Burrow supporters kindly donated a pomegranate tree which has been planted in memory of Hugh Hordern. The tree, 'Pomegranate Wonderful', was planted in the front flower bed at The Burrow and a brass plaque, commemorating Hugh, was fitted to the front wall. Hugh's tireless support of The Burrow project contributed to our success in building a community shop which provides local and unusual produce in an unusual setting!
It has been reported that a flying saucer has landed on the Burrow! Thanks to our imaginative architect, Steve Blakeman and EARP Engineering,
with some help from Mark Hedges, we now have a canopy over part of the courtyard at The Burrow. With many thanks to Local Food, part of the Big Lottery, who made this possible by giving us a grant. We will now be able to display locally produced vegetables and fruit, come rain or sunshine, and know that everything is protected by the canopy. Come and have a look!
We also hope to have some outdoor tables and seating for sunny days once we have the funds available to purchase some.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is our big read over the summer break and we will be meeting at the Burrow community shop and cafe in Exbourne towards the end of September to discuss it. Exact dates for the afternoon and evening groups will be confirmed in early September. Watch the website or see the posters in the shop.
New members are always welcome to join us.
More information from Claire or Lucy at the Burrow on 01837 851928, firstname.lastname@example.org or call in and see us.
What we thought..........many members of the group really liked this book. Gloria said that it was to find books like this that she had joined the Book Club. Some found Harold's pilgrimage inspiring while a few thought it was overly sentimental and the writing style irritating. Most people thought that the episode where Harold was suddenly joined by a huge group of pilgrims in Chapter 22 was silly and spoiled the rhythm. Overall, a popular choice for the Book Club.
The Book for June/July is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Our next sessions will be on:
Wednesday 3rd July at 8 pm
Thursday 4 July at 2.30 pm
Do come along and give us your views!
Carson McCullers' prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature. Moving, sensitive and deeply humane, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter explores loneliness, the human need for understanding and the search for love.
New members welcome! More info from Claire at The Burrow or Jane Stewart.
Come along to free tastings here at The Burrow Shop, when local producers will visit us regularly over the next fortnight. It's your opportunity to taste lots of different local produce.
The first ones will be:
Drop into The Underground Shop at Exbourne and treat yourself to this unique mug with 'The Burrow' logo on it and support this great community project.
Our book club choice this month is Linda Fairstein's thriller, The Deadhouse.
Our sessions are on
Wednesday, 1st May at 20.00 or
Thursday, 2nd May at 14.15
All are welcome and we look forward to hearing your views.
The Weds evening session costs £2 and includes a free glass of wine.
We look forward to the discussions generated by The Deadhouse.
In December 2001 the village shop and post office in Exbourne with Jacobstowe in rural West Devon closed. This meant that villagers would have to make a journey of at least 5 miles each way to reach the nearest town for shops and services. Now after 10 years of hard work and fund raising the village has its own shop and cafe and its underground.