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August 2005

Parish Share

This article was published in September 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

A general meeting of the St Mary's congregation will be held in Eaton Bray Village Hall at 8pm on Tuesday, 20 September, as instructed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, to consider the question of our Parish Share. It is hoped that as many members of the congregation as possible will attend.

The meeting will also consider the question of installing CCTV in church for security, and the proposal to erect a flagpole in the churchyard - this is an opportunity for you to express your views on matters of importance before us. If you need transport, please speak to one of the Churchwardens.

Source: St Mary's Eaton Bray


Church trails at an end

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Churches on the South Beds church trails will be opening their doors from 2pm to 5pm this Sunday, bringing the season to a close.

One local trail includes St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in West Street, Dunstable, St Mary's Church in Eaton Bray, and St Giles' Church in Totternhoe.

Another includes St Mary's Church, Harlington; All Saints Church, Chalgrave; St George's Church, Toddington; St Mary's Church, Sundon; and St Nicholas Church, Barton.

A jazzy event will be held in Eaton Bray soon, to mark the close of the successful church trail season. St Mary's Church is the venue for the traditional jazz band concert, taking place on Saturday, September 10, at 8pm.

Tickets, cost £7.50, which includes a glass of wine. Proceeds will go towards the cost of carrying out repairs to the church roof and updating facilities in Eaton Bray Village Hall.

Source: Dunstable Gazette, 31 August 2005


Family Barn Dance

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

There will be a family Barn Dance on Saturday, October 8th between 7pm and 10pm in Eaton Bray Village Hall, in aid of Emmaus. A hot meal is included in the ticket price of £7.50 for adults and £5.00 for children. Tickets are available from Peter Bennett.


Patronal Festival

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

St Mary's, Eaton Bray celebrates their Patronal Festival (the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on Sunday, 11 September, when there will be a special Worship for Everyone service at 10.00am.

Source: St Marys Church


Cricket: Bray overwhelmed

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

CricketIf Chelsea were playing Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup, the result would have been closer than this 1 sided encounter. A conference fixture, both sides were described as 'medium' strength, the Bray were therefore happy to learn that we were not playing against anyone 'strong.' Gunning shot us down with 157 not out, out of 322 for 3 (a record against the Bray) and the only positive that came out of the game was determined batting by Cottrell to ensure the Bray were not bowled out. If we ever play them again, we will have to remember to bring more balls.

-- Andy Norris

Scorecard

  • Result: Langleybury CC - Friendly XI Won by 161 runs
  • Date: Sun 21st Aug 2005
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: Langleybury CC - Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
  • Highlights: If Chelsea were playing Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup, the result would have been closer than this 1 sided encounter. A conference fixture, both sides were described as 'medium' strength, the Bray were therefore happy to learn that we were not playing against anyone 'strong.' Gunning shot us down with 157 not out, out of 322 for 3 (a record against the Bray) and the only positive that came out of the game was determined batting by Cottrell to ensure the Bray were not bowled out. If we ever play them again, we will have to remember to bring more balls.

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club


Latest from St Mary's

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Lady Chapel Roof

The repairs to the roof should begin before the end of the month, and are expected to take about 5 weeks; During this time there will be some inconvenience inside the church as well as outside.

Prayer Group

The first meetings of the prayer group will be on Monday 5th September at 1.30pm and Monday 19th September at 8pm.

For more information, please see the St Mary's Eaton Bray News pages.

Source: St Mary's Eaton Bray


Cricket: Friendly bray Win Again

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

CricketBunker FM hit a quickfire 40 and then begged his captain to let him have a bowl. This was not possible due to the Bray only getting 180, thanks also to a Boycott-esque innings from Steve Davis.

Career best performances from Joe Roff (3 wickets) and Ronald Weasley (5 wickets) ensured a comfortable victory for the Bray.

1st team skipper Paul Harris was also playing after booking his wife on a long distance flight, driving her to the airport, checking her in, escorting her to the departure lounge and personally closing the cabin door! He may be regretting these actions after being forced to bowl 8 overs into the wind but somehow i doubt it...

-- Andy Norris

Scorecard

  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 30 runs
  • Date: Sun 7th Aug 2005 @ 14:30
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Highlights: Bunker FM hit a quickfire 40 and then begged his captain to let him have a bowl. This was not possible due to the Bray only getting 180, thanks also to a Boycott-esque innings from Steve Davis. Career best performances from Joe Roff (3 wickets) and Ronald Weasley (5 wickets) ensured a comfortable victory for the Bray. 1st team skipper Paul Harris was also playing after booking his wife on a long distance flight, driving her to the airport, checking her in, escorting her to the departure lounge and personally closing the cabin door! He may be regretting these actions after being forced to bowl 8 overs into the wind but somehow i doubt it...

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club


New Local Information Section

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Tonight, we've added a new Local Information section to the site, which includes details of local services and clubs in Eaton Bray.

If you have information to add in this section, please contact us.


New XML Feed

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The old Atom feed for the Eaton Bray blog will still carry on working fine, but for those who want to, please move across to the new feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/eaton-bray.


Eaton Bray website new look

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

It's taken some time, but the new look eatonbray.com website is now up.

Currently no new features have been setup, such as the diary that was suggested in a previous post, but the hard work of integrating the blog and main website, with the latest news displayed on the home page is now done.

If you have any further ideas, please post them in the comments or email news@eatonbray.com directly.


Edlesborough, St Mary the Virgin - Come and see the Progress!

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The Churches Conservation Trust invites you to a special Open Day, on Saturday 10th September 2005. You are invited to Edlesborough, St Mary the Virgin, to experience conservation in action. The site will be specially opened to provide access to these unique repairs.

For more information, please see the full article.

Source: St Mary's Church website


Jazz at St Mary's

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Jazz at St Mary'sOn the evening of Saturday 10th September, at 8pm, there will be a live jazz band concert performed by The Vine Street Six.

Proceeds will go to St Mary's Fabric Fund, and Phase 2 of the Village Hall refurbishment project.

Tickets are now available at £7.50 each includes a glass of wine.

Source: St Mary's Church website


Cricket: Bray boys go top

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray went top of the Morrant Four Counties League Division One after beating North Crawley, who were behind them in third place.

Eaton Bray were 103-1, James Flecknall cracking 40 not out and Paul Harris 38. North Crawley finished on 100 all out, Paul Clark with 42 and Andy Norris taking 4-22.

In Division Five North Crawley (272-3) beat Eaton Bray (239). Lee Bearton hit 112 for Eaton Bray.

Source: Leighton Online


Butterflies are under threat

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The butterfly population is declining, experts warn.

The numbers of certain species of butterfly have fallen over the last two years including Grizled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Green Hair Streak, Small Blue, The Wall Brown and Chalk Hill Blue.

Peter Glenister, butterfly recorder at Bedfordshire Natural History Society and Butterfly Conservation said: "Populations of butterfly have decreased over the years due to habitat management.

"Butterflies need suitable habitats and certain conditions to flourish.

"Grass has been overgrown at some sites and butterflies need short grass to get nectar to feed on."

Mr Glenister is retired and has been recording butterfly population growth for three years, he thinks better conservation management is needed.

He added: "We need better conservation management so we can be aware quite early of any changes in the butterfly populations.

"If we don't continue to do conservation work butterfly populations could rapidly decline.

"There has been a general decline of the butterfly population over the past 30 years. Some species have started to increase due to better habitat management and because people are more aware."

Mr Glenister collects data about butterflies from several areas in Luton and south Bedfordshire including The Chalk Hills, Whipsnade, Sundon Chalk Quarry, Sundon Hills, Stockgrove Park, Byson Hill and Dunstable Downs.

Source: Leighton Buzzard on Sunday, 7 August 2005


St Judes Physiotherapy Clinic

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

We were there again at the fete, for the ninth year, on July 2nd. Some may say they didn't see us, but then we were a little incognito!!!

However, Looby Loo, Wee Willie Winkie, one of the girls who came out to play and others were all doing their bit for the fete charities again.

Raffle tickets went well for our mountain bike prize/or voucher for £200 to spend at Janes and at times we had a very large queue for our face painters and if we weren't doing any of that, we were busy with the physio advice!

All monies from our efforts were again going to the fete charities, or other good local causes and we are pleased to say we raised £270.00

So, thanks to all of you who supported us on the day and in the clinic in the weeks leading up to the fete.

-- Moira & all at St Judes

Source: Focus, August/September 2005


Records go on show

This article was published in August 2005. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Parish record books held at St Mary's Church in Eaton Bray will be on display on Sunday for visitors to look over. There will also be photographs and information about the history of the village.

The Church will be open from 1pm to 5pm as part of the the South Beds summer church trail, which sees a selection of local churches open their doors on the first Sunday of the month.

St Mary's will also have refreshments available for visitors.

Copies of the church trail leaflets can be downloaded from www.southbeds.gov.uk.

Source: Dunstable Gazette, 3 August 2005