Staunton Harold Bulletin – November 2019

Recollections of Staunton Harold, some good some not so good.   We quite often hear from people whose relatives were cared for here in the Sue Ryder hospice days,from  about 1980 to 2002. Before that from people who worked here in the Cheshire Home days, 1955 to 1978....

Staunton Harold Bulletin – October 2019

Smile at us, pay us, pass us, but do not quite forget, For we are the people of England, who never have spoken yet. G K Chesterton.  The Secret people. Except that three years ago you did ask us to speak, and, Oh!  how you hate what we said.I think it’s true to say...

Staunton Harold – September 2019 Bulletin

Sunshine and rain;  this has been an exceptional year for tree growth.   Some of the young oaks behind the Deersheds on the Staunton Ridgeway are more than eight feet high.   They were planted as two foot whips in December 2016, with help from all of our sixteen...

Staunton Harold – July 2019 Bulletin

There are compensations for having to give up driving.   As a passenger at this time of year i scan the hedgerows looking for the telltale signs of dead twigs on the ash trees.   There are some round here, but the majority are still healthy. There are ash trees in...

Staunton Harold – June 2019 Bulletin

BREXIT! – don’t you just love it.   A term that didn’t exist three years ago and a party two months old has split our country down the middle.   It’s the English Civil War without the bloodshed.   These day strangers will strike up a conversation about politics,...

Staunton Harold – May 2019 Bulletin

My mind is changed;   from being ambivalent as to the case for the HS2 railway I have come to believe that it should be abandoned.   Not that my opinion carries any weight, though it is due to pass through more than a mile of our land. It is hard for a layman to have...