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The Hopbine News from Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks • September 2015 • Issue 57 Another successful Stroll!


Left to right: Paul Andrews, Ant and Teresa, Kate Palmer and Laura, Stuart Baker, Brian with Bramble, Sharon Baker (hiding behind Brian), Mark Gordon and Patricia, Martin Tuck, Angie Clayton, Mary Lowe, Sue Watkin, Alyson and Peter Lloyd and Christina with Lucy


Eighteen walkers and eight dogs set out from Wigley Orchard on Sunday 30th August for our seventh annual sponsored walk, Stroll On! Once again we were rais- ing money for the Worcester Breast Unit Campaign; so far we’ve made a total of £1,300. As well as our regular walkers we were


delighted to welcome Kate Palmer and her daughter Laura from Eastham, Teresa our housekeeper at St Michaels, with her part- ner Ant and their two dogs and new cara- van owners Sharon and Stuart Baker. Christina Farmer brought her new dog Lucy, and Bramble represented John and Hannah Griffiths who were both busy else- where! The oldest walker was Paul Andrews, a sprightly 79 years young! Happily everyone survived the circular


stroll through Collington and Wolferlow and back to Stoke Bliss. Afterwards there were drinks and nib-


Hello and goodbye


Welcome to new caravan owners at Wigley Orchard: Wendy Jones and family from Sedgeley We hope you will enjoy your caravan


and have many happy times with us. Congratulations to Cheryl and Wilf Cowlishaw at St Michaels who have upgraded their caravan and moved next door.


We say goodbye and best wishes for the


future to Lord and Lady Jordan who have been at Wigley since 2006.


bles at Bank House and more fund raising opportunities, including Guess Brian’s Weight – Brian bravely climbed onto the scales and donated a bottle of Scotch to Jeff Bratt, whose guess was nearest. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to give the answer away! Many thanks to all the walkers, to


everyone who sponsored them or donated online and to everyone who came along on


Our local pubs


If you’ve missed The Baiting House, which has been closed since the spring, you’ll be glad to know that it’s been sold and will reopen before Easter. Tim and Abi Lawson from The Bridge


at Stanford Bridge will be managing the revamped Baiting House. They’ve been at The Bridge for ten years and built up a good reputation for their food, real ales and friendly welcoming atmosphere. They’ll be leaving The Bridge in the middle of November to help with the refurbishment. We hope you’ll give them your support when the Bait reopens. We went to The Lion at Clifton recently


for dinner and enjoyed the food and the warm and friendly atmosphere of the pub. It’s had its ups and downs over the years but seems to be thriving now and we can thoroughly recommend it. If your caravan is at St Michaels, don’t


miss The Duke of York at Leysters. It’s been owned and run by the same family for over 100 years. There’s no food but the welcome and hospitality are truly unique!


the day. See you all next year! It’s not too late to donate online, just go


to


www.justgiving.com/Sandra-Griffiths11 or text WBSG60 £5 to 70070


Still smiling!


As most of you know, we celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary at the end of August. We would like to thank everyone for all the cards, gifts and messages we received. We celebrated two weeks later with a


party for our friends and family, and were delighted that David flew in from America to surprise us. Abi Lawson, the landlady of the Bridge at Stanford Bridge, prepared the fabulous food, and Paul White, one of our owners and a professional violinist who used to play with the CBSO, played Elgar’s Chanson de Matin and Salut d’Amour accom- panied by his wife Alison on the piano.


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