There was a good turnout at the playing fields last Saturday morning (in unusually kind weather for January) at the ceremony to mark the planting of West Malvern's Golden Jubilee tree.

Unveiling of the commemorative plaque was carried out by one of the village's best-loved residents, Jim Tudge. Jim is not actually a native, having been born in the neighbouring Wyche parish 90 years ago this year, but his 62 years in West Malvern surely qualify him for citizenship, if not actually the freedom of the village!

He took the opportunity to compliment the many more recent arrivals who - like him - have thrown themselves into the life and organisations of the community, and praised West Malvern as the best possible place for anyone to live.

After the cancellation of its December event, the cricket club is looking forward to a good attendance for the January quiz to be held at the village hall tomorrow (Saturday).

Tables can be booked in advance with Lorna Dudley (565422) but teams or even individuals turning up around 7.30pm are unlikely to be turned away.

It is hoped that quizmaster Andy Dakin - West Malvern's answer to Humphrey Lyttelton - will be on top form following his midwinter layoff.

Looking further ahead, West Malvern Village Hall is organising an indoor tabletop sale for Saturday, February 7 , from 10.30am to 1pm, with refreshments will be available. Admission will cost 50p, with accompanied children free, and all proceeds will go to hall funds.

The hall will open at 9.30 for stallholders (£3.50 for space booked in advance or £4.50 on the day). Contact Yvonne Clayton on 892380 between 9am and 5pm for details.