Something a little different - have a look at the activities for March 2011 to see what has been going on during the past month!
Welcome to Silchester - the ancient Roman city of Calleva Attrebatum, in north Hampshire, Hampshire Village of the Year for 2008, South England Village of the Year 2009 This site is frequently updated to record village life, look in regularly to see what has been going on!
Another year gets underway! Welcome to 2011. Silchester celebrated with a splendid Bollywood night in the Calleva and with the now traditional New Year visit by the Kennet Morris Men. A snowy evening 22 December, nearly Christmas and the Calleva is packed for carol singing, accompanied by musicians Hannah, Alastair, Katie and Izzy. The Silchester Christmas Dance and Air Guitar Championship with a new band this year, The Lards. The trophy spends a third year with the Osman family as Cathy’s son Nat carries it off this year! Lots of fun and Father Christmas at the children’s Christmas Party in the Village Hall. Christmas Tree 2010 Cutting, erecting and lighting up with carol singing! Remembrance Services - Thursday 11 November with Silchester School Year 3 and the parish service on Sunday. Bonfire and Fireworks 2010 in the grounds of Silchester House. ‘Hall Together Now’ - Robin and friends provided a superb evening of music on 5 November to raise funds for the planned Village Hall development. Girls and Ghouls out to play at Hallow’een. Berkshire Brass and organist Henry Peat entertain, 16 October, in aid of the organ maintenance fund. The new Bishop of Basingstoke, Peter Hancock, paid his first visit on 10 October to confirm several candidates and to meet locals at the Calleva afterwards. A great working party of all ages spread new bark and tidied up the playground on 9 October.
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(Me playing with a Lindstrand Cloudhopper at Eccles Hall, 2003)