I was delighted to find your website whilst surfing tonight in an attempt to find out some more information around two vivid memories I have as a child. I am 47 yrs old so these events date back to the early-mid 1970s and we lived in Malvern.
First, my Father frequently took me on a Sunday afternoon to a bird garden called (I think) The Lenches. I remember there was a miner bird there that had a huge vocabulary including the phrase ’where’s your trousers’! It would be wonderful to make contact with anyone associated with this little place which seemed such a treat at that age.
Second, as a child, both my parents took me to visit what seemed like endless historic houses in the area. To be honest I had very little interest at the time, but today have become something of a passion. One of these was Rous Lench Court. I cannot remember whether the house itself was open or just the gardens but it was fascinating and I’d love to find any history of the court and whether it is possible to visit.
I do hope you are able to enlighten me a little more on these things and if I can find any old photos I’d be delighted to share them.
FREE ENTRY TO OUR 8TH ANNUAL FESTIVE TASTING DAY
We have over 20 local food producers and community businesses attending the event.. Come and sample Free range bronze turkey, wine, mulled apple juice & cider, cheese, oils, cakes, jams, chutney, soup, pork pies, festive pies, sausages made with free range pork and our own beef cooked to perfection by Paul Napper, head chef at The Evesham Hotel.
Be inspired watching a cookery demonstration with Paul at 12.30pm. utilising cuts of our own beef and lamb.. Paul will be on hand all day and happy to answer any culinary questions you may have to help prepare your festive menu....
There will be 10% off orders for all beef and Turkey taken on the day, and the opportunity to order your entire festive menu; carefully prepared and ready to collect in one visit - stress free!
New this year there will be the opportunity to sample smoked trout, artisan bread and a new bakery supplier. In addition courtesy of Arthur and Tony and the success of recent events we will once again be pressing our own home grown apples, if you bring your own container, feel free to take some home....
UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
We will have a range of hamper gifts for you to peruse and plenty of other unique Christmas gift ideas, vouchers for beauty treatments and massage
As long as the ground is not too wet we will offer tractor and trailer rides to the orchards and back, never fails to entertain young and old...
Watch the magic of Christmas unfold as Father Christmas arrives by pony & trap at 12pm, and if weather permits take a short horse and carriage ride around the farm. Visit father Christmas in his Traditional London Bus decked out as a grotto courtesy of Graham Smith....
The Harvington Handbells will be setting the festive scene from 1pm - 3pm, keep the children entertained having their face painted and partaking in arts and crafts courtesy of Pam Kelly and Andrea Jones, a school Governor from Harvington First School.
Jo and her just for dogs team will be running a Dog Agility competition to watch, and the Croome Pony Club will be running a mounted games practice... In addition The Evesham Fire Service are booked to attend and Richard Dorrell will be here driving his 1938 steam roller !
Refreshments will be available all day, BBQ, teas, coffee, mulled wine and a bar thanks to Roger Small and team, Cathy Davies and Stuart Powell, all members of our local community.
Lots to see and do, the entry is free and the sampling is all undercover...
The new BT cabinet at the top of Low Road has been activated and residents of Church Lench can now get broadband speeds of up to 60Mb (possibly more, yet to be tested).
I confirmed this today by successfully ordering a 60Mb line to be installed next Wednesday.
Update: The upgrade was installed today and although it takes up to 48hrs to settle down I'm already seeing speeds in excess of 70Mb.
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