Sparrow memorial missing Ball!! Print

 

Sparrow memorial missing Ball!!

 

From Valerie Pinto - 14th July 2009

 

While looking at the pictures and seeing the memorial in the centre of the maze, I was reminded of a story about this.

 

My uncle, Vic Oakett, took an interest in the village. He used to keep the maze trimmed and was active in meetings at one point, as a resident with common rights, particularly when the enclosure laws were being investigated.

 

Once at a meeting someone asked what had happened to the ball which used to be on the top of the memorial in the maze, but was at the time absent. Vic was very amused, and owned up to a boyhood prank many years before in which he and some others had moved the ball and put it on someone's gate-post. It was eventually restored.

 

Perhaps there is hope for many other young mischief-makers!! (Vandals?! :-))

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2009 18:29
 
 

Friday Feast

Hello folks, Just a quick reminder that it’s the 3rd Friday of the month so it’s FRIDAY FEAST time!! Hope you can join us this Friday in the parish church from 5.30 – 7pm. Similar format to previous months so there will be wine (feel free to bring a bottle if you’re likely to be thirsty!), soft drinks, crafts, singing and a light supper. This month our marvellous cooks will be serving fish finger butties with fishy biscuits for pudding– hopefully fish-shaped rather than sardine-flavoured! – so you’d be right in guessing we have a sea themed session planned. Hope to see you there