I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.
I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading →
You are invited to a coffee morning at Roughton Parish Hall on Saturday 18th March, 10.00am to 12 noon, in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton
and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. There will be various stalls, including Tombola, Easter Gifts, £1 Mystery Parcels, Cards, Cakes, Books, Raffle etc.
Donations for Stalls gratefully received by Ann 354745, Maureen 354546, Jan 354446 or Hilda 354440
John Dudley has featured two challenging videos on his website Bain Valley Churches, of which St. Mary’s Kirkby on Bain is a member. These powerful videos are intended to remind people about the Christian meaning of Christmas.
The bar at the Ebrington Arms was packed at lunchtime today as local historian Edward Mayor launched his fascinating historical map of Kirkby on Bain. Copies were selling fast at a fiver each and Edward was thrilled at the response to his latest initiative.
If you missed the launch or you want more maps, A3 size copies are now available at The Ebrington Arms. Continue reading →
The coffee morning held at Roughton Parish Hall last Saturday (26th November) was a great success, raising a total of £500 before costs in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. The organisers would like to thank all those who came along, contributors of produce and prizes and the support team on the day.