Eardisland Parish Magazine

The magazine is edited by Chris Bivand, and published by Eardisland Parish Council six times a year.

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Latest Issue - July 2018

Eardisland Parish Magazine July 2018


My thanks go to Ben Woodcock for editing the previous two editions of the magazine and to all of you for your good wishes for my recovery following the bowel surgery I underwent. I am happy to say that I have now regained full health and am very grateful to the excellent NHS staff for saving my life. It’s so easy to take this invaluable service for granted.

On a more sombre note, I am saddened to record the deaths of Robert Simpson, Derek Watkins and Michael Boulton. Robert’s obituary is on page 4 and I’m grateful to Paul Selfe for writing this at very short notice. Derek Watkins was a well-known figure around Eardisland and, later in life, worked as a gardener at both Arrow Bank and Arrow Lawn. Derek moved from the village to the Alms Houses in Pembridge. He died at the age of 89 in Hereford County Hospital at the end of June. I am hoping to publish an obituary for Michael in the next edition.

On a happier theme, I am pleased to report that my next-door neighbour, Jerry Blyth, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. It is recorded as “Jeremy David Blyth, Senior UK Accreditor Galileo Programme and Chair, European Galileo Security Board. For services to UK and EU Security.”
I am also pleased to tell you that Sue Prewer is now Sue Anderson – congratulations to Mike and Sue on their wedding.

Finally, the weather has been truly wonderful over the last few weeks at the time of writing, reminding me of the summer of 1976, when I was tied to my typewriter trying to complete my MA dissertation – as soon as I finished, it started to rain. Will it be the same this year?

Chris Bivand



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