A convenient way to finish

PUBLISHED: 14:02 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

Abbie and Charlotte pictured at the toilet opening ceremony.

Abbie and Charlotte pictured at the toilet opening ceremony.

THIS is the last Village Scene with news from Post Wobegon and across the great divide. In a way it is appropriate to end up with mention of toilets having watched the problems associated with fund-raising to comply with the legislation requiring these to

THIS is the last Village Scene with news from Post Wobegon and across the great divide.

In a way it is appropriate to end up with mention of toilets having watched the problems associated with fund-raising to comply with the legislation requiring these to be made user-friendly.

Harlton folk, having decided to extend the village hall at the same time, started fund-raising with a memorable punt trip along the Cambridge Backs.

Unfortunately, one of the specialist suppliers ceased trading before meeting with its requirements.

This grand little community has had no option but to soldier on with its fund-raising schemes to meet the extra expenses. There is a concert in Harlton Church on Saturday and another punt trip coming up.

Apart from the time taken persuading builders to give quotes, the toilet conversion here in Post Wobegon went according to plan. Fund-raising began when Abbie and Charlotte organised what was called a Kids Quiz, which raised £20, and here they are

pictured at the toilet opening ceremony.

Several stories of life in Post Wobegon have gone unrecorded. During the last 12 months the bittern has boomed without a twitcher in sight.

Anthony Green RA has immortalized yours truly on canvas as the photographer in attendance at his daughter's wedding. I don't exactly approve of being depicted as standing on the garden among the hollyhocks, but I must bow to artistic licence.

No, I haven't seen the painting. I think I should have been invited to his studio here in the village to view this rather than being expected to trek to a London gallery.

We have a vibrant village website due to the almost daily attention of Dave Farnell. Indeed, www.the-eversdens.co.uk is worth viewing. Many of us use it as the home page so we miss nothing.


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