The Village Hall hosts a range of activities. the W.I. and the Cricket Club are the two most active.
The W.I. in Huish Champflower is very active and has been holding meetings since 24th April 1947, marking it’s 70th Anniversary in 2017. A brithday party to celebrate this milestone was held in the Village Hall with 74 guests including some from other local WI’s and county executive.
Huish Champflower WI are very friendly and love to have visitors at their meetings. They always encourage prospective new members to try them out first by attending a few meetings to see how they like it.
The meetings usually take the format of business first followed by an invited speaker who will give an interesting talk and demonstration on a specific craft or hobby. Where possible, members are given the opportunity to try out the different techniques for themselves and upon completion tea and refreshments are provided.
As a relatively small WI members like to join social events with other local WI’s and the County run programme of events. Once a year the village WI have an opportunity to send a member to the National AGM which is held in different parts of the country.
The village WI meetings are held at Huish Champflower Village Hall as follows:
Second Thursday of the Month
2.30 pm – October to November
2.30 pm – January to March
7.30 pm – April to September
First Thursday of the Month
2.30 pm – December
Currently the WI are engaged in fund raising for the new Village Hall project. To date they have raised £1020.00 by holding a Soup Lunch once a month. It is a very social occasion and everyone is welcome. It is so successful that people from Wiveliscombe and outlying villages have been attending on a regular basis. They hope to raise a similar amount this year, so please come along and enjoy a great community lunch.
Third Friday of each Month
12 noon – 2.00 pm – Soup Lunch
Bowl of Soup with Bread
Cup of Tea/Coffee with slice of Cake
Price – £3.00 per person
If you are interested in joining the village WI or would like further details please contact:
Lynda Grace (President) – 01984 623251 or
Sheila Cleeve (Secretary) – 01984 656795
Huish Champflower Cricket Club
Huish initiated the West Somerset League
On the 18th. September 1975, a meeting was held at the Wyndham Arms in Williton to discuss the possibility of forming a local cricket league. The meeting was called by Mike Hayes of Stogumber Cricket Club and Mike Elwothy of Huish Champflower Cricket Club. Representatives from seventeen other teams attended. The outcome of this meeting was to form the West Somerset Cricket League.
The league officially started the following summer, and initially consisted of five local teams – Ashbrittle, Brompton Ralph, Dulverton, Huish Champflower and Stogumber. The present league has a five division format comprising fifty teams.
- President M.Fewlass
- Chairman R.Barlow
- Vice-Chairman J.Green
- Secretary R.Browne
- Treasurer Mary Elworthy
- Captain M.Kidner
- Vice-Captain L.Milton-Fyfe
M.Kidner, L.Milton-Fyfe, A.Priest & T.Chappell
R.Barlow, M.Fewlass, J.Green, R.Browne, M. Kidner, L.Milton-Fyfe, J.Brand, D.Pursey, A.Priest, T.Chappell & Mary Elworthy
“So they say” ………..
It is said that cricket originated in England. Since they used to raise sheep, the grass was so short that it was possible to roll a lump of wool on it which they used as a ball.
The first recorded game was played in 1646, and later fines were handed out for those who missed the church to play.
In the 1760’s, pitching a ball through the air was considered normal, thus the bat shape changed from a curve to a straight one.
The longest cricket match took place in 1939 between England and South Africa, after 14 days it ended with a tie.
The two most common causes for pausing or suspending a cricket game is rain and bad light.