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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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!
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.
We are pleased to announce that Angie Woods ( email@example.com ) will be taking over from Paul Brewer as the Village Hall Manager and Caretaker, effective 14th July.
We wish to thank Paul for all the work he has done for the hall over the last few years and his help for all in the village will continue.
Or Joanne has tickets. 737286 firstname.lastname@example.org
From Lindsay O’Conner, Event Coordinator:
Please can you kindly give some thought to speaking to respective partners and family around volunteers for the event, we are really low on the uptake at the moment so it would be very helpful to get some names in the frames. Small tasks to larger ones all needing support…an example… we will need someone to support Jim Reeves on his cherry picker with help putting up bunting on the day before the event from outside the village hall and along Top Street. Another area we need support …Oxen cart rides … we need someone to ensure that on the day Ahimsa Diary have everything they need to support this activity, the volunteer will need to ensure the signs are in place on the day for where the rides will be taking place and will need to manage a float and may need table and chairs to support this activity …. ideally this candidate should like animals ! even if not close up and personal.
We will need a group of people to help tidy up the street after the days’ event from around 5pm in order we can prepare for the evening event in good time. Signage will need removing and collecting so road opens and further to that, the marquee will need to be set up in the village car park for the evening event.
During the day’s event, we need support in the form of car parking supervision/Marshalling, again we need to ask around please as Paul Brewer will need support.
By 11pm it will be just like Christmas day over in a flash…left only with the tidying up!!… At 11pm we will need help to clear up so please, do think about yourselves or family, friends who will be prepared to commit to formally being part of the closing of the event team! I am in the process of sorting out the breakfast van for the morning of the event so a nice bacon butty might be tempting enough to bring people onto the streets to help get us up and running.
LASTLY, for today ..prize giving and raffle draw at 4pm (dog show ladies if you would like the dog show results announced by your judge that’s fine) we can extend the general prizes and raffle draw to another person. Sally has asked that you all give some thought as to whom in Wing might like to present prizes and draw the raffle. This someone might be for example the longest Wing Resident if able to take part do you know who this might be ?…perhaps there is someone not at the forefront of what goes on in the village but whom you feel would be delighted to be included and thought of. Please let me know your thoughts as to who this person might be and why you think they are the right candidate. If we have more than one response I will update Sally and perhaps it will go to a vote.