Carols in the Chapel Friday 21st December 6.30pm

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We are pleased to announce that Bagshot Chapel will be opened for Carols and Readings on  Friday 21st December at 6.30pm. Rev Andreas Sistig has once again kindly agreed to coordinate the service with Valerie, Tina and John. The Chapel is very small and not so warm, so get well wrapped up and come early if you need a seat. We do have a gazebo outside for the overspill!  There will be mulled wine (or juice) and mince pies at the end and maybe the odd the chocolate! Everyone is welcome! Bagshot Chapel is located in the cemetery, which can be accessed by Bagshot Infant School in School Lane.

Christmas Messages and Wishes around the Bagshot Tree

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A message from Fairy Nuff – the Bagshot Christmas Fairy!

You may have noticed the tags being put on the fence around the Bagshot Christmas tree. These are Christmas messages and wishes from the schools and various groups around the village – young and not so young! It is still a work in progress, so you too can add a message or a wish. You can pick up a blank wish card from Bagshot Library. Once you have written (or drawn) your message, leave it back there so it can be picked up by one of my helpers.  The opening hours for the library are below.

The wish cards will also be available on Saturday at the short service by the tree at 5pm, which takes place after the Christmas Street Fayre. Christmas songs and Carols will be sung and the tree blessed and lit for the first time.

Everyone is welcome to write a message or make a wish – it really is a wonderful thing to do …..and of course everyone is welcome to come and sing around the tree on Saturday.

Love – Joy – Peace – Hope – Believe.

Christmas Blessings

Fairy Nuff xxx

Opening Hours: Bagshot Village Community Library

Monday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Tuesday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Thursday ➜ 10am – 1pm

Friday ➜ 2pm – 5pm

Saturday ➜ 10am – 1pm

Sunday ➜ Closed

Library ‘open day’

Library_entranceOur library needs our support, both by borrowing books to show that it is needed, and volunteering to help run it.

The ‘open day’ has now been and gone, but you can still call in and talk to the volunteers to see if this is something that you might like to do.

Prior library experience is not needed.

Please, come along and find out more.

Bagshot Remembered

Bagshot did indeed remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. The Parish Church was packed for the Remembrance Sunday service, with chairs having to be wheeled in from the adjoining hall.

Yet more people were waiting at the War Memorial for the Act of Remembrance, two minutes silence and laying wreaths.
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Dozens of intricately painted stones had appeared on the War Memorial, many featuring the names of the departed – a very moving tribute, especially to those who discovered that an unknown person had taken time and care to pay tribute to their ancestor.

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Following the service, displays featuring memories of the fallen were set up in the church and Church Centre. The names of all those recorded on the War Memorial can be found here and the inscriptions on the memorial here.  A research project has sought to trace the history of those who died and a profile of each of those who died in WW1 can be seen here.

Remembrance Service at St Anne’s Church.

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Bagshot Rocks – Remembrance Display in RSPCA shop

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Between now and Sunday, the RSPCA shop in Bagshot High Street, will be hosting a display of beautiful rocks in their front window. These rocks have been specifically painted  by members of the ‘Bagshot Rocks’ community,  in recognition of the 100 years since the end of WW1. Some of these rocks contain the names of the 50 men, who died during this conflict. 50 men from this small village of Bagshot, who gave their lives so we can have the freedom we enjoy today. The rocks will be carefully moved to the War Memorial at St Anne’s Church for Sunday’s Remembrance Service.

‘We will remember them’.

Thank you to Ella at the RSPCA shop and all the painters at Bagshot Rocks for their time and effort in putting this project together.

For more details about Bagshot Rocks, please see Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/groups/300550513761105/ 

Bagshot remembers those who gave their lives in The Great War.

During WW1 there started to appear what became known as “shrines” at public places in towns and villages across thecountry.  They were a spontaneous act by the population.   The shrines were not necessarily flowers nor always for the fallen, but messages of remembrance and good wishes for those who were serving.  Perhaps reassuring their loved ones that they are remembered.

It was not until the 1920s that the war memorials we see today were built by public subscription.  Bagshot’s was erected at the junction of High Street, London Road and Church Road and was relocated in 1938 to the churchyard.

Every year it is the focus of the village’s Remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Preceded by a service in church, the Act of Remembrance takes place outside at the War Memorial.  It is simple but poignant including the sounding of the Last Post,  lowering of the flags, two minutes silence, reading the names of the fallen and laying wreaths.

There are 50 names from the Great War recorded on the memorial and a further 11 from WW2.   A profile of each person whose name is recorded from WW1 can be seen on the companion history site at  bagshotvillage.org.uk/memorial/ww1.shtml

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The Remembrance Service is at 10 am in St Anne’s Church and the Act of Remembrance outside at the War Memorial at 11am.

 

 

Recycling Centre – consultation

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Surrey County Council is considering closing the Swift Lane recycling centre in Bagshot.  The consultation is open until 4th Jan 2019.  You can give your feedback on this consultation via the Surrey Says website.

WWI Remembered – Surrey Heath Museum

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A series of exhibitions and events being run by Surrey Heath Museum to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Help with winter heating bills

Once again residents of Windlesham, Bagshot and Lightwater are invited to apply for grants towards the cost of their winter heating bills from the Poors Allotments charity. The grants are usually made around Christmas time and only people who have lived in the three villages for two years or more are eligible to apply.

Application forms are available in the Post Offices in Bagshot and Lightwater, and from the chemist’s in Windlesham, or from the clerk to the trustees, Mrs Carol Robson, 4 James Butler Almshouses, Swift Lane, Bagshot, GU19 5NH.  The closing date for applications is November 15 2018.