1923 February

the Village Hall before recent restoration
The Village hall before recent restoration
Ashwell Football Team, 1921

Entertainment at the Village Hall

The new Village Hall was moving into full swing with a very busy month. There was a Fancy Dress Dance attended by over 90 people of which some 40 were in fancy dress. A concert given by the Waikiki Minstrels which ‘successful despite the weather’– I have not been able to track down any more information about them.
The Girl Guides held an entertainment themed on “Saxons & Normans” which raised £4-5s-8d towards funds for new uniforms. The Bovingdon Village Players came a long way to act “Twelfth Night” – quite an ambitious production. And the Women’s Institute, using their now regular venue, had an illustrated lecture by Mr Latchmore, the photographer from Hitchin, on ‘A holiday in North Wales’.
There were plenty of other opportunities for entertainment throughout the month. The Sunday School children performed in the Congregational School Room and raised £3-1s-7d towards a new piano. This was so popular that it was repeated and a further £1-18s was collected. Not to be outdone twelve children from the Wesleyan Church gave a recital dressed in Indian costume for a missionary collection which raised £1-18s-4d.
The Cricket Club, whilst not entertaining at the moment, made plans for a concert to raise funds to reduce their debt.
The football season was still in full flow but the results this month were a mixed bag. The first team started well by beating GNR Hitchin 7-1 in North Herts Division II, they then lost 1-0 to Whitwell. In Division III the 2nd XI played Baldock Social, losing 1-0. The Reserves also played them and lost 2-0.
The first letter to the newspaper, for a long-time, concerning village and general matters was received from Mr H George Fordham. It dealt with a problem that was obviously worrying him regarding boundaries on streams, ditches, roads, etc. He proposed that ownership should divide at the halfway mark in the middle with each owner responsible for upkeep to that point..

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