Archive for April, 2010

Foxearth 100 Club April winners

The winners for the month of April are as follows

1st Prize Jon Broad

2nd Prize Neville Ling

3rd Prize Jim Hastie

4th Prize Justine Corney

Thank you all for taking part.

New Rural Bus Service

A new rural bus service comes into operation this week, that will serve Foxearth and the surrounding villages. Running on Wednesdays, the bus will leave the bus shelter in Foxearth at 10.30am, calling at Liston Church at 11.05am to arrive in Sudbury Bus Station at 11.20, via the Tesco Car Park.

Its return journey starts from Sudbury at 13.20pm calling at Tescos at 13.25pm and arriving at Liston Church at 13.35pm and Foxearth at 13.43pm.

A flat fare of £2.00 will be charged with children 5 – 16 travelling at half price. Concessionary bus passes can be used to obtain free transport.

The BIG History Quiz!

The District Local History Society had a date – well quite a few actually – on 13th April when Chairman Alan Fitch organised a quiz evening. A disappointingly small attendance of just 8 members formed themselves into three teams to tackle a set of 60 questions – each one being a year. Ranging from 1066 (an easy one for starters) to 1971 (decimal coinage introduced) the scores reflected the fallability of memory. Oh how easy it is to confuse Waterloo with Trafalgar when under pressure! All of us got 5th November 1605 but no one remembered December 1960 as being the first episode of Coronation Street; although a couple of other coronations were more easily recalled! With a total of 120 points on offer it is sufficient to report that a mere 20 points separated the first team from the third: to reveal any more statistics would be embarrassing – but well done, Alan, and thanks for the bottles of wine, beer and water awarded in that order!

Clive Waite reported that, from funds granted to the Society by the Foxearth School and Church Foundation, research – as a joint venture with FLAG – had been undertaken at the Essex Records Office into the origin of the Foxearth village sign. Fortunately when the manufacturer sold up a great amount of archive material was lodged with the Office and much valuable information and drawings have been found. The matter will be raised at the Annual Village Meeting on 5th May with a view perhaps to a get together in the summer with some of those involved in the original presentation.

Next meeting: Tuesday 11th May at 8pm in Foxearth Village Hall when Rev. Capt. Brian Sampson will give a talk entitled “A load of old cobblers” or Shoe-making in Essex.

Ken Nice