We welcomed four new children into the Reception class in
January - Thomas, Lucy, Florence & Elsa
- and they have all settled in well. This
term we are continuing with Forest Schools, which provides many great new
learning opportunities. On Tuesday 7th February Mr Radley will be
coming to visit the school and talk to the children. Mr Radley was at the
school in the 1940’s so if anyone in the parish has any stories or
memories of growing up in Brayford during this time, please contact school
as this is an are we would like to explore further in our history
topic. Tel: 01598 710345.
We would like to start by
welcoming a new member staff Katie Holman to our team as a Pre-school
assistant; also we would like to welcome Noah, Acer, Sophie and Kira who
have joined Pre-school. In February, the children will be learning about the
Chinese New Year doing lots of fun activities. We are also doing a Quiz
Night and Carvery
on Friday 25th February
at The Sportsman’s Inn, Sandyway 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 4 to 6
people £10.00 per person. For details about Brayford Boomerangs
Pre-school please contact Kate Trawin (Chairman) on 01598 710401 or
Pre-school on 01598 710718 in session times 9.00am to 2.30pm Tuesdays and
Fridays at the Brayford Village Hall.
This was much alive during the snow and ice, people helping to clear snow,
do shopping and mend leaks. (Thank you Geoff and Jan for many hours spent
plugging these at the village hall). We are so lucky in this village that we
still look after each other.
We start our 2011 programme on Wednesday 16th
February with a talk on Wormeries by Anna Whinney, and on Wednesday 16th
March David Hopkins will be showing us a video of the Lost Gardens of
Heligan. Both meetings are at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Membership for
2011 is £10 with guests at £2 per meeting. All are welcome. Full
Brayford Flower Show
Flower Show will be on Saturday 20th August, and a list of
classes is here. The full schedule and entry
form will be distributed with the June/July Newsletter.
The cold frosty weather in December was
very disruptive to our services and events, however, some went ahead after
much "will we, won’t we?" We thank Chrissie Leworthy and her
family for kindly donating £200.00, in lieu of her special birthday, to the
bell fund. The Brayford School ‘Carol Service’ was standing room only,
as usual, for a super performance. The thank you collection was added to the
Christmas Eve Candlelight and £200.00 was sent to North Devon
Thank you Bridget Wilson for playing the organ at the last minute on a
very very cold night in church. The church bells were removed ready to go to
the foundry. Lots of people along with BBC Spotlight & Brayford School
children came to watch. Hot food was given by Ray Dart, thank you everyone
who gave their time and transport to help. At present there are several
people very unwell in our villages, we send our love and pray for a return
to good health.
The severe winter weather may already be a distant memory, but it played
havoc with all the usual festivities in the parish and we hope for better
this year. Stuart and George took full advantage of breaks in the weather to
complete work on the church tower. It is great work and it is looking fine.
We continue to collect funds for the final payments, due shortly.
P.C. Adrian Micallef from S.M. Police Force came to
our afternoon meeting to advise on Safety for Women - very topical at
present - and also gave many hints on Safety in your Home. We were very
pleased to entertain him at our afternoon tea. Back to our usual time of
7.15 p.m. in February, when we are much looking forward to a musical evening
with Nick Rumney. All are welcome!
The Brayford Singers were invited to Castlehill to lead the singing at
Christmas with the Brayford School children. How proud we felt of their
wonderful performance. Altogether £1800.00 was raised. Very well done
We would like to thank everyone who supported our Coffee Morning when we
raised £93.00. Maureen Styler came to High Bray church on Jan 16th
to show us patterns’ and samples of ‘Altar Frontals’. Monday 14th
February we will join with North Molton to hear Rosemary Tulls talk on
‘Faithful Relationship’ in the old school. Friday 25th
March at 11.00am ~ Lady Day Service at South Molton church.