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Judging by this picture it appears that everyone is hanging on every word from Uncle Kevin – but can you guess what he is saying? I know it is Valentines Day but I do not think he is whispering sweet nothings….

I understand Yogi was present so he may be able to shed some light on this.

Perhaps more importantly; Where is this little known room at Imber? What was it used for?  What is the plan for its future use?


The Bulldozers are at Imber

At long last the work has started on the Rifle Range to make the area suitable for use as a Children’s Nursery. The work is expected to take up to about 10 weeks and after its completion we can then start the work on building the Nursery. Exciting times for us.

We will see this year a complete transformation of our rear gate area , coinciding of course with the flowering of the 500 Daffodils at the roundabout planted by one of our committee members and Imber Volunteer,  Jim from the Dog Club.

The rifle range was used for practice shooting up to the late 1990’s. However  following changes in legislation (The Firearms Amendments Act 1997) brought in as a result of the tragedy at Dunblane Primary School, the range was closed.

The site has remained fairly much derelict since then and now this year will reopen as a Children’s Nursery.

Imber’s Kitchen Garden


Regular users of our Club may have noticed the recent removal of the shrubbery and bushes from the area in front of the gym. This was not to provide more work for our grounds men but to clear ground to create our very own kitchen garden at Imber.

Among the many talents that our manager Yogi has is his green fingers. Rumour has it that tucked away somewhere in an allotment in west London he has his very own vine yard which produces his many bottles of ‘vin Yogi’.

Yogi working on his allotment

Anyway Yogi has decided to put his talent to good use at Imber and is in the process of creating the ‘Imber Kitchen Garden’. A lot of hard work has gone in already in preparing the ground but already we have garlic and broad beans planted. Having the police horses next door is a real bonus providing an endless supply of fertilizer!

Looking forward to the spring Yogi will be planting courgettes, potatoes, carrots, onions, beetroot and leeks. When you see Yogi around the club, and if you have a spare hour or so, please ask him when he will be planting his Brassica’s.

All the fresh produce from the kitchen garden will be used in our restaurant and our chef Mercedes is already devising some new recipes for her famous home-made soups.