(September 1981) Looking back

It‘s been quite a summer. First the RAISE THE ROOF SALE, which got the Fund off to a fine start with a profit of over £320. That day also marked the start of the fine weather that has blessed the other village events this summer. May it last for the Fete.

Then there was ‘THIS IS YOUR LIFE — MARY POULTON’, when Dr Aemonn Andrews Agnew confronted an amazed Mrs Poulton with her past, including three generations of two families that she has taught in her long career. Everyone wanted to thank Mrs Poulton for her many years of kindly service to the children of the village and to wish her a long and happy retirement. We hear that she has since climbed Ben Nevis (again), so clearly intends to be active!

THE ROYAL WEDDING CELEBRATIONS were much enjoyed by all — and it was a very wide cross-section of the village that took part in the cheerfully informal picnic, sports, barbecue, folk-dancing and disco. It was all an excellent antidote to the hours in front of the telly.

THE RAINS came and went and the power supply, as usual, failed.