Murder mystery solved

The murder mystery dinner Incident at Littlehempston with the Moonstone Theatre Company proved a smash hit. All tickets were sold and those lucky enough to get a ticket enjoyed an evening of high drama, debate about whodunnit and great food, enhanced by seeing ones neighbours dolled up in 1920’s style. The “incident” was set in 1928, a period described thus by Jenny Galton-Fenzi: “The Duke of Bolton, who used to own most of the village, has decided to cash in on rising land prices after the war, and many properties – including Hampstead Farm, Court Farm, the Post Office and the Bolton Arms pub, now belong to the former tenants. Our School closed in 1920, and the building is now a Parish Room. This year we have had 1 burial, 2 weddings and five boys born in the village, one of whom is John, the son of Frank Evans, who continues to run the successful family cider business from Ivy Cottage, next to the church. We have a new Rector, the Rev Hugh Grismond Phillips, who couldn’t be here, as he has a cold. The harvest is in, everything continues peacefully as it always has done – for, as everyone knows, nothing ever happens in Littlehempston!”  By the end of the evening, a lot had happened – we had solved two murders and raised an amazing £650 that will help keep our precious Space and Church open for all. A huge thank you to all involved, but especially Lesley Colley (pictured here flanked by Sue Wellum and Ali Taylor) who planned the meal, beautiful table decorations and menus.