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It is with regret we announce that 2011 was the final Slitting Mill Village Day. There are various reasons for this difficult decision, but we hope you will visit us for several events which we will be planning.
For details please see the Parish Diary page on the Brereton and Rugeley Parish web site.

Saturday 14th May 2011

For details and photographs of the floral display in church "Heroes and Heroines" Click here

Saturday 3rd July 2010

For details and photographs of the floral display in church "Music to Worship by" Click here

Saturday 16th May 2009

We decided to stay with the late Spring date for Village Day again this year. 
The theme for the Floral Display in the Church was "Praise his Name in Earth and Sky and Sea", which is a very wide and broad theme. The flower arrangements were, as ever, stunning, and many thanks are due to all who contributed to the display.
Despite the showers which came and went during the afternoon, Village Day was enjoyed by many friends and visitors. There was lots to do and see, including open gardens, tombola, cake, card and book stalls, plants for sale, children's games, exhibitions, refreshments (including strawberries and cream, cakes, salads, soups and sandwiches). We also had our usual Raffle, and Children's Treasure Hunt.
Missed us this year? Watch this space for next year's date - well worth a visit, and you will be warmly welcomed.
On Sunday 17th May there was a Village Day Service in St. John's Church. We were very pleased to welcome a full church that afternoon. During the service we had a dedication of the new furnishings in the Vestry, followed by light refreshments. A moving service and very pleasant time with friends and visitors.
Last Year's Village Day...

Saturday 17th May 2008

Village Day was held in May in 2008. We like to ring the changes occasionally so everyone can see the village in a different light. Of particular interest were the rhododendrons and azaleas which were in full bloom!
Our Floral Display in the Church was themed "Christian Women".
Several gardens were open, including new ones, and an assortment of games to play, cream teas, book and bric-a-brac stalls, plant and cake sales, tombolas and raffles.
There were stalls, exhibitions and refreshments in Victory Hall.
The weather could have been a little kinder to us, but thank you to the many people who came along to see us and make our Village Day another great success!
On Sunday afternoon we held our Village Day Service which was led by Rev Jeanette Hartwell. It was a lovely service, and well attended. A fitting end to our Village weekend.
2007s Village Day

Saturday 7th July 2007

Held in the Summer once again, we had some wonderful things to see and do in our Village!
There was a magnificent Floral Display in the Church with the theme "Journeys of Faith" (See The Flowers page).
Several gardens were open, some never seen before! There were games to play, cream teas, book and bric-a-brac stalls, plant and cake sales, tombolas and raffles. In the Victory Hall there were more stalls, exhibitions and refreshments.
The weather leading up to the day wasn't too good(!) but we were blessed with a warm sunny day on the 7th.
Thanks for coming to see us.
2006's Village Day

Saturday 13th May 2006

Once again, we had a bumper collection of interesting things to see and do in Slitting Mill on Village Day.
There was a beautiful Floral Display in the Church on the theme of "Stepping Back in Time".
As usual, there were several gardens open, games to play, cream teas, book and bric-a-brac stalls, plant and cake sales, tombolas and raffles. In the Victory Hall there were more stalls, exhibitions and refreshments.
The weather wasn't as kind to us as we had hoped, but the rain stayed away for the afternoon and it didn't seem to put off the many people who came to have a look around. Thank you for coming!!
2005's Village Day

Saturday 14th May 2005

After the success of our Spring Village Day last year, we again held the event in May.
As usual, there was a Floral Display in the Church. This year the theme was "A Glimpse of Glory".
There was book and bric-a-brac stalls, plant and cake sales, displays and refreshments. Several gardens were open, having exhibitions and games. The money raised went to support the  St. John the Baptist Church, and events in the Village Hall help support the Hall itself .

Bric-a-Brac     Counting

         Bric-a-Brac        Counting the Proceeds

 

The sun shone (and the wind blew a little), and we had a hugely successful and enjoyable day.

2004's Village Day...

Saturday 15th May 2004

We have run our Village Day very successfully in July for several years now and have been very well supported by a lot of regulars.
One or two comments last year like "What have you got new in your garden this year?" made us think that the answer was to open the gardens at a different time of year, and the Spring seemed a lovely choice.
There was a wonderful Floral Display in the Church, with the theme "A Feast of Flowers".
We ran the usual book and bric-a-brac stalls, plant and cake sales, displays and refreshments, and as usual the money raised went to support the  St. John the Baptist Church and the Village Hall. Many of our gardens were open, and the scent of lilacs and rhododendrons filled the air.
The weather very kind to us, too. A lovely warm and dry day.
A big thank you to all who came to visit us!

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Mercury News Article

2003's Village Day...

Saturday 5th July 2003

Thank you to all those who supported us on our Village Open Day!
Officially opened by Sir Charles and Lady Imogen Wolseley at the Church, there was much to see and do throughout the Village.
Once again there was a beautiful Floral Display in the Church, with the theme "Missionaries and Visionaries", craft stalls, refreshments and a photographic display in our Village Hall. Many of the gardens were open, showing unusual plants, selling cakes, or hosting games and raffles.
The weather was a little overcast, but dry and certainly pleasant weather for a walk around our Village.  An enjoyable day was had by all!

2002's Village Day...

Saturday 6th July 2002

There was a beautiful Floral Display in the Church, with the theme "From Darkness into Light", and our usual array of craft stalls, refreshments displays in our Village Hall. Many of the gardens were open, showing unusual plants, selling cakes, or hosting games and raffles.

 

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