Page 1



Harvest on the Hill NEXT ISSUE November/December 2019 Get in touch eothnewsandviews@gmail.com May & June 2019 1 Read it online with updates and extras https://bit.ly/2U5motl

Welcome to

News & Views SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE 115


ust when you think village activities are dying down here comes September! We have another jam-packed month here so here are our harvest highlights.

Bespoke framing for all sorts of things Contact: Felicity Thistlethwaite m: 07943 127979 t: 01780 470275 e: fthistlethwaite@rocketmail.com w: www.efflejay.co.uk Member of the Fine Art Trade Guild


plumbing & central heating specialist


Harvest Festival and lunch – Sunday 15 September A short harvest service (readings and harvest hymns) 12 noon followed by by the Harvest Lunch which is very kindly hosted by Lady Sue Hunt in the grounds of Easton Hall, Church St. Drinks available from 12.30, lunch from 1pm. Tickets: £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children. These are available at the Village Shop, Blue Bell or Friends of the Church Committee members: Pat Firth, Sue Hunt, Robert Woodfield, Sue Chappell, Jeff Davies, Ken Rawson and Tim Nicol. Please buy your ticket as soon as possible to ensure there is ample food – and seats! Donations for the raffle are also welcomed and can be left with Sue Chappell (before, not on the day please) - tel: 756262. There will be a pay bar – so please bring cash! All funds raised will contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the church.


CONTACT t: 01733 248 958 m: 07881 905741 e: simonfordpandh@btinternet.com fb:www.facebook.com/simonfordpandh

Ethical home - fair trade products from Injabulo t: 01780 756232 w: www.injabulo.com e: info@injabulo.com eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

2 Simon For N&V Ad.indd 1

20/06/2018 16:51

Harvest time Pot to Plot Supper - September 21 Plot to Pot has to be the best value evening out ever! Open only to members of the Horticultural and Crafts Society, this annual event takes place in the Village Hall. Volunteer cooks provide a veritable feast over 3 courses – which might include ‘shots’ of different soups, through to Sweetcorn Fritters, Beetroot Hummus, and on to Squash, Chard and Stilton Pie, via Shallot and Red Onion Tatin, a Squash Tagine, and rounded off with Parsnip Cake, Beetroot Brownies or perhaps a fruit crumble – and this is just a sample from the dozens of dishes which have been produced over the 8 years of the event’s existence. Guests enjoy just a small amount of each dish, so there will something that will appeal to everyone. The idea is that all of the dishes are based around produce from the allotment plots which many people have. With the rise of plant-based diets and general healthier eating, it’s a great way to try ingredients or cooking styles you might not do otherwise. Tickets: £5 per person and tickets sell fast! If you haven’t joined the Society you can do so by contacting Membership Secretary Christine Lawson on 767917 - cost £2.50.

The Big Squeeze - September 28 Our annual communal apple squeezing event takes place on the Saturday in The Blue Bell garden. If you haven’t been involved before, this is where we all bring our spare apples along and share in the chopping and mashing and squeezing to extract the juice. We have a good sized press, and there will be demi-johns and stoppers etc. available for purchase so you can take away a gallon of juice to September & October 2019

drink or ferment it into cider and perhaps enter the Cider Competition that takes place in January where some of the cider has been almost drinkable in past years. Just turn up on the day from about 10am with apples, chopping boards, a knife, demi-johns, buckets, crates, etc. Alex will provide a rustic lunch for participants. The Easton-on-the-Hill Horticultural & Craft Society supports the organization of The Big Squeeze and all funds raised go towards equipment for future squeezes. Enquiries to Joy Forster - 07718 900 007. We hope that you will be able to come along to some of all of these fantastic village events and there are more too! Take a look at our diary section on page 19 for more ways to enjoy the Harvest season! Until November,

Paula and Debbie View online https://bit.ly/2U5motl

Published by Paula Jenkins & Debra Asher eigcreativemedia.co.uk eothnewsandviews@gmail.com Delivery Glenis Woodman This magazine is published in the good faith that information supplied will be correct, accepts no responsibility for anything that isn’t and apologises if so.

Get in touch eothnewsandviews@gmail.com Next Issue - November/December 2019 Deadline for submissions - October 10th 3



ie t y oc r


lt u


unday, August 11 2019 was the day the 'Horti Soc' celebrated 100 years of Annual Shows. Of course, gardening and allotmenting are now quite fashionable but it is still a great achievement that the society is not just surviving but thriving well into the 21st century. Because of the inclement weather leading up to the

ti c


H or

Easton on the Hill Horticultural and Crafts Society recently hosted its 100th Annual Show. With windy weather threatening the pinnacle of the Society's Centenary season, some quick thinking and great teamwork ensured the show's success.



Centenary Showtime


191al & C raf 9 9 –201

Show, it had not been possible to put up the usual marquees, so a major re-think of the whole layout was necessary. The Committee and numerous volunteers pulled together in true spirit and the general feeling was that overall the changes were actual beneficial! Whilst there was not quite a record number of entries, there were more exhibitors than last year and the number of entries was very pleasing. Certainly, the fact that more non-members entered than last year was much appreciated by the Committee. In order to mark the Centenary, the


Horticultural and Craft Society

Committee had invited the grandson of one of the leading founders of the Society to formally open the Show. Ben Hooson brought along his family, including his mother who was the Rev’d Percy Hooson’s daughter. A proper ribbon-cutting with the photographer from the Stamford Mercury on hand to capture the moment. As well as the usual awards, every entrant who gained a placing was given a Centenary Rosette, and all adults with over 10 entries, and Juniors with other 5 entries were given a badge or medal with the Society logo. The Show Co-ordinator, Deborah Davenport, would like to thank again all those who helped to make this very special September & October 2019

event run so smoothly. Standards were as high as ever and some keenly fought contests were in evidence. The judges are given a lot to think about, and have to work hard to make their decisions: this is all down to the quality of the exhibits. Well done everyone! See you at the 101st!!! 5

Horticultural and Craft Society

Village Tub Update The barrels were in full bloom over the summer. Each one has been planted very differently and every week, as they developed more, the overall effect altered too. At the Church there was shade so the planting includes two Hostas - the large leaved 'Empress Wu' and the ever popular 'June'. The variegated plant is Peucedanum Ostruthium 'Daphnis' and the lemon flowers belong to Begonia Odorata 'Sunny Dress'. Conditions could not be more different at the Village Hall where the barrel was in sun all day and benefited from the heat radiating from the stone wall behind it. Height was provided by Verbena Bonariensis

Building a library Classic books. Subject – GROUND-COVER PLANTS

Plants for Ground-Cover

By Graham Stuart Thomas Written by someone who has personal experience of the plants, he shows there is more scope for covering ground than bark or cotoneasters.


Garden Design Services Complete new design or part re-design Planting ideas for all situations and seasons l Solutions for better use of your space l Pruning advice or practical demonstrations l l

01780 481624 for details www.kenrawsongardendesigns.co.uk

Established in 1986. Based in Easton on the Hill


and Salvia 'Amstrad'. The colour scheme was planned as purple and lemon but that was before the rogue pink Cosmos flowered! The lemon Cosmos is a new variety called 'Lemonade'. Two very different Salvias, 'Emperor' and 'Mystic Spires' provided the purple tones. The pastel colours in the pretty barrel outside of the Village Shop were provided by summer bedding plants more usually associated with planters and hanging baskets - Lobelias, Fuschias, Petunias and little white daisies.

Desert Island Plant Our "Desert Island Plant" in this issue has been chosen by Parish Council Chair, Anne Cutforth. "Definitely the Daffodil. For me, it banishes the SAD days of winter and the promise of a summer to come. It also reminds me of many childhood holidays roaming among the wild daffodils in the fields of Herefordshire." eothnewsandviews@gmail.com



t: 01780 763003 e: mail@thebluebellpub.com w: thebluebellpub.com

RECRUITING NOW! Lesley Hawksley, a successful business woman, is seeking 5 working partners to work part - time from home, alongside and without compromising family commitments or current career.

If you have a Supervisory, Managerial, Sales, Marketing, Recruitment or Self - Employed background, or you wish to develop an extraordinary lifestyle,

please call Lesley on 07532 616787 September & October 2019


In the village


he plants in the Peace Garden are beginning to establish the green and calm feel of the space. They were chosen not for high colour but for their varying shades and textures of leaf. The overall colour is green - calming and restful – creating a space in which to sit, reflect or simply be. Some would question why certain popular plants are not included – roses as an example. The reason is that this is a small space and every plant has to be as presentable for as long as possible. Roses would not have suited. The grasses were especially chosen because they remain fresh and green right to the end. Another factor in the choice was that of maintenance. So many public plantings fail because of high demand of constant attention. Most of the plants in this garden can survive through the summer without attention. Weeding, of course, still has to be done.

What have we in there? The structure plants: In the ‘bow’ of the garden – in the far angle as you enter, is Cornus alba Elegantissima, a dogwood. The only variegated plant there, it has a lightness that links with the ‘Snow in Summer’ 8

The Peace Garden

Having recently marked its first anniversary, here is a guide to the planting from Ken Rawson outlining the labyrinth. In winter the red stems provide interest and should stand out as a focus point when the garden is viewed from the church end of the existing churchyard. It will take a couple of years for this to establish itself and be aware of the important role it has. The larger shrub on the left, as you enter, is Euonymus alatus Compactus. This is a smaller version of our native ‘Spindle Tree’. Go and see this when it burns brightly red in autumn before dropping its leaves. Also on the left is the taller grass, Miscanthus sinensis Graziella. Fine foliage that keeps fresh and fluffy flower heads in late summer. The noisiest plant in there, rustling when caught by a breeze. On the other side is Abelia chinensis. Once established

you should be able to smell the flowers of this if you sit on the bench nearest it. A small variety of myrtle is on the middle right. With this variety, you can never be certain of its eventual size. Sometimes it keeps to a low bushy shrub, at others it will stand tall on slender trunks. Either way, it will fit in. What it does have however, is typical white starry, scented flowers. Give the leaves a rub and you’ll get that myrtle aroma.

And the rest Just a general mention of the lower plants - many are good groundcover, some with flowers like the campanulas, others attract attention by their foliage. The blue-grey creeping plant on the right is Acaena buchananii, a New Zealand Burr. The foot-high plant with pale blue flower spikes is Calamintha nepeta. Give eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

In the village it a gentle shake and clear your nostrils with the minty scent. All these will have continued to give through the summer with minimum maintenance. It would be lovely to be able to include some favourite flowers, especially for spring and early summer but we need to keep this garden easy, simple and fresh through the whole summer. And winter has not been forgotten. Still enough then to give smaller sparks of delight, including scent. Go and sit awhile and may peace be with you.

A 'wheely' long ride Easton's Tour de Sands charity, set up in memory of Sandra (‘Sands’) Watson, who sadly died in 2016 from cancer, supports organisations that work in end of life care and has so far donated over £60k to St Barnabas Hospice and the Lymphoedema Support Network. Raising funds from epic bike rides and local events, the next fundraising cycling challenge follows the famous 1000 mile route of the historic “Mille Miglia” Italian classic car rally hoping to raise £25,000. Cyclists will start and finish in Brescia, looping through Rome, Florence, Bologna from 7th Sept-4th Oct. Six supporters will cover the whole route with eight more riders joining for a week or two each. The support van will leave the village on Wednesday 4th September. Anyone wishing to find out more or make a donation to the fundraising contact: Tim Nicol 07803 050108 tim.nicol@me.com or Jerry Watson on 01780 756225.

Dentistry with a difference

It’s almost a year since the Priestgate Dental Clinic opened, and we’re delighted by the fantastically positive responses we’ve received. Come and experience a different style of dentistry, with a focus on minimally invasive general dentistry and consultant expertise in Orthodontics & Oral Surgery. Patient-focused general & specialist dentistry

Friendly and relaxed environment

If you would like to book an appointment, please call

01733 865000

www.priestgateclinic.co.uk September & October 2019

State of the art 3D imaging facilities

Accepting Denplan and private patients

Second opinions seen, with and without a dentist referral

26 Priestgate Peterborough PE1 1WG reception@priestgateclinic.co.uk 9

Parish Council

Parish Council News

get in touch by email - clerk@eastononthehill-pc.gov.uk

New Chairperson for the Council

At the last meeting, the election of a new Chairperson took place and Councillor Anne Cutforth was voted in as the Council's new Chair. Cllr Cutforth was the Chair many years ago and so we welcome her back in the role. Councillor Jerry Rawlinson remains as Vice-Chair and both have recenty completed chairmanship training.

New Councillors

The recent councillor vacancies have now also been filled. The two new councillors are Debbie Greaves and Tim Nicol, both well-known long-standing villagers with great community spirit. The Council welcomes them to their new posts.

Planning refused for 115 houses

The recent planning application made from developer Johnson Mowat to build up to 115 houses off Stamford Rd was refused. The developer has up to 6 months to appeal.

LED street lights

The remainder of the old street lights will be being replaced shortly - they have started at the time of writing. The new lights are more efficient and brighter meaning more security and safety for all.

New footie goals

New goals and nets have been purchased and installed at the recreation ground thanks to the generosity of those who have donated to the collection box in the Post Office. Hopefully, children have enjoyed these over the summer and will continue to do so.

A Befriending Scheme and Community Car Service in your area

Regd. Charity 1161080

Supporting the Community

New members and volunteers welcome 10

Village Plan

We have a Village Plan Working Party (VPWP) being reinstated to follow the recommendations of the Village Plan. The Playing Field Working Party continues to work hard to do their part of the plan, however, the VPWP needs to address the other recommendations. We would like more volunteers to join this working party and so if you have an interest in the future of the village please contact the clerk.


There is a new poster on our notice board detailing what to do if you see flytipping in the village. The link is also on the Parish Council website, in the 'News' section, to follow for the correct forms and procedure from East Northants Council.

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

Cricket 'World Cup Winners' By Rev. Philip Davies

I had little chance of not finding enjoyment in the game of cricket. A grandparent who was groundsman, captain and a player for over 40 years for the village team of Downe in Kent. The primary school I attended had a cricket team which played regular matches with other schools and after school I was able to join a local team that played weekly friendly matches. I was first taken to a cricket match in the summer of 1966 watching the England team beat the West Indies at the Oval. (The West Indies had won the other 4 test matches!) I enjoyed coaching cricket teams of boys and girls when teaching and for me the perfect

summer job was doing cover as a cricket commentator at the Northampton County Ground. All in all, I can feel very grateful for this wonderful game and now sharing in the delight over our recent World Cup victory. During the World Cup I enjoyed reading Moeen Ali`s newspaper articles. He has written and talked about how the players have as a team come to better understand each other`s faiths, beliefs and religious practices and to respect each other. Such openness and willingness to understand better and to respect the other person seems to me a very important message for our time.

Are your carpets and upholstery in need of a freshen up? Call Colin Smith on 01780 471015 or 07919857311


ACCESSORIES l CLOTHING ALTERATIONS t: 07946 816515 e: bymehandmadeinrutland@gmail.com fb: @ByMeRutland

September & October 2019


In the village

Talking Traffic

Traffic and the issues that come with it affect the whole village, here the recently formed Traffic Working Group report on their findings. The Easton on the Hill Traffic Working Group, a small working party of villagers and Parish Councillors was formed to address the issues around traffic that were raised in the village survey. The Parish Council has very limited power but here is the latest report.

Speeding We have reviewed the desirability and practicality of lowering limits to 30mph on the A43 and 20mph in the village. We have no data to support evidence of a problem (the flashing signs data recording is unreliable) and we believe this would be a fruitless exercise. We are not aware of any casualty data that would support lowering limits (usually the key measure that highways and the Police will act upon) and in the current financial climate any approach


to get things changed is likely to fall on evidence of need and financial priority. We also cannot see how any lower limits would be enforced.

Traffic Volume There is very little we or the Parish Council can do to reduce traffic volumes without a 'Nanny State' approach. We will however follow up on the offer of a workshop meeting with CIPS (as the major single traffic destination in the village) to discuss how they might mitigate impact of the traffic they generate throughout the village. The working party will represent the village in these discussions.

Parking Easton was not designed to accommodate modern levels of car ownership. Again, the Parish Council has no powers to impose or

police parking restrictions. However we appeal to everyone’s common sense and courtesy in following a simple 3 point 'Parking Code of Practice' for the village: l Avoid parking on the pavement if possible. At least leave enough pavement width for wheelchair/mobility scooters and buggies with accompanying toddlers to pass. Leave a metre width or 'parking at least at arm’s length from the wall' l Leave enough road width for a Fire Engine to pass; 2.75 metres l Use laybys, or further away spaces wherever possible- especially around the village shop Thanks from the Traffic Working Group: Cllr Jerry Rawlinson, Cllr Daphne Sharpe, Chrissie Rawlinson, Tim Nicol


In the village We’re very privileged to have three defibrillators in our village. They are sited at the village shop, the village hall and CIPS. When they were first installed many villagers learnt how to use them, alongside resuscitation techniques, thanks for specially organised training session. However, it has been a while and now seems a good time to offer refresher training sessions. Hence we have arranged refresher/

Learn to save a life Do you know how to use the Village Defibrillators? Would you like to learn? Or could you benefit from a ‘refresher’ course? training sessions on how to react when faced with a seriously ill patient with life threatening symptoms, and also revisit the use of the defibrillators. It doesn’t matter if you had the previous training or not – everyone is welcome. We are running an informal ‘drop in’ familiarisation session in the Village

Hall on Wednesday 18 September 4.00 – 6.00pm Anyone is welcome – at a time to suit you. Come and let one of our trainers guide you through what to do when faced with the dire emergency. The more people in the village that can use this precious equipment – the safer we will all be! Any questions please contact Trish Mason on 01780 752257.

Rutland Organics Buy local organic meat direct from Cuckoo Farm, Ketton

Licensed by the Soil Association to produce: o Poultry (Chicken and Turkey) o Lamb & Hogget o Pork

All dry aged and hung to ensure fantastic flavour! Contact: e. becky@rutlandorganics.co.uk

t. 07900 926569 w. www.rutlandorganics.co.uk

September & October 2019


Friends of All Saints Easton

Update on Church Appeal Friends of the Church and the PCC want to express huge thanks to all those who responded to the appeal in the last issue of News & Views. So far, your generous

donations total £2,930 (inc. Gift Aid). Very encouragingly, £2,350 has been set up as standing orders, providing continuing benefit. To ensure the church is maintained so it can

continue to remain open, money is still needed. All donations make a difference. If you would like another form to complete, please contact...... Thank you so much!

What a difference a year makes… The Labyrinth and Peace Garden was officially opened on July 29 2018. Last year’s very dry summer hindered planting somewhat. This year, as we all know, it’s a different story – and the plants are becoming very established, and settling beautifully into the landscape (see p8 for Ken Rawson's detailed description of the planting). We also have new pedestrian gates making access easier for all. There has been so much positive feedback from villagers, and visitors, so hopefully you are taking advantage of this very special and peaceful place.




In the village

Give your chimney a checkup!! Do you have a wood burner or an open fire? With the nights drawing in it's time to get your chimney ready for winter action! Open fires are a regular feature in our homes with wood burners increasingly popular even in modern houses. However, do you know how often you should sweep your chimney? Many insurance companies insist that chimneys are regularly swept as a condition of valid cover. The Solid Fuel Association recommend that your

chimney is swept: l once a year if you’re burning smokeless coal l twice a year if you’re burning bituminous coal l up to every three months if you’re burning wood - who knew? So it's worth checking your insurance policy for the sweeping requirements! If you have a wood burner having it serviced regularly too will maintain safety and efficiency too as parts wear over time.

Stoves and Chimney Sweeping

t o p o t h t r a From he we do the lot! Unit 4 West Street Business Park Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2PL t: 01780 753979 t: 07581 322069 t: 07871 322780 e: alfredpoppins@gmail.com www.alfredpoppins.co.uk

September & October 2019


Oriental Odyssey

Take a trip with a difference! Discover this far east wonder with Nickola Coupe.


apan has shot to the top of the 2019/20 wanderlust list, perhaps its notoriety of playing host to the Rugby World Cup & the 2020 Olympics. Whether sport is top of your agenda or simply the sheer wonder of this amazing place; Japan is a thrilling mix of traditional culture and bustling megacities. Its more different than most and its strangeness is part of the appeal – offering an exhilarating escape from the familiar.


At first the language barrier and cultural idiosyncrasies may seem a little daunting however it’s not long before you get the hang of getting around. Japan’s infamous bullet trains (called shinkansen) are beautiful, comfortable, convenient, and fast. In one sleek bullet train journey, you can travel from the dense, neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the fresh, clean air of the Japanese Alps. Exploring the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, The

Hamarikyu gardens and Asakusa old town are excellent places to start. In the evening, head out with a guide to sample some of the local Tokyo cuisine in the vibrant district of Ebisu. Tokyo lives up to its reputation as a culinary powerhouse with more Michelin stars than any other. The capital is described as 'futuristic yet rooted in tradition, ordered yet chaotic. Using the expertise of a local guide to show you off the beaten track will give you a real sense of what the Capital has to offer. Kyoto, home to some of Japan's most important works of art, its richest culture and its most refined cuisine is the perfect place to have an introduction to Japanese culture by trying a tea ceremony. Wander the narrow streets of Gion, the Geisha district, and visit a eothnewsandviews@gmail.com

Village Calendar Travel few of Kyoto's most iconic temples and shrines Situated less than two hours from Tokyo and accessible by bullet train and private line trains, the Hakone National Park is an area of natural beauty, volcanic and thermal activity and weather permitting, an ideal spot from which to view Mt Fuji. One of the highlights of a trip to Japan is to experience traditional Japanese hospitality, delicious food and relaxing bathing. It’s a wonderful eye-opener to the authentic delights of the Japanese way of life. The best time to visit

Japan is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). This is when Japan is at its most vibrant, with delicate cherry blossom or bright red leaves adding contrast to the scenery however it’s extremely busy. Summer months (June to August) offer ideal conditions for hikers in the National Parks as elsewhere is hot and humid. Rainy season occurs from the end

of May until the middle of June or July. I offer a tailor-made service that allows you to build your own trip. Alternatively, there are some great small group tours that offer lots of your own time on a structured itinerary.

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 Cliffe Road, Easton on the Hill, PE9 3NP t: 01780 763943 e: enquiries@millviewmotors.co.uk

M.O.T testing for cars and vans (up to Class 7) Online M.O.T booking available at www.millviewmotors.co.uk n SERVICING n TYRES n REPAIRS n EXHAUSTS n DIAGNOSTICS n BATTERIES

September & October 2019



Village Calendar

Church Services

Details subject to change - please check noticeboards Sun 1 Sept 10.30 Church Service Benefice Holy Communion King’s Cliffe Church Mon 2 Sept 19.00 History Group Archaeology of Must Farm – Mark Knight

Everyone welcome: members £1/nonmembers £2 Village Hall Weds 4 Sept 19.30 Comedy Night Free entry: £3 snack menu Exeter Arms

Cricket Club End of 2019 season ‘Race Night’

Saturday 5 October will be the last social get together of the season where members and guests are invited to 'Drink the Bar Dry' ready for the winter. Races can be sponsored and horses bought on the night. Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available.

Wednesday Coffee Morning at THE BLUE BELL very week at 11.30 Catch up. Share. See you there!

at The

Quiz night Blue Bell!

2nd Wednesday of the month September 11th & October 9th. 7 for 7.30pm. £5 p/p inc supper Teams of up to 4 people. With prizes and a donation to the winning team's chosen charity

Sun 8 Sept 10.30 Church Service Holy Communion All Saints Church EOTH Sun 8 Sept 13.00 Games Day All welcome (bring picnics!) Triple B Club at (former) bowls green Mon 9 Sept 19.00 Parish Council Monthly meeting Everyone welcome Village Hall Tues 10 Sept 19.30 Quiz Night Teams < 6, free entry; £3 snack menu Exeter Arms

Weds 11 Sept 19.30 Quiz Night Teams of 4, £5 per head inc. supper The Blue Bell Sun 15 Sept 12.00 Harvest Festival All Saints Church EOTH Sun 15 Sept 13.00 Harvest Lunch Easton Hall Wes 18 Sept 16.00 -18.00 Defibrillator Training Drop in session Village Hall Sun 22 Sept 9.00 Church Service Holy Communion (BCP) All Saints Church EOTH

EASTON VILLAGE STORES AND POST OFFICE Shop locally for convenience and a friendly service

Newspapers & Magazines (delivering to Easton, Collyweston, Duddington & Tixover)

Groceries & Vegetables Off Licence Stationery National Lottery OPEN Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm Saturday 7.30am – 7pm (CLOSED 1pm – 2pm) Sunday 7.30am – 1pm

3 WESTFIELDS, EASTON ON THE HILL PE9 3LY t: 01780 752234 (opening hours only please) 18


Village Calendar

History Group

Sun 22 Sept 13.00 Roll-down Games Day All welcome (bring picnics!) Triple B Club at (former) bowls green

Sun 6 Oct 10.30 Church Service Benefice Holy Communion King’s Cliffe Church

Mon 7 Oct 19.00 History Group Oliver Cromwell – Stuart Orme Everyone welcome: Thurs 26- Sun 29th Sept members £1/ non-members £2 Stamford Georgian Village Hall Festival www.stamfordgeorgian Weds 9 Oct 19.30 Quiz Night festival.co.uk Teams of 4, Stamford Sat 28 Sept from 10.00 £5 per head inc. supper The Blue Bell Horticultural & Craft Tues 24 Sept 19.30 Think & Drink All welcome Exeter Arms

Society ‘Big Squeeze’. See page 3 for details The Blue Bell

Sun 29 Sept 10.30 Church Service Holy Communion All Saints Church EOTH Weds 2 Oct 19.30 Comedy Night Free entry: £3 snack menu Exeter Arms Sat 5 Oct Bar opens 6pm Cricket Club Race Night EOTH Cricket Field

Sun 13 Oct 10.30 Church Service Holy Communion All Saints Church EOTH Sun 20 Oct 10.30 Church Service Holy Communion All Saints Church EOTH Sun 27 Oct 9.00 Church Service Holy Communion (BCP) All Saints Church EOTH Tues 29 Oct 19.30 Think & Drink Philosophy in the Pub All Welcome Exeter Arms

September & October 2019

The autumn schedule kicks off on 2 September with a visit from Mark Knight who will be talking about the Must Farm project. This is the first landscape scale archaeological investigation of deep Fenland, with its complex geological history – from wet to dry and back again, the project’s exploration of deeply buried deposits is transforming our understanding of prehistoric life and revealing a level of preservation previously only dreamt about. On October 7 we will welcome back Stuart Orme who will be talking about Oliver Cromwell. We’re always guaranteed a highly entertaining and insightful evening when Stuart comes! Both events will start at 7pm, in the Village Hall. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome. Entry is £1 for members and £2 for non-members and visitors.

Triple B News

From Ken Rawson Rain certainly hasn’t stopped play up at the BBB Club (for me that’s largely beer, BBQ and bants!) and the green (whilst much of it largely bald) is being put to good use with the invention of new games being one of the highlights. New members or one-off visitors (seriously…. only £1.50 a visit) are always welcome. Remaining Sunday ‘play’ dates for this season are: l September 1 and 22 – from 1pm And…. rest assured the seasonal fundraiser plans are well under way. Save the date – Saturday October 6. Another Ken special quiz….. ‘with a difference’.

Look out for more details…. 19

Profile for eothnewsandviews

News & Views – September-October 2019  

More from Easton on the Hill

News & Views – September-October 2019  

More from Easton on the Hill