Carol Singing with the Red Bus
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to Paul Jenkins for driving the Red Bus around the village for our carol singing just before Christmas. Many people have said how much it was appreciated. As in previous years we were unable to reach everybody in the village, but the result for the Polish Orphanage was £510.00 which should be in Boleslaviec as you read this. I am most grateful for those, both young and old who sang around the village, and by doing so helped those very much less fortunate than ourselves. I look forward to printing the orphanage ‘thank you’ letter- hopefully in next month’s issue. Peter Hitchcox
Soup & Sweets run by WI
Some eighty people attended the annual Soup & Sweets run by the WI. Excellent occasion enjoyed by all. Thank you WI
2014 New Years eve Putting on the Ritz
We had a brilliant nights entertainment at the Community centre to welcome in 2015 - Helen MGarrigle
PC Smith 1920's
Hello, I came across your village website by accident today and thought you may be interested in the attached photo. The one with the motorcycle was taken in Great Lane, outside the Police House, the second was poss at the rear of the house (looks nothing like this now) and the other photo is of Greetham school pupils, my mother 6th from the left, second row and her brother 2nd from the left, front row.
My grandfather ,Charles Smith, was Greetham village policeman during the 1920's, after returning to Rutland after the Great War. He and my grandmother, Dolly and their two children, Dorothy (my mum) and her twin brother, Jack, lived in the police house in Great Lane. He patrolled the Great North Road on his motorbike/sidecar. I believe he was the village bobby until approx 1932/3 when unfortunately, he died, I believe as a result of an injury during the war.
My mother and her brother went to the village school and I think they were around fourteen when they left Greetham.
The family moved to South Luffenham where my grandfather and grandmother grew up and where I was born, I now live in North Yorkshire.
I did meet a gentleman by the name of David Bland when I visited the village a few years ago, he actually lived in the old School House and we exchanged some information but I would be interested to know if anyone knows anything about that time or may have heard stories about my grandfather.
Greetham Gathering Charity cheque
Greetham Gathering supports local Air Ambulance
Following a very successful first year in 2014, the organisers of the Greetham Gathering were pleased to present a cheque to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) for £450. The presentation took place on 14th November, at Colin Easson Motors and was received by John Nowell – the representative for DLRAA for Rutland, who thanked the Greetham Gathering for their support and that the donation would be put to towards the local service.
Dates for the 2015 Gathering season have been set as 14 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August and 17 September (all the 3rd Thursday of the month), from 5:00pm till dusk, and we look forward to your continued support. We shall make more announcements
closer the time, but will continue to support the DLRAA.
The picture shows, from l to r, Gilbert Thomas, Roland Easson, John Nowell, Loreen Mohammed, and Martin Fairbairn, Gilbert, Roly and Martin (along with Mike Carr who could not be present for the presentation) are the Gathering committee and Loreen has organised fund raising through very successful raffles at the Gatherings.