Village news from Helen Price – 9/8/18


Village news from Helen Price – 9/8/18

Published 3 August 2018

Kings Bromley Show

The annual village show on Saturday 28th July was a huge success attracting visitors from all over the county and beyond. Despite some challenging weather conditions later in the day, everyone had a fabulous day. Funds raised will go to support various village organisations.

Many thanks go to all who helped at the Show, or during the week setting up and clearing up afterwards. Particular thanks go to Kirsten Harber who co-ordinated the whole team throughout the year. And thanks to all who came along to support us!

Reverend Ty Leyland Retirement

Reverend Ty Leyland retires as Rector of Kings Bromley and the Ridwares and on Saturday 23rd June a party was given in the Village Hall for Ty and his wife Viv. They were collected from the Rectory by Roger Price in a vintage open-top Morris car and driven in style to the village hall. They were greeted by about 150 villagers who shared afternoon tea with them.

The church choir sang a humorous song about the couple, written especially for the occasion and then Glen Wright, Churchwarden, gave a short tribute thanking Ty for his 19 year’s ministry in the parish. Viv was given a basket of flowers and the couple were presented with a very generous cheque from the parishioners in recognition of his service. Rev Ty then gave a speech of thanks.

Bowling Club Coffee Morning

Kings Bromley Bowling Club extends a very warm welcome to all on Saturday 1st September between 10.00 am and 12 noon. Admission £1 to include coffee and light refreshments. There will be a raffle, cake stall and other side stalls.
For those who may be interested in joining the Bowling Club there will be an opportunity to try it out. We look forward to seeing you at Manor Park, next to the Nursing Home (postcode DE13 7JA) on 1st September.

Postmistress Retires

On Friday 28th June, Annabel Watkins opened the ‘broom cupboard’ in the Village Hall for the last time as Postmistress. She has been running this village service since August 2004 and formerly ran the Post Office in the Alrewas Road shop.

As a mark of appreciation the Parish Council presented her with a bouquet of flowers. We have yet to hear from the Post Office when, or whether, a replacement will be found.