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Healing 1st WW dead

Posted by Healing Moated Site on June 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In readiness for the commemorations of the 1st world war next year, members of the committee have been researching the village dead.

All the names have been researched by Emma Lingard, with assistance from former villager and 1st WW historian, Pete Steel. Between them they have discovered where they lived and how they were employed, who they served with and where they are buried.

Now they are tracing the living relatives in hope to find further information and photos of the men. If you can help then please e-mail [email protected]

Are you related to any of the following?

Pte Fred Carrott

Pte Arthur Chapman

Pte William Cockett

Pte John Epton

Pte Bateman Fowler

Pte Albert Ernest Lammin

Pte Ernest Nightingale

Pte Charles Pinney

Pte Joseph Pinney

Pte Harry Rudkin

Pte Charles Waller



Big Dig meeting

Posted by Healing Moated Site on May 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you want to know what's under your garden? If you do then volunteer for our latest project, the village big dig.

Villagers are being encouraged to attend a public meeting to volunteer their gardens for test pits to learn more about how the village developed and who lived here.

The meeting on Thursday June 6th is a chance to learn more about the project and see how to get involved.

So put the date in your diary - 7pm in Healing Village Hall

Healing Heritage Weekend

Posted by Healing Moated Site on September 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow (Sat 8th September) sees Healing participate in the Heritage Weekend.

The event takes place at St Peter & St Paul Church and will see guided tours of the church take place, displays by local history groups and heritage walks around the village.

The event runs Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 12 to 4, with walks taking place at 10.30, 1 and 2.30 both days. Meet at the sundial outside the church front door.

Students produce publicity material

Posted by Healing Moated Site on May 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM Comments comments (1)

Students on the National Diploma Print & Publishing course at East Coast Media, Grimsby Institute are producing material for the HMMS website.

The Year 1 group have been tasked with taking photographs of the site for the website and publicity use. They will be visiting the site on May 19th to take the official photographs and produce a video.

The video will be used on the HMMS website and will be shown at the village fete on September 3rd. It will showcase the history of the site.

Some of the group are also designing leaflets about the site incorporating photographs and information for visitors to take away, while others are designing display boards.

Watch this space for more information.

Bird Survey

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (4)

Spring is here and visitors to the site are encouraged to do a spot of bird watching.

Secretary, Mary Howard, is keeping a list of all birds which visit the site and would love to hear from you.

So far pheasants, curlew, as well as blackbirds, robins and other species have been seen. Drop us an e-mail to let us know what you've spotted.

Review of the year

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM Comments comments (0)

DURING the wintery weather of December, some residents were concerned about the welfare of the sheep on the moated site.

Throughout the year, the farmer and members of the committee do look after and daily check the flock. The animals were looked after and fed with the appropriate food. However, being a native breed the sheep are very hardy.

Some members have been busy on the site planting saplings. With the help of the local scouts, 20 to 30 trees have been planted around the perimeter of the site. A mixture of fruit trees and wild roses has been added to enhance the existing stock.

As spring comes along, residents are invited to take part in a bird survey on the site. If you see or have seen anything unusual then please let us know by sending your sightings to [email protected] .

A sighting means anything you spot on the site or flying over. As well as the normal garden birds, such as blackbirds and sparrows, people have reported seeing a Pheasant, Curlew and a Greater Spotted Woodpecker. If you can beat that, then please get in touch.

The Friends of Healing Moated Site are venturing into social media. You can follow us on Twitter @HealingMoat. We also have a website http://healingmoatedsite.webs.com/ where you can register and become a member. Here you’ll find information on the history of the site, as well as photos from around the village, plus lots more.

Don’t forget the committee has produced a 12-page colour booklet about the history of the site priced £3. To get your copy visit the website, send an e-mail or call 077 888 65 191.

URGENT: A key has been found on the site within the balancing pond. Possibly dropped by someone sledging there when the snow was here. If it belongs to you please contact the committee.

Social Media

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter @healingmoat and on Facebook a group has been set up called Healing Moated Site

Healing Village Fete 2011

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (1)

This year's fete will be held on Saturday September 3rd 2011 at the moated site. Attractions will include various tradestands and displays.

For the second year, the Friends will be serving tea and coffee to visitors along with cakes. There will also be a photographic display and information boards about the history of the site and a short video. Also due to its success last year, there will be a quiz about the site too.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Healing Friends AGM

Posted by Healing Moated Site on April 28, 2011 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The AGM of the Friends' Committee was held last night. All will continue in their roles, with one difference being the secretary is now Mary Howard.

The chairman gave his report (this will be published in full on here) and was pleased to say that the committee had worked hard in looking after the site and that the 2010 village fete had been a success.

Healing Moat gets into social media

Posted by Healing Moated Site on January 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (0)

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