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The Editors Letter


“I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way, Bare Winter suddenly was changed to Spring, And gentle odours led my steps astray, Mixed with a sound of water’s murmuring...”

No need to rely on the ‘dreams’ of Percy Shelly as Spring is finally here. Hurrah!

Let’s hope that murmurings turn into roars for the ‘new’ business outlets recently arrived, expanding or about to come into the village – Land Rover/Jaguar: The Shed: Florists: the re-vitalized Monk: Kirton Cafe and the soon to open Bistro next to Jessops, apologies if I have missed anyone – and look forward to warmer days, lighter nights and happier, more prosperous futures.

Look forward also to cleaner streets: more respectful, more careful and slower drivers going through the village: more local shoppers: better attended classes, concerts and public events: generally more respect and involvement in all walks of life.

With reference to that famously mis-interpreted TV show TOWIE (The Only Way is Ethics) and my old mate Immanuel Kant (and I spelt HIS name correctly Steve, so don’t bother checking) “humans are bound, from a knowledge of their duty as rational beings, to obey the categorical imperative to respect other rational beings.”

That leads me rather nicely to one of my favourite humorous line from Barry Humphries “I used to study Kant, but I failed the practical”.

Has anyone guessed by now that I don’t have much to rant about this month?

But I bet there aren’t many villages mags that expose their readers to Kant and Shelly as a matter of course! Get that culture.

Kirton News – all things to all people.

A couple of things I would like to mention: wishing a peaceful journey to “Little” Billy Hubbard surrounded by celestial budgerigars. Another local character that has sadly left us. And apologies to Joe Parker, the photo will be in for May. We ran out of room.

I hope you enjoy April’s contribution. It’s not really “the cruelest month..”. but lilacs will come (See, more culture... T.S. Eliot this time!)

I hope there’s something in it for many of you. And a quick heads up for the annual Beer Festival at Kirton Leisure - now making its sixth appearance over Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Easter Weekend.

Salut to you all, T.T.F.N.



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