Santa’s Trousers

There is normally a children’s Christmas party with a Father Christmas for the Village Children, generally mid-December.  Here is the problem.  The Father Christmas outfit is now outdated and Mr Raistrick actually split the trousers last year.  (I know, difficult to believe!!)

Santa, wheres your troosers

I have taken the liberty of buying a pattern and some new material for a modern up to date outfit, however, I do not sew.  I have approached the sewing club and they aren’t able to assist with the making.

I would like to plea, via the blog, to see if there is anyone in the Parish who would kindly make this up in time for the children’s party.  There is no money to pay for it but I will provide a nice bottle of wine and chocolates.  I have all the materials needed so there will be no expenditure just time.


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Dragons Head

We have received an interesting email from an individual who has declared that they are interested in considering the purchase of the Dragons Head. They have asked for the views of the residents of Whittington as to the future of the building. The message is as fellows:

I see that the Dragon’s Head is up for sale again, and having read your blog, there appear to be several opinions on it.

I was wondering if there was any consensus in the village for the conversion of the pub into a house, along with the barn/stable? Currently, it is being offered either as one lot or potentially as 3 lots, of a pub, stable/barn and land with permission for three houses. I am considering a bid on the pub and the barn, with the intention of creating a house from the barn for sale, and converting the pub to a family home for myself.

Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

After such a delay in getting a satisfactory outcome to the niggling issue of the future of the Dragons Head maybe it is about time that the redsidents of Whittington aired their views on the future of the building. So – get commenting!

John Keegan