LINTON & BROMSASH NEWS
LINTON AND BROMSASH - LIFE IN PLATINUM JUBILEE YEAR
A photographic record of all the houses in Linton and Bromsash was created in 2013, which formed the basis for a series of very popular talks entitled “Linton Now and Then”. We are hoping to do this again - this time including occupants as well as their homes, to recreate not only the presentation, (hopefully for the Autumn) but an exhibition and booklet documenting life in Linton and Bromsash in the Jubilee year.
If you would like to contribute to this historical record, please take at least one photo of your home and family over the next month or two. People going about their daily activities would be of particular value, as well as family shots with pets. Digital jpeg images are preferred and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like advice and help with taking images, or more information, please talk to Roger on click here to contact
FLOWER FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’ PLATINUM JUBILEE - CALL FOR BLOOMS AND FOLIAGE
Do you have any greenery or flowers in your garden at the beginning of June that you think could be used in the Flower Festival? June blooms might include peonies, roses, phlox, sweet peas, larkspur, delphinium, hydrangea, scabious, snapdragons, nigella, lavatera, godetia, lavender, campanula, astrantia, mint, trailing vines, clematis, jasmine. Please give us a shout and we’d love to come and have a look. Good foliage such as eucalyptus and pittosporum is just as important as the flowers. Contact email@example.com or leave a message in the church for us.
CALL TO DECORATE YOUR DOOR; MAKE YOUR OWN QUEEN’S PLATINUM WREATH/SPRAY
Why not create a Platinum Jubilee wreath, hoop or spray of flowers, for your front door? Use purple and silvery flowers, foliage, add ribbons, and hang on your door or gate, to make a centrepiece decoration to mark the Jubilee.
LINTON VILLAGE HALL
COMMUNITY LUNCHES ‘THANK YOU’
In March we held our last Community Lunch (until October) at Linton Village Hall and the three village charities (VoLT, St Mary's Church and Linton Village Hall) want to thank everyone who attended these get-togethers for coming along to support us. We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with you each month through the winter and hope that our culinary efforts have managed to provide you with a good excuse to get-together over a hearty meal, with the opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours. Each month saw a good gathering of folk - with the Christmas lunch being a wonderful reason to decorate the hall and make merry and January - or Veganuary - offering an opportunity to enjoy a delicious vegan meal. We hope you all have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you when the lunches begin again in October.
LINTON VILLAGE HALL 100 CLUB
Winners of the April draw
£5: David Page, £10: Jenny Sloan, £25: John Watkins
NEWS FROM ST MARY’S
For up-to-date news on St Mary's Church please go to the website www.lintonvillage.com/st-marys-church
The three days leading up to Ascension Day are known as Rogation Tide, where traditionally prayers are said to bless the crops and livestock. In the past the marking of Rogation Tide would include the Beating of the Bounds where the Parish Boundary was walked, with prayer said and children beaten at intervals to help them remember the location of the Boundary. Boundary Stones were also used to mark it. Only one such boundary stone is known to still exist for Linton, as seen in a recent photograph taken by Roger Davies. There will be a short Benefice Rogation Walk (about 5km) on Saturday 21st May at 2pm (about 5km), aiming to bless crops and livestock en-route. Meet in the Village Hall car park, well behaved dogs welcome; no children will be beaten!
Ascension Day will be on Thursday 26th May. It is always celebrated in one of the churches in the Benefice with a tower and this year will be at Weston under Penyard.
NEXT ALL-AGE SERVICE
The next All-age will be on Sunday 15th May at 11am when we will be looking at the new commandment Jesus gave to his disciples. The service aims to be relaxed, friendly and accessible to all.
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
In addition to spectacular displays of flowers enhancing this beautiful 12th century church, there will be an hour’s organ recital by Julian Oxley at 7pm on Saturday 4th June (refreshments available) and a 15-minute recital each day by Linton’s own organist.
Thursday 2nd June until Sunday 5th June. We have hopes that St.Mary’s will look spectacular, with fragrant flower arrangements decorating the Church in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee. The arrangements will take inspiration from iconic photographs taken of HM The Queen throughout her reign, and may feature different activities and some of her particular interests. If you would like to be involved, we have a limited number of opportunities to sponsor an arrangement, (perhaps as a gift to surprise a loved one), which you will be able to take home after the event closes. If you would like to be involved by sponsoring an arrangement please email LVH@lintonvillage.com or contact Clair on click here to contact. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there.
St Mary’s will also be joining with VoLT, Linton Village Hall and The Alma to put forward a programme of events over the Jubilee Weekend. Please see the flier in The Chimes for more details of Village events.
Linton WI has now closed. After our numbers fell sharply during Covid, we decided to seek amalgamation with Aston Ingham WI. On March 29th, their members voted unanimously to accept the merger, and our members have moved to become members there. Thank you to the community of Linton, which has supported us over more than a century. Our banner, restored to celebrate our Centenary, will continue to hang in the Village Hall to mark our years of service to the community, and we hope that at some time in the future, we will be able to plant a small tree in the Hall grounds as a further memorial.
A POEM FOR MAY
The spring is fresh and fearlessAnd every leaf is new,The world is brimmed with moonlight,The lilac brimmed with dew.Here in the moving shadowsI catch my breath and sing--My heart is fresh and fearlessAnd over-brimmed with spring.
LEAP (Linton Emergency Action Plan)
Living in a rural community with no public transport can be a serious problem for those people unable to drive. If you need help to get to the dentist or doctor or some other medical appointment or other emergency, please contact the coordinators below and be put in touch with an available driver Please also get in touch if you would like to be a volunteer driver. Russell Denbigh or Jane Vines click here to contact available driver at a cost to you of 45p per mile.
LINTON PARISH COUNCIL
(Covering Bromsash, Gorsley & Linton)
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