Humshaugh village notes
Published at 07:42, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
THERE was a good turnout for the pub quiz last week. The winning team was appropriately called First Snowflakes and the amount raised towards a new roller for Humshaugh Cricket Club was £155. The next quiz will be held on Tuesday, February 26.
THE Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group has a new website which is www.humshaughandwarkmedicalgroup.nhs.uk. The surgery at Humshaugh would welcome any feedback from users.
THE annual Shrovetide party will again be held in the village hall on Tuesday, February 12, with refreshments served from 7pm and the entertainment following at 7.30pm.
The theme this year is a Northumbrian evening.
THE next meeting of Humshaugh Mothers’ Union will be on Thursday, February 7, at the Langford’s home, when Dr John McCollum will give a talk about his trip to Africa.
A DATE for your diary is Friday, March 8, when HAP (Humshaugh Arts Projects) will put on another family film night in the village hall.
The film to be shown is Hugo. Tickets will be available soon and the price will depend on whether you have food or not.
THE village hasn’t enjoyed a Burns night for a few years, but last Friday saw a revival of this tradition. The Crown Inn was full to capacity.
The speeches and toasts given by Eachan Andrew, John McCollum and Kirsten Francis were all excellent. The food was extremely good and the Crown Inn team looked after everyone so well. Jill Bould and her team must be thanked for organising such a successful event.
THE famous Humshaugh shop bag, accompanied by Malcolm and Anne Race, has just made its longest and furthest trip ever – Antarctica!
The trip lasted four weeks and covered 37,000 km. Various forms of transport were used – airplane, ship and zodiac landing craft passing or visiting Buenos Aires, Cape Horn, South Georgia and then the Antarctic continent.
The bag became a time capsule, being planted at the British research base of Port Lockroy, but only after enduring a force 12 hurricane, navigating the roughest sea on earth and passing a colony of half a million king penguins and icebergs bigger than Durham Cathedral. What an experience!
SUNDAY, February 3, is Sexagesima and Candlemas and the church service at St Peter’s is Holy Communion (1662) at 9.30am.
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