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February Dragon

Welcome to the preview of the February Dragon and a very happy Chinese New Year!

We have a couple of new contributors this month and I am sure you will enjoy reading about their organisations. Daisy May’s farm is a working community farm and an animal rescue centre which is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm. I’m sure they would appreciate a visit or, if you have some spare time, a helping hand. Matt Morland has sent in a very interesting article about our local Scout, Cub and Beaver groups. This very worthwhile organisation has been enabling our youngsters take part in all sorts of outdoor activities including camping, canoeing and swimming. However, with our ever-expanding village populations more leaders and helpers are also required. 

Our other articles include meat free recipes, all about the Hundred Parishes Society, details of Snowdrop Days at the Gardens of Easton Lodge and the psychological reasons for a haircut!

Sport is also well represented with articles from Stansted Hall & Elsenham Cricket Club talking about the forthcoming World Cup and John Smith reporting on the Christmas “tinsel” tournament at Henham Tennis Club.

Ray and Nina Gaubert have allowed us to print their interview with John Evans who was evacuated from Chingford to Henham during the war. It makes fascinating reading, particularly as the places that John talks about are still here. The Henham History site has many more article and facts if you would like to find out more about the history of the area; go to henhamhistory.org

Little Fishes is still running on Thursday mornings at the Church Hall. Although the church runs this session and there will be a short bible story, you do not need to be a member of the church to go and it is a great way to meet other mums from the village.

Just a taste of what is in the February magazine! Carol Elson is the editor for March; please send your article to her at henhamdragon@hotmail.com by 12th February.

Wendy Hogg

Hall Bookings
Church Hall Isobel Brooks 850354
OSCA Jill Smales 850541
Village Hall Pauline Foster 850610
HUSCH Jane Smith 850016