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Drayton Parish Council Virtual Meeting 6th May 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 situation the May 6th Parish council meeting will be held virtually Here are the details Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72008846993 Meeting ID: 720 0884 6993 All members are summoned to attend the above meeting; members of the public are welcome to attend. For agenda please …

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RNLI Event Hogarth Illustrated Talk 27th November 2019

SOMERTON & LANGPORT AREA  BRANCH OF THE RNLI “WILLIAM HOGARTH”  THE SHAKESPEARE OF PAINTING  An illustrated talk by Richard Kay Lawrences’ Picture Expert Wednesday 27th November 2019 Long Sutton Village Hall 6-30pm for 7-15pm Tickets: £15. ( to include a glass of wine & canapés) Telephone: 01458 251282 In aid of RNLI

RNLI Events for November 2018

SOMERTON & LANGPORT AREA BRANCH RNLI NOVEMBER EVENTS 2018 Nov.7th Coffee Morning at Maypole Knapp House, West End, Somerton TA11 6RH 10-30 to 12noon Nov.14th Christmas at Hurds Hill, Langport, TA10 0ND 5.00 to 7.30pm Nov. 28th Art Lecture with Richard Kay of Lawrences “Fair Weather & Foul” 200 years of British Marine Painting 1800 …

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Royal British Legion Honour WWI Generation

LOCAL LEGION MEMBERS HONOUR WW1 GENERATION BY RECREATING HISTORIC PILGRIMAGE OF 1928  More than 2,200 standard bearers and wreath layers paid tribute to the Fallen  By Tony Potter, Branch Chairman  Members of the Curry Rivel, Drayton and Fivehead Branch of The Royal British Legion joined thousands of Armed Forces veterans and supporters from across the …

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Sally Worby’s Nature Blog – Butterflies

What’s flying in Drayton? A sample of our wildlife!   Three Butterflies: Butterflies are Lepidopterans, meaning ‘scaly wing’, referring to the tiny dust-like overlapping scales on their wings used in defence, flight, temperature regulation and waterproofing. A very diverse group, Lepidopterans indicate the health of ecosystems as their caterpillars need specific plants and the adults …

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Sally Worby’s Nature Blog – Ladybirds

What’s flying in Drayton? A taste of wildlife! Left: pupa                                    Right: two newly emerged adults                            Photos: S. Worby Ladybirds Known from ‘Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home’ (a dark 16th century rhyme about the burning of Catholics in Protestant England!) www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150610-the-dark-side-of-nursery-rhymes Ladybirds or ladybugs are not bugs, as they lack sucking mouth parts, but beetles.  ‘Lady’ …

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Sally Worby’s Nature Blog – Tree Bumble Bees

What’s flying in Drayton? A taste of wildlife! Photo. Bumblebeeconservation.org Bees Honeybee swarming is diminishing now but you may see another: The Tree Bumble Bee A non-native but since arriving in Wiltshire in 2001 this active bee, with its distinctive ginger thorax and black abdomen tipped in white, has spread throughout most of Britain. They …

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RNLI Fundraiser 22nd November 2017

SOMERTON & LANGPORT AREA BRANCH OF THE RNLI “ANIMAL PASSIONS” ANIMAL SUBJECTS in BRITISH ART from MARMADUKE CRADOCK to DAVID SHEPHERD An illustrated talk by Richard Kay Lawrences’ Picture Expert Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Long Sutton Village Hall 6-30pm for 7-15pm Tickets: £15.. (to include a glass of wine & canapés) Telephone: 01458 251282 In …

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RNLI News

SAVING LIVES AT SEA I’m sure many of you will have been watching the extraordinary programme about the RNLI on BBC 2. It shows in graphic detail the incredible rescues that the voluntary and unpaid lifeboat men women and beach rescue teams undertake in order to save lives at sea and around the coast.The bravery …

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Annual Village Meeting 19th April 2017

ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 7.30pm Drayton Village Hall The Annual Village Meeting is not an AGM or Parish Council meeting, but will be an opportunity to raise any issues which affect the village and for you to have your say. AGENDA Welcome Defibrillator Training by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Parish …

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