weaver: March 2008 Archives
We've added a new page to the MACLA site that features a side by side comparison of 2 different aerial imagery sources. Both maps have full interactive functionality and are linked, so that what you do in one is reflected in the other.
You don't have to stick to the Metheringham Area. If you zoom out far enough, re-centre on the place you are interested in and then zoom back in, it'll still work.
If you can work out which of the imagery sources, Google or Microsoft, is the most current, then add a comment below.
The Web Team
Minutes 09/2008 of Metheringham Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 26th February 2008 at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.
Minutes of the Scopwick Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 29th January 2008 at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.
The Metheringham Parish Council pages have been reorganised in order to make them easier to read. As part of the housekeeping, a map has been included showing the Metheringham Parish Boundary.
The boundary overlay has been manually encoded using the Google Maps API and may contain some minors errors around the edges.
From the Editor
This is the 30th issue of our local community magazine. You just cant believe that it was October 2000 when the first such magazine dropped through peoples letter boxes and it has happened four times a year ever since. Today the magazine is averaging between 10 and 12,000 words so one can only hope there is something interesting in its production considering the time and effort put in to produce it. We also provide advertising space for 86 advertisers which is a far cry from the first edition which had eleven adverts. Of that eleven just three have been in from day one and they are Great Barrier Reef (Fish and Chips), Costcutters and Metheringham Hair Studio on Caroline Road. To them we send out a big thank you for your continued support. The magazine has grown tremendously since 2000 when it was then just10 pages. Now, this issue is 56 pages (A4) and as you must imagine the printing costs to provide around 2,500 copies for all the villages in our community is approaching £1,000 per issue. With this in mind you can then appreciate why we have to include so many adverts as it is they who provide the capital to pay for the printing. I would also thank all the people and organisations who have provided articles this time, I think you will find them varied and interesting.
Pete Ford (Editor)
Annual Village Meeting 2008 - The 2008 Annual Village meeting will take place on Tuesday 29 April starting at 7.00pm in the Village Hall. This is not a formal Parish Council meeting, it is a meeting for the people of Metheringham to present to each other details of their organizations and how things have progressed during the year. This year's topic is "GOING GREEN", and the programme will include subjects on RECYCLING, how to SAVE ENERGY and MONEY in your home. With ever increasing utility bills, why not come along to find out how you can save money. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the Annual Village Meeting please contact me.
Richard Parker is new President
Local land owner Mr Richard Parker, from Metheringham Manor, will be the President for the 124th Lincolnshire Show in June this year. Mr Parker who is well known in local farming circles and is President of Blankney Cricket Club has a long standing association with the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and has served as a chief steward in the past as well as being the honorary director and the Society's Chairman.
Mr Parker is church warden at St Oswald’s Church, Blankney and would sincerely ask that local people support forthcoming events, to be held at the church, towards the much needed repairs to the church tower, thank you
Gardeners should be warned against cutting back their hedges and climbing plants too early in the year.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (01507 526667) has issued a warning to everyone working on their gardens to give consideration to nesting birds.
During the bird-breeding season many have built their nests in garden hedges and the Trust is issuing a warning that it is a criminal offence to cut back plant life which might damage the nest or birds themselves. The Trust is suggesting that gardeners should wait until the end of the bird breeding season before they start cutting back their hedges or trees.
For further information contact the Trust on 01507 526667.
Should you wish to report incidents of negligence-contact Lincolnshire Police on 01522 532222 or ring 01522 558684.
Book Reader Review
I really wasn't sure at the beginning of the book, just who was seducing whom, but the boy was certainly no innocent in that relationship, whereas I felt the woman was quite innocent in her relationship with the older woman.
Their relationship crept up insidiously on me and I found that I didn't want to keep reading the book, but I had to as I needed to know what the ending was going to be, but it was not enjoyable and I just found it very creepy.
I would score it 3/10 for enjoyment and 8/10 for the actual writing as I felt it was very cleverly built up, almost without you noticing what was actually happening.
Most of our group found the ending of the story in the book to be unsatisfactory but I think that in the film they tidied up the loose ends. We gave the book average scores of 5/10 for enjoyment and 6½/10 for the quality of the writing.
The Loyal Ripon Lodge of Oddfellows, Dunston, c1835-1915
The Loyal Ripon Lodge was part of the Friendly Society movement which flowered and flourished after the Napoleonic wars in response to the greater understanding of social responsibility which grew with the Industrial Revolution particularly across the north of England.
The Lodge was founded some time between 1833 and 1854 and was honoured with the name of the Earl of Ripon whose seat was at Nocton Hall. The Earl, as Viscount Goderich, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Ireland for less than five months in 1827 between those two great worthies George Canning and the Duke of Wellington.