We hope that many of you heard the Peal of Morville Delight Major (with 5088 changes in the order of the bells) rung in 3hr 5min on 23rd August to celebrate the life of Jim Blond who, during his life, contributed so much to bell ringing. The Peal was beautiful to listen to and was an inspiration to those of us who are still trying to improve our ringing. Thank you to Colin Turner and his band of ringers.
Our learners are making fantastic progress, we are very fortunate in Blewbury to have teenagers wanting to learn and continue the tradition of bell ringing not forgetting the experienced ringers who are teaching them. As an aside it has reduced the average age of bell ringers at Blewbury considerably!
We continue to ring for Sunday service and practice night is Friday 8-9.30pm, a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to come and see what ringing is all about.
We would like to thank the Tony Loy Trust for their very generous gift towards the creation of a new outdoor play area at Pre-School.
This includes a large safety surface and new physical play equipment which will encourage children to enjoy climbing, balancing, jumping and running to develop their large motor skills and improve their confidence with their new found skills and abilities. Thank you so much Sheila, Francesca, Maria and Steve. The photo above shows some of the children playing on our fantastic new equipment.
We have now drawn the winners of our Super Raffle, you know who you are! We would like to our express a huge thanks to all of you who bought tickets and all who very generously donated prizes. We raised a grand total of £2,000 which will be used for new books, learning materials & toys for the children of Blewbury Pre-School. Our fantastic donors of prizes were David & Sophie Harber, Chris Lakeland, Abi Barclay-Watt, The Red Lion, Laithwaites Wine, Emma Barnett, Beauty Essentials, Fraser’s Retail Ltd, Savages, Matt Pepper, South Moreton Boxing Club, Ben Morgan, Kathy Edmunds, Indigo Rye, TWC, The Blueberry, Ed Vaizey, Ashbrook Lets, Kate Pierce-Williams, The Eyston Arms, Sue & Paul Bibby, Wine-Man and not forgetting Elphin Lloyd-Jones for designing and printing all our wonderful tickets.
Finally, we have been having some other building work happening at Pre-School over the Summer – the new mezzanine is nearly complete and we look forward to inviting you all to our grand opening in the near future. Thank you to the Malthus Trust, for supporting the adaptation of our lovely building enabling us to continue offering a fantastic start to the pre-school education of Blewbury’s children.