Wing Grange circa 1900 – a happy ending!


We received this note this week and thanks to our diligent historian, Joanne Beaver, who never ceases to amaze me with her knowledge of Wing and Rutland, she was able to track down Andy’s grandmother.
Hello Wing
My sister and I are conducting some family tree research and it appears that my grandmother may have worked at the Grange in about 1900.
Can anyone tell me who, or where to look, regarding the ownership of the Grange at that time.
Thanks very much
Andy Murdock <amurd64@me.com>

Joanne:

Records show that in 1902 the Sheriff of Rutland was William Henry Neill of The Grange, Wing.

I am not sure if is the same building as I was always given to understand that Miss Brocklebank’s father had the current house and buildings built from the same consignment of bricks fired to build St Pancras station.

There is a likeness, the bricks are not typical of other brick buildings in the area.

Did you know that The Rutland Record Society  has a set of pamphlets, Rutland Records. They are all on line. Reference  Rutland Record number 8 . (1988)   is called ‘Who’s Who in Rutland’. It gives information about people like Miss Brocklebank and the Neil family.

Andy:
Thanks very much Joanne. I picked up that she bought the Grange in 1913. Do you have any idea of the owners before that?

Joanne:

The Brocklebank family owned Wing Grange. Miss Brocklebank still lived at the Grange until the 60s several Wing villagers were employed there. The son of the last gardener still lives in Wing.

They were shareholders / directors  of the railway company ( before British Rail ) that serviced this area. Manton Halt was created so that the family could ring Oakham railway  station to tell the stationmaster to have the train stop at Manton to pick them up…..what style.   You should find the correct Brocklebank via railway records, if all else fails.

Andy:
Just a note to say we found my grandmother and she was working at the Grange in 1911. We were able to track her down from the ‘Neil’ link.

Community Safety


Community Safety

This consultation has been created by the Community Safety Team at Rutland County Council, in partnership with the Local Police, Fire Service and other members of the Safer Rutland Partnership. We would like to give the people of Rutland the opportunity to tell us how they feel about Community Safety in their community, so that we can have a better understanding on the local issues and needs. The information that you provide will be considered during future development and delivery of our services and help to shape the priorities for the Partnership’s 2017-2020 Strategy Plan.
Your feedback is important to us, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

Fire Prevention – it could affect you!


Diana Freeman of Oakham Police would like join a coffee morning and do a talk about Fire Prevention to our residents because of the fire we had in the village recently.

She is coming along with a member of the Fire Brigade to our regular coffee morning on the 23rd Feb between 10.30-12.00 to give advice and answer any questions.
Everybody is welcome to this important event.

THE BIRCH GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME


THE BIRCH GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME
We have volunteers who love calling in for a chat and a cuppa.Do you know anyone stuck at home,following a stay in hospital or has difficulty leaving the house to meet people ?

  • Why not give us a call ?
    Dripping tap driving you mad ?
  • We may have someone who can help, give us a call.
  • Car off the road,need shopping? For a contribution towards the cost of petrol, maybe we can help.

Telephone us on:   07539 707623

PREPARED CITIZEN INITIATIVE

See our previous post.

The Birch Good Neighbour scheme see this as a natural progression from our current service. We would love existing  volunteers to consider getting involved.

Registering an interest commits you to NOTHING, it would be useful to have a pool of volunteers willing to help neighbours in a range of situations.

Joanne has the details and hopes to hear from you.It sits within the ‘Prepared Communities’ programme

Tel 737286 (new) email beawingj@gmail.com

Cis. Boothby RIP


It is great sadness we report the death of Cis. Boothby.  Her funeral will be on 16 February. Funeral 11:00 Wing Church, afterwards at the village hall .

She was such a lovely lady and, in her prime, would help anyone. Always cheerful, and with a beautiful smile. She was also a great supporter of any fundraising events in the Village. Our thoughts must be with her son, Nick.

Your Village Needs You!


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We are hoping to get as many Wing residents involved as possible. The discussion will be about what is needed for the future of our Village.

The neighborhood plan is not just about houses.

  • More trees?
  • Homes for young families?
  • Improving the village diversity?
  • More emphasis on wildlife and conservation?
  • Pursuit of sustainable energy?

To discuss and learn more please come to the meeting

ALL WELCOME