EVERGREENS: On Bank Holiday Monday, the Evergreens visited the Chelsea Pensioners Home and met former Sherfield resident John Owen.

The Evergreens celebrated their 60th birthday on Monday, May 8. Full report next week.

FETE: Plans for our village fete are coming together and a recent meeting has finalised the programme. The raffle will include a prize of a hot air balloon ride and the fete will be opened with a parade of vintage cars. Attractions include a motorcycle display team and an inflatable rock climbing wall.

This will take place on June 10, on the village green, from 12.30pm.

NWR: Had an enjoyable day on Sunday, May 7, when a group met for a walk round Exbury Gardens. They met up with old friends Gail and John Bannister, and enjoyed a picnic by the river.

For details of NWR, call Gill on 882106.

LODDON Players: Following the success of Day of Reckoning, the Loddon Players will be reading plays through the summer.

First reading is on Monday, at 7.45pm, at Breach Lane Chapel.

If you are interested, call 01256 882426 or e-mail via the website www.loddonplayersatsherfield.co.uk