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News from Hungerford High Street – July 2017

Latest news from Montagues Hair Design, Kaleidoscope Party & Stationery Supplies, Nye & Co Estate Agents, Martin & The Magpie florists and The Naked Grape wine merchants – as well as strange nocturnal activities by the Bookshop and something fishy going on along the whole High Street this month…

Montagues Hair & Makeup Design

Montagues at the top of the High Street have been offering a full range of hair styling, colouring and cutting services and they are now proud stockists of Delilah Make-up and Joico hair products.

Monty’s Express fab new Glam Up & Go service with Kelly and Hannah offers everything from signature blow dries to classy and cute updos and a Delilah make-over.

Perfect for weekends, special events or a week day pamper!

To book your appointment now call 01488 681088 or email lesley@montagueshairdesign.com

Montagues is open 9am to 6pm Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am to 2pm Saturdays and at other times by appointment. Follow them on facebook/MontaguesHairDesign


Kaleidoscope Party Supply & Stationery Shop

Kaleidoscope can brighten up your events this summer party with balloons for any occasion.  Printed or plain coloured pearlised latex balloons. Table displays come complete with a centerpiece weight matching the colour scheme.

Arches can be floor standing which make them ideal for entrances or alternatively they can be fixed to a table which is ideal for creating a backdrop to a food table at a party or wedding venue.

Floor Displays can be created with any combination of foil and/or latex balloons. They are ideal for entrances or can be placed at suitable points around the room and come complete with a matching weight.

To find out more please pop into the shop, visit kaleidoscopehungerford.co.uk, follow them on facebook/kaleidoscopehungerford or contact Helen on 01488 684860 or helen@kaleidoscopehungerford.co.uk 


Nye & Co Estate Agents







Whether it’s sales or lettings, Nye’s have the same committed and conscientious attitude and ‘an honest and professional approach’ as one loval resident who’d used their services put it. When you deal with Nye & Co, you get real professionalism combined with good humour and friendly faces, all backed up by a considerable local knowledge.

One property on the books this month is Hopgrass Barn just on the edge of town – click here for more details.

You can also click here for some property tips drawing on Nye & Co’s expertise.


Martin & The Magpie









Martin & the Magpie create the most beautiful bouquets and wreaths but they are more than just a florist. They offer a wide range of plants, especially green houseplants which are the trend at the moment! Their prices compare well to local garden centres and they also have lovely vintage items, cards and gorgeous soy-based Raine & Humble candles.

Martin is also happy to offer floristry courses tailormade to individuals or local businesses looking for an alternative team building exercise. Contact him at shop@martinandthemagpie.co.uk

The Naked Grape

Naked Grape HungerfordSimon at The Naked Grape Wine Merchants is delighted to be stocking award-winning Hattingley Valley English wine.

Hattingley Valley have just been awarded Gold in the 2017 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships for their English Sparkling Rose  and their Blanc de Blancs and Silver for their Classic Reserve.

To place your order of bubbly for any summer occasion do contact Simon at The Naked Grape!




Nocturnal Adventures at the Hungerford Bookshop

Hungerford Bookshop

Emma and Alex, along with the rest of the Hungerford Bookshop staff, have recently been busy with Independent Bookshop Week.

One of their initiatives involved secreting various parcels containing books in various places around the town for lucky recipients to find and enjoy.

Penny Post managed to catch the bookshop team in the act…

“It’s been lovely receiving thanks in person, and by social media and answer phone messages, for the books we dropped under cover of darkness  to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week,” Emma said. “The intention was to generate a bit of that all too rare pleasure – the sense of delight resulting from an unexpected discovery. (There should be a word for this sentiment; maybe there is.)

“This is what often happens when you visit a bookshop. As Mark Forsyth (whom Brian interviewed at one of our author events last year) said in his book The Unknown Unknown: The Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted: ‘Lord, deliver us from what we already knew we wanted. Give us some new desires, the weirder the better.’

“We hope the finders of the surprise books will let us know how they got on with their book, or just come in and discover something else they didn’t know they wanted.

“Many thanks to Penny Post for filming us all running round Hungerford. Long live bookshops!”

You might also like to cast your eye over Emma and Alex’s Book of the Month recommendations – some of these might be unknown pleasures as well…

Fishy Business

The intrigue in town continues…

As some of you may have noticed, there are some fish hiding in the shops of Hungerford – a total of 24 fish in 20 shops!

St Lawrence’s Church has arranged a fish trail from 30 June to 9 July. Children need to spot fish hidden in the shops on Hungerford High Street and write down their names. Fish trail sheets are available from the church (which is open all the time and you are welcome to pop in and pick up a sheet which you will find on the left as you go in).

Sheets will have also been given to most years in the Primary School. Please call the Church on 07548 678234 for more details.

Come along for special fish-themed fun and games (including BBQing fish fingers!) at 10am St Lawrence’s Church on Sunday 9 July, alongside the normal service.  Completed sheets can also be given in to collect a small reward.

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