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MAY & JUNE 2019 ISSUE 113

elcome to your latest issue of News & Views! Hard to believe, but this marks our first whole year of creating the magazine. So we’d like to thank all our contributors and supporters – not least Glenis who makes sure it actually gets to you! Don't forget that we regularly add extra news and event pictures to our online editions so check back in to see what's been going on! We’ve also worked hard to get some new advertisers to help us maintain the size and the print quality. If you do contact them, please tell them you saw them in News & Views! May is one of the best months of the year in Easton as we herald the arrival of the Gala weekend. As ever, there’s lots going on, so hopefully many of you will be around to benefit from the hard work that goes in to ensure everyone’s enjoyment of this fantastic community event. Not least, how about showcasing your creative side at Easton's Got Talent? There's still time to enter!

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23 rd There really is something for everyone at this – 27 th year's event! Come along, take part and enjoy the best of fundraising and fun that Easton on the Hill has to offer.


t may be the 13th Easton on the Hill Gala (and 12th Beer festival), but this five day event has been growing in popularity since being held in tandem with The Blue Bell pub in the garden and marquee, thanks to sponsoring landlords Alex and Cinzia. Across the weekend the village welcomes all visitors from near and far to come and share in the fun. The organising committee aims to provide some great entertainment in a traditional village pub setting and one lucky person will win the £250 cash prize in the Grand Raffle. Kicking off the weekend is the start of the Beer Festival on Thursday where you can come along and meet the brewers of all the fine ales and ciders on offer. Friday Motor City Vipers evening heralds the return of the popular Northern Soul Night. Get your dancing shoes ready for the top DJs and highly acclaimed Motor City Vipers. Gala Innovations for this year include a performance by EATS of The Jewel of Lamjung – a short play, as part of the May & June 2019

Saturday Easton’s Got Talent evening, which itself will have an -pah-pah!! Saturday night Oom Old Time Music Hall theme. There is still time to enter an act for the show and advice is at hand for production too! Don't delay. Get in touch with Tim Nicol at tim.nicol@me.com or Marilyn Webley at marilynwebley@btinternet.com if your inner luvvie is calling! The audience is also invited to embrace 'The Good Old Days' theme and come along suitably attired! For inspiration go to https://bit.ly/2OCSJ88 to see how it's done.

Monday's line up! This year's Pet Show on Monday has some new and fun classes of entry. Dogs have the choice of Best Pure-Breed, Best Cross-Breed, Best Sausage Catcher and Best Fancy Dress. There is also a Best Poultry class and finally, All Other Pets. The History Society is hosting a Traditional Tea Room at the Monday fete and the finale on the innovation list is the barmy Easton Horse Trials event. Expect


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hobby horses, space hoppers, and general lunacy. Also featured will be a Dressage Display by Easton's male voice choir, Harmony on the Hill. Spurgeons, who run Easton Explorers for mums and under 5s, will be running arts and crafts activities for children, with a painting competition to be judged on the day, and a children’s tombola from the Village Hall Committee. A bouncy castle is also expected to add to the fun! The Horticulural & Crafts Society are inviting kids (and any extrovert adults) to don a costume to for a catwalk display at 2pm. Winners of the best, most innovative or just crazy outfit (within each age group) will be rewarded with a scintillating prize. In a nod to the Horticultural & Crafts Society's Centenary a theme of plants, flowers, vegetables or weeds, birds, insects, garden animals is invited but any imaginative entry will be eligible. The age groups are – the under 5s, 6–10 and 11+ . So dig out some old garments and transform the kids into a wonderful apparition. Come ready dressed or dress up at the show. There will also be a fun dressing-up box on the day. 4

As usual the Monday stalls are run by village organisations who would welcome your help with donations ahead of the weekend. Bowls Club bric-a-brac stall Great condition unwanted gifts... books… anything no longer loved or needed! To: Ken Rawson, 34 Western Avenue, or call 01780 481624. Friends of the Church cake stall Cakes, biscuits and delicious edibles please! To: Felicity Stevenson, 3 Church Street. Or call Sue Chappell on 01780 756262 to arrange collection. Horticulural & Crafts Society Dressing-up Box If you have any suitable fancy dress that you could donate then please leave with Glenis Woodman at 16 High St. Bottle Tombola Wine, soft drinks, beer, olive oil, water, champagne… anything in a bottle (full and unopened please)! To: Peter Beeke or Marilyn Webley at 16a Church Street, or call 01780 765496. Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the village on the run up to the Gala Weekend. You may find a neighbour calling to make sure you don't miss out on your chance to buy some. They are also available in The Blue Bell and the Village Store. As always, the proceeds are shared among the village societies so what better way to show your support while eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

Gala Weekend May 23rd - 27th being in with a chance to win a great prize? All events are free unless otherwise stated and with the exception of the cricket match, all take place in and around The Blue Bell marquee, High St, Easton on the Hill PE9 3LR. Further information from www.eastononthehill.com or email gala@eastononthehill.com or call The Blue Bell on 01780 763003.

Here is the full weekend programme: Thursday 23rd May 18.00: Beer Festival opens and lasts all weekend; more than 26 beers from near and far plus 10 or more ciders. Come along and meet the brewers. Friday 24th May 19.00: Northern Soul Night featuring Motor City Vipers; £8.00 early bird tickets via Eventbrite, £10.00 via Eventbrite or on the door Saturday 25th May 13.00: 20/20 Cricket between Easton Cricket Club and a Village 11 at the playing fields. BBQ and bar open 19.30: Easton’s Got Talent (variety show) £3.00 Adults, £2.00 U-16. Please note, marquee bar closed during performance. Sunday 26th May 12.00: All Day Free Music Festival with 7 bands: The Money Shot Band, The Jam Room, Filthy Contact, T’100s, The Expletives, Last Minute Brigade, Let There Be DC, plus acoustic stage. Monday 27th May 11.00: Pet Show – all pets welcome. Registration 10.30 12.00: Traditional Village Fete, including Easton Horse Trials children’s crafts, heritage tea rooms, stalls, games, maypole dancing, music from the D’Ukes of Rutland, singing from Lucy's Pop Choir and Grand Raffle Draw at 4.00pm. May & June 2019

No car? Don’t want to drive? Can’t find a lift? There are options… Easton is served by CallConnect – a bus service run by Lincolnshire County Council and the services run between Stamford, Oundle and Peterborough. It’s an on-demand bookable service, so there’s no fixed timetable. Anyone can use the it, and you can book from 1 hour up to 7 days in advance. BUT… you do need to register first. You’ll be given a registration number to use when you make a booking. Journeys are subject to availability, so it is better to plan ahead. If you book online and get an email confirmation – be warned, the time may be slightly different to your request, and you may be directed to a different place where the bus will stop. To register: Call 0345 263 8153 (Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8.30am-5pm) Book, pay the driver or show your bus pass – and enjoy the journey!! For more information, visit: www.lincsbus.info Alternatively, you may prefer to take a taxi. One of the long-established Stamford companies is Starline. Many Easton residents will testify to their friendly and helpful service. To book: Call 01780 484848


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On Saturday 18th May we have our annual Plant Fayre in the Village Hall from 2pm and we are promised some really great plants. Come along and pick up some great bedding plants, herbs and vegetables at really good prices. As part of this event, and linked to our Centenary Show in August, we are running a for-this-year-only competition of a Horti Soc Collection Hanging Basket or Tub. You will be able to buy a ready-made collection of plants which are suitable for growing in either a hanging basket or a tub. All those who buy a collection will then be asked to allow a judge to view their efforts the day before the Show and a winner will be selected. For those of you who have never planted up a hanging basket or tub before (and now that Arthur Scott has closed Hillside Nurseries) here is a link to some tips and instructions – if you scroll down there’s a video to watch: https://bit.ly/2OGVvta

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Since our last update there’s been just one event – the rather fabulous Easter Egggstravaganza Craft Event (thanks to Meledy Martin for doing a great job of organising, and to all those who attended or volunteered to help, more pictures in our digital edition) - but we’ve been busy planning for the next few months…


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l For the cooks and bakers we are inviting entries of Flapjacks, Plain Scones, a Fatless Sponge (this gets a trophy), Chocolate Brownies, Savoury Pasties baked by a Gentleman (this one gets a trophy too) and Flatbreads. And with a nod to the Centenary, how about making a '1919 teatime treat' – you’ll need to supply the recipe for this as well, so get researching! l In photography, we have the usual Quartet (on any theme), a Pet Study, Easton’s Peace Garden/Labyrinth, a digitally-enhanced photo of a flower, “Caught in Action” (you’ll just have to get your thinking caps on for this!) and finally “Family”. l Next up is Floral Art, which will feature An informal jug of garden flowers and shrubs, our usual Ikebana, An arrangement on the theme '100', a Floral Card, and a Floral Display in an Eggshell. l For our crafters, we are challenging you to submit An Item from up-cycled plastic, A decorated match box, Vegetable Art, a Brooch, a length of Pom-pom bunting, or quite simply any other craft. This section has been perhaps most changed from previous years – we have some very talented folk out there and we’d love you to submit your wonderful work. l And finally, to the Juniors: A painting or picture enhanced by adding leaves, eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

Centenary Year twigs and grasses, a model made from a kit, a home-made puppet, an enhanced selfie photo, a miniature garden, 10 pieces of confectionary/sweets, and decorated biscuits in the shape of 100.

Poetry Competition A reminder to anyone who has attended Easton Garford School the Show will be hosting the Sybil Hance Poetry Competition. The theme of the poem is '100', explore

this topic and pen a poem for the Society’s 100th Show. Entry details will be included with the Schedule. We are appealing to all members, and as many non-members as possible, to enter at least one item in our Centenary Show: there’s plenty of choice - the full Schedule will be printed with the next edition of News & Views, but if you have any questions please contact Deborah Davenport (deborah.davenport@mas-consulting.co.uk).

Launching the 'Junior Horties'

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The Junior Division of the Easton on the Hill Horticultural and Crafts Society The launch of the Junior HortiSoc for under 16s is well under way, with 11 members signed up at the Easter Craft Day. Why have we done this? l We need younger members to keep the Society going in the future l To bring new life into the Society This also ties in with the proposed action in the Village Plan, particularly Health & Wellbeing. We hope that our approach, through the younger members, will be more connected with the modern world and environment rather than simply ‘gardening’. We

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also want to encourage the craft side of the society (let’s face it, gardening isn’t really a winter hobby….). The Society has put together a junior division framework – The Junior Horties – with great member benefits. The Starter Pack includes a personailsed membership certificate and card, stickers, Easton HortiSoc pen and twice-yearly mystery gifts. Tailored events will run during the year. Annual membership is only £1. For full details please contact Meledy Martin: Richard.meledy@sky. com or 07976 672045

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Easter Craft Day There was lots of fun at the Craft Day held at the Village Hall, plus 11 Junior Horties signed up too! The Choctastic cafĂŠ was a great success, thanks to everyone who made cakes to sell on the day. Look out for more craft events later in the year!



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A secondary focus could be about the youngsters themselves: their role in village life. This would tie in with the carrying out the proposed action in the Village Plan, particularly pages headed Health & Wellbeing. We read a lot about the social problems faced by young people: being part of a group within their own community could help overcome lack of self-worth, shyness, loneliness and even anti-social behaviour (we are very lucky in our village to have virtually none of this – but our children see life beyond our village and no doubt experience some negative behaviours and attitudes on a daily basis).

The wider picture The young approach could be more connected with the modern world and environment rather than simply ‘gardening’. We would also wish to encourage the “craft” side of the society as well (let’s face it, gardening isn’t really a winter hobby….). For example: Environmental issues: lW  hy plants matter – their role in the natural world l Coping with a changing climate l Managing woodland, scrub, hillside, moors, sea defences etc


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l How to feed a growing population – crops, ‘intelligent’ farming l To respect plant life and stop destroying it Garden approaches: l Could we take inspiration from the natural landscapes? l How to garden with climate change l Coping with increasing numbers of ‘pests’ and diseases l Balancing the conflicts of cutting down on man-made products and using up natural resources If all of this sounds a bit “preachy” it isn’t meant to. So, put another way, what are the benefits of being a Junior Horti?? l Personalised Membership Card – show they’re part of something! l Easton Horti Soc stickers – what’s not to like? lE  aston Horti Soc pen – same again lM  ystery Gift – not once, but twice a year

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l Advance Notice of the classes in the Annual Show (get a head start) l Opportunity to engage in Horti Soc projects, such as the planting of the apple orchard l Opportunity to influence the classes at the Annual Show and content at other events If you have children between the ages of 5 and 16, please encourage them to join our Junior Horties: membership costs £1.00 per year, and for this they’ll get their own Junior Horties pack (with a Certificate and some of the items mentioned above) plus there will be a number of dedicated events throughout the year, as well as the chance to join in all the other main Horti Soc events. And then watch out for emails aimed specifically at the Junior Horties! For further details please contact Meledy Martin: Richard. meledy@sky.com or 07976 672045


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Desert Island Plant Our "Desert Island Plant" in this issue has been chosen by our Priest's House guardian, Paul Way. type of flower which flourished Kaffir Lily (Schizostylis coccinea) in the garden of our Isle of My father’s first draft as a Wight home and now thrives doctor in the army - in 1912 – extensively in our garden was to South Africa. An idyllic here in Easton. It has the posting at that time but rudely great advantage of flowering interrupted when he shipped from November to January home to serve in the First and is excellent for cutting for the World War, first at Gallipoli and house. There are now several colours then on the Western Front. He brought available, but the original pink is the one back with him specimens of the wild I would want on my desert island. schizostylis, a pretty pink small gladiolus

LAST CALL: Garden Trip – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Saturday 8th June. Our coach trip has a few spaces available, £40 members/£45 non-members. Contact Joy to book 07718 900007.

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If you like your days to be the subject of warm, hot or utterly scorching temperatures, one of the destinations featured here should tick the boxes.

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May is always an alluring time to reach for your passport. Perfect for seeking some grown-up tranquillity before the roar Like it warm….19°C-24°C of the summer month, but where to go? Our New York - Oh to take a travel expert Nickola Coupe has some ideas. bite of the Big Apple in May – a moment when the great city has shaken off its ferocious winter but is not yet the sweatbox it becomes in July. Sicily - The Mediterranean's largest island is a desirable destination. Taormina, on the east coast, is some sort of heaven Formentera – Just four miles south of Spain's capital of club culture, it revels in a rather different vibe. Cyclists roll along the 19 “Green Routes” laced across its flat landscape while holidaymakers doze on the sumptuous southcoast of Platja de Migjorn.

Like it Hot……25°C-29°C Rhodes - There are few warmer corners of the eastern Mediterranean. Expect a delightful 25°C heat, well short of the

blazing Grecian August. Morocco – At the start of the summer season you can expect 10 hours of daily sunshine. For those who fancy visiting one of the cities (Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat or Meknes) followed by a relaxing beach this should satisfy everyone.

Like it is scorching… 30°C and up Bali - Indonesia's most holiday-focused island is never chilly, but Bali is at its best between April and September. A great reason to visit Seminyak, in the south which spreads out as

a haven of restaurants, bars, boutiques and beaches. Caribbean – This is an ideal month to visit. The hurricane window of JuneNovember is still in the future and it brings quiet weather and softer prices. Florida - In May, Florida is firmly into its summer groove. This brings Tampa into play. Neither as chic as Miami nor as soaked in theme-park mania as Orlando, it is nonetheless an intriguing city, the Channelside district delivers vibrant restaurants and relaxation awaits on the beach at Picnic Island Park.

Get in touch – call or text Nickola on 07739 044707 e: nickolacoupe@travelcounsellors.com w: www.travelcounsellors.com/nickola.coupe fb: Sign up to her Facebook page for offers and travel info & news: @NickolacoupeTC

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for h s i Sw In the Village

Have you ever heard of a Swishing Party? If you're sick of your spiraliser, fed up with your fondue set or had it with The Hairy Bikers, then have a clear-out and come along on May 17th. Swishing has been around for a while! Usually a way to swap clothes in a sociable setting while raising money for charity. Easton has hosted several clothes Swishes over the years and it was thought that something different could be done, so the Kitchen Swish was born! Got cookery books languishing on shelves; tools, pots and gadgets loitering in the back of cupboards? One person's dust collector could be another's road to culinary inspiration!

Here's how it works Come along to Easton Garford School hall on Friday May 17th, 7-9.30pm with your good quality, working kitchen items or recipe books that you wish to swish. Entry is ÂŁ5 and includes a glass of wine. All items are then gathered together for a 30 minute browse until the Swish is declared open for 45 minutes when you are free to take what you want! Additional drinks will be available in exchange

for a donation to the charity. Please note that anything electrical will not be able to be tested on site and will be a private swap between the owner and the recipient and please be willing to take home any items that you bring that do not get taken.


Parish Councillor Emma Hanson is taking part in The Great North Run this year and this event is in support of her chosen charity. If you would like to sponsor Emma then please go to her Just Giving Page at https://bit.ly/2UpCxNU to make a donation!


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Bowls As some of you may know, the green has been very badly badgered over the winter. Putting it right will incur substantial costs (and would require a new, costly lease). We've taken the pragmatic decision that preserving the area as a social space for the village should take precedence over the playing of bowls. Hence we propose to widen the remit of the club, to facilitate other games and activities (predominantly ball related) and to encourage more people to use the space, and its facilities. Whilst we will be applying for funding, we want to make it 'usable' for this year. So we're going to hold an Open Day on Saturday 27 April, from 2pm. Please join us, even for a short time. Come up and see for yourself what it looks like, and if and how you might be able to help us moving forward. You might even want to join in with some weeding! We'll offer you a glass of wine and some nourishment. We'll also light the barbecue so feel free to bring something to throw on it (and more drinks too). It's a lovely spot for a good chat and lots of laughs - and the view is superb. Head past the church, through the gate and past the sheep. We look forward to seeing you, and

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sharing our vision for the Club's future. Part of that will be to plan some events for the forthcoming months – hence there are no scheduled ‘bowling’ days in the N&V calendar. We do keep supporters updated with what’s going on, so if you’d like to be added to the list, please email: kenrawson34@gmail. com (it will be held securely, and won’t be shared!!). Thank you. Ken & Co!


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Cricket season gets under way The new season for EOTH CC is one that is much anticipated, with both Saturday and Sunday teams being promoted last season and a number of very popular Friday evening T20s planned to take place at the playing field. The opening games for each team at EOTH are; Sunday 28th April v Stamford, Friday 3rd May T20 v Ketton and Saturday 4th May v Castor and Ailsworth.

Pizza night! The first T20 of the season, on May 3rd, will see the return of Stony’s mobile pizza van and clearly a big turnout for the first

social of the year would be welcomed! Anyone wishing to rent out the cricket club during the summer can do so for just £50 and the club has a fully licensed bar. Social memberships are also available, ensuring that you get your 10% discount on drinks (£10 per person or £25 for a family social). Come along and support the club and the players. Easton has more village based representatives in its cricket teams than 99% of villages across the UK! Contact the Chairman for any enquiries; David Wheatley 07713 066940 david.wheatley1980@gmail.com

What's happening in the History Group The year has started with some fascinating talks, and a burgeoning membership. Thanks to all who have supported us so far. As a thank you to our most recent speakers, donations have been made to Warning Zone and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. There is no meeting in May as it clashes with bank holiday. On June 3 we have been offered a special insight into CIPS, its history, purpose and operations. This will be an on-site visit, so is limited to 20 places. Book yours by contacting Ian Lawson on 01780 767917 or ian.lawson90@gmail.com. May & June 2019

Gala tea room call for cake (and other things)

The History Group will also be running a tea room at the Gala on the Monday, inside The Blue Bell. If you could please help – by baking cakes, buns or scones (in advance) or tea making (etc) on the day – or donating any unwanted vintage crockery we could use…. please contact Helen Tomblin at tomblinh@yahoo. co.uk or call Paula on 07843 25 27 20.


Parish Council News


New Clerk for the Council

New Housing Development Proposal

Parish Council would like to inform you of the appointment of our new Clerk, Jenny Rice. Currenly the Clerk to Castor and Ailsworth Parish Council, Jenny can be contacted at the usual email address – clerk@eastononthehill-pc.gov.uk I am sure that you will join the Parish Council in welcoming Jenny to her new role.

A housing development firm, Johnson Mowat is proposing to develop the field adjacent to the western boundary of the village with the intention of construcing 115 houses. Your comments regarding the proposal can be made online here – hello@johnsonmowat. co.uk. Despite the initial deadline of the 21st April, the portal will remain open for late comments and further opportunity to comment to the County Council after the application has been made. The PC suggest that you leave feedback on this portal but it would be helpful if you could copy and send your comments to the Parish Council Clerk clerk@eastononthehill-pc.gov.uk.

Church Yard Gates Update A contractor has been appointed to replace the gates to the church yard extension. This work will ensure that there will be pedestrian gates at both the north and south entrances and will start as soon as possible.

New Working Parties Following the Annual Parish Meeting we are pleased to report working parties have been established and will be looking at three aspects of the Village Plan. Two will focus on specific recommendations – the playing field and traffic, with work already underway.

The third will cover the implementation of the other recommendations contained in the Village Plan. The Parish Council would welcome help and assistance from villagers interested in helping to implement these wider recommendations. Please register your interest by email to the Clerk.

Parish Council Alloment Changes Following changes to legislation, we would like to update you on some changes to the administration of the Council allotments. There is now a first come first served waiting list which gives preference to residents of the village. Villagers wanting an allotment should express their interest by contacting the Clerk who is now administering all aspects of the allotments. The Parish Council would like to thank Cllr Bates for her many years of service as the Allotment Officer.

A Befriending Scheme and Community Car Service in your area

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We are keen to sign up new members in Collyweston and Easton-on-the-Hill for both services. Please ask how we can help. CALL: 01832 275433 Email: admin@volunteeractionoundle.org.uk eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

From the Parish Priest

I write this looking forward to our season of Easter services. The Easter narrative in John`s Gospel of the encounter in the garden between Jesus and Mary Magdalene is at the heart of what the first Christian communities came to base their faith upon. For Jesus and the Gospel writers, the story of the Garden of Eden remained significant as a way of thinking about people living in exile. In exile

Graveyard tidy-up thanks

The PCC would like to thank Tim Nicol and co. for the March pring clearout. Help with the summer grasscuttting rota is welcome. Email Tim for further details if you can spare the time to help tim.nicol@me.com

An opportunity to reflect

By Rev. Philip Davies

laying down of his life for others. Our rural landscape, our gardens and our village Peace Garden and Labyrinth offer garden spaces for us to reflect on our own best hopes and aspirations, and to find ways in what we say and do that enable qualities of compassion, generosity of heart and kindness to flourish.

from living out their own best aspirations and in exile from community where compassion, generosity of heart and loving kindness were key to life. Jesus is understood by the Gospel writers to have overcome the barriers that bring this exile through his commitment to God, his love of stranger and enemy as well as friend and by the

Tour de Sands reunion ride Thirty seven loyal supporters and friends joined in the second Reunion Ride on Sunday April 14th, and rode 10 or 25 mile circuits from the Blue Bell. A lovely sociable ride followed by an excellent lunch and over £400 raised for charity. Thanks to all who took part and to Alex and Cinzia for coping with the influx of lunch orders.

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celebrating their centenary with a small exhibition.


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The current exhibition on Easton’s historic links with the Collyweston and Easton on the Hill airfields and the people who flew from them will remain over the summer months at The National Trust's smallest building here in West Street. The Horticultural and Craft Society will also be


Summer Openings at the Priest's House


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The building will be manned every Sunday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.30pm during June, July and August. As usual outside these times access can be obtained by contacting one of the nearby keyholders shown on the building notice board. 19



Experience camping with the Ketton Scout Group

BRING ALL THE FAMILY! Camp Fire | Zip Wire | Den Building Wood Trail | Cube Challenge | Archery Mess Tent Refreshments Tea, Coffee, Cake and Burgers! 20

Ketton Scout Hut, Pit Lane, Ketton, PE9 3SZ



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A final and poignant farewell to the EOTH Standard

Sunday June



After many decades of local support for the Royal British Legion our ‘Easton-on-the-Hill, Collyweston & District Branch’ has now run its course. The Village will host a formal winding up of the Branch, involving the ‘Laying Up’ of our Branch Standard, on Sunday 30 June. You are all invited to join dignitaries, together with a muster of Standards from surrounding Branches, who will gather at the EOTH War Memorial at 10.30am The EOTH Standard will then lead the procession, for the last time, down Church Street to All Saints Church where a special Service, governed by Royal British Legion protocol, will celebrate the work of the Branch over many years. The EOTH Standard will then be secured, in an upright position, in our Church, where it will remain on show, in perpetuity, for people to acknowledge and treasure the significant contributions made by the Branch over many years.

As the EOTH Collyweston & District Branch Registered Standard Bearer, Nigel Barrett will carry it on its final journey



Village Calendar Sat 28 April 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Stamford Playing Field Fri 3 May 17.45 Cricket Club T20 v Ketton Lions With mobile pizza van Playing Field Saturday 4 May 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Castor and Ailsworth Playing Field Sunday 5 May 10.30 Church Benefice Communion led by Philip Davis King’s Cliffe Church Weds 8 May 11.30 Coffee morning every Wednesday All welcome The Blue Bell Sun 12 May 10.30 Church Holy Communion led by Keith Denison

All Saints Church EOTH Fri 17 May 19.00 Charity Kitchen Swish See p.10 - £5 Easton Garford School Sat 18 May 14.00 Horticultural Society Plant Fair Village Hall

Quiz night

at The Blue Bell!

Wednesdays - 8th May & 12th June. 7 for 7.30pm £5 p/p inc supper

GALA WEEKEND Monday 27 May 11.00 Pet Show Registration from 10.30 The Blue Bell

Beer Festival opens The Blue Bell

Sat 18 May 12.30 Cricket EOTH v. Hampton Playing Field

Friday 24 May 19.00 Northern Soul Night £8 in advance/£10 on the door The Blue Bell

Sun 19 May 10.30 Church Holy Communion led by Michael Wilson All Saints EOTH

Sat 25 May 13.00 Cricket Club T20 v. Chariman’s 11 BBQ and Bar Playing Field

Sun 19 May 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Uffington Playing Field

Sat 25 May 19.30 Easton’s Got Talent £3 adults, £2 under 16s The Blue Bell

Tues 28 May 19.30 Think & Drink All welcome Venue TBC

Sun 26 May 9.00 Church Holy Communion (BCP) led by Philip Davies All Saints EOTH

Thurs 23 May 18.00

Wednesday Coffee Morning

at THE BLUE BELL every week at 11.30 Catch up. Share. See you there!

Mon 27 May 12.00 Traditional Village Fete See page 3 for details The Blue Bell Fri 31 May 17.45 Cricket Club T20 v Langham, BBQ Playing Field

Sun 26 May 12.00 All-day music festival Free entry The Blue Bell

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Church Services

Details subject to change - please check noticeboards led by TBA King’s Cliffe Church Mon 3 June 19.00 History Group Visit to CIPS Booking required see page 13 CIPS Church Street Fri 7 June 17.45 Cricket Club T20 v. Orton Park BBQ Playing Field Sat 8 June 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Werrington Playing Field Sat 8 June 17.00 Concert Billy Ocean Burghley House Sun 9 June 10.30 Church Holy Communion led by TBA All Saints EOTH Sun 9 June 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Werrington

Playing Field Weds 12 June 19.30 Quiz Night Teams of 4, £5 per head inc. supper The Blue Bell Sat 15 June 12.30 Cricket Club EOTH v. Sheikh 11 Playing Field Sun 16 June 10.30 Church Holy Communion - led by TBA All Saints EOTH Fri 23 - Sun 23 June Car Rally Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally Burghley House Sun 9 June 10.30 Sun 23 June 9.00 Church Led by TBA All Saints EOTH Tues 25 June 19.30 Think & Drink All Welcome Venue TBC

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EXHIBITIONS Every Sunday in June, July & August 2 – 4.30pm. Free Entry Sun 30 June 10.30 Royal British Legion Laying up of the Standard service EOTH War Memorial Sun 30 June 12.30

Cricket Club EOTH v. Newborough Playing Field Monday 1 July 19.00 Village Hall AGM All over 18s welcome

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The latest news and what's going on in Easton on the Hill!

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The latest news and what's going on in Easton on the Hill!