A quarterly newsletter for Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley.

Current and back issues of the Redlake are available from Becky Sherman.

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If you would like to contribute to the Redlake, please email Jeremy with your contribution.  Copy deadline for each issue is 15th of the month of publication i.e. January, April, July and October

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* All films start at 7.30pm and cost £4.50 (children £3.50)  Tickets are available on the door.  Refreshments, including beer, wine, ice creams, popcorn and snacks are available at every film.

Flicks in the Sticks  For more information about ‘Arts Alive’ and ‘Flicks in the Sticks’ and for up-coming events in the area click here

Chapel Lawn Mailing List  If you would regular updates about events planned for Chapel Lawn please contact Christine Rogers

Live Shows  For information about, or suggestions for live shows in Chapel Lawn please contact Marion Cox on 07964 710983

For access needs, more details about the films or requests for particular films in the future e-mail

Christine Rogers or phone her on 01547 530258

Walks start from 10.30 am,

Lunch from 12.00-2.00pm

Tickets £8 for adults; £4 for children

Under 4’s - free

In aid of Church funds

Ramble and Lunch

Sunday 12 September

Contact Christine Oakley 01547530585 or Karen Limbrick 01547530002

Thursday 16 September

8.00 pm in the Chapel Lawn Village Hall

Please join us for the meeting and a drink on the house!

Contact Di Cosgrove (Chair) 01547 530347 to find out more about the committee or just come along to the meeting.


Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 October

With generous financial support from Clun Town Council, St Mary’s Church, Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society are jointly planning an event to run from 7th to 10th October to celebrate life in and around Chapel Lawn. The programme will consist of a mixture of exhibits, displays, demonstrations, sale of work by the Redlake Artists, and talks in the village hall and church, culminating in an afternoon of music and song on the Sunday afternoon. More than just a fundraising event (subject to Covid, of course, for which there are contingency plans), this will be an opportunity for people to reconnect after a difficult 18 months, to have some fun, to show off where we live, and for new arrivals to meet their neighbours. We hope that visitors from further afield will want to come along. Planning will be finalised during the summer, after which posters be widely distributed and notices placed on Facebook, but so far this is what is planned:

In the Village Hall and the car park:

  • Exhibition of old photos of life in the Redlake Valley (do you have any you could contribute?)
  • Displays of 50 years of Chapel Lawn WI, old maps, old farm receipts, past industry and ‘mystery objects’
  • Sale of work by the Redlake Artists
  • Demonstrations of wooden spoon making, green-wood chair making, stained glass work, clog-making, bee-keeping and basket weaving,
  • Extracts from the parish magazines 1889 onwards
  • Apple-pressing

In the Church

  • Treasure-hunt for children
  • Display of wedding dresses and memorabilia from past weddings at St Mary’s. Do you have any wedding invitations, order of service, photographs or reports of the wedding from the local papers? Photographs of the cake, or mementoes representing “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Are there any stories you have to tell about the day? How did the bride get to the church? Who made the cake, the bouquet, where did the flowers come from?
  • We need help with floral arrangements and arranging the exhibits, if you have not already been in touch to offer help or items for display, please contact Christine Oakley (01547 530585) or Janet Tudor (01547 520293)
  • Flower festival continued from the previous week’s Harvest Festival
  • An Afternoon of Music and Song, featuring local singers and musicians on Sunday 10th.  Would you be able to help with providing/serving light refreshments for this event? Please contact Christine Oakley, Janet Tudor(as above).

Talks (also in the church)

  • Recollections of Chapel Lawn School (if sufficient former pupils can be found)
  • Farming then, now and in the future (Nick Read, Agricultural Chaplain)
  • Field-Names of the Redlake Valley (University of Nottingham)
  • Wildlife of the valley and natural flood control measures (Environment Agency)
  • Biodiversity in Brineddin Wood (Dr Anthony Morgan).


  • Foraging walk with hedge-laying demonstration by Rob Rowe and Michael Bright (On Friday 8th)
  • ‘Mechanical Morning’ (on Sunday 10th in the car park) – bring your old car, tractor, bicycle, motor-bike or any other interesting piece of machinery. Have a cup of coffee and chat with like-minded people. This will include a display of horse brasses.


A Celebration…


It has been decided that this event should be postponed until 2022

‘On Tuesday evening, the organising committee for this event decided unanimously to postpone it until 2022, the reason being the rise in cases of Covid-19 and associated hospitalisation and deaths set against the fact that much of what was planned was to take place in indoor settings.

Planning for the event began before the Delta variant took off, but the prospect of greater transmission and worsening statistics nationally and locally gave us concerns that our small community could prove vulnerable to a large influx of visitors.’



Watch this space for posters with how to book, but if you can help in any way, e.g., with publicity, serving teas, car park marshalling etc, do please get in touch.

Bob James (Chairman)

01547 530395  e-mail

Patrick Cosgrove (Secretary)  01547 530347  e-mail


Christine Oakley,

01546 530585  e-mail

James Middleton,

01547 530247  e-mail

Simon Jameson

01547 528546  e-mail

Sarah Jameson

01547 528546  e-mail

Owdyado Theatre return with three more surprising stories of the macabre and mysterious in Twisted Tales Vol. 2.

Deep in space the crew of the Fortuna are searching for extra-terrestrial life but the ship is malfunctioning, a strange infection is spreading through the crew and time is running out...

As acclaimed sci-fi author Edward R Matherson lays on his deathbed, a bloody battle of wits is taking place in his kitchen over the secret of the universe...

Jamie's life is in turnaround. He's lost his job, he's desperate for love and his only companion is a malfunctioning Alexa unit. She's supposed to make his life easier. But the question is - who is serving whom?

Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside No.9, this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister (A View from the Edge) as well as distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey (Brown Willy, Weekend Retreat) and Jon Welch (Spillikin). Get ready for an anarchic night of hilariously dark theatre! Suitable 14+

Saturday 16 October

 Owdyado Theatre with Twisted Tales Vol. 2

Village Hall 8.00 pm     

Tickets: Adults £12  Booking essential 07964 710983

Saturday 18 December

Box of Frogs Improv Comedy

Village Hall 8.00 pm

Tickets: Adults £12  Booking essential 07964 710983

Box of Frogs is Birmingham's premier improvisation group.

They perform high-octane improvised comedy fun based entirely on your suggestions!

And in 2022:

12 March 2022 8.00 pm  Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure Adults £12; Children £6

Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure is a riotous improvised spoof chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, all in the style of the Nation’s favourite author, Enid Blyton.

Thursday 30 September

‘El Huevo Ultimo’

A Mexican Food at the Redlake Valley Village Hall.

7.00 pm

Burritos, Nachos & Oaxacan Mole

Suggested donations £6-7/dish

Please contact Faith Limbrick for booking.

Coronavirus,the Village Hall, Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks

JULY 2021

The Village Hall is fully open again and events are being planned for the community. We are taking bookings if anyone wishes to hire the hall. Although restrictions have been lifted we recommend that hall hirers continue to take sensible precautions to prevent the spread of Covid 19, especially taking responsibility for limiting numbers to avoid overcrowding.


Flicks in the Sticks

We plan to resume screenings in the Autumn and will be in touch with regulars before then to decide on the films.

Coming Up…

Saturday 25 September   Quiz Night    TBC  Postponed for now

Friday 1 October    Harvest Supper

Admission £5 to include refreshments and crisps

There will also be a Bar

Everyone welcome – men too!

Please contact Christine Rogers 01547 530258 e-mail

Tuesday 14 September


7.30 pm in the Village Hall

A talk with photographs of this delightful county and its glorious countryside.

Join us for an evening with father-and-son team Mike and John Hayward.  Professional landscape photographers with a great passion for their native Shropshire  and the dramatic scenery along the borderlands.

Also in the Village Hall

Art Classes every Wednesday 10-12 am

Contact Gretchen Ind


WI Tuesday 10 August 7 pm and every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Contact Christine Rogers if you would like to come and try out a meeting or find out more.

01547 530258  e-mail

Use the Website

If you would like me to put your Chapel Lawn event on the What’s On page, feature an article or news item on the News Page or have a dedicated page for your organisation or group, please email me with the information.

Either send text in the body of an email or as a word document and pictures in the largest format your email can manage.

I cannot use PDF’s except as a link for viewers to download and print their own posters or leaflets.

Thank you,

Becky Sherman

I run this website voluntarily, so if there is a delay, please forgive me or if I seem to have forgotten, please remind me!