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Friday, 30 October 2020

November Litter Pick - Cancelled

 Just to let you know that November's litter pick has been cancelled.

We tend to cancel the November litter picks because they clash with the Remembrance Day parade in the village. This year there is no such parade, due to the covid restrictions, but the church service is still going ahead in a limited format. So I am cancelling the litter pick out of respect for the occasion.

Also, with all the leaves on the ground it would be difficult seeing litter anyway.

See you all in December.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Newsletter Articles

We have added a "Newsletter Articles" link in the left hand margin of the web page.

By clicking on this link you will be presented with a further link to a OneDrive document containing all the articles from our previous newsletters.

We hope you will find some of these articles of interest.

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Our 2021 calendar


The design of our 2021 calendar is taking shape, and it will be ready for sale from November.  The theme this year is “Hartford – two thousand years in twelve months” and the images for each month will be linked to two pages of notes on Hartford’s history.  It will start with January linked to the time when Romans would have marched along our Chester Road (their Watling Street North).  December will feature our iconic blue bridge.

We only print a limited number of calendars (both A4 format when opened out, and the slim line version with more room for daily notes), so if you want to be sure of a copy, e-mail .  Your e-mails may prompt us to increase the print order.  Our 2021 calendar will be a collector’s item for sure.

The two pages of history notes draw heavily on our newsletter articles.  A compilation of these can now be downloaded here. (The full document may take a few seconds to download).

We like to have a different calendar theme each year, and also run a competition for all age groups, with prizes.  There was so much of Hartford’s history that we could have used for our 2021 calendar, that we will probably run the same theme for a second year as well and invite your contributions.  Send in your ideas now; we will make sure that you are entered into the competition.  Or wait until you see the calendar.  Order yours now.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Circular Walks Programme 2020

Regretfully, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus,  the first 3 walks [March, April, May] on the programme are cancelled. 

Hopefully, the programme can start again with the 3 June walk 'About Manley' - a 6 mile circular off the Sandstone Trail. 

In the meantime, stay safe! 

John [Swaffield] 07764 212000

Lichfield trip postponed

Because of the restrictions in place regarding the Corona virus pandemic, we have had to postpone our trip to Lichfield which should have taken place in May. Many of the people who go on our trips fall into the 0ver-70s age group and it is not worth taking risks with their health.

We are hoping that the trip can go ahead at a future date but at this moment we cannot be certain when that future date will be. As soon as we know we will announce it.

We are sorry to disappoint everyone, but we really had no choice.

Watch this space.