The community website for Pen Selwood
On Saturday afternoon, Pen will host the final of the Diocesan six bell striking competition. Six bands from all over the diocese will compete and we should hear some of the finest ringing for a long time.
The competition will start at 1:45 and take about two hours.
Each band is allowed a two minute timed practice. After that the treble rings to signal to the judges that they are about to start. They ring some rounds, a set piece of 120 changes, some more rounds and then…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on September 27, 2023 at 9:06 — No Comments
The open evening planned for Monday 12th July has to be postponed as we cannot start ringing again yet. We will set a new date when Covid regulations permit.
Added by Bruce Bower on June 24, 2021 at 19:12 — No Comments
Ringing for those killed in World War I
On Wednesday 16th October at 11:00 am, we will ring the bells, half muffled, in memory of Gunner Fred Meatyard.
This is the 100th anniversary of his…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on October 1, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments
You may have heard the bells being rung last Thursday at an unusual time just before the gardening club meeting.
Bells were rung all over the country that or about then in response to an initiative as follows
ContinueFollowing the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris yesterday afternoon (15th April), the Archbishops of Canterbury & York and Prime…
Added by Bruce Bower on April 20, 2019 at 10:09 — No Comments
Added by Bruce Bower on August 5, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
Our rhubarb forcing pots have walked from our vegetable garden. If anybody saw this happening, please let us know.
They were doing their job and we need them for that and for sentimental reasons.
Jennifer and Bruce Bower
Added by Bruce Bower on March 29, 2018 at 11:31 — No Comments
We were approached again by John Jenkins, a long term supporter of our ringing, who asked us to ring in memory of his parents, Oswald and Betty Jenkins. We did so at our practice last night and below is a link to one of the pieces that we rang.
The Jenkins used to live in Chaffeymoor and worshipped in St Michael's. John lives near San Francisco in California.
Charles Buckler (Tower Captain) and Bruce Bower (Correspondent)…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on January 23, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments
I am sorry to have to tell you that Dorothy Young (who used to live in Highfield in Coombe Street) has just died; she passed away very peacefully. She is to be cremated at Yeovil Crematorium (Bunford Lane, Yeovil BA20 2EJ) on Thursday 28th September at 1:20pm.
Added by Bruce Bower on September 18, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
The draft results from our marvellous fete and show on Saturday have been posted on the Fete page.
The results show that we have maintained the exceptional result from last year. Overall, our community can feel proud of once more putting in the effort to run a fun event and raise such a considerable sum of money for the village.
On the basis of this draft, I propose a total distribution of £6,200 (in the agreed proportions) which leaves about the same funds as…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on August 7, 2017 at 18:22 — No Comments
Would you be interested in bridge sessions in the village hall?
We have in mind next some friendly fours to enable us
to practice play without the hassle of invitations etc?
We could for instance meet once or twice a month
on a Friday evening
and play for a couple of hours or…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on May 22, 2017 at 12:27 — No Comments
Added by Bruce Bower on May 22, 2017 at 12:25 — No Comments
Would you be interested in joining a
Pilates class in the Village Hall?
I am trying to gauge interest in the village and, if it is sufficient, getting one of the Scott Studio network (pilates training centre) to run a weekly class. …Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on February 20, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
The record results and accounts for the fete and show are published on the fete page of this web site.
These will be considered at the meeting on Wednesday 24th August at 7:30 at Woodlands.
All are welcome
Added by Bruce Bower on August 18, 2016 at 9:13 — No Comments
PEN SELWOOD FETE AND SHOW 2016 – PRELIMINARY RESULTS
(part of the Selwood Sports and Social Club)
Congratulations to everyone who helped our record breaking fete and show this year. Income (and expenditure!) and surplus are higher than ever before and the White Elephant too passed its previous record. And as well our fete and show remain a most enjoyable community based event.
I expect some late income and expenses will come to me in the next…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on August 7, 2016 at 17:31 — No Comments
The mobile library will in future come stop outside the village hall from 10:15 to 10:30 every four weeks, just before the Black Bin Cafe. The first time at the new place will be onAugust 12th. Do come and try the service out.
Added by Bruce Bower on July 22, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments
Firstly a big thank you to all the villagers who have passed on commiserations at the loss(stolen) of my favourite wheelbarrow.
You will be pleased to know that I have overcome the sad loss, bounced back and placed more apples at the bottom of the drive. They are very tasty cookers.
You may be interested to know that a couple of years ago someone visited Woodlands to photograph the two apple trees, as he was writing a book on 'Apple Trees in Somerset'. He reckoned that our…Continue
Added by Bruce Bower on November 11, 2015 at 18:18 — No Comments
We have had a bumper crop of apples this year and for this reason I have placed a barrow load of cookers at the bottom of our drive for people to help themselves. Imagine my surprise when this morning I saw the apples lying in the road and no wheel barrow. It had been stolen overnight. Of course we never know who comes in and out of our village but how disappointing that a minor gift of generosity should be abused in such a way.
Added by Bruce Bower on November 4, 2015 at 12:38 — No Comments