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Acton Open Gardens

This event is now over.

We are pleased to open 15 village gardens over the weekend. All are available on both days. They vary from the garden of a 16th century thatched cottage, to a recently occupied new build, with a range of mature gardens in a wide variety of styles. Visitors will also have the chance to visit the Church with “The best Military Brass in England”- Sir Robert de Bures as well as others, including Lady Alice de Bryern. It also has the Jennens Memorial, a magnificent 18th Century sculpture for the founder of the fortune behind true story that inspired “Jarndyce v Jarndyce” in Dickens’ Bleak House. Entrance is by programme, £5 for the two days. All profits going to All Saints Church.

Details are available on the Church website, and also at (Search for Acton)

Inquiries to

Free Publicity for your Club or Event

The Cavendish website readership peaked at nearly 2,000 unique visitors over the summer, not bad for a small village. While Autumn visitor numbers may be down, this is still an excellent vehicle for free publicity for clubs, societies and groups to advertise their forthcoming event.

If you are organising a jumble sale, concert, party or any other fund raising event in the area, just send me ( ) a copy of your poster and I’ll be glad to include it on the site.

Do you run a club or society and want to attract more members? Send me a copy of your meeting schedule and I’ll create a diary page showing your planned topics.

Writing for the Website

The Cavendish website is intended as a source of information for locals, tourists and future villagers. The contents are provided by members of the community who want share their love of the village, their interests or their sport. New material and updates are always welcome, so get writing, drawing or photographing and email it to the webmaster John Gunn.

The Diaries section is intended for groups to publicise their programme of events for the year. Links can be included to point to the ‘notices’ section, or to other websites. Pictures are welcomed.

The Facilities section provides a brief overview of what’s here in Cavendish. Are there others that should be mentioned here? Are there whole categories missing? Can the existing text be improved?

The Organisations section allows groups to share their history and achievements and entice new members. In three or four paragraphs (or 100-200 words) can you capture the essence of your group? If appropriate, please include where and when you meet, whom to contact and a picture.

The History section needs expanding. Any local historians out there with a topic of interest?

The Notices section is a flexible space that could be used for football fixtures, AGM reports, event flyers, council minutes, and much more. Posts are categorised, tagged and dated for easy reference. How could you use this?

Now for the rules.

To enable text to display on a variety of devices and computers, it must conform to strict HTML rules. Consequently, most of Word’s formatting will be removed, and multiple spaces and tabs will be reduced to a single space (so don’t use these for layout). For short pieces, pasting into an email is easiest. For longer and regular postings, I am happy to discuss formatting, et cetera.

Pictures are welcomed but please identify the source since images taken from the net may be subject to copyright constraints. Often this is just a credit to the artist, etc.. If you created the picture, let me know how you want to be credited. Uncredited pictures on the website will be published under Creative Commons CC BY-SA licence with attribution to

Pictures will normally be displayed as 620 pixels wide, or 300 pixels if alongside text on a three column page. This means that high resolution pictures will be reduced before publishing.

News and Magazine types of postings will be discouraged. The website is unable to match the quality of service provided by the monthly Cavendish Magazine.

So please, let me have your ideas and contributions.

John Gunn, Webmaster