Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 30 September

It seems incredible that October is nearly upon us, where did the summer go? I know our cricket club had issues with the weather earlier in the season and some issues of not having enough players, which is a great shame. The season is over for them, maybe there are some folk out there that would cherish a game of cricket for next year? Le’ts hope so. When the boys did play they did have some good results, they are a friendly team and like to have fun on the pitch, and have several events off the pitch like the darts matches last winter. If you are interested, have a think over the winter, nets practice starts in March usually in Kingsbridge Sports Centre.

As it will be  ‘First Tuesday’ next week that can only mean one thing! Its Jazz Club time again, and this month’s musical guests will be John Burgess and the Jelly Bean Jazz Band. John Burgess is a versatile Scottish multi  reeds player whose reputation is fast growing outside of Scotland. He leads this new band, all veterans of of top bands on the traditional scene. They play danceable versions of popular standards, firmly in the tradition of  Dixieland groups led by Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spainer and Alex Welsh. Featuring the trumpet of Gary Wood, trombone player Richard Leach, John Stuart on Banjo and guitar, Pete Skivington plays Double Bass, and Graham Smith plays drums and clarinet. They have played all the major festivals including Glastonbury, Edinburgh and Pershore. This will be a wonderfully uplifting evening of toe tapping, foot stomping, swinging jazz, that will be just irresistible and just make you want to dance! Guests are always welcomed by the club, and the music starts at 7.30pm next Tuesday, October 4th. at the Fisherman’s. Rest.  Also you can book an Early Bird meal in the pub before going to the jazz. This is a lovely way to get to know your fellow enthusiasts, just call in or phone the pub on 550284 to confirm your booking. Food is available from 6pm on club nights only.

It’s also Harvest Festival time again and tonight is the night to celebrate the gathering in of the harvest at St Andrew’s. The Harvest Praise service will start in St Andrews at 7pm followed by Harvest Supper in the village hall.Everyone is welcome to join in both at the church and afterwards for the supper. If you wish to bring a plate of food, so much the better.The hall will be open to place your food from 6.30 pm.

Just a reminder that the Tall ships charity day will be taking place next month. If you have any donations for the raffle, or any of the other stalls can you please can you contact the Fisherman’s  Rest.