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John Chilton

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jc1935@tiscali.co.uk

All Saints Church Spofforth: the service on Sunday, May 12 will be morning prayer at 10.30am.

Kerbside recycling: at Spofforth will be on Friday, May 10. Remember that the collection day at Spofforth will be changed to Tuesday as from the week beginning May 13.

Spofforth WI: will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 7.30pm in The Long Memorial Hall. The talk will be entitled All Buttoned Up, a history of buttons by Michelle Horton. The competition will be an old button.

Bees: often swarm in the spring and summer and Spofforth’s parish priest, Myra Shackley, who keeps bees, has written a very informative article on the subject in the parish magazine. If you want to read it buy or borrow a copy. Meanwhile, there are three points that are worth passing on. If you see a swarm of bees keep a respectful distance of at least ten metres and keep children and animals well away. If you phone Myra on 07889 691504 she will come round and collect them; if she cannot come round immediately she may ask you to watch to make sure the swarm has not flown away. In case you do not know, honey bees are small and brown; if they are large and furry they are bumblebees. She has not said so but I should hope that Myra would give you at least one pot of her delicious honey for the information.