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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Chris Davies writes: “I wonder how many people in the village realise that Arriva no longer provide a bus service between Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle via Hamsterley?
Edythe wrote: “I write out of curiosity – nothing more! In Bishop Auckland cemetery there is a huge memorial to Robert Watson who was born in Hamsterley in 1819 and died in Bishop in 1891. Funds were raised for the … Continue reading
Planetarium visit On March 24th, Dr Paula Chadwick from the Physics Department at Durham University visited the school with a mobile planetarium. We all went over to the village hall where the children crawled down a dark tunnel into the … Continue reading
Dance with Avon on Saturday, May 21st at 8pm. Please bring your own food and drinks. Tea and biscuits will be provided. For tickets, please contact Juliet on 01388 488287 or Anne on 01388 488318.
The Village Hall, Friday, 20th May. The story of King George VI and his struggle to overcome a speech defect. This highly aclaimed film just won four Oscars, including Best Film and Best Leading Actor for Colin Firth. Need we … Continue reading
May 10th – Resolutions. Competition: 3 Decorated Cup Cakes. To be eaten at supper. Hostesses Sue Davies, Angela Watson. Raffle Janet Embleton. Supper to be provided by the Committee. Find out more about Hamsterley WI on the WI page.
The meeting commenced with the singing of Jerusalem. Janet Embleton gave her report from the Annual General Meeting of the Durham Federation of WIs, held at Bishop Auckand Methodist Church that day.
Rev. Richard Deimel writes: “Canon Trevor Pitt is being Licensed as Associate Priest (Self-Supporting) in the Parishes of Escomb, Etherley, Hamsterley, Witton-le-Wear and Witton Park.
Simon Raine writes: “Litter Pickers of the World unite! You have nothing to lose… but for the skin on your arms and legs as you dive into the whinny bush!
The Hamsterley Village website is one year old. The first post was made on April 8th 2010 – it was about the Cross Keys offering a retail facility. This report describes the origins of the website and how it has … Continue reading
Attention Homeowners and Tenants of Private Landlords: County Durham Warm Homes Campaign Helping will help you cut your energy bills with free* cavity wall and loft insulation measures. And if you are struggling to afford to keep your home safe … Continue reading
Do you need an excuse for a party? Well, we’ve got one, so we’re having one on Friday 29th April, on the Green, Hamsterley, from 12 noon.
Caroline Peacock writes: “I’m afraid that the road collapse on the Morley-Woodland road is going to take longer to repair than originally hoped. In fact it now looks certain that it will still be closed over the Easter weekend.”
See the latest recipe from the Parish Magazine on the Community / Recipes page.