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Within Living Memory

Scrapbooks
– a wonderful source of memories.
We’ve been fortunate to inherit 28 Scrapbooks dating from 1977 – 2003.
I know the math doesn’t add up, but some years are missing and some years have more than one book.

This will be an occasional series, so out of these scrapbooks, we’ve started with one from 40 years ago – 1979 – with news items that interested the ‘scrapper’ and might revive memories for others. We haven’t put comments to each image, they speak for themselves, and the Evening Telegraph also does it in its own inimitable style. (To enlarge, just click on each image.)

So here goes, starting in February with some very typical winter weather!

Swish & Shop Evening

Fund-raising with a difference, at least it is for The Samuel Lee Charity, so here goes:

All the details, all the phone numbers, all the people to contact, all on the poster below!

Geddington Youth Club

Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Coffee Morning

Geddington residents have three opportunities to attend a
Macmillan Coffee Morning

.
– the annual

Biggest Coffee Morning in the world’

Friday 27 September, Newton House, Newton from 10am – 1pm

Saturday 28 September, the Church from 10am – 12.30pm

Saturday 28 September, the Cricket Club from 1pm – 3pm

Knitting Club Thrives

Geddington Knitting Club continues to thrive with a lively group attending every Friday morning at Cafe Oak, 10 – 11.30am.

Nicky Brice, creator of the knitting club, reports: “It’s been wonderful to see so much activity around the tables with informal crochet lessons as well as knitting our own projects and making our fabulous blanket.”

 

“We’ve already have enough squares to complete the next blanket (see below, where it’s under construction here) and a possible third, and we also have a Christmas project in the pipe-line – more about that nearer the time!”

 

 

 

 

The GKC is a free, weekly event, where all are welcome whatever your ability so please feel free to pop in any Friday for a coffee and a chat. It would be lovely to see you.

Walking Netball in Geddington

There’s something new going on in Geddington….

A casual conversation about playing netball at school and remembering how much it was enjoyed, led a group of ladies to consider the idea of setting up a Walking Netball group within the village.

The starter session held in April was planned as a fun session but we soon found that age had not dimmed our competitive spirit or our sense of fun!

Sessions now run every Wednesday afternoon, supported by local  coaches, at Geddington Primary School . The rules of Walking Netball are slightly different and the sessions take account of our very wide ranging levels of fitness and experience. We usually spend the hour building up our skills through fun routines and then follow it up with a ‘match’ where we try to apply those skills.

Walking Netball girls

It is great fun and has given us a chance to meet up with others wanting to improve their fitness and do something a bit different. England Netball have been very supportive and are helping us to gain some community sponsorship to enable us to continue through the winter.

You don’t have to be fit; you don’t have to be old; you don’t need to have played before and you don’t have to know the rules, but you will need a sense of humour and a pair of trainers to take part.

We would love to see the group grow and would invite anyone who might be interested to get in touch for more details or just come along and see for yourself how it is done.

Every Wednesday;  5:30-6:30pm in term time  Cost £3 per session

Contact details:  Janet Jones  01536 726416

GVFB Trundle 2019

Former participants in this fun event know how wet they can get, as one of the challenges often involves the river, so what better day to post it on the website, than a day when we’ve had more than 1/2 inch of rain.

All contact details below.

Phew!

The hottest temperature in Geddington today maxed out at:

102.9 F (39.4C)

at 2pm in the sun,

and

37.o C (98.6 f)

at 11.26am in the shade

Unless you know different . . . ?

Much to my amazement, just 102 minutes later and the temperature had risen, yet again!

104 f in the sun at 3.42pm and

37.7 c in the shade

 

 

 

Noah’s Ark summer dates

The No 8 bus lives on – at least for a year.

Following on from the news last May that the No 8 bus route has been saved from extinction, the promised new timetable has now been issued. In a statement from Liz Ramsey, part of the Lets Gedd Going Group, Liz has said:

“It is a great relief to report  that the new timetable has been finalised and will commence in late August. It is funded for a further year, so we really need to ‘use it or lose it’, now having campaigned long and hard to retain its service.

This is largely due to the efforts of Alison Holland, John Padwick, myself and a small working party. The actual date of commencement will be available nearer the time, and at that time I will also attach links to Traveline, National Rail and Stagecoach, useful for onward journeys.”*

* Links to Train Services, both East Midlands Trains and National Enquiries, are available on this site at: Home page/Quick Links/Transport.

The timetable from late August 2019:

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