You are invited to the New Year’s Day Flodden Peace WalkThe first event in the 500th Battle Anniversary Commemorations on January 1st 2013: World Peace Day Gather at Crookham Church 11am for introductory tour of Peace Garden Depart for walk at 11.30am Arrive Battlefield Monument 12.30pm for short reflection and BYO refreshments. Return to Crookham Village Hall at approximately 2pm for refreshments All are welcome please bring your friends and relatives for an inspirational walk. For those who feel they could not complete the full 6 mile walk please feel free to meet at any of the above mentioned points. There is a car park close to the memorial, however there is an incline to the monument. Generally moderate to easy walking on paths. Strong boots and warm waterproof clothes recommended.
The project has now secured £27,000 towards it’s goal of raising £80,000.00. Work has now commenced in the Peace Garden which will be completed December 2012 ready for the 500th anniversary of the battle of Flodden in 2013. Harvest Festival service was celebrated on the 7th October with Flodden 1st BP Scouts and the Crookham Cuckoo singers, after the first 4 days of productive contractors work had begun.
The festival with … CAFé ……. Added cake AUGUST 24TH – 27TH at CROOKHAM and ETAL ~ MUSIC ALL WEEKEND! ~ plus SINGING and GAMELAN WORKSHOPS
Friday 24th: Swinging JAZZ THE McALLISTER QUARTET 7.30pm – Crookham Village Hall
Saturday 25th: VOCAL HARMONY VOICEQUAD Maddy Cawthorn and Malcolm Bennett 7.30pm – Etal Village Hall
Sunday 26th: SUMMER SONGS and CELESTIAL MESSENGER GAMELAN, THE CROOKHAM CUCKOO and FRIENDS 7.30pm – Crookham Village Hall
Monday 27th: CROOKHAM CEILIDH! The Andrew Waite Ceilidh Band and The Ragbag Morris 7.0 pm at The Old Dairy Farm, Crookham
CROOKHAM EXHIBITION CRAFT STALL and CAFé CAFÉ SAT – MON 10.0 – 4.0 at Crookham Village Hall TICKETS tel: 01890 820553 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 5th August 1.30 – 7 pm at Crookham URC
Come along and explore this fascinating Indonesian ensemble instruments. The workshop will be working towards a performance during the Cafe Festival in Crookham over the August Bank Holiday. Our expert leader will guide us through this new experience as we create a new work based on the ancient celtic myth of the Cuckoo.
Cost: Likely to be £10 per participant, with reduction for existing members of the Crookham Cuckoo Singers.
Minimum suggested age 10 yrs
To ensure a place and find out more ring Musical Director Martin Fisher: 01890 820553
Creation of the Sheep Tales Felt Mural for Flodden Peace Centre @ Crookham
Book your FREE session on 07786765264
Wednesday 18th July 10am – 4pm - Drawing with wool
Thursday 19th July 10 – 12am - Felting the mural
Both workshops at Glendale Hall, Wooler With Anna Turnbull and Paula Constantine
Come along and help create this legacy for The Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns Project and Flodden Peace Centre @ Crookham
Flodden Peace & Reconciliation supporters gather together on the banks of the river Till which was forded by English troops preparing for battle nearly 500 years ago. With ingenuity and good humour the river has been forded once more, this time by a rainbow ribbon – a symbol of hope and reconciliation. Afterwards, we met in Crookham village hall for a celebration marking the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross Committee.
Wooler Easter Hillside Dawn 6.30 am ( take the bridle path off Cheviot Street, and walk along for 5 mins to join the crowd on the hill) followed by Easter Breakfast in the Glendale Hall. Led by Rev P Ward 11 am Easter Holy Communion led by Rev Rachel Poolman
Spittal/ Berwick 8 am worship on the beach at spittal. 11 am Easter Worship Led by Mr Graham Ferguson & 6 pm Rev Tony Richie.
North Sunderland 9 am Holy Communion led by Rev David Herbert
Chatton – the URC are not holding a service today, but there is an C of E service at 9.30 am
Belford 10.30 Worship with Holy Communion, Children’s worship with Egg Rolling and Egg Hunt. Refreshments in the Ferguson Hall. Led by Rev Dave Herbert
Horncliffe 11.30 Holy Communion led by Rev Rob Kelsy.
Crookham 3 pm Easter Worship with The Crookham Cuckoo singing and Easter Egg Hunt, and refreshments. Led by Rev Dave Herbert
On Sunday 4th March, Rowena Francis Moderator of Northern Synod preached at Crookham Church. The community choir, The Crookham Cuckoo sang and there was a launch of the new banners announcing the coming Peace and Reconciliation Centre and Garden. The next public steering group meeting is Fiday 16th March 5.30 pm The Blue Bell, Crookham. All are welcome to attend this informal meeting.
Farmer, Margaret Brown, an Elder at Wooler United Reformed Church is leading a guided tour of the newly archived material created by Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns. Hear all the stories using material rooted in oral history to old photos and a mix of farming artefacts. Promises to be a good night. £2 for Refreshments. The crack is free. See below (Oswald) Dos Donnovan, shepherd at Wooler United Reformed Church. Wednesday 29th Feb 7.30 pm.
The church with Crookham Garden Club hosted Gardens Question Time on the 12th March 2012 and it was broadcast shortly afterwards. Dave asks a horticultural question on plants for a peace garden.
The next meeting of Flooden Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Crookham is Wednesday 30th May both meetings at The Blue Bell, Crookham. All are welcome to attend and contribute to the project.
You can hear Dave asking his question and the panel’s answers by playing this audio file:
Or you can listen to the entire show from Crookham by playing this audio file, the opening gives an introduction to the church, village, Flodden and the Peace Centre: