This year, instead of one category for all children, Category 9 is for Key Stage 1 children and Category 10 for Key Stage 2. All children who enter will be awarded a medal.
See the poster on the Events page.
Brumpton Butchers Van Stolen in Cropwell Bishop (17-8-19)
Brumpton Butchers in Cotgrave is reporting that one of its vans was stolen in Cropwell Bishop yesterday, Friday.
"One of our van’s was stolen yesterday lunch time in Cropwell Bishop.
The van is a Nissan with the reg: FM16 0WG. If anybody has any information please inform us or the police, this would be very helpful. Please share Thank you"
Pop Music's Popular (14-8-19)
Cropwell Bishop's annual Pop Quiz is very popular — thanks to presenter, Richard Turner.
In fact it is so popular that we are going to have a second one this year! It will be at the Old School on 1st November—see the Events poster for details.
If you can't wait to test your memory of past songs, you can visit Richard's Daily Pop Quiz. It's on Facebook and is an open group so anyone can join. Go to:
Now what was that song I was humming ....?
Water World (5-8-19)
Colin Bryan took this photo of the Stackyard house-building development off Church Street yesterday.
Could this be the site of a swimming pool for the new residents or just a hole for a rainwater balancing pond (hidden under the road)?
No prizes for guessing the correct answer.
Concert at Old School (22-7-19)
Photos from the concert, Lyrical Songbirds, held in aid of the Grantham Canal Society at the Old School yesterday.
Thanks to Elaine Robinson.
On the other side of the World (16-7-19)
You set off on a journey to the other side of the world to discover the tastes of humans there, and what do you find? Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton Cheese!
That's what two of our villagers discovered yesterday in the fridge of the house they are renting in Queensland, Australia. Clearly, the owners have good taste.
So, if you find yourself letting your house to some visiting Australians maybe you could do something to make them feel at home. At the present time cricket bats and tennis rackets are out of the question: maybe a model kangaroo on the lawn?
Village Stop Clock: (updated 17-7-19)
The clock on the tower of St Giles Church in Cropwell Bishop will be stopped on 31st July.
The 1906 Turret clock made by G. & F. Cope & Co of Holden Street, Nottingham, and was paid for by villagers. It has served the village well until recently, when mechanical wear made it unreliable.
The electrical auto-wind mechanism – designed by myself and the late Martin Day (Bingham) in 2003, continues to work well: it save's someone (originally the Walker family) having to climb the tower to rewind it every week!
The clock is to now be repaired – thanks to the Parish Council who are funding the work. Worn parts are to be removed for professional repair.
Three quotes for the work were considered by CBPC and it accepted the one submitted by John Reynolds, a Fellow of the BHI and a Senior Tutor at Upton Hall. He will also act as guide and mentor to myself and I will be assisted by Nick Brown, also of BHI Upton.
Looking to the future, if anyone is interested in helping looking after the clock, (ability to climb the circular steps essential) or it's history, please let me know.
Cropwell Bishop Parish Councillor
Tel: 07778 890139
The British Horological Institute (BHI) is based at Upton between Newark and Southwell. The BHI is the training and qualification authority for British Watch and Clockmakers. Now in our 161st year, we are one of the oldest UK professional bodies and enjoy a world-class reputation within the international horological industry.
Upton Hall is also the home of the Museum of Timekeeping which is the custodian of the BHI's horological collection of books, clocks, watches and horological machinery.
Much more information may be found at www.bhi.co.uk
Picnic in the Park (6-7-19)
Photos from this evening's Picnic on the Park on the Memorial Hall Field in Cropwell Bishop. There was the music and dancing ..
Then there were the fireworks ....
Best Flower Display (6-7-19)
On Friday, the flower displays by entrants to this year's "Best Flower Display in an Outside Container" competition were judged. The event has become a regular part of the Village Celebration Weekend.
The winners were announced at this evening's "Picnic in the Park", and they are:
1st Sue McNally 2 Stockwell Lane
2nd Sophie and Charlie Wainwright 27 Kendall Rd
3rd Pat Westmorland 43 Hoe View Rd
4th Shona Crawford 109 How View Road
Below, in the same order, are photographs of the displays.
Thank you to all entrants
Art Club – Celebration Weekend (6-7-19)
Upstairs at the Old School today, Cropwell Bishop Art Club had an exhibition of their work. A wide range of styles were on display: we obviously have a large number of artists in our midst.
If you have an interest in painting and can spare the time, why not join in with them.
New members are very welcome to draw or paint in their own style with their choice of materials and subject. They do not have a teacher, but can offer guidance and appreciation to beginners.
For those who used to paint, or would like to " have a go ", go and join them from 10th September.
Heritage Group – Celebration Weekend (6-7-19)
Cropwell Bishop Heritage Group gave space to the Grantham Canal Society at the Heritage Centre on Church Street today. There were photos and notes on the history of the canal which has had a big and lasting effect on the growth and development of Cropwell Bishop.
Owl Hunt – Celebration Weekend (6-7-19)
Searching for owls in Cropwell Bishop – what a great way to start Cropwell Bishop's 2019 Celebration Weekend. That is how many children and parents/grand-parents spent this Saturday morning.
Walking around the village to locate all 41 owls takes some planning and a good deal of walking: no problem reaching 10,000 steps today. It is also a great way to visit most corners of our village if you have a couple of hours to spare.
The children who managed it, well desearved their free ice-cream at the Old School afterwards. And what wonderful ice-cream it was! Made from Jersey Cream it was the best ice cream that I have ever had – and I have had quite a few over the years.
The owl hunt was a wonderful idea from Jo Wroughton (of CKOB club leader) and she can be very pleased with its success: even the rain did not put people off.
Thanks to her as well for organising all the events that followed at the Old School in the afternoon. How often can kids wander around enjoying craft and sporting activities safely and for free – they could here today.
Here are photos of just a few of the owls hidden around the village ..
And here are photos of just some of the activities that took place at the Old School during the afternoon ....
Open Gardens (24-6-19)
Yesterday, Sunday, the sun shone and the rain held off and so members of the "Cropwell Bishop Growers and Gardeners Club" were able to fully appreciate the several gardens on display to them in the village.
Afterwards, they were able to enjoy a cream tea at the Old School.
The gardens on display belonged to members of the club and there was great variety. The recent "variable weather" ensured that they were well watered and green.