Our Old School Committee is
full of bright ideas on how to raise funds for the refurbishment
of our village hall. They organised a Bridge Night.
Lynn Neasham the Committee’s
Treasurer reported that “The bridge night was very
successful. We made £769 ! The evening started with a few rounds
of bridge, a lasagne supper, cheese and grapes, more bridge and of
course plenty of wine! We had 10 tables booked and everyone
enjoyed it. It was lovely to see some familiar faces from the time
when Abthorpe Nursery School used the hall. A most enjoyable
evening. Huge thanks must go to everyone involved.”
Anglian Water and Plum
“A water leak has been
reported in your area. We’ll be investigating shortly and will
then schedule any necessary repair works.”
That was the message in an e-mail sent to some Abthorpe residents
by Anglian Water. Attached was a map showing that the suspected
leak was just before the village sign on the road from Towcester.
I telephoned the company and
explained to a delightful sounding lady that I didn’t think it
was one of the company’s mains that was causing the problem but
Plum Pudding – our affectionately named fresh water spring that
has been spewing water over the road for much of the winter. I’m
not sure whether she believed me but she promised to explain about
it to the company’s engineers.
Plum Pudding has been causing
problems for many years. See http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/Villages/Abthorpe/314738-You-can%E2%80%99t-keep-a-good-spring-down-Plum-Pudding-strikes-again
for further details.