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Editorial – July 2020

Hello, and welcome to the July 2020 issue of The Heron. We hope everyone has been able to stay safe during Lockdown. We have a bumper edition once again. I am sure you will enjoy reading it, especially our tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, who recently died, aged 103. (Page 18). Let me remind you of the fun day in Christchurch last month, celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day….and this lovely notice on Cockney Jock’s “stage”. A real tribute to “The Forces Sweetheart”.
Vera Lynn also travelled to The Far East, among other places, to entertain the troops. Next month, on August 15th, there is another WWll 75th Anniversary. It is known as VJ Day; when the war in the Far East ceased. (See page 22). In next month’s magazine, we will be featuring various family stories about that conflict, so be sure to make your family’s contribution. My Dad served in Burma in that “Theatre of war”.
It’s so great to see Townley School getting to grips with the difficult situation all schools face. Well done to all. I am sure I speak for the whole village when I say we are very proud of you. All the very best as both staff and pupils work towards some sort of “normal” in the coming weeks.
Dog poop seems to feature highly in this edition! Well, it IS an important topic. If you have ever wondered why dogs are not allowed on our field, check out page 22.
And finally, be sure to study our back cover to see how you can help The Heron raise some funds. This magazine is for our Village. Everyone can help – either enter the 2021 Heron Calendar Competition, or buy a calendar or three once they are printed. Thank you to Rex for his help and enthusiasm. Much appreciated.
Lockdown is easing, but the virus hasn’t gone away, so stay safe everyone.
Annie Nason

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