Flower Society – September 2020

Bugbrooke and District Flower Society

We are really fortunate living in rural communities amongst some very pleasant countryside, so hope you have been able to make the most of the summer and enjoyed your gardens and maybe the local area.

We were saddened to hear that two former members had passed away during the summer – Chris Cooper and Dinah Anstead – both enthusiastic and loyal members for many years.

With the restrictions imposed on using village halls at present and the uncertainty of these difficult times we have, reluctantly, decided to postpone our meetings until the New Year, particularly as we do not meet in December. We can, however, make the most of the remaining good weather and use a few flowers from the garden to make some simple arrangements for our homes.

We hope all our groups/organisations will gradually get back to some sort of normality and in the meantime hope you get the best you can from these unprecedented times. We look forward to meeting up again with all our members and greeting new ones when circumstances permit.

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The Bugbrooke and District Flower Society meet every fourth Monday in the month in the Village Hall. Our meetings start at 7.45pm and usually take the form of a Demonstration when a qualified demonstrator will create several floral designs which are raffled at the end of the evening and lucky members take home the beautiful flowers.

Flower Society affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) promoting Floral Art. www.nafas.org.uk

Letters: Dina Anstead 1922 to 2020

Dinah Anstead -12th March 1922 to 7th June 2020
Age 98

A memorial to a wonderful neighbour and friend.

Dinah moved to Furnace Lane with her husband and son in 1965 next door to Joan and Alec Kirkbride. They were neighbours for over 55 years and no one could have had a better neighbour and friend than Dinah over those years.

Ann and Frank Smith also became close friends when they moved into Furnace Lane and indeed Dinah was well loved by all her neighbours.

On her 98th birthday Dinah very proudly thought she was the oldest resident in Nether Heyford. She loved living in the village and being part of village life.

Her wish was that she would end her days here in the village and she peacefully passed away on 7th June in her own home.

A truly lovely lady, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Joan Kirkbride

Published in the July & August edition of The Prattler 2020