Friday, 30 October 2020

All Souls - Remember

Dear Blogger

Message from Lucinda our Vicar.

Remember those we see not more

Saturday 31st October - Saturday 7th November

See attached poster for details

Ruyton History Society

Dear Blogger

Message from Yoland

Ruyton XI Towns Local History Society

As I have not heard any news from the Societyfor some months, I have been making some enquiries.

The excellent webmaster and poster designer, resigned from the committee in February so the website has not been updated and still has the old committee and coming events for 2020.  The job of publicity has passed to someone who agreed to do the job via Facebook although this is still pending.

For more information about Ruyton History Society please contact the Chairman, Mike Reece MikeReece59@hotmail.co.uk


Yoland


The final analysis - Ruyton People A Moment in Time 1911-2020

Dear Blogger

Message from Yoland and Irena

Last September Irena White and I embarked on a local history project, to compare the work done by people in the village in the 1911 census and the work done by people today.

Irena and I have now done the final analysis of A Moment in Time, Ruyton XI Towns 1911 - 2020.
It was hard work, trying to get people to take part, but we feel in the end, that we have done something useful for our village history. 

We would love to have any feedback on your thoughts on the project. 



Irena -   bersedrelincourt@aol.com  


Sabrina Boat Tours

Dear Blogger

Message from Sabrina Boat Tours

Good Morning everyone,

 It is likely to be flooded tomorrow so effectively this is our last day of the season. We have put on a 10am trip today.

 Availability for Today

10am – Available

11am – Top Deck Full  

12pm – Top Deck Full

1pm – Limited Top deck space

2pm – Available

3pm – Available

4pm – Available

 

When selling tickets for us, we would say that booking is essential today if they wish to secure a spot on a particular trip. Please give us a call on 01743 369741 to book on.

 

Due to the latest regulations, we are asking all passengers to wear their masks when boarding, moving around the boat and departing. This will also include trips to the bathroom. They do not need to wear them once they have been seated. Please could you advise your guest to bring a mask just to be on safe side.

 

To Book:

01743 369 741 / 07817 404 599

10 Roushill Bank, Opposite wilko's

info@sabrinaboat.co.uk

 

 

*HALF TERM WEEK SPECIAL OFFER - KIDS GO FREE!*

During the last week of our season, we are allowing 1 free child ticket with the purchase of an adult or concession ticket!

Offer Valid Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30th Oct

When selling tickets for this week, please put the child's ticket on the same ticket as the adult or concession that is paying.

 

  • Refreshments on board as normal – table service
  • All bookings are advised to get there 10/15 minutes early so that we can safely show each booking to their table separately.
  • Maximum 6 persons per table / group

 

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Booka bookshop coming events

Dear Blogger

Coming events at Book Bookshop, Oswestry

Coming Up - Online Events:


Victoria Hislop - Wed 4th November 7.30pm
Jasper Rees - authorised biographer of Victoria Wood - Mon 16th November 7.30pm
Jamie Carragher - Tues 17th November 7.30pm
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Online Event
Victoria Hislop

Wednesday 4th November - 7.30pm

Victoria Hislop returns to Crete in this long-anticipated sequel to her multi-million-copy No 1 bestseller, The Island.

Ticket includes a copy of 
One August Night

First 50 registrants will receive a signed copy

When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy.
In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large. Stigma and scandal need to be confronted and somehow, for those impacted, a future built from the ruins of the past.

Victoria Hislop returns to the world and characters she created in The Island - the award-winning novel that remains one of the biggest selling reading group novels of the century. It is finally time to be reunited with Anna, Maria, Manolis and Andreas in the weeks leading up to the evacuation of the island ... and beyond.

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A hardback copy of One August Night will be posted to you.

This event is a collaboration between Penguin Live and The 4indies (Booka, Linghams, Books-ish and Forum Books)

NB Anyone who has already pre-ordered a copy of One August Night from Booka will be contacted and forwarded the code to access the event.
 

Tickets: £18 plus booking fee (includes access to the event and a copy of One August Night delivered to your door)
 

Buy Tickets

Online Event
Japer Rees in conversation
with Jane Wymark

Mon 16th Nov- 7.30pm

We are thrilled to announce this UK event with Jasper Rees and actress Jane Wymark, best known for her roles on the BBC drama Poldark and the television series Midsomer Murders.
 

Ticket includes a copy of Let's Do It - the first 50 registrants will receive a signed copy

Wood's career was one of the most illustrious and wide-ranging in British comedy, and it was a great sadness that, when she died in 2016 at the age of 62, she had not yet got around to telling her own remarkable life story.

'I will do it one day,' she told journalist and author Jasper Rees, who interviewed her more than anyone else. 'It would be about my childhood, about my first few years in showbusiness, which were really interesting and would make a really nice story.'

Now Jasper Rees will finally tell her rich story in full. He has been given complete and exclusive access to Victoria's extensive archive of personal and professional material, and has conducted interviews with her family, friends and collaborators - including Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Dawn French and many others.

Jasper Rees is an arts journalist and author who has written for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and theartsdesk.com, which he co-founded.

Jane Wymark and Victoria Wood met in 1971 at Birmingham University and were friends for the rest of Victoria's life. They never worked together but were in constant touch and, more than anything, the thing they had in common was that they were both avid readers. They also corresponded frequently, by letter, then fax, then email, and Jane donated this vast stash to Jasper when he was working on LET'S DO IT. It made all the difference, enabling Jasper to know so much more about Victoria at the key moments in her life when she was working on As Seen on TV, touring as a stand-up and making dinnerladies.

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A hardback copy of Let's Do It will be posted to you.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.

Tickets: £23 (Includes a copy of Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood delivered to your door)
 

Buy Tickets

Online Event
Jamie Carragher
in conversation with Sky TV's
Geoff Shreeves

Tues 17th Nov - 7.30pm

Tickets £23 includes a copy of
The Greatest Games -
the first 100 to register will receive a signed book-plated edition

 
In The Greatest Games, Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher explores the games that have shaped his love of football – as a player, as a pundit and as a lifelong fan. Offering unique insights into his own playing career, forensic analysis of the game, and the trademark humour and honesty for which he is known. Inspired by his number one podcast, and told with his trademark wit, humour, intelligence and passion, The Greatest Games sees Carra speak to teammates, rivals, managers and some of the biggest names in the game. With their help, Jamie celebrates the sport and shines a fresh light on a selection of the beautiful game's greatest matches – title deciders, cup finals, against all odds comebacks, underdog tales, old school classics, tactical masterclasses and end to end thrillers. Carragher says: 'I want to look back at those special games that, as a kid, made me fall in love with the game; tell some of the untold stories about the big games I was lucky enough to play in and reflect on the great matches that, since retiring, I've been privileged to witness as a pundit and a fan.' Jamie Carragher was born on 28 January 1978 and after making his way through Liverpool's youth ranks, made his debut for the first team aged eighteen. He played over 700 games for Liverpool, the 2nd most of any player in the club's history,
winning the Champions League as well as 10 other major trophies. He also made 38 appearances for England. Since retirement, Jamie has gone on to become one of the country's top football pundits and analysts.

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A hardback copy of The Greatest Game will be posted to you.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.

Tickets £23 (includes a copy of The Greatest Games delivered to your door) The first 100 registrants will receive a signed book-plated edition
 

Online Event
Andrew Cotter

Wed 18th November - 7.30pm

Calling dog lovers everywhere for this pawesome event with one of our best-loved commentators.

Ticket includes a signed & paw-printed copy of Olive, Mabel and Me


When Andrew Cotter turned his brilliant sporting commentaries from the Masters, the Open, Wimbledon and the Six Nations to the lockdown contests between his two Labradors, Olive and Mabel, the result was an internet sensation. The series of videos - including Game of Bones - has been viewed well over 50 million times on social media, and the videos have resonated with dog owners and sports fans everywhere.

In OLIVE, MABEL AND ME, Andrew gives us a commentary of a different kind as he tells the heart-warming story of life with his two famous Labradors, Olive and Mabel. This is the full story of their rise to internet stardom and how walking and climbing in the mountains helps them all find peace, joy and happiness away from the hectic world of the media.

Above all, however, this is a book about the love we have for our dogs and the companionship and joy we can find from sharing our lives with our fabulous canine friends, as Andrew has done with dogs throughout his life.

Beautifully written, touching and laugh out loud funny, OLIVE, MABEL AND ME is a treat for dog lovers everywhere.

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A copy of Olive, Mabel and Me will be posted to you.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.

Tickets: £23 (Includes a copy of Olive, Mabel and Me with bookplate delivered to your door)
 

Buy Tickets

Online Event
David Baddiel
Thurs 19th November - 6.00pm

From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud and inspiring new adventure for all readers of 8 and up that is ahead of its time – 1,001 years ahead,
to be precise…
 
Ticket includes a copy of Future Friend posted to your door!

The year is 3020.

Pip@256X#YY.3_7 is lonely and bored: she goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses, she only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can't even leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside.

Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and finds herself in a warehouse, in 2019.

Where she meets boy-inventor Rahul – who is also lonely and bored.

Together, Rahul and Pip are no longer lonely. But they have a whole load of new problems, including hiding talking animals from Rahul's parents, and finding a way back to the future.

Plus – just maybe – saving the world…


Future Friend is a terrifically entertaining time-slip adventure that combines action, laugh-out-loud humour and the importance of friendship, in a story that asks the question – what would happen if your best friend came from the future?
 

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A hardback copy of Future Friend will be posted to you.


This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.
 
Tickets £16 (includes a hardback copy of Future Friend delivered to your door)
 

Online Event
Garth Nix

Tues 10th Nov - 7.30pm

Tickets £22 includes a copy of
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

 
Join At Home With 4 Indies alongside best-selling fantasy author Garth Nix, as he talks about his new book The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.

A girl's quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of fantasy, Garth Nix. In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met.

Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn't get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin. Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops. Susan's search for her father begins with her mother's possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms.

Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As he and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, they find this quest strangely overlaps with Susan's. Who or what was her father? Susan, Merlin, and Vivien must find out, as the Old World erupts dangerously into the New.

 

This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.

Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A hardback copy of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London will be posted to you.

This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.

Tickets £23 (includes a copy of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London delivered to your door) 
 

Booka News

Thank You!
We want to say a BIG BIG thank you to everyone who has shopped with us since we re-opened the bookshop for browsing on 16th June. It's been lovely to welcome you back! Thanks for following our guidelines for shopping safely with us. Things have gone smoothly and we hope that even with the various measures in place you are still enjoying your book buying experience!

Opening Hours
From November we will be open until 5.00pm on Saturday's! Our cafĂ© will also stay open a little longer, with last orders at 4.00pm, to give you extra time for that weekend coffee, cake and books hit. Can't wait to see you soon!

Christmas After Hours Browsing
This year, we are offering exclusive "after hours" shopping, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout November. There will be a very limited number of people in the shop at any one time, giving you plenty of space to browse as well as some one-to-one time with our booksellers!
Tickets are £5, redeemable against purchases made on the night - to include a glass of bubbly and plenty of festive cheer. Appointments are 16:30-17:15 or 17:30-18:15.

Pop into the shop or call or email to book your slot.

Home Delivery
Now that we're open again we plan to continue with our home delivery service, but reduce the frequency of when we will deliver. Home delivery will now take place once a week on a Friday afternoon. 

Stay safe, keep reading!
OPENING TIMES: MON-SAT 
SUN 
CALL: 01691 662244
EMAIL:  hello@bookabookshop.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Parish Council Agenda November 3rd

Dear Blogger

Message from Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.



Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council,

next meeting 3rd Nov 2020 at 6.30pm using Zoom.

Members of the public are very welcome to join the meeting. The agenda and information on how to join the Zoom meeting can be found on the Council's agenda and minutes page of the website, but participants must request the passcode directly from the clerk. There is a revised Remote Meeting Protocol to be considered and adopted, and we recommend participants have a read of this before joining the meeting.

Amongst other matters, the Council will be considering applications for Councillors casual vacancies, planning applications, designating the Cliffe as a Local Nature Reserve, the Post Office, and draft budget proposals for 2021-22.

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Monday, 26 October 2020

Half Term Offer on Sabrina Boat Tours

Dear Blogger

Message from Sabrina Boat Tours, Shrewsbury

We have a fantastic offer throughout half term next week.

*HALF TERM WEEK SPECIAL OFFER - KIDS GO FREE!*

During the last week of our season, we are allowing 1 free child ticket with the purchase of an adult or concession ticket!

Offer Valid Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30th Oct

Thanks for your continued support.

 Kind Regards,

 Dan Atkinson,

Operations Manager,

Sabrina Tours Ltd,

01743 369 741 / 07817 404 599,

dan@sabrinaboat.co.uk

www.sabrinaboat.co.uk