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Articles in the local Villager News magazine
[written by one of our volunteers].

April 2011

Dick's Folly needs your lolly.
Dick's Folly is the community narrowbnoat based at Hunton Bridge and run by the South West Herts Narrowboat Project [SWHNP]. In the autumn of 2009 it had to be taken out of service following a number of major problems. Here's the latest update of the fundraising activities by the crew and 'users' of the boat.

ALWAC Concert
Sunday the 6th March found the Dicks Folly Crew steering the audience through the interval of tea and cakes, at the third and last in the season of ALWAC Concerts. Congratulations and thanks to Tim & Lesley Brookes who devised, created and used their musical knowledge to bring these events to our locality.

Each concert has had  it own unique marque, this one being the amazing blend of the instruments played by virtuoso musicians and folk duo Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. The audience were both intrigued and fascinated by the sounds emanating from the Swedish nyckelharpa played by Viki, blended together with the open  tuned guitar playing of Jonny.

Dicks Folly Quiz
Following the success of the Quiz Night plans are already firmed up for a chance to relieve `The Invincibles` who were the first Clever Dicks of, their  `Teddy`. Put Friday June 3rd 2011 in your diary and contact John Blake to secure a table for your Team.

KKK
Help and support to get Dicks Folly back in the water Kontinues to attract Kreative Kontributions in all shapes sizes but always in DF Colours.

You will be familiar with the country's response to the world war two phrase 'Dig for Victory'. Well here are the folks down at Delrow College Needlecraft Workshops answering Angi's request for help with fundraising for Dicks Folly. The knitters creating their scarves for teddies.

Thanks to Valerie, Penny and Brenda  whose scarves have been  adorning our DF teddies necks. 

Once again we salute the community for its continuing encouragement and support

With All Good Wishes,

Angi Naylor Project Volunteer

 

Dick's Folly narrowboat.

 

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