Tracey and Raymond Baker


For the second time within a six week period, the bells of All Saints' Church rang out in celebration of another village wedding. At precisely 3pm on Saturday August the 21st, Tracey Fairchild and Raymond Baker, took their marriage vows, at a service presided over by the Reverend Nigel Sands, with readings by Linda Poynter and Pauline fairchild.
Shirley Head and Deana Carpenter were Maids of Honour, Best Man was Victor Baker, Bridesmaid - Jasmine Fairchild and Page Boy duties fell to Henrick Fairchild.   The two Ushers were Michael Fairchild and Belinda Fairchild.
The day had not been helpful with regard to the weather, but it did manage to stop raining enough to allow the bride and groom, and their guests to make their way to the Village hall for the reception - in the dry.   The other bonus of course was that we were all able to snatch a few photos  courtesy of the short break in the weather..
A very well attended evening reception/party/disco was held for friends and family in the social club and the superbly decorated Village Hall.  The decor was based on a Gothic Theme of  Purple Black and White.



photos : Ken Tarbox : Shirley Head






            Mabel and Lucy

East Garston is no stranger to the world of rare breed sheep, Maurice and Dawn Duce have shepherded, bred and cared for various types of long forgotten breeds, for as long as I have known them. However, courtesy of Joanne and Jonathan Rabbitts, we now have an ultra rare type of sheep living amongst the stock at Lorne Hill farm.
Allow me to introduce Mabel and Lucy, two lambs that it would seem aren't overly sure of their vocation in life.  We could assume that the chickens are at fault here for leaving their premises un-occupied, thus allowing the spongers to move in. Well it happens all the time in our society does it not?     It could be that the chickens have fallen behind with the mortgage and the lambs have re-possessed the coup.
In truth of course it's simply the animal kingdom using its logic, and there by adapting its behavior, to fit its requirements. Joanne explains that Mabel and Lucy spent their formative weeks in her kitchen at Lorne Hill, and now believe that when it rains, they need to go indoors!

photos : Joanne Rabbitts




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