Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – May 10 -the film of the week

This month we are showing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The name of this society came about as four friends were caught during the German occupation of Guernsey breaching curfew. They claimed they were returning from a book club meeting and came up with this name off the top of their heads(!)

Five years later in 1946, the author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) has been asked through her publisher Sidney Stark(Matthew Goode) to write stories for The Times Literary Supplement.

Her research leads her to discover the existence of the GLPPPS and she goes to Guernsey to find out more about the Society….

Join us at Chilworth Village Hall from 7:15pm. The film starts at 8pm and tickets are £5 at the door. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks available for sale as well as Loseley ice creams. Each purchase entitles you to a raffle ticket.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Kind regards

Diane Kenny

on behalf of Chilworth Community Cinema

 

 

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May 11 at the Abbey – invitation to exploration of Catholic faith, episode 9

Dear Friend,

You are warmly invited to a presentation of the ninth episode of ‘Catholicism – a journey to the heart of the faith’, by the acclaimed author and speaker Bishop Robert Barron, on Saturday May the 11th, 2019. This is a Chilworth Abbey Study Day given by Fr John Seddon OSB, who will contextualise the episode and then teach and lead discussion about its subject matter. The day begins with Mass at 9.00 am, followed by coffee. The ninth film investigates ‘The Fire of His Love: prayer and the life of the Spirit’, which will be shown, chapter by chapter followed by teaching and discussion. Midday prayer and lunch will divide the day which concludes at 4.00 pm. Come to part, or all of the day, as it suits you. Bring a packed lunch and if you can, a friend. Tea and coffee is provided.St Augustine’s Abbey, Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, Near Guildford.GU4 8QR.

God bless you,
Fr John.

Litter-free Chilworth! We’ve made a start!

Three volunteers, inspired and led by a member of St Martha Parish Council spent a productive morning clearing litter from the verges of the Main Road at the east end of the village.  It is hoped that our other Parish Council will follow suit and lead a similar effort at the west end of the village.

Four more or less whole car wheel hubs, as well as rather a lot of discarded drinks containers, bottles and beer cans were also picked up, with equipment provided by SCC.  This equipment will be retained to inspire others to use it around our village!

40 Years celebration of Chilworth Care Committee – an invitation Apr 25

This year the Chilworth Care Committee are celebrating 40 years of service to the villagers of Chilworth.

The first celebration will be a visit by the Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons and his wife, to our weekly Coffee Morning on Thursday 25th April 2019.

We would like to invite as many people as possible to this event, which will be held in the St. Thomas’ Church Room, New Road, from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon.  The Mayor will be arriving at 10 a.m. and everyone will have the chance to sit down with coffee and cakes and help us celebrate the remarkable achievement of 40 years entirely voluntary service and even learn a little of our work and the people who have served over the years.

Please come and join us and help us celebrate.

Friends of Chilworth Gunpowder Mills launched

The first meeting of a new group, Friends of the Gunpowder Mills, met recently with the aim of promoting the site to locals and helping to make it a strong community asset.

The meeting was convened by St Martha Parish Council, and the group has strong continuing support from them, with Graham Brown the Chair.  Continuity and expertise from the old group has been retained, but this is a fresh group of people from across the village.

It is hoped that with good will from GBC, also represented on the group, the popular volunteering sessions will continue with the Countryside Wardens in attendance.

It was agreed at the first meeting that the group should work towards contributing to Heritage weekend, a national event that celebrates our historic places.

This will take place during the weekend of September 14/15 this year.

The Parish Council will also continue to hold the annual Gunpowder Mills meeting in the autumn.

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills picture Gallery

Gunpowder Mills front page – illustrated with photograph of The Swing Bridge
swing bridge p2

aerial photograph of Gunpowder Mills site from the air – copyright Andrew Norris
air photo from north 2009

The Millstones
millstones at incorporating mills buildings 20-22

The Incorporating Mills
incorporating mills 1885 building 52

West Lodge building – used by workers to report for duty and leave any inflammable material
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Incorporating Mills building
incorporating mills 1860s buildings 20-22 p2

Expense Magazine building
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Incorporating Mills 1885
incorporating mills 1885 building 52