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Sunday January 26, 2020

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Our next walk is planned for Thursday 17 th December, meeting at the Village Hall at 10.30 am. It will be led by Ann Turner and will be about 3.5 miles. 

The award – which in the past might have allowed holders to graze sheep or cattle on common land, trade inside the city wall or even walk their troops in full colour through the town or parish with drums beating and colours flying – marks the contributions of Frank Kay, Brian Flintoff, Harwood Stockdale, Edward Swales and Bill Barton OBE to village life.

Not many people know this - and I certainly didn't.  There is a collective noun for the Jay; in fact you have a choice of three !  So the Tills recently enjoyed the sight of a scold of Jays in their garden ..or a band or a party ! 

Doreen has kindly sent in two photos, and explains : 

"The first is of our frequent Great Spotted woodpecker visitor who enthralled us with his antics whilst feeding his son.

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The second really astounded us. We often have a male or female Jay visit us and were delighted when both appeared at the same time one day with a fledgling sitting on the fence. A few days later we could hardly believe our eyes when we were visited by FIVE Jays feeding off the floor with a Sixth on the bird table! How privileged were we?"

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The Womens' Institute has just celebrated 100 years of friendship and inspiration. The Sessay branch held its own party on 16th September and the spread of cakes was predictably spectacular !

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In support of the fantastic work done by the volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (including their own son Tim), the Woods held a coffee morning on Wed 19th August, and the fantastic sum of £450 was raised.  A huge thank you from Judith, Paul and Tim to everyone who got involved. 

You can find out more about the organisation's work at www.clevelandmrt.org.uk

 

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