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Sibford Scene 008 November 1977

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Winter evenings

Winter evenings are with us and indoor pursuits take over from fetes and cricket. Members of all the village societies will be showing how much they know at the annual Village Hall Quiz, to be held this year on Friday, 18th November. Last year the Methodists won the trophy after a triple tie-breaker. Are their opponents in secret training to wrest it from them in 1977? Whoever wins, it is one of the most happy and entertaining evenings open to the whole village and so much easier to think of the answers when you are sitting safely in the audience!

Sibford profile - Miss Nelder

Like most villages, Sibford is not without some interesting older residents, one of whom is Miss Nelder of The Colony.

Miss Nelder, who was born at Great Tew and went to school in Swerford is now in her 88th year and remains a very alert and capable person, doing her own housework and cooking and, when given a lift to Banbury, walks around the shops with enjoyment. She is also a regular and enthusiastic member of the Friendship Club.

Miss Nelder is a trained nurse, having received her training at the City General Hospital, Leicester, soon after the First World War, where she gained her S.R.N. During the war she had worked as a V.A.D. in France, stationed at Le Treport, this experience giving her the introduction to her future career.

Midwifery and medical nursing were her favourites and she has over a hundred deliveries to her credit, including one set of twins. Miss Nelder worked in Leicestershire as a District Nurse and for many years was in charge of St. Luke’s Hospital, Rugby.

On retiring, she cane to Sibford to be with her mother. She now holds open house to many callers, who can be sure of a warm welcome.

Sibford can be proud of her long and useful life.

Enid Gilder

It will take a while, but we’re gradually building up this archive of complete copies of all editions of the Sibford Scene since its inception in 1977.

Above, we’ve copied out one or two items that may be of historical interest. To see the whole edition, click on the front-page image to download it as a pdf.