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IntheMayissuereaders wereofferedthechance
towinthreepairsoftickets toseeJoolsHolland
Can you help us with a book we are producing Just picked up the May issue of Country & Border andhisRhythm andBluesOrchestraperform in
to raise money for Barnardo’s?We’re looking Life.We’re dismayed to note the front cover states theQuarryinShrewsbury,Shropshire;10pairsof
for very short stories of about 100 words. “No.1 forWales and theWest Midlands.” tickets fortheGreenerHomesandBuildings
They must be on the theme of“Things Kids We can only presume this is an attempt to NationalExhibitionattheRoyalWelsh
Say”and should be funny illustrations of increase circulation.Although the Shrewsbury ShowgroundinBuilthWells,Powys,on5th-7th
amusing things that children have said.We Annual Show is misleadingly called the“West June;and10pairs oftickets,plusoneVIPticket
hope you can help because we need more Midlands Show”,most people’s perception of packageatTheGardeningShow,Royal
material for the book and half of the £5.99 the location of theWest Midlands is the area InternationalPavilion,Llangollen,Denbighshire.
cover price goes to Barnardo’s. bounded to the east by Coventry,Wolverhampton Congratulationsgotoallourluckywinners.
We’re also looking for people to do simple in the west,Stafford in the north and Stratford MrsSJones from Shrewsbury;MrCWellsfrom
black ink illustrations of some of the funny in the South. Prestatyn,andRowlandJonesfrom Brymboin
stories,so if you can help in any way please “Wales and the Border Counties”had an Wrexham each winapairoftickets toseeJools
let us know. evocative ring to it,far better than the list of Holland.ClairRobinsonfrom Mold;RhianJones
Peter Quinn,United Press. counties which used to appear on the front page, from Oswestry;JoVizorfrom Gloucestershire;
but“West Midlands”?Very disappointing,and I JanetJamesfrom Ludlow;MrsCCampbell from
Anyone interested in supporting this very good hope you will revert to the previous version. Herefordshire;MrsDNormanfromWrexham;Mrs
cause should contact United Press on tel: 0870 Your magazine was a welcome arrival WHopkinsfrom Brecon;AudreyHalefrom
2406190. Alternatively, learn about their good for Marches residents both sides of the Newtown;MrsWPrestonandMichaelHighfield,
work online at Shropshire/Powys border,as at the time of its first both from Shrewsbury,each winapairoftickets
publication we lived at Llanfyllin,so please consider fortheGreenerHomesandBuildingsNational
removing“West Midlands”from the cover.It gives Exhibition.Meanwhile,DouglasEvansfrom
Oswestry art
totally the wrong message. Knighton;CarolHardingfrom Gobowen;Pat
David and Mary Clegg, Whitingfrom Cheshire;AndrewFinch from
I’d be really grateful if you could consider a CravenArms,Shropshire. Shropshire;Goronwy Jones from Denbighshire;
mention of Oswestry and District Society ofArtists LynnSummersgillfromWrexham;MrChristopher
in your excellent magazine,ahead of our major A very interesting perspective, David and Mary. Bridgesfrom Shrewsbury,MrsAudreyHandson
exhibition in Oswestry,Shropshire inAugust. Nothing is set in stone yet, but we are trialling this from Flintshire;MrsK Evansfrom PowysandMrsJ
We’re a very active society,formed in 1978,and new strap line on our ‘mid’ regional cover in Duttonfrom Malpaseach winapairofticketsfor
have over 100 members.Our exhibitions are always response to the growing number of readers we TheGardeningShow.Andfinally,MrsVBeech from
well supported. are gaining in the English counties not bordering LlansantffraidinPowyswinsaVIPpackagefor
Mrs Carol James,Oswestry,Shropshire. Wales – predominantly Staffordshire, fourpeopletoTheGardeningShow.
Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
It would be a pleasure, Carol. We’re always keen One of the unique attractions of Country &
to help local artists. The Oswestry and District Border Life is its ability to transcend boundaries in
Gardening winner
Society of Artists are putting on exhibitions at its coverage of a region united by a passion for the
Chirk Castle between 1st-12th July; The Memorial countryside. In describing that region we’re very SomeofyouwillremembertheGrowYour
Hall in Oswestry between 3rd-8th August and at conscious not to exclude those who feel a part OwncompetitionweranintheApril2009
Oswestry Library 5th-31st October. If you’d like of it. The West Midlands as a region covers the issue,towinagardeningsetworth£200.And
more information, contact their chairman, Colleen counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire, here’sthecompetitionwinner,pickinguphis
Sayers on tel: 01948 780376. Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, prize.PicturedbelowisMrDougMorgan,with
and the metropolitan county of West Midlands MarshaRogers(whoenteredthecompetition
itself. But as you rightly allude to, onhisbehalf)andIanWylieandSam Barrettof
many people’s Grosvenor GardenCentreinChester.
perceptions of such
regional descriptions
are different. We’d
May 2009
therefore be very
interested to know
Jools Holland
VIP entry to
what other readers
The Llangollen
feel about the new
strap line and what
JR Harpin samples
Fishmore Hall’s
fine fare fre
alternatives you and
Meet the real Jamie
saving our bacon
The Borderland pubs
in Shropshire
they might suggest.
fighting to stay at the
heart of our communities
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