Auction Closed

Many thanks to all those who entered into the spirit of this event, you helped us to raise almost £1500 for the Hall’s refurbishment which is obviously a very welcome boost to the fund.  Commiserations to those whose bids were pipped at the post: we hope you’re not too disappointed.

The “latest bids” page has been updated.  We’ll allow daytime Sunday for checks and protests, and the final results will be announced at the Moviola on Sunday evening. Several winning bids are from anonymous bidders. Winners will receive confirmations by e-mail, along with a note about arrangements for payment and collection of bids.

Thanks again to all the bidders, and special thanks to those whose generous donations made the whole thing possible.

Last Minute Lot

Well – nice though it is – we couldn’t have the only football shirt in the auction be a Newcastle United one could we? So now it has a rival: a Saints shirt signed by Portugal and West Ham centre-back, Jose Fonte.  Still currently a Chilworth resident, Jose will always be fondly remembered by Saints fans as he was here for seven years and was thus one of the core team-members who brought the club all the way back to the Premiership from the depths of League 1. The former Saints captain, who made nearly 300 appearances for the club now plays for West Ham, but he’ll always get a warm welcome back at St Mary’s.   Continue reading

Better than Streetlife?

Today, Streetlife announced it had merged with Nextdoor. Several Chilworth residents use Streetlife, but there’s a problem. To try for a ‘critical mass’ Streetlife lumps us in with people from miles away, so many of the topics aired have no relevance.  Nextdoor, on the other hand looks to be much better thought out.  “Nextdoor Chilworth” is currently being piloted, and only needs a few more members to become permanent.  Because it allows geographic fine tuning, it should be a real asset for communication within the village.  Take a look, and sign up here.  There’s also a new service on this, the Chilworth website, that you may like to try although it may prove shortlived if Nextdoor lives up to its early promise. Continue reading

Online Auction Extended

gavelTo allow time for more bids, the organisers of Chilworth Hall’s online auction have decided to extend the bidding period until early March. Bids for any of the lots may be made by e-mail until midnight on Saturday, 11th March. The winning bids will be announced at the Moviola on Sunday, 12th. Continue reading

March Moviola

girltrain-narrowTickets for Bridget Jones’s Baby on Thursday, 9th February are selling well.  Tickets are now also available for the March movie, The Girl on the Train, which will be shown on Sunday, 12th March. Go here for more information, including a trailer and a link to ticket sales.

Salisbury Big Band!

trumpetThe Salisbury Big Band is coming to Chilworth Hall on Saturday, 1st April.  Come along and get in the swing!  Tickets are on sale now, at just £12.  Click here to e-mail your ticket request, or get in touch with Gill Holebrook or Donna Jones.  Licensed bar.  Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Continue reading