By May 29, 2019 No Comments

Dear Friends,

I cannot believe that we are almost half way through this year!! Where has the time gone?

So after a somewhat soggy May I am hoping we are moving into a period of a sunny June and a warm summer with sunny days and balmy evenings. One of my childhood memories was, on a warm sunny evening, coming to the Beating Retreat at Tickhill Castle with my mum and dad.

I must admit I do enjoy this time of year as there is always plenty to do in the garden or to join in with or to see round and about. I think the fact that the days are longer we feel drawn to do more and make the most of the daylight before the nights draw in again.

I am really excited as Andy and I are attending a Reception celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ABF The Soldiers Charity followed by the Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade in London the first week in June which will be amazing I’m sure.

However, you don’t have to go far as far as London to have a good time. Andy and I love going to the Wildlife Park and there is plenty happening in the village over the summer months and beyond. The Scarecrow Festival last month and the forthcoming Gala, 1940’s Day, Horticultural Show and T-Fest are events that many look forward to.

As part of our ongoing fundraising for the Tower repairs we also have a number of events planned:

The First Saturday of each month there is a coffee morning in the Parish Room between 10am and 12pm.

On the Monday 1st July we have a Music Recital with Summer Deserts and again on a date to be confirmed in August.

There will be an Open Gardens event on Sunday 14th July 12-5pm with programmes available nearer the time.

There will be Afternoon Tea at 27 Sunderland Street on Wednesday 7th August 2-5pm.

Parish Room Soup lunches will start again in October and November and finally our Christmas Tree Festival in early December.

So keep an eye out for further details of these events and come and join us.

With every blessing

Revd Ali