NEWS FROM ESCOT

I know it’s a long time since Harvest but I must record the success of our Harvest Supper. Almost 40 people joined us in the village hall for the normal excellent meal and good company with quizzes which seemed to keep everyone occupied for ages. It is always good to see people there

NEWS FROM ESCOT

As I write we are halfway through celebrating Harvest! We have had our Harvest Festival service which, although less well attended than in some years, was a very happy occasion. We sang lustily, enjoyed excellent refreshments and collected a large number of items for Ottery food

NEWS FROM ESCOT

Firstly, an apology. In last month’s magazine for some reason I managed to move the Harvest Supper forward by a month which caused considerable confusion! It is actually on Friday 25th October at 7.30pm in Escot Village Hall. We have managed to retain the cost at £10 to include a three course meal and your first drink so I do

NEWS FROM ESCOT

Last month started with our Open Air Songs of Praise. Seventeen of us gathered in Escot churchyard for an informal service of eight hymns chosen by members of the congregation and linked by a psalm. Thank you Dave for putting the service together, thank you Shelagh for playing

NEWS FROM ESCOT

I must start with a thank you, or indeed two thankyous. Firstly thank you, old magazine team. You have been so supportive to us over many years – perhaps we did not realise how much we would miss you until July when we have been without a magazine. I am so sorry to hear of Val’s death and send our sympathy to her family. My second thankyou is of course to the new magazine team who have taken over and are continuing the tradition – we are so grateful to you all.

Lindsay’s garden was duly open in June and looked wonderful. I have never seen such huge poppies! Her garden really was looking at its very best and I’m glad so many people took the opportunity to see it, and enjoy the delicious tea and cakes. I hope the Marie Curie terminal care nurses will have done well from it.

As I write we are enjoying summer at its best. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s very warm. True, things are drying up and we are having to do lots of watering but that’s a small price to pay. The churchyard has lots of flowers and is looking a picture.