Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 2nd September

What a beautiful day it was for Bank Holiday this year! And jut in time for A.G’S now famous Classic Car Show. Last year was a bit of a panic as it was so wet, but we had none of that this year with beautiful bright sunshine all day. The number of entries was just incredible as row on row of classic vehicles lined up on the Village Green, waiting for the eager visitors to tell them how beautiful they looked, and they really did! Rows of lovingly polished cars, motorbikes and vans and some magnificent old farm tractors too, a truly resplendent variety to keep even the most picky enthusiast happy.

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A couple of years ago I reported on one gentleman’s beautiful motorbike and he was there again this year, this time with a classic red and white moped, it goes  to show that our exhibitors do return  on a regular basis. My favourite this year was a most beautiful Rolls Royce, I always did like the finer things in life! She really did stand out from the crowd with her bodywork amazingly polished, I wonder who had owned her in the past, could it have been someone famous? All these wonderful vehicles would have had a tale to tell I’m sure.

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It was a lovely day with crowds pouring onto the show field well into the day, many of them visitors to our lovely village, and there was a lot to see around the field too with various stalls selling their wares to the willing public. The pub was open all day and cream teas were served in the family room, all in all it was a wonderful day out for all the family.

It’s Jazz Club next Tuesday September 6th, and boy do we have a treat in store!  The mighty Jeff Barnhart From America is coming and he is bringing some of his friends too. Jeff is well known in the Jazz world, being both an accomplished singer and piano player. He has also played piano duals with such famous names as Ralph Sutton and Neville Dickie. Jeff is from Connecticut in the US, and has made his name by playing Ragtime and Swing and of course Jazz. He has also composed many pieces and his wife Anne is well known as a flutist. They will be accompanied on Tuesday by Tom Spatts Langham and Graham Smith on drums.This is definitely an evening not to be missed as of course is the Early Bird menu for everyone who wishes to attend the Jazz. This special opportunity to eat early has been very popular, and pre-booking is essential, so please phone the Fisherman’s Rest to book on 550284.

St Andrews has a Sunday Worship service this week with Reader Michael Tagent. This informal type service is family oriented so please feel free to bring your youngsters and all the family. The service will start at 11am as usual.