For you historians or people just interested in Wing in days of yore you can do no better than to look at the most authoritative history of the village (1), which can be found on the British History Online website. This is a treasure trove of information about the history of the whole of Britain.
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(1)-‘Parishes: Wing’, in A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 2, ed. William Page (London, 1935), pp. 103-106. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/rutland/vol2/pp103-106 [accessed 28 April 2016].
Queen’s 90th birthday afternoon tea was held in Wing Village Hall April 21st 2016.
Many Thanks to all of you for kindly donating sandwiches and cakes. All expenses were covered by money made from 2015 lunches, so the £82 donated at the party is for Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough.
To Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
Wing Village Hall
Thursday 21st April 3:30 – 5:30 pm
You are cordially invited to the above event which I am organising with a group of friends.
The cost will be £1.00, to include a free raffle.
If anyone is able to make Sandwiches, Cakes or Scones please contact me – I will reimburse you! Let me know by April 14th if you are able to attend.
Judith 01572 737761 firstname.lastname@example.org
Well. We had the tea, and the Cucumber sandwiches were excellent.
here are some shots taken of the event.
Alan, on the top table, laying down the law on royal protocol.
Nice to see Eileen after a while away from us.
A group of tame Quilters and Roger.
Roger, relatively happy with the Quilters.
Never mind the eaters, what about that for a cake stand!
The foreigners table. Roger moved in with the Harboro gang
Should have asked John what was so funny.
They didn’t get a fancy cake stand but nevertheless seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The assembled tea party.
Cynthia practising here recruitment pose.
Them what did for us on the day,Judith of course is TT.
Look what good teeth I’ve got.
Dorothy with her solid gold plaque of Buck House.
And there we all are toasting Her Majesty.
Thanks of course to Judith and her helpers for the superb spread and whoever came up with the bubbly, we did enjoy it!!
The book is now available from the Village Hall Coffee Mornings ,Sunday Teas or from Mary Rodgers
16 Church Street
The price is £12.00
The proceeds are for the Village Hall.
Also there is a selection of greetings cards available with some of the illustrations from the book and these can be purchased in the Village Hall, from the W I and the PCC. Mary also has a selection in her studio at 16 Church Street.
We have received this from Ruth Deane. If anyone can help please call her on Ruth Deane
07980 733241 send an email to Editor@wingrutland.uk
I am living in Lyndon and desperately seeking some alternative grazing for my pony for 6 months of the year (winter). I wondered if there was anyone locally you might know of who could help please? I don’t know many people in the area and feel a bit cut off from everything.
My landlord Edward Conant has no available land for me in case you might consider this to be an option. So ideally Wing or Pilton would be really helpful.
Thank you so much.
We are looking for experienced WordPress administrators to help with the running of this site. The two existing volunteers are aged and decrepit and as many schools in the area have WordPress based sites this would be a good opportunity to get some experience of a large community site but it is possible to administer it from anywhere in the world.
We have nearly 10,000 visitors from around the world and 20 – 30 regular visitors a day. There are 150 pages and 162 posts.
It is hosted on the free WordPress.com site and consequently is a subset of the full WordPress platform so volunteers with full WordPress experence will find “easy to maintain/boring as heck” depending your background.
The posts are mirrored on Wing Community Facebook page and @wingrutland Twitter account.
Please email email@example.com if you or anyone you know is interested.
These photos are of Sheila Casey ex-postmistress of Wing, aged 4 in 1938, with her mother Connie Hunt ( nee Bailey) haymaking on their farm Westleigh at Foxton ( or maybe Connie’s father’s farm at Burton Overy).
The second photo, taken in 1906, is of Connie aged 2 with her siblings at Flathouse Farm, Cotesbach. In the photo are (L to R) Doris, Connie and Archie on the horse, Elsie and Bertha.
The date of next Sunday lunch 8 May 1 pm
Featuring Pheasants Roost rare breed beef
£6, includes choice of pudding
As usual, contact Joanne on contact Joanne on 737286 or firstname.lastname@example.org