Hartlebury Parish Magazine

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About

Hartlebury Parish Magazine is distributed to over 500 households, as well as being sold in retail outlets. Its pages of advertising are used as a guide to local goods and services.
We carry many interesting articles from local entertainment, clubs and societies, features on people and businesses, to Parish Council news and minutes as well as Church notices.
Particularly popular are our regular columnists.

Contacts

Ads and editorial: John Hellens 01299 251657  hpmageditorgmail.com
Reporter: Elizabeth Davies  edavies.hparishmagazinegmail.com
To subscribe to the magazine, phone Val Hardwick on 01299 250937

The magazine can be bought over the counter at Bell's, Magnolias, the Castle (Hayley's Kitchen), the Post Office.


Editorial Team

John Hellens           Editor/Advertising
Carolyn Gumbley  PCC representative
Val Hardwick          Distribution
Elizabeth Davies    Reporter

Mike Tooley            Layout/Design
Pat Jewkes              Photography

Diane Hickman      Art

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2024 Featured Articles


February
Light
Past Times at the Parish Hall
Home to an International Cricket Centre?
Perspectives on Hartlebury Life – Maguire-Cox family
H.E.L.P.

March
Meet the Churchwarden of St James
Building the Parish Hall
Watercolour Winner – Diane Hickman

April
Worcester Cathedral – The Mother Church of the Diocese
PortraitsPerspectives on Hartlebury Life – Stockdale family
Report from Odesa, Ukraine
Continuing the ConversationFocus on a Local Business – The White Hart
‘I say potato and you say taters’

May
Falling Upward
Perspectives on Hartlebury Life – The Scheps of Clareland
The Parallel Universe of Daniel Collins
One Woman’s War on Waste in Worcestershire
Parish Hall Survey Feedback
Now and Then

June
Amazing Work of a Handful
Remembering George Ward
Guide to Home Composting
A New Star in the "Universe"
A Special Day at Shelsley Walsh
The Hall Patio Repair is Underway!
Avid Collector—Geoffrey Harris' Phones
Now and Then

2023 Featured Articles

February
Post Pandemic – Our Village Community
An Interview with Jackie Weaver
The Best Exotic Marigold Meal Ever?
Envirecover
History in the Making
Stanley Baldwin and Hartlebury Grammar School

March
Economically Inactive
Guide to Parish Council Local Elections
Preserving, Protecting and Promoting Hartlebury Castle
Drought Tolerant Plants
Abbie’s Home Bakes and Sharloam Equestrian

April
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Oxford Merton College Chapel
An Evening with Jackie Weaver
What Hartlebury Wants from its Parish Council
Big Breakfast, Big Target
Rotary Printers – Creative Studio by BSG
Producing the Parish Magazine – Why not Join the Team?
Most Poorly and Cowardly - The Civil War at Hartlebury Castle

May
Letting Go
District and Parish Council Candidates
Magnolias
When a Book is the Solution
Peter Collins

June
New Hartlebury Parish Couuncil – Inaugural Meeting 16 May
Amy’s Foot Health
Midsummer Merriment (1))
A Good News Story – Buckingham Palace Royal Garden Party
Coronation Celebration Picnic & Cath’s Café – Coronation Special

July/August
Finding Our True Selves
Serving the Community of Hartlebury – Kevin Arnott
The Village Flower Show – Anne Bucknall
Richards Hair Fashions
Midsummer Merriment (2)

September
Perfect
Hartlebury Dig Unearths Civil War Gun Emplacement
Home Thoughts from Abroad
Sealed Knot Re-enactment at Hartlebury Castle
Towering Achievements: A Peal of Bells & the Clock Room
Farewell Fidel

October
Old and New
Matters of Life and Death – Amba Legal Services
Meet Diane Hickman, the Face of Custard Tart Art
Desiderata
Hartlebury Gardening Club – 80th Annual Show

November
Friendship
Memorial Plaque Finds New Home at St James Church
High Flight
Community Conversation (1)
Worcester & District Motor Company
Reflections

December/January 2023
Lest We Forget
Hartlebury Parish Hall’s Platinum Plans
Great Dixter
The Community of Hartlebury in Conversation
Bell’s Farm Shop
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Never Too Late

Featured Articles 2022

February
Stephen Hawking’s View on God
Parish Magazine R-evolutions
Bibles with Variations – Part One
How to Change the Design of your Garden
Statement Bow Company
Popping to London for Poppies

March
My Journey to Faith
Bibles with Variations – Part Two
The Story of Leapgate Activity Centre
Admiral Sir William Tennant, KCB, CBE, MVO
Orchids Spa and Training Academy
Local Charity Restores Original Name

April
All Sorts of Families
Cambian New Elizabethan School
Hartlebury Parish Hall
Happy Birthday to ‘Hayley’s Kitchen’ at the Castle
W B YEATS and one of his Poems – a Short Synopsis
Hartlebury and the Dialect and Heritage Project

May
Two Chandeliers
Bonterre Blooms
The Importance of Planning your Garden
Annual Parish Meeting

June
A Point of View
Is Nostalgia Good for Us?
Proposed Solar Farm at Norchard
Girls Keep Cool – Jubilee 1977
We Lived Happily During the War
Millridge Asparagus and Cherry Farm
Belinda Cares

July/August
Developments at Hartlebury Station
What Values do You and I Embody?
Hartlebury Parish Hall Management Committee 2021–2022 AGM
Saturday 4th June 2022 – What a Day!
From Wilderness to Wonderland
Lottie’s Little Movers – ‘A party every week.’

September
Birmingham—Centenary Square
On Ageing - by a self-confessed procrastinator
‘At the Heart of the Village’ – The Tap House and Micro Brewery
Community Café reaches 6th birthday
Drums Aloud – West African Drumming
A World in Miniature – Sue Elliot’s Dolls’ Houses

October
The Red House – Benjamin Britten
The Bakewells of Charlton Farm
'Heeding a stranger's plight and a stranger's need'
Planting Bulbs in Autumn
Gardening Club Annual Show 2022
Jan Jan Bureh Nursery Summer School - Gambia
Memory

November
Giving Thanks for all we have in our Community
Curious Experiences
On Current Affairs – and the BBC at 100
Rob Darby retires after almost forty years as Hartlebury’s ‘milkman’.
The Big Breakfast comes to Hartlebury
A Sporting Life:(1) Phil Neale OBE of Lincoln City, Worcestershire, England…and Hartlebury
Pinewood Trees and Pumpkin Patch

December/January 2023
Royal British Legion Club Site – Millridge Way Development
The Renaissance of Moorlands Fishery and Café
A Sporting Life:(2) Phil Neale OBE of Lincoln City, Worcestershire, England…and Hartlebury
Right and wrong – and how does one know?

Church Images

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  • Hartlebury St James
  • Bishop's Wood St Mary
  • Ombersley St Andrew
  • Doverdale St Mary
  • Elmley Lovett St Michael
  • Elmbridge St Mary
  • Hampton Lovett St Mary & All Saints
  • Rushock St Michael

Lych Gate Images

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  • Bishop's Wood
  • Elmley Lovett
  • Hampton Lovett
  • Ombersley