Don’t forget our race night on the 31st March… it starts at 7.30PM at the Black Swan in Barwick, and admission is free (no ticket required). All attendees will receive a complimentary glass of bucks fizz, and if you fancy a bite to eat, you can grab a ‘bangers and mash’ supper for just 99p! As well as bringing you the excitement of the races, we will also be holding a prize raffle and giving away a prize for the best dressed race-goers. If you would like to sponsor a horse for the evening, just pop in to The Black Swan and ask a member of the bar staff. The cost is just £3 per horse and each winning sponsor receives a race cap and bottle of bubbly! We do hope you can join us!
We are delighted to announce that the Barwick Maypole Trust limited edition collector’s calendar is now available for purchase at the Village Post Office, the New Inn, and via the Barwick Historical Society! Only 500 have been produced, and nearly half of these have been sold already… so if you want one, you need to act fast! Each calendar costs just £6, and all proceeds go directly to the Maypole Trust.
Thanks to popular demand we are delighted to announce the return of the Barwick Maypole Trust limited edition collector’s calendar! The brand new 2012 version features twelve scenes of the village in a traditional water colour style (more on that later). If you’re a local, you will most likely be able to recognise each scene, but here’s the full list:-
January – All Saints Church
February – View from Potterton Lane
March - Main Street
April – Methodist Church
May – The New Inn
June – Jubilee Gardens
July – Rakehill Road
August – The Black Swan
September – The Miners Institute
October – View from Aberford Road
November – The Gascoigne Arms
December – The Cross
We know from previous experience that many people like to buy calendars as presents and that they are often sent all over the world… so we will be releasing the calendars earlier this year to give people plenty of time to meet international postage deadlines… or simply start using them to plan next year!
The calendar has been designed and produced by committee member, John Fergusson, who had the following to say…
“When I joined the committee, quite a few people asked me if we would be producing any calendars this year. I remember the calendars from a few years ago and recall them being very popular. At the time, I was living in the South East and one was posted to me as a gift and it was nice to have some images to remind me of home. With what seemed like a ready market of potential buyers lined up, it seemed like it could only be a good idea to produce a calendar for 2012, and since I have experience in design and print, I happily volunteered”.
“I have always been interested in art and design, and felt that a calendar featuring pencil sketches and water colours would be very popular. Sadly my drawing and painting skills are just not up to scratch. I enjoy photography however, and can use Photoshop, so I thought I would combine these skills to produce an unusual effect. The images in the calendar are actually from photographs that I have digitally manipulated on the computer. I have used a little bit of artistic licence in some shots and done a little airbrushing to remove things like TV aerials and satellite dishes. Each image takes about two hours to get the overall desired effect, and although I don’t have the talent of a conventional artist, I hope people will still like them. In fact I am hoping that people will look at the scenes and be intrigued as to how they were created”.
The spiral bound calendar will be printed in colour (1 month per page) is A4 in size and comes supplied with a cardboard envelope for easy postage. There is ample room to note reminders under each day, with some additional space for a few notes. Each calendar costs £6, and all proceeds go directly to the Maypole Trust.