Kirkby Church of England School used to be on the corner of Old Rough Lance and County Road opposite the current site of MacDonalds. For 150 years it was the only educational establishment in the town. In the last 50 years more schools have been built as the population has grown.
Mrs Webb visited Kirkby recently, having lived away for some time, and was shocked to see the urban nature of a village she remembered as containing “lovely farm houses”. You may just be able to detect a blue spot on the head of a young lad second from right and second from the back. this is the only person we are currently able to identify: Edmond Rose. His name is written on the back of the picture. We would be glad to know of any other family memories from those days.
On October 31st, we celebrated our 6th annual Light Night, an alternative to Halloween focussing on light and all things good. For two hours, we did craft, played games, did challenges, ate and drank, and generally had a fantastic time. Pictures are below.
It was planned to take place on Saturday 5th December. This is a couple of weeks later than normal and clashes with a number of other events.
The date has changed to Sunday 6th December, after the 11.00am Morning Eucharist.
The Venue has changed to the Church building rather than Centre 63.
The Fair will now be a “Mini Fair”.
We normally have a good range of handicrafts prepared by church members and friends of St Chad’s which many people rely on at Christmas time. Rather than cancel the Fair this year we have decided to run a Mini Fair at which all the usual handicrafts, cards and flowers will be on sale, but without the grotto.
Why not join us for the morning service then browse the stalls afterwards?