MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS, VOLUNTEERS, SUPPORTERS AND SUPPLIERS. WE’RE NOW INTO OUR TENTH YEAR OF RUNNING HUMSHAUGH’S COMMUNITY SHOP AND WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.
WE WILL ONLY BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL BE OPEN FROM 09.00-11.00 ON BOXING DAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY. OUR FULL OPENING HOURS ARE HERE.
The Humshaugh Calendar for 2019 is selling well so, if you’d like some for Christmas presents, you’d better get a wriggle on. The calendars make ideal gifts and we can even provide you with an envelope to post them to friends and relatives. The photographs of scenes in and around the village have all been taken by talented, amateur photographers in your neighbourhood.
It’s been produced by Humshaugh Publications, the voluntary group which aims to encourage interest in the written and spoken word through publications, events and workshops. Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs your village shop, is one of the main supporters, along with Humshaugh Parish Council and the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. It has been printed by local firm Robson Print.
They’re on sale in Humshaugh Village Shop for just £5. Get yours now.
HUMSHAUGH COMMUNITY VENTURES LIMITED
(The Village Shop)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
will be held
7.30 pm on Friday 23 November 2018
Humshaugh Village Hall
(All residents of Humshaugh are welcome to attend)
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of the 2017 AGM
- Business arising
- Chairman’s report
- Treasurer’s report
- Election of Board of Directors
Everyone attending is invited to stay after the meeting for a glass of wine and to see the video (just over 15 minutes long) of the beginning of the Village Shop as a community venture. (the video improves with age!)
The Board of Directors is responsible for the activities of HCVL and presently includes:
Dick Moules (Chairman), Paul Barrass (Treasurer), Suzanne Newell, Sally Blanckley, Ray Blanckley, Ann Pearson, Steve Robins, Maurice Gilmour
The present directors are willing to serve another year but there are places available on the board for new members. The AGM provides an opportunity for residents to put themselves forward or to be proposed by other residents.
Enquiries to Maurice Gilmour on 681587 or speak to one of the directors
Happy 9th birthday to Humshaugh Village Shop. It was November 1st 2009 when the shop was first run by a team of volunteers. It had been threatened with closure after the Post Office decided to close the branch in the village. Read the full story here.
You’ll be able to see a film of how the shop was saved if you come along to this year’s AGM of Humshaugh Community Ventures Ltd. That’s the community organisation which runs the shop and which in turn supports projects in the village. We’re always looking for new volunteers to help in whatever way they can. If you’re new to the village, this will be an ideal opportunity to find out what we do. The meeting is at Humshaugh Village Hall on Friday November 23rd at 7.30pm. It’s usually relatively short and it’ll be followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to directors and the lovely team of volunteers. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces.
It’s that time of year again when the leaves fall from the trees, the nights draw in and the Humshaugh calendar goes on sale. The 2019 edition is now available from the shop and a lovely calendar it is too – full of local scenes taken by our village’s team of talented, amateur photographers. It’s been produced by Humshaugh Publications, the voluntary group which aims to encourage interest in the written and spoken word through publications, events and workshops. Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs your village shop, is one of the main supporters, along with Humshaugh Parish Council and the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. It has been printed by local firm Robson Print.
Buy your calendars now for just £5 they’re selling fast. If you need to post them to family and friends, we can even provide a sturdy envelope.
John was originally from the North West of England. In 1940 he enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment and spent most of World War Two with the Royal Signals in India. After the war John married Mildred, who would be his wife for 55 years.
As you can see from the pictures, John featured prominently in our village’s fight to save the Post Office, which used to be housed in the shop. John was a sprightly 92 when he rode his trusty trike in our protest march in August 2008. He was also interviewed by TV news crews from Tyne Tees and BBC Look North about how he would manage if the Post Office closed.
As most of you will know, the Post Office couldn’t be saved but the groundswell of support in that incredible demo nearly 10 years ago enabled us to go on and save the shop by making it into the successful, community-run venture it is today.
Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it’s up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates. Running time: 67 minutes.
After the interval a fascinating B movie from much closer to home will be screened.