunday, I have over 2,000 e-mails (as of Sat. 28th) praising everything and everyone. We have great reports from the charities: who all felt it was worth their time and effort. I realise there are bound to be SOME grumbles.. but so far we haven’t heard them. I know there were things I could have done better and I do welcome constructive criticism.. this is an odd event, run on a shoestring by just me. I am HOPING that I will get some younger people on board to help with the admin next year – so if you are interested in helping to make it happen: do contact me: only please don’t promise and then fade away.
HERE ARE THE WINNING RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS AND COLOURS FOR THE MND RAFFLE
762: PRIVATE TRAIN
354: DOOLITTLE BREAKFAST AT FAWLEY HILL TO FEED THE ANIMALS
54: PASTEL PORTRAIT BY VICKY PALMER
142: CASE OF FAWLEY WINE
411: WOODEN JIGSAW OF PAINTING BY BILL MUNDY
441: LUNCH IN A PRIVATE CARRIAGE AT FAWLEY ON A “STEAM DAY’
14: FOOTPLATE RIDE
256: RIDE ON A TRACTION ENGINE
WELL DONE EVERYONE: HARDLY ANY THIS YEAR
A LAND ROVER KEY DROPPED IN THE CAR PARK ON SATURDAY
A PINK “BABY GAP” LEATHERISH JACKET
A PURPLE PHONE CASE: NO PHONE
A GREY “BARBOUR” SCARF
two pairs of “small” reading glasses
ROCK on THE HILL !
WAS SO GOOD! booking NOW for next year.
and, as we are celebrating British Design and Engineering, we have the support of the
“This is a Party, not a formal “Rally”, we are celebrating British Engineering and transport in all its forms; but this Party would not have been possible without the vast number of enthusiasts who have given help and advice and many of whose treasures are here for all to enjoy. It is heartening to see that, despite concerns to the contrary, there ARE young people with the same passions as their parents and grandparents, who want to preserve historic and beautiful engineering creations for future generations. We may be dismissed as petrol heads, trainssexuals (as a Swedish friend described us) boffins, grease monkeys, nuts: but without us a whole swathe of our heritage would have been lost, consigned to the sort of books that detail Roman central heating – learned but unread by the majority. So – enjoy our passions, nurture your own, preserve everything that is beautiful and interesting so that it may inspire future artists, engineers and problem-solvers. Remember how much the world owes to BRITISH engineering and problem-solving curiosity. Without the railways, there would have been no Industrial Revolution and no Empire. Without British engineers, there would have been no railways! “
FLYING SCOTSMAN TRUST
Registered Charity No. 1152646
ELVIS! and MORE will be here again!
Girls – this is NOT Elvis: it is Ben Portsmouth: local lad: Utterly Brilliant! see ROCK on THE HILL page
and BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment and get prime position
We will again have really GOOD catering concessions coming: NO greasy muck!
AWARD-WINNING local CHEF PAUL CLEREHUGH is bringing his FABULOUS “CROOKED BILLET” PUB TO the big top and there is a wealth of other terrific catering: Cocktails anyone? Good scrumpy Cider, Pimms? A Double Decker Bar, a gentile cup of tea at Time for Tea Vintage Tea Room? in “Narnia”? The vintage Citreon Coffee van, the little Bluebird Caravan, with its world-famous fish finger sandwiches. There will be local spit-roast Lamb, Smoked and BBQ’d pork, Thai, veggie, we HOPE the Gurkha curries again. Several charities will serve a variety of refreshments. You will NOT go hungry!
IF HE IS IN THE COUNTRY: BEN FOGLE WILL JUDGE OUR DOG SHOWS – both days! BUT: SEE THE NEW PAGE FOR
THE GREAT LABRADOR CHALLENGE!
help us to get a new Guinness World Record AND raise funds for amazing Medical Assistance Dogs
Dog Show entry forms available in advance from http://www.waysandmeans.org.uk or from The Veterinary Centre, Reading Road, Henley on Thames.
STOP PRESS: We have a REAL Live UNICORN coming again !!!!!
Bring all the children for photos!
We will present a fantastic programme of entertainment
ALL DAY each day WITH STARS on Friday, and Saturday evenings:
Terrific local band: “The Mighty Triple O” will get everyone rocking again on Saturday
our delightful Belly/Hula Dancers have asked if they can come back!
Will we get them doing “Rock a Hula” with Elvis on Friday? He says “Yes”
SMALL CHARITIES have been INVITED TO USE THE WEEKEND TO RAISE FUNDS: Book now for 2017!
At the simplest level: we envisage charities hosting hospitality areas – to which they will sell tickets: to include entry of course. Obviously they can do much more than this: provide lunch, a comfortable resting place, teas, run a game, a bag-store, a creche? This works well and gives everyone a slice of the cake. Obviously we will make sure you are not all trying to do the same thing!
NATURALLY ANY COMPANY WISHING TO SPONSOR ANY PART OF THE EVENT IS URGED TO CONTACT FAWLEY HILL.
If you put Fawley Hill into a search engine you will find pictures, videos and information galore: not all of it accurate but the pics show Fawley Hill and train and the May 2014 event. —————————— – —
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