Village news from Helen Price – 14/6/18


Village news from Helen Price – 14/6/18

Published 11 June 2018

Open Gardens, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

We now have a final total of eleven gardens, including four which have never been open before and one which is re-opening under new ownership. The WI will be ‘yarn bombing’ and providing teas on the Saturday. Other gardens will be providing refreshments and plant stalls with plants at very competitive prices.

For children there will be ‘fairy finding’ and at one of the gardens there will be a band playing. Please support this event; all proceeds will again be given to the Kings Bromley Village Hall Refurbishment Fund. Ring Allan Howard on 472720 for more detail.

Kings Bromley Historians

We had the perfect weather for our May outing. Our first stop was Beamhurst Museum and was an experience that was! We were welcome with tea and cakes with 18 of us seated around a table for 30+. Beneath the glass top children’s annuals were displayed, while above and around us were all kinds of memorabilia reminding us of our age. Another barn was full of larger items including a barrel organ which set one of our members dancing.

We followed this with a pub lunch, then on for a visit to Izaak Walton’s cottage, where we were met by our guide from Staffs County Council, who gave us a short talk on his life. He was born in 1593 and was more than just a fisherman, having a linen drapers shop in Fleet Street and as well as writing ‘The Compleat Angler’ wrote ‘Waltons Lives’ in a biographical book and had two well-connected wives. His cottage at Shallowford was a tiny museum set in a large garden, where we sat in the sun with tea, biscuits and laughter. A lovely end to a relaxing day.

At our June meeting on 29th June, Richard Stone will be talking about The Story of Map Making. We have a stall at the Kings Bromley Show in July instead of a meeting.