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Church changes Sunday Services

Father Rob has advised Geddington.net of changes to the Sunday Services for tomorrow,
22 October.

 

  1. The Pet Service is at 9.45am

  2. The Confirmation and Holy Communion is at 5.30pm

For further details, click on the images below, if they are not legible.

Pet Service

 

 

 

Confirmation & Holy Communion

Community Arts Festival 22.10.17

Geddington Brickyard Garden is hosting a

Community Arts Festival

Sunday 22nd October 2017

10.45am – 4.45pm

BIG DRAW 2017 – LIVING LINES

All are welcome to this exciting community art event – so come and have a go!
No art experience required!
This will be a fun day for family and friends – all ages are welcome.

NOT TOO LATE TO BOOK! There are still a few places left on each workshop that run throughout the day. Emma has described each workshop in detail AND you can book directly on Eventbrite at this address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-draw-living-lines-tickets-38341559637.

Geddington Brickyard Garden crew (Lynette, Ian, Brenda) are so happy to host this event and grateful to Emma for all her hard work to bring it about. We are all ‘breaking new ground’!

Lynette Litman

Uncovered History

Are you interested in history?

Are you interested in Geddington’s history?

It would appear that many of you are, according to out ‘hit’ reader.
So here’s a chance to find out more of our 12th century history.

It’s all about the Magna Carta king, King John, who made Geddington, at the centre of England, a much more important place than ever before, or since!

You won’t find the detail of this fascinating king and his 17year reign in any educational history books: it has taken a local historian, and his interest in Geddington, to piece together an enormous quantity of documentation to reveal the story.

Many of you will have seen Vic Crouse’s exhibition of the story he uncovered. Many will have bought his book, ‘The Magna Carta King in Geddington’, however, Vic has not stopped researching and has uncovered much, much more!

To find out just how much more, come along to his light-hearted review with

‘An Evening with King John’

on Friday 20 October at 7.30pm.

Geddington Village Hall Lounge

Tickets: apply to editor@geddington.net or
Pam Hopkins, 9 Grafton Road

Free admission, but by ticket only, so that we know how many biscuits to buy and coffee and tea to serve!

More details in the Diary page

John Sutton CBE

John Sutton CBE
9 June 1936 – 3 October 2017

It is with great sadness that the Charity has to report the death of its Chairman, John Sutton. John took over the role of chairman in 1992, at a time when the Charity was in a very poor financial state. For the charity to survive, John understood that we needed capital and that was his aim throughout his stewardship of the Charity and due to his commitment, the Charity is now in a healthy financial position.

John studied Politics and History at Keele University, where he obtained a degree, an MA and a Dip.Ed. He came to the village in 1973 as a Headmaster, whose first task was to cement the amalgamation of four schools in eight years, as well as preside over a succession of name changes – Corby Grammar, Southwood School and then Queen Elizabeth School, Corby. His interest in education lead him to become the County Convenor of the local branch of the Headmasters Association, later to be called the Secondary Heads Association. (SHA). Ten years later his skill and vigour lead him to achieve the position of SHA National President. When the position of General Secretary became vacant, such was his colleagues’ regard that, despite strong competition, John was chosen by a large selection committee.

John was active on the national scene too. His contribution to the improvements in the pay and conditions of heads, input into the plethora of Acts of Parliament in the 1990s and cultivation of influential organisations such as the CBI and political parties, as well as improving relations with the teacher unions, was greatly appreciated by those who knew him. His service to education in the broadest sense was rewarded with a CBE, and by the SHA, which made him a life member on retirement.

The esteem John was held in by ministers and mandarins led to a number of honorary posts: governor of the armed services college at Welbeck, Trustee of the Teaching Awards Trust, council member of the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government and the Founding Honorary Treasurer, subsequently Chairman and Hon. Fellow, of the Politics Association.

In Geddington, John’s thinly veiled nom-de-plume of Archimedes, resulted in twenty-two brain-teasing cryptic quizzes, which raised valuable funds for the Samuel Lee Charity. Fund-raising was another of his many skills. For the Samuel Lee Charity in 2008, John initiated the Tercentenary Memorial Lunch, which continues to this day as the successful Memorial Lunch. He wrote and published a comprehensive booklet on the history of the Charity. But the Samuel Lee Charity wasn’t the only recipient of his fund-raising skills; he used them for the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade, where he served as the first Commanding Officer after the passing of their Chief, Mathew J Harker, and was an active member of the Kettering Huxloe Rotary.

To quote the Samuel Lee Trustees, ‘John was a wonderfully caring and intelligent man who was the lifeblood of the Charity. His life’s work will continue for many more years and he will always be fondly remembered by the Trustees who will continue his dedicated work for the Charity. We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude.’

Pam Hopkins
Secretary of the Samuel Lee Charity

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th October, 2.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church, Geddington. This will be followed by a private family cremation. Family flowers only and donations to the Samuel Lee Charity. There will also be a collection at the service.

The Magna Carta King strikes again . . .

Geddington.net is combining ancient
(well, mediaeval in this case)
and modern history for this evening event.

Join us for a light-hearted review, following new research, on the life and times of King John, the Magna Carta King.

Our narrator is Vic Crouse and the only thing he is asking, is for you to bring your imagination on

Friday 20th October
at 7.30pm

There is no admission charge, but as we’re meeting in the Village Hall Lounge, where there is limited space, tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets from:
editor@geddington.net or
Pam Hopkins, 9 Grafton Road or
Telephone: 742290
Admission is by ticket only, so don’t forget to bring them.

We will be providing (free) tea, coffee and fancy biscuits

Trundling on

Geddington Cricket Club &
Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade

held their annual Trundle on Sunday 24 September in brilliant sunshine (those were the days!).

Thanks to Paul Boniface, Geddington.net is able to bring you a picturesque flavour of the day.

And the tug-of-war between North Geddington & South Geddington:

Well done everyone who took part – very brave people,
even if they knew what they were in for,
and especially if they didn’t!

The Autumn Equinox

Water, water everywhere . . .

You’ll never know the worth of water
till your well runs dry.

The Village Hall Needs You!

The Village Hall needs a new lick of paint!

The Village Hall is a tremendous facility used by many, but is in need of a lick of paint!

We are now ready for the final push to get volunteers together this
Saturday and Sunday 12th & 13th August 9am – 6pm

We are particularly looking for people on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

If you can help please do! All equipment and refreshments will be  provided.
Contact details are on the poster, or just turn up!

Please come along and join others in completing this worthwhile village project.

If you can’t read the poster, either click to enlarge or contact details are:
Ron Snaith tel: 422829
John Doran tel: 460230 mob: 07989 138432

Archaeological Excavation, why not join in?

Chester Farm
is looking for volunteers to support their annual archaeological excavation
in the second half of July.

Whether you are new to digging, have done a little but want to do more, or have lots of previous experience, we can find tasks for you to enjoy.

When is the dig?

The dig will run from Monday 17 July to Friday 28 July 2017.

What will be involved?

The practical tasks will include:

  • digging (hard manual labour!)
  • using a trowel
  • cleaning and defining features
  • some processing of any finds that are unearthed

We will be excavating in the area of what was, from the 18th century, the walled garden and orchard beside the farm buildings. We know there is likely to be surviving archaeology from Roman and medieval times, as well as more recent periods.

Days will run from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Minimum attendance is a full day. You need to be reasonably fit and prepared to get a bit muddy!

The total number of places will be limited and will be allocated according to demand. The majority of spaces will be for those who prefer digging with a smaller number for finds processing.  We want to give as many interested people as possible a chance to ‘have a go’. You must be 17 or over.

Where is Chester Farm

Chester Farm is situated just off the eastbound A45 between Wellingborough and Rushden, with free parking, the postcode to the visitor car park is NN8 2DH

How to apply

To express interest, please email
ianmeadowsarchaeology@hotmail.com, stating:

  • your level of experience
  • the dates on which you would be available to join the excavation

We will send out confirmation of the dates you are invited to join us plus further information, once we have allocated spaces, one to two weeks before the start of the dig.

For further information, please visit http://www.chesterfarm.co.uk.

 

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