Gerald’s Dec-Jan Blog

The new church central heating is finally up and running, a whole lot of thanks must go to John Pinch and his group of volunteers. Over the last few months I have watched as they dismantled the old oil-fired system, then dug the trench to connect the new boiler to the gas main, after which they updated the radiators in the Church. I am sure all the congregation will want to congratulate them on a job well done.

I hope that the council roadmen will one day find the time and material to come along and repair the deep potholes on Church Street. They are now so deep they could easily damage a car’s suspension or cause an accident.

The Dawson family have recently moved to Welshpool. They will be sadly missed by their friends in the village. They were always willing to support events and organisations. No matter what the situation was, they were always willing to help.

They were the kind of people that all villages need to survive.

We have been reading this week about the repairs needed for the Iron bridge over the River Severn built in 1792 by Abraham Darby – but what you may not know is that the decorative cast iron porch over the front door of the Old Rectory pre-dates the bridge by over fifty years. Should we let them know Whittington was there first?

Happy Christmas everyone.

Gerald Hodgson

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