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Co-op plan a new store

co-op-white-logo-on-blueThe Co-op are planning a new store to replace the existing one. It will be situated on the vacant land between the health centre and Gainsborough. They and their agents are holding a consultation session on Thursday 8th November at the Town Hall between 4:30-6:30. For more details see the attached poster.

SOMP plan Christmas lights

Spirit of Milborne Port New cropped smallAt the last committee meeting arrangements for the Christmas Lights Switch On were being completed . Christmas trees have been ordered and the trees are to be put up on Saturday 17th November . We need helpers on the day meeting at 10.00 am at the Town Hall where the WI are kindly opening the meeting room.

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Hilarity at the October WI

WI logoThere was much laughter at our October meeting when the speaker, Michael Malaghan, gave us a talk entitled 'Can You Hear Me at the Back'.   He is a local author who has spent many hours giving talks at WIs and other societies and has the habit of making the most mundane things sound amusing. It was his second visit to us in three years which proves how popular he was the first time.   After the Business part of the meeting we indulged in a light-hearted game of 'Give us a Clue' which caused more laughter.   We had a good turn out of almost 30 members, in spite of the went and windy evening.

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Poppies and Bells

libertybell2Since 2014, the bell ringers have been honouring the memory of the servicemen who were killed in WWI, and whose names appear on our village war memorial. We have done this by ringing the bells ‘half-muffled’ for a short period of time from 6pm on the 100th anniversary of their deaths. If you are unclear what ‘half-muffled’ is, it is when the bells are heard to make loud dongs, followed by softer or muffled dongs. This is achieved by securing a leather cup to one side of the clapper, so that when the clapper strikes the bell, alternate strikes are loud/quiet, loud/quiet. We have been pleased to welcome friends and family members of six of these servicemen, and who have joined us in the ringing chamber to share a short prayer and to watch and listen as we ring.

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