©Kirton News 2018

The Editors Letter


By the time this edition drops through your letterbox, I can say with absolute certainty that I will at least have made and be feeding my Mary Berry Classic Victorian Christmas cakes (it's a foolproof recipe, please contact me if you would like a copy). This will be the limit of my preparations for this Christmas thus far! I don't know about you but I am still very much in denial that November is nearly here.

Tis now the season to legitimately set off fireworks and far more importantly, doing one of the things we do best in Kirton, turning out in our droves on Rememberance Sunday. Even if it's chucking it down, freezing or gale force winds, please come out to the War Memorial for that very important half hour. We have so much to be grateful for.

There are lots of events in and around Kirton during this month:

• Community Halloween Disco at Kirton Leisure Centre on 2nd November

• Quiz Night at Kirton Town Hall on 9th November

• Frampton Church Craft Fayre on 10th November

• Kirton Methodist Church Christmas Fayre on 24th November

Please, if you can, support these events. They're all organised to support good causes and they also help the upkeep of some of our most treasured buildings.

For my family, November will be bittersweet as it marks 365 days since we lost my wonderful Dad. Has it gone fast? Yes. Have many of those days seemed never ending? Yes. Anybody out there who has lost someone close to them knows what it's like and not one person deals with it in the same way. It's the rockiest of roads and the only way I have got through the last 365 days is to be thankful that he was here and that I got to call him Dad.

I may mention him many times in my forthcoming letters as Editor but frankly he deserves to be mentioned. I know many of you out there knew him so you don't need me to tell you why we are so proud of him and what he achieved, especially during his time on the Parish and Borough Council. I took on the role of Editor because I want to continue to make him proud and I know how much he loved the village and it's residents. This is your magazine and I know how much you all appreciate and possibly even rely on it.

I hope to see many of you at the various events during November and wish you all the very best.



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