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Summertime ‘Flash Fiction’ Writing Competition

We have teamed up with local author, Annette Hannah, to run a ‘flash fiction’ writing competition this summer. Annette’s latest book, Lottie’s Little School of Dance, is due to publish shortly. It follows Lottie as she starts a new life in Bramblewood (a setting inspired by our local area of the three villages). To mark Annette’s new book coming out, we thought we would invite our local writers to pick up a pen or boot-up their laptops and get writing! There are just a few rules…

Please send entries to threevillagesmagazine@gmail.com or post to 53 Lawrence Avenue, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts SG12 8TY.

The competition deadline is 4th July! We look forward to reading your entries.

The Three Villages Magazine: Issue 6 is coming soon…

Issue 6 is off to the printer today, which means that in a few weeks it will be published! At the start of June, it will be available to purchase for £1 at various locations across the three villages.

This issue includes our regular features along with the first in our brand new series entitled Local Historic Faces & Places; an exciting Summertime ‘Flash Fiction’ Writing Competition in conjunction with local author Annette Hannah; photos of the wonderful Coronation events enjoyed by everyone in May; a feature on local charity, Small Acts of Kindness; and a whole lot more!

If you have any questions about how to get hold of a copy, do please be in touch using the CONTACT US page, or directly by emailing threevillagesmagazine@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support.

We need your photos!

If you attended a Coronation event and got some photos, please do send them to us! We would love to feature images of all the fun that was had over the Coronation Weekend on the inside covers of our June issue of The Three Villages Magazine.

Please send the images (in as high resolution as possible and with a caption) to print.threevillagesmagazine@gmail.com as soon as you can! The deadline for getting the files to the printer is 15th May, so photos need to come in before then. Do make sure that you have permission from those in the photograph too!

Thanks for your help.

Anna Bond, Editor

Issue 6: Cover Photograph Winner!

The winner of our Issue 6 cover photograph competition is the wonderful image ‘Rainbow River’ by Gary Forrest.

Rainbow River © Gary Forrest

Gary moved to the three villages along with his family in September 2020 and in his spare time has taken some lovely photographs of the area, including this winning image.

We asked Gary about his photography and here’s what he said:
‘I have been into photography ever since I can remember and have spent a lot of my time doing big game photography in Zimbabwe which was never dull, and I’ve got a lot of stories that I laugh at now but were certainly not funny at the time. Photography around the UK is different, and dare I say it, more interesting, in the way there are clear cut seasons and the amazing variation of photography you can experience just in one place over a year. The historical side is also captivating, and something we never had at home – and I do now and again get a shot of squirrel falling out a tree.’

Thanks to Gary for letting us use this enchanting photograph on our cover.

Issue 6 will be published at the start of June, so if you haven’t done so already, get your copy of Issue 5 before it disappears!

Thank you for your continued support,
The Three Villages Team.

Have you picked up your copy yet?

In case you missed it, Issue 5 of The Three Villages Magazine published on 1st March 2023 and is available to purchase for just £1 at various locations including:

St John the Baptist, Great Amwell
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
St Andrew’s, Stanstead Abbots
The Village Pharmacy
The Red Lion
The Maltings Coffee House
Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets Village Club

If you are struggling to get a hold of a copy, please do be in touch and we will see how we can help.
The Three Villages Team

We are looking for a cover image!

Once again we are looking for our next cover image for Issue 6 (June) of The Three Villages Magazine.

Are you a local photographer, amateur or professional? Would you like your work to appear on the cover of our local magazine?

We are looking for a summertime photograph that showcases our beautiful local landmarks within the three villages.

If you would like to enter and showcase your work, please email
threevillagesmagazine@gmail.com

DEADLINE: 4th APRIL

The Three Villages Magazine: Issue 5 published!

The March 2023 issue of The Three Villages Magazine is here and available to purchase for £1 across the three villages. Be sure to pick up your copy!

You can find it at a number of locations including, but not limited to:
St John the Baptist, Great Amwell
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets
St Andrew, Stanstead Abbots
The Village Pharmacy
The Maltings Coffee House
Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets Village Club
The Red Lion

We hope that you enjoy this latest issue. If you are struggling to get a hold of a copy, please do be in touch and we will see how we can help.

Thank you for your continued support,
The Three Villages Team

Issue 5: Cover Photograph Winner!

The winner of our cover photograph winner is this wonderful image of the River Lea by Greg Andrews.

© Greg Andrews

Thanks to Greg for letting us use this lovely photograph.

Issue 5 of The Three Villages Magazine will be published at the start of March at all the usual places. It will include the last Our Historic Churches instalment, important information from the Parish Councils regarding the upcoming elections; and a feature on local animal charity, ALFS. We are also looking forward to showing you our new sports section, which will become one of our regular items.

If you haven’t done so already, get your copy of Issue 4 before it disappears!

Thank you for your continued support,
The Three Villages Team

The Three Villages Magazine: Issue 5 is coming soon…

Issue 5 is in the final stages of production, which means that in a few weeks it will be off to the printer! If you haven’t yet got a copy of Issue 4, make sure you do while they are still available!

At the start of March, Issue 5 will be available to purchase for £1 at various locations across the three villages. This issue includes our regular features along with the last in Our Historic Churches series; important information from the Parish Councils regarding the upcoming elections; and a feature on local animal charity, ALFS. We are also looking forward to showing you our new sports section, which will become one of our regular items.

If you have any questions about how to get hold of a copy, do please be in touch using the CONTACT US form, or directly by emailing threevillagesmagazine@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support.

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