Archive for January, 2017

Foxearth and District History Society

It has become traditional in the last few years to hold the annual dinner of the Foxearth and District Local History Society in the George at Cavendish and in 2016 the event took place on Tuesday 13th December. Twenty six members enjoyed their menu choices amidst paper hats and cracker “jokes” and furrowed their brows over a challenging history crossword and quiz. President Ashley Cooper complimented Secretary Clare Mathieson and the committee on its programme¬† selection and particularly on the involvement of members at some meetings

Clare gave details of the programme of events for 2017 which would include talks on historical aspects of weaving and a weaver at Waterloo,  histories of the Quay and the Sue Ryder Foundation, Pentlow Hall and Church,  Constable and Gainsborough and Foxearth in the Great War. In July there will be a guided tour of Harwich and the Redoubt Fort. The first meeting of the new Year will be on 14th February at 7.30pm in Foxearth Village Hall when John Miners will talk about the history of weaving with horse hair (Horse tales!)

Ken Nice

 

Santa Comes to Foxearth

The impending arrival of Christmas was celebrated in Foxearth on Saturday, 10th December by the lighting up of a splendid 12ft tree outside the Village Hall by none other than Father Christmas – who, for those who may be wondering , left his reindeer and sledge on the outskirts of the village and walked in; Well done Santa. A large number of villagers gathered to enjoy mulled wine, savoury bites and exchange seasonal greetings. A joyful get together for which we thank the organisers.

Ken Nice