This is both our 145th edition and our first in the new format. However, the contents have not changed.  We hope you will like it but there are bound to be teething problems. Please tell us what you think.  It has been a challenge to both the Editor whose computer programs are old fashioned, and the Assistant Editor, Ian Wesley who has the most up-to-date versions of everything and neither computers really ‘talk’ to each other.  But we will get there.  It is a wake-up call for me to modernised and not just continue with what I am most comfortable!

This edition is a combination of the continuation of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and Christmas, which seems to get earlier and earlier every year.  I have not yet really thought what I am going to get family and friends as presents.  There was a time when I was working in London, that I left it to Christmas Eve but that does not work nowadays!

There is one thing though that I do like about this time of year and that is driving around at dusk at about 4 o’clock in the evening and seeing the lighted windows with the curtains undrawn and seeing the Christmas decorations lit in the rooms or the lighted stain-glassed window of the Church with the light behind it.

Have a good Christmas and New Year

Rosemary Hopewell – Editor November 2018


Our thanks to the following contributors:-

Articles and Suggestions

Jane Ball, Ian and Julie Blackwell, Jan Mallett, Jeremy Mitchell, Robina Talbot-Ponsonby, Betty and Ian Wesley.  Unsigned articles by the Editor


Ian Blackwell, Julie Blackwell, Nick Gooch, Ian Wesley, the Editor, the Internet

Articles and letters to the Editor etc all very welcome








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