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Advent & Xmas Greetings to all our Readers

December 2014

Kingsland News Dear Parishioners, Way back in August I went to Greenbelt, a Christian arts festival, with a small group from the parishes. The title this year of the event was “Travelling light” and we realised why when we had to walk a distance from the car with all our camping gear and wished we’d travelled with less equipment! But as we journeyed through the weekend we saw another meaning to the title – that our faith in Jesus was like a travelling light for our lives and that wherever we went we had light to guide us. I don’t know whether you, like me, remember reading for the first time in church when young? I had to read Isaiah chapter 9 at a carol service when I was 11…the people that walk in darkness have seen a great light, they that walk in the valley of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was one

that most synagogues had, along with the first five books of the old testament and its words would have been well known. When Jesus came into this world he was recognised as being this light, a light that reaches down into the deep valleys in which we often find ourselves, not able to see out to the beauty of everything around. We celebrate the birth of Jesus, the light of the world, in the darkest time of the year, and as we head there this year, I hope you will take hold of that travelling light in your lives and whether you are in a deep valley or on top of the world, will rejoice in the birth of that source of light for our lives. There is a Christingle service at Leinthall Earles Church on Sunday December 14th at 3.30pm and Kingsland Carol Service this year is on Sunday 21st December at 4pm in Kingsland Church: come and hear the story of a saviour’s birth.


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The annual hospice service “Light up a life” is on Friday 12th December at 7.30pm in Kingsland Church and is a very special service for the bereaved and those who remember loved ones who have died as Christmas approaches. And then on Christmas Eve there is a crib service at 4pm, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm and on Christmas Day a Family Service at 10.30am, where a showing of Christmas ‘Pressies’ is a must, and there will be a shortened form of communion afterwards for those who would like that. I look forward to seeing you in Church over this festive season. All God's blessings, Julie Read

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IT’S GOOD TO BE AWARDED Everybody likes to receive recognition when they have worked hard, and Kingspan Insulation has done just that following success in the Chamber of Commerce Regional Awards, where they not only won Manufacturer of the Year, but also the Sustainability Award for the West Midlands Region. A key part of winning these awards is the work undertaken by Kingspan as part of its Net Zero Energy initiative, which aims to have all Kingspan Insulation facilities running on entirely renewable power by 2018. Recent work for this in Pembridge has included the installation of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The plant works by anaerobically digesting poultry waste and energy crops like maize supplied by local farmers to produce biogas, heat and fertiliser. Schemes like the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust have also contributed to this success. As you probably already know, each year the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust award funds to a number of projects within the catchment areas of Wigmore High School, Lady Hawkins’ School, Earl Mortimer College in Herefordshire. All that is asked is that they meet at least one of the Trust’s four objectives which cover: ecology, biodiversity, healthy recreation for young people and road safety. One recent successful application was from Kingsland Primary School who received funding to install a grid over its Wildlife Wonder Zone pond. This allows pupils to stay safe whilst observing the water life. If you know of a project that could benefit from some funding and is in need of recognition then why not put forward your own application. Application forms and details of other local projects that have already been helped by the Trust since it was set up can be viewed on the website:



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Luctonians Sports Club Much activity goes on, including a wellpresented evening by a retired doctor who has accompanied various groups of veterans on Battle Field and Country Tours. Our modern youth is enjoying the facilities organisation and coaching available at the Luctonians, with the large car park often full. The 1st XV is fully extended, and the need for a large squad of players is obvious. Injuries, work commitments, and social engagements remind us that this is an amateur club. To the many managers, coaches, physios and families who dedicate so much time to the cause, must go great gratitude. Issue no 234 of ‘Lucsline’ is out to a worldwide audience. The match st programme for 1 XV games, and included in the £10 entry fee, makes a good read. The ground looks excellent and the ‘weights’ room beneath the grandstand is up and running – how is your fitness?! R.W.H.

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

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Royal British Legion In Memoriam With deepest regret we record the death of Les Millard. He was the longest serving member of the Branch, having joined on his return from active service in the Middle East in 1948. He has held several posts, most recently as Branch President and his unfailing support will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathy to Ruth and the family on their sad loss.


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Branch Meetings Our meeting on 3 November was rather thinly attended because of holidays and illness. However, it raised yet more money, for our up-coming events. The next meeting will be a pre-Christmas draw and quiz on 1st December, followed by our traditional widows/widowers th lunch on 10 December. A letter has been sent to all members and supporters giving details, and tickets to our non-paying guests have also been issued. Remembrance Day Our thanks to the Rev. Julie Read for conducting the very well attended service on 9th November, and to the Lucton School cadets for their very smart turnout. We had hoped to have our Standard paraded at the Cenotaph march past in London but as you may have seen, there were no standards of any sort on parade. However, our standard bearer did take part in the march past and also attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall. The results of the Poppy Appeal will be published next month. Gordon Browne


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Message from Dorothy Lewis Very many thanks for all the cards, good wishes and visits I have received since my illness. It helps enormously, Dorothy Message from Ruth Fisher I send very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all my friends in Kingsland. I miss you all, Ruth Greetings Chris and Caroline Southgate and family wish all their friends and acquaintances a joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!




We’re ending the year with a bang with Rod Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra playing at the Corornation Hall on 4 December. Looking forward, our 2015 programme includes Squash Box childrens’ interactive theatre (details below); a pub quiz; a conversation with Sir Robert Rogers, former Clerk to the House of Commons; Pop Up Opera; hArt; jazz; and a swing band. If you have other ideas, please do contact us. We would love to hear from you T: 01568 709579.

EVENTS CALENDAR Thursday 4 December 7.30 pm, Coronation Hall Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra. A fabulous six piece playing a mix of western swing, blues, ragtime, jazz, Cajun and country roots are the ones to watch on the UK’s growing Americana scene. Licensed bar and dancing positively encouraged! Tickets at £12 adult/£5 under 18, available in October. Tickets are going fast so reserve your place now. Tickets £12 adult/£5 under 18.

Sunday 22 February 2015 at 2pm, Coronation Hall Sea Show performed by the Squash Box Theatre A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret celebrating the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs. Suitable for children and adults of all ages. All tickets £5. All tickets from Kingsland Post Office or 01568 709579


MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE News from Your Patients Participation Group (PPG) New stroke services proposed by NHS Herefordshire Your PPG representatives have been invited to attend a meeting to discuss the proposed new arrangements for stroke services. Your representative intends to attend, so it will be an opportunity for you to have any views or concerns you may have raised. If you have anything you wish to be aired please contact: Val Ainsworth at val’ New Out-of-hours Surgeries Back in the Summer we mentioned the new surgery arrangements proposed at three centres, primarily for those patients unable to attend during normal hours. The one in Leominster is now operational and operates at the Marches Practice, Westfield Walk, Leominster HR6 8HD between 8am and 8pm each day. Other centres exist at Wargrave House, 23 St Owen St, Hereford HR1 2JB and Pendeen Surgery, Kent Ave., Ross-on-Wye HR9 5AH. If you need to use this service you are able to book, as usual via our Kingsland Surgery on 01568 708214. For more urgent appointments please call 111 and ask for Taurus Healthcare. Of course, existing arrangements continue to apply for normal requirements via your GP at Kingsland, Leintwardine or Orleton. NHS Friends and Family Test Questionnaire Under an NHS England initiative from December onwards patients will be invited, if they wish, to complete a very short questionnaire stating whether they would be prepared to recommend the practice to friends and family. It would be helpful if you can spare the time to complete the form as it will indicate to NHS England whether you are content with the services provided by your practice or consider there are failings.



Herefordshire's Talking Newspaper for the blind Charity Number 502784 Do you have difficulty in reading newspapers because of poor eyesight? Do you have a family member, friend or neighbour who misses being able to catch up on local news from local newspapers? Do you know that the Herefordshire Talking Newspaper for the Blind is produced fortnightly on CD , and delivered free by post? For more information, please contact the Secretary, Elizabeth Wilson, on 01432 853283, or leave a message at 36 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR1 1BD Tel: 01432 352297

Thanks My sincere thanks for all the sympathy cards, letters, telephone and personal calls and all the kind words from my Kingsland friends after the tragic and unexpected loss of my beloved sister Sheila. Sue Mitchell, Church Green

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Weobley & District Local History Society The last meeting of the Society was held in Weobley Parish Church in October an appropriate venue as the Church was hosting an exhibition mounted by the Society of the men and women of Weobley and their involvement in WW1. The evening opened with a short film of the battle in 1917 at Passchendaele – known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres, infamous for its casualties. The images of death, destruction and mud were typical of the many battles fought during this war. When the Army Service Corps left Weobley with 150 men on the 18th of August 1914, they left just two Corps members behind. Stepping up to replace them were the VADs - The Voluntary Aid Detachment, most commonly found in field hospitals and nursing services. Roger Marshall told us about Sarnesfield Court becoming one of over 1,700 Red Cross Hospitals for injured servicemen. The first Commandant of the Sarnesfield Court Hospital was Ella Mary Leather. Mrs Leather’s son, John, was mobilised on the first day of the war and died in October 1918 of pneumonia. The November meeting, which will not have been held before the copy date for this publication, was about Herefordshire in the Middle Ages and presented by David Whitehead who has an immense knowledge of local history having lived and taught history in Herefordshire since 1970. We hope you were able to attend. The December meeting will be the Christmas lunch which will be held at Hopelands on Wednesday the 17th. For further information please contact Pat Millington on 01544 319330.

Julie Peacock

Pantomime There will be a performance of ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ in The Coronation Hall, Kingsland, on Sunday 21st December at 6 p.m. The performance will last for approximately 45 minutes and tickets, payable at the door, will cost £3 for adults and £1 for children. "Lucton Cheapskate Productions" promise you another fun filled, action packed blockbuster - not to be missed!!

Progressive Supper 2015 The date for next year’s progressive supper is Saturday 16th July. If you are wanting to take part in any way, please let me know, Trina Sampson (Edgefield) 708320


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Church Services in the Benefice for December Sunday 7th December Advent 2 9.30 am Family Service Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion (CW) Eardisland 11.00 am Choral Mattins (BCP) Kingsland 11.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Aymestrey th Evening Prayer (benefice) Eardisland Friday6.00 12 pm December 7.30 pm ‘Light up a Life’ (Hospice Service) Kingsland th Sunday 14 December Advent 3 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 9.30 am Holy Communion Eardisland 11.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Kingsland 3.30 pm Christingle Service Leinthall Earls Sunday 21st December Advent 4 4.00 pm Service of Lessons and Carols Kingsland 6.30 pm Service of Lessons and Carols Eardisland Monday 22nd December 6.30 pm Service of Lessons and Carols Aymestrey 6.00 pm Evening Prayer Christmas Eve Kingsland Wednesday 24thBenefice December 4.00 pm Crib Service Kingsland 10.00 pm Midnight Mass Eardisland 11.30 pm Midnight Mass Kingsland th Thursday 25 December Christmas Day 8.00 am Holy Communion Leinthall Earls 9.30 am Holy Communion Eardisland 10.30 am Family Service (shortened communion after Kingsland for those wishing to stay) Sunday 28th December 1st Sunday of Christmas 11.00 am Benefice Sung Eucharist Kingsland and at 10.00 am each Thursday (except Christmas Day) at Kingsland: Said Holy Eucharist BCP Services at the Methodist Churches this month, at 11 am unless otherwise stated: December: 7th 14th 21st 28th

Dr P. Scott Carol Service Rev. F. Biseker (H C) at Leominster

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The Parish Diary 2014 December 1st 3rd 4th 5th 10th 10th 12th 12th 21st 21st

RBL Social Evening Corners 7.30 pm Bowling Club Bingo Coronation Hall 7.00 pm SMAAAK Event: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra. Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Concert by (Ludlow Choir) Church 7.30 pm RBL widow/widowers lunch Corners 12.for 12.30pm W.I. ‘Canapés and Nibbles for Christmas’ Mrs Rosemary Evans Coronation Hall 7.30 pm Carols on the Green 6.00 pm ‘Light up a Life’ Hospice Service Church 7.30 pm Church Carol Service Church 4.00 pm ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ Coronation Hall 6.00 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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K.M.G.T. Working Parties Working parties on the Millennium Green, in the New Year, at 10 a.m. weather permitting, are planned for: Sat. Jan. 10th - (hedge trimming) Sat. Feb. 28th (fruit tree pruning). All help is welcomed. Please bring stout gardening gloves and suitable tools. Refreshments are always involved! Contact me on: 01568 708281 Jackie Markham




Annual Lantern Walk at Queenswood Country Park 20th December 2014 at 5.00 p.m. Come with your family or come alone and join with others in our Annual Lantern Walk in remembrance of loved ones who have died Reserve your lantern with a ÂŁ5 donation to support our work with bereaved children, young people and their families 01432 264555 Address & Registered Office: Fred Bulmer Centre, Wallk Street, Hereford, HR4 9HP Phoenix Bereavement Support Services is a company registered in England & Wales company number 7883124 and is a also a registered charity, number 1147645

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Kingsland & Eardisland Hospice Friends On a wet and windy day on Tuesday 11th November many braved the weather to come to the Pre-Christmas Coffee Morning held this year at the Luctonians Rugby Club. They bought Christmas food, Soft toys, Christmas cards, Diaries and Calendars and took part in a raffle. At precisely 11 o’clock a two minutes silence was observed as appropriate for the date. The event raised £724 for the hospice. Many thanks to all who contributed to this success in any way. Bridget Eastaugh K.M.G.T. Carols on The Green The date and time for this event has been fixed for 6pm on Friday, 12th December, 2014. Everyone is welcome. Please come prepared to sing and bring a musical instrument along if you have one. There will be mulled wine and mince pies! Jackie Markham


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KINGSLAND PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN NEWS We are continuing to write and develop the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Kingsland parish. The draft policies, which are based on everything you have said in the Parish Plan and the events we had this summer, have gone to Hereford Council to be assessed against the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment, which are a statutory requirement for Neighbourhood Plans. There is still a lot of work and writing we need to do, but we are aiming to have the draft plan ready sometime in December so that it can go for a 6 week public consultation for all of you in the parish to make your comments. It will also go to stakeholders such as Welsh Water, The Environment Agency, English Heritage and many others. This will be the chance for all of you to read it and give your views, so we hope you will all take the opportunity to comment. There will be lots of publicity for the consultation so keep an eye out! Once that consultation has finished, we then amend the plan before it goes to Hereford Council for a further 6 week public consultation. Following that, it goes to an independent examiner for an examination. If all is well, it then goes to a parish referendum run by Hereford Council where all Kingsland parish residents on the electoral register will have a vote on whether to accept and go ahead with the plan. If the answer is yes, the Kingsland Neighbourhood Plan will have to be taken into consideration on every planning application made in the parish.

So we still have a way to go and meanwhile, as always, we still need more help so if you can give us a little bit of time to help with publicity, administration or small projects, then please contact us. You don’t need to know anything about planning – it’s time, energy and enthusiasm that’s more important! You can e-mail or call our Secretary Patricia Pothecary on 01568 708597 who’ll be more than happy to hear from you! Also don't forget there is more information on the Neighbourhood Plan pages on the KingslandLife website, as well as on our Facebook page (Kingsland Parish Neighbourhood Plan) and Twitter (@KingslandNP).


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Nature Notes 11/11/2014 ‘Ere the Winter Storms begin’. I witnessed a remarkable sight of ‘dancing leaves’ on October 31st . On this sunny dry morning I was following a lorry en route to the coast. Recently fallen Oak leaves in the slip stream of the two vehicles covered the whole road area – a one-off! Some salmon seen moving upstream to spawn, very numerous in the river Teme. Eels moving downstream, heading for the sea and the long journey across the Atlantic to the Sargasso Sea in the Caribbean. The spawning of eels remains one of the acts of nature not witnessed by the human eye. More locally, there was a sad happening when the resident Robin spotted a small piece of cheese inside a stable room mouse trap, on the floor, with fatal consequences. Autumn planted grain is emerging in good conditions, looking forward to harvest next August, we hope! Some blocked drills and patches with no seed very apparent. Apple picking goes on with some huge crops (30tons/acre) reported on established bush orchards. Drink more Cider and hope the Chinese take a liking to it! The late Geoffrey Bright wrote: And yearly in November, In farm and cot and hall, ‘Tis then that folks remember Their lads who gave their all. In Flanders field, on palm-girt shores, By foreign field and stream, And round the village crosses, The bright red poppies gleam. December soon - falling leaves forming a carpet over dormant bulbs, soon to be seen. The pair of Dippers selecting their nest site for next February. Nature moves on silently. R.W.H.

Kingsland W I At the AGM in November the committee members were all re-elected, Elizabeth Karlsson stood down as president after serving for 10 years and Jenny Davies was elected as our new president. After the business of the meeting was concluded Mrs Colette Gray described some of the many items she had brought along and displayed on three tables. Victorian and Edwardian on the first one followed by the 1920/30 and then 1940/50. Mrs Gray was a designer and milliner and over the years has built up a large collection of dressing table items and small accessories. Some were inherited from her grandmother and some picked up at church fêtes and car boot sales. Silverware featured on Victorian dressing tables, sets with hand mirror, hairbrush and clothes brush. Also shoehorns and buttonhooks! One old mirror, totally blackened, was picked up for pennies at sale from amongst some old garden tools and cleaned up into a beautiful silver mirror later valued at £150.00. Those who could not afford silver had similar items made from ebony wood – not nearly as attractive. On all three tables glass sets with trays, small bowls and candlesticks featured. Many of the early objects also appeared in more modern styles on the later tables. All had perfume bottles, dressing table sets and jewellery. In the 1920's powder compacts with spaces for money, small cigarettes and lipstick appeared. In the 1950's and 60's early types of plastic replaced metal for some items. Mrs Gray gave background history of the changing fashions through the years as when Coco Chanel wore costume jewellery 1924 and this then became acceptable in society. This was a very entertaining talk and we were all pleased to see and handle this fascinating collection. Our next meeting is on 10th Dec when Mrs Rosemary Evans will make canapés and nibbles for Christmas.

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The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Do you have any historic maps of Kingsland? Do you know where the old road systems were in the parish? The group looking to have the site of the battle of Mortimer’s Cross officially designated by English Heritage is seeking to locate maps of the area which will lead to a better understanding of the road system at the time of the battle. This will help to determine the likely sites where the fighting may have taken place. We are asking to see/locate any maps of Kingsland going back through time, from field maps of the 20th and 19th centuries going back to the tithe maps of the 1840s, enclosure maps 1595-1918, turnpike maps of the 18th century and any other old maps that may be relevant. The area in question is centered upon Mortimer’s Cross going as far up as Aymestrey to the North, North East towards Croft castle, West through Covenhope, South West towards Shobdon and South East through Kingsland. If you have any interesting maps or knowledge of the ancient road systems let us know and we will arrange a meeting to look at what we have in the village and discuss local knowledge of these old roads.

Please ring me on 01568 708597 or e-mail

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St Michael's Hospice Christmas Festival: fun for all the family! Saturday 13th December, 2pm 5pm, The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School, Hampton Dene Hereford HR1 1UU. With stalls selling gifts, decorations, Christmas cakes, hot chocolate, mince pies and more, you will have a perfect opportunity to finish your Christmas shopping and stock up on festive treats. Don’t forget, the little ones can meet Santa. It’s all part of the Christmas Festival fun. 5K Santa Run Get into the festive mood and join hundreds of other participants in our fantastic Santa Run! Exercise your charitable-giving muscles on a 5K course. The well-signed and marshalled route is perfect for families and runners over the age of 11 and will take you along the quiet roads of Hampton Dene in Hereford. Santa Run registration will open at 1.30pm and the race will start at 2.15pm. The cost of the Santa Run is £10 per person aged 18 or older and £7 per person aged 11 to 17. Entry fee includes your Santa Suit (available in adult or child sizes), bottle of water and certificate at the finish. 3K Reindeer Walk Create magical memories this Christmas with our truly special 3K Reindeer Walk. Each child that enters will receive a pair of reindeer antlers and a flashing red nose. There will be an opportunity to have a family photo taken with Oscar and Daisy, two very special reindeer

who will be joining us on the day. We can even guarantee snow! No matter what the weather our snow cannons will be at the ready to ensure you have a white Christmas. Carol singers will also join you on the guided walk that finishes at a winter wonderland where you can enjoy a free glass of mulled wine. It promises to be a magical experience! Reindeer Walk registration will open at 3.00pm and will set off at 3.30pm. The cost of the Reindeer Walk is £4 per adult and £2 per child aged 16 and under. Entry fee includes a pair of reindeer antlers and a flashing red nose for all children.


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Kingsland Church Special Services in December

Sunday December 7th : 9.30 am

Family Service A 40 minute service led by Mrs Katie Cave-Brown-Cave Sunday December 21st: 4.00 pm

Service of Lessons & Carols Wednesday, December 24th : 4.00 pm

Crib Service (A short, family-friendly service for Christmas Eve) Some Christmas Cracker Jokes!

Who hides in a bakery at Christmas? A Mince Spy What song do you sing at a snowman’s Birthday Party? Freeze a jolly good fellow What is the best Christmas Present in the world? A Broken drum – you can’t beat it!

What do you call a group of keen chess players bragging in a hotel lobby? Chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer! What famous playwright was frightened of Christmas? Noel Coward What did father Christmas do when he went speed dating? He pulled a cracker!


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