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Kingsland News August 2014 What a Summer: opera comes to Kingsland, a stunning Jungle Book production by the school, the launch of a new guide book for the church by Trish Pothecary, the Teme Valley Young Farmers’ Choir go to the national finals and come 2nd and much more! Everyone keeps saying to me that they are making the most of the weather because it is bound to stop soon, but so far it hasn’t. I’m praying that it will continue until the end of my holiday in August when I’m off camping with my family. I don’t much like camping in the rain, so I hope even you farmers will say a prayer for me? After all you need me from time to time! I hope you will all find time to recharge your batteries sometime this Summer/early Autumn or when the harvest is in. It is necessary to function properly. I always find a trip to the sea, or the top of a hill does the job (mountains are really too much for me), then everything fits back into place and I realise how small I am in the grand scheme of things. A place without a telephone or computer contact is the best way

to start to unwind, and I know I’m truly away when I take off my watch. As teachers and families grab holiday time and leave the routine of the school day, tourists from other parts of the country travel to Herefordshire and Kingsland to find beauty and interest. We have a rich history here and we need to work out how we impart what we know, that visitors might leave here refreshed and with a thirst for more knowledge about the Mortimers etc and wanting to come back and find out more! In the midst of the Summer, on the weekend of August 17th, there will be an evening of Young Farmers’ Entertainment, a Ploughman’s Platter and Pimms, good company, and rolling countryside as the church and Young farmers join forces for one night only! See further on for details and come along and enjoy. The following weekend there is a Songs of Praise in the church on August 24th. You can choose a hymn if you would like and write


something about why it is special to you and give it to one of the churchwardens. Come and sing the favourites that are chosen, and raise the roof…. It’s firmly in place now after the expensive work done on it!! ‘Summer and winter and springtime and harvest; sun, moon and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness, to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.’ Thanks be to God. Julie

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Luctonians Sports Club I showed a couple of Australian visitors the facilities now available the other evening. It was a good time, with Cricket Nets in progress, Ladies Rounders practice ongoing, a stream of cars arriving for Rugby Practice, whilst the Grandstand created an impressive backdrop to the well-mown ground. Next day the group was involved with the clubhouse in setting up for a wedding. The retiring club administrator is on a well-earned holiday in Turkey. Cricket is going well, with three senior teams and coaching for youngsters continuing. Croquet is also popular. A list of table days for home 1st XV matches is published, with some bookings already taking place. Lots happening! R.W.H. Weobley Theatre Goers I have had particular difficulty in finding anything appropriate for us to go to for a Christmas treat this year it’s either pantomime or The Nutcracker - again! It’s a wonderful dance, but we have already been to see it twice. I have ended up with booking something we have already seen, but, because I remember walking out of the theatre with everyone smiling and singing the songs and dancing down the aisles, think it is worth seeing again. And, amazingly, it is 3 years since we saw it. The show in question is Top Hat. Some of you may wish to see it again, and there will also be lots of ‘new’ theatre-goers, who have not had the opportunity to see this wonderfully

enjoyable show before. Music by Irving Berlin - Let’s Face The Music & Dance, Cheek to Cheek, Isn’t It A Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain). A triple Olivier Award winner, direct from its tremendous success in the West End, it brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tapdancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. The date is Wednesday 26th November and the coach will leave Bell Square, Weobley at 11.30 for the 2.30pm performance at Bristol Hippodrome, arriving back at about 7.30pm. Payment please of £51, by cheque payable to Kate Best, by 12th September at the latest. The seats are in the circle, rows D and E (middle) or to the side of rows A and B. If you have a preference for which seats you have, please let me know when you pay. Clearly, those who pay earliest will have better choice. For more information, call me on 01544 318513, Kate Best

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by Mrs Roberts, Mrs Pickering and their helpers. Blessed with fine weather, the event raised a considerable sum, to be finalised next month.

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived; felt dawn; saw sunset glow; Loved and were loved; and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe. To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch. Be yours to hold it high. If you break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. John McRae (died 1918) (This poem is published, at the request of Jean Barbour, to commemorate the beginning, 100 years ago, of the Great War, 1914-18. Jean received her hand-written copy of the poem from the late Jill Probyn. Ed.)

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WI/RBL event on 5th July was a great success, with a range of activities and stalls. In all, it raised £259 and the WI have kindly donated their share to the Poppy Appeal. We wish to thank all those who helped in preparing for and running the show. Our quiz and draw night raised nearly £90, thanks as always to a good quiz and generous draw prizes. Summer Lunch The Summer Lunch saw another full house thanks, as always, to the excellent catering

Quiz Night 4th August This will be held in the upper dining room of the Corners and will start at 7.00pm – PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER TIME. If you intend to come, please inform Mrs Roberts (708483) and give your choice of meal (steak or fish) so that we may alert the Corners Inn of likely numbers. PLEASE DO NOT BRING DRAW PRIZES! Lights Out. I would ask everyone in the village to remember the declaration of war on 4th August 1914 at 11.00pm. At that time, please turn off all your lights, and place a single candle in a window. The RBL is trying to make this a nation-wide act of remembrance. Gordon Browne (Chairman) Freddie’s Bingo We would like to say a very big Thank you to everyone who supported us by donating prizes, giving donations and coming to the Bingo Night With your help we raised a fantastic one thousand pounds for Freddie’s aftercare, so thank you all very much, Betty Lister


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News from the Post Office. To those of you about to embark on overseas trips, may we remind you that we stock Euros and U.S. Dollars. P.O. rates for Euros are currently very competitive! All other currencies can be obtained in 24 hours provided the order is placed before 1.00 o’clock. Travel insurance is also available. We were amazed only this week to serve someone who was not aware that cash withdrawals for all major banks and building societies could be made at the Post Office! Roger Brookes, our lovely sculptor, who lives at Ivy House, brought me in a Post Card that had been sent from Kingsland Post Office 107 years ago! Amazing! He had found it on the internet. Very best wishes for a lovely rest of the summer, Jean Barbour




Dear Villagers, What a great summer….!

Mango cheesecakes, chocolate raspberry mousse and Eton Mess.

Lots of chances to enjoy eating outside with family and friends. Favourites here at the tea room this month are: Mediterranean chicken casserole, homemade brie & red onion tartlets, banana & caramel Eton Mess, summer fruit flan, tayberry & almond tart and our amazing cream teas.

We sadly have recently said goodbye to Bethanya but are delighted that she has taken up the offer a full time job with Richard and Sue at The Corners so you will all see her there. We all wish her the best of luck in the future.

We are having a really fantastic last few months at the Garden. It is lovely to be able to welcome back so many old friends; we will miss all our regulars when we close on Saturday 13th September. However don’t forget you will still be able to order whole cakes, desserts and savoury dishes from Sam to help when you have guests. Food Fair time is upon us and Sam has been giving talks at Shobdon and Ludlow food fairs on Gluten Free cooking. He explained the challenge of cooking without gluten in the ‘pop up kitchen’ and demonstrated his delicious summer fruit flan and Lemon Eton Mess. He will also be sending a wide variety of Scrummy Bites desserts to The Coeliac Fair in October. Wedding season is here and Sam has plenty to keep him busy making sure the food is delicious for three couples on their special days. The Brookes guests had 300 mini desserts for their guests to enjoy at the evening do:


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Caplor Farm Pupils from St James Primary School in Hereford enjoyed a Farm Walk at Caplor Farm, learning about Renewable Energy as part of their end of term Science celebrations last week. 28 Year 4 students plus their teachers visited the farm, outside Fownhope, to see renewable energy in action and to learn how it can help when facing the challenges of Climate Change. Among the sights on offer for the children were Solar Panels, a wind turbine and a wood-burning biomass boiler. The children especially enjoyed seeing just how much electricity was produced that day, and hearing how the technology worked. Engaging children with the concept of sustainability and clean energy generation is vital if we are

to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the impact of climate change now and in the future. Other highlights of the morning included chickens, pedigree Herefordshire cattle and farm machinery. Otto Wye, Age 9, said “ My favourite part of the day was getting to see what it’s like inside a Combine Harvester.” Are you looking for something to do with the children in the holidays? Caplor Farm is on the Wye Valley Walk. Why not take a nature trail and see how big Caplor’s wind turbine is. Caplor Farm is open to schools again from September and if you are a teacher looking for engaging, educational school visits, email to find out how your school could participate. Kika Patrick


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Half a Monty at Moss Hill Farm, Monkland, by kind permission of A Vaughan & Family

On 17th August 2014 6pm onwards A night of YFC Entertainment and quizzes Including the National Teme Valley YFC Choir Ploughman’s Platter, Glass of Pimms, Strawberries Tickets £10 £6 for under 16s under 5s free Tickets essential! contact: Julie Read 01568 708255 Isabel Probert 07772 024421 Chris Vaughan 07772 258263 Tickets available at Kingsland Post Office



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THERE’S NO RIGHT OR WRONG WITH SCIENCE When was the last time you explored why and how everyday things happen? Well children from three Herefordshire schools had a chance to do just that after a visit from ‘Lab in a Lorry’. They got to experiment with things and understand why the sky is blue and even how to save a patient who has swallowed a foreign object. Kingspan Insulation partnered up with the Institute of Physics to get the 44ft lorry-lab to visit Wigmore, Lady Hawkins’ and Earl Mortimer secondary schools earlier this year. With three distinct lab areas in the lorry, groups of up to six young people at a time took part in experiments delivered by volunteers. There were no right or wrong answers, and the sessions were not about teaching physics, but rather designed to connect the children with the subject, and encourage their curiosity and questions. We’ve all seen the legendary image of an opera singer breaking a wine glass, well the children had the chance to go one better and use a strobe light to see how a wine glass moves and bends with light, the results were very interesting as the glass appeared to wobble like a clay pot on a potter’s wheel! Science can sometimes be viewed as boring and not relevant to everyday life but every sector in our economy has been transformed by technology. A strong understanding of science and engineering is fundamental to much of the work done at Kingspan Insulation, whether it be developing the latest cutting edge products or providing technical support to contractors on the ground. Initiatives like this are part of the reason why Kingspan Insulation recently won a Herefordshire Diamond County Award, as they understand the importance of contributing to Herefordshire whether that is through employment, local sourcing, education programmes, road safety initiatives as well as the work of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.


Church Services in the Benefice for August Sunday 3rd August 9.30 am NO FAMILY SERVICE IN AUGUST Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) Kingsland st 11.00 am Special Service to remember start of 1 WW Aymestrey th 6.00 Evening Prayer (benefice) Eardisland Sunday 10pm August 8.00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Mattins (BCP) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland Sunday 17th August 9.30 am Holy Eucharist CW Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 3.30 pm Lammas Comm. Service. Picnic in the park. Leinthall Earls th 6.00 Benefice Evening Prayer Kingsland Sunday 24pm August 11.00 am Benefice Songs of Praise Kingsland st Sunday 31 August 8.00 am Holy Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Eucharist (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 6.30 pm Choral Evensong (BCP) Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday at Kingsland unless otherwise stated: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, at 11 am unless otherwise stated: August:

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The Parish Diary 2014 August 4th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.00 pm 9th Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall from 2.00 pm 12th Coffee Morning for bench in memory of Jill Probyn Park House 10 – 12 noon 17th Half a Monty (Church and YFC fund-raiser) Moss Hill Fm., Monkland from 6.00 pm 25th SMAAAK Spud growing weigh in (Details tba) Angel Inn lunch time September 1st RBL Social Evening Corners 7.00 pm 6th to 14th SMAAAK event: hArt Exhibition Kingsland Church tba th 10 W.I. ‘Cooking in Private Service’ Mrs Janet Wall Coronation Hall 7.30 pm October 4th Church Choir at RSCM Celebration Day Cathedral 4.15 pm 4th SMAAAK Event; Thomas Bowes and Arcadia Festival Tour Church 7.30 pm 6th RBL Social Evening Corners 7.45 pm 8th W.I. ‘Showing for W. I. Competitions’ Mrs Pat Smith Coronation Hall 7.30 pm th 16 Church Harvest Festival and Supper Church tba November 3rd RBL Annual General Meeting Corners 7.30 pm 9th Remembrance Sunday Church 10.30 for 10 50 am 12th W.I. ‘Dressing Table Items from the Past’ Mrs Colette Gray Coronation Hall 7.30 pm December 10th W.I. ‘Canapés and Nibbles for Christmas’ Mrs Rosemary Evans Coronation Hall 7.30 pm (Editor’s note: Events for this item need to be submitted by 15th of preceding month with clear instructions on the entry – place, time, date & title are essential information. Where more than one month’s notice is given, items will automatically be repeated unless contrary instructions are received.)



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At the July meeting we arranged our August outing to Llangoed Hall. Our speaker for the evening was Mrs Kathy Knill who demonstrated the art of gift wrapping. When she ran a gift shop in Bath she always made sure that every purchase was gift wrapped before it left the shop. Customers were so taken with her skill that they brought in articles not bought from her to be wrapped. This developed into demonstrating for groups. Any paper can be used – brown paper or even wallpaper. Mrs Knill used coloured tissue paper for very decorative parcels. She uses fabric off cuts for bows and also real ribbon rather than curling ribbon. Apart from rectangular boxes she also wrapped awkward shapes, bottles and circular boxes and showed how gift bags could be made using wallpaper samples. Our next meeting will be on Sept 10th when Mrs Janet Wall will speak on ‘Cooking in Private Service.’ All are welcome to attend. Pat Hughes

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Kingsland Flower Show As you will see from the advertisement on the back cover, the show will be held in the Coronation Hall on Saturday 9th August. The Schedules were distributed with the June edition of Parish News, so you should all be busying yourselves in anticipation. We look forward to a good number of entries in all classes. If you have not taken part before, now is the time. It is a village Show and we hope that everyone will either participate with entries or come along and view those of others. Refreshments will be available, so there is no excuse. A reminder for those successful winners of cups at last year's Show, we would ask you to return them as soon as possible to either Carol Davies (9 Orchard Close) or Jean Barbour (Village Post Office) please. We look forward to seeing you at the Show. KFS Committee.

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Nature Notes (12/7/14) It was good to hear of the successful rearing of a brood of Spotted Flycatchers in the village – the silent visitor. Not so good to hear the loud thump on the outside house window and to find a dead young Song Thrush, having made a fatal mistake. Two hatches of Swallows enjoying the warm weather as they perfect their flying skills with a game of ‘Chase the Leader.’ A second clutch of eggs any time soon! A third Hornet killed inside the house. Myxamatosis is rife in North Kingsland – not pretty, but a relief for those with pride in their gardens. The Rooks have gone ‘Fly about’ – presumably joined with others somewhere. I have observed huge growth of trees, hedgerows and roadside verges this year – was it the wet Spring? I enjoyed a ¾lb. Brown Trout in perfect condition cooked à la Mrs Beaton in tin foil. The fruit is expanding daily on a variety of trees – Fig and Plums, especially! It is fascinating to see a number of small bumble bees returning to their nest holes in the lawn. I’m not sure what is below ground level. To see some young Wrens flitting around gives me great pleasure – little bird, loud song. The sequence of flowers continues – Poppies in various shades. Enjoy the Summer! R.W.H. 

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why not join us and learn to ring? Beginning in September this year a five week course of 10 lessons (two a week) will be held at Kingsland and Eardisland so join us and book your place now. The cost of £25 for the full course will be made. (On average £2.50 a lesson is excellent value) Call Pat on 01544 340295 or email If you hear us ringing on a Monday evening, do come and see what we are doing and have a chat. You are most welcome! Bo Hollingshurst

Message from the Bellringers. Part of the magic of living in an English village such as this is the sound of the church bells. We ring them for Sunday Service, to celebrate the joy of weddings and village festivals and sadly when loved ones are laid to rest. We ring because it is enjoyable, interesting and fun! However, we have reached a point where we need more ringers. Some ringers have moved away and probably ring elsewhere, some have retired and some have died. This is life but it leaves us very short. There are only two active ringers registered for Kingsland and Aymestrey sadly has none. Bellringing is an enjoyable activity and can be learnt from ages 8 – 80+; so


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01544267727 Two Hospice events in August! 1.

Lower Hope Open Gardens, Ullingswick, Hereford, HR1 3JF (By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Clive Richards)

Sunday 10th August, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Adults £5.00 children under 12 free 12+ £1 The Hereford Police Choir will be performing at this event Refreshments & stalls. Accessible to wheelchair users. Guide dogs only 2.

Hospice Angels Vintage Summer Party Sunday 31st August 2014

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KINGSLAND PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN NEWS After the successful events at the Coronation Hall and Luctonians we are now busy looking at all your comments and preferences to help us write the Policies for the Neighbourhood Plan. Overall 136 residents and 33 businesses and organisations gave their views at the events or via questionnaires in the Post Office, e-mail and the KingslandLife website - so thank you again everyone! Over the next couple of months we are going to have several specific small projects that we will need help with such as looking at Transport and Tourism issues or Community Facilities. More details in next month's Kingsland News but meanwhile, if you can volunteer some time to help on short term specific projects please get in touch via the contact details below. In the short term can anyone help us with Social Media and a Website? We have a Facebook page and are on Twitter but an extra pair of hands to run them would be appreciated. Is there anyone who can help us set up and run our own website as well? Please get in touch if you can help on any of these. We also do a lot of Publicity and contacting interested parties and residents in the parish. Again if you can help with this please get in touch! You can contact us via e-mail at or call our Secretary, Patricia Pothecary on 01568 708597 Kingsland Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Musical Treats in Kingsland. Those who attended the performance of ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ on Saturday 19th July in Kingsland Church enjoyed a lively, professional, and entertaining show, which cleverly overcame the language problems, and sparkled with wit and musicality. Pop-up Opera is to be congratulated for the way the performance was staged in circumstances which were far from easy, and for never slackening the welljudged pace throughout.

Congratulations, too, to SMAAAK for arranging the event. If Pop-up Opera can be persuaded to return you should not miss it. Equally good in its own way, earlier in the month, was ‘The Jungle Book’ by Kingsland Primary School Pupils. Here, again, our interest was caught and kept by excellent singing, brilliant staging, and amazing acting. Congratulations to all concerned – staff, helpers and especially pupils. David Noon



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Some Jokes for the Summer

Q: How do you make holy water? A: Boil the hell out of it!

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

O'Leary was waiting at the bus stop with his friend, Paddy Maguire, when a lorry went by loaded up with rolls of turf. O'Leary opined, 'I'm gonna do that when I win de lottery, Maguire.' 'What's that, Michael?' responds his mate. 'Send me lawn away to be cut,' concludes O'Leary.

Simon's motor mower had broken down. His wife, Maria, kept dropping hints about getting it fixed before the grass grew too tall, but the message wasn't getting through, and Simon kept procrastinating and putting off doing the repairs. Frustrated, Maria decided on what she thought was a clever way to make her point. When Simon arrived home from work, he found Maria sitting in the grass, clipping it by hand with a tiny pair of scissors. Simon, totally amazed, watched silently for a few minutes, then went into the house only to appear again a few minutes later where he handed her a toothbrush. 'When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the paving,' said Simon ungraciously


Kingsland News August 2014  

The community newsletter from Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK - also on

Kingsland News August 2014  

The community newsletter from Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK - also on