New Year Update from the VPA

Our Annual Social took place on the 8th Dec and everyone had a very enjoyable evening.   The theme was France with French themed quizzes and a game of ‘Pin the flag on the Eiffel Tower’!   It culminated in a ‘snowball’ fight – I think the ladies proved to be better throwers than the men!

I can give you a few dates for our 2019 programme:

8th June – A visit to The Vyne (National Trust)   /   13th July – the Annual Summer Show at Blewbury Village Hall

August (date to be confirmed) – a visit to a garden in Upton and Afternon Tea in Maggie’s garden.

6th November – VPA Annual General Meeting    /    7th December  – Winter Social at Upton Village Hall.

Our programme is being finalised and we may have some more events planned.   Details will be in the next Upton News.

From all the Committee members of the Village Produce Association have a Peaceful New Year and we look forward to seeing you at our 2019 events.

DID YOU KNOW ?  Trees generally lose their leaves in the following succession:  walnut, mulberry, horsechestnut, sycamore, lime, ash;  then after an interval, elm;  then beech and oak;  then apple and pear trees, sometimes not till the end of November;  and lastly pollard oaks and young beeches, which retain their withered leaves till pushed off by their new ones in spring.”

Happy Gardening