Gerald’s December Blog

What a lovely sunny day Remembrance Day was. It was quite pleasant standing around the War Memorial during the minute’s silence and the reading of the names of the fallen.

It reminds us of the debt we owe to those brave men who left our village and never returned.

Best wishes to Alan Airey of Gressingham who was involved in an accident at Carnforth and is recovering from his injuries in Preston Hospital, we hope to see you back home soon Alan.

Have you walked up Hosticle Lane recently? The condition of it is disgusting. It must be the most neglected road in Lancashire. Great lengths of the road surface have disappeared, large stones have fallen out of the retaining walls into the road, and the few drains there is level full of soil. A lot of the hedges are untrimmed, making the lane even narrower. The state of it must be similar to what it was when it was the main drovers’ road from Scotland 150 years ago.

There are dances in the Village Hall on December 21st, and on January 4th which is a supper dance (you need tickets for that one), and January 18th which is the annual cancer charity dance, and finally February 1st when the Bon Accords Scottish band are playing.

A happy Christmas to everyone, best wishes.

Gerald Hodgson

(Wagtail readers will now know that the December edition is the very last one. In future Gerald will forward his “Musings” to me for inclusion on the Blog. At least we in Whittington will not suffer from Hodgson withdrawl syndrome JK)