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Little Paxton Open Gardens- The Result ( nearly) !

What a fabulous day in the village – hot but great fun and all very worthwhile.

It’s hard to know quite how many people came to view our 16 splendid gardens but the latest total raised is over £1,200 which is a magnificent total.

So many thanks to everyone who opened their garden, served refreshments and made our visitors so welcome. We finished off with some dancing from local  dance group ” Heartsease” in the vicarage garden and they once again delighted their audience with some charmingdances from across the UK.

Here are some pictures:

Surprise visitors… they were very well behaved

Heartsease dancing with rope

Heartsease dancing with their hoops.

Alison all ready to serve lunches – complete with sheepy pinny.

Tomorrow a workman from Smiths of Derby is coming to take the old clock mechanism away… some of the parts date from the 17th century ( I think they do) and it will be great to have the clock working again. The clock  face is in very good order thanks to generosity of villagers several years ago but now some of the mechanism needs updating and repair. On Tuesday Taylors of Loughborough the Bell Founders are coming to remove the bells from the bell tower… that will be fascinating too to see these ancient bells at close quarters.

June 26, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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