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7:50pm Monday 19th August 2013 in Villages
THIRTY members plus four dogs from Powick Ramblers walked a four mile circular route from The Camp House Inn at Grimley last Wednesday.
The path of the Severn Way was followed downstream for a short way towards Hallow before branching off through woodland to the Green Park with its imposing gates bearing the name of G Coates.
The footpath climbed above the flood plain to the village of Grimley before returning to the lane to the Camp House.
Here the route lay to the disused gravel pits which now form a series of lakes, a centre for a variety of water birds.
Here numerous swans, coots, ducks, terns and other species, including dragonflies, were spotted.
After walking around the lakes, the walkers reached the River Severn and joined the towpath and Severn Way near Hawford, where the newly-restored Droitwich Barge Canal reached the river.
A short walk led to Bevere weir and lock and on to the Camp House passing the stone that stated the Stourport was nine miles upstream.
Lunch was taken among the ducks, chickens and peacocks in the pub garden!
Mike Averill was thanked for leading the walk.
Mike has recently received an award from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust for his work with the Trust.
Powick Ramblers were saddened to hear of the deaths of two of its members, Chris Butt of Malvern Wells and Peter Brant of Barbourne.
Peter had been a member since the 1990s and often joined the working parties to maintain parish footpaths.
Last Sunday morning a service of baptism was held in St Peter’s church when toddler William Samuel Alexander Kent was baptised by the Rev Sue Irwin.
Family and friends gathered including grandparents and the family of local grandparents Robert and Gladys Floyd of Stockend Farm.
The Amazing Maize Maze of Broadfields Farm is now open to the public and can be found on the Upton Road, Powick.
Sufficient funds have now been raised for the repair to the church drive and work will be carried out on Tuesday and Friday, August 23, which means that the drive will be closed on those days.
Last Friday morning many people and children visited Link Nurseries for coffee and cake and a raffle.
Children were able to make a garden in a tray of soil, incorporating small houses, tiny trees, seedlings and plants, with gravel and small objects; 15 gardens were made.
Other children could play with modelling dough, water and soft toys.
Children at Powick School had taken part in an art competition, painting pictures of plants, and the winning entries were on display.
Advance notice is given of the Scarecrow Festival being held in the villages of Powick and Callow End on the weekend of September 7 and 8.
The theme is Nursery Rhymes and there is still plenty of time to make your scarecrow before the school holidays are over.
Entry forms in both churches and the closing date is Saturday, August 31.
Entry is £3 per household.
Callow End WI held a very successful Pudding Party recently when 94 people turned up in the village hall to taste a variety of 15 different puddings.
MRS M ALLSOPP 01905 830746
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