On Friday 12th September, in conjunction with the Festival of Churches, a special event was held to mark the outbreak of World War I when members of the Badsey Society performed 'The Sladden Letters'. A full church heard how the Badsey brewing family of the Sladdens were extensive letter writers, and this offered a rare insight into their 'privileged' lives, and the world around them. The evening focused on 1914, and how they coped with the outbreak of war. The cast included (from left to right) Robin Neill (Jack/Fred), Jane Neill (May), Chris Smith (Arthur), Anthony Miller (Julius), Patsy Miller (Eugenie, seated), Valerie Magan (Official Voice), Will Dallimore (Narrator), Richard Court (George), Martha Morrey (Juliet), Sandra Sparrow (Kathleen) and Terry Sparrow (Cyril). The production was introduced and directed by Maureen Spinks. A CD of the evening will be available soon.

The evening was the first of a five year project. Proceeds went to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the British Red Cross. 



From September there will be a chance for people to come together to meet on a regular basis with others from the village in a friendly atmosphere as Community Café starts again at the Badsey Remembrance Hall. There will be teas, coffees and cakes etc. all provided free of charge. Usual times will be from 3.00 to 5.00 in the afternoon. 

The initial idea started when several of the villagers met at this years Lent group in the back of the Wheatsheaf Inn for regular chats and decided it would be good to start something that brought the local community together. Eventually after a few planning meetings Community Café was born.

Three cafés have already taken place this summer and each time has seen new people come along. The dates for the rest of the year are: Sunday 21st September, Sunday 26th October, Sunday 23rd November and Sunday 21st December.



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Badsey Film Club

Coming Soon: Saturday 4th October (8pm) 
Main Feature Film: Shine on Leith

Venue: Back Room, Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey

Mid-Month Movie - Sat 20th September - The Big Sleep  
For further details contact Clive Richards Tel No. 833825


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