Sri Lanka Slideshow & Talk

Friday 11th May at 7:30 pm at Whittington Village Hall£3.00, with all proceeds going to Whittington Village Hall
 
During a six week visit to Sri Lanka earlier this year I tried to trace my father’s time there during World War II through a series of old black and white photos and postcards.
 
Throughout that journey Virginia and I explored the country’s wildlife sanctuaries, cave temples, ancient monuments, tea plantations, colonial heritage, war graves and (of course) its beaches. We met survivors of the 2004 Tsunami and the 25 year civil war that raged in that country.
 
I hope this talk will give a good insight in to Sri Lanka’s cultural history, wildlife and visitor attractions. Failing that there should be some artistic merit in some of the photography.
 
It would be great if you could make it to this fundraiser for the village hall. If you are likely to come could you let me know (it will help to decide how many seats to put out) by email to robinpritchard57@gmail.com
 
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Robin Pritchard

Annual Parish Meeting

Further Update: the correct name for the Assembly is Meeting so this has now been updated to the Annual Parish Meeting. Also, the date has been changed to Monday 30th April at 7:00 pm.

Update: a further plea from the Parish Council for agenda items for the Parish Meeting. Last year there were no items on the agenda – it would be a shame if this were the case again.

Original post: The Annual Parish Assembly will take place on Monday 21st May 2018 at 6:45 pm. This is an open public meeting and will be followed by the Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm and then a Parish Council Meeting.

If any parishioners have agenda items for the Parish Meeting, please can they let Gillian Hodgson (Clerk to the Parish Council – email gillianhodgson6@gmail.com). 

Pancake Party

The annual Pancake Party will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 13th February, starting at 6pm till around 7:30pm. This is a free event and normally proves to be very popular.

Mmm… lovely!

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Village Hall Draw news

Winners of the monthly village hall draw are:

August:

£20    Stuart Newstead – 149

£10     D Jones – 71

£5        Duncan Foster – 111

September:

£20     Mel Schofield – 145

£10      Thomas Atkinson – 86

£5         Henry Thompson – 39

Village Hall Draw

Winners of the July 2017 draw for the Village Hall are:

Ticket 138   The McCormick Family     £20

Ticket 91      Helen Mackereth     £10

Ticket 107   Anne Pettifor    £5

August draw: please note –

There is no village hall committee meeting in August.  However, the draw will be made on the 8th August, and announced here and in Wagtail.  Next village hall meeting is on 12th September.

 

Whittington Sewing Group

Whittington Sewing Group will start again on Tuesday 12th September at 2 pm in Whittington Village Hall. Please contact Sue Redmond on 015242 71677 for more information.