Maggie’s Memorial Gate
On 19th January 2019 a group of people from Grosmont gathered at the castle for an informal celebration of the hanging of the gate. The money for the gate was raised at a supper held in the Nave in April 2016 along with a very generous donation from Maggie’s family.
It was created from a design based on Helen Marshall’s millennium castle image and Peter Downey’s designs. It was made at Downey Engineering Ltd in Pontrilas.
It now hangs elegantly at the entrance to the castle.
Anyone can book their appointments through the link, it’s very quick and simple!
We are trying our hardest to get as many donors as we can as only 3% of the population donate blood and we need all the help and support of the communities that we attend to make the collection days a success. The blood service needs to collect 480 units every day to supply the 19 Welsh Hospitals in Wales and at times this can be extremely challenging for us.
Thank you for all of your help and support. We really do appreciate it.
You will all be pleased to know that Dennis turned up after 48 hours “not ruffled at all”! Thank you very much for your help.
Carols round the Christmas Tree organised by Grosmont Events. Thanks to Huw Morgan for the photograph.
The poppy display in the church has now been taken down. There are still poppies outside the Town Hall and anyone is invited to take some home if they wish.
Grosmont Village Advent Boxes
From 1st December
Last year you may have noticed a number of boxes appearing throughout the village in the weeks up to Christmas. This was a giant sized Advent Calendar available for the villagers and visitors to enjoy. We are planning to do this once again. Each box has a number on, and on that day before Christmas the box host will unlock the box making it available for all to see inside. The box will then remain open until Christmas. Inside the box will be something to do with the Christmas story, a few lines of explanation and a token to be collected by the first child to visit the box. That token can be exchanged for a dip into the ‘goody box’ at the Nativity Live event.
Below is a map.
Council to stop Christmas tree collection service. A MAJOR review of Monmouthshire county council’s recycling services means that garden waste collection will cease through the winter – ending on Friday 30th November and restarting on 4th March. http://www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115170