REMINDER: the monthly Saturday Library Cafe takes place tomorrow 4th January 10-12, and the weekly library cafe restarts this Monday 6th January 2-4pm
We now have a printer and some laptops and can offer computer support whenever the library is open; you can also print or copy for 5p a page.
Church Services in January:
Sunday 5th 10.30am. Holy Communion with Reverend Stuart Baker
Sunday 12th 6.30pm. Evensong
Sunday 19th. 11am. Holy Communion
Sunday 26th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
Old School Village Hall. Forthcoming events:
Library Cafe – see above
The AGM is to be held on Monday January 27th at 4pm. Please do come along and hear the plans for the year ahead.
Quiz on February 21st. 7 for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments, please bring your own drinks and glasses.
On April 24th, in the evening, the film of the Dallington Millennium Pageant will be shown. More details later.
The newly-formed Dallington Village Group will take place every month on the 3rd Thursday 2-4 pm in the winter and evenings in summer months. The annual subscription will be £20.
The first meeting takes place on January 16th 2 – 4pm in the hall – you are asked to bring 6 quiz questions, on any subject. There will be refreshments.
Poetry and Prose group. This group is scheduled to take place in the village hall on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 4-5pm, (as the hall will still be warm after the library/cafe). The first meeting of 2020 will be on January 20th.
Sadly, the Christmas Party in December was the last meeting of the WI, and it has now been suspended. Perhaps in the future some energetic, younger women might decide to start it up again. We very much hope so.
Sunday 1st 11am Service of The Word
8th 6.30pm Evensong
15th 11am Holy Communion
22nd 6.30pm Lessons and Carols
24th 11.30pm Christmas Holy Communion
29th. 11am. Service of The Word
After the carol service there will be coffee and mulled wine and mince pies. The repaired heating in the church is working very effectively. One rather imagines that for years we have been heating the space under the foundations and now the heat is being directed inside. The disruption in the vestry made it a very good time to clean and paint, and a working party, led by John Day, has made a remarkable difference. A new carpet has been laid and now our Treasurer, Douglas Sewell, is negotiating with our insurers as to the division of fiscal responsibility, or, who pays for what?
The Christmas tree will be brought into the church and decorated on Saturday December 14th. This will be after the school Nativity Service and in time for the children’s Carol Service before they break up.
Everyone is welcome to help on tree-decorating morning. It is always a very jolly time, just arrive between 10.30 and 11ish.
By the time this article is published in the magazines the W.I. here in Dallington will have held the Annual Meeting at which it will be wound up. There will be one last Christmas lunch on December 19th, in the Old School Village Hall at 12 for 12.30.
On Friday 23rd August more repairs to the church roof are to begin. The contractor has set aside all day for this work, so, for your own safety, please do not enter the churchyard. I hope to put up reminder notices on Thursday on or near the gates.
A lady who recently bought a copy of our book – 6 Miles from Everywhere – has kindly sent me some photos of times gone by.
Her great-grandfather was Angus Henderson who was the local policeman in Dallington – very handsome man.
The little boy in the photograph on page 22 of the book is Robert Henderson, son of Angus and one little girl, possibly both are his sisters.
Netherfield Hill – temporary road closure at Netherfield Hill – area to be closed is from its junction with the P6950 Beech Farm House to the property known as Club House, a distance of 1.125 metres. This is for BT Openreach cabling works, starting on 3rd July and ending 4th July. The working hours are from 0930 to 1530.
Click on the link below for a map and more details. Netherfield Hill Road Closure
The Messenger Group is looking for a local representative from Dallington to join the Messenger Group to assist them in the design and development of this excellent local magazine.
If you are interested, please contact Peter Miles on firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01580 880614
Just thought I’d share with you the glorious wild garlic blooms in Darwell Wood, they seem to go on for miles and are simply breathtaking.
The photo was taken last Tuesday when walking our pup (Alfie), we go regularly about twice a week and Darwell is enchanting in all seasons.