Jane Barnes is a hands-on farmer’s wife who helps run a family dairy farm near Melton Mowbray, where a herd of 160 Pedigree Ayrshire cows produce milk for cheese production. The farm is one of those supplying the Long Clawson Dairy co-operative, the principal producer of Stilton cheese for over a hundred years.
It is varied and challenging work which has led her into the world of ‘digital’ (how to code the cows) and even taken her, two years ago, to New England, for the World Ayrshire Conference and the opportunity to rub shoulders and share insights with breeders from all over the world.
Her well illustrated and amusing talks about the farm, looking after the cows and turning their grass consumption into award winning cheese have made her a popular figure on the speaker circuit across the Midlands and now she is coming, cheese samples in hand, to Knowle.
Jane will be the Knowle Society’s guest speaker on Monday 20th May at 8pm in Knowle Village Hall. All are welcome.
A change to our Meetings programme has been necessitated by our planned June speaker leaving the area. We will now welcome former auctioneer Steven Bruce at 8pm on 17th June for an hour of humorous tales and anecdotes entitled ‘Buying and Selling at auction – Stories from the Auction Room’.
The local Flower Arranging Club has placed flower arrangements around Knowle to celebrate the day.
Strictly Line Dancing
Hosted by Mavis Worth
The Knowle Village Hall Association invites you to a Line Dance on
Friday 17th May 2019
7.30pm Knowle Village Hall
St. John’s Close, Knowle, B93 0NH
Tea and Coffee available
Bring your own “liquid refreshments” and nibbles
Tickets ~~ £5.00 ~~ Available from
Carolyn Abbott ~~~ 01564 779898
Keith Williams ~~~ 01564 779445
or Knowle Village Hall Friday Coffee Morning ~~ 10 pm – 12 noon
Knowle Village Hall Association – registered charity no. 523004
This will be the subject of the talk on MONDAY 15 APRIL, 8pm at Knowle Village Hall – all welcome. It will be given by the Founder, Jan Harrigan.
Jan began the Centre after a beautiful male swan crash landed, and as a result had a broken wing. Fortunately for this swan Jan nursed him back to health. Little did she realise that this would be the birth of Wychbold Swan Rescue, and a lifetime’s work for which she would be honoured in 2004 with the MBE by her Majesty the Queen.