Help fund raise for the village hall refurbishment

Published 28 July 2018

To help towards the funds required to refurbish the village hall you can now ‘purchase’ a brick – full details on the link here Brick leaflet and application (4.0 Mb)

Village Choir

Published 27 July 2018

More details here choir (450.5 Kb)

Village news from Helen Price – 26/7/18

Published 23 July 2018

Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 28th July

Come and enjoy our village show on Saturday 28th July when we will be ‘Celebrating Staffordshire.’ It promises to be a great day out for all the family with funfair, craft fair, demonstrations, food fair, trade and non-commercial stands.

The programme starts with an equestrian show at 9.30 a.m. From noon, there will be children’s races, companion dog show, Magic Show, the Eureka Jazz Band and a parade of treasured vehicles. Displays of art, crafts, cookery, floral art, flowers, fruit and veg, photography, vegetables, woodworking and young crafts can all be view in the Horticultural marquee. A variety of refreshments will be available all day, including hog roast, Shardlow Real Ale bar bus plus G&T bar.

Main arena displays include the Toy Soldier Marching Band followed by Dangerous Steve and Pedal Power vs. Parkour which are our big acts for the afternoon, providing knockabout comedy, sensational blindfold motorcycle stunts, chainsaw juggling, trial riding and athletic stunts. The Strolling Gardeners will bring some light relief.

For further details of the Show, please see our website:

Church Bell Ringers

We are in search of volunteer bell ringers to continue the time-honoured tradition of bell ringing before Sunday morning church services. If anyone would like to help out, please contact Glen Wright on 01543 472622 or email for more information.

Adoption of parish milestones

Published 19 July 2018

Click link to see details and a map
Milestones (2.2 Mb)

Centenary Fields – dedication

Published 19 July 2018

Centenary Fields, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, secures recreational spaces throughout the UK in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I. Kings Bromley Parish Council, along with the Lichfield Diocesan Trust and the National Playing Fields Association, has drawn up a Deed of Dedication to agree that the playing field behind the Village Hall be secured as such a Centenary Field in Trust – which can never been used for any other purpose .
The dedication ceremony, and unveiling of the plaque, will take place on Saturday 11th September at 11 a.m. on the Village Hall car park. All villagers are invited to attend this ceremony.

Replacement benches

Published 19 July 2018

The two benches on the Show Field have been damaged and removed for safety reasons. One was erected by the Show Society (then the Horticultural Society) in remembrance of Henry Fox; the other was erected by the Parish Council with the inscription:
1952 – 2002

The Show Society and the Parish Council have both agreed to purchase replacement teak benches at a cost of £350 each from a company which will be displaying at the Show. The inscription plaques will be re-attached.

Village news from Helen Price – 19/7/18 part 2

Published 16 July 2018

HS2, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Community Forum

HS2 have advised Kings Bromley Parish Council that they will be holding a Community Forum at Kings Bromley Village Hall on Tuesday 24th July between 4.30 – 6.30 pm.

The purpose of this forum is to make sure the residents of Kings Bromley are kept up-to-date on the latest developments in Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 28th July 2018
This year we are ‘Celebrating Staffordshire’, with a special Staffordshire Bull Terrier category in the Dog Show, delicious freshly-baked Staffordshire oatcakes and a variety of entertainment from all around the County.
In the main arena Dangerous Steve and Pedal Power vs. Parkour are our big acts for the afternoon. Dangerous Steve provides a ‘non-stop, thrill-a-minute’ performance which includes knockabout comedy, crazy balancing, chainsaw juggling, blindfold motorcycle riding in an hilarious and dynamic act full of sensational stunts.
Pedal Power vs. Parkour display combines the incredible skill, balance and power of a trial rider and the finesse of a gymnast/parkour athlete. Both athletes will be putting it on the line in an attempt to become the crowd’s favourite.
Animals are always a popular feature with visitors, especially children, and there will be a wide range of wildlife and farm animals for everyone to enjoy. Children will also have plenty of fun on the fairground attractions and the Children’s races.
Paul Brown presents Magical Mayhem, and is a renowned children’s entertainer around the country, with awards from the Magic Circle. The Strolling Gardeners bring comedy to
all things horticultural.
Our competitive horticultural marquee includes nearly 200 categories, again representing the Staffordshire theme, so we expect budding local artists, photographers, flower arrangers, gardeners etc. to display friendly rivalry, paintbrushes and spades at the ready!
The Equestrian events, Dog shows and Vintage car display are regular favourites. Around the field will be an array of trade and craft stands, food fair, plus many food outlets offering a wide range of refreshment, including hog roast, Staffordshire oatcakes, a G&T stand plus a double decker bar bus serving real ale.
Once again, the popular Eureka Jazz Band will be playing jazz sessions near the Bar area throughout the afternoon. Great songs, catchy rhythms from the 1920s onwards create a relaxed and jolly atmosphere. Come along and join the fun!
As always, any help over the weekend would be very much appreciated.
For the full schedule, visit the website

Village news from Helen Price – 19/7/18 part 1

Published 16 July 2018

Kings Bromley WI July meeting

After the initial WI business presided over by the President – taking on roles of President, Secretary and Treasurer, the hot sultry evening’s entertainment followed in the village hall. Mr AW Woollett, stage name “Y-Not”, gave a most entertaining and visual journey through his life, career and ‘hobby’.

As a young man he became fascinated and interested in magic after being given a ‘box of tricks’. Following a varied early career as a radio and TV engineer and other activities, he joined the police service in North Derbyshire. During this period with the police he specialised in road safety and used his magical skills to reinforce his information about the Green Cross Code and road safety to many of the children he met in the Derbyshire schools. He was also presenting his magical skills and entertainment at a variety of events, birthday parties, dinners etc.

His proficiency got him access to the Belper and Derbyshire Magic Circles. Upon retirement he became a professional entertainer which gave him the opportunity to be employed by TV companies. He appeared in 6 episodes of Peak Practice and the Boon series.

Throughout this most amusing and interesting presentation he displayed his mastery of ‘prestidigitation’ by skilfully manipulating a variety of magical tricks and illusions, using playing cards, rope tricks etc., working with members of the audience. It was a most entertaining evening.

The President reminded members about the forthcoming village show and WI stall, looking forward to a successful day.

There is no meeting during August, but there will be Afternoon Tea at the Royal Oak, 9th August from 2-4 o’clock. Members were reminded to make sure their names were on the list.

The next meeting will be on 6th September, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Village news from Helen Price – 12/7/18

Published 8 July 2018

Gardening Guild

At the June meeting, the Chairman declared the Open Gardens weekend a great success and then introduced Brian Storer who had come to talk about “Growing for Showing”. He is a familiar face at Kings Bromley Show each year, as his vegetables and flowers take many first prizes and he wins a good number of the gardening trophies. Brian’s interest in gardening started at 12 years old when he started digging the local gardens and now is a major part of his life, showing at a number of national horticultural shows and opening his garden and giving talks to raise money for a children’s ward at Burton Hospital and a myeloma charity. His passion for gardening was evident: in addition to his own extensive garden, he has 3 polytunnels, 3 allotments, works in more private gardens and on grounds belonging to a farm. Brian gave very useful tips on growing onions, carrots, parsnips, leeks, tomatoes, marrows, potatoes, beans and celery and finished by showing some wonderful cauliflowers he had sown from seed 8 weeks previously. Gardening Guild members are looking forward to visiting his garden on 14 July.

Kings Bromley Historians

Richard Stone, our speaker on June 29th, showed us an amazing map of the world, produced in 150 AD by Ptolomy using the principles of longitude and latitude. Given that he lived in Alexandria so long ago, the features were instantly recognisable as a map of the known world with the British Isles clearly visible.
It was a lot easier to understand than the slides of the later ‘Mappa Mundi’ maps centred on Jerusalem with East at the top of the map and the British Isles tucked away in the bottom of the left hand corner.
The Gough map of 1360 was a fairly detailed map of Great Britain, as it showed 600 settlements, 200 rivers and 3000 miles of routes.
The first ‘Road’ atlas was produced in 1697 by John Ogilvy. Prior to this, roads were always ‘highways’ and routes between towns were listed with particular landmarks to look for to ensure you were still on the right route.
Later still came the famous Ordnance Survey maps drawn for the army, firstly 1 inch:1 mile, the 6 inch:1 mile then 25”:1 mile. What a map that must have been!
We have no meeting in July as we have a stall at the Show. On August 11, we are visiting Melbourne Hall and our next meeting is on September 28th in the Village Hall at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Tweenies Parent and Toddler Group

Tweenies Parent and Toddler group runs on a Thursday morning in the village hall from 9.00 am till 11.00am. Please continue to support this activity which provides so much fun, play and socialisation for families of the village and surrounding areas.
Contact Kerry Helliwell on 07875 367379