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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Tuesday, 19th April, 2pm – 4.30pm, Vicarage, High Escombe, DL14 7ST All children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited. The afternoon will include egg rolling, and various Easter crafts like making Easter gardens and Easter cake decorating. … Continue reading
Don’t miss information on the website. There is information on the History, Accomodation, Organisations, and Hamsterley Forest pages as well as on the drop down menu pages. Most images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them. Hover the cursor … Continue reading
Susan Lawrence (Nee Dennison) writes: “My Great great grandfather William Dennison was born in Bedburn, Hamsterley in 1828 (23 in 1851 census.) I know he lived at Bedburn Mill and was probably born there. He married Ann Mitchison from Kenton. … Continue reading
Zoolab! On Tuesday 8th March, we had a visit from Michelle of ZooLab, who brought her collection of exotic pets to illustrate a talk on nocturnal animals. We met Medusa the 50cm Corn Snake, Charlotte the Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, Gary the African Giant … Continue reading
Rev. Richard Deimel writes: “Margaret and I are looking forward to our first Easter for 23 years in County Durham. I reckon we are all longing for spring to come, after this very long winter. It is very natural for … Continue reading
Join a Tall Ship sailing voyage from Great Yarmouth to Blyth Opportunities are available for anyone aged 18-75 to sail onboard the Tall Ships Youth Trust’s 200ft square rigged tall ship Stavros S Niarchos when she sails from Great Yarmouth … Continue reading
Saturday 16 April 2011, 10.30am to 4pm, Hamsterley Methodist Chapel Pictures for sale. “Live” painting in progress. Raffle of specially selected painting by Linda Birch. Refreshments. To be opened at 10.30am by Rev. Margaret Deimel. Donations for refurbishment project for … Continue reading
Jonathan Peacock writes: “We have become aware that several names are missing from the War Memorial on the Village Green and are making enquiries concerning their possible inclusion. The names so far identified are: World War I: Joseph Hodgson, Gerard … Continue reading
The Village Hall, Friday, 15th April. In ancient China, a nameless minor official is called to the palace to tell the story of how he defeated the powerful rulerʼs three principal enemies. An epic, beautifully shot and action-packed film. For … Continue reading
Date: April 12th. Speaker: Margaret Blythe. Topic: A talk on being a house sitter. Competition: A limerick on “House Sitting”. Hostesses: Pat Welch, Joan McDowell. Raffle: Kathleen Goodwin. Vote of Thanks: Mavis Brown-Hume.
The ‘Litter Free Durham’ Hamsterley litter pick will take place on Sunday 10th April 2011. Two sessions: 10am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. We will be picking litter as far as possible along the four main village access roads If you would like … Continue reading
Monday 4 April 7 for 7.30 pm St Paul’s Witton Park: for Escomb, Witton Park + Etherley churches. Thursday 7 April 7.30 pm Hamsterley Village Hall: for St James Hamsterley. Thursday 14 April 7.15 pm St Philip and James’ church … Continue reading
Will be held in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 7th April 2011. This meeting is the occasion on which Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council Members and Officers are elected and reports presented. All parishioners are welcome.
The meeting commenced with the singing of Jerusalem. Our President welcomed the members and some visitors. Apologies were received from Rita Goundry. In matters arising from the minutes a discussion was held and a team chosen for the County Quiz … Continue reading
Due to lack of expressions of interest we are sorry that we have had to call off the competition. We are not aware of anyone having actually started their epic but if you have let us know and we may … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “At long last access to a good broadband service is within reach. The attached page explains the system that is currently being installed throughout Teesdale, guaranteeing decent broadband speeds to all households.”
Sue Routledge writes: “Cheap and cheerful wheelbarrow(s) needed. Call 488368. Thanks.”