Sibford Scene Archive

Sibford Scene 056 May 1982

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Spanish Sibford

Tourists from all over the world visit Pamplona in Northern Spain to see the San Firmin Festival which takes place annually from 7th to 15th July. Five-year-old fighting bulls rush murderously through the narrow streets. This is known as ‘the running of the bulls’.

In our lovely, quiet village of Sibford we also have a festival which takes place twice a day (weather permitting). This is known as ‘the walking of the cows’ under the personal supervision of Erico Paynio. Could it he that Sibford will become as large a tourist attraction as Pamplona?

Thank you Eric and all those like you for giving this wonderful ‘olde worlde’ charm. Keep up the good work.


Church news

All whose children have attended Holy Trinity Sunday School over the past few years owe to Robin and Ann Spicer a great debt of gratitude. They have, with support from Paula Keen, and one or two others on a less regular basis, spent much time preparing and teaching the youngsters. They feel that they have done their stint and others ought to take a turn.

Mrs Mary Poulton, who has done a little teaching in the past, feels that she would be able to help, with the proviso that there are others found who would be willing to help cut on odd occasions. The Rector would be delighted to hear of any who would like to help Mary in this way; and all those children who have attended in recent years will be informed of the time and place. In the meantime, as you can see from the Calendar, we shall try and fill that gap by gearing the services towards the children.

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