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Kingsland News June 2015 Dear Parishioners June is the month of some interesting and important gatherings in the life of the church. On th Thursday 4 June at 7pm there will be a special service for congregations from across our deanery in Kingsland Church with a talk from the Rev Preb Michael Kneen, the rural dean and rector of Leominster. It is on the feast of Corpus Christi when we give thanks for the gift of the meal that Jesus gave us to remember him by – the Last Supper, Holy Communion, Mass, The Eucharist, or whatever name you like to think of it by. Do come along and be part of that gathering. On Sunday 7th June at 10.30am in Kingsland Church there will be a Confirmation Service at which the bishop of Ludlow, the Right Rev Alistair McGowan will be presiding. There is a goodly group of younger and older who are coming on this next step of their journey of faith, and it would be lovely for there to be a good crowd of support and welcome to those who are stepping out. Please note the slightly earlier time of service.

For your information the bells will be ringing on Saturday 20th June as the National Guild of Women Bellringers are coming to Kingsland for their annual gathering. They are having a service at 3pm in the church and before and afterwards they will be ringing – so expect a goodly sound on that day! On Tuesday 30th June we are delighted to have been invited to join together in a joint fundraiser for the church and St Michael’s Hospice – a Gala Evening celebrating 25 years of Hair at Jazz Studios, at Westfield Farm at 7pm. Tickets £20 from Jean at the Post Office. Please come and support the event see the posters around. Thank you to the Vaughan Family for their kind invitation. As I write this the weather is still on the chilly side and we look forward to longer, lighter and warmer days and the opportunity to get out and mingle. One of the pear trees in the Rectory garden blew down in the winds recently. Time to plant again and see new things grow. I hope that you will see new things happening in your lives, in the lives


of your families and friends and in the community around. Do engage with what is going on – it is important – the future of the Post Office and a place to gather and natter, the school and pre-school, and the education of the young, the Luctonians and the places that encourage health and camaraderie, our businesses and farmers, the doctors’ surgery and church. All of these are important in making our community what it is and we need to value them all. Julie

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Courtyard Highlights June 2015 Box Office: 01432 340555 The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts and the leading arts provider in the county, offering an exciting mix of live events, from drama to music to dance and kids shows, live screenings, films and exhibitions and an awardwinning Café Bar. Birdsong Mon. 8th – Sat. 13th June, 7.30pm, Thu & Sat, 2pm & 7.30pm. Marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Birdsong is

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Retirement of Carol Bowen (Founder of Kingsland Ladies Rounders Team) I started playing Rounders over thirty years ago in 1983 when I organised a team from the Kingsland Women's Institute to play in their seasonal league. It was great; all were Kingsland villagers and we achieved the status of runners up in Hereford in the finals on July 7th, 1984. I remember this well as I had a wedding to go to in the village that afternoon and had this important event with Rounders in the morning. Over the years I have played, not always consistently, but whenever anyone rallied a team up and I was able to take part, I did. Ten years ago I decided to start a Rounders Team from Kingsland. The majority again were from Kingsland but with one or two from nearby villages. We started out playing games with Richards Castle, Wigmore and Moor Park. We all learned from each other and evolved into a reasonable team. Five years ago in 2010 I made the decision to enter the newly formed league at the Mortimer Park, Luctonians. My goodness! There was a lot to learn with Rounders England being involved. The rules were strict but having gone on a coaching and umpiring course, I realised the benefits. The Team took a battering in the first year but really came in to its own in 2011. Our crowning glory came when we won the league in 2012 having taken the title from the winners of the previous two years. Then in 2013 we went on to be

champions once again, I was overjoyed for us all. In 2014 we were runners up to a very deserving team. I feel that we have achieved a lot in a short time. Being the oldest participant on the park, I now feel that I have done my very best for the Kingsland team and wish them every success for future seasons. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local businesses for their ongoing support with their sponsorship which has enabled us to have new shirts, hoodies, bats, balls, entry to league, insurances and courses, which has enabled us, as a team, to enhance our appearance and progress. I now feel that I have achieved my goal of establishing a very good and strong team, to have a strong foundation in place for it to continue in my absence. I am sure this will happen. I have such a lot of new challenges ahead of me and will now have time to get started on them. Carol Bowen




Kingsland W.I. Our speaker in May was Mrs. Alexandra James on her life before and after Broadfield Court. She was an actress with the Shakespearian Company and then did her Nurse’s training in Wolverhampton until she met and married a Dairy Farmer. Broadfield Court, of which parts date back to the Doomsday Book, came up for sale. The garden was completely overgrown but on exploring her husband came across 50 acres of southfacing bank very suitable for growing vines. Soon vines were planted! The first bottle of wine produced was sold to the Angel Inn, Kingsland, in 1972. She has three sons who all help on the farm as they run a dairy herd. Mrs James opened her cafe in 2002 serving meals, teas and wine-tasting events. Headlines were hit when a "professional

complainer” was experienced, and Mrs James won the battle. Unbeknown to her, there was a journalist from a national newspaper in her café, who wrote a marvellous article in his paper, after which her cafe was always packed out. Life after Broadfield Court ? probably retirement! Kingsland W. I. celebrated its 95th Birthday and four of our longest serving members cut the Birthday cake, which we all enjoyed! Elizabeth Karlsson

Thanks from the Rowsell Family Sue, Jack, Ben and James would like to express their sincere thanks for all the kindness, good wishes and support they have received over the last few weeks. An amazing £2000+ was raised for the Air Ambulance. Thank you all!


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Are you affected by the Care Act or Social Care Services /Budgets? We are seeking information and feedback, especially from those in rural villages and locations. So please read on. April 2015 saw the introduction of the Care Act, with the first wave of measures brought in nationally and more changes due from April 2016. These at last give recognition to Carers, even those who are family members, but many do not realise how the act may affect them. Budget tightening across the board for virtually all local and national public services is leaving its mark, and here in rural Herefordshire the impact on everyday life is resulting in people feeling isolated and frustrated, not knowing where to turn. Without realising that others are in the same situation how do you go about making your views known to authorities? How can local outcomes be judged and their effects brought to the attention of Hereford Council, the Wye Valley Trust, and Commissioners who direct our services? At 11.00 am on Wednesday 17th June at Hinton Community Centre, an open discussion will take place where you can respond to the question: “Are you affected by the Care Act or Social Care Services /Budgets?” Herefordshire Disability United (HDU) who have organised the event will collate a report from their findings and send it to the authorities. HDU are a very user friendly group. You don’t need to have a disability to

attend, just a concern for what is changing. At the same meeting providers will demonstrate or inform of activities and services on offer in the county. You will need to book a place (Free) which secures a free buffet lunch, when you can chat to other attendees. Contacts. ring 07817 473813 or email: Advance notice of another “Date for your Diary”: Wednesday 1st July, a Disability Roadshow at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford. This is also Free. 40-50 stands covering all aspects of life and disabilities. The exhibitors to include stands such as, mental health, strokes, animal therapies, equipment, autism, social care, guide dogs for the blind, and so much more. Details: .uk or ring 07817 473813.


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Seeking Community-Minded Entrepreneurs Kingsland Parish Council is looking for Expressions of Interest in running the Post Office and Shop in the village of Kingsland, north Herefordshire. This is an opportunity to run your own business and make a contribution to this thriving community by operating the post office. The post office is anticipated to generate around £22,000 per year, and revenues can be increased by utilising the potential of the shop. The shop currently sells cards and stationery, but the future direction of the shop space, and the revenues it generates, will be up to you. The parish council understands a grant up to £10,000 may also be available from Post Office Ltd. to renew the layout and shop design. There may also be a flat to rent above the shop if required. The parish council is in negotiations to purchase the building housing the post office and shop. Should the purchase go ahead, and this is anticipated to be known by July 2015 at the latest, the ground floor will be rented to a community minded entrepreneur who will run the post office and shop without any involvement from the parish council, but with the full support of both the parish council and the community. This should help you to set up your business quickly and with minimum outlay. You will be a partner of Post Office Limited and operate as an agent and not an employee of the Post Office. Why consider Post Office Ltd?  An opportunity to partner with a trusted community based brand of national importance.  A portfolio of over 170 products and services.  An opportunity to improve shop/ outlet profitability via the Post Office® business along with the additional basket spend generated by extra customers.  Creation of genuine competitive edge in an increasingly competitive environment.  Fully automated operating and accounting systems.  You will receive the backing and support of Post Office Ltd for training and management guidance.  You will receive ongoing marketing support and point of sale material to help sell Post Office® products. Point of Sale (POPOS) materials including posters and leaflets will be delivered to the branch free of charge. Display instructions will also be issued each month to ensure consistency throughout our network of Post Offices.  A dedicated Business Development Manager (BDM) will be allocated to your branch. The BDM will visit your branch to help you train your staff and ensure the branch is utilising every opportunity to increase sales. Please note that the parish council's proposed purchase of the building housing the Kingsland post office and shop is subject to contract, and will require the approval of the local community. For more information, or to express an interest in running the post office and shop in Kingsland, please contact: The Clerk, Kingsland Parish Council, Tel. 07963 845358 email.


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Local events at Mortimer’s Cross and a new society Battlefields Trust experts, academics and local people from Kingsland and the surrounding parishes are working together to investigate officially registering the Wars of the Roses battlefield at Mortimer's Cross. The battle of Mortimer's Cross was fought on February 2nd 1461 close to the village of Kingsland. The site also straddles the parish boundaries of Shobdon, Aymestrey and Lucton. Some reports indicate that up to 4000 soldiers lost their lives that day as the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians. Project chairman Anthony Rich said, "The importance of the battle of Mortimer’s Cross, in helping secure the throne of England for the Earl of March, as King Edward 1V, is not disputed. It was the first in a series of victories for Edward who, as a youth, lived at Wigmore castle and knew the local area well. However until we know better where and how the battle took place, Historic England will not be able to designate it. ” The project was launched with an all day walking event on Saturday 25th April which looked at the possible Southern and Northern battlefield sites and viewed possible ambush points in the hills around. An arms and armour presentation and tour of the battle related sites of medieval Kingsland completed the programme. With over 50

people in attendance, local interest, as well as interest from further afield, is high. The Battlefields Trust is planning another walk event as well as another tour of Kingsland Village for the future. We are now setting up a Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Society to further raise awareness and support the project. Please let us know if you are interested in:  Another whole day event.  A short tour of Battle Related Medieval Kingsland Village  The MX society for further events and to help support such an exciting project e-mail or ring 01568708597 for details.


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Royal British Legion Branch Meetings The meeting on 11th May was rather thin on the ground because of illness and holidays. Nevertheless, we still raised £61 from a well-subscribed draw and another good quiz. Our next meeting will be on 1 st June. Upcoming Events I have circulated an update letter to all members and supporters giving details of main events in the County and at Kingsland. The main ones are: 7th June 26th June 19th July 3rd August 9th August

County Rally at Ross-on-Wye Armed Forces Day in Hereford Branch Lunch at Gable Croft ‘The Parson and the Publican’ at the Corners Inn 100th Anniversary of Sulva Bay landings in Gallipoli event at Sulva Barracks, Hereford

Details of the various County events will be given in the local press and in the next Newsletter, Gordon Browne (Chairman)




Rossini’s “The Italian Girl in Algiers” Not sure about opera? Then give this a go! Following last year’s foot-stomping success, POPUP OPERA’s wonderfully talented young company returns to Kingsland with Rossini’s delightful comedy. Rossini’s absurd exotic comedy meets the glitz and grit of the Algiers Hotel, Las Vegas. Love and fidelity compete against the city’s tantalising promise of endless wealth and sensory gratification!

Saturday 18th July 7.30pm, Kingsland Church Tickets £25 (£10 child) or 01568 709579, or Kingsland Post Office

Come as you are, or black tie. Why not picnic on the Village Green before the performance? Enjoy a Pimms at our licensed bar.


Church Services in the Benefice for June, 2015 Thursday 4th June Corpus Christi 7.00 pm Deanery Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland th 6.00 pm 7 June Evening Prayer (benefice) Eardisland Sunday Trinity 1 Confirmation Service Kingsland 10.30 am th Sunday 14 June Trinity 2 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) Patronal Festival Aymestrey 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am 20thSung Eucharist (CW) National Women’s Guild Kingsland Saturday June Bellringers 3.00 pm Choral Evensong (BCP) Kingsland Sunday 21st June Trinity 3 9.30am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Family Communion Kingsland 3.30 pm Communion (with Renewal of Wedding Vows) Leinthall Earls Sunday 28th June Trinity 4 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (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 June:

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The Parish Diary 2015 June 1st RBL Social Evening 6th & 7th Hospice Open Gardens 7th Confirmation Service 10th W. I. Members meeting 24th ‘Open the Book’ for parents and Children 30th Gala Evening (Church & Hospice Fund-Raiser) July 6th RBL Social Evening th 7 Soup Lunch in aid of Earthquake victims in Nepal 8th W. I. ‘History of Hops’ Raymond Morris 11th Coffee morning (Coronation Hall Sign Appeal) 18th L’Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera) 19th RBL Summer Lunch August 1st Kingsland Flower Show 3rd RBL Special Event September 7th RBL AGM 9th W. I. ‘Running a farm B & B’ Mrs R. Prosser 12th hArt 2015 October 3rd Arcadia Music Festival 14th W. I. ‘Feel Good’ David Barrie November 11th W. I. ‘History of Ice Cream’ Just Rachel Desserts

Corners 8.00 pm Various Kingsland properties Kingsland Church 10 30 am Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Kingsland Church from 2.00 pm Westend Farm 7.00 pm Corners 8.00 pm Kingsland Bowling Club 12noon-2 pm Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Park House 10 am to 12 noon Kingsland Church 7.30 pm Gable Croft from 12noon Coronation Hall Corners

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Nature Notes. (13/5/15) One doesn’t know what lies around the corner – an expression that applied to a cock Blackbird as he hopped around on a local lawn. Without warning an Exocet in the form of a Sparrow Hawk attacked at speed to kill and carry away the unfortunate bird. This was witnessed by several people in the house. More sad news! Peter, the Buff Orpington cockerel has passed away – natural causes. He had enjoyed his day, made it up into his house to sleep, and died. Cremation followed, now a memory. Also the end of ‘Sidney’, my granddaughter’s chosen cockerel with a very good voice. His persistent habit of choosing a tractor tyre in the barn to roost inevitably caught the attention of a patrolling Fox; the end of Sidney! The wonderful spectacle of Apple Blossom, of Rooks hatching, of Wood Pigeons eating buds on a Plum Tree, the appearance of a pair of French Partridges, never seen before here, make this a marvellous time of the year. I await a report on ten abandoned Mallard eggs placed in an incubator. Some frosts as usual at this time – the old Pembridge fair day. I look forward to the arrival of the Spotted Flycatcher. Let me know anything unusual, please,

R.W.H. (01544 388 210) Gardens open in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. This event, organised by St Michael’s Hospice will take place on Saturday, 6th , and Sunday, 7th, of June. £5 will buy a ticket valid for both days and children will be admitted free. Gardens which will be open are at:

The Community Garden & Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane Garden House, Orchard Close Highfield, North Road.* Kingsland Court, Chapel Lane Lorne House, North Road Meaburn, North Road* The Old House Westmead. *only open on Saturday, 6th June Tickets may be purchased from Lorne House, the Methodist Chapel or The Old House. Refreshments will be served at the Methodist Chapel and at The Old House. Free parking is available at the Coronation Hall and the Methodist Chapel. Street parking is also available in the village. People who have mobility issues may be dropped off at the entrance to any of the gardens. Further details are available from St Michael’s Hospice Website under the headings events and open gardens.

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Bag It And Bin It! There are a great many dog owners in Kingsland and plenty of responsible owners but the subject of dog poo still keeps rearing its ugly, smelly head. Not only is it unsightly - it can carry diseases and parasites. Parasites (Worms) are the subject of my article. Worms are ‘endoparasites’ which mean they live inside the body. They are also a ‘zoonotic’ which means they can be passed from animal to human. The most common are Roundworm. These are long yellow/white parasites that can look like spaghetti. They are commonly found in dogs, cats and foxes. They can affect young children and can lead to blindness. Tapeworm. These parasites look like grains of rice inside the poo. Fleas play host to these worms so it is important to flea and worm your dog regularly. Dog faeces is very hazardous to small children as they may tread in it, fall in it, maybe even touch it or pick it up. It is very important to dispose of it correctly. Use a poo bag tie it up and throw in a bin. There is also a new threat to our dogs Lungworm. Lungworm is picked up by dogs from eating slugs in the garden. It lives in the blood vessels of the heart and lungs. Symptoms are coughing, or breathing problems, and general sickness. Slugs and snails carry the lungworm larvae, dogs then intentionally or unintentionally eat the slugs. They can be on their toys, bones and in the grass. One way to help this is too bring all toys and bones in at night.

An infected dog will then spread the parasite in its poo meaning other animals that may come into contact with or eat the faeces can get infected. Luckily lungworm is not known to affect humans. Lungworm can be fatal if not treated but as signs are so vague it can almost be a silent killer, speak to your vet about prevention for lungworm and other worms. So my basic message is Please Bag It and Bin It! Keli Partridge. (Charlie Dog’s Grooming Parlour)

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Weobley Theatre Goers Unfortunately, ‘Anything Goes’ was cancelled by the production team, so we have nothing for the beginning of the autumn season, unless something comes up at Malvern that looks interesting. We still have Les Ballets Trockaderos on Wednesday, 11th November. As this is now booked, cancellations only are available here. But I have reserved more seats for our trip on Thursday, 3rd December, when we shall be going to the Cardiff Millennium Theatre to see Michael Ball in Mack and Mabel, as this seems very popular, so there is still time to book for this. It is the poignant love story based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends

Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, and tells the story of a group of pioneering film-makers in the exciting and glamourous era of silent movies of the 1910s and 1920s. The dazzling musical comedy is both a poignant love story and a riveting tribute to the grit and glamour of the silent movie era. We shall leave Weobley at 11.15am for the 2.30 performance. Price is £58 to include the coach, payable within 2 weeks of reserving your seat, and latest payment by 26th August. Cheques made out to Kate Best please. For further information contact me on 01544 318513 or , Kate Best



Greetings from Kingsland Bowling Club!

Social Nights, as well as for our matches.

Have you heard of Kingsland Bowling Club? We are a well-hidden secret in the heart of Kingsland village, tucked away in an idyllic position with the church behind and green fields around, only a few miles from Leominster town. We are proud of our friendly club, beautiful location, and we want to share news about our sport and our social activities. The new carpark is now open for the summer season and can be accessed from the road to Kingsland Church. (This makes things far easier for visiting teams as well as for club members, and it means we leave more space on the street and in the village hall car park.)

Our bowling season runs from midApril to mid-September; we have a full schedule of friendly and Tarmac League matches, mostly at weekends, both at home and away. We also have a number of in-club competitions, and all members are able to practise on our green unless official fixtures are booked. Needless to say, you can also sit and watch, have a cup of tea, and enjoy a relaxed social time.

This year our Social Secretary has already arranged a wonderful visit from the Cor y Gyrlais Male Voice Choir, who gave us melody and humour in the Kingsland Coronation Hall and a social singsong at the club afterwards thanks again to Kingsland News for publicising this popular event. Last year we had a splendid talk from local radio gardener Reg Moule, so our social programme is varied and entertaining. On Saturday 9th May we had a very successful Fun Open Day in the sunshine, with visitors on every rink trying out the game and socialising with our members – tea and coffee and cakes were on offer, as well as coaching and chatting. Our next event will be our Annual Tournament on 25th May, where we host visiting teams for an exciting competition. Our Barbecue takes place on 10th July, with a raffle and other games included; we do our own very tasty catering for this and for our Winter

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 ParkerMorgan 01568 709331



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Luctonians Sports Club A very full and exciting end to the 2014/15 Rugby Season! Events have been well- documented in the local press and in ‘Lucsline’ issue no. 259. The final match on April 25th saw the biggest attendance ever at a match. A good result led to a wonderful atmosphere afterwards. A summer rest for Rugby is a good thing with new challenges next season in the National League. Following the award of life membership and the retirement of Simon GreenPrice a surprise (for him) dinner was held at the club on May 6th, followed by a ‘This is your life’ – style presentation covering the thirty years of his involvement with Luctonians. Happily

he will remain local and will almost certainly be around. Call at the Bateman Arms, Shobdon, and see him. A new venture – ballroom and Latin dancing classes – on Friday evenings! Anyone interested would be very welcome. This adds another activity to cricket, rounders, running, cycling, croquet and golf. Functions in the clubhouse take place on a regular basis. Join the social members and parents each Saturday, 5pm, at the cricket pavilion. R.W.H.



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Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival Hailed as a great success in 2014, the Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival returns for a second time on Saturday, 6th June, 2015, to celebrate the amazing array of food and drink produced in Herefordshire. Taking place in the field opposite Yarkhill Church (HR1 3TD) from 11am to 9pm, the Festival will this year showcase even more of the best local produce available, including cider, wine, bread, ice cream, fruit and vegetables, cordials, scotch eggs, chocolate, puddings and pies. There will also be educational and fun activities for all the family. Adults will be inspired by local chefs demonstrating mouth watering dishes using the best local produce as well as tastings, meet the producers, a well-stocked local bar and live music, whilst children will be kept well entertained with a fun and educational programme of events that includes cookery classes, storytelling and smoothie making. The festival atmosphere will this year continue into the evening with fantastic live music from a number of local bands. Skinny Sparrows, The Floyd Earl Band and talented

young musicians from local youth music project Livewire will ensure a brilliant atmosphere and end to the day, playing from 4 until 9pm. The Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival is a non-profit making event that is kindly sponsored by Tesco, Waitrose, Brightwells, Freshfields Fruit Ltd and Claridge Nursing Homes. All proceeds from the event will be split between Yarkhill community projects and Martha Trust, a local charity that transforms the lives of people with profound disabilities. Parking is free and tickets are ÂŁ5 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information on producers, chef demos and how to get there visit

SCRUMMY BITES made locally with you in mind Kingsland chef Sam Bruce cooks delicious food using the best ingredients from our great local suppliers. He has recently started as Head Chef at the beautifully refurbished Oak at Wigmore. A treat for any occasion. Bookings 01568 770424 Sam/Kitchen 07837 848923


Shopmobility We provide mobility scooters, wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs on a daily hire basis for anyone with permanent or temporary mobility difficulties wishing to visit Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury or Ross. Depending on the area, the service is either free, with a voluntary donation, or there is a small charge. Please contact: Hereford Leominster

01432 342166 01568 616755

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Get me off this train One day a man took a train going from Paris to Frankfurt. When he got in he said to the ticket collector: "Will you do me a favour? I have to get off this train in Mannheim, but I'm very tired and it is certain that I will fall asleep. So what I want you to do is to wake me up in Mannheim. I have to close a business there and it is very important to me. Here! Have 100 francs for the favour! But I warn you, sometimes when people wake me up I get really violent, but no matter what I do or say you get me off this train in Mannheim. Is that clear?" So the ticket man agreed and took the 100 francs. Later, as the man had said, he fell asleep, and when he woke up he realized that he was in Frankfurt. He was so mad at the ticket collector that he ran over and started yelling him. "Are you stupid or something??? I paid you 100 francs to wake me up in Mannheim. And you didn't, so I want my money back!" While the man was yelling at the ticket collector, two other men that were also in the train were watching. One turns to the other and says to him: Man 1: "Look at that chap! He is so angry!" Man 2: "Yeah! He's almost as angry as the guy they made get out of the train in Mannheim."


Kingsland News June 2015  

The community newsletter for Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. Also on

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