Inside this issue:

From the Chair

I would like to mention all the  Village Life distributors who valiantly deliver your copy of the newsletter every month in all sorts of weather. Thank you all very much.

Carol Sharp

Welcome to Graeme Whiting, our new Editor, who produced an excellent first issue - long may this continue. He is very pleased to have, as his right hand man, Mick Parfitt, who joins the team as Copy

Whittington's News
Janet Burns reports on activities in and around Whittington.


This enjoyable event raised about 445.
The generosity and good will of the donors, purchasers and all those who came to join the fun, create such a wonderful atmosphere and make the auction a really happy happening is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the in - house team:
Davina Eves Teas.
Alison Handoll Clerk
Vanessa Hoare Clerk.
Peter Vigus Porter.
Gil Watkins Auctioneer (who stage managed the event so well)

(to make clear notes on the calendar)

Saturday 9th March
7.30pm in the Church
David Masters recently of Denver Sluice Complex and well known speaker will give an illustrated talk on Fenland Rivers Past and Present. 3.00, to include tea/coffee and sausage rolls.
Saturday 13th April
7.30pm in the Church
Meeting to hear PCC report on building

works, review of community events and a chance to air your views on whether or how these events should continue. 3.00 to include wine and cheese or some light refreshment. Please come.

Saturday 8th June
during the afternoon in the Church.
Whittington School Reunion. Watch this column for further details.


An illustrated talk on the past and present scheme that provides the water management over the large area of fenland known as 'The South Level', will be given by former Superintendent of The Denver Complex, known to most as Denver Sluice.
David Masters who retired just two years ago, became well known for his lively guided tours of the elaborate system of waterways that are a feature of this part of the region.
The venue for this event will be Whittington Church on Saturday, 9th March at 7.30pm.
Coffee and hot sausage rolls will be included in the admission charge of 3.00.

Janet Burns

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