By sheer coincidence I edited  the November issue of Chimes last year and talked about changing times - little did I know what was to come.

The current global pandemic has changed just about every aspect of our lives with people  working from home, wearing masks in shops & pubs and social distancing now being the new  ‘normal’, so it’s nice to see that  there are some events still happening. Linton looked super with it’s new record of over 130 lanterns, and  Upton Bishop are matching bakers to their favourite cakes.

This month Lea have nominated their favourite charity - Hereford Disability  United - see the article in the centre pages, where there is also some sad news about a former member of the Chimes production team  - Bryn Nash.

On a happier note Lea will welcome new owners to their village shop, whilst Gorsley have a new ark and, hopefully, a new coffee shop. Aston Ingham are holding small meetings for people to knit, natter and, well, just socialise, which we all need in these worrying times.

Let’s hope that we will all be back together soon. Stay well


Copy deadline for December edition - Saturday 7th November