The Humshaugh Oil Buying Group has burst through the two million litres barrier with this month’s delivery (February 2018). The group was set up in November 2011 and has steadily increased its membership in Humshaugh and the surrounding area. Deliveries reached one million litres in April 2015. Here are some more statistics from the group’s organiser Brian Earl:
- 75 monthly orders have been placed (missing only one month, June 2015).
- 2,839 individual orders were processed.
- A total of 2,008,945 litres were ordered.
- The savings to members are in excess of £80,000.
- The total value of the business placed with the oil suppliers is over £900,000.
Brian is now looking for a deputy to stand in when he’s away on holiday or unable to process the order.
“It only needs a dedicated email address, lots of emails, maintaining an Excel Spreadsheet, and dealing with the oil supplier(s) once a month,” Brian explains. “Please contact me if you’re interested.”
You can e-mail Brian on email@example.com or call on 01434 689123 or 07500 045711.
Woody Allen and Dianne Keaton star in this month’s Humshaugh Arts Programme Film Night movie “Play It Again, Sam”. The 1972 romantic comedy is being screened at Humshaugh Village Hall on Friday February 9th. Buy your tickets at the shop.
A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.
We hope you have a great Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We’ll be open right up until Christmas Eve for your last minute essentials. We also stock a range of gifts and cards.
Over the holiday period we will only be closed on Christmas Day, which means you won’t have to go too far if you run out of something.
Sunday December 24th CHRISTMAS EVE 09.00 – 11.00
Monday December 25th CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED
Tuesday December 26th BOXING DAY 09.00 – 11.00
Weds 28th – Sun 31st Normal hours
Monday January 1st NEW YEAR’S DAY 09.00 – 11.00
HUMSHAUGH 2018 CALENDARS NOW ONLY £3.50
Hurry on down to the shop to get your 2018 Humshaugh calendars. They’re selling fast. This year the theme is wildlife and the calendar is beautifully illustrated with photographs taken in and around the village by local snappers. There’s also a colourful wildlife collage from children at Humshaugh First School. The calendar has been produced by Humshaugh Publications. Committee members had to sort through dozens of entries after the appeal went out for your wildlife pics.
The calendars originally cost just £5 each. Now the last remaining ones have been reduced to £3.50. What a bargain! They make an ideal gift as they come with a quality cardboard envelope to make it easy to post to your distant relatives.
Humshaugh Publications’ 2018 calendar has been supported by the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland as well as Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs Humshaugh Village Shop. It was printed by Robson Print in Hexham.
They are on sale in the shop now. Get yours before they’ve gone.
It’s the first film night of a brand new season this Friday. And what a cracker, or should that be crackling, of a film has been chosen. “A Private Function” is a brilliant British comedy written by Alan Bennett. It stars Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Alison Steadman, Richard Griffiths, Liz Smith and Bill Paterson.
1947 in a small town in Yorkshire. The war has been won two years ago, but there’s still rationing of meat. When Princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig.
Here’s the trailer.
Come along to the Annual General Meeting of Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited on Saturday October 7th at 7.30pm in Humshaugh Village Hall. HCVL is the organisation that has run Humshaugh Village Shop since November 1st 2009. We can’t believe it’s that long ago either. So whether you’re a customer, volunteer, supporter or director, we’d love to see you there. We’d especially like to see new people. Your village shop relies on a large team of enthusiastic volunteers to provide this valuable service and we’re always looking to attract more helpers in all areas.
The meeting doesn’t usually last too long – just long enough for us to elect directors, tell you how we’re doing and to listen to any ideas you may have. Afterwards there”ll be refreshments and a chance to chat to the team. We look forward to seeing you.
It’s that time of year already. We have two weekends of apple pressing this year – September 30th and October 1st and then two weeks later on October 14th and 15th. Your donated apples will be washed, chopped, squeezed, bottled and sterilised to make juice for sale in your own village shop. Our team of volunteers will be around the back of Humshaugh Village Hall from 10.00am until 3.00pm to receive your boxes, bags or barrels of apples. You’re welcome to join us to help with the processing too.
The bottles of juice will later go on sale in the shop. Last year’s vintage even graced the tables of Walwick Hall Hotel. Apart from tasting great, they also make an ideal ingredient for a seasonal gift hamper. We look forward to seeing you and we hope you’ll be able to help in one way or another – or even both.