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Lest We Forget

By Andrew Griffin, Uppingham.

It suddenly occurred to me that the wonderful displays in various shops and businesses around the town in support of Remembrance will not be seen again in our lifetimes and there ought to be a record. I have put together this little slideshow in an attempt to preserve it and to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Although I have not yet completed the Poppy Appeal count, I am convinced that the efforts by these businesses have substantially affected the amount of money raised for the Royal British Legion



As many of the Seniors in the village don’t use the internet they may not be aware of this event. If you have a senior neighbour please can you pass this message on? We always have a good celebration and the food is great.


12.30 for 1.00 IN THE VILLAGE HALL



Turkey and all the trimmings. or vegetarian option


Christmas Pudding. Clemantine Possett. Fresh fruit salad.

Please indicate your choice of dessert when you book

TO BOOK Contact Mary Rodgers tel: 01572 737475 or email

Or see Paul Brewer at the Thursday Coffee Mornings.

Any donations towards the cost would be welcome on the day.


Thanks to everyone who completed a questionnaire, to provide your views about the possible future priorities for our lovely village. About 50% of the questionnaires were returned.
The questionnaires have been analysed by an independent company and they have provided us with the results.
The N.P. steering group have arranged to hold 2 public feedback sessions. This is to enable residents to hear the feedback. It is also an opportunity to ask questions and to hear about the next step in the progress towards the final Neighbourhood Plan Document.

The first session will be held on SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER at 3pm.  The next on  WEDNESDAY. 5th DECEMBER at 7 pm.

Any questions please contact Nicky Lyttleton, Chairman, or myself, Joanne Beaver, Vice Chairman., or any committee member.

Lest We Forget

If you look at the war Memorial Board for 1935-45, in Wing Church, you will notice that the Wing residents of the 1939-45 war period were very fortunate in that none lost their lives. Nevertheless, those villagers who served during that period are recorded and remembered with thanksgiving.

This year, 2018, is one during which the end of the 1914-18 war is being remembered and sacrifices honoured.

Few, if any, Wing residents of today will have personal memories of those particular people mentioned on the Memorial Board. However, all of us will have our own family memories of that period of British history.

Therefore you are invited to share and honour your family members who served and those who sacrificed their lives during the wars of 1914-8 and 1939-45.

You can do this by putting a poppy on the Wing ‘Memory Wall’ located in Wing Church for the November 11th Armistice Day Services.

If you live in Wing you have received an envelope with poppy with a label for you to write the name/s of a family member/s you wish to be remembered.

Please return the poppy in the envelope to the box in the church or village hall, to a member of the P.C.C. or to me. If you would like to make a donation, this will be forwarded to the Royal British Legion.

Thank you, Gloria Whight

Table Top Sale Wing Nov 18, 9am-12 noon

A Table Top Sale is to be held in Wing Village Hall, LE15 8SA, on Sunday, November 18th 9 am – 12 noon.

Hire a table to sell your wares for £10.

For stallholders, the doors will open at 8.15am.

Light refreshments will be available – Bacon/sausage butties £2 and tea/coffee £1.

Contact Judith on 01572 737761 or or Sarah



12.30 for 1.00




Turkey and all the trimmings. or vegetarian option


Christmas Pudding.  Clemantine Possett. Fresh fruit salad.

Please indicate your choice of dessert when you book


Contact Mary Rodgers tel: 01572 737475
Or see Paul Brewer at the Thursday Coffee Mornings.
Any donations towards the cost would be welcome on the day.

A History of Wing Village and Its Setting 1066 – 2018

From David Seviour:

‘A History of Wing Village and Its Setting 1066 – 2018’

 As supporters of Wing village, I thought you might be interested in a further update on the above book sales and related donations.

 I can confirm that a total of 71 books plus 6 copies of ‘Wing Village: A Walk Through History’ have been sold to date, yielding £1,080 in total, dispersed £540 to each of the Church Fabric Fund & the Village Hall Community Fund. 

In giving consideration to further marketing of the books on an active basis, I believe that there is still scope for more village sales and scope for sales to visitors. Accordingly, 11 books have been placed with James and Kate Goss at the Kings Arms, and 6 books have been placed on a sale or return basis with Walkers Bookshop in Oakham.

 Books can still be ordered through contacting me.

 Three of the above sales were to the Rutland County Council Library and Museums Service which also might help to generate some demand as well as an interest in visiting Wing.

 Wing Village website I know from feedback generated some interest including visits from two Australian tourists. One of these tourists will have discovered in reading the history on his flight home that two of his ancestors were referred to in the book, one a former Sheriff in 1866, and the other the subject of an early photograph, playing in the WI pipe band!

There is obviously some potential regarding Christmas presents for residents’ relatives and former residents – so think history!

I’ve yet to send a complimentary copy to the Rutland History & Record Society but have been asked to give a talk on it at the Uppingham Local History Group in February which might generate sales. 

Ben Jackson, BBC Radio Leicester also came to Wing and did an interview on aspects of it which I don’t think has been broadcast as yet, and if it is broadcast might also generate some sales.

Any further ideas on sales outlets will be welcomed.

Remember this book is a win-win, a purchaser gets a book AND the gross proceeds go to two local charitable causes.

I hope this helps to report and inform.



Ladies Fashion Show and Pop up Shop

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.

Wednesday 14 November.

Doors Open 7pm, show starts 7:30
Buy your favourite High Street Brands at 50% off or more !!
Tickets, to be bought in advance.
£10 includes a complementary drink.

Tickets and more information from MAUREEN 01780 460504 or FAY 01572 813325
Inner Wheel Fundraiser to benefit FOR RUTLAND

Wing Village Hall Fund Raiser Quiz Night

Sat, Oct 27, 18:45

Everyone loves a good quiz night!

Robin and Paul (aka Bamber’s Bean Counters) are officiating.

We are combining this one with supper and there will be a paying bar.

The cost is only £10 per head to include the one-course supper with proceeds to the Village Hall Fund.

There will be tables of 4. You can make up your own table or come along and make up a table on the night.

We don’t ask much of you other than that you wear your silliest hat. Prizes for the best silly hat and for the winning table.

There will be a raffle– any donations for the raffle would be welcome – please drop into Helen (6A Reeves Lane) or Lynne (5 Reeves Lane) when you are passing.

Bar opens 6.45 pm; quiz starts at 7.15 pm

Its going to be a really fun evening – the more the merrier!!

Tickets from Lynne or Helen as above

“Live & Local” Marketing Assistant wanted

“Live&Local”, the organization that provides the show that we put on in the Wing Village Hall and other locations are looking for a Marketing Assistant.

£16,772 to £18,251 subject to experience (full time/ 35 hrs per week/ flexi-time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

Joining a team of ten in Warwick the Marketing Assistant supports the Marketing & Communications Manager in all aspects of marketing and communications, with specific responsibility for print management for the live rural & community touring scheme and the community cinema scheme, communications (delegated elements of PR and media/ press function, including digital media), and will deputise for the Marketing & Communications Manager (MCM) in their absence.

You should have a passion for the arts and be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and an eye for design. Previous arts marketing experience essential.

Deadline: Monday 29 October 2018, 5pm

Interviews: w/c Monday 05 November 2018

Starting: w/c Monday 10 December 2018 (latest) or earlier

Application pack: available for download

Application: via online application form only

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