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Kingsland News June 2016 To all in Kingsland. It falls to me to write this front page article since Julie is busy with other matters at the moment. The 1st Sunday in May saw the Benefice congregation at Hall Farm, Leinthall Earls, for the Rogation Day service. Fortunately, the welcome from the Hutchings family was a good deal warmer than the weather, and, in traditional fashion, a variety of animals and growing crops were given blessings! What a fine setting Hall Farm is, and what splendid beasts occupied the barns! The 2nd Sunday in June is the Official Birthday of Her Majesty, the Queen, and is also ‘Music Day’ this year for the Royal School of Church Music. For these reasons a rather special church service will be held in Kingsland Church. This will be the only service that day. It will follow a Strawberry and Cream Tea from 4.30pm, served in the Church (and taken outside if the weather is good). The service will begin at 6.00 pm. It is hoped to have an augmented choir, which will sing the Parry anthem ‘I was glad’. Music for the Congregation will include

‘Jerusalem’ and ‘I vow to Thee my country’. All this should make for a stirring event, and the more of you who come, the better it will be. More details are in the advert on the back page. Instead of the Family Communion on the 3rd Sunday of the month the Church is holding a Pet Service at 11 o’clock followed by a Pet Show on the Millennium Green at about 12.30 pm. Barbecue Food will be available. Please bring as many pets as you can to church for the service and then let them take part in the Pet Show. (Look out for advertising nearer the event.) A combined ‘Fund-raiser’ in aid of the Church and the Hospice will take place at the beginning of July. Open Gardens in Kingsland are planned for the 1st weekend (2nd & 3rd). Details are on page 39) As an added attraction there will be a Scarecrow Competition with prizes for the best in each class. By supporting all of these events you will make them more enjoyable for everyone else, so please do your best to come along, David Noon (Editor)



Kingsland Flower Show This is to remind you all that the Show will be held in the Coronation Hall on Saturday 13th August 2016. A copy of the Schedule is enclosed with this edition of the Kingsland News. However, if for some reason you are not in receipt of a Schedule, copies are available at the Village Post Office, Markhams Garage or can be obtained from the Secretary, Caroline Southgate (708010). Additional copies of the entry forms can be obtained similarly. Many of the regular items are retained in the vegetable, floral and produce classes so we hope you will be busying yourselves in the garden and kitchen in readiness! There is also an interesting range of items for the Junior age groups including prizes for A Line Drawing of yourself (u5 + u9) or a Selfie (u15). The subject for the Open Junior Section this year is Design a Village Flag, - an opportunity to show your design creativity. The Men Only class is looking for an aeroplane made from paper, so put your thinking cap on gents for an aerodynamic design – nothing too jet propelled. A reminder for those successful winners of cups at last year's Show, we would ask you to return them either to Chelsea at the Village Post Office, or Caroline Southgate at Stone Mill, The Wardens, by early July please. We look forward to seeing you at the Show on 13th August. KFS Committee.

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Nature Notes 13/5/16 Pembridge Fair Day – no longer an event! It was the day when hop farmers wished to go over tying first time, and a date when Mangolds should be planted. The changing scene of farming and life continues. This is my favourite week of the year, nature-wise. There is huge activity with bird and plant life including the growth of nettles, docks and thistles. Garden seeds seem slow to germinate, perhaps because soil temperature is low. Are we in for late frosts? I was interested to read of two female Blackbirds having a prolonged fight – very unusual. I once witnessed two human females having a fight at a Coronation Hall Dance around 1958. It became very apparent that it was wise not to become involved. The stewards kept their distance. It frightened me!


Luctonians Sports Club The Rugby season closes today. Two senior members of the team are retiring at the Senior Players Awards Dinner. Lucsline issue no.311 now out, that includes details of the 1stXV rise from bottom of the league table on November 30th to a final position of 6th in a league with 16 teams. Much dedication, training and support brought about this sensational turn around. After the final game, £1400, to go to the Severn Hospice, was raised at the shaving off of the Club Captain’s Beard. All will enjoy a rest from Rugby. Club activities continue immediately with Zumba and Fitness classes, Touch Rugby (girls), Running, Junior Cricket, Archery, Rounders, Bowls, Croquet and Cricket. The club welcomes anyone to any of these activities, and to a chat and a drink each Saturday at the Cricket Pavilion



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MONDAY 6th June at 7:30 At the Coronation Hall We have vacancies on the Coronation Hall Committee and warmly welcome new members to help to support us in running our amazing Village asset. Kingsland Bowling Club (mid-April to mid-May 2016) – on a roll! Hooray! - we’re rolling! - our first away match took place at Malvern Victoria on 30th April; we had a great welcome – but the weather was not so friendly. A ragged black sheet of cloud hung over the hills. We were told to wear white but arrived to find the green wearing white as well - covered with hailstones! Luckily, they melted; and as bowlers are tough and soon get going, we had a good game in spite of two more hail and sleet storms. We’ve had a grand total of 16 matches in May, including Hereford Men’s League - the season is in full swing. At our Fun Open Day on 23rd April we were delighted to have 15 visitors who tried their hand at bowls on a sunny chilly morn. Vice-Captain Gary is now hard at work with Saturday fortnightly sessions; 14th May began the series with an interesting morning on etiquette and rules. It was a pleasure to welcome the Burnham-on-Sea touring team on 12th May – another lovely sunny day with good company (and a win for the club). Our Eastnor friendly match was another enjoyable event; at home again and we won again after quite a fight. Here I must mention the wonderful ‘New York Deli’ sandwiches and the strawberry & cream scones provided by our amazing catering team – Tess and Pat, you outdid yourselves - I have never before had such tasty refreshments even from you! A brief word of praise for our boys (Casey, Joe, John & Malcolm) who won their first county competition round; good luck to all our members in their county competitions and matches – we have men’s and ladies’ teams on the go – and our internal contests have now begun, so full steam ahead. Thank you again, Kingsland News, for publishing KBC articles, as several people found out about our club from you. So, if you want to see what we can offer, do come over on a Tuesday Club Night and we’ll sign you in – apart from coaching and practice roll-ups, we also have hot dogs and our bar and plenty of conversation. If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact:, Susanna Checketts (Secretary ) 01568 770546




Re Proposed Housing Estate Rear of Lindens, North Road Kingsland

weather when the grass verges are water logged.

You may be aware of the proposals to build a housing estate of 30 homes in Kingsland. This development will be on prime agricultural land in Kingsland Conservation area. The character of this development will do nothing to enhance the area and the style of houses will not fit in with the surrounding homes.

As you will be very aware, the GP surgery is under pressure as it is without the large numbers this development will attract, as is the school and of course the sewerage system in the village.

Safety may well be compromised on the road in our village, although it has a 30 mph restriction, many motorists choose to ignore this, so with potentially up to 60 extra cars using this road through the village and as there is no footpath in this area of North Road, it will become more hazardous for pedestrians especially in wet

We, as the residents most affected, would ask you, if you feel as we do, that this development should not gain permission to be built, then please write in with your objections to the parish clerk as soon as possible. Please remember that if granted, this could lead to many more such developments which will change the character of our village forever. Concerned North Road Residents (Names supplied)



A Few Words of Thanks. On behalf of myself, Godfrey, Darren and Family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the past two and a half years while Mum was battling against her illness. Above all, we’d like to show our appreciation to all the many people who attended the service, gave generous donations, and expressed words of sympathy during this trying time. It has been a great support and comfort to us all knowing Mum was a much-loved member of the community and, of course, a familiar face of the Corners Inn over the years.

anyone would like to know more about the Green's 100 Club Prize Draw, which is made quarterly, then please contact me on 01568 708982. Sally Good (Hon Treasurer KMGT) Kingsland Cub Scouts Kingsland Cub Scouts have places for children aged between 7.5 and 10.5 years. We meet on a Monday night during term time from 6 - 7.30pm at Kingsland School. This year Cub Scouts are celebrating 100 years and Kingsland joined over 250 other Cubs at a sleepover in the Odeon Cinema, Hereford with a private viewing of The Jungle Book. Please contact me (01432 760 591) for more information or email I look forward to hearing from you, Karen Jones

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Editor KMGT Prize Draw. The winner of the Kingsland Millennium Green Trust's April prize draw was Mr and Mrs Bigger who received a cheque for £40.00. Second prize of £25 was won by Carol Davies. Congratulations to all. If

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Royal British Legion Branch Meetings Once again, th our meeting on 9 May was rather thin on the ground. However, we still raised £79 thanks to some high pressure salesmanship amongst the Corner’s customers. County and other events Several Branches are organising events in June or July to commemorate the Battle of Jutland and/or the Somme. The main County event is combined with the annual RBL rally at

Ledbury on 25th June, starting at 10.30. Other events are being advertised in the Hereford Times. Remembrance Sunday The annual remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in London will be held on 13th November. Anyone wishing to take part in the march past of veterans should contact the County Secretary, Wayne Neumann on 07789 874748 before 15th June. Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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Church Services in the Benefice for June Trinity 2 Family Service Kingsland Morning Prayer Eardisland Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland Evening Prayer Eardisland Trinity(benefice) 3 (Queen’s Birthday) Service for the Queen Eardisland Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey Evensong for the Queen (tea before- 4.30 pm) Kingsland Trinity 4 Said Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland Holy Communion Eardisland Pet Service Kingsland Evensong Leinthall Earls Benefice Evening Prayer Kingsland Evening Prayer from ffald y Bremen community Kingsland Trinity 5 Holy Communion Eardisland Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland

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The Parish Diary 2016 June 3rd SMAAAK Quiz Corners Inn 7.00 pm 6th RBL Social Evening/Quiz Corners Inn 7.45 pm th 8 W.I. Trip to Leintwardine for Fish & Chips tba 11th School Summer Fair (Queen’s Birthday weekend) tba th 12 RSCM ‘Music Day’ (Queen’s Birthday) Choral Evensong with tea Church from 4.30 pm 19th PET Service and Barbecue Church 11.00am 22nd SMAAAK event Philip Hume Illustrated Talk Church 7.30 pm July 2nd & 3rd Open Gardens & Scarecrow competition various tba th 4 RBL Social Evening/Quiz Corners Inn 7.45 pm 9th SMAAAK Pop-up Opera Church tba th 13 W.I. Talk on Guiding Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 16th Bingo in aid of the Fire Station Coronation Hall from 6.30 pm August 1st RBL Social Evening/Quiz Corners Inn 7.45 pm 13 Kingsland Flower Show Coronation Hall 2.00 pm September 5th RBL AGM Corners Inn 7.30 pm th th 10 – 18 SMAAAK H-Art exhibition Church tba 14th W.I. Talk on and Demonstration of Spinning Coronation Hall 7.30 pm October 1st SMAAAK Arcadia Concert Church tba th 12 W.I.Talk on Community Police Coronation Hall 7.30 pm 13th Church Harvest Festival Church tba November 9th W.I. Cake Icing Coronation Hall 7.30 pm th 27 Advent Carol Service Church 6.30 pm December 18th Church Carol Service Church tba th 24 Church Crib Service Church 4.00 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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News from your ‘Village School’: Kingsland CE Primary As the end of another school year fast approaches, we look back in appreciation for all the joys of this last year and look forward with expectation for all that is to come. Thank you for your relentless encouragement for the children and staff that is demonstrated in so many ways. Mrs Edie Bradley for example has been coming into school to hear children read for fifteen years; what an inspiration that has been to so many. We said, ‘Thank you’ to her and Gladys Saer in our Maundy Thursday Service in Kingsland Church. Thank you also to Betty Lister and her team who gifted £525 to the school following a successful bingo evening – we shall be using this money to add project books to our school library. Mr Perrigo has been delivering crates of milk to the school door for over thirty-four years and we extend our sincere thanks to him for ‘building up’ and refreshing the children and staff to meet the challenges of all those days and years. The impact of the voluntary contribution that is made, is clear in the children’s successes and achievements across the curriculum. Sport continues to thrive under the enthusiastic leadership of Mr Powell: many children enjoy a wide range of sporting activities and our netball and girls’ futsal teams have come back with county champion trophies. Over sixty of our children, from the ages of five to eleven received high acclaim when they participated in the Herefordshire Performing Arts Festival in poetry speaking, drama, public speaking, Bible reading and prose classes. It was fantastic to hear

every one of them share their outstanding talents when they all performed confidently in a Celebration Concert in the Coronation Hall. Thank you to friends from Kingsland Church and Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls PCC for the gifts which helped with the festival entrance fees. Our school’s remarkable staff, who ensure that the school remains one of the best in the county for its consistently high standards of progress and attainment, should never be taken for granted by any of us. They are a deeply committed team who have been recognised at national level enabling the school to receive designation as a ‘Teaching School’ (the title makes me smile too!) to share innovative and effective practise that will impact on educational excellence for all children. Against a barrage of changes in education nationally, we aim to maintain a focus on the best outcomes in every way for every child in our care. Our biggest challenge is a desperate shortage of funding; we are fourth from the bottom in terms of per pupil funding (£3677 per child) in Herefordshire Schools which is, in itself a poorly funded local authority. We are also having to be extremely resourceful to teach effectively on our land-locked site. Thank you for the support already expressed within the community to help us as we try to discern the best way forward so that our school and each precious child can flourish. As we move to the end of term, our Years 5 and 6 pupils are having fun as they prepare to present the musical ‘ Bugsy Malone’ on 5th and 6th July. We shall be bidding farewell to our wonderful Year 6 cohort and welcoming


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The Size of Herefordshire People of Herefordshire are being invited to sponsor their favourite parts of the county in a radical new scheme to protect vital rainforest. The idea behind The Size of Herefordshire campaign, set up by local people, is to help sustain an area of rainforest in the Amazon the same size as the county, so saving wildlife, the homes of local tribes and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The Size of Herefordshire uses an innovative online map which links land parcels in the county with areas of the rainforest. People are invited to sponsor 10 hectare land parcels for £5 a square, which will protect 10 hectares of rainforest in north eastern Peru, where the forest is under attack from loggers, oil prospectors and gold miners. “All the money The Size of Herefordshire raises goes directly to a charity The Forest Peoples Programme who are helping the local indigenous people battle the invaders,” says Jeremy Bugler, who works on the project from a small farm in Blakemere. “We got the concept of The Size of Herefordshire from the successful campaign called The Size of Wales, which has raised over £2 million to protect rainforest. We’ll be appealing to the farmers of the county to sponsor their farms, in whole or in part, and also to industries, schools and even parishes. But the campaign is very much directed to the man and the woman in the Herefordshire streets and villages. We’d love them to choose a bit of the county they know and pitch in.” Though Herefordshire makes up only a sixth of the West Midlands, it contains a third of the region’s ancient woodland. We

have a wonderful variety of woodlands and forests, from Queen’s Wood at Dinmore Hill to the great woods that flank the Dore Valley, to name just two. Herefordshire also has a major problem with its carbon emissions. As a county, we emit more carbon dioxide per head than many other counties. The part of the rainforest The Size of Herefordshire is helping to protect is an area of the Amazon rainforest in northeastern Peru on the watersheds of the Santiago and Morono rivers. It is a huge area inhabited by the Wampis people who are increasingly effective in repelling loggers. Recently they declared their territory an independent region within Peru and they are benefitting already from the assistance of the Forest Peoples Programme and the first donations via The Size of Herefordshire. Potential donors are invited to go to the online map at and look for places they know and love and might like to sponsor. The Size of Herefordshire website provides a lot more information about the campaign.

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Our thanks to all who attended a sparkling evening with Lord Lisvane brilliantly interviewed by Richard Hilliard. Together with a generous donation from the sale of Lord Lisvane’s books, we raised over £440. June kicks off with a fun and entertaining Pub Quiz for all ages with topics ranging from local history to music, celebrities and silly but very necessary trivia. Get a team together (no more than 4 please) and join us at the Corners Inn on Friday 3rd June from 7pm. £1 per player. There will be prizes! On Wednesday 22nd June, we are delighted to welcome Historian Philip Hume to Kingsland Church. Philip will be giving an illustrated talk “On the Trail of the Mortimers” which beautifully interweaves the history of the Mortimers of Wigmore with Kingsland and other locations that connect us to their lives. The talk starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5. The fantastic Pop Up Opera makes a welcome return, performing their witty take on Rossini’s Barber of Seville on Saturday 9th July at the Church, 7.30pm. Tickets at £25 and £10 for under 18s are on sale now. Showcasing 19 talented artists across a wide range of media, our lovely Church will host one of Herefordshire Art Week’s largest Group Shows, from 10th – 18th September. This year, in addition to the Opening Event on Friday 9th September, we are planning an Evening Event on Friday 16th. Watch this space for more details. The final date for your diary is Saturday 1st October when the Church cohosts the 7th Arcadia Music Festival featuring violinist Thomas Bowes, pianist/composer Eleanor Alberga and other exceptional instrumentalists. Ticket price tba. All tickets available from Kingsland Post Office or T: 01568 709579, or on the door. Remember SMAAAK members receive a 10% discount!




Weobley Theatre Group I have now booked to see The Glenn Miller Story, starring Tommy Steele at Malvern on Wednesday 21st September for the matinee performance. This show really doesn’t need any comment, as we have probably all seen the film and are all so familiar with the music: In the Mood; Tuxedo Junction; Moonlight Serenade. How can you miss it! We shall be leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 12.30 and returning around 6.30pm. The cost for this trip is £42 with all seats in the Circle. Please pay before 11th August. And I still have a few seats for Kiss Me, Kate. We shall be going to Cardiff Millennium Theatre on Thursday 8th Dec, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 10.00 for the 2.30 performance, and returning around 7.30pm. Cost will be £53 to include the coach, payable before 8th August. Please state whether you would prefer to sit in the circle (rows A, B and C) or the raised stalls (row R central). We are going to see Billy Elliot at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 9th March 2017, leaving Bell Square, Weobley at 9.30am. The demand for these shows is such that we have to book our seats by July of this year. The cost will be £69 to include the coach. It’s an amazing show, as you will probably already know, with excellent music, dance and story. I have reserved 23 seats in the circle rows B and C, and 10 in the stalls row F, for those of you who prefer not to use stairs. Please pay before 7th July (cheques payable to Kate Best) and state where you would prefer to sit. By the way, Nigel Kennedy was amazing – great musicianship, excellent connection with the audience and good fun!

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The un-shockable shocked in Kingsland I thought I was un-shockable; a nurse for 35 years, previous youth worker and mother of 3 young men I have seen a vast array of human behaviour. Working with drug & alcohol mis-users, the homeless, and people with mental health issues, I am aware that sometimes people do antisocial things due to clinical reasons and for that we need patience and understanding. Last week was different. I was shocked by a Kingsland dog owner who had allowed their pooch (all be it a big pooch, probably a spaniel or lab. – the nurse in me knows these things!) to poo on the stone surround of the grave of Harold & Elizabeth Davies in Kingsland graveyard. I walked by; however, by the end of my walk I was grumpy, to say the least, and used my last poo bag to pick up the offending turd, take it home and put it in my bin. On my walk I had thought through some possible reasons for the abandoned turd: 1. The owner is blind (the blind have enhanced other senses, so I think it would have been smelt or the dog straining noticed by the owner). 2. The owner is stiff and old (no excuse in my book, where is your long handled grabber?) 3. The dog is a stray – not likely (as the main escapee in the village is mine and he goes for a more urban experience up the road to Lisa or Jackie’s, plus it is rarer now as he is 13yrs old) 4. The owner did not have their dog on a lead in the graveyard and didn’t notice what it was up to (come on folks have a bit of respect for your dead neighbours).

5. The owner did have the dog on the lead but didn’t care enough to drag their pooch away from the grave and then pick up the poop – SHOCKING!!!!!!!! I thought about it through the day and came to a place within myself that motivated me to write this. To me, desecrating graves with dog poo is worse than graffiti. Graffiti although abhorrent at least has a political motive and a message it is trying to deliver. I don’t care if it is a grave, memorial bench, urn, plaque or simple stone in any special site whether Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist or Humanist, we should all respect the final resting places of our dead neighbours. They have lived full and special lives and are fondly remembered by family and friends who deserve to visit their graves and find them well cared for. As for the owner of the poor desperate dog (and the others who think I don’t see you walk away from your responsibility from my office and clinic windows that overlook the Green). PICK UP YOUR POOP. I am watching…….and next time I will be tempted to name & shame. Joanna Bruce


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A Joke or Two…. Poor old fool,” thought the well dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humour the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?” The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”

On Halloween, a teenager takes a shortcut home through the cemetery. Halfway across, he’s startled by a tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, he spots an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at a headstone. “I thought you were a ghost,” says the relieved young man. “What are you doing working so late?” “Oh, those idiots,” grumbles the old man. “They misspelled my name!”


Open Gardens & Scarecrow Competition in Kingsland. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice & Kingsland Church

July 2nd & 3rd, 2016 Saturday (11am-5pm.) Sunday (2–5pm)

Admission £8 (to cover both days, children free) Light Refreshments available at Kingsland Church Scarecrow Entry Forms from Kingsland Post Office with details of fees, prizes and siting of entries.


Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland

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This is the official birthday weekend of Her Majesty, the Queen, and to give you the opportunity to celebrate there will be a special event at Kingsland Church!

4.30 pm:

6.00 pm:

Strawberry Tea served in Church but eat inside or outside depending on the weather.

Choral Evensong

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday and RSCM Music Day by taking part in the service, which will include the hymns ‘I vow to Thee my country’, ‘Jerusalem’ & ‘O Praise ye the Lord’, the setting by Brewer of the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, and the Parry anthem ‘I was glad!’ There will be readings chosen for the occasion but no sermon. There will be an augmented choir for this event, and we should make you very welcome if you would like to sing with us. Rehearsals are each Thursday beginning at 7.15 pm in the vestry or the church, and the music for this evensong will form the early part of the rehearsal, after which you would be free to leave if you wish.

Kingsland News June 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More info on our parish is on our website

Kingsland News June 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK. More info on our parish is on our website