Upcoming events

Buy tickets or reserve your place at forthcoming events.  Find out more below about venues, ticket prices, times and further details.

Paddington's First Concert

10am & 11am Saturday 22nd August 2020

Community Hall

Free (with donations appreciated)

Paddington's First Concert

Saturday 22nd August

FREE ENTRY - with donations greatly appreciated. Bring a rug to sit on...

Join MusicForMiniatures.co.uk for a 25 minute-long show at the Community Hall. Suitable for ages 0-8. 

Previous events:

INTER-VILLAGE QUIZ

7pm, 31 January 2020

Community Hall

£5

INTER-VILLAGE QUIZ

7:00PM for prompt 7:30PM start

Hosted by the soggy bottoms. Prize and trophy for the winners. £5 per person to include light supper. Please bring your own drinks.

If you can't make a full team and want to join the event please let one of us know and we will try and partner you with others to make up a table.

 

Book your quizzing table (4-6 persons) via either:

 

Kathy Sherratt e: kathysherratt@googlemail.com T: 07851518805 or

Heather Churchouse E: watersmeetfarm@btinternet.com T: 07866746574

Safari Supper

Saturday 3rd August 2019

£20

The North Wraxall Safari Supper is taking place on Saturday 3rd August 2019.

 

It's a fun evening involving good food, good wine and, of course, great company!! Everyone meets at a nominated location for Fizz and canapés, where you will be allocated your main meal and pudding hosts, then everyone meets up again at the end of the evening for coffee and nightcaps. A charge of £20 per person is made as contributions are given to residents who kindly volunteer to host. If you would like to participate as a guest please book now to avoid disappointment.

Email Suzie Cleveland (email address suzieharvey12@hotmail.com) or Tel: 892194 as soon as possible but at the very latest by 21st July 2019.

Five Fringe Fest - Sponsored by MJ Church

10/8/19 - 17/8/19

SUMMER FIVE FRINGE FEST

Sponsored By M J Church

Taking place in the villages of Ford, Mountain Bower, Upper Wraxall, North Wraxall and The Shoe. For exact locations look for The Five Fringe Fest Logo.

Programme of Events

Harvest Lunch

29/9/19

Community Hall

tbc

Harvest lunch in the village hall to take place after the Harvest service. A seasonal harvest lunch prepared by Marj Lang and helpers will take place in the village hall after the Harvest Festival service. Details and price to follow.

Silent Film

19/10/19

Community Hall

tbc

Silent Film night - details to be confirmed.

Fireworks Night

5/11/19

Godwins' Field

£5 adults, £2.50 children, Under 5s free

Professional display with hot food and drink for sale

Gates open 6pm

Bonfire lit at 6:30pm

Fireworks at 7:00

Gin Tasting Evening

28/6/19

Community Hall

£20/head

Gin has enjoyed renewed popularity in the past few years and there are so many varieties that we thought we would ask Tristan Darby of Great Western Wine to come and share some of his favourites. This evening follows a successful evening last year when Tristan came to do a wine tasting where we asked him to find unusual wines to go with a pre-arranged menu of foods. Gin can also enhance food & we thought that we would serve food to go with each of the 5 gins that we are going to taste.

We are hoping that the weather will be kind and enhance the gin, food & add to the evening

 

If you are keen to find out more then do book tickets & bring your friends. Places are limited to 30 for this event.

Food will be provided. 5-6 gins with various mixers and accompanied by nibbles and a gin education from Tristram!

Book through the website or Marj Lang  - gemmlang@gmail.com

Italian Theme Spring Supper

7pm 10/5/19

Community Hall

£20/head

Marj Lang is an experienced chef and her love of food led her to win Masterchef in 2000. Designing menus using seasonally available foods & adding wine to enhance the flavours is both fun and creative. Sharing food with friends promotes health and wellbeing and we wanted to offer this evening to gather friends and neighbours together, we also hope to raise some funds for the up-keep of the village hall.

 

Do come along, if you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know and we will try to accommodate them. We are serving a 3 course supper with bread, olive oil & Italian wine.

Tables of 6 or individual places available.

Book through the website or Marj Lang - gemmlang@gmail.com  or Kim Mercer - kim_mercer@live.com

 

Telephone enquiries 07768 326140

Community Curry Lunch

Sunday 6th January 2019, 1.00pm

Community Hall

Donations encouraged

Geoff & Marj Lang are again very generously sponsoring and organising the biennial Curry Lunch (for charity) at the Community Hall on Sunday 6th January 2019. An excellent event with delicious food and a great way to kick off the New Year. Last year the event raised nearly £1000 for charity, as people expressed their appreciation. Places must be reserved before the event (only 60 places are available). Contact Geoff & Marj Lang gemmlang@gmail.com

Quiz Night

23/2/19

Community Hall

£5 pp

Teams of up to 6 per table. Please contact Helen Hood for details: helenhood@mac.com or 07710 215867. 

St James Christmas Concert

Sunday 23rd December 6pm

St James Church

Free

On 23rd December St James Church will hold their Christmas Concert, joined by the Take 5 Choir. Always an enjoyable event, the singing soars in the excellent acoustics of the church. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the concert. Tickets: Free. More information from Anne Godwin philgodwin@hotmail.com

Carols on the Green

Monday 17th December, 6 for 6.30pm

Upper Wraxall Green

£Donations

Come along to the annual ‘Carols on the Green’ in Upper Wraxall on Monday 17th December. The evening will involve singing carols by the pond, accompanied by the keyboard player, and under the twinkling lights in the trees. Mulled wine and chocolate will be available to purchase (bring £1 coins) and fire bowls will provide more light and warmth. Cost: Donations. Contact Geoff Lang, gemmlang@gmail.com for more information.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Thursday 13th December

Community Hall

£tba

Following on from the very enjoyable and successful Spring Flowers Workshop held at the Community Hall on 29th March 2018, a Christmas Wreath Workshop is being organised for December.

 

The event will be run by our local florist at the Community Hall. All material and tuition will be provided and mince pies and mulled wine will help the evening flow!

 

Places are limited, so contact Jill Hollis jillyhollis@gmail.com for more information and to book your place. 

WW1 Celebration Lunch

Sunday 11th November 2018, 12.30

Community Hall

£10 adults, £5 under-12s

On Sunday 11th November 2018, it is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War (Armistice Day). In August 2014 we, as a community, commemorated the start of WW1 and in November this year we intend to remember and celebrate the end of the War.

There will be a special Remembrance Day service at St James Church (starting at 10.50am), followed by lunch at the Community Hall at 12.30. 

TICKETS must be reserved (pay on the door) or purchased before the event at £10 per adult (£5 for under-12s). Please contact Tim Miller miller.tim49@gmail.com, Nigel Watson maureenandnigel@gmail.com or Marj Lang gemmlang@gmail.com 

The lunch will be WW1-themed, including a display of some of our relatives who fought in the War, poppies, ‘Tommies’, good old British food and WW1 music.

If you are a local vegetable-grower, we would love you to donate some vegetables to the lunch. We will need carrots, potatoes (for mash), leeks, celery, parsnips, swede, celeriac, onions, seasonal greens, frozen blackberries and bottled/preserved tomatoes.  Please contact Marj Lang on gemmlang@gmail.com to co-ordinate contributions.

The Hall is limited to 60 for lunch and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please reserve/purchase your tickets ASAP. Tim Miller Co-ordinator.

Fire & Fireworks

Monday 5th November 6pm

Godwin’s field by Tiley Towers

£TBA

The annual Fire & Fireworks event will be held on Monday 5th November this year. Doors open at 6pm, the fire is lit at 6.30pm and the firework display starts at 7pm prompt. Hotdogs and soup will be available to purchase. Thanks to the Community Hall for all the hard work that goes into organising this fantastic family event. Tickets cost: Adults £TBA,  Over-11s £TBA, 11 or under £0, available on the door. Contact Sarah Godwin sarahgodwin@hotmail.co.uk for more information.  

Silent Film & Live Piano

Saturday 20th October 7pm

Community Hall

£7.50pp

Our annual Silent Film & Live Piano evening will be held at the Community Hall on 13th October. The film this year is TBA. and piano will be played by the excellent Martin Lowe. These old B&W films are very cleverly made for their time and the evenings prove popular and entertaining. Tickets are £7.50pp to include a chilli supper, BYO drink. Please pre-book by contacting Maureen & Nigel Watson maureenandnigel@gmail.com

‘The Roaring Fork’ wind ensemble

Sunday 23rd September, 6pm

St James Church

£12pp

Organised by Nicky Russell, ‘The Roaring Fork’ Wind Ensemble will perform at St James Church on Sunday 23rd September at 6pm. This outstanding Ensemble will bring a new dimension to the music experienced so far at St James. It’s an early 6pm start with a refreshment interval. Contact Nicky Russell nicky.russell@pobroadband.co.uk for tickets. Cost: £12pp to include interval refreshments.

Take 5 Choir Summer Concert

Saturday 14th July 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm

St James Church, North Wraxall

£8pp to include a glass of wine and canapés

Our annual Summer Concert takes place on Saturday 14th July in St James Church, North Wraxall. Doors open at 7pm; the concert starts at 7.30pm. 


This year we join with the RUH Choir and together with the soloists we will perform classical, jazz, folk and rock music.

 

Tickets are available on the door or from Diana 01225 891552 or Julie 01225 891750 and will include a glass of wine and canapés.

Royal Wedding Community Celebration

2:30pm-5pm, Saturday 19th May

Upper Wraxall Green

To celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Upper Wraxall Pond Committee and the Community Hall are holding a joint community party on the Upper Wraxall Green.

 

This will be a free event. There will be tea and squash and the Royal Couple will be toasted with (Prosecco provided) at 3.30pm. In addition, villages are asked to bring celebration cakes to be cut and shared for the toast. On the Green will be a crown-making stall and game stalls and children are encouraged to come in fancy dress. Finally, subject to weather conditions, please bring picnics with you to stay on the Green and extend the day. For more information, please contact Kim Mercer kim_mercer@live.com or Marj Lang gemmlang@gmail.com.

Wine Tasting & Food Matching

Friday 27th April at 7.30pm

Community Hall

£25

Following on from last year’s very interesting and enjoyable wine tasting, our second Wine Tasting Evening will include complementary canapes provided by Marj Lang and Kim Mercer. Tristan Darby, from Great Western Wine, Bath, will again provide an exciting selection of wines, explain how to properly taste wine and give supplier details. Matching food to wine will be explained throughout the evening.

 

Places are limited so BOOK SOON. Tickets are £25 per person, to include all wines and food, and available from Kim Mercer – 01225 892016 kim_mercer@live.com

Spring Flower Arranging Workshop

Thursday 29th March at 7.30pm

Community Hall

Price tba

The Spring Flower Arranging Workshop will take place at the Community Hall just in time for the Easter weekend. All flowers and materials will be provided and you will be given expert tuition by Maria Hollis.

 

Places are strictly limited so BOOK SOON to avoid disappointment. Tickets/reservations (price TBA) or any queries to Jill Hollis – 01225 892281 jillyhollis@gmail.com

The Vida Guitar Quartet

Saturday 17th February at 7.30pm

St James’ Church

£12

The Vida Guitar Quartet is the foremost guitar quartet in the country, with an international reputation and following. After years of trying we are delighted to announce that they are coming to St James’ Church, North Wraxall on Saturday 17th February to perform for us and to test run a new programme for their 2018 Spanish tour.

 

Tickets at £12 each can be reserved in advance by contacting Nicky Russell 01225 892396, nicky.russell@pobroadband.co.uk

Annual Inter-Village Quiz

Saturday 26th January, 7.30pm

Community Hall

£5pp

The Annual Inter-Village Quiz takes place at the Community Hall on Saturday 26th January, 7.30pm.

 

Register your village team(s) of up to 5 people with Richard Skedd 01225 891611, richard@skedd.net for a night of fun and frivolity.

 

Tickets are £5 per person, to include food, but please bring your own soft and alcoholic drinks. 

Christmas Wreath Workshop

14th December 2017, 7:30pm

Community Hall

£25 pp

Come along to a coffee morning with a difference. A workshop will be held to provide the opportunity to make your own wreaths and other Christmas decorations. Full instructions will bA workshop will be held at the Community Hall on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm to provide an opportunity to make a Christmas wreath for your home. All materials and full instructions will be provided, along with mulled wine and mince pies.

Numbers are strictly limited and places are offered on a first come, first served basis. So for an evening of productive fun, please contact Jill Hollis, jillyhollis@gmail.com 01225 892281, ASAP to reserve your place. 

Fire & Fireworks

Sunday 5th November 2017 at 6pm

Godwins' Field next to Tiley Towers

Gates open at 6pm, fire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7pm sharp. Hot food available.

 

£5 adults

£2.50 aged 5-16

Free for under 5s

Silent Film ('Safety Last')

Saturday 7th October 2017, 7pm

Community Hall

£7.50pp to include supper

Now in its 4th year, this popular event will see Martin Low interpreting and playing live piano to the excellent 1923 black & white comedy/thriller ‘Safety Last’, starring Harold Lloyd.   

Parish Party – Pop-Up Pub & BBQ

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 12.30 – 4.00pm

Maggs Farm, Mountain Bower

£5pp (under 12s free) + pay bar

This year the Community Hall’s ‘summer’ party is going off-site to Maggs Farm, Mountain Bower, generously hosted by Sarah & Phillip Betts. There will be a BBQ and pay bar and various fun activities. With plenty of parking on site, the party starts from 12.30pm.

Summer Concert

Saturday 8th July 2017, 7pm for 7.30pm

St James Church, North Wraxall

£8pp to include a glass of wine and canapés

Take 5 & RUH Choirs and solo musical performances.

Julie Payne and the Take 5 choir committee have organised what will again be a summer evening of fantastic singing and individual musical performances. A warm summer’s evening is guaranteed!

The Great Get Together (a national event in memory of Jo Cox)

Saturday 17th June 2017, from 3pm

The Green, Upper Wraxall

Free

This informal event has been organised by the Upper Wraxall team to celebrate Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. Get-togethers are happening across the UK, one year after her tragic murder. Let’s celebrate togetherness in her name.

Bring a picnic or just a cup of tea or glass of wine and meet your neighbours and Parish friends.

Wine Tasting Evening

7pm, Friday 24th February 2017

Community Hall

£25 per person

We have asked Tristan Darby from the Bristol Wine School to hold a 2-hour wine tasting session at the Community Hall on Friday 24th February. Seven fine wines (one sparkling, three white and three red) will be tasted, accompanied by cheese and crackers to refresh the palate. With huge experience of such events, he promises to provide a light-hearted, enjoyable and educational evening. 

 

If enough people are interested, this wine-tasting evening could lead to the formation of a North Wraxall Wine Circle holding more regular events.

 

Places MUST be reserved (pay on the door). Please contact Tim Miller 07864 623698 or miller.tim49@gmail.com

Annual Inter-Village Quiz

7pm, Friday 27th January 2017

Community Hall

£5 per person

The Annual Quiz, hosted by the previous year’s winners, will be held at the Community Hall on Friday 27th January at 7pm. Cheese & crackers will be available at half time but please bring your own drinks. You are invited to apply for places, in teams of up to 5, by contacting Heather Churchhouse on 01249 783142 or Kathy Sherratt on 01249 782236, kathysherratt@googlemail.com. Please apply early to help the organisers and to avoid disappointment.

SOLD OUT: Biannual Community Curry

1pm, 8th January 2017

Community Hall

Donations encouraged

Geoff & Marj Lang will be hosting the biannual curry lunch at the Community Hall on Sunday 8th January at 1pm. As usual they will be providing all food and drink free of charge but will encourage cash donations on the day. All the proceeds will be distributed equally between the Upper Wraxall Pond Project, the Community Hall and St James Church.

 

Places are limited to 65, so please email Geoff & Marj on gemmlang@gmail.com to reserve places. 

Carols on the Green

6:30pm, Monday 19th December 2016

Upper Wraxall village green

TBA

Our annual singing of carols on the green at Upper Wraxall to include musical accompaniment, mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Carol Service

4pm, Sunday 11th December 2016

St James Church, North Wraxall

Our annual Carol Service will include the Take 5 Choir.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 13th November at 10am

St James Church, North Wraxall

Fire & Fireworks

Friday 4th November at 6pm

Godwins' Field next to Tiley Towers

TBC

Our annual Fire & Fireworks event will be held on Friday 4th November this year to avoid clashing with bigger firework parties on Saturday 5th November. We are employing a new contractor this year, hoping for a longer display, and will be holding a children’s guy competition. The winner will be able to remotely set off the firework display. Further details to be announced.

Guy Competition for Children: Please bring your guys to Tiley Towers, North Wraxall between 4pm and 6pm LATEST on Friday 4th November to be judged and placed on the fire.

Silent Film/Live Piano

Saturday 22nd October 2016 6.45pm for 7pm

Community Hall

£7.50pp incl. a chilli supper

Due to popular demand we are holding another ‘Silent Film & Live Piano’ evening at the Community Hall, North Wraxall on Saturday 22nd October.

 

This year we are showing what is acknowledged to be Charlie Chaplin’s most accomplished film ‘The Gold Rush’ (1925), accompanied by the wonderful Martin Lowe on piano. In addition we are serving a chilli & rice supper…. and all for the ridiculously low price of only £7.50 per person. And… in addition… we will show a surprise short film.

Community Hall doors open at 6.45pm, short film at 7pm, supper at 7.30pm’ish, main feature at 8.15pm’ish.

 

If you wish to join us, you MUST reserve your places (pay on the door) please, for catering purposes, by emailing Maureen Watson - maureenandnigel@gmail.com.

Harvest Festival Weekend

16th - 18th September 2016

Community Hall & St James Church

The Community Hall is organising a Harvest Festival Weekend to coincide with the full Harvest Moon (16th September).  

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Take 5 Choir Summer Concert

Saturday 2nd July 2016

St James Church, North Wraxall

£7pp

The evening will commence at 7pm with a glass of wine and canapes. The Take 5 Choir, RUH Choir and soloists will then perform from 7.30pm, a mixture of jazz, folk, classical and rock.

 

Tickets are £7 each and available from Diana 01225 891552 100diana100@gmail.com, and Julie 01225 891750 mcdonoug@globalnet.co.uk.

 

Proceeds go to the new cancer unit at RUH and St James Church.

'Words and Music'

Saturday 14th May at 7pm

Community Hall

Free event

‘Words & Music’ is an evening event with members of our community and their friends reading a wide range of prose and poems, interlaced with music, humour, food and wine. It should be fun.

 

In addition to readers (some will be original poems), the Take Five Choir will be singing at the beginning of the event, and a duo and some mixed groupings will perform music throughout the evening. ‘Love’, ‘humour’ and ‘words I like’ are the evening’s themes.

 

Our guest poet is Rosie Jackson who will be launching her new book ‘The Light Box” at Toppings Bookshop in Bath on 21st April. She will be reading poems from this book at our event, and will be launching her autobiography later this year.

 

This is an event for all in our community to have a great time. It will be free entrance, but please bring a bottle and a plate of party food to share. We will have a box for voluntary donations towards the upkeep of both the Community Hall and St James Church.

 

If you wish to attend then, for organisational reasons, IT IS IMPORTANT TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE(S) please, as soon as possible with Ray Fussell (sueandrayfussell@gmail.com, 01225 892310).

 

Tea on the Green

Sunday 24th April 2016 from 3pm

Upper Wraxall Pond/Green

£TBA

An event for the whole Parish to celebrate the refurbishment of the pond and the Queen’s 90th birthday (21st April) and for Upper Wraxall to say a big thank you to all those who helped with fundraising.

 

We will also be installing a bench, commissioned by Margaret Townsend, in memory of David Townsend who will have died a year ago.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust talk & demonstration

Thursday 25th February, 7pm

Community Hall, North Wraxall

No charge (donations to WBVT welcome)

The purpose of the talk is to raise awareness of the WBVT and to offer practical advice on home and personal security.

 

The mission of the WBVT is to help elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people who have been victims of, or are considered to be at risk of, house crime, hate crime, domestic abuse, theft or fire.  WBVT operators are skilled carpenter/lock-fitters who are also Home Office trained Crime Reduction Officers, Fire Risk Assessors and well versed in giving support to victims. The Trust was set up in 1998, the first of its kind to be established in England and the charity works with Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Annual Inter-Village Quiz

Friday 5th February, 7pm for 7:30pm

Community Hall, North Wraxall

£5 per person

POSTPONED

 

Register your team, of up to 4/5, with Heather (01249 783142) or Kathy (01249 782236) and come up with a team name. 

Food at half-time, bring your own drink.

Carols on the Green

Monday 21st December at 6:30pm

Upper Wraxall

Adults £1, children 50p

Our traditional Christmas gathering round the pond in Upper Wraxall. Mulled wine & hot chocolate available – all welcome.

Carol Concert

Sunday 20th December at 4pm

St James Church, North Wraxall

Free

This annual service will feature the Take 5 Choir in St James Church singing a selection of Christmas and Winter songs.

21st November 2015

Community Hall

£5

The Community Hall is holding a Silent Film & Live Piano evening on Saturday 21st November at 7pm.

 

'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' (1920) starring John Barrymore with Martin Lowe providing live piano accompaniment.

 

Food: Chilli & rice

Drinks: Pay bar

 

Tickets are only £5 per person, please reserve your places with Maureen Watson - maureenandnigel@gmail.com.

 

If you wish to pay online by BACS transfer please use the following details:

Hall A/C Name: North Wraxall Community Hall

A/C Number: 00268164

Sort Code: 30-91-99

Please give your name as the reference.

Fireworks Display

5th November 2015

North Wraxall

Cash on entry

"Remember remember the 5th of November"

 

Gates open at 6pm

Bonfire lit at 6:30pm

Fireworks Display at 7pm

 

On Thursday 5th November the annual spectacular professional fireworks display and bonfire will be held in the field opposite the Community Hall. Hot food and drinks will be available.

 

Adults: £5

5-16 yrs: £2.50

Under 5s: free

 

Cash on entry

Apple Day

Sunday 4th October 2015

Community Hall

£2 per apple contribution

Do you have a glut of apples each year?

 

Well this year why not bring them along to our Apple Day event on Sunday 4th October.

 

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Music for a Summer's Evening

7.30pm, Saturday 18th July

St James Church

£10.00

The duo, Nicky Russell (flute) and Alison Smith (guitar), share a wealth of musical experience and we are delighted that they are to perform here for the first time. 

 

Be transported by the complementary tones of these instruments and you will be taken on an exciting musical journey from eighteenth century Europe through to twentieth century Latin America. 

 

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Take Five Choir Summer Concert

7pm, Saturday 11th July 2015

St James Church

£7.00

We are presenting our concert again this year in conjunction with the RUH choir and hope to have a lovely selection of music for your enjoyment.

 

The event is being dedicated to David Townsend, a stalwart member of the choir, who sadly passed away on the 16th April. 

 

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A Mid-Summer Night's Dream

Saturday 20th June 2015

Community Hall

£30

Following the success of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Ball in 2012 and due to popular demand another spectacular black tie event will take place at the Community Hall in North Wraxall on Saturday 20th June 2015.

 

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Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 18th May 2015

Community Hall

Commencing at 7.00pm, the Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting is a celebration of everything that goes on in the Parish and an invitation is extended to all the clubs, societies and organisations to come along and have a stand or table to promote their activities.

Parish Walk & BBQ

Sunday 10th May 2015

Community Hall

Price: Free

This year’s PARISH WALK starts at 10.00am prompt from the Community Hall. It is seven miles on local lanes, across fields, over streams, through woodland, including two hills, from the hall to North Wraxall, to Ford, into Castle Combe, up Truckle Hill via North Wraxall to finish at the Hall....

 

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