St Mary's Church
A beautiful church at the heart of the village
Those pesky Geese
Upavon's much loved Geese
The hillside above Upavon
Some of the beautiful countryside around Upavon
The Village
The lovely village of Upavon
The River Avon
Running through the Village


Talk by Lt Gen D Leakey  CMG CVO CBE, Black Rod 2011 – 2018

General David Leakey who retired recently as Black Rod or, to use the full

title Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, will give a talk on

Saturday 27th April at Enford Village Hall. 

Money raised from the talk will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

He gives a fascinating and amusing insight to the role of Black Rod, which

is so much more than just the ceremonial role at the State Opening of

Parliament and banging on the door to summon the House of Commons to the

House of Lords. He also reveals a good deal of the goings-on behind the

scenes in the Parliamentary corridors but promises not to mention Bercow or

Bullying unless provoked, and certainly not Brexit!

He comes from a distinguished military family with two Victoria Crosses and

had an amazing career himself after reading law at Fitzwilliam College,


Tickets will be £15 a head, which will include a glass of wine and light

bites beforehand.  To book a place, please contact Tony Blanch (01980

671307) or Judy D’Arcy Irvine (01980 670501).  Cash or cheques (made out to

‘ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’) can be paid on the night at the door.

Doors open at 6.00 p.m. for the talk 6.30 - 8.00 p.m, including questions at

7.30 after a 10 min break.

Most of the 100 tickets available have been sold to this is a reminder to all those thinking of coming!

Tony Blanch


ABF Wiltshire Voluntary Committee


Tuesday 26 March 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

An Oscar winning performance by Rami Malek who won Best Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury. 

An enthralling celebration of ‘Queen’, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.  

who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of the world’s most popular entertainers.  Following Queen’s meteoric rise and their revolutionary sound the film also chronicles the band’s reunion and their performance at Live Aid.   One of the unexpected film hits of the year – so put aside your pre-conceptions and come and enjoy a great performance!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Dates for the Spring / Summer Season:

Tuesday 23 April “Stan & Ollie”

Tuesday 28 May – “Colette”

Tuesday 25 June – title tbc

No Film Club July or August

NB Film Club is generally held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Possible future titles : “First Man” “Vice” “Mary Queen of Scots” “All is True” “Can you ever forgive me” “Phantom Thread””The Wife”  

We always need your help in choosing films – please let us know of any films friends have recommended!  Would love to hear your suggestions.

Doors open at 7.00 p.m. with the bar open until 7.30 p.m. when the film starts.  Tickets £5   Please book in advance if possible to help with the administration!

Lifts can be arranged for anyone who would like to come – so do let us know if you would like to be collected and taken home.

If you wish to join the Mailing List, would like to book Tickets, or need a Lift please contact 01980 670501 or email

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