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Friends of Thringstone - Summer Heritage Event 2007

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Friends of Thringstone was formed nearly 2 years ago, and is made up of people interested in the village and its history.

The original idea behind the group was to get together a group of people who were interested in working to improve the appearance of the village for visitors and residents alike. Litter picks were organised and planting schemes began This expanded as the group progressed, and now includes history trails, walks leaflets, blue plaques and a summer event.

Chairman, Nita Pearson said ‘Like a lot of villages in this area, Thringstone has a history, but this has never really been promoted. The village appeared in the Domesday book, we have quite an array of 17th century properties and other things of historical interest, so decided about a year ago to work towards promoting that aspect of our village, as well as carrying on with our planting schemes and regular litter picks. With the help of grants from NWLDC and the Rural Community Council, we have produced 2 historical walks booklets, put up 15 blue history plaques, and are now eagerly looking forward to our summer heritage event. We are also producing 2 other walks leaflets which will concentrate on the area round the village, and hope that visitors will now stop in the village and see what we have to offer, rather than just driving through.’

The free summer event is to be held at Thringstone Community Centre on Saturday 30th June 2007 from 11am to 4pm. On offer will be various children’s entertainments, a Punch and Judy man, demonstrations of country dancing from Thringstone Primary School, whose 40th anniversary falls this year, a demonstration from local scouts, who also have an anniversary this year – their 100th, and there will be two separate demonstrations from the Penny Royal Garland dancers. A history display showing details of school life in the village will be available to see, the walks leaflet will be promoted, food and drink will be available and there will be several stalls selling a variety of products.

Nita said ‘We are really pleased that we are able to bring so many people together to put on this event, and look forward to a wonderful day.’

For further details on the event, please contact the Chairman, Nita Pearson on 01530 223434 or by email on nita.pearson@ntlworld.com

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Thringstone Heritage Event - Opening Ceremony

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Some Photos taken on the day.

Squire de Lisle and Ray Woodward
The Squire de Lisle receiving our gift pack at the event from Ray Woodward.

The Thringstone Womens Institute stall
The Thringstone Womens Institute stall.

Pauline Walker
Pauline Walker.

Nita Pearson, Ray Woodward and The Squire and Mrs de Lisle
Nita Pearson, Ray Woodward and The Squire and Mrs de Lisle.

Nita Pearson, The Squire and Mrs de Lisle and Ray Woodward
Nita Pearson, The Squire and Mrs de Lisle and Ray Woodward.

The Penny Royal Garland Dancers
The Penny Royal Garland Dancers.

The Squire and Mrs de Lisle
The Squire and Mrs de Lisle.

The Squire and Tony Newton
The Squire and Tony Newton.

Mrs Pauline Walker and Mrs de Lisle
Mrs Pauline Walker and Mrs de Lisle.

The Scouts stand
The Scouts stand.
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Summer Event Poster
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