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Great Paxton History Society Notes

The Lancaster Memorial Project

Planning permission has now been received to create and erect a permanent memorial to the seven crew members of the Lancaster bomber which crashed in Great Paxton on Christmas Eve 75 years ago.  Public fund raising has started and there is a 'just giving page':

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/graham-james-1

There are also collecting tins in the shop and pub.  Cheques can be written to Great Paxton History Society and sent to Jacqueline Wieczorek, 4 Glebe Close, Great Paxton, PE19 6RS.  We encourage you to donate direct to us rather than using the Just Giving page as they charge a percentage for their services.  We are in communication with the relatives of Albert Thomas, one of the Lancaster crew, who is hoping to visit Great Paxton sometime this year.  Attendance on Remembrance Sunday was nearly as good as the previous year.  The parade included Girl Guides this time as well as Brownies and Rainbows. Displays in the village were much appreciated.  The white cross and one soldier silhouette will remain in place at Dovecote Lane until the memorial is constructed.

 

1000 year commemorations of Holy Trinity Minster Church in June 2020

The History Society are helping to create the history exhibition inside the church and also volunteers are needed to help before and on the great weekend.  Information will be given on Facebook and on the Great Paxton 1000 website:

https://greatpaxton1000.co.uk/ 

It's a great website.....check it out!

 

Forthcoming Topics

10th February - History from Lilac Cottage, London Lane

9th March - Annette will provide a topic

20th April (as 13th April is Easter Monday) - topic to be decided

 

Contact Details

Diane James (for Great Paxton 1000) 01480 406938

Graham James (for Lancaster Memorial) 01480 406938

Paul Ward (who has rescued and restored tiles from the chancel roof, is now selling them at £20 each for church funds, along with the original wooden labels and a stand) 01480 216240

Jacqueline Wieczorek (general society information) 01480 477035

Should anyone wish to email the History Society our email is:

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Upcoming Events

25Feb, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Line Dancing
St James, Lt Paxton
25Feb, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Film Afternoon
26Feb, 2020
26Feb, 2020
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Tots & Carers
St James, Little Paxton
27Feb, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
KFit Pilates
St James, Little Paxton
27Feb, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Ringing Practice
St James, Little Paxton
28Feb, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
'Drop-In'
St James, Little Paxton
29Feb, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Quarter Peal
1Mar, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Communion
Holy Trinity, Great Paxton
1Mar, 2020
10:45 am - 11:25 am
40 Minutes
St James, Little Paxton
1Mar, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Short Holy Communion
St James, Little Paxton
2Mar, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Regional Safeguarding Training
3Mar, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Line Dancing
St James, Lt Paxton

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Mrs Nicci Jones
Benefice Administrator

c/o The Vicarage,
24 St. James' Road,
Little Paxton,
St. Neots,
Cambs, PE19 6QW

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