ASTLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: During the summer months June, July and August, the society does not hold monthly meetings in the village hall with speakers. Chris Russell, social secretary had already arranged the annual holiday early with Johnson's Coaches for us to spend five days July 13-17 staying at the Falmouth Hotel in the well known seaside town with famous harbour park and beaches.

On July 29, the society celebrated their summer social in Astley Village Hall. Phil and his helpers from Tenbury were welcomed back, and again provided a wonderful meal and delicious dessert.We were pleased to welcome "Eternity" our Vocal harmony Duo husband and wife team Cliff and Nicky.

The audience really enjoyed their intricate harmonies with songs from the West End. We were also entertained by "Carl Brent" who presented clean, zany comedy. He was an impressionist and also vocalist and he involved members of the audience. Derek Walker had organised a plant auction and people enjoyed the fierce bidding. It was a great evening for everyone in the room

Thanks to all the helpers.

The meeting on September 20 is about fibrex nurseries dwarf pelargoniiums.