Children’s Writing Competition and Horticultural Society Talks

Two items in this news item of interest to children with pets and gardeners:

Elston Vets have been running a Children’s Writing Competition during the summer – still time to get entries in for this.

Calling all budding writers……  with pets…….

Please get your pens, pencils, computers, tablets (whatever!) out, and start writing;

we need you to submit your short story or poem about your pet by 31 August 2015. 

Short stories should be no more than 500 words, but your poems can be as short or long as you like. The topic is anything to do with any of your pets.

The categories are: 9 and under; 10-13; and 14-15 years old.

Please send them to or deliver them to Elston Veterinary Clinic, Elston, Shrewton SP3 4HL.

There will be prizes, and the winners might even see their work in print!

Happy writing!!!

For the gardeners amongst you Shrewton & Till Valley Horticultural Society have announced their Autumn talk programme

Talks cost £3.00 and take place in the Shrewton Methodist Church.

Weds 16th Sept. 7.30pm: Vegetable Growing: talk by Kelvin Mason
Weds. 21st Oct. 7.30pm: Capability Brown – Visionary or Vandal?: talk by Dawn Collins
Weds 18th Nov. 7.30pm: A practical guide to pruning: talk by Kevin Hobbs.

Contact details for the talks: Claire Goodey tel 621688 or email her at