Don’t forget the Easter Egg Trail in St Peter’s churchyard from tomorrow until Easter Sunday.
‘Friends of St Peters’ organises fund raising events to support the maintenance, restoration and improvement of St Peter’s church, Thornton. An historic, grade one listed church building.
The Friends of St. Peter’s organisation, formed in 1995, works tirelessly to fund projects to maintain and improve the building. Its membership is drawn both from within the congregation and from the wider community and is supported by many of the villagers of Thornton.
Look out for the many forthcoming fund raising events planned in the village this year, which include St Georges Day Celebrations on 26th April, Platinum Jubilee celebrations 6th June, Quiz night 9th July, Open Gardens on 10th July, Scarecrow Festival and last night of the Proms 10th September, Craft Fayre on 19th November and a Christmas tree Festival in December.
If you are interested in the St George’s Day celebration don’t leave it too long to book, tickets are limited. Contact Eric Roberts to secure your place.
If you would like to support the valuable work the ‘friends’ do for our wonderful church then please consider becoming a ‘friend’ yourself by donating £5 a year to this very worthy cause.
Complete the attached form and send a cheque or cash for your subscription to the address on the form.
If you would like to offer assistance or be involved in any way with any of these events or would like more information please contact Churchwarden: Shirley Garlick – email@example.com or phone 01530230422
Markfield & Thornton Theatre Group are entertaining us again with “Surprise Package” a comedy set in Spain in the 70’s involving two unsuspecting British families.
Tickets only £5 each, four performances from the 27th April to the 30th.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Guaranteed a laugh and a good night out.
See the Nature notes page for the latest update on our residents and visitors to Thornton reservoir by Andy Smith.
Our most colourful visitor the Mandarin is back and busy making friends.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the cryptic quiz on Towns and Cities, monies raised have been donated to the Friends of St Peter’s towards the upkeep of our beautiful village church.
Hopefully there will be another quiz soon.
The winner of the £10 prize was Andy Wilson.
The questions and answers are below
- A knitted sweater (8) Cardigan
- A game for 15, 13 or 7 (5) Rugby
- Writing paper for 007 (8,4) Basildon Bond
- Mad (7) Barking
- ‘And them good ole boys were drinking whisky and’ (3) Rye
- Five-star hotel (3,10) The Dorchester
- Desperate for this if caught short (4) Looe
- Museum ship (3,7) HMS Belfast
- A world snooker champion (4,5) Mark Selby
- Resolve or reach agreement (6) Settle
- Where the girls are so pretty (6) Dublin
- Framework of a ship (4) Hull
- Known for leaning on ‘lamp posts’ (6,6) George Formby
- People who work together (5) Crewe
- Small area of still water (5) Poole
- Sailed single handed around the world (3, 7, 10) Sir Francis Chichester
- Currency of the north (8) Stirling
- Song by the New Vaudeville band (10, 9) Winchester Cathedral
- 1066 and all that (6,2 8) Battle of Hastings
- Time for a wash (4) Bath
- SW1A 1AA (10, 6) Buckingham Palace
- President dressed in green (7) Lincoln
- Lady Penelope, model and photographer (5, 9) Penny Lancaster
- Getting information from books (7) Reading
- Crown or donkey? (5) Derby
- Bovine crossing (6) Oxford
- 1773 home of the ‘tea party’ (6) Boston
- Mary Berry does this (8) Bakewell
- Hide underground (4) Bury
- Book by George Orwell (3, 4, 2, 5, 4) The Road to Wigan Pier
- A cob or pen by the beach (7) Swansea
- Home of Lady Godiva (8) Coventry
- Confectionery favoured by mountaineers (6, 4, 4) Kendal Mint cake
- The ‘kingmaker’ (4, 2, 7) Earl of Warwick
- He had 10,000 men (5, 3, 4, 2, 4) Grand old Duke of York
- Dirty water by the tower (9) Blackpool
- A regiment of the British army (10, 6) Coldstream Guards
- Rock band of the 60’s, known for their instrumental ‘albatross’ (9, 3) Fleetwood Mac
- For control or restraint of animals (5) Leeds
- On the carpet (9) Axminster
- Rich fruit cake (6) Dundee
- ‘In a shower of rain, he stepped in a puddle & never went there again’ (10) Gloucester
- ‘How still we see thee lie’ in this tiny Welsh village (9) Bethlehem
- This fashion could be described as ‘ship shape’ (7) Bristol
- Watering holes (5) Wells
- United on a Wednesday (9) Sheffield
- Thomas Anson, photographer (4, 2, 9) Earl of Lichfield
- This bovine can be described as red and white (8) Hereford
- You will find this 1960’s female lead singer was born in Australia (6, 6) Judith Durham
- Big ZZZ’s? (5, 7) Great Snoring