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Editorial – May 2022

Well what a mixed bag this month. We are excited for the up and coming plant sale (see advert right). This has become a Christchurch tradition in one way or another but this year, all proceeds will go towards funding the running of your village magazine. As last year, we will be holding it at the Dun Cow – who have very kindly offered to sell refreshments. We hope to have a vast array of plants and shrubs for you to purchase and we very much look forward to seeing you there on 14th May.

Further on in the magazine you will find a historical article about a Scarecrow Festival that the village used to host each year for a while (see page 8).Coincidentally, we talked a few months ago about doing something similar later on in the year and plans are afoot to see this happen – just for fun – around August time (see page 9) – so SAVE THE DATE!

A lot of you won’t be aware of just how much time and effort goes into producing the magazine each month so we thought we’d share with you the various jobs that make up “The Heron” – getting it from the idea stage (at monthly Editorial meetings) to your doormat! See pages 8 and 9. If you like the sound of any of the jobs, and you have time to spare, we would love to hear from you.

It’s great to hear that the Parish Lunch Committee have set a date for their next event. Saturday 2 July they are hosting an Afternoon Tea, with entertainment, for the 0ver 65 folk in the village – see page 12. So if you fall into this category and you fancy coming along, SAVE THE DATE!

Sadly, very soon, we will be saying goodbye to Andy & Sheila Day who have been stalwarts of the village – both being particularly involved in the Church (Andy being Church Warden for many years) and, of course, the Heron*.

Of course, back in the day, they were famous for their August Bank Holiday Shindigs – where they opened up their back yard to all villagers – who were invited along to let their hair down for an evening. I think most village residents around at that time will remember the throbbing music, on the last Saturday in August, coming from Padgetts Road end of the village

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