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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE 110

e are nearly at the end of the year! With more special events bringing this year to a close it is time to remember past losses, think of others and celebrate with those closest to our hearts! Our big commemoration weekend is the highlight of November. A passionate core of village enthusiasts have spent many, many months planning this farreaching, poignant event, please give it your fullest support. Details are in the Calendar. Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us and planning ahead for the festivities will be the order of the day. Traditional and modern celebrations rub shoulders with local events that all make up what is truly special about Christmas in Easton on the Hill, see some of them in this issue along with local gift buying opportunities. May we take the opportunity to wish you the best of season's greetings and we'll look forward to an exciting 2019.

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ur big event in November is the commemoration of the end of The Great War. Taking place at the heart of the village and spanning the weekend of the 10th-11th there are many parts to this event. The village hall will be hosting a whole weekend exhibition, a war time tea room at the village hall and the war memorial will be the scene of the knitted poppy cascade along with an outdoor film display of war footage. A special request from the organisers for homes to display bunting outside in order to tie the event together is welcomed There are several commemoration sevices across the whole weekend too with the biggest being on Saturday which will start the event at 10.30 attended by local groups, military and the Stamford Brass band. Moving across to The Blue Bell at lunchtime and then continuing into the evening with the Supper Dance in the Grand Marquee with dancing to swing music. Limited ticket availability, contact Ted Ford on 01780 762502. Dressing up for this evening is wholly encouraged too. There are two sevices on Sunday. the first at 9.30am at the Church and secondly at 10.30am at the war memorial Finally there is a lantern procession from the war memorial to the church at 4pm, where hot dogs and refreshments will be served. Come along and support this great event. 3


Christmas

The gift of giving!

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ant to think outside of the usual mass-market gift box this year and shop local? Believe it or not, we have several local small businesses that specialise in what could assessments and be the perfect gift workshops along with this Christmas. services that include Our most prominent full style and body gift emporium is consultations, personal Havershams Barn on shopping sessions, the High Street. Open on wardrobe detox and most weekends on the style parties. You can run-up to Christmas, buy gift vouchers this Aladdin's cave is full of t you s all abou lutions It’ for the beautiful vegan stylish decorations and gifts Styling So makeup and skincare along with quirky and vintage items for your home. Havershams keeps its ranges as well as the inspiring services provided by Rachael. customers updated via its Facebook page Our local Forever Living consultant (www.facebook.com/havershamsbarn), Lesley Hawksley offers high quality health Twitter (https://twitter.com/Havershams and beauty Aloe Vera-based products with and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ barn65/). Follow them to discover shopping gift options for the whole family including your pets! dates and seasonal events or look out for Lesley can create the sign on the High Street opposite the bespoke themed gift Memorial, it's there when the Barn is open. hampers and Also available are private viewings, home smaller stocking parties and new for this Christmas a wishfillers. Baubles list service where loved ones can come and gifts for along and choose their favourite items to teachers at go on a list for family members to come around the £5 and purchase. mark are For your image-conscious family also very members we have our very own personal popular styling and make-up consultant, and if you Rachael Young. Styling Solutions is a couldn't bespoke personal styling service which possibly covers complimentary makeup colour OUCH GIFT V

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Craft Day

The Horticultural & Craft Society are delighted to announce an exciting Craft Day based on Alcohol Inks to be held Sunday 18th Nov 2018 From 10.30am till 4pm in the Village hall. Artistic ability is not required in order to produce stunning results in this exciting medium. The techniques taught will show a variety of applications for the inks which can be used on any non-porous surface. Come and join this fun informative day. Open to all. Places limited, so hurry. Cost £25 per person, all materials suppled. (Please bring an apron and a packed lunch. Teas and coffees available foc.)Day Craft Payment for the day required up front in order to secure places, please. Contact Meledy Martin on 07976 672 045 or email richard.meledy@sky.com November & December 2018

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In the Garden

King-Pin Shrubs - The stars of the stage

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ou know that feeling. A border, or indeed your whole garden, is beginning to bore you. A change must be made. A fresh start. But where do you start? Most begin with a colour scheme and that’s not bad – new and exciting colour combinations can have a reinvigorating effect on both you and your garden. However, even the most carefully-thought-out scheme will need some substance – the structural backbone around which everything else revolves. Creating a new planting arrangement can be tricky, with all the spinning plates of choices to keep in the air. It can get complicated. One method of attack is to start with a large shrub – a ‘King-Pin’ – and work things in around that. You have your structure in place and can now relate everything else to that, rather than an abstract mind picture like a jigsaw without the picture. You have a central reference point.

The audition

Now, what is it to be? What shrub is good enough to take this central role? It must have something more than flowers to cope with November & December 2018

the task of leading the cast. Taken that height is a required factor, I think most important is the shape. It ought to be determinate, even if it is created by you. That is, clipped. It might even imitate a tree, with the canopy standing atop bare trunks allowing a view through. These requirements rule out the likes of philadelphus, deutzia, cotoneasters and viburnums (most). As good as they are, they are not leaders. Then consider the leaf – shape, size, colour. In its role here, the shrub is not necessarily required to join in the flower show but it should be turned out smartly with foliage that is good individually (Fatsia or Cotoneaster Royal Purple) or in overall texture (Choisya Aztec Pearl, clipped yew or box etc). If this feature shrub has a secondary period of interest like autumn colour, berries or interesting bark, then so much the better.

The casting Here are some of my favourites for the role of King-Pin. The range

of smoke trees, Cotinus varieties, have a lot going for them. Top of my list would be C. Flame. Let it develop into a free-standing small tree and it has a fresh clean appearance with pale green leaves, frothy flower inflorescences and beautiful soft orange tints to the leaves before they drop. Cut it hard to produce a different shrub altogether with a mound shape and larger leaves. It will give up smoking though, putting its energy into the leaves instead. Euonymus alatus will slowly form a small tree-like feature and reward with brilliant crimson colour in autumn. Dogwoods, especially the variegated varieties like Cornus alba Elegantissima, turn a different shade, pink, in autumn. Stachyurus, Stephanandra tanakae, Desmodium and Clerodendrum trichotomum are all good features to start off with. Choose one of these and then decide on its companions to sit at their feet. Try it – it makes the jigsaw puzzle easier. 7


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t is relatively quiet workwise in the garden at the moment so this might be a good time to think about ways to increase the availability of water for your garden and allotment plants for next year. Perhaps you could install another water butt fed by Christine Lawson from gutters? Those with plenty of will provide sites from which this can space might be able to install a larger be ordered in bulk and even better reservoir out of the way or buried. still, your purchase will be delivered! After one of the hottest and driest Mulch should be applied before summers the R.H.S. is collaborating summer begins and ideally spread with Cranfield University to recruit 8cms or 3 inches deep. Mulches can the UK’s first garden water scientist, also be useful to protect any plants in whose job includes taking steps to the borders that are borderline hardy better prepare Britain’s gardeners from the effects of frost. for drought and flood. The scientist It is also not too late to bring will be based at R.H.S. Garden tender plants in out of the wet and Wisley where a new Centre for Ward GN339 100L Horticultural Science and Learning Slimline Water cold and into the greenhouse, porch will open in 2020. Part of their role Butt Set including or garage if you have not already Tap. Buy from done so. Planters that are too large will be to encourage behavioural Amazon https:// to move should be raised onto change in us gardeners, so should amzn.to/2NcbTiM feet or bricks and any containers we be considering replacing sparse liable to crack wrapped well in hessian or brown lawns and gaps in our borders with bubble wrap. All though plants in pots are gravel and perennial plants that thrive in hot vulnerable to water logging over winter, dry climates? which the process of lifting them off of the It is a good time to make sure all beds are clear of weeds, ready for the application floor helps prevent, equally if the weather is dry and windy the compost in pots will of thick layers of mulch. Internet searches

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In the village quickly dry out and require controlled watering. To prevent any damage from wind rock check roses and cut back tall stems by a third, at the same time collect and burn the rose leaves from beneath the plants to help control black spot. November is the best time to plant tulip bulbs. This is later than most bulbs, but it is thought that planting at this time may help to reduce problems with the disease tulip fire. Bulbs should be planted at a depth of two or three times the bulb height although if using very deep pots, varieties can be planted one on top of one another, with the latest flowering bulbs planted the deepest. This is a simple way to lengthen the flowering period of the display. Many of us have had rhubarb growing undisturbed for years. December is a good time, every six or seven years, to dig it up, cut out all the old woody parts and replant a young portion with a healthy bud into a fresh bed. Incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure and leave the tip of the bud just above the surface of the soil. Autumn fruiting raspberries should also be cut down to ground level now.

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Easton Garford School? What's next? Following completion of the consultation period, which led to the official closure of our village school over the summer by the Peterborough Diocese Educational Trust (PDET), its future has been a hot topic of discussion around the village. The Easton Garford Educational Trust is now responsible for the building and grounds and after the successful leasing of the Pre-School site to Little Lane Nursery, the next step is now to steer the main school building and grounds to its future course. Mindful of the fate of many rural school buildings, the Trust is looking at options to maintain its educational objective to the village, while ensuring that the cost of keeping the building up and running, are now being considered. Further updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

Easton-on-the-Hill 2019 calendar showcasing the village in past times.

On sale at the next history group meeting at 7pm, Monday 5th November, in the Village Hall with Stuart Orme presenting Guy Fawkes. Calendars will also be available for sale from the village Post Office & General Store. Large calendars (A3) £7.00 Small calendars (A4) £5.00 9


Parish Council News

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Vacancies at the council

At the time of going to press, the council has six vacancies. Five for the position of Councillor and another for the paid post of clerk. Committed, impartial residents of the village are invited to consider if they can give time to become a Councillor. Computer literacy is helpful along with time to give to meetings along with general council and community business. The clerk's role is hugely important to ensure the smooth running of council business and it is anticipated that this work-from-home position will be approximately 10 hours per week. Specialised clerk's experience is preferred as the successful candidate will be expected to 'hit the gound running'. For details of the clerk's vacancy or if you are interested in becoming a Councillor, see the noticeboards, the village website or the PC website.

More village burglaries

Further burglaries have recently taken place, this time in the Westfields area. A car was broken into at approximately 4a.m on a September morning where although items were taken no sign of forced entry was apparent and a lifetime's worth of tools were stolen from a nearby van at the same time. This is another example of opportunist theft and the enduring advice is to never leave anything on display in your vehicles and especially work tools in vans.

Family activities for the under 5s Local children's charity Spurgeons are seeking opinions on what local groups are needed for under 5s in the village. Would a weekly group for under 5’s at a small cost be useful to that included messy play, sensory and physical activities? How about a group just for babies with free baby massage, sensory play

and singing? Would anyone be interested in volunteering a few hours a week to help run these sessions with an early year’s worker from Spurgeons? Do you have any other suggestions? Please send your replies via text or call Spurgeons on 07814 697606.

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Travel

What was hot in 2018 Think about next year's holiday? Here are the top 10 rising destinations from our local Travel Counsellor Nickola Coupe 10 Casablanca, Morocco. Often overlooked by the souks of Marrakech, it’s for travellers who want to feel like a local. Once you get beneath the surface you’ll see the mix of grit and style that feels a lot like LA. 9 Nerja, Spain. With nearly 10 miles of golden sandy beach there’s plenty of space for sunset strolls, water sports and family beach fun. Nerja’s seafront promenade, Balcon de Europa offers the perfect vista over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. 8 Rovinj, Croatia. Another seaside beauty with cobbled streets that connect tightly packed colourful houses. 7 Riga, Latvia. It's the largest city of the Baltics, famed for its Art Nouveau architecture. The medieval old town is a favourite for visitors and bustles with restaurants, bars and cafes. 6 San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks to a surge of artists, foodies, and entrepreneurs this city can November & December 2018

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his list is an eclectic mix of destinations where size clearly isn’t important. Featuring the beautiful beaches you might expect, there are also some surprising places that may give you some fresh ideas about your next trip.

be downright fun. 5 Gdansk, Poland. Plenty of historical sights and sounds here and walkable too. Famous for its “Long Market” where you can try Poland’s national dish of Pierogies. 4 Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has a distinct bohemian feel, drawing comparisons with San Francisco. Host to the second largest natural harbour in the world, lobster shacks and the most bars per capita in North America. 3 Nairobi, Kenya. It’s not just the gateway to Kenya’s prestigious wildlife circuit via Nairobi’s National Park, the city is awash with high-end restaurants, bars and cafes – if you loved “Out of Africa” you’ll also love the Karen Blixen

museum. 2 Kapa, Hawaii. Is a slice of heaven on earth! With only a population on 10,000 it’s THE place to get away from it all. 1 Ishigaki, Japan. Well it technically belongs to Japan but lies just of the coast of Taiwan. Being much warmer than other Japanese Islands it has endless white powder beaches, coral reefs and it's covered with pineapple plantations and palm tree forests. No wonder it’s at the top of the travel list.

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Church News

Friends of All Saints Easton

What's happening up at the church

Harvest Lunch

Churchyard Clearout

After a well-attended Harvest Festival service, over 80 people attended the Harvest Lunch, again kindly hosted by Lady Susan Hunt Hunt. We were blessed with fine weather and thanks to everyone’s hard work, contributions, and raffle ticket sales, we made over £900 for church funds. Thanks to all who helped and attended.

This bi-annual attack on the undergrowth is always a bit weather dependent but is currently planned for Saturday 20th October, at 10.00. All are welcome to lend a hand controlling the Ivy, collecting leaves and twigs, and generally cutting back unwanted growth from our lovely churchyard. We will also have a stone picking session to “clean” the grass area of the churchyard extension to make mowing the new area less hazardous. Thanks as ever are due to the Mowing Team who yet again have mown and strimmed either side of the path all season.

Labyrinth Update The Labyrinth and Peace Garden has been very well patronised and appreciated since the official opening. Ken Rawson will have planted out the Peace Garden by the time our main funders, East Northants District Council, visited on 11th October. We are also planning to install a small plaque describing the central sculpture, “Honouring Life”.

Church Deep Clean This is when we clean the parts that the regular rota of volunteer cleaners cannot reach, and have a thorough clean of the church ready for the busy advent season.

Do you know about the village Posada? The Posada, our village travelling nativity scene has been one of our most endearing village Christmas traditions for many years. Families can sign up to take part and will receive the nativity scene to set up in their home and keep for one night. They must then pack it up the following day and deliver to the next family on the list for their turn that evening, while retaining a sheep figure for safekeeping until

Christmas Eve. The culmination of this roaming festivity is to come along to the Posada Crib Service at the Church on Christmas Eve at 2.30pm, with your sheep figure, when the children are then invited to reassemble the scene during the service. If your family would like to take part in this lovely village tradition then please contact the Church Warden Sue Chappell on 01780 756262 before December 1st.

Church Services in the diary section

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From the Parish Priest This will be on the 24th November from 10.00. Bring cleaning materials and equipment (vacuum cleaners, dusters, polish, etc,). Many hands make light work.

Coming together midweek for prayer and reflection

WW1 Armistice Centenary

There are regular Sunday opportunities for worship in each Parish Church across the Benefice. Mainly these are services of Holy Communion but also services of the word, evening services, carol services and special services for significant times like on Remembrance Sunday. Currently there are fewer opportunities for more informal gatherings for prayer and reflection. To this end, we begin in October a twice monthly midweek evening gathering. The format will include time for quiet and prayer, and for readings and music. Each gathering to last about 30-45 minutes with tea or coffee to follow. The first of these is at 8pm on Thursday 4th October, then Thursday 18th October, then on Monday 5th November and Thursday 22nd November and then Monday 3rd December; (dates have been amended from those previously given) in Kings Cliffe Church. In time, I hope that once established we could also hold these gatherings in other churches across the Benefice. Connecting the Christian story with daily life can be a challenge and I hope that these sessions, by giving time and space for reflection, for raising questions and having open conversation, will be a support in enabling that story to be lived in a way, that is meaningful, encouraging and relevant to the lives we lead. Connecting with the Christian story is most found in our culture in the celebration of Christmas. Here we do this at our Carol Service, which is at 4.30pm on Sunday 9th December and at our Posada Crib Service which is at 2.30pm on Christmas Eve.

Full details of the weekend are no doubt covered elsewhere, including the traditional act of remembrance, but the Friends of the Church are planning a ‘Celebration of Peace’ in and around the Peace Garden on Sunday November 11th in the evening. All are welcome and the event is free (food and drink available at reasonable prices). Assemble at the War Memorial at 16.00 with your own lanterns (some will be available for sale if needed) and then we will process down Church Street to the Peace Garden where we will have a marquee to keep us warm and dry. There will be music from a professional folk duo, singing from ‘Harmony on the Hill’, and a poetry reading. Hot Dogs and hot drinks will be available and a bonfire will be lit from the lanterns. The event is supported by East Northamptonshire Council, for which we are very grateful. We need help to set up two marquees on Friday November 9th for the Armistice Centenary so if some willing helpers can find time on that day that would be most welcome. Email tim.nicol@me.com before November 9th if you can help.

Carols and Jerry’s Big Turn-On The traditional service of Carols and Readings will be on Sunday December 9th at 4.30pm, followed by drinks and snacks and the Christmas Lights Turn-On thanks to Jerry Watson at 40 Church Street. Plans are afoot to follow this with some carol singing lead by ‘Harmony on the Hill’ as we process up Church Street, no doubt ending up at the Blue Bell. All are welcome. November & December 2018

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Village Calendar All times subject to change, contact the organisers to confirm. Sun 4 Nov 10.30 Church Benefice Holy Communion Led by Rev Philip Davies King's Cliffe Mon 5 Nov 19.00 History Group Talk by Stuart Orme: Guy Fawkes £1 members / £2 non-members Village Hall

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Sat 10 Nov 19.00 Supper Dance Limited ticket availability in advance from Ted Ford 01780 762502 The Blue Bell Sun 11 Nov 9.30 Church Holy Communion for Remembrance Led by

Canon Michael Wilson EOTH All Saints Church Sun 11 Nov 10.45 Act of Remembrance Canon Michael Wilson War Memorial Sun 11 Nov 16.00 Lantern Procession to The Peace Garden followed by refreshments War Memorial Weds 14 Nov 11.30 Coffee morning All welcome Blue Bell Weds 14 Nov 19.30 Quiz Night Teams of 4, £5 per head, includes supper The Blue Bell Sat 17 Nov 19.00 Bowls Club Bowls Club fundraiser 'Stuff 'n Nonsense All welcome £5 Village Hall Sun 18 Nov 10.30 Church Holy Communion Canon Keith Denison EOTH All Saints Church Sat 17 Nov 10.30 Horticultural & Craft Society Craft day: work with Alcohol Inks All materials supplied, bring a packed lunch £25.00 in advance Tel: Meledy Martin on 07976 672 045 or email richard.meledy@sky. com Village Hall

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Village Calendar Weds 21 Nov 11.30 Coffee morning All welcome The Blue Bell Sat 24 Nov 10.00 Friends of the Church Church Deep Clean EOTH All Saints Church Sun 25 Nov 9.00 Church Holy Communion (BCP) Led by Canon Michael Wilson EOTH All Saints Church Tues 27 Nov 19.30 Think & Drink All welcome Exeter Arms Weds 28 Nov 11.30 Coffee morning All welcome Blue Bell

Led by David Teall and Rev Philip Davies EOTH All Saints Church Sun 9 Dec 16.30 Lights Turn-On at 40 Church Street followed by Carols in The Blue Bell Weds 12 Dec 11.30 Coffee morning All welcome The Blue Bell Sun 16 Dec 10.30 Church Holy Communion Led by Rev Michael Ruff EOTH All Saints Church

Come along to our fun history/Christmas quiz where the proceeds on the night will be doubled by the History Group and donated to prostate cancer research

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ENTRY £1 MEMBERS £2 NON MEMBERS Raffle & Free buffet Winner to receive the David Harrison commemorative shield.

Sun 16 Dec 18.00 Quiz Teams of 4, £5 per head, includes supper The Blue Bell

Sun 2 Dec 10.30 Church Benefice Holy Communion Led by Rev Philip Davies King's Cliffe

Weds 19 Dec 11.30 Coffee morning All welcome Blue Bell

Weds 5 Dec Coffee morning All welcome The Blue Bell

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Sun 23 Dec 9.00 Church Holy Communion (BCP) Mon 3 Dec 19.00 Led by Rev Philip Davies History Group David Harrison Memorial EOTH All Saints Church Quiz Evening Mon 24 Dec 14.30 All welcome £1 Church members / £2 nonPosada Christmas members Crib Service Village Hall Led by Rev Philip Davies

Sun 9 Dec 16.30 Church Service of Lessons and Carols

History Group Charity Quiz Evening

Sun 30 Dec 10.30 Church Holy Communion Led by Canon Michael Wilson EOTH All Saints Church

November & December 2018

Stamford Youth Bridge Academy FREE COACHING for all levels: Starter Bridge, Minibridge and Bridge for young people age 8 - 16. Come along on November 4, 11, 18 and 25, December 2 and 9, 3.00-5.00pm at Stamford Bridge Club, Exeter Gardens PE9 2RN. Come with a friend or on your own (grandparents and parents are very welcome!) and make new friends too! Fun competitions and prizes every week. Get in touch by email: marcusstamfordwitt@gmail.com for an application form.

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