Wheatsheaf Open Again from 5pm Today

Not completely ready – but ready to start. That’s the message from Stuart Wright – boss of the Proper Pub Co. who have taken over at the Wheatsheaf. Stuart shared some photos of the ongoing work which is hurriedly going on behind the scenes. It’s clear the pub has undergone a minor transformation in a relatively short period of time and there remains the promise of more to come. For now, however, the village has got it’s pub back. The doors will be open today from 5pm. See you there.

Titchmarsh Village Shop is 10 years old this September

…Yes it’s true… Titchmarsh Village Shop is 10 years old this September and we’d like to invite you to our  10yr Celebration Event

Saturday 30th September 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the Village Green

We’ve got a great day planned for all the family..

To get the day off to a flying start, we have our “Free to Enter – Village Bake-off”

Grown-ups – Cook us your favourite Sponge cake or “Anything in a tray –(brownies, flapjack –your choice) – Prizes available for both classes.

Children – “Decorated cup cake” – pick up our Bake-Off leaflet for more details & an Entry form from the village shop. – After judging at 11.00am – all your yummy cakes & bakes will be whisked off to the Tea Tent for the whole village to enjoy.

It’s definitely a day to forget the diet because our Barbeque will be fired up with succulent Pork & Apple Burgers & sizzling Hot Dogs, and  -for the first time in village history – “ Deep Fried American Turkey” (Thanksgiving style) cooked by real Americans!

It has been rumoured that Titchmarsh folk enjoy the occasional tipple, so you won’t want to miss our Beer Tent & the unique “Gin & Prosecco Bar”

We have a special marquee for the Children where you’ll find;- Face painting, storytelling, plus bunting making & build your own recycled village from boxes & plastic bottles..

If you were at the Opening Event back in 2007, you will remember that the popular TV celebrity – Alan Titchmarsh was there to cut the ribbon…We have invited him back to see how things have changed, but he is currently working flat out filming his new Channel 5 TV series – so in case he can’t make it we will be holding an Alan Titchmarsh Lookalike competition – Best Alan Impression (as voted for by the crowd!) will win a prize – (Alan Titchmarsh face masks will be provided for use on the day)

We also have some games & events to keep you entertained – “Precision Welly Wanging” (it’s not all about the length of your wang, but how accurate you can be with your deployment..) There will be – Throw (but more importantly) Catch the Egg  (aprons & egg wash-off station provided!)

…but most important.. what we really need for a truly memorable Anniversary Event is YOU – so reserve the date & join us on The Green at the Village Shop on Saturday 30th September from 12.30pm


TVS Bake Off Competition

As part of our 10 year Anniversary Celebrations the Titchmarsh Village Shop are holding a Village Bake Off on Saturday 30th September

We know there are some great bakers in the village, because we’ve been enjoying the results of your work at Summer Fetes & Produce Shows for many years…. but whose bake is best? Why not find out by entering our Bake Off competition?

We have Two Adult Classes

  • Any sponge or cake of your choice
  • Anything in a tray – brownies, flapjack, or just let your imagination run wild…

…plus a Children’s decorated cupcake (at least three cakes, but no more than six) – for 9 years and under.

The rules are simple

  • The competition is free to enter – though we would like you to donate your cake so we can share it with the village in the Tea tent after the judging.
  • You can enter as many different cakes or bakes as you like – so if you can’t decide between your Pineapple Upside-Down cake or your Chiffon Cake, then why not enter both!
  • Present your cake to the judging table between 9.00am and 11.00am on Saturday 30th September – there will be a marquee on The Green – or you can drop them off at the Village Shop the day before.
  •  Judging will take place at 12.00pm & Prizes will be presented at 12.30pm at the start of our Anniversary Event (1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class)

Interested ? …then just fill in our entry form (below) & drop it in to the Village Shop or email your entry to Sarah Fortescue at margotharrell@hotmail.com.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday 24th September at 10.45am for the service. At noon the bar will open and lunch will be served at 12.30pm. We have planned lots of food so please come along and join us for a meal and then the auction. Prices are £8 for adults and over 12 years, £4 for 5 to 11 years, and free for the 4s and under.

Please contact Jackie Rowe for more details at: jackie.rowe@dsl.pipex.com.

PFA Play Area and Annual General Meeting

As we have mentioned before, plans are starting to take shape for the redevelopment of the Play Area at the Playing Fields. There is much work to be done on both the design and funding for the project and we need your help to ensure that we can gather as much opinion and ideas before we apply for funding or start to finalise plans. If you could spare a few moments to visit our website and look at the new Play Area page that would be most appreciated. There is a small form at the bottom of the page to leave your comments, ideas or suggestions – all feedback will help us provide the evidence that the project is needed and supported by the community so please do engage with us!


We are also holding our Annual General Meeting on 11 September at 7:30pm in the PFA Pavilion. If you would like to come along to discuss any areas of the PFA or even to volunteer to help out, it would be most appreciated. With many thanks, The PFA Committee.

Flower & Vegetable Show Success

It’s been called the best Flower and Vegetable show for years – and with good reason. Saturday’s event, held in St Mary’s Church, saw more people entering than ever before. It was also a bumper year for the auction with record numbers staying on at the end of the show to bid for produce. The committee were extremely grateful for everyone who came along to support the show especially the many helpers who gave their time so willingly.

Once the final figures have been totted up the committee will begin distributing the profits for the benefit of the village in early October. This will include funding support for Maggy Chapman who for years has maintained the planters located at the village signs. The committee were also able to provide some financial support to Titchmarsh Youth Group. Full details will be provided at a later date.

Next year’s Show will be on Saturday 11th August 2018. Meanwhile, you can read about all the winners in the 2 downloads provided below.