I was invited this month by John Clements to attend a friendly football match at Axminster Football Club - home of the Tigers - to draw the name of their sponsors for the coming year. At last, an event that my long-suffering husband would relish; a football match! So we set off, the overcast morning had turned into a beautiful afternoon, and AFC is beautifully placed, surrounded by fields. Martin Keightley welcomed us to the event and we were extremely well looked after and entertained by the Tigers vs. Wincanton Town FC. The home side went on to win 1-0!
I also presented 'Man of the Match' to Dan Beer, who scored the goal and suffered a rather impressive injury, which he was very matter-of-fact about!
Cllr. Jill Farrow and I handed over our street barrow to Rebecca Green of Plastic Free Axminster. The group are doing such amazing work with the monthly litter picks around town and asked how we can continue to offer support to them. Cllr. Farrow has become the Town Council representative for Plastic Free Axminster and will help the council become better informed on the progress made, and any help needed.
I was also invited by Amy Ralph to attend the celebrations for one hundred years of Country Markets this month. The Country Market takes place in the Masoni Hall on South Street every Thursday from 8.30am-12.30pm, and is a treasure trove of home-baked cakes and pies, curries, fresh produce, eggs, flowers and plants and crafted goods. The Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk were enticed also by the promise of tea and cake, and we were not disappointed; a marvellous centenary cake was cut and rapidly disappeared . We found ourselves unable to resist purchasing some of the goods on offer - especially the Marmite cheese straws! Many thanks go to Amy, Susan and Patricia and many best wishes for the continued success of the market.
All the best until next time, Anni