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Horsley Parish Council

Village News

Added on 28 March 2021

The Hearth cafe will be closed on Easter Monday and remain closed until Tuesday April 13th for refurbishment. After this date it will be possible to book a table in the garden. Take outs will still be available.

As part of his school community project Mathew Roe is organising a village Easter egg hunt for families with young children. The event will take place on Easter Monday between 10am and 12 noon. A map will be provided for participants. Mathew has already done litter picking around the village, distributing church newsletters and tidied up some of the village planters. Well done Mathew.

Our local woods are showing many signs of spring with the appearance of wild garlic, dogs mercury, celandine, wood anenomes and primroses. Places to visit are the upper part of Whittle Dene, Horsley Wood and around the ford at Spital as well as the Whittle burn footbridge with its cascades of water.

The Hearth arts centre is enjoying a two week virtual festival entitled “Kindness through culture.” Anyone can join in at home and details of events can be found on the Hearth website. You can join creative art workshops, a family quiz, workshops for health and well being as well as music activities just to mention a few.

Many places have their own tales and myths. Horsley is no exception. Local people are well acquainted with the tale of Lang Lonkin. However less well documented is the tragic tale of Nigel Crunchbucket who was a stable boy at the old Crown and Anchor coaching inn. If anyone can throw any light on this tale please let me know.