GIFT - A HEARTWARMING TRUE STORY
villagers who never received their Community Newsletter this month we are
printing the excellent true Christmas story by the Aldington poet, Brian
Smith. The poem can be found by scrolling down this page, and looking
in the right hand column.
FINDING DOUG DEEP?
have purchased the hilarious Doug Deep DVD, but do not know how to show the
second film, Doug Deep 2: Harvest Special?
Assuming you are playing the DVD in a DVD player connected to your TV then
do the following. After loading the DVD a menu screen will appear on your TV
(similar to picture above). By default, if you press the PLAY button on your
remote control, the first film will play (A Journey Through Asum Grammar).
When this film has finished it will return to the menu screen. To play the
second film, you need to select the right-hand picture on the menu screen
(the one with Doug Deep's head). Your remote control will contain a set of
four arrow buttons, these are usually located around the OK button. By
pressing the RIGHT arrow button you should see that the right-hand picture
has now been highlighted. Once this has happened you can press the PLAY
button and the second Doug Deep film will be played.
If you are viewing the DVD on a laptop or PC then you can select the second
film from the menu screen by clicking on the right-hand picture with your
Where can I purchase a Doug Deep DVD?
Ralph and Elizabeth
Bolland's Charity Santa Specials 2013
(Photos: John Dallimore)
A relaxed Santa aboard the night parcel train
Trains hold a fascination even for the older boys!
Doug Deep drops in for another mince pie
Thomas the Tank Engine is sadly sidelined for the evening
Polar bear's and northern lights?
Proof that you can find three wise men in Badsey
How would you
like to put your photos on the Photo Gallery? What we require are 5 or 6
photos (landscape, min size 600 x 450 pixels), with a local theme (sporting,
organisations, church, events, nature etc.) and will will display them
below. Email your photos together with details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheatsheaf Wheelers and Dealers Film Club
||Next Film Night: Saturday
7th December (8pm)
Main Feature Film: Life of Pi
Venue: Function Room, Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey
- New Experience - New Members Welcome
For further details contact Clive
Richards (01386) 833825
A 2000+ page award
dedicated to Badsey's Past.
details of past residents
Over 1200 photos
Census returns from
1841 to 1901
by Brian Smith
To write a
I had no need to rack my brain
A couple of minutes concentration
And I'm back at Badsey School again.
Christmas cards and little gifts
A classroom post box was provided
Red crepe paper and cardboard box
"Just like a real 'un'," we decided.
One year I
unwrapped a present
It was a book, a little torn
A prize from Chapel Sunday School
Clean, but trifle worn.
I showed it to
"Look mum - this is second-hand!"
I casually threw it on the sofa
She said, "You have to understand -
eleven in that lad's family
So they don't have much to spend
To give away his special prize
Was very kind of your young friend."
sheepishly I picked it up
Feeling privileged but mean
It taught me a valuable lesson
I saw what I previously hadn't seen.
I kept the
book for over fifty years
And when my friend died in his prime
I took the book out of the bookcase
And then read it one last time.
Years on - a
new girl on reception
And as I talked with her one day
I realised she was my school mate's daughter
Quite a coincidence you'd say.
And I told her
about her father's book
That I kept for all those years
And of his unselfish gesture
The poor girl broke down in tears.
I took it in,
asked her to keep it
You would have thought I gave her gold
When she had lost her father
She could have not been that old.
Some may think
that I made all this up
But I swear to you its true
'Locals' might guess my friend's identity
There is more than one clue.
So that book
was given three times
It's effort just can't be measured
It proved that it is the thought that counts
I know it always will be treasured.
Badsey Website Group Editor: Will Dallimore
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