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AUGUST 2009

 

Editors:                                                                                           David and Monica Lilley

                                                                                                         Monica.lilley2@btopenworld.com

 

Distribution:                                                                                   Tony Court                     

                                                                                                          Hilary Rule           

 

All contributions please to 8 Brookhampton Street.  Deadline for next Icene Bulletin

 

12th August  2009

 

PARISH COUNCIL

Refuse Collections during August

Monday       3rd August         -        Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday     10th August         -        Black bin collection

Monday     17th August         -        Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday     24th August         -        Black bin collection

Tuesday   1st September   -        Green Bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

A day later due to Summer Bank Holiday Monday

Bins and boxes must be placed out by 7.00 a.m. on your designated day of collection.

 

The following items were discussed at the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 15th July 2009:

 

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:      

S/0803/09/F – Extensions – 14 Birds Close– Approve.                    

 

Appeal – Town & Country Planning Act 1990 – S/2151/08/F – Planning Inspectorate appeal reference: APP/W0530/A/09/2105415/NWF – Rowe Build & Development Ltd. 

It was agreed to write expressing our objections.  Terry Sadler will draft the letter.          

 

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC:

S/0196/09/F – Extensions –64 Abbey Street

S/0437/09/F – Replacement Shed – 44 Frogge Street

Applications (to SCDC) to carry out tree works subject to a tree preservation order or situated within a conservation area:

C/11/40/054 – Hornbeam - 30% crown reduce, Scots Pine – 20% limb shortening over boundary, Gum Tree – coppice, Elm – remove to base small group – The Mill House, 31 Church Street. – Approve.             

 

Footpath between Abbey Street & Back Lane - The Clerk had received a few complaints about this footpath.  Two residents adjacent to the footpath had been contacted.  Terry Sadler volunteered to cut down the elders, which are growing into the pathway.

Flooding:  

Land adj. Stump Cross – A letter (dated 3rd July) had been received from Environment Agency stating that until they receive an official planning consultation from Essex County Council on this matter it is not something that Planning Liaison would get involved in.  The situation will continue to be monitored.

Drain top of Mill Lane – Mike Cooper (Highways) said the gully outfalls into a ditch on railway property on the left just before the railway crossing.  It was agreed to meet with Mr Cooper and discuss further.

Abbey Street opp. Methodist Chapel – Flooding after a heavy thunderstorm had caused residents some concern.  It was agreed to discuss this situation when we meet with Mr Cooper.

Footpath 3 - A quotation had been received for clearing nettles etc. in Water Lane for £64.00 + VAT.  This quotation was accepted.  Sheila Birch asked if this included clearing up to the kissing gate as there were thistles growing.  The Clerk will check this, and, if not, find out if there will be any extra cost involved.

 

Other items of interest:

Hedges/trees/nettles – Just a gentle reminder to residents. We have received a few complaints about greenery, which is overhanging footpaths and making it difficult for people (and especially children) to walk on the footpaths.  Please could you do your bit to make/keep the footpaths clear and safe.  Many thanks.

Sandbags/Flooding – As previously mentioned, the Parish Council recommends that, if owners are concerned about flooding at their property, they should purchase sandbags (available from Ridgeons) to protect their property.  Highways only supply sandbags in extreme circumstances that relate to flooding on the roads.

Great Chesterford Railway Bridge – Essex County Council have now moved the 30 mph speed sign to the Ickleton side of the bridge.  We hope this will help to prevent so many accidents occuring and would like to thank Great Chesterford Parish Council for pursuing and getting this implemented.

Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club – Summer Tennis Camps – 5 weeks, Monday-Friday 27th July – 28th August.  Mini (4-7 yrs) 9.30 a.m.– 11.00 a.m. Junior (8yrs +) 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Junior (8yrs +) 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.  For more information please telephone ( 01223 312550, or visit their website: www.cambridgeltc.com or email: info@cambridgeltc.com

                                                                                                   Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk

CHURCH NOTICES

Church Office                                                     ( 01223:832137 (answerphone)

                             e-mail address:                      hinkledux@googlemail.com

Churchwardens   Simon Casement                            

                             Rosemary McKillen               

Prayer Ministry     Jackie Casement                            

Lay Ministers       Julie Baillie                             

                             Judith Wright                         

 

Services for August

                Sunday 2nd

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

DUXFORD

                Trinity 8

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist with Sunday School

ICKLETON

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

HINXTON

 

 

 

             Thursday 6th 

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

               Sunday 9th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

               Trinity  9

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

DUXFORD

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

ICKLETON

 

 

 

            Thursday 13th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

              Sunday 16th

  8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion

ICKLETON

              Trinity 10

10.00 a.m. Family Service

HINXTON

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong with Laying on of hands

DUXFORD

 

 

 

            Thursday 20th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

              Sunday 23rd

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

              Trinity 11

10.00 a.m. Family Service

DUXFORD

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

ICKLETON

 

 

 

            Thursday 27th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

              Sunday 30th

 10.00 a.m. Joint Eucharist

ICKLETON

              Trinity 12

 

 

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST

Sponsored Ride and Stride

This annual event will take place on Saturday September 12th.  If you would like sponsor forms do let me know (see details below).  If you could spare an hour (or two!) to sit in the church porch to greet visitors and ply them with drink and nibbles (provided, but any nibble donations welcome!) please sign up on the list on the clipboard, which you will find on the pillar table, in church. Many thanks.

                 Hilary Rule, 5 Mill Lane

                                                                           

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO….Tricia and David Newland who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 18th July.

 

Bells and Bellringing

To celebrate Tricia and David’s anniversary a quarter peal was rung at Ickleton and a peal and quarter peal at Duxford.

This enabled Jenny Pell to ring her first peal and Jenny Goodwin (who is also joint editor of Hinxton News) to ring her first quarter. Congratulations to them both. One of the ringers in the Ickleton quarter peal was Judith Webster, who it was good to meet again after nearly 40 years, as she used to ring at Ickleton when she lived in Abbey Street in the 1960s.

 

Bell Repairs

We are now ringing again after completion of the work on the bells by Taylors Earye and Smith.  Thanks to Derek Rule for his invaluable assistance to the bell-hangers.                                                       David Lilley

 

ICKLETON CHURCH FETE  - 2009

What can I say about the brilliant day on July 4th.  I was really worried in the week with so many fetes around and at 2.00 p.m. there did not seem so many people! But they all came later. Even the weather was excellent. We were so sorry that we had cancel the pet show because of the heat.

Profit from the fete is £2,786.89. This is in aid of Church funds, which is fantastic. Items left over from the Church Fete went to the Home Farm Trust in Saffron Walden.

I must say thank you to everybody who helped on the day and behind the scenes. It does not just happen!

The Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council are very grateful to the village for supporting us. Thank you once again.                                                                                           Monica Lilley - Fete Organiser

 

Silent Auction at the Church Fete

A huge thank you to everyone who donated goods to our silent auction – and, of course, to those who bid for them. The auction raised over £700 for church funds - a really splendid result which was entirely due to your generosity.                                                                                              Rosemary and Colin Hayes

 

Annual Raffle

This year the majority of prizes stayed in Ickleton. First Prize of a Marriott Luxury Hotel Break went to Gerry and Sheila Birch of Abbey Street. Second went to Bill Miller of Icknield Close (Mountain Bike).  The Luxury Hamper went to Jane Neufville c/o McKillens.

A complete list will be posted on the Village Notice Board. Many thanks to our sponsors Genome Campus, Dawn Bradley, Ickleton Lion, Duxford Air Museum, Murketts of Stapleford, Liz Goddard and Salon Sun of Saffron Walden together with our anonymous donors.

Thank you to all who sold tickets including the Ickleton Lion and Costcutter Express who provide much appreciated support.

Thanks also for the donations to my Bottle Stall.                                                                        Neil McKillen

 

Flower & Produce Stall

A big thank you to those people who contributed to the attractive floral display, and to Carli Holbery for being our judge.  Cecil Vincent kindly judged the herbs, summer fruits and ‘beans in a jar’. We will have to think again about the salad vegetables category, which did not attract entries. Thanks to those who helped with the marquee and the tables and to Dawn Bradley for helping during the day.  Thanks also for the interest shown in the Woolly Farm Garden; it was more of a hit than expected!

 

Quotable quotes:  From a lady coming into the marquee. “Can you tell me where the floral and produce tent is please” (she grimaced and left!) and from a resident on seeing allotment produce being arranged for display “Don’t throw those away, if you don’t want them, they can be fed to our chickens”

 

Category                                        Winner                                    Runner Up

Adult Flower Arrangement               Irene Rose                              Mary Wombwell

Child Flower Arrangement               Lily Rose Palmer                    Rose Smithet

Bean in a Jar                                    Jack Powell Beaumont           Claire Cocks

Three Herbs                                     Lily Rose Palmer                    Mary Wombwell

Soft Fruits                                        Christina Taylor                       Irene Rose                             

                                                                                                                                John & Christina Taylor                              

 

 

 

ICKLETON SUMMER SIZZLER

The big village picnic on 5th September from 2.00 p.m. Ickleton Recreation Ground

Come and join the Ickleton Sizzler, a FREE EVENT for all ages.  Featuring tea tent with home made cakes, barbecue, scarecrow fashion competition, old fashioned races and games for the children (and adults) and a silent auction of promises.  For the first time this year the Ickleton Allotment Association will be running the Ickleton Produce Show, a celebration of all things grown and produced in the village (see below).

Bring a picnic blanket, pop-up gazebo if you have one, a few drinks and join in the fun!  It is an event for all ages so we hope you will come along.  Last year over 200 Ickleton residents joined us!

As an amazing extra this year, Luciana and Simon Day from the Eight Bells are donating a hog roast.

As usual the Sizzler is funded by donations received from last year so please bring those coins (or notes) to put into any of the donation jars.  The auction this year has some fantastic promises made by Ickleton residents.

Pick up a free residents ticket so that we know how much food to order.  They will be available from the 10th to the 28th August from the following: Village Shop, Anne-Marie, Jess, or Hilary.  This event is aimed at Ickleton residents but if you have visitors and wish to bring them along, extra tickets can be obtained for the small fee of £1 each.

We will provide chairs and tables for those who need a little more comfort! If you need assistance getting to the recreation ground please call Anne-Marie Hoare to arrange a lift.

If you would like to bake a cake or assist us in the tea tent, please contact Katherine.

All cake donations gratefully received on the day!                                    The Ickleton Sizzler Committee

 

The Ickleton Produce Show

We know that there are some very talented Ickleton residents out there, so why not show off your skills and enter the show!  We hope there will be at least one category that you can enter.  It will be free to enter and is intended to be a bit of fun!

Categories include: potatoes, carrots, runner beans, onions, shallots, squashes, tomatoes, leeks, box of mixed produce, jams/jelly, pickle or chutney, vase of flowers and box of eggs.  For the children: decorated cupcakes, garden on a plate and the ugliest vegetable.  Finally, for the first time in many years, there will be the highly prized Best Ickleton Allotment Cup.

Full details of each category will follow in a leaflet to be posted through your door in mid-August. If you don’t receive the leaflet, please don’t hesitate to contact the Allotment Association or Katherine from the Sizzlers.

 

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED….

A murder is announced and will take place on Saturday 10th October in Ickleton Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.

 

FLEDGLINGS

Your vote can help make Fledglings the UK’s favourite charity project!

Many thanks to everyone who recently voted for Fledglings, the locally-based children’s charity, in the National Lottery awards.  At the time of going to press we don’t know if we are through to the finals, but we think we are in with a good chance.  If we are in the finals I do hope you will vote for us again, and encourage everyone else you know to do so.  The next round of voting takes place from 3rd – 14th  August.

If we win it will make a tremendous difference to Fledglings.  For example, during the next 12 months we will be seeking major funding to support the charity’s continuing growth, and if we can win this award it will open all sorts of doors.  It will also raise awareness with families who don’t know how Fledglings could help them.  We are sure that, if we can get the right support, we will be able to help many more children with disabilities, and their families.

So please keep an eye on the local press, and if we are in the finals you can vote by visiting www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards, clicking on the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category and casting your vote for Fledglings. Alternatively you can call ( 0844 686 6754 to register a phone vote. 

Fingers crossed!                                                                                                     John Statham

 

WELCOME TO ……..

Oliver and Debbie Thain, Sam [6], Noah [4] and Reuben [1].

 

Doreen Atkinson.

 

 

DEATH

Ronald William Skeates 1922 – 2009

We are sorry to record the death of Ron Skeates of Duxford on 28th June aged 86. Ron had directed many funerals at Ickleton over the years, the business now being carried on by his son David.

The funeral service took place at Duxford Church on 9th July.

 

GT. CHESTERFORD & DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

On June 24th approx 35 members enjoyed a perfect summer’s evening walking around some lovely gardens in Catmere End, ending with tea/coffee and cakes in the Chairman Pauline Gale’s garden.

The meeting on July 1st was well attended to hear Peter Jackson from Scotsdale’s Nursery give a hands on talk on the art of growing orchids, Peter kindly donated 2 orchids for our raffle and his fee to the cancer trust.

The herbaceous flower competition was won by Deborah Bishop of Ickleton.

There will be no meeting in August. There is a change of speaker in September. Mr Herbie Collen will talk about hedges, palisades and topiary.

Competition - A small bowl of home grown fruit.

Reminder - Flower Show September 12th 2.00 p.m. in Great Chesterford School. Schedules available from Catherine  Cocks.

Anyone can enter free of charge. To encourage children there are 4 classes for them to enter. i.e. Garden collage, Garden in a seed tray, 6 decorated fairy cakes, model animal made from vegetables or fruit.                                                                                                                                    Cynthia Rule

 

WEA.  ICKLETON & CHESTERFORDS BRANCH

The Annual General Meeting will take place on September 10th at the Congregational Chapel, Great Chesterford at 8.00 p.m.

Everybody is invited to take part. We hope to hear about our new programme from our next two speakers. Refreshments will be served.

 

For the Autumn 2009 term, the course will be:

Poetry through the Ages (Tutor: Pauline Blake) 10 weeks

From Middle Ages to present day, looking at a poem a week, the poet and historical background. Sharing impressions and ideas.

Every Thursday evening from 24th September, 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the Congregational Chapel, Carmel Street, Great Chesterford

 

For the Spring 2010 term the course will be:

Wet and Wild (Tutor: Frances Dipper) 10 weeks  

Wildlife and habitats of coast, seashore, ponds, rivers and marshes, broads and fens. Includes practical work.

Every Wednesday morning from 13th January, 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Ickleton Village Hall

 

KEEP FIT ON YOUR DOORSEP!

Body Conditioning

Thursday, 7.00-8.00 p.m. at Duxford School.   £4.20 - just turn up.

 

Pilates - Beginners

Monday, 8.00-9.00 p.m. at Ickleton Village Hall.  Friday, 11.00-12 noon at Ickleton Village Hall.

 

Pilates - Improvers

Thursday, 8.00-9.00 p.m. at Duxford Village School.

Pilates is bookable for a 7 week block.  All the above classes start during the first week in September.

For more information please contact Disa – ( 01223 729604 disa_bennett@hotmail.com Register of Exercise Professionals

 

GOLDEN WEDDING THANKS

A big thank you for all the cards and good wishes we received, and to all the bellringers who marked the occasion for us. We were very sorry not to be here to listen, but were at a little thanksgiving service at the church in Yorkshire where we were married 50 years ago. It was lovely to know that the bells were ringing out here. Thank you very much everyone.                                                                                                                                                                                           Tricia and David Newland

 

                                                                  

THE CHESTERFORDS, ICKLETON AND HINXTON W.I.

Our June meeting was held in Hinxton Village Hall where members enjoyed a slide show and talk on the preservation of our ancient buildings by architect Douglas Kent.  Our Hinxton members provided lovely refreshments which were greatly appreciated.

On July 2nd we had a guided tour of Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden on what proved to be a lovely evening despite the threat of rain, ending with refreshments served in the Conservative Club.

Wednesday 19th August we are back in the Community Centre, Great Chesterford to hear Barry Kauffman-Wright speak about his work as a police wild life crime officer.

Visitors welcome.                                                                                                      Cynthia Rule

 

THE ATLAS STONE/ETERNIT REUNION

At Meldreth Local History Group’s free Open Day on Sunday 15th November in Meldreth village hall this year’s theme will be trade and commerce. The displays will include features on The Atlas Stone Company / Eternit and they would like people who worked there (like myself!) to attend a reunion.

For further information please contact Kathryn Betts on ( 01763 268428, or Terry Dash on ( 01763 260000823 or email infor@ mlhg.org.uk. or just turn up.                                                                                       Monica Lilley

 

STANLEY FLIES HIGH!

Stanley Peck, 93 years young, recently flew in a Tiger Moth for the first time in 67 years at Imperial War Museum, Duxford.  Stanley was a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF from 1942-1945. His flight with Classic Wings at Duxford was the first time that Stanley had stepped into a Tiger Moth since his days as a pilot in the Second World War.

Stanley joined the RAF in 1942. He undertook flying instructions in South Africa and did his elementary flying on Tiger Moths at the Benoni in the Transvaal.  Following 237 hours of flying, Stanley was awarded his wings and also won the Commanding Officers Trophy as the top pilot on the course.

IWM Duxford recreated a photo that Stanley had taken in South Africa back in 1942, standing alongside his Tiger Moth, having just completed his first solo flight, in order to commemorate his 2009 flight.

Just prior to take off, Stanley Peck said, with a beaming smile. “This is a very nostalgic occasion that I have been looking forward to for many years.  It brings back so many memories.  My wife bought this flight for me as a birthday present and family members said to her “What’s wrong – do you want to get rid of Stanley?”

 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD

The Duxford Classic Car Show  Sunday 2nd August

Duxford’s annual Classic Car Show brings together an amazing range of all-time classic favourites for the enjoyment of car lovers and nostalgia seekers of all ages.

Standard admission applies + children aged 15 or under go free when accompanied by an adult

 

Spitfire Day  Sunday 9th August

Spitfire Day will include aerial displays. Please visit the Imperial War Museum website at www.iwm.org.uk/duxford  for information on participating aircraft and timings.

Special Ticket pricing applies + children aged 15 or under go free when accompanied by adult. For ticket prices and full booking details please go to www.iwm.org.uk/duxford .

 

Burma Star Day  Saturday 15th August

Held in conjunction with the Burma Star Association this anniversary gives visitors a chance to meet the veterans who fought in the Second World War in the Far East and hear their experiences.

 

American Air Day  Friday 21st August

Building on the successes of the past two years, the American Air Day 2009 will once again showcase the work of the United States Air Force in Europe, and in particular, the Third Air Force, based in the United Kingdom. The day comprises a rich mixture of flying and ground-based displays, including a fly-past on several occasions by many of the USAFE aircraft in East Anglia, flown from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath.

Special ticket pricing applies + children aged 15 or under go free when accompanied by an adult.  For ticket prices and full booking details please go to www.iwm.org.uk/duxford.

Future Events:

Duxford Air Show  Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

Showbus  Sunday 27th September

Autumn Air Show  Sunday 11th October

                                                                           

 

PICNIC POTTER AT HINXTON MILL - Sunday 6th September

It will soon be time to pack up a picnic and potter along to Hinxton Mill.

Plots for an afternoon by the river are being snapped up, so if you haven’t reserved your space please get in touch soon.

The idea is to bring your own food, but pots of tea can be bought on the day and there will be a cake stall – if anyone would like to bake something for the occasion, I would be delighted as my cake making is not up to Joyce’s standards!

Bring your own rug, or for a small fee you can hire a small table and chairs.  And while you relax and munch away you will hopefully be contributing to the Cambridge Preservation Society’s fund to repaint the outside of the mill.

Water levels permitting, the mill will be working, and picnickers will be able to have a look around the cottage’s garden. Plots for up to six people can be booked for £10.00 (larger groups by arrangement).  Picnic space is limited, so early booking is essential.  As mentioned above, chairs and tables will be available to rent if required and there will be pots of tea for picnickers from £2.50 (bring your own mugs etc) and a tempting cake stall.  Admission to the Mill is £1.50 for adults, 50p children and CPS members are free, and the event will run from 2.30 p.m.– 5.30 p.m.

Contact Sue Elliott for more information or offers of cakes.

(Please note: This is a private garden and much of it is open to the river so for safety please note parties including children should ask for a picnic plot in the front garden).

 

 

ICKLETON CHURCH FETE TREASURE TRAIL & QUIZ ANSWERS

Two versions: long and short. Short versions used fewer questions

 

1. What is the basketball hoop not designed for? “This basketball hoop is not designed for misuse”

2. The Village Hall was funded from subscriptions from the Football Pools – Vernons, Littlewoods and which other? Zetters

Proceed through the arch to the Ickleton Lion car park, behind the Village Hall.

3. What does the term coupé mean? Enclosed two seater sometimes with rear passenger seats in a reduced space

Facing out from the entrance to the pub car park, turn left.

4.What is the date on the wall of nos. 27, 29 and 31 Abbey Street? 1935

Continue along Abbey Street. Turn left into the alleyway beside Shepherds Cottage. Proceed along the Public Footpath until you reach a fork in the pathway.

5. What letters and number are stencilled on the lamp-post at the fork? SC18

Take the left hand fork and continue until you come out onto Back Lane. Turn left, and then right into Southfield.

6. Native Americans used to make horse chestnuts into a nutritious porridge. True / False? True

Continue through Southfield, passing Lynchets and Field House on your left, until you come to a gate and a public footpath. Pass through the gate and walk along the path until you reach another gate that gives onto a field.

6. What grain is growing in the field (including the season)? Winter wheat

Turn left along the edge of the field until you reach a junction in the footpath, opposite a field of sheep. (If you carry straight on you enter the bottom end of the Rec.) Turn right and continue on the track alongside the field of sheep.

7. What is the breed of the sheep? Suffolk (or black-faced)

Follow the footpath round to the left and proceed down the public footpath until you reach a rusting blue gate and a concrete pillar.

8. What is the variegated-leafed tree overhanging the brown fence? Variegated or Harlequin maple

Turn left. Cross over the road.

9. On the opposite side of the road, what historic object stands beneath the Give Way and Priority signposts? Village pump

After the traffic calming thing, cross over again and continue on the left hand path.

10. What animal is the door knocker on Saffrons? A lion

At the junction where the shop stands, cross over onto the same side as the shop and proceed down Church Street. Further down, cross over again onto the village green.

11. What farming implement is depicted on the bottom of the village sign? Plough

12. On the War Memorial, what does REME stand for? Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Cross over and enter the church.

13. In which years did Ralph Staunron serve as vicar? 1678-84
14. Who made bell number 8? Thomas Lester of London

15. What does the IHS on the altar cloth symbolise? Christ

16. What is the term for the type of mediaeval pictures in the church? Passion Cycle

Leave the church by the same gate you came in. Turn right and walk past the red house. Next to the house gates is a public footpath. Follow the footpath, emerging onto Butchers Hill. Turn left, cross over as soon as possible. Take care at the blind corner!

17. What is the date on the front of March Cottage? 1777

18. What makes you think the walls on the right side of the road can stay up for much longer? (A rhetorical question)

Cross over the road at the corner, and turn left. Take care!

19. Where does the Saffron Walden to Cambridge bus stop at 22:27? Ickleton Chapel

Enter the rec by the red phone box. In the rec:

20. On what date did Mrs. Woodley pass away? 3 June 1999

TIEBREAKER Questions

21. Who made the “Village Hall” sign and the sign for “The Old School House? I did

22. When was the Benedictine Nunnery founded in Ickleton? 1140/41 or 1190 depending on your source

23. What are Herbert Lawford, Harold Mahoney and Bill Tilden examples of? Winners of the men’s singles championships at Wimbledon

 

The WINNER of the quiz (short version) was SIMON COCKS

Joint Runners up: Norma Shepperd; Casement. Honourable mention: Tom (Tom’s Team)

Nobody did the long version (that day)

Thanks to those who took part and those who contributed so that they would not have to!

                                                                                                         Cathy Holding

 

 

BULLETIN DELIVERY BIRDS CLOSE AND COPLOE ROAD

Carol Turton, who has been delivering the ‘Icene’ for around 25 years, feels she must retire.  She has been helped by Beryl Bonham in Coploe Road for the last three years.

We thank them both most sincerely.

We are therefore looking for a new delivery person for Birds Close and Coploe Road.      Editors

 

Ickleton United Charities

 

Due to unfortunate circumstances, we are advertising a vacancy at one of our almshouse in Ickleton, and we are open to receive applications from people who have local connections.

All the Almshouses have been renovated very recently, and this cottage has a bright airy lounge, bedroom with ensuite facilities, and a modern kitchen with built-in cooker and microwave.

Residents’ contributions are set at a very reasonable level, and include heating and hot water. 

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

Please direct enquiries to The Clerk, 1 Abbey St, Ickleton, Saffron Walden, CB10 1SS.

 

MOTH EVENING

Friday 14th August, 8.30 p.m. until late

Join Wildlife Trust staff and local month expert John Dawson to discover the moths that live on the Wetlands Nature Reserve.

The Welcome Trusts Wetlands Nature Reserve supports a wealth of wildlife.  Volunteers are monitoring species including otters and birds.  Now it’s time to look at the moths!

This is a free event and open to all but children must be accompanied by an adult.

This is an outdoor event so please wear warm clothes.

To find out more and to book a place call ( 01223 492303 or email fmreception@ hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

 

ICKLETON DIARY

            August 10th

 Mobile Library

                        14th

 Wellcome Trust Moth Evening 8.30 p.m. Wetlands

                        19th

 Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

                        19th

 W. I. Meeting 7.45 p.m. Gt. Chesterford Community Centre

                        24th

 Mobile Library

 

 

      September  5th

 Summer Sizzler 2.00 p.m. Recreation Ground

                         6th

 Picnic Potter 2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Hinxton Mill

                       10th

 WEA AGM 8.00 p.m. Congregation Chapel, Gt. Chesterford

                       12th

 Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride & Stride

                       12th

 Gt. Chesterford and District Gardening Society Flower Show 2.00 p.m.

 

              Gt. Chesterford School

 

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