Bagshot Tennis Club Family Fun Day
Bagshot Tennis Club were host to a very successful Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th June. Over 200 adults and children packed the courts, playing tennis for free in Bagshot Tennis Club's picturesque rural setting in the Bagshot Playing Fields.
A bouncy castle, tasty food and face painting kept children busy when they were taking a rest from the tennis and our coaches Jason Jokhoo and Megan Emmett kept them very busy on court. Cliff Rowe Sports also provided a wide range of tennis gear and rackets for concessionary prices on the day.
Bagshot has one of the strongest coaching teams in the county. Jason our head coach has run large tennis venues and produced top 10 UK players and Megan was a top 20 UK player and played tennis internationally. Both have a wealth of experience in both adult and junior tennis.
The club is growing rapidly, with our junior section having grown from around 30 when Jason and Megan joined the club in March to nearly 70 now and it has plans for further growth, built around this success.
New Vicar for Bagshot
"St Anne's Church are delighted to announce that the Reverend Andreas Sistig has been appointed to be the new Vicar of Bagshot.
Andreas is currently the Associate Vicar at Fleet, where he has responsibility for the congregation of Ss Philip and James.
Andreas is married to Jenny and they have two school-age daughters and a dog called Thula.
Jenny is also an ordained priest, working in two part-time roles: as a chaplain to a school in Ascot and as a hospital chaplain at Frimley Park. Jenny wishes to be involved as part of St Anne’s ministry team and will be a non-stipendiary curate at St Anne's.
Andreas grew up in Germany and met Jenny in South Africa while on a training course. Andreas and Jenny were ordained into the Anglican Church of South Africa and both held ministry posts there before moving to Fleet in 2008.
It is expected that Andreas will commence his ministry in Bagshot in early September.
We look forward to welcoming Andreas and to his leading us in the further development of our ministry to Bagshot and the wider community. We ask that you include Andreas, Jenny and their family in your prayers as they prepare to move to Bagshot and to take up their new responsibilities within our community."
Bagshot's First Water Supply
WHILE Affinity Water digs its way along the A30 laying its new water main, spare a thought for Bagshot folk of yore who obtained their water either from wells or the watercourses which ran through the village.
Towards the end of 1874 the village was struck with several fatal cases of enteric fever. The Medical Officer of Health produced a report the following year showing that of 51 houses in the village, 44 had common privies (most of them "offensive"), seven had closets with trapped pans and cesspools, twelve houses had no drains, 11 drained into ditches, 28 drained into watercourses or cesspools which overflowed into them. Thirty five houses had no water, 16 had wells but the water in four wells was undrinkable, leaving 39 houses effectively without water.
Faced with forking out large sums of money on providing the village with clean water, the Windlesham vestry (precursor of the parish council) passed a resolution saying it was well known that any attempt at laying on a water supply to Bagshot would be very expensive indeed to the ratepayers "and benefit to none - the present water supply from the open stream being all that can be desired by the inhabitants." (This could be the stream which flowed along the south side of the High Street and joined the Windle Brook at Bagshot Bridge.)
However improvements were carried out - the stream was cleaned and drains which ran into it were stopped up. But the Medical Officer of Health thought the water was still unfit for drinking. Although samples from above the village were fairly satisfactory, those from opposite the Institute (now Bagshot House) in the High Street and down by the Methodist chapel (near where Waverley Road is today) contained a large quantity of free ammonia and "putrescible matter." Even if sewers were provided, the stream would still be liable to pollution from dung etc washed off the fields which lay behind the south side of the High Street.
Bagshot Society Spring Newsletter 2014
The Spring edition of the Baghsot Society newsletter has been published and its a bumper edition. There's lots of current news and comment along with an explore of "the other Bagshots" and a bit of Bagshot's hostelry history.
23 Aug Free Coffee Morning
26 Aug Rhymetime at the Library
27 Aug Quiz Evening Three Mariners
30 Aug Free Coffee Morning
02 Sep Rhymetime at the Library
03 Sep 1st Wednesday Business Club
04 Sep WI Meeting
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