Call My Bluff

Friday, 12th April, 7.15pm. Wine tasting “Call my Bluff” evening with cheese supper and raffle in the Village Hall. All proceeds to the Village Hall fund. Fun evening complete with great surprise Bluffers and wines chosen by Charles Gallimore.  Seating will be tables of 6 – make up a table or join a table on the night.

Paying bar with the cheese supper.

Tickets £12 to include supper and wines per table during the tasting from

Lynne – or

Helen –

Raffle tickets can be purchased on the evening.

If you are able to donate a raffle prize please deliver to Lynne or Helen before the event.


Cynthia Harris

Cynthia with cakeA long-standing resident of Wing, Cynthia Harris, passed away peacefully in Crown House, Oakham, on the 6th Feb.

An enthusiastic and loyal member of Wing WI and a great supporter of Wing Church, her friends will miss her dry humour and amazing knowledge of football!

Cynthia’s funeral service will be held on Thursday 21 February at 11 am in Wing Parish church. Refreshments will be available afterwards, kindly arranged by Wing WI, in the village hall. Rev. Pippa Madgewick will be officiating. Donations, in lieu of flowers please, will be shared between Wing Parish Church and The Salvation Army.

Enquiries to Dorman’s please.

Wing Village Mysteries: Part 1

David Seviour is producing a series of documents of Wing Village Mysteries that have been surfaced by his research for the Neighbourhood Plan.

This one is done in such a way as to demonstrate how residents can help, sometimes inadvertently, to solve historic mysteries that other local historical writers had failed to solve or document.

The first one is here but you can always find them under The Village menu item.


Two public meetings in December gave Wing Residents the opportunity to hear the feedback from the questionnaire. Over 40 residents took the opportunity to hear what their fellow residents thought about living in Wing and what was important to them and their families.

Two additional residents have joined the group to support specific aspects of future work programmes.

We are now moving into the next phase of our work, developing policies and gathering supportive evidence under 3 key areas.

1. Rural Economy, Infrastructure and Transport. Led by Richard Tulloch.   

2. Environment.  Led by John DeJardin.   

3. Housing.  Led by David Seviour.

Minutes, policies, work programmes will be posted on the village website as usual.

If you have any interest in contributing to any of the above please speak  to Chairman, Nicky Lyttleton, Secretary, Jonathan Beaver or myself, Joanne  at

A Parlour Concert with Mister Keith – Sat 23 March

A splendid evening of gentle, quirky, expertly crafted – think Ray Davies, Squeeze – stories and the humour by the self-professed originator of “Victorian Pop”.

With song styles varying from jaunty to slow lament, all carried forward by looting melodies and warm, quintessentially English vocals, the bowler-hatted Mister Keith and his mini-orchestra of multi-instrumentalists invoke memories of times gone by. An intimate little gem.

Britain has a happy knack of producing gently quirky lyrical and narrative song-writing and Mister Keith ( the alias of songwriter Keith Ayling ) represents a new addition to this tradition.

With his Parlour Concerts Mister Keith welcomes all on an intimate musical journey by flickering candlelight using expertly crafted songs, stories and humour references a forgotten era. With a nod to Victoriana and English life, Mister Keith and and his small orchestra of multi-instrumentalists bring the audience into a world of charming, bittersweet and darkly romantic song that invokes memories of times gone by, first love and lost love.

“Poppy and accessible in its acoustic finery … eminately listenable” R2 Magazine

“The best musician in a bowler hat – unless Mr Ben plays the guitar!” Big Comfy Folk Club

Tickets can be ordered from me now on 01572 737394 or – tickets @ 10 pounds each.



Santa Comes To Wing! Ho Ho Ho – Friday 14th Dec

Friday 14th 

Santa will be on his sleigh outside the village at 6pm before he goes on his way around the village making  stops on his jolly way!

Stop 1 – outside phone box (near King’s Arms)

Santa will be on his sleigh outside the village at 6pm before he goes on his way around the village making 6 stops on his jolly way!

Stop 2 – down Reeves Lane

Stop 3 – Bottom of Middle Street on bottom Street

Stop 4 – Church Street near the ‘Jetty’

He is then making his way back to the village hall.

Please make sure you give Santa plenty of support, whilst on his journey he will be giving treats out to the children.

All are invited back to the hall where there will be hot dogs (£5 each for adults – children free). There will also be free mince pies and a paying bar.

Those who attended last year had a lovely evening so come and have fun this year. HO! HO! HO!

He came!!

Santa’s National ElF Service  (NES) advance party have been spotted in Wing, checking the village meets Elf and Safety requirements, although I think they are past their “sell by date”.

If anyone wants a copy of their photo please contact the Chief Elf c/o Paul Brewer.

All photographs were used with permission of the photographees.

From the Heart of Rutland

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