Accommodation wanted August 18th – 26th for Movement Workshop

Stewart Hamblin, who many of you know, is running an International Movement Workshop August 19 – 26 in Wing Village Hall and he will be using the Hall for the whole week. There are people coming from Europe and the USA such is his skill. The people are a mixture of therapists and patients. The participants have arranged their own accommodation around the county but one therapist, from Germany, has failed to find anywhere for her and her partner. She has asked Stewart if anyone has a room available during that week. They just need somewhere to sleep and are not expecting any meals.

If you can help contact Stewart at

A History of Wing

From David Seviour:

You will almost certainly know that Wing Summer Festival is due to take place on Sunday 26th August which has a whole range of events and activities pulled together for your involvement and enjoyment by the local organising committee chaired by Sally Cox.

I’ve been writing and working on the production of ‘A History of Wing Village and Its Setting 1066 – 2018’, a development of the outline work I had produced for the Neighbourhood Plan Information Weekend held earlier in the year.

I am delighted to be able to tell you that this history will be available as a book on the 26th August. It runs to 20,500 words, 66 A4 pages, and carries 73 photographs, drawings and graphics, many related to old Parish Record photographs. The price is £15 per copy and all proceeds will go to the Wing Church fabric fund and the Village Hall community fund on an equally shared basis.

There will be 300 first edition copies available by the 26th August and sales can be pre-booked on a first come first served basis, with priority to Wing Parish residents. There will be no restriction on the number of copies (within reason) purchased by each resident so non-resident family members can be covered. Hopefully, they will make a great Christmas gift!

Pre-sale bookings can be made by either sending me an e-mailed request/order or dropping a request/order note through my post-box at Dove Cottage, Middle Street, Wing. Pre-sales will be booked in date order of receipt. Matching payments can either be made to me personally in advance or on the collection of the book, both will be receipted for record purposes.

I will be giving a talk and presentation on the work at 11am until 12 noon in the Village Hall on the 26th August at which first copies of the book can also be collected.

Histories of this kind never come to an end so if you have any comments or contributions to make after reading the book please feel free to let me have them.

A companion document, ‘Wing Village: A Walk Through History’, 14 A4 pages, 5,500 words with photographs, providing a guided walk will be made available on a similar basis but in PDF format later in the year.

The book is dedicated to Wing residents and I hope you enjoy the read.

Best Wishes


Janet Ridley

It is with deep regret that I have to announce that Janet, while enjoying a much anticipated holiday in Majorca with some family members, suffered a severe stroke and subsequently died.

Janet Mary RIDLEY (née Medwell) Of Wing and previously of Stoke Albany, died suddenly on 28th June 2018 aged 83 years. Much loved widow of George, mother of the late Jane and Diana and sister to Michael, Linda and Christine. The funeral will be held at Wing Parish Church on Thursday 26th July at 2.00pm.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones and her many friends at this sad time. All of us who knew her will miss her. She overcame so many tragedies in her life, losing both her daughters and her husband before her death.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Stroke Association. c/o E M Dorman, Funeral Directors, Beechcroft, 69 High St East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY. Tel: 01572 823976


One More Week For Booking Stalls for the Wing Summer Fest

Still thinking about running a stall at our event ?…

We welcome stall holders and talented artisans… the quirky and the classy… the fun and the tasty… the grounded and the eccentric !!…the caring and the kind

Talk to us about your product and be part of the day that is The Wing Summer Fest 2018!

To book a stall at the Wing Summer Festival download and print the booking form from here. Sponsors and stall holders can buy advertising packages here.

Remember, if anyone books a stall by 20th July 2018 they will be in time to have a free advert in the event programme which will be circulated to all visitors on the day.


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