Sibford Scene Archive

Sibford Scene 077 June 1984

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Sibford history

It has been suggested that Sibford is in danger of losing track of material which illustrates its history – whether documents, pictures, artefacts or personal reminiscences. Could we not collect together such items either for storage so that displays could be more easily mounted for special occasions or for permanent display in a small “Sibford Museum” if a suitable place could be found.

Comments and suggestions would be most welcome. Please contact the Editor (358) or Colin Frith, Barn Close, Burdrop (512). If there is sufficient interest a small committee will be formed to consider how best to proceed.

An open letter from a dog owner

Dear Editor,

May I ask for reciprocal treatment for dog owners by being allowed to respond to your anonymous “A Gower Resident”.

I would point out that apart from – indeed in common with – roly-poly children, in the countryside there are many animals. In each case they “defecate and urinate” not particularly selecting a special plot, but each in their turn contributing to what is known as country life.

In this there is a natural awareness of accepting the rough with the smooth, and occasionally the use of the rack, and in all cases knowing the truth of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ famous lines, “Thank God for dappled things”.

Mind you, for those who find this difficult to understand, there is an excellent alternative some seven miles away. It is called Banbury.

Yours sincerely,
A lover of children, dogs and other animals.

Above, you may see one or two items of historical interest from this edition. To see the whole edition, click on the front-page image to download it as a pdf.