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Kingsland News October 2016 While Julie enjoys a well-earned holiday, I am writing this month’s front page. As I write, the remains of the amazing H-Art exhibition are being cleared from the church. What a pleasure it was to see the number of people who visited the church for this event, most of whom are not ‘regulars’. The sales of art work have gone very well, so with 25% commission SMAAAK stands to be much better off as a result. Thanks must go to all who manned the church whilst it was open, and especially to Dee Wurm and Jim Davies, who practically lived there for the fortnight during which the exhibition was set up, open, and removed! Thanks, too, to all who attended Tim Noon’s Organ Recital at the very beginning of September. As a result of this event the church banked £900 and at the same time most people seemed very much to enjoy rehearsing and performing the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ music in the second half. The hymns used at ‘Harvest Festivals’ are amongst the best in the book, and your opportunity to sing them at Kingsland Church will be on the evening of Thursday, October 13th at 7pm. Come and give rousing thanks to God for a fine and productive summer. At the end of the service a Harvest Supper will be served at a cost of £10.

This will include the first drink free! Please write your name on the form at the back of the church or tell Jean Barbour that you intend to be there, because this helps to make the catering more efficient! October is a ‘five-Sunday’ month and the fifth Sunday Benefice Service on the 30th will be a ‘Taizé’ Service at Eardisland beginning at 10.30 am. This will be a restful, gentle event with singable, peaceful music, and I recommend it to you, David Noon (Editor)

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 01432 342166 Leominster 01568 616755 Ledbury 01531 636001 Ross-on-Wye 01989 763388



Success of Coffee Morning held on August 16th After receiving a few more donations, the Grand Total for the Macmillan Coffee Morning was an incredible £1,084.70 Thank you so much to all who attended, ate cake, drank tea or c o f f e e , bought raffle tickets, guessed the doll's name, guessed the beans in the jar and gave amazing donations. Also a very big thank you to all the cake bakers, to Jos, Samantha, Tracy, Helen, Caroline, Sarah , Louis, Donna, Jan, and Margaret for helping on the day. To Terence and Emma; a big thank you for letting us use the Corners Inn Restaurant and also for donating all the coffee and tea and also some cakes. Thank you all again. Paula Davis

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Kingsland Bowling Club (midAug – mid Sept 2016) – Jill takes Jack! First of all, allow me a moment to explain and rejoice - the Ladies beat the Men this year. What a result!! Thanks to Freddie (male) who supported the Dreamers (female) and to ‘Gwyneth’ who manfully joined us again to make up the numbers. We usually have more men than women able to play. We also had fun with a visiting team from Dorstone, the only Crown Green in Herefordshire, as we played (more or less) to their rules, and bowls were being delivered all across the green. We don’t know what we’ve done wrong (have we got the wrong bias?!) but the heavens have opened on several occasions. At Ledbury we’d scarcely changed our shoes when there was a downpour, so our kind hosts challenged us to bingo instead. We did manage 18 ends on a hot afternoon against Hay before the deluge. At Eastnor, we played in the drizzle, though we still drank in the splendid view of the castle from their green. Finals Day also dawned rainy, but finished well, with AJ winning the Di Marco Cup in his first year, and Peter and Joan crowned male and female Champion of Champions. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners. Now it’s nearly time for our main autumn events - firstly our Annual Presentation Dinner at Leominster Golf Club on 14th October, and then our AGM, which takes place at the

clubhouse on 26th October at 7.30 pm – members, be there or be square! We are once again playing in the winter evening Indoor-Outdoor League, rd starting Monday 3 October at the Leominster Centre, mostly Mondays but with a few Wednesdays as well. Finally, some excellent advice from Captain Morgan (the bowler, not the pirate – oops, is that a plank I see before me?!) - Do stay on your mat and watch till the bowl stops rolling; it might help your brain to adjust your shot next go. Don’t wait around and then say ‘oh, it’s me!’ as you look for your wood and dash to the mat - pick up your bowl while your opponent plays - to put it bluntly, if you can’t be good, be clever ( and polite as well!) If you want to know more about us, please feel free to contact me Susanna Checketts (01568 770546 or


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Nature Notes 13/9/16

Do Otters eat pigeon? The answer is a definite ‘Yes’. What is ‘spraint’? It is the droppings of an Otter, often left on a stone or clear area near to water to define territory. Here, we spotted a blue object in a spraint. On examination this turned out to be a leg ring with a number on it. Considerable enquiries revealed that this ring was fitted to a racing pigeon, purchased this Spring as a squeaker for £75 from a breeder in Weymouth by a Mr Cotterill who lives on Merseyside. The bird, ring-numbered GB16P40947, was entered in a race from Yeovil. The world of racing pigeons is another world. Eddie Hughes of Yarpole can answer many questions. In this particular case did the pigeon drown, or was it caught by the Otter as it drank at the water’s edge? The latter is suggested as the more likely.

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I found the first wasps nest of the year and decided to let it survive so long as the inmates keep their stings to themselves. Tawny Owls hoot in the early hours but are never seen during daylight. Garden vegetables taste so much nicer for being fresh. Kidney Beans are suddenly over but Autumn Bliss Raspberries are at their best. Are we alone in having an invasion of mice in the lawn and garden? An estimated 20+ were caught in traps set with cheese as bait. They favoured the French Beans being on ground level. Hop-picking time! Few growers left, but now demand is up. Mushrooms around, and Blackberry and Apple Pie is on the menu! R.W.H.






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Luctonians Sports Club. Much activity, with those employed very occupied in running what is now a large organisation. The second match for the 1st XV against Stourbridge was lost at Kingsland. A high standard of Rugby displayed by both teams, which appears to increase each season. Promotion or Relegation is an ongoing incentive. Lots of roads lead to Mortimer Park, Kingsland. The 1stXV look fit and competitive after much training and practice , although there are already a number of injuries. 2nd and 3rdXV’s are going well! New faces most welcome ! R.W.H.



Charity Bingo in aid of SHYPPS Betty Lister is to organise a Bingo Evening in the Coronation Hall on the evening of Saturday, October 22nd in aid of SHYPP, (Supported Housing Young People’s Project) a charity which helps young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless, or who need support in some other way. She would very much like your support, both as a player on the evening, and/or as a donor of a prize for the event. The organisation benefits from support from Herefordshire Council, but due to budget cuts is suffering a shortfall. This event is one of the ways in which the organisation in the Leominster Area is trying to make up the difference. Please help if you can! The doors of the Coronation Hall will be open from 6.30 pm and ‘Eyes Down’ will be at 7.30.

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Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan News At the time of writing we are still waiting to hear from Herefordshire Council on the outcome of the Regulation 16 public consultation which finished on 22nd August. As soon as we hear something we will update the Neighbourhood Plan News page (under Parish Council) on the KingslandLife website. We will also put an update in the November Kingsland News. Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group



Church Services in the Benefice for October, 2016 Sunday 2nd October Trinity 19 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion Eardisland 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion Aymestrey th Friday 7 October 6.30 pm Harvest Festival Aymestrey th Sunday 9 October Trinity 20 9.30 am Mattins (BCP) Eardisland 9.30 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey 11.00 am Sung Eucharist (BCP) with Sunday School Kingsland th 11.00 am 13 Sung Eucharist (CW) Kingsland Thursday October 7.00pm Harvest Festival Kingsland Friday 14th October 6.30 pm Harvest Festival Eardisland Sunday 16th October Trinity 21 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Family Communion Kingsland 3.30 pm Evensong (BCP) Leinthall Earls Sunday 23rd October Bible Sunday 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland Sung Eucharist (CW) 11.00 am Kingsland th Sung Eucharist (CW) Sunday 30 October All Saints Sunday 10.30 am TaizĂŠ Service Eardisland 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 October

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th

Rev Kim Stilwell Mrs J Evans Rev Deanne Evans Rev Den Bulloss Rev R Crew

Kingsland Shobdon Kingsland Shobdon Kingsland

Sunday 16th October, 11 am

HARVEST FESTIVAL Kingsland Methodist Church ALL WELCOME!


The Parish Diary 2016 October 1st SMAAAK Arcadia Concert 3rd RBL Social Evening and Quiz th 10 Kingsland Players Meeting 12th W .I. Talk on Community Police 13th Church Harvest Festival and Supper 22nd Bingo in aid of SHYPPS Coronation Hall November 9th W.I. Cake Icing 7th RBL Social Evening and Quiz th 13 RBL Remembrance Day 18th SMAAAK event: Hank Wangford Trio 27th Advent Carol Service 27th The Light (SMAAAK Art Exhibition) ‘til 14th Dec. December 3rd Kingsland Christmas Cracker (Kingsland Players) th 7 RBL Social Evening 15th RBL Lunch 18th Church Carol Service 24th Church Crib Service

Church tba Corners Inn 7.45 pm Corners Inn 6.30 pm Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Church 7.00 pm Open 6.30, Eyes Down 7.30 pm Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Corners Inn 7.45 pm Church Assemble 10.30am Luctonians 7.30 pm Church 6.30 pm Church Coronation Hall Corners Inn Corners Inn Church Church

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(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.)

Luctonians 1st XV Home Fixtures for 2016 Oct: 8th Kick-offs 3 pm Nov: 5th Dec: 3rd Kick-offs 2.15 pm




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Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kingsland Make sure you and your children don’t miss our next

Family Service nd

Sunday, October 2 , 9.30 am. A 40 minute service led by Mrs Wendy Maddocks

Theme: Zacchaeus up a tree!



to Kingsland Church and The Teddy Trust. So if you fancy show-casing your talent(s) and would like to join this vibrant group of luvvies all for the benefit of two worthwhile charities, then come to a meeting at The Corners Inn on Monday 10th October at 6.30 pm or contact me on 01568 709501 or email Steph Scott

Bridge Kingsland Bridge Group was formed many years ago in what was the Coffee Shop at the rear of the Post Office building. Since then many properties in the parish have changed occupancy and there could be many of you out there itching to play bridge locally. We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday evening at 6 30 p m, still in the same room. If any of you reading this are interested, please contact me on 07866 418488. We look forward to welcoming you. Jean Barbour K.A.T.S to be Reborn as Kingsland Players The first production will be KINGSLAND CHRISTMAS CRACKER - a show which will be held on Saturday, 3rd December, celebrating the festive season, by means of drama, poetry and song. All profits will go

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Kingsland Castle. In a recent decision the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has agreed to extend the area to the south of Kingsland Castle motte that is protected as a scheduled monument. The protected site will now include the substantial ditch that runs southwest from the footpath gate leading to the Pinsley Brook along with what is thought be a medieval fish-pond. The newly-scheduled earthwork is a very puzzling feature, which may account for why it was ignored in the original listing. It appears to be the remnant of a very large enclosure that may also have featured a stone wall, traces of which were found during an archaeological survey in 1988. The intriguing possibility is that this was the original site of Kingsland village in the 12th century, close by the castle yet outside its bounds. Or it may be older still, for early chronicles state that Merewald, king of the Magonsaete, had a palace at Kingsland and fishponds were must-have amenities for grand Saxon halls‌. Whatever the remains may represent, they are pieces in the jigsaw of Kingsland’s long history; pieces that have yet to be slotted in their proper place. Where we are unusually fortunate is that these layers of archaeology are preserved on grassland that is now safe from ploughing or development. They raise questions that cannot yet be answered but will continue to rouse curiosity so that one day, perhaps the true facts will be found. Hamish Scott For official EH designation and map please go to A big thank you is due to Hamish Scott for making this happen, Trish Pothecary.

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‘The Search for Shangri-La’ This documentary follows explorer Mark Shard and traveller Charles Allen as they journey the breath-taking Himalayan scenery to find lost Tibetan city of Shangri-La reputed to hold the secrets to happiness and eternal youth. However as they track along the roof of the world across the inhospitable plains and unforgiving terrain will they discover the true origins of this remote civilisation shrouded in myth. John Bulmer (grandson of the founder of Bulmer’s Cider), is a pioneer of colour photography shooting stories for Queen Magazine, the Daily Express newspaper and Life Magazine then working on The Sunday Times colour supplement from its launch 1962. Following the film screening our host Alex James will compere a ‘Questions

and Answers’ to discuss the trials the crew encountered filming the documentary from acute mountain sickness, heavy rains, missing transport trucks to yak shortages. Date: Sunday 9th October. Time: 11:30 film screening (50 minutes) followed by Q&A with Director John Bulmer and lunch at 13:00. Venue: Broadfield Court Estate, Bowley Lane, Bodenham, Herefordshire, HR1 3LG (www. Cost: £22.50 includes complementary drink on arrival and lunch with tea/coffee. Tickets: Rae Jones - All proceeds in aid of Samaritans Herefordshire





Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends Many thanks to Jackie & Bryan Markham for hosting our very enjoyable Soup & Pudding Lunch on Thursday 15th September. We raised £430 for the Hospice. Thank you to all who attended. Jean Barbour

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In aid of SHYPP


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(See article page 18)

Saturday October 22nd, 2016 Doors Open 6.30. pm Eyes Down



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Bill Moss Oil Boiler Services of Leominster, your local OFTEC registered oil engineer. Replacement Oil Storage tanks supplied and fitted. Tel: 01584 711372 (Mob: 07711899062) Royal British Legion Branch Meetings. The AGM was held on 12th September with just enough members present to form a quorum. The main points considered were: a. The Balance Sheet for 2015/16 was approved, showing a small gain on 2015. However, our income is reducing and we have therefore deferred a decision on the grant to the Poppy Appeal and Christmastide benevolence until later in the year. b. Branch officers remain unchanged for another year. Richard Brown has kindly offered to take on the post as deputy standard bearer if required.

c. The format of the programme for 2016/17 will remain unchanged with monthly social/draw/quiz nights and other events. The Widow/Widowers lunch will be on December 15th with the cost held at ÂŁ16 d. The Branch Standard has been paraded at various County events during the year. Our next meeting will be on 3rd October at the usual place and time. Minutes of the meeting and the new programme will be sent to members and placed on our notice board Gordon Browne (Chairman)


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Advertising in the Kingsland News This monthly publication is circulated to every household in Kingsland. Advertising is accepted on completion of a form. Advertisers should make copy as clear and concise as possible and note that photographs do not reproduce well. Forms are available from the editor, (01568 708672), from the back of the church, or from the Post Office. Please return the completed form, together with the appropriate fee, to The Editor at: 5, Highfield Close, Kingsland, HR6 9RS. Enquiries to The deadline for the Kingsland News is always the 15th of the previous month

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Some Harvest Jokes? As it's harvest, we can expect the jokes to be corny! Did you hear about the magic tractor? It went up the road and turned into a field! Buttercup and Daisy were chatting as they chewed the cud. "'Ere, have you heard about this mad-cow disease?" "Yes, sounds nasty." "I'm glad I'm a chicken." Q. What do you call someone who used to be really keen on farm yard vehicles? A. An ex-tractor fan!


Details of Kingsland Organisations Organisation



Contact Numbers

Kingsland Coronation Hall

Mr Jim Adams Mrs L Juson

Chairman Secretary (also for Bookings)

01568 708523 01568 708002

Croft Ambrey Running Club

Mr T Davies Mr B Markham Mrs Pat Edwards Mr Robert Parker-Morgan Mr Martin Richmond Ms Susanna Checketts Mr Malcolm Morgan Rev Julie Read

President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Captain Rector

Mrs J Barbour Mr D Davies Mr M Harrisson Mr D. Noon Ms Karen Jones Mrs M Jones Miss S Grant Mrs K. Ball Mrs V. Davis Mr F Morgan Mr C Southgate Mrs J. Vaughan Mrs C Southgate Ms Becky Morgan

Churchwarden Churchwarden Tower Captain Choir Master Leader Leader Assistant Leader Assistant Leader Leader President Chairman Treasurer Secretary Chairman

Ms Jessica De Mattia

Secretary Chapel Steward Minister in charge Chairman Vice Chairman Hon. Secretary Hon. Treasurer

Luctonians Sports Club

Lesley Pitchford Rev Deanne Evans Cllr Sebastian Bowen Mrs Jackie Markham Mr Andrew Parsons Ms Sally Good Mrs S Thomas Mrs J Barbour Mrs L. Jones Mrs L. Noon Mrs Jenny Davies Mrs Thelma Pudge Mr A. Bradley Mrs J Markham Sally Deakin Wg Cdr Browne Mrs V Davis Mrs Roberts Mrs Roberts Alex Smith

Friends of Kingsland Church (SMAAAK)

Jim Davies or Dee Wurm

Kingsland Bowling Club

Kingsland Church

Kingsland Bell-Ringers Kingsland Church Choir Kingsland Cubs Kingsland Guides & Brownies

Kingsland Flower Show

Kingsland Pre-School

Kingsland Methodist Church Kingsland Millennium Green Trust Kingsland under fives Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends Kingsland Women’s Institute Kingsland Fire Station K. Community Web Site ( Royal British Legion (Kingsland Branch)

01568 708474 01568 708281

Chairman Treasurer Secretary President Secretary Sub Officer Contacts Chairman Secretary Treasurer Membership Sec. Chief Executive Officer For enquiries:

01568 770546 01568 708255 07968 916783 07866418488 01568 709071 01568 708857 01568 708672 01432 760591 01544 387992 01568 780250 01568 708681 01568 708681

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Kingsland News October 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire UK. More info about our lovely village and parish at www.kingslandlife.c...

Kingsland News October 2016  

The community newsletter for the parish of Kingsland, Herefordshire UK. More info about our lovely village and parish at www.kingslandlife.c...