Horley’s very special Dame, Glenys Kyle, (of Rowarth House opposite the church), appeared on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, choosing 8 of her favourite discs and 1 luxury item with which she would chose to be cast away.
It is an illuminating programme, where Glenys (who is publicly known as Dame Glenys Stacey) talks about various experiences of her life from childhood through 40 years of public service, where her last post was as her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation.
To listen to Dame Glenys’ castaway interview on BBC Catch up and hear about the work which earned her a damehood (as well as her thwarted dalliance with T Rex!), click here.
More garden visiting opportunities this weekend in Hornton!
As part of the Katharine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens 10 gardens will be open in Hornton on Sunday 7 July from 1pm to 6pm. They vary from tiny to large with interesting planting, views and water features. The village allotments will also be open to visitors and there is a tea garden, a plant stall and, in the Hornton tradition, a raffle.
Entry is £5, children free – with free access to the tea garden where there will be a range of home made cakes.
Proceeds will go to KHH and village causes – a sound system in the parish church and a new stage for the village hall.
For all you garden enthusiasts there is an abundance of garden visiting to be had over the next 2 weekends! Horley’s open gardens day is this Sunday (June 30th from 2 – 6pm) with 7 different gardens to visit then the following Sunday (July 7th from 1 – 6pm) there will be 12 more gardens to visit in Hornton. Entry fee is £5 to both. All we need now is some nice sunny weather!
See below for map and more information.
Saturday June 15th from 2 – 5pm in support of St Etheldreda’s church. Lots of fun events and interesting stalls including a garden and DIY stall, flower arranging demonstration and a plant sale.
See below for attractions. Please note there is no dog show this year.
Look out for cyclists racing through the village on Sunday. See below for route and timings.
The Cara Quartet will be performing a Brahms string quartet in St Etheldreda’s on Sunday 12th May at 4.00. Money raised will go towards the church funds.