Week beginning September 6th 2004

Farmers’ Bingo in Hedon : Holderness Lions will be running another of their popular Farmer’s Bingo sessions at The Haven Arms, Hedon, on Wednesday 8th September. ‘Eyes down’ is at 8.00 p.m. And the cost is £1.50 for two books of ten games per book. As always, prizes of good quality pork are available to be won. For further details please contact Lion Eileen on 01482 890197.

All change at Hedon Museum : After a successful summer of D-Day exhibition, Hedon Museum is preparing new displays for the autumn and winter season. The Hedon Room, which features the social history of the town, has new exhibits to display. The room is being re-designed to accommodate more artefacts, documents and maps, and a special feature will display new acquisitions kindly donated to the Museum.
Hedon Library will shortly display not only aspects of the Museum, but also feature the workings of the Community Archive - a newly introduced facility which should interest all groups within our community as well as those interested in family history.
Next month sees the Upstairs Gallery hosting a fascinating local collection of memorabilia, ‘Merchant Navy - Ashore and Afloat’ and in October the Small Room will be devoted to Music.
But before all that, September 4th sees the opening of the exhibition of winners and other entries for the annual D-Tec Digital Photographic Competition. The subject this year was ‘Flowers’ and an excellent display is anticipated.
A project on ‘Georgian Hedon’ is planned for early next year - if you are interested in the history of Hedon, would like to help in any research or perhaps take on a small project with your friends, then come and see us. The Museum is always keen to welcome new members. Hedon Museum is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. Admission is free and there are refreshments available as well as a small shop with some interesting and unusual gifts and souvenirs for sale.

New season for Hedon Friendship Circle : the Hedon Methodist Friendship Circle starts its new season this week with a meeting on Wednesday 8th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, Hedon. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Terry Porter, and old and new members are always welcome.

Lifestylers presentation to Hedon Red Cross : the “Sundancers” Lifestyle 2004 team have been working long and hard this summer to raise as much as possible for their chosen charity, the British Red Cross. The four girls – ten-year-old Jessica Yates-Taylor and her 13 year old sister Sarah, plus friends Chloe Tomkinson (14) and Nicola Jowett (13) – raised the magnificent sum of £445.50 by bag-packing in supermarkets, car boot sales, washing cars and organising and taking part in various sponsored events, the most original being a sponsored “Circus Walk” during which they walked on stilts, spun hoops and twirled batons from Preston to Hedon! Jessica, Sarah and Nicola all come from Preston, and as their friend Chloe lives in Bransholme, it meant a lot of sleepovers with the rest of her team for them to be able to work together. All their effort has paid off, and they have presented a cheque for the sum raised to the delighted manageress of the Hedon Red Cross shop, Julie Screeton.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said, “we need every penny we can raise to provide care for people in crisis both at home and abroad : this week is the start of the Big Red Sack campaign. We are asking members of the public and businesses alike to donate unwanted goods for recycling. Our slogan for the campaign is ‘Red is the New Green!’”
Items such as clothes, books, household goods and mobile phones can all be recycled and raise valuable funds for the Red Cross. Sacks are going out into households and businesses in the area with the aim of encouraging as much stock to come through the shop’s doors as possible: sacks can, if necessary, be collected – just ring the number at the end of this item to make arrangements.
The contents of just one full sack, when sold, enables the British Red Cross to pay for ten blankets to be used overseas in emergency situations; ten bags can provide funds for fifty “Home from Hospital” visits providing practical help and personal care, and a hundred full sacks would provide the necessary means to operate two Fire Victim Support Vehicles for a whole year.
Volunteers are always needed to help in the shop, which is on St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon, either sorting goods donated or with customers in the shop : if you can offer to give even half a day of your time you will be made most welcome. The lower age limit for volunteers in the shop is 15, but there is no upper age limit. If you can help in any way, either with cash or goods to donate or by volunteering your time, telephone Julie on 01482 890668.
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Gardeners’ Evening in Hedon : South Holderness Garden Club presents Joe Swift – TV Presenter, Garden Designer and Author – in “Designing a Small Garden.” This will take place in the Alexandra Hall on Wednesday September 8th : wine and nibbles will be served from 6.45 p.m. prior to a 7.30 p.m. start, so do come early! Tickets cost £6.50, including the refreshments, and are available from Ray Obrien by telephoning 01964 630819.

Preston Young At Heart Drop-In Centre : the centre is open every Thursday in Preston Church Hall (opposite All Saints Church) with morning sessions from 9.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 1.30 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. Various activities have been organised for the next few months, so why not join in, learn something new, have a go at the taster sessions or just sit and chat? On Thursday September 9th there is a session on Paper making with Pat Ferguson from 9.30 a.m. ntil 11.30 a.m., and courses have been arranged with Hull College on Word Processing (mornings) and Reflexology (afternoons) running from September 16th to October 14th. Details of any of the above can be obtained by ringing Richard Thorp on 01482 897327.

Thieves, Rogues and Vagabonds!!! Just a timely warning to those of you living in the Hedon, Paull and Preston area : don’t think that just because you live in a rural area that you are immune from the depredations of the dishonest from the Big City. I speak from personal experience: my car was stolen last week by someone who entered the house – while it was occupied, but while the dogs were out being walked (or they’d never have got past the front door!) – took the keys and drove off with the car. Thanks to the vigilance of a neighbour, who spotted it being driven round Hull by the stereotypical louts-in-baseball-caps and called the Police, and the speed of response of the Police, it has been recovered more or less intact (but minus its contents, of course.) Conversations on the subject have made me realise that we are not alone in this – it seems to be the latest fashion, now that cars are more secure (yes, we had parked it in a well-lit spot, and anyway, it was broad daylight… yes, it was locked, immobilised and alarmed) to steal the car and house keys in order to drive off with the family car – or in one case I’ve heard of, all three of the family’s cars!
So take care – sadly, it seems you DO have to lock yourself into your own home.
And while I’m on the subject of local crime waves, it seems that pickpockets are also operating in the area, as several purses have been taken from shoppers in small shops and supermarkets alike in the last couple of weeks. Be vigilant or you could be the next victim, and I promise you, it’s not nice!

The following church services will take place on Sunday September 12th
Hedon : St. Augustine’s Parish Church : Sung Eucharist at 9.30 a.m.
Hedon Methodist Church, Church Lane : morning service 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 : Evensong at 6.30 p.m.
Paull Methodist Church, Main Street : afternoon service at 3.00 p.m.
Preston: All Saint’s Parish Church : Holy Communion at 9.30 a.m.
Preston Methodist Church : morning service at 10.30 a.m.

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