Crosspool Quilt goes on display at Cocker and Carr from 11am Saturday April 3rd.
Earlier last year local resident and mother of three wonderful children, Physiotherapist Amy Chambers decided that Crosspool (a suburb to the west of Sheffield) should have something for future generations to lookback on, and remember how the community had coped with the current Covid19 pandemic.
Amy having a vision of a beautiful piece of history being made, encouraged everyone, throughout the recent lockdowns, to use their creative skills to stitch, draw, embroider, paint or print stamp on a square of cotton or lightweight material, to show how they were feeling during these extraordinary times.
Amazed by everyone’s creativity, Amy started the mammoth task of sewing together the hundreds of tiny squares to complete this piece of memorable history.
After several months of hard work Amy has now completed this amazing record of these extraordinary times.
Amy said. “I very much appreciate Cocker & Carr Estate Agents Sandygate Road agreeing to display the Community quilt for Crosspool and for the support from the Crosspool Forum”. “It has been a labour of love and I’m sure I’ll be up into the small hours adding the finishing touches to this unique piece of memorabilia before it finally goes on show tomorrow at 11am. “Thanks to each and every one of you who has taken part. It’s got bigger than I ever could have planned and I really hope it gave you something to focus on during lockdown and we can all look forwarded for brighter days to come!
As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.
Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.
Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.
Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.
A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool.
This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter
From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.
In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.
Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.
The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. By taking part, you can help inform decisions about services that shape your community.
Having received in the post, your letter with an access code and instructions from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), you can now complete your census online. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know
There is a help area on the census website www.census.gov.uk covering everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.
You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000. Some questions are labelled as voluntary. It is not an offence if you do not answer these.
If you need any further details please contact Aisha Rehman – Census Engagement Manager on 07452 945942 or alternatively via email email@example.com.
Bob Townrow is in the process of organising a virtual concert on Zoom at 7.30pm, Thursday March 11th. Although the concert is free, Stephen Hill Methodist and St Columba’s Church will be happy to receive donations towards their charities. Please contact Bob for details of how to contribute.
Dependent on the number of people coming forward to perform, it is anticipated that the concert will, with a short interval, last for around an hour and a half.
If you have songs to sing, music to play, poems to recite, or short pieces of writing you would like to read; a dance routine, conjuring or anything visual that would work on Zoom, please get in touch with Bob for the link.
Is there anyone you know that may be hiding their light under a bushel, and too shy or modest to come forward who you would like to see take part in the concert, if so please let Bob have their details. (Your name will not be mentioned)
If you would like to be part of the audience watching the concert, please let Bob know and he will send you the link – for what is a concert without an audience, or performers for that matter,
Bob Townrow Tele: 0114 2301098 – Email: TowniesRM@TalkTalk.net