This Saturday 29th April, 7pm. Licensed Bar
Quiz nights at the village hall are always popular – there’s a great atmosphere, some brain teasing questions and a fish and chip supper is included in the ticket price of just £12. Bring a team of 4-6 or join up with others on the night. Sausage & chips or vegetarian options are available. Booking advised: contact Beth on 01189 470339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.dunsdenvillagehall.co.uk is registered charity no. 273293 · all proceeds to the hall appeal.
Grand Auction of Promises for Dunsden Village Hall
Online and Loddon Brewery, Saturday June 10
Join in the fun with our fabulous auction of dozens of generously donated lots. Ever fancied a helicopter flight or a trip in a glider? Or enjoy a relaxing family day at the Club, Mapledurham, or dinner for two at the award winning Luscombes. Take a trip to the enchanting Roald Dahl Museum. Other lots include decorated cakes, flower arranging, baby sitting, computer help, dinner and a night’s stay at the French Horn Hotel, a ride on a combine harvester and even a custom clay sculpture of you or a person of your choice. There’s also a football signed by Pele, a shirt signed by the 2017 team at Reading Football Club, theatre tickets, and tickets and a pass for the Henley Literary Festival and a round of golf for four. Browse the first wave of lots and start bidding now!
The event will conclude with a live auction at the Loddon Brewery, on Saturday June 10, with refreshments provided. Tickets will be available online soon.
Dunsden Village hall is the heart of our community, but the Victorian buildings badly need a makeover! We are campaigning to raise the final £30,000 needed to enable a new entrance hall and a bright new extension to be built. There will also be new kitchens, loos, lights and floors, making the hall much more attractive for family social events, shows and much more.
Many thanks to all our kind donors.
Open Day at Dunsden Community Orchard
Saturday June 3rd from 2.30pm
There’ll be tea and trees at a special open day for the community orchard. It’s part of the Chelsea Fringe Garden Festival. Wilfred Owen will also feature, with exhibition panels in the hall about his time in Dunsden. Look forward to delicious tea and cakes in aid of the village hall appeal, together with short talks about the orchard and an opportunity to try out the Dunsden Owen Association’s smartphone trail around the village.
Get walking in the Chilterns this May
A new Chilterns-wide Walking Festival is being held from 15 – 29 May featuring over 70 walks and activities over 15 days.
Enthusiastic local guides and walk leaders will be sharing their deep love and understanding of the Chilterns countryside. There will be new themed walks including Chilterns food and drink, Iron Age Hillforts and popular culture such as Midsomer Murders filmed locations. There will be walks for young families, for people with limited mobility or with a particular interest. There will be health walks and food walks, ‘I-never-knew-that’ interpretative walks and boat walks. The Dunsden Owen Association, with its interactive smartphone app, hopes to be part of the second festival in September.
Local highlights include:
- Henley on Thames – A guided walking tour of the town’s Midsomer Murders filmed locations
- Leisurely days of countryside cycling on an Electric Bike Tour.
- Henley on Thames – a leisurely boat trip one way, walk back along the Thames Path
- Take an Ancient Feast with a recreated Iron-Age menu.