News from the Village of Ryhall – Apr 2021

Ryhall Neighbourhood Watch

Spring is definitely close and the end of lockdown is in sight. We are all enjoying being outside again and many have become accustomed to a daily walk. 

Please do remember to ensure that your house and outbuildings are secure whilst you are out. 

Please also keep your dog in your sight and under control as dog thefts are on the increase. 

Garden equipment needs to be locked away as well as those expensive bicycles! 

Let it become a normal “last check” as you lock your door at the start of your outing, whatever the reason or however short that outing may be. 

Be safe and a Happy Easter to you all. 

We know that the church is locked at the moment but the gates are open so don’t miss the chance to see the wonderful spring flowers in the churchyard garden. All the hard work carried out by so many people last year is paying dividends – It is a picture. 

B. E. 

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FLAGPOLE: 

On Monday 1st March, St David’s Day, the Welsh flag was flown. 

Tuesday 2nd March saw the 40th birthday flag flown to celebrate the birth-day of Patricia Roberts. Many congratulations. 

Saturday 6th March is the feast day of St Tibba , Patron Saint of Falconers so the Union flag was flown. A niece of a Mercian King, St Tibba became a hermit in Ryhall and the remains of the hermitage can still be seen on the west side of the church. 

On Monday 8th March, Commonwealth Day, the Union flag was flown and on Wednesday 17th March it flew again for St Patrick’s Day. 

Saturday 27th March saw the Union flag fly in remembrance of Ernest Pacey who died on this day in 1917. A resident of Ryhall, he enlisted in the Army, the Leicestershire Regiment ,and served in WW1 providing invaluable supplies to support the front line. 

The flags we currently hold are: Golden wedding, 60th wedding, Just Married, It’s a Boy/Girl, Happy Birthday (plain) plus 90th, 70th, 60th, 40th, 21st, 18th, Mer-ry Christmas, New Year, School and Happy Retirement. If we can help you to celebrate a special occasion by flying one of our lovely flags, for a small donation towards the upkeep of the pretty flagpole garden and the purchases of flags, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible. 

If you would like the Union Flag flown at half mast for the passing of a local resident on the day of their funeral please do contact us and we would be more than happy to do this for you. Contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Welby 01780 482915; Maureen Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049. 

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