October Update

Tall Tales at the Coffee Morning!

IMG_9521Around 20 folk dropped in to the October Coffee Morning this week.

Neil and Victor

Neil and Victor

They included former Fearnan resident Victor Logan, who was staying in the village for a few days.

Victor was well known for his amazing memory and ability to entertain gatherings with his stories in verse. He didn’t let us down this time and, before leaving, he recited the tale of Sam the Plumber, of his sad demise, and the curious circumstances of the empty coffin!

A salutary tale for any funeral cortege that might be tempted to stop off at the pub on the way to the burial!

348974Your Village Hall Needs You!

It’s times like Tuesday’s Coffee Morning – enjoying the chance to meet for coffee, chat with friends and renew old acquaintances – that the importance of having our own venue in the village becomes really clear. The village hall is a huge asset for the community, and Karen Bennett has asked us to pass on this important message:

Over the last couple of years, many of the long-standing committee members have stepped down from the Hall Committee and we have experienced a decline in user groups. McLean Hall needs new ideas and committee members to move the Hall forward and encourage new user groups.

At the moment, we have the Art Club on a Monday afternoon and Carpet Bowls on a Monday night (new members always welcome!), and the FVA Coffee Mornings, Pudding Nights etc.

The question is – what would you like to see at the Hall – Tai Chi? Zumba? A Craft Club? The Hall is one of the village’s best assets and it needs the input and help of the village to survive.

IMG_0286There will be an informal open afternoon on Sat 1st November at 2pm. Come along and learn more about the history of the Hall, or tell us your ideas over a cup of tea and cake.

If you are unable to attend and wish to put forward an idea – or better still, get involved – please call Karen on 830548.

Sadly, we are also losing our Caretaker, Elizabeth. If anyone is interested in taking on this role, please contact Karen on the above number.


And finally…………..The Fish Man!

If you enjoy a nice piece of fresh fish for your tea, then you could be in luck! The Fish Man comes through Fearnan on a Friday between 2.30 and 3pm to call on a couple of customers, but would be willing to stop off in the Hall car park for a short while if there is sufficient demand. He has a range of fresh fish in the van, but if you are looking for something special or specific, it can be ordered in advance. If you think this is a service you might like to use, please let Karen know on 830548.


The next event in the FVA calendar is the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11.00 am on Sunday 9th November. We will be serving soup and a roll in the Hall afterwards and will have a small display of WW1 memorabilia. Transport will be provided from the Hall car park to the War Memorial – more details nearer the time.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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