Kings Clipstone Village Shed Social Group Newsletter June 2024

Posted: May 8, 2024

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Kings Clipstone Village Shed

We want to keep everyone in Kings Clipstone connected and informed of planned events over the coming months. Come and support these Shed Events, meet other residents, volunteer to help where you can and offer ideas for future events.

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Remember – The Shed started life as a storage facility for marquees, tables and chairs, which were used by the ‘Celebration of King’s Clipstone’ group to put on events in the village. Things altered when we were granted our own Parish Council in 2011. The playing field was purchased by the parish council from the Welbeck Estate and the storage shed became the village community hub.

Restrictions were eased as to what could be developed on the field, so the shed was converted into a proper meeting room complete with kitchen facilities and separate toilets were also built.
The village now has a good community space for all to enjoy.

Residents can also hire the shed and playing field for their own personal celebrations

Updates Since Our Last Newsletter

Coffee Mornings

February 2024 – At February coffee morning village resident Kim Abbott gave a great card making demonstration followed by residents making their very own Valentine/Easter cards.

March 2024 – At March coffee morning once again, resident Kim Abbott introduced a group of residents to willow weaving with a demonstration followed by an opportunity to ‘have-a-go’. This was a lot of fun and really enjoyed by all. Thank you, Kim for being so generous with your time.

Also, in March resident Hilda Bentley celebrated her 90th birthday in the Village Shed with a number of local dogs, their owners and other residents popping in to wish her ‘happy birthday’.

Hilda was born in the village, went to school in the village and remains in the same house she was born in. She is a great source of information on the history of the village.

April 2024 – At April coffee morning Janet Emery, a well know mosaic worker gave a talk and demonstration on mosaics which was really interesting hearing about the history of mosaics and how they are created.

If anyone is interested Janet does offer classes in mosaic working. Please contact Janet on

07751 117820.

May 2024 – Those who will be attending the May coffee morning on 8th May  please bring a baby photo of yourself and enter the ‘name that baby’ competition. Just for a bit of fun but there will be a prize for the person who identifies the most babies.

Village History Group

The village history group meet once per month on Wednesday evenings 7pm to 9pm. Each month there are a variety of subjects and speakers on our local area. Over the past months the following subjects have been covered – the history of the Spa Ponds, Lancaster bomber crash memorial site, the history of Arch Way House and local pathways.

D-DAY 80 Years Commemorations

On Thursday 6th June 2024 at the Village Shed and Field the Parish Council invites all residents to attend the lighting of a beacon to commemorate 80years since D-DAY. The beacon will be lit at 9:15pm. For more details please see the Shed programme.

Friday Night Monthly Social Evening

Starting Friday 26th July there will be a new event at Village Shed which is ‘Friday Night Social Evening’ –  once per month the Shed will be open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for residents to get together socially.

Bring you own wine/beer or whatever you drink plus snacks or nibbles. Please see Village Shed Programme for other dates.

Click here to view the Village Shed Programme for further dates and events until the end of this year.

We hope you will come and join in with the events it’s a great way to meet and socialise with people in our village.

And finally, remember that the Village Shed and Playing Field is for all residents please come and join in. It’s a great community space for our village or why not book it for your own special gathering.

For further details please contact Cate Hunt at email –


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