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History Group Meeting

History Group Meeting

The Village History Group met on Wednesday 18th April and viewed the photographs that were “discovered” during the History Day, held in October 2011. The next occasion we meet will be Wednesday 19th September, when there will be a speaker on Local World War II airbases, everyone

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Driving test past

Well done to Jamie Fox from Winwick who passed his driving test first time with only two driving faults. Jamie has been trained for the road by Rachel Giddens. The current practical driving test requires young drivers to drive for a short distance ‘independently’, to drive in

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Beer and Skittles – 14th March 2012

The theme for the final beer and skittles, local ales, did not disappoint. “Duck!” The Cambridge Brewery, Oakham Ales, Bateman’s, Elgoods and the Pot Belly brewery all featured along with Thwaites outpost brewery in the Sawtry hinterland. Citra  and JHB from Oakham ales was well received along

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Polio and the ‘Purple Pinky’ and crocuses in front of the church

Polio is a terrible crippling disease.  It was once the major cause of disability.  Before 1988 there were over 350,000 cases reported per year worldwide.  Now it is down to about a 1,000 cases per year.  India use to have more cases than anywhere else.  Now it

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Bateman’s, Hook Norton and Fullers beer and Skittle’s night.

Bateman's, Hook Norton and Fullers beer and Skittle's night.

It’s the bleak mid winter, snow lying deep and crisp and even. Well you get the picture, so thank you to those who braved the cold for the February B & S night. As usual it was with great interest to see what the various offering would

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A Wassailing we go!

Drawn to the Jubilee woods by the light of bonfire and waning gibbous moonlight, the villagers once again gathered to join in with the ages old tradition of Wassailing. This year, to aid the abundant harvest of fruit on the trees, the Wassailing performed around the circle

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Wassail night 2012

Wassail night is on the go! A hardy group of villagers are Wassailing the night away. Firstly in the Jubilee Wood and then onto the Village Hall for food, cider and a warm up! Everyone’s enjoying the cider! Paul Burgess is awarded the ‘Ale’d and Aimless’ trophy

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Review of Christingle service 2011

Our Christingle service in December was a great success – lots of children came along to the Christingle-making session at the school beforehand, and then Mary welcomed us at the gate through to the churchyard and we all went up to the service. Led by Mary, the

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A Bit of a Do – Review and photos

Well, what a great evening! What started as the germ of an idea way back in the summer came to wonderful fruition on Saturday 19th November with a good old-fashioned village get-together, complete with food, drink and entertainment. When we first talked about putting on a ‘do’

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News from the Churchwardens November 2011

Our Harvest Festival was a very enjoyable occasion, as was the Harvest Supper which followed, at the Fox and Hounds. Chris Hill produced a first class meal, and everyone went away feeling very satisfied! The church looked really beautiful, thanks to the efforts of Sue Jarvis and

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