TODAY I HAVE UPLOADED 'WILSTONE - A HISTORY OF OUR VILLAGE'. DICK GOMM RESEARCHED THE HISTORY OF WILSTONE OVER MANY YEARS AND GAVE FREQUENT ILLUSTRATED TALKS IN THE VILLAGE HALL. HIS VALUABLE WORK WAS AT RISK OF BEING LOST. IT IS NOT THE BEST OF FORMATS AS IT IS REPLICATED FROM AN OLD HARD COPY. IF YOU VIEW IT PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP SCROLLING OVER THE BLANK END SECTIONS. TO GET A FULL PICTURE OF WILSTONE'S HISTORY, READ THIS ALONG WITH THE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH IN THE SPLENDED BOOK 'THE STORY OF WILSTONE, BY JOHN PAINTER. PLEASE ALSO VIEW MY LINKS PAGE FOR MORE VILLAGE BUSINESSES AND INFORMATION.
I really must get on and replenish my stock of Ram's Horn Crooks now. I have a delivery of seasoned horns on the way to boost my depleted numbers, so I've no excuse. Good crop of onions though, keep us going through the winter. The Kite above the allotments looks as if he is choosing his dinner too!
On Sun June 23rd we trundled the sticks across the road setting up the stand alongside the plant stall for our Open Village Day. We have always held a traditional, annual village fete but this was only the second occasion that the road through the village was closed and the street filled with stalls and attractions. There were multiple food and drink outlets, live music outside the Half Moon pub, donkeys and farm animals. The usual stalls were supported by many local crafts and producers. Doris our knitted village resident waited in the bus shelter, with all her knitted accessories, for a bus that wouldn't come. Thankfully, after an unsettled spell, the weather was kind. We had a successful day with the sticks and we virtually sold out on the plant stall. All the proceeds from the day were for the Save the Village Shop fund, Wilstone Community Shop. The lease of the shop will expire soon and the race is on to secure it's future. With the long awaited day, praying for dry weather, behind us, it's back to the stick making, allotment and garden and hoping for rain.