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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Humshaugh village notes

THE children at Humshaugh First School will hold their carol service in St Peter’s Church at 9.15am today. Everyone is welcome.

THE folk club in the Crown Inn last week attracted a wonderful variety of musicians. There were pipes, a violin, guitar, accordions, Northumbrian pipes, banjo and an assortment of squeeze boxes, which together made such lovely and lively music.

I am pleased to say that this is going to be a regular event on the second Tuesday of each month. A good night out.

THE members of the Mothers’ Union celebrated Christmas at their December meeting. John Cox had them laughing as he related hilarious stories and things said by children during their Nativity plays.

This was followed by carol singing and a sumptuous tea to end the afternoon. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 2, when the members will have their annual corporate communion in St Peter’s Church, starting at 2pm, and led by Canon Michael Thompson. All are welcome.

IF you need a little extra cash for Christmas consider the Crown Inn Jackpot Joker. The current pot stands at around £700 and it’s drawn every Saturday evening.

As with the National Lottery, part of the ticket money goes to local good causes. At the moment, this is for the benefit of the children of the village via our school organisations.

THERE will be a fun Christmas quiz in the Crown Inn on Friday, December 27, starting at 7.30pm.

The host will be quizmaster David Prest – need I say more?

You are guaranteed a good night with lots of laughs, almost certainly catcalls and disputes which the quizmaster will handle in his usual diplomatic way while always having the last word. Don’t miss it.

THERE are a few changes to the shop opening hours.

On Christmas Eve the shop will close an hour early at noon. It will be closed on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day it will be open from 9am until 11am. On Friday, December 27, from 7.30am until 1pm, and 6pm until 7pm.

Then it’s normal hours until New Year’s Day which has limited hours from 9am until 11am.

The shop still has a wide selection of cards, wrapping paper and goods, for that last minute present.

ON Christmas Eve the Crown Inn Leek Club will be holding its Christmas raffle in the Crown Inn.

THE Northumberland Theatre Company is putting on a new show in Wall village hall for children and families.

The show, Once upon a time in the North, is based on Northumbrian folklore.

It will be staged on Saturday, December 21, starting at 2.30pm. For more information call Charlotte McBride on (01434) 681815.

THIS Sunday the holy communion service at St Peter’s Church is at 9.30am.

Then on Christmas Eve the Humshaugh carol service will be in St Peter’s Church starting at 18.30pm.

Everyone is welcome at any of the services.