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Kingsland News September 2015 The summer of weddings is drawing to a close, and I have learnt what it feels like to be on the other side of things as Jonathan our eldest son got married this year. An emotional moment as they fly the nest finally to make a public commitment to another (Hannah in his case) and to see the joy of the moment and the celebrations that all help to mark this event as a highlight of life. We travelled to Oxfordshire and family travelled from as far as Cornwall. Four grandfathers were pictured together and a celebration of bringing together two families. September for us holds a visit to Japan and to the city of Nagasaki where Nick’s grandfather was a prisoner of war and who was an eyewitness to the atomic bomb that fell on August 9th 1945 and for him was a saving moment, as he didn’t think he would survive much longer. He did infact live until 1998 and we have happy memories of times in Cornwall visiting him. He didn’t talk about that time but kept a diary which gave insight into his time as a prisoner of war at that time. There is to be a commemoration service in

Nagasaki to remember those who were prisoners of war and a monument unveiled by a group in Japan and we (along with Nick’s sister and his cousin and his aunt) will be going along. This too will be an emotional event, as difficult times are remembered and reconciliation sought. As an aside, Jonathan (the married son) will be playing in the RAF band at the service in London in August to remember VJ day so all in all a family affair. In our churches in the month of September we will be looking into the letter of James. A time to learn more about those who grappled with faith in the early days after the time of Jesus and to see if we can find help for our own lives as we grapple with the things that affect our lives and the those we love. Our community is important and I hope that you will engage with the future of the Post Office and seek to make sure there are gathering points and places of importance within our village and that we participate in helping the lives of those around us. The teddies arrived in Syria!! What a symbol of love and hope to those


who are alone and in difficulty. Please pray that those places in the Middle East from which people are fleeing, will find hope and freedom from fear, will find peace, and that those who seek to maim and disable will see the errors of their ways. Jesus said “I have come that they might have abundant life” John 10.10 – may all God’s people have abundant life I pray. Amen Julie

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Mortimer Medical Practice More news from your patients participation group (PPG) - September The Annual Patients Survey 2015: Your PPG has now produced a set of answers to the questions that were raised in the Survey. These can be seen either on line at the practice website ( or on printed copies available at the surgeries, Yarpole Church Shop, Shobdon or Wigmore Stores. The Practice wishes to thank all those who completed the Survey. Staff News: Welcome to Dr. Corbett. She joins the practice as a partner on 1st September but you may have met her when she was covering as part of Dr. Kemp’s maternity leave. Sadly we say farewell to Dr. Turnbull, who is returning to Wales. Please remember your PPG is happy to find out the answers to any queries you may have. Your local representatives are, as follows: Brian Taylor 01568-612201 or Val Ainsworth: 01568-78087 or (Kingsland).



Royal British Legion Branch Meetings The annual Summer Lunch on 19th July was a full house and raised £563. Our thanks go to Mrs Pickering for the excellent venue and to her and Mrs Roberts for the first class catering. The “Special Event” on 3rd August at the Corners Inn was also very fully supported raising a further £450. The Parson had to do a one-man show in the absence of his partner but the evening was nevertheless a great success. Again our thanks go to all at the Corners Inn for the quality of the meal and their hospitality, and to Mrs Roberts for all the arrangements. Annual General Meeting As previously announced the AGM will be held at the Corners Inn on Monday 7th September at 7.30pm. A copy of the Agenda has been circulated to members and supporters who are requested to give the meeting their full support. The last meeting in 2014 barely met the requirement of a true quorum, so please try to attend.

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Richard Hall’s 80th. Richard Hall recently hosted a party at Luctonians’ Sports Club to celebrate his 80th birthday. A representative section of people attended reflecting Richard’s many friends and interests. Terence provided an excellent buffet and during the evening that knock- about comedy duo Norm and Tomo dissected Richard’s life and for good measure verbally filleted at least one guest from each table. Despite consistently reminding us that it had never been his intention to say anything, Richard then took us on a trip down memory lane with several diversions. Thanks to his generosity in picking up the evening’s bar tab I still cannot remember how he got on to the topics of Hitler and the Nuremberg Trials. But he did! Thank you Richard and Annabelle for giving us all such a memorable evening. Huw Davies

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Website Weobley Theatre Goers Thank you to all those who have sent money towards the new seats at Malvern Theatre! If you would like to donate, but haven’t yet done so, it’s not too late. We already have enough for one chair, but it would be lovely if we could either donate a more expensive seat or, even perhaps, two. Please send me a cheque and I will make sure it goes as one donation from Weobley Theatre Goers – for which there will be a plaque outside the stalls or circle of the theatre. We can sponsor a seat for £350, £250 or £150. Even if it’s only for a couple of pounds, it all adds up. Every little helps! For further information contact me on 01544 318513 or Kate Best



Brownie Big Tea. Kingsland brownies recently held a ‘Big Tea’ Event to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice. They would like to thank sincerely all who supported the event which produce £125 for hospice funds. If you have a daughter who might wish to join the Brownies, please ask her to read the article below, and then contact Mrs Val Davis on 01568 708681. What is it like to be a Brownie? In my time as a Brownie, I made countless friends and was given wonderful opportunities. One thing that I will remember about Brownies is all the things I learnt and practised to earn my variety of badges. We did things from stargazing to artist badges which gave us experience over a wide range of activities. Of course, the people all Brownies have to thank for their years of fun are the leaders, our Owls. They work hard to ensure that we all have the best time ever, organising trips, Pack Holidays, badges and evening meetings. Without their dedication, Brownies would be nothing. To be a Brownie means hard work but fun at the same time. Challenging yourself, working as

a team and breaking sports records are just a few of the things being a Brownie can offer - a way of expressing yourself, having fun with others, meeting new people and seeing them turn into children like yourself and having fun all year round. I loved my time as a Brownie and will treasure the three eventful years I had there.

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Thank you to all who supported Pop Up Opera’s wonderful performance of “The Italian Girl in Algiers”. Together we raised over £500 for the Church restoration. You can hear more about our plans for 2015/16 at our 2nd SMAAAK Annual General Meeting, which takes place on 3 October at 6pm in Kingsland Church immediately before The Arcadia Music Festival. All are most welcome. Our Autumn Calendar of events starts on September 12th with our 2nd h. Art 2015 at Kingsland Church where we are delighted to showcase 16 talented local artists. Come and enjoy brilliant work from Andrew Eastwood, Shannon Donovan, Brontë Woodruff, Ruth Zuleika Cameron-Swan, Susie Cawley, Jane Keay, Victoria Keeble, Phil Lane, Jane Tudge, Kim Davis, Mary Simpson, Laura Rowlatt, Thelma Ayre, Jenny Pearce, Paul Caton and Mary Stevens. Our SMAAAK Autumn programme continues with Saturday 3 October - Arcadia Music Festival, Kingsland Church, 7.30pm Directed by Thomas Bowes and Eleanor Alberga, the exhilarating Arcadia Music Festival makes a welcome comeback to Kingsland Church as part of its Herefordshire tour. Ticket price TBA. See separate article opposite. Friday 6 November – “Bond”, Luctonians Sports Club, 7.30pm Yes, it really is James Bond! – older but still wisecracking. International performer Gavin Robertson presents his latest physical cartoon style adventure in which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet. Ticket price £25 includes a 2 course dinner and prize quiz. Bond-themed dress code positively encouraged or come as you are! 27 November – 14 December – “The Light” Art Exhibition, Kingsland Church In the darkest time of the year and celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Light, Charles MacCarthy has invited selected artists to interpret the universal theme of Light in a variety of media. Free entry All tickets from Kingsland Post Office or T: 01568 709579 or on the door (please check ticket availability in advance).


Arcadia Festival 2015 We are fortunate to have two exceptional international musicians, Thomas Bowes [violinist] and Eleanor Alberga [ composer & concert pianist] living nearby and bringing us the ever-expanding Arcadia Festival, now in its sixth year. Eleanor has been invited to compose a piece that will be performed this year at the Last Night of the Proms. Tom played for us at the inaugural meeting of The Friends of St Michael & All Angels (SMAAAK) and brought the festival to Kingsland for the first time last year. This year, the theme will be Youth, Age & Love. There will be 10 internationally renowned instrumentalists. If you have not been to previous Arcadia concerts please try to attend one or all of them this year – you will not be disappointed. 1. Thursday 1 October 7.30pm The Sun Inn Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine – free taster 2. Friday 2 October 3.00pm Community Centre Leintwardine – film ‘The Last Quartet’ [Ziberman] four of the Arcadia musicians will be there for discussion afterwards. 3. Friday 2 October 7.30pm concert St Mary Magdalene - music by Dvorak, Alberga, Beethoven. 4. Saturday 3 October at Aardvark Books Brampton Bryan – poet Pele Cox reads from her collection ‘The Mistress’s Account’. 5. Saturday 3 October 7.30pm concert St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland - music by Dohnanyi, Brahms & Spohr. 6. Sunday 4 October 4.0pm concert at St Giles Downton-on-theRock - music by Barber, Janacek & Beethoven. Full details: Tickets from Kingsland Post Office or call 01568 709579


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Kingsland Flower Show, 1st August, 2015 The Show day was pleasant and sunny, which was a contrast to the mixed weather we have experienced since May. It is possible that the weather had an impact on the lower number of entries in the vegetable classes but there can be no excuse for the considerably fewer entries in the crafts and children’s Divisions. Helped by some gentle persuasion, the level of entries in the floral and produce classes was reasonable and there was also a moderate level of entries in most other Divisions. The floral displays were splendid in all their classes, including the President's Prize where, disappointingly, there were only three beautiful but very different displays. There were also some fine quality entries in the produce section, especially in the “Carrot Cake” class. The Wine section entries maintained their level, so maybe a few more of you need take an interest in “home brewing” to boost numbers. The Craft classes produced few entries but they were all of a high quality. The Junior Classes produced some excellent entries especially in the “Lego Model” and the “decorated biscuits” sections but overall entries were disappointing low especially in the upper age group. Although there were some splendid creations amongst the “flower from recycled materials” entries, overall the numbers in the Open Section and Family Section were much lower than usual – perhaps we are not recycling enough?

The cups and prizes, presented this year by David Noon, were as keenly contested as ever. Many of the regular names were successful, but it was also good to see some new names and village newcomers featuring amongst the prizes list. The Garden Stall again proved popular and thanks are due to those who donated items for this part of the Show. Thank you to all who submitted entries, judged, visited the Show, bought raffle tickets, gave prizes and donations, because without your support it would not have been possible. The Show has become a regular feature of the village and it is a good opportunity for people to get together and display their horticultural, art and catering skills. However, without support from more villagers, the Show could die out. If you did not enter or visit, you do not appreciate what you have missed. You are earnestly encouraged to give thought to supporting next year’s Show. The date for next year’s Show is provisionally 6th August 2016 but this will be confirmed at the AGM in January 2016, so with adequate notice there is no excuse for not being a part of it. Last, but not least, I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Committee and the many other volunteer helpers for working so hard and putting their time into ensuring the Show ran so well. Chris Southgate Committee)



17 Cup and Trophy Winners: Silver Challenge Cup (highest show points total): Perpetual Novice Challenge Cup: Reg Mayall Cup (floral arranging): FH Webster Cup (vegetables): Floral Produce Association Cup: Vera Lloyd Cup (best recipe cake) Lugg Cookery Challenge Cup: Southgate Wine Challenge Cup: Kingsland Wine Cup: Cecily Sash Cup: (Photography) Produce Association Cup (white potatoes): Garden Produce Cup (coloured potatoes): Harold Watkinson Trophy (best rose): Kingsland Challenge Cup (vegetables): Junior Challenge Cup (highest points total): Handicrafts Challenge Cup: (Art) Priday Novice Floral Cup: Judith Barker Challenge Cup (Men Division): Lady Alethea’s Cup (5 and under) Lady Alethea's Cup (9 and under) Lady Alethea's Cup (15 and under) Edna Pugh Cup John Bufton Prize (best in vegetable class): President’s Prize: John Tedstone Prize:

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Church Services in the Benefice for September Sunday 6th September 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Eardisland Sunday 13pmSeptember * 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey 9.30 am Mattins Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Communion (CW) Kingsland Sunday 20th September 9.30 am Holy Communion CW Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Communion (BCP) Kingsland 3.30 pm Harvest Festival Leinthall Earls th 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Kingsland Sunday 27pmSeptember 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Communion (CW) Kingsland 6.30 pm Choral Evensong (BCP) Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Communion BCP * Please note that Sunday School at Kingsland Church begins again after the holiday at the 11.0’clock service on 13th September and our theme will be 'Jerusalem - why is it such a special place?' Services at the Methodist Churches this month, at 11 am unless otherwise stated: September: 6th 13th 20th 27th

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The Parish Diary 2015 September 3rd Hospice Friends Coffee Morning 7th RBL AGM th 9 W. I. ‘Running a farm B & B’ Mrs R. Prosser 12th SMAAAK event hArt 2015 12th KMGT Open Meeting 19th The Teddy Trust – Prize Bingo October 3rd SMAAAK event Arcadia Music Festival th 14 W. I. ‘Feel Good’ David Barrie November 6th SMAAAK Event “Bond” 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts 21st Winter Wonderland Christmas Event 27th SMAAAK event ‘The Light’ Art Exhibition th 28 Benefice Service for Advent

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

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This event, held at the Corners Inn to raise funds to support Macmillan Nurses, was most enjoyable and attracted widespread support. Congratulations to the organisers in raising £1010.57

A new Charity Shop is opening shortly in aid of the Herefordshire Samaritans, at 63, Whitecross Road, Hereford, opposite Bayham’s garage. If anyone has any clothes or bric-a-brac to donate please leave them at the shop, or we can arrange to collect, ring Rae on 01432 274800 or Jan on 01568 770007 to arrange. We would appreciate any offers to help in the shop and as many of your plastic shopping bags as you can spare. The use of these premises has been generously provided (free of charge) by local developer Darren Socket.

Nature Notes 12/8/15 Perhaps the most unusual sight of the month was to find the body of a Sparrow Hawk surrounded by its feathers on the bank of the mill tail. Any suggestions as to how this may have happened? Figs are now ripening


by stages and are delicious to eat raw. A young, fully-fledged Wren was found stunned on tiles outside the sun room window. After being placed on an inside mat for a considerable time, it flew off to face the next hazard. Swallows are starting to lay their second clutch of eggs. Their first hatch is building up muscle and they apparently love flying in, out, and round about their old home. Two dead hedgehogs have been seen on the main road – quite an unusual sight due to their seriously reduced numbers. Badgers perhaps? Rooks return briefly for a quick look around with much noise, before clearing off again. Pheasant poults are being delivered to the various shoots. The report of Grouse on Bircher Common not confirmed. The river is very low, with talk of some wells drying up. Odd showers have been very regional. Wheat and Oats crops are almost ripe and Apples increase in size daily. Raspberries are very slow in ripening – too dry! Some leaves are already falling for the same reason. September soon! It could be a wet one! R.W.H.

Luctonians Sports Club All sections are pro-active with many people, young and old, making good use of the ground and its facilities. The club-house when prepared, tables laid, flowers with ceiling decorations added, creates a wonderful spectacle for a wedding reception. Senior committee members and staff meet each Friday morning to review the past week’s

programme and to plan for the following week. Another challenge being met is the raising of funds to add to a substantial grant for building a changing block behind the cricket pavilion. This will be an all-the-yearround asset for numerous sections. Rugby training under way as another season fast approaches. A very competitive league to be met, perhaps size of players is an issue. They will be fit! R.W.H.

Concert at Weobley The New Rope String Band’s Final Tour includes a concert on Friday, 4th Sept at Weobley Village Hall – Doors open 6.45pm. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they need a rest. But, before these ageing folkcabaret artistes go their separate ways, they are doing a farewell lap of honour, a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music. For diehard audiences it's a chance to say goodbye. For those who've never seen them, wake up, this is your last chance! Tickets available from Weobley Post Office and Lyn Bruce. (01544 319143) email: Ticket prices have been held at the 2013 rate of Adults £10 and children £6.




Kingsland Bowling Club – our news from mid-July

as spectators don’t fight shy of making teasing comments while games go on.

August already, though our green is still wonderfully green – thanks to our Avonmore contractors, our Green Superintendent Albert Brigden and all those who maintain its emerald splendour. The brambles round our hedges have also been wonderfully green – but as always we are grateful to our generous members who trim and cut and mow. The summer carpark continues to be an excellent addition to our facilities – just take the little road towards Kingsland church - it’s on the right. (Why not visit the church as well? It is a calm and beautiful medieval place.)

Meanwhile, our gallant men’s rink will have been to fly the Herefordshire flag in the national finals at Leamington on 16th August – Joe Scamp (our lovely chairman), Malcolm Morgan (our lovely captain), John Culver and Casey Jones (also lovely but not on the committee), haven’t you done well!

It’s hard to believe that we are at the tail-end of the outdoor season, but the Tarmac League and Hereford Men’s League have finished. Some of us are already thinking about winter bowling with the indoor club based at the Leominster Bridge Street Sports Centre - KBC usually fields an ‘indooroutdoor’ team there. Recently we have enjoyed games with Tenbury, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster, St Martins and Wellington. These days, it is obligatory to have at least one ‘lady’ on each rink, and some ladies are more than capable of rolling to the far end of the rink!! It’s always good to see the opposition on home ground – of course we play to win, but we also play to socialise. There’s plenty of banter on and off the green, excellent refreshments (more little sausage rolls please, some of us live for them!) and the chance to win the raffle afterwards. In the club competitions, a good range of singles, pairs, triples and rinks has been played, with several exciting one-day contests at weekends. We’ve been lucky with the weather, and have only had to delay one pairs contest as we were temporarily waterlogged. Finals Day will have been staged on Saturday 22nd August; great fun,

We have a CLUB NIGHT every TUESDAY in the summer season from about 6 pm – visitors are welcome to come and try the game and see our excellent facilities, which include a county standard green and a well-stocked bar. We are currently offering 6 free coaching sessions for new members. OUR WEBSITE: this is under construction and will be up and running shortly – watch this space! If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact Committee Members: Club Secretary Joan Brigden 01568 615962 Vice-Chairman Robert Parker-Morgan 01568 709331





Battlefield Project

SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 10.30am, at Croft Castle in the Beer Tent during the weekend re-enactment event to mark the battle

UPDATE AND NEWS AUGUST 2015 Purpose of the project In the first place we were charged with trying to identify, more accurately, the site of the battle. This is in order for Historic England (English Heritage) to designate Mortimer’s Cross as an officially registered battlefield site. This is a long-term aim that could take several years. For this reason we are affiliated to and supported by the Battlefields Trust Equally important is to raise the profile of the battle in the local and wider community, to support schools in their work on local history, to provide information and events for local people and tourists alike and, in the process, help protect sensitive sites and increase revenue for local business. What has happened so far?  Over 50 people have already expressed an interest in joining the project, many of them following the walk of the site in April 2015  We have a new logo designed by Richard Weaver  Greg Archer (Battlefields Trust) is going to run a newsletter  Investigations, led by specialists, are following through on likely sites. Some of these may lead us to a more precise location. We are concerned to keep all investigations of this type under the auspices of the specialists so that evidence gathered holds credibility  It is intended to develop a better picture of the land and roadways as they were 1461  Mortimer’s Cross Inn have agreed to host a visitor center and be the venue for meetings in the future  A small group is overseeing the preparation towards applying for funding for expert help at the right time  We intend to plan a series of regular events each year, including various guided walks, to raise the profile of the battle


Who Is Involved? The project is being overseen locally by Ian Maddox from Shobdon and Patricia Pothecary from Kingsland. They are supported by a group of local people with skills in administration, design and fundraising. We are also supported by battlefield experts from further afield, including Anthony Rich from the Battlefields Trust and a nd Dr Glenn Faord reader in Battlefield Archeology at Huddersfield University. What do we need to do next?  Agree the terms of the project  Decide whether we should take a subscription from members for smallscale initial activity,  Set up a timetable of actions You are invited to discuss these crucial first steps at the inaugural meeting - no need to book Any questions? Contact: Patricia Pothecary 01568 708597 On the day: Ian Maddox 07880 966050 Patricia Pothecary 079747 12169


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Choral Workshop Presteigne


On Saturday 19th September, Kington Choral Society’s conductor, Roger Langford, will be leading a day-long workshop on Brahms’ Requiem, in the Assembly Rooms, Broad St, Presteigne, LD8 2AD. This sublime choral work, which will be sung in English on the day, is sacred, but nonliturgical, and one of the composer’s longest works. Places cost £12 + £2 music hire (bring your own score if you have one: we will be using the Pilkington book). Pre-booking essential - application forms available from 07968044853 or Registration is from 9.30am, singing starts at 10.00 and will continue to 4.30 with lunch and refreshment breaks. (Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee available on the day).



Weobley & District Local History Society The next meeting will be on September 23rd at 7.30 at Hopelands, Weobley’s Village Hall when after a short meeting, we will hear from Jon Hurley who will tell us about the History of Wine in the UK and Herefordshire. Jon has worked in almost every aspect of the wine trade from picking sodden grapes in Chablis in a three week long downpour in the 60s, to fining, bottling, labelling, buying and selling. He has travelled the wine world, from Barolo to Chile, from Beaune to Oregon, from Campania to California, imbibing wine and knowledge with the men and women who magic this irresistible tipple from their own grapes, and who are so generous in sharing it. Having been in the wine industry for more than forty years Jon has amassed, and forgotten, more than most. He has published several books including Wine for Game and Fish, and A Matter of Taste. He and his wife Heather, a local historian, run their ‘unique’ wineweekends (est. 1973) from Hoarwithy. ( ) He is President of The Herefordshire Fine Wine Society and has been since its inception in 1989, and still likes sneaking off to poke around in foreign cellars and eat regional delicacies among the vines. The Telegraph said: ‘A love affair with wine has blessed Jon with a nose and palate more subtle than a leg-spinner's wrist. He has the wit, too, to transmit his enthusiasm without wine snobbery.’ Do come and listen to Jon, he certainly sounds interesting. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Julie Peacock


 Extensions  Renovations  Groundworks  Hard Landscaping

Tel: 01432 611084 Mob: 07870355734


Mark Lee Debono

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Plans Drawn and Approved Extensions Alterations Refurbishment Commercial Fit-out Project and Cost Management

35 years’ experience. All our labour consists of safety-audited competent tradespersons.

Telephone 01568 708714 Mobile 07951 212812 email:



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Kingsland News September 2015  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More information on

Kingsland News September 2015  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More information on