0 Post a comment Friday, 4 January 2019 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] In November, the Glamorgan Federation hosted a Christmas tree festival in the lovely setting of the orangery in Margam Park, and 32 WIs took part. There were trees representing the Suffragist movement and poppies were very popular, given the time of year. Other trees were beautifully decorated with pearls, autumn foliage and berries, hand made and crafted baubles of every shape and design. Barry WI had an entry under the heading of ‘A WI Kitchen’, brought together by Jean and Vera using many ornaments made by June, Pam, Sue, Pat and other ladies from the group, including mini aprons, recipe cards, oven gloves, cakes and pastries and lots more. Sixteen ladies from Barry visited and enjoyed not only the trees but the entertainment provided by children from a local school choir and orchestra. We are looking forward to … [Read more...] about Shopping and Christingles for Highlight Park WI members
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PUBLISHED: 16:54 30 October 2018 David Vincent Taylor Wimpey East Anglia is celebrating after eight of its site managers received a prestigious NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality award. Pictured at Lark Grange Bury St Edmunds with Production Director Barry Pennock (grey) are L-R Brian Clarke, Calum Turner, Dale Smith, Lee Moore, Shaun Taylor, Adrian Allen and Matt Sant. Picture: ANGELA SHARPE Angela Sharpe Photography 2018 Taylor Wimpey East Anglia is celebrating after eight of its site managers received a NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award. The award recognises site managers and their teams who produce the highest quality homes, with winners selected from around 16,000 site managers in the UK. First-time winners include Adrian Allen and Calum Turner, site managers at Taylor Wimpey’s Varsity Grange development in Northstowe, Brian Clarke from Kingsbrook in Elmswell and Paul Oakley from … [Read more...] about Highlighting excellence in housebuilding
As someone who was not a lover of being seated at football matches, especially in winter, the view, above, of the South Stand at Fratton Park is quite alien to me. I was a definite Fratton Ender. This stand was erected in 1925 along with the North Stand some 10 years later. It was the first stand since the construction of Fratton Park in 1899.When the terraces were erected it made a capacity of 58,000. The largest crowd I was in at Fratton Park was 36,000 and that was amazing. But imagine being among the 51,385 who attended the FA Cup fixture against Derby County in 1949.The stand was designed by Archibald LeitchBelow, we see another view of the South Stand under construction from the Fratton End. Later the famous Fratton End was built and opened in 1956.The South Stand was built in 10 weeks for £20,000 and opened on August 29, 1925.It replaced a smaller stand called the Grand Stand which was in use from 1899 until 1925.As the new stand was much larger than … [Read more...] about Imagine the thrill of a 58,000 capacity crowd at Fratton Park – Nostalgia
PUBLISHED: 13:56 07 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 07 October 2018 Judy Rimmer The Lion's Mouth in Aylmerton, north Norfolk Picture: NITAYA SIRIKAN Nitaya Sirikan As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia’s countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn. The Lion's Mouth in Aylmerton, north Norfolk Picture: NITAYA SIRIKANAs well as the areas listed below, other autumn sights highlighted or photographed by readers and Twitter users include Higham near the Suffolk/Essex border, a group of horse chestnuts near Norwich Road in Ipswich, the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo site near Woodbridge, a tree bursting with berries at Leiston ... and the list goes on! 1. Felbrigg Hall and the Lion’s Mouth, Aylmerton, Norfolk: The National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall estate includes hundreds of acres of woodland, with maples, sycamores, beeches and … [Read more...] about 21 places to see autumn colour in East Anglia
They take on gruelling night shifts and save lives every day - so should doctors and nurses at hospitals across Greater Manchester also face the burden of paying for parking at work? The income from staff parking at just four of Greater Manchester's smaller hospital trusts (the others wouldn't tell us) came to £1.9m last year. The mammoth Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust was among those who declined to reveal their income from staff parking. But with a total parking bill of £3.3m for patients and staff last year, it's likely to be a hefty figure. Charges vary wildly between trusts, and depending on salary - from £19.20 to £62 a month. See below for a full breakdown of income and charging. The region's trust bosses have told the M.E.N. that parking fees are ploughed back into car park maintenance, security and lighting - avoiding vital funds being taken from healthcare services. Any excess, they say, is used to fund clinical services. But NHS staff and … [Read more...] about Should NHS staff really have to pay to park at hospitals they work at?