Sheldon Jottings for April 2013

Kath Melland and family wish to sincerely thank everyone, relatives, friends and neighbours for their comfort and support throughout this very sad time of David’s passing. Thank you for cards, flowers and donations and to everyone who braved the weather on David’s funeral day. Thank you to Rev. Tony and Aron for conducting the funeral making sure the people outside the church could hear the service.

We need to complete our eulogy to Pauline, whose milk delivery many of us rely on. Public transport can stop running when it snows and schools can close, but Pauline battles through with her deliveries and these begin at some dark hour of the  morning long before most people surface.  Sheldon, sitting on the edge of a plateau at over 320 metres (1000 feet) gets real weather and amounts of snow unimaginable in places even just slightly lower in altitude. We are not afforded the necessity of a council plough/ gritting lorry when it is really needed – so thank you again Pauline.

We have been asked about the appearance of the small twee stumps around a green at the top of the village. Can anyone enlighten us all? We are a rugged, working village and immensely proud of it.

Some good news – Sheila has justly been awarded a Derbyshire Dales District Council Chairman’s Community Award for her services to Sheldon. The ceremony was on 21st March at the Town Hall, Matlock; hearty congratulations Sheila!

Take note – Weds April 17th at 7.30pm in the village hall, the History Group welcomes Danny  Wells to give a talk about Joseph Paxton. Paxton, known as ‘the busiest man in England’ was an architect, garden and park designer and much more. He was responsible for several features and buildings at Chatsworth and in the surrounding area and is buried at Edensor.  All are welcome.

Our famous cream teas in the village hall begin again after the difficult and dreary winter – March 31st – cancelled due to bad weather,  May 5th,  May  26th and August 25th. Please come and visit us and really indulge yourselves!

Don’t forget to comment (by April 2nd) if you feel strongly, on the plans for the night time switch-off of most of our street lighting. Everyone will have received notification of this via e-mail or paper copy.

Dates for the Diary

Vicar’s coffee morning: Tues 16th April at 10.00am in the Cock and Pullet, afterwards APCM in the church.

Parish Meeting (AGM): Weds 10th April at 7.30pm in the village hall

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