This last weekend was of course Halloween, and it was a delight to see so many youngsters out and about in A.G. Everyone made such an effort with their costumes and were very well supervised by parents and relatives, which contributed to make this a very Happy Halloween for all in the village, and there was as usual a party in the Fisherman’s Rest for everyone.Leading up to the events of last weekend the village shop has been running a “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin” competition, and at last we have our winner.The pumpkin weighed in at an enormous 24.8kg, and the closest guess to that weight was made by Oliver Hewitt, who guessed 25kg, well done to him. The huge pumpkin is now for sale, any takers?…. Staying with the shop, Dinah is now stocking items for open fires and wood burners, i.e kindling, log briquettes and small bags of coal, plenty to keep us all warm this winter. The shop A.G.M will be held on Wednesday 11th in the Village hall at 7.30pm, so please come along and see how our shop is progressing. (NB – this should read Friday 13th November.)
Just a quick word about the school pool – there are still a number of keys that have not been returned to Peter Javes and he needs them back to complete the accounts for the year, so please can you return your keys if you still have them and claim your deposit back. Peter can be reached on 559283.
Today is of course Bonfire Night, and there will be the usual celebration on the green starting at 6.30 pm with some gorgeous grub! The fireworks will be let off at approx 7pm. Everyone is keeping an eye on the weather and keeping fingers crossed – maybe a good idea this week! Many thanks to all that work so hard to put on the display and organsie the food.
Maggie Skeates will be organising a coffee morning in aid of the Poppy Appeal in the Fisherman’s Rest tomorrow morning at 10.30am. All the usual stalls will be there and of course coffee and refreshments. There will also be a raffle; if you can donate any prizes or offer help please phone Maggie.
This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and A.G’S Act of Remembrance will start at the War Memorial at 10.45 am which will be followed by a service in St Andrew’s which will be led by Rev Neil Barker.This year there will be a lone piper in church to play during the service.
Last week I talked about Apple Jack Day in school and I have been sent a photo of the children enjoying this lovely event;