The tractor run was organised by the East Wales and Borders Vintage Club in aid of a cancer charity. In normal times there would have been about 70 to 80 tractors on the run, which takes place every year . It gives people with vintage tractors the opportunity to give their machines a ride out while raising funds for good causes. I myself attend about 25 road runs per year and also take part in vintage ploughing matches all over theUK and Ireland.
We started from Abergavenny and covered approximately 35 miles around the lovely countryside encompassing your delightful village and ended up back in Abergavenny at 3.15 pm. I hope this little bit of information is helpful and please thank the people of your village for making us welcome. (I had travelled from Bridgnorth in Shropshire to attend the run.)
In line with the First Ministers announcement last Friday that a national ‘fire-break’ lockdown is to be introduced across Wales from 6pm on Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November with a key element being a ‘stay home’ message and also visitor attractions being required to close, Cadw have taken the decision to close its staffed and unstaffed sites in support of this ‘fire-break’. This includes Grosmont Castle.
Therefore Grosmont Castle itself will be closed from 6 pm on Friday 23rd October until at least the morning of Monday 9th November, but the field and footpaths will remain open.
St Nicholas Church is now open for Sunday Services at 10.00am every weekend.
If the weather is dry, worship will be open-air, outside the west door of the nave. Please bring your own chair if you can.
If it is raining, the nave will now be open for worship as well, giving plenty of space for social distancing. You may still prefer to bring you own chair and dress for warmth.
Most services will be Morning Worship, but Holy Communion will be offered on SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER and on dates to be announced later. Communion will be given in the one and only – not wine – under Covid19 regulations and, alas, singing is not permitted.
A massive thank you to all Grosmont Walkers and their friends who joined one of the walks to show their support for Alan and Bowel Cancer UK. We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity from not only the walkers but also from the whole village.
So far we have amazingly raised over £700 and the donations are still coming in. The Just Giving page will remain open for donations until the end of September-see link below.
Firstly, I must say a huge thank you to Michele and Gay who not only planned the lovely walk, rallied lots of support but also fed us with tasty homemade treats!
A big thank you goes to Jenny who very kindly provided us with lovely refreshments and a fabulous garden to rest in on Thursday.
Also thank you to Louise for our resting place on Saturday and her amazing apples!
Finally, thank you to you all once again ……. we are very touched.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Bowel Cancer UK, so it’s the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM AT THE ANGEL INN GROSMONT
“A date for your diaries!
We will be holding a fundraising coffee morning on 19th September where Elpheen will be having her long locks chopped off too!
Indoor and outdoor seating will be available, but if you can’t make it and would like to donate, Elpheen’s sponsor form to have her hair cut can be found in the pub. She will be donating the hair to the Little Princess Trust who use this to make wigs for children with cancer.
Funds raised will be split between Cancer Research UK & the Little Princess Trust.