Crockham Hill September 2023 Newsletter - Flipbook - Page 3
June in Crockham Hill, as well as in the whole of the United Kingdom, is
dominated by celebrating H.M. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Queen’s
lifetime of selfless duty and service is an example we all should try to follow
in Crockham Hill, supporting our community, and drawing it together.
This June Edition reflects the diversity and
unity of our village, and our joy in
celebration and fun. We start the four days
of Jubilee with The Festival of Flowers and
the Platinum Jubilee Service, when a
combined effort will fill our Church with
beauty and music. Our beacon on Thursday
night will join those in the rest of the
country, as will the Jubilee picnic round the
Village Hall for everyone on Sunday. The
Royal Oak, where Oli’s exquisite cooking
unites with Sue’s warm hospitality, and
moves into the Village Hall as a pop-up pub for the day.
Alison Cooper, our loving and wonderful vicar summarises her annual
report, describing the importance of worship and the support given to the
whole village, and beyond to Edenbridge, New Cross, and Kongwa in
Tanzania by all strands of Holy Trinity Church.
We celebrate the anniversary of D-Day in 1944 with memories of those
who took part in WW2. A new institution - Coffee, Cake and Chat in the
Village Hall, the future of the Village Hall itself, and The Eden Christian Trust
at 25 years are all described, and the Last Word article provides a viewpoint
on wind farming.
We look forward to Romantic Elegance and modern Pizzaz in Hazelwood’s
new Bawtree Hall, to Limpsfield and Oxted’s Choral Society Jubilee concert,
to CHIPS’ Summer Revue and to South-East Open Studios with our own
artist Annette Lyons, as well as studios on Toys Hill and Ide Hill.
It takes a village to produce a magazine of talent each month – writers,
painters, photographers, and editors. We need you all to help with
humour, skill, and reminiscences. Do send your ideas to:
Deadline for the next issue is Thursday 16th June (please note this will be
a double issue for July and August)
Editors: Vivienne Cox, Lorraine Ashley, Rod Cooper, and Michael Court.