Thoughts for the Month  –  May 2016

Time for a Spring Clean? By Natalie and Joanna Sweet As the season of Spring is now with us, thoughts turn to having a good clear out.  Not just physically, but mentally too.  The ‘resolutions’ made at the start of the New Year may, for some, have started to wane a little or be the […]

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Thought for the Month – April 2016

“April is the cruellest month” by Barbara Finney In “The Waste Land” T.S.Eliot lamented that “April is the cruellest month”, thinking, I presume, of the way in which daffodils and other spring flowers are battered by the usual April showers and winds. This year Mother Nature has played one cruel trick after another on the flowers […]

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Thought for the Month – March 2016

Are we ready? Thoughts for March from Sal Keegan Are we ready and well-prepared for the end of our earthly life? Have we made a will, planned our funeral etc – important things to give us peace of mind? There is a more important peace of mind that we need to address. We often hear […]

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Thoughts for the Month – February 2016

Senior Moments – Community Film Club Thoughts for the Month from Valerie Marron Some years ago a sub-division of St Katharine’s PCC was formed under the name “ Fresh Expressions”.  The group consisted of just four people, and the agenda was to create a community event for our village.  Carol McCabe, Mike and Marion Growney […]

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Thought for the Month – January 2016

I am the New Year Thoughts for January 2016 from Sheila Kinrade When I was asked to write the thoughts for January I thought some reflections on the New Year and possibly about the customs and traditions surrounding it would be appropriate. So I did what I always do when needing information I started my […]

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Fun at Work , the muddling up of our language & proverbs, and a very decent Foreman with a Christian Ethos  “If you work hard and succeed, the whole world will be your Lobster”. Well I thought it was Oyster, but who was I, (as a new starter from school) to argue with my section […]

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  Remembrance Sunday is only a few weeks away and I think the commemorations this year will take on an extra poignancy particularly for Blackrod Community Group and its research team. It was back in January 2014 that the Community Group decided to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War by producing a book […]

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Sadness and Joy – Thoughts for October 2015

  From Mike Hollick My thoughts for October are one of sadness and joy. Sadness with the loss of some very dear friends including Mary Cooper and Jack Finney. Joy comes in the form of the birth of my granddaughter Charlotte Ann in December. A great Christmas present. Charlotte is now 10 months old a […]

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Thought for the Month – September 2015

Return of the Bells Thought for the Month from Mike Kay There can be few times the bells of St. Katharine’s, Blackrod have ceased to ring out during their 230-year history. The bells probably fell silent during the two world wars; we know for certain the bells were silenced in 1922 when the installation underwent […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2015

SAY IT WITH WORDS Thoughts for August from David Gregory Language is a funny thing, especially if it’s English.  There was a lovely story circulating in the early sixties concerning a young Saudi prince who was struggling with some of the finer points of the language.  He arrived in London around the same time as […]

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