Prize giving took place during the village council meeting being in the Social Club on Wednesday 11th September. Those prizewinners who were unable to be with us will receive their certificates in the very near future.Judging was on Front Gardens only. The criteria for judging was based on 1-5 marks allocated to: Design/Impact, Colour, Freshness, Maintenance giving a maximum total of 20 marks. Consideration was also given as to whether the garden could be viewed by a person passing by and how well the approach to the property was maintained and the impact it had on the village. The winners are as follows:
The Inner Wheel Club of Ely was priveledged to use the social club in Stuntney for a fund raising event in aid of CAM MIND - the chosen charity for President Pauline Lancaster, last Friday August 10th. A full hall enjoyed an afternoon playing bridge, conducted by Malcolm Fletcher,and a superb tea assisted by President Pauline Lancaster, Constance Heald, Christine Bonnett, Betty Flack, Charlotte Milliken, Mary Spinks and Helen Shanassy.
To everyone who was involved in any way with the marvellous Diamond Jubilee Party on Monday 3rd June 2012, thank you for your all-round generosity of time, energy, skills, abilities, and financial support. But we must not forget all our guests who helped to make up a wonderful total of more than 150 people.
Photos courtesy of Rodney Vincent
Photos courtesy of Mark Langford
(Photos kindly provided by Rodney Vincent)
Our weather has a habit of confounding predictions and so it happened for the month just ended. Hardly had the hosepipe ban been announced than the rain started and the month finished with a total of 101 mm, more than three times the April average over the last 10 years. This is also in contrast with April, 2011 when we had just 1.5 mm.
Newspapers love to deal in records but as far as Stuntney is concerned nothing very exceptional has occurred. The month's rainfall was a long way short of April 1998 which produced 146 mm, and in 2000 the present figure was equalled at 101.
Farmers and gardeners must be greatly relieved even if the holiday industry is having a bad time. As I write (May 1st) it looks like rain but who knows what is in store? Nature will continue to be capricious, who can remember the appointment of a Minister for Drought, Mr Denis Howell, in 1976 after a very hot summer. He must have done the trick as almost immediately it began to rain.
Have you noticed that there is a large amount of litter lying around in our village, on the approach roads and the bypass? Well, something HAS been done about it! We will have the
at RAF Wyton (Huntingdon) This took place on Sunday 15th April 2012.and what an interesting visit? Six people from the Village (accompanied by three friends) spent a most delightful and informative couple of hours looking at various artifacts - from gloves through uniforms to Merlin engines - whilst having an interesting commentary on the things we were looking at! I hate to say it, but, if you weren't there, you missed a great afternoon! Sorry!!!Recent Events
A very big thanks to Elaine and Reg for organising the visit!Saturday 4th February 2012 Rodney Vincent has submitted this report: "The early morning temperature went down to -12.5 c (9.5 f) today. It rarely gets that low, I have kept records since the 1940s and the lowest I have recorded was in 1982 when I logged -13.8 c but that was when we were living at Folksworth. I checked with Gerald Rolfe just now and in Ely he got a slightly lower reading than us of below -13 c..That's pretty cold!"
Elizabeth Ikin - Photographs
"The River Great Ouse"Stuntney's Elizabeth Ikin has an exhibition of her wonderful photographs showing at The Old Fire Engine House, St. Mary's Street, Ely until 1st April 2012. This picture (courtesy of Rodney Vincent) was taken at the Private View on Thursday 1st March. Do pop in and see the excellent and attractive pictures.
You can also see works by Elizabeth at www.elizabeth-ikin.co.uk.
Friday 16th March Major Earthworks on the drove below Lower Road. All part of the creation of an access road. (Photographs from Jim Spinks)
And three pictures from Jim Spinks showing a very cold village!
Sunday 5th February 2012: The recent snow caused some problems in the village. However, life appears to be getting back to normal!
The crabapple tree at The Keyes has proven to be a delight for the birds.
They made a real effort to strip all the "apples" off the tree as quickly as possible! So seven days later, we have the "before" and "after"
Tuesday 28th February: The dip in Lower Road leaving the Man hole cover at a dangerous height has been rectified today. Residents can now drive on the right side of the road. I had better rephrase the latter statement. They can now drive on the left hand side of the road in the direction they are travelling rather than on the right side when heading for the Stewards Close area! (Thanks to Jim Spinks for this update.)
August 19th, Stuntney Clubrooms were filled to capacity today when The Inner Wheel Club of Ely held a Bridge party in aid of the charity 'Red Balloon' - the Cambridge Learning Centre for the recovery of bullied children.
SANTA COMES TO STUNTNEYSanta takes five minutes out of his very busy 'Pre-Christmas Season World Journey' that he does to verify who's been good and who's been naughty!' He popped in to say 'Don't forget, I'm making a special early visit to the Ely Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. The Fair is being held at Harlock's Farm Stuntney and proceeds will be going to Cystic Fibrosis, so I hope to see you all this weekend'. Daffodil planting A small but enthusiastic group set to work on Sunday 27th November to plant the large number of daffodil bulbs kindly donated to the village.
Both ends of the village should benefit from the results by next March.(Photos: Rodney Vincent)
History EveningA History Evening - an illustrated talk presented by Wendy Fox - Friday 25th November!
"Half time" during Wendy Fox's history talk - an excellent evening with more than 50 people attending (some from north Norfolk).
Villagers enjoying the bonfire on 5th November
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