Week beginning March 1st 2004

New exhibit for Hedon Museum : A really glamorous donation has been received by Hedon Museum. It is a beautiful full-length ball gown in the style of an 18th C French 'sac-back' dress and it was made over a hundred years ago. The Museum has had the dress authenticated by experts at the Castle Museum, York and it proves to be a dress created to be worn as a 'fancy dress'. It belonged to the wife of the owner of the Hall at Thorngumbald.
Having fancy dress balls was apparently all the rage at the end of the 19th century and research into Holderness social life at this time has the potential for fascinating discovery.
The Museum is keen to support anyone, or any group, to delve into the social whirl of Thorngumbald Hall and Holderness in general, with a view to mounting a future exhibition in the Museum. If anyone is interested in taking on this project, on your own or with friends, please contact Hedon Museum any Wednesday or Saturday between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on 01482 890908 or on 01482 899750 out of hours.

IT training seminars in Hedon : D-TEC & Northstar Solutions Ltd. will jointly host seminars on “IT Matters,” “Broadband Awareness” and “Broadband for Cottage Industries” on Friday March 5th at Hedon Museum. The afternoon session will run from 2.30 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. and will cover Broadband Awareness and Broadband for Cottage Industries, with emphasis on applications for small businesses. The evening session will run from 6.30 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. (doors open at 6.00 p.m.) and will deal with “IT Matters.” Computers will be available for hands-on experience and refreshments will be served during both afternoon and evening sessions. This has the makings of an interesting day and a good attendance is expected.
Free sample software and training vouchers that will enhance your basic skills will also be available. These are particularly aimed at small businesses and cottage industries and will include BBC Webwise, Bank Reconciliation, VAT Returns, Telephone Directory and Web Pages and also vouchers for additional training. These events are being funded by the Withernsea and South Holderness Single Regeneration Budget, the Phoenix Development Fund in support of Communities of Enterprise and the HSBC Bank.

Footpath closure in Paull : a temporary closure order has been issued for the footpath along the river front at Paull, effective for ten metres either side of the slipway adjacent to the playing field. Erosion by storm and wave action on the river has caused the slipway and sea wall on either side of it to be extremely unstable and liable to collapse so the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have closed the footpath in the vicinity as a matter of public safety. The path is likely to be closed for several months so please take care and avoid the area (there are alternative routes available to avoid the dangerous area and still enjoy a walk along the front.)

Decorating at Youth Centre : over the February half term Holderness Youth Initiative have been supporting the young people of South Holderness Youth Centre, Preston, on a decorating project at the centre. In partnership with Hayley Burn, the South Holderness Youth Worker, Christina Keyworth, the Assistant Development Worker for Holderness Youth Initiative and Judi Skippen, Administration Clerk for Holderness Youth Initiative, the young people donned overalls and armed themselves with scrapers and paintbrushes to revamp their centre. Various skills such as stripping wallpaper, polyfilling, painting techniques and most importantly team working and commitment to complete the task were learnt, along with the importance of cleaning up after themselves. The young people had fun while they learned these very valuable lessons and the South Holderness Youth Centre now has a brand new look, thanks to all the hard work and effort put in by these young people and their adult supervisors.
Holderness Youth Initiative aims to help young people achieve their goals: for further information on how they can help and support you contact Holderness Youth Initiative on 01482 899186 or South Holderness Youth Centre on 01482 899365.

Farmers Bingo : Holderness Lions will be holding their next Bingo on Wednesday 10th March at The Haven Arms, Hedon starting at 8.00 p.m. It will cost £1.50 for two books of ten games per book, which represents very good value for money, and there are some excellent prizes of meat to be won. For further details contact Lion Eileen on 01482 880197.
The Holderness Lions continue to meet on the second Tuesday of the month, their next meeting being on the 9th March, but they have had to change their venue and now meet at The Barn Farm, Thorngumbald at 7.30 p.m.
Anyone interested in finding more about The Lions can contact Lion Eileen on the number above. She also asks me to point out that they are not a football or rugby team but the local branch of Lions International, a charitable organisation whose stated aim is the betterment of their communities and the world at large.

The following church services will take place on Sunday March 7th 2004:
Hedon : St. Augustine’s Parish Church : sung Eucharist at 9.30 a.m.,
Hedon Methodist Church, Church Lane : service of Holy Communion at 10.30 a.m., evening service at 6.30 p.m.
Saints Mary & Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Baxtergate, Hedon : Daily Mass times : Sunday 10.30 a.m., Monday 9.15 a.m., Tuesday 9.15 a.m., Wednesday 7.30 p.m., Thursday 9.15 a.m., Friday 7.30 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m.
Hedon Pentecostal Church meets every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Jubilee Room of the Alexandra Hall, St. Augustine’s Gate; a Sunday School is also held at 10.30 a.m. every Sunday.
Paull : St Andrew’s Parish Church : service of Holy Communion at 11.15 a.m.
Paull Methodist Church, Main Street : no service this week – next service will be on Sunday March 14th
Preston: All Saint’s Parish Church : service of Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m.
Preston Methodist Church : morning service at 10.30 a.m.

There may be additional services at Hedon on Sunday as once again I am writing this before the March edition of the Deanery magazine comes out! In addition, Friday March 5th is the Women’s World Day of Prayer and a service to mark the occasion will be held in Hedon Methodist Church at 2.00 p.m.. Men, women and children of all faiths are invited to attend.

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