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John Garvey

John Garvey


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IT’S DAY two of the Highclere Country Show today at Highclere Castle.
Famed for its stunning backdrop, the Highclere Country Show has nestled neatly into the grounds of Highclere Castle for 19 years, with the Castle standing proudly amidst the 1,000 acres of stunning parkland.
Many visitors will recognise the Castle from ITV's Downton Abbey and visitors to this year's countryside showcase will be able to see the backdrop to the Castle in all its full splendour whilst meandering around the many stalls and arenas this year's event has lined-up.
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There’s classical music and afternoon tea in the grounds of The Old Manor, White House Green, Sulhamstead.

Musicians will play during the afternoon in this relaxed family friendly garden and grounds with a fun croquet lawn large terrace area with a pond and fountain.
There is a large ancient orchard, paddocks, parkland and an avenue of oak trees dating from the 18th century. The house dates from the early 17th century and is Grade two listed.
Refreshments served from 2pm. From Theale Station go over railway bridge, by river and canal bridges into Hanger Lane at roundabout turn right Jaques Lane then onto the cross roads into Folly Lane. Entrance £3.50, children under 16 free. From 2pm to 5pm.
Leaflets and information about other openings will be available at the garden although more information can be found on the website

In Newbury there’s a Pentecost Party in the Park in Victoria Park, featruing a picnic from12pm and from 1pm to 2pm, worship, face painting, prayer tent , craft tables and story telling.
2.30pm Circus skills workshop
2pm to 4pm: Steve the juggler

At Burghclere Sports Club in Harts Lane, Burghclere, from 2pm to midnight: family fun day.
Attractions include: stocks, bouncy castle, crockery smash, kiddies craft table, hog roast and barbecue, mini ale and cider festival.
Then from 8pm, live music from Stealer.

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