AUGUST 2014: LIGHTS OUT EVENT
Thirty villagers gathered at the war memorial between 10pm and 11pm on Monday 4th August to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 with a candle lit event inspired by the Royal British Legion Lights Out programme. All house lights were extinguished for the hour as a mark of resect for all who served and died in the war. We had a series of short readings - including memories of our Winwick war fallen Benjamin Gupwell and Geoffrey Stewart. We sang 'Its a long way to Tipperary' and 'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag'. We recited together: 'At the going down of the sun, and in the morning. We will remember them'.
MAY 2014: THE MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENT OF WINWICK IS AWARDED SCHEDULED MONUMENT STATUS
Thanks to the research and report by English Heritage, the Secretary of State for Culture & Media has decided in May 2014 to add the medieval settlement at Winwick to the National Schedule of Monuments. The full report and map is available to view here. See British History Online.
APRIL 2014: THE WINWICK BIG POPPY PLANTING
The Big Poppy Plant is an initiative to mark 100 years since the start of World War 1. The project is being promoted Daventry District Council to increase the amount of wildflower planting across the district. The seeds have been provided by DDC in conjunction with their partners. Saturday 12th April 2014 was an historic day for us in Winwick. Thanks to everyone who turned out to make The Winwick Big Poppy Planting such a memorable and enjoyable village occasion. Hope you like the pictures below. More good news - Bruce has ordered extra wild flower seeds and will be planting the area around the new lakes. The seeds we planted are called Old Comrades wild flower mix - a combination of patriotic red, white and blue. By far the most popular suggestion for where to plant them was the area around the pond and the horseshoe bench. James and Nikki kindly gave us permission to use the space.
JUNE 2012 - JUBILEE WEEKEND IN WINWICK
We started our Jubilee celebration with the lighting of a beacon on the evening of Monday 4th June. This was followed by the 'Winwick Picnic' held on the green in front of the church on the afternoon of Tuesday 5th June. Thanks to Heidi and Mandy, the children of the village each received a commemorative mug and certificate.
Jubilee Village Group Picture - 5th June 2012