Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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It is back…

The winners!

The winners in 2012!

We are delighted to say the dinner on the church roof provided by “Yalding’s worst kept secret” Hari Covert is back…

Saturday July 2nd is the date… To get your name into the virtual hat so that you could be a winner to dine on the roof then please just go to Hari’s fundraising page here

For just a one pound donation there is every chance you could be in the draw to be invited to attend the Paella Dinner in the churchyard. Three couples will then be chosen on the night to then have their dinner served on the roof!

When we hosted the “Pop Up” in 2012 we managed to raise circa £1500 – lets hope we can again…

Please do share this special event as it is something really unique and we can promise a view that will make it a very special dinner!

Good Luck to you all!

Boris is flying

Boris is flying


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STOP PRESS…

Medieval Chest before renovation by YCPS

Medieval Chest before renovation by YCPS

You may remember that in 2012 YCPS was responsible for the repair of the church chest at Yalding, which had been used for generations to store church valuables.

This October, two dendrochronologists from Oxford (tree ring daters to most of us) visited the church to take samples of the oak from which the chest is made in order to calculate its age.

Medieval Chest renovated by YCPS

The renovated chest

There was some discussion when they came about where the wood had come from, including from as far away as the Baltic.

As it turned out, the chest was made from local wood, with a likely felling date range 1305–21. Wood was usually used fairly quickly after felling so we can confidently date our chest to the early 14th century.

This is just one of the many projects that the YCPS has funded over the years and illustrates well the importance of the work we do in raising funds to support the fabric of the church.

Please do continue to support our fundraising…remember the YCPS 2016 calendars are still on sale via Tim Chapman at Yalding Post Office or from the Village Tea Rooms. Alternatively please reserve using the form below and pick up from either outlet or at the Yalding Yuletide Fair on Saturday 5th December 2015


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YCPS Photographic Competition… last few weeks

Please note you have only till Friday 10th April– just three weeks before the competition closes.

We are happy to still accept photographs from all those willing to donate the £1 entry fee per photograph via our Virgin Money Fundraising Page

Alternatively Tim Chapman the village Post Master in the Post Office is happy to take a hard copy and your entry fee. Please do ensure you let us have your contact name, email address and phone number as well.

We now have over 50 entrants and are keen to have a few more for the judging panel to be able to make a great selection from that will then be used in our 2016 Calendar that will be published later in the year.

Please also spread the word and also watch out for our other plans for later in the year.

Cheers

YCPS Trustees


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Tick Tock… the clock is ticking

Cog wheels

Clock cog wheels

One of the most familiar sights in Yalding is the church clock which is nearly 300 years old. The  lovely sound of the clock striking can be heard all over the village. Some will remember that the clock fell silent for about twenty years from the 1970s to the 90s after the bells were re-hung. Also, very recently the clock developed a fault that meant it struck only once on the hour, regardless of the time.

Yalding Parish Council has, in the past, very generously supported repairs to the clock mechanism. On this occasion, however, financial constraints made this impossible. The church (PCC) therefore appealed to the YCPS to help on this occasion.

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Clock Face

YCPS Trustees met in July and agreed to offer support towards the cost of these repairs. In the past the Parish Council has paid the full cost of repairs and maintenance of the clock on the grounds  of its being considered a ‘historic village amenity’.

More recently it has paid half of the cost of repairs. YCPS has agreed to fill the gap on this occasion as it shares the Council’s view that the clock has a historic as well as a public value to the village.

We have therefore agreed to pay close to £1000 towards the repair on this occasion, hoping, nevertheless, that the Parish Council will once again be able to help at some time in the future.

The clock is also ticking on our photo competition, we have extended the deadline till after Easter 2015 – entries are still being welcomed.


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Photo Competition deadline extended…

We have decided to extend the deadline for our photo competition to Friday April 10th 2015 as we need loads more entries…

Please spread the word amongst your family, friends and networks as we would like to make our charity calendar something quite special.

It is very simple to enter

Under 12’s – Children at Yalding, Ladddingford, Collier Street and Hunton Primary Schools can enter with their photographs free of charge

Over 12’s – Anyone can enter this, but to qualify then each photograph submitted will require a £1 donation made to us via our dedicated Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Page. Click here to make your donation to enter and just follow the instructions given on the page.

We are looking for the best seasonal photographs of the village of Yalding and the surrounding area, it can be buildings, gardens, characters, landmarks or village events in fact anything that best depicts our village life… just let your imagination run riot!

Rules of Entry:

Send your photo via an email to ycpstrustees@yahoo.co.uk making sure you provide us with your contact details. If in the over 12’s Class then a £1 donation per photo submitted for judging will need to be made via the Fundraising VMG page

If in the under 12’s class your name and details of which school you attend will need to be provided.

If you wish to submit a printed copy then this will need to be handed into Postmaster Tim Chapman at Yalding Post Office and where applicable with your donation.

Please ensure your name and contact details are clearly written on the back of the photo.

N.B. Hard copy photos cannot be returned to you.

All entries will be judged by a panel of YCPS Trustees chaired by our Head Judge Dave King a local resident and professional photographer www.davekingphotography.com

There will six winning photographs chosen from each class that will then be used in the YCPS 2016 Charity Calendar plus one of these will also be judged overall for the cover photo.

The closing date for photo submission is Friday April 10th 2015.

The calendar will then be launched at an event sometime in autumn 2015 and the calendar will then go on sale for all to purchase… more details later!

So please just get snapping and remember we are looking for some imaginative and different shots that depict our village and surroundings!

YCPS Trustees


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Make it snappy…

We are still looking for many more photos for our Photographic Competition that is currently running till October 2014… Perhaps some great Summer local scenes would make it into our Charity Calendar being launched later in the year.

Please check out our web site here for full details and do share with all !

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Get Snapping…

 

Photo Comp Poster Ad

Our Photographic Competition is under way and if you have a picture of Yalding, Collier Streeet, Laddingford or Hunton that you think would make a worthy entry then please go to the following page for details on terms of entry…

Please do also spread the word about this competition as we would like a wide selection of photographs to judge and use in the 2015 YCPS Calendar.

Good luck and get snapping!