This year Remembrance Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The village will mark this special event in a number of ways:
Remembrance Day Service – 10.40am on Sunday 11th November in the Parish Church, followed by Wreath Laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the Churchyard. All are most welcome.
A Poppy art installation in the Church – The Village Knit and Natter Group have knitted over 600 poppies which will form a magnificent evocative arch at the Church Door throughout November
An opportunity to display copies of photographs, letters etc of family members that have been involved in any conflict in the past 100 years. These will be displayed in the Church. If you would like to be involved please contact Janet Whittaker – Tel: 721216 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please come and join the North Luffenham Knit and Natters for an afternoon of repairing church kneelers this Thursday between 2-5pm in the church.
We’ll provide refreshments and cake as well as the curved needles to sew with.
Bring a thimble and if you have them a curved needle.
Please come and join us.
Lincolnshire Police are asking residents in the county if they are able to make knitted bears to donate some to them for consoling children.
In the past, if a child is involved in a road traffic collision, they would be given a free knitted bear to help keep them calm in a frightening experience. This then helps police and other emergency services deal with the accident.
However, the charity which used to knit and provide the bears — known as Angel Bears — is no longer in existence. This means Lincolnshire Police is running out of bears to give to children for free.
Police HQ is asking any knitting clubs or individuals in the county that would be willing to become part of their volunteer base to knit an annual supply of 500 bears to get in touch.
The force need enough for the next intake, required around September 2014. Bears need to be stuffed and knitted to a set pattern.
Liliane Coogan has the patterns for these teddy bears. Come along on a Thursday evening at the Fox and Hounds at 7.30pm and you can have a copy of the knitting patterns.