1936 seems to be a year of thunderstorms. In June there were hailstones as big as thrushes eggs and the crops were battered. 1936 was a wretched summer - the worst since 1912 with rain nearly every day.The Vicar is looking forward to helping farmers with the harvest and is planning an open air service at Rindleford and possibly one at Rushmere. The WI held a Summer party which was held first in the Rec Room for tea and then to Bradeney. one can imagine a pleasant walk up the lane which nowadays you would do only after taking out a rather large life insurance. Ivor corfield describes the choir outing to Llandudno and margaret Botley describes the Guides outing. Here is the Vicar again chastising his parishioners, this time for not using the Rec Room. ‘I have to say that if (they) have not got the gumption to make a live thing of their clubs ...I shall cease bothering about them’ The Mens Club is to be scaled down and Youth Clubs started if there is interest. In November there was an outbreak of mumps. In Ackleton the vicar records that the malthouse went up in flames last year. Marindin House has been sold to a new owner (was this Harry Scott Bayliss who I had wrongly assumed rented the house? The A454 is to be widened at Shipley and at Wyken and other road improvements are referred to in Dec edition.
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