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A Love of Travel – and Warthogs

A Love of Travel – and Warthogs

My name is Sheena Wateridge. I was born in Kent, my parents came from north-west Scotland and I have now lived in Starston since 2019. However, I have been fortunate enough to travel widely and for 20 years of my life I lived in Africa, a time that I really enjoyed and it was there […]

Building and Flying Your Own Aircraft

Building and Flying Your Own Aircraft

My interest in aircraft started when I was a young boy back in the 1940’s, starting with paper aeroplanes and then slowly moving up over the years to balsa wood gliders, rubber band driven flying models, small diesel engine driven models and finally radio controlled models in my late teens. These were all hand-built, either […]

The 4th Emergency Service

The 4th Emergency Service

In recent weeks we’ve all had cause to be grateful for the work of the emergency services, Police, Fire and Ambulance, but there is a 4th Emergency Service that is sometimes overlooked. It is, of course, the lifeboat service – the RNLI. The country may be in lockdown but there are many people doing essential […]

The Great Teddy Bear Hunt

The Great Teddy Bear Hunt

A mass teddy bear hunt is under way around the world to help distract the millions of children locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Stuffed toys are being placed in windows to give children a fun and safe activity while walking around their neighbourhood with parents. The hunt is inspired by the children’s book […]

Coronavirus Overtakes Pigeon Post

Coronavirus Overtakes Pigeon Post

The April edition of Pigeon Post, which is already distributed in the village and will be available on the village website from the end of March, was overtaken by events. There were a number of events in April and May mentioned in the magazine, all of which were correct at the time it went to […]

Saint Patrick and Starston

Saint Patrick and Starston

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.  Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the […]

Happy Birthday Glebe Meadow

Happy Birthday Glebe Meadow

Technically the birthday of the Glebe Meadow is January as the purchase was completed in January 2012. However, February that year saw the planting of the orchard, now the Jubilee Orchard, so this month we are celebrating that. In the summer of 2010 an area of rough pasture of around 2 acres in the centre […]

The Big Garden Birdwatch

The Big Garden Birdwatch

This year the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is being held on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th January. This event is very important as it collects an impressive amount of data about the health – or otherwise – of our garden bird populations. It provides a window into our wildlife and the great thing […]

The Real Rudolph

The Real Rudolph

So we’re in the month of the Midwinter Festival, the winter solstice, the turning point of the year when the dark days gradually become longer heralding the return of spring. It has always been a time for feasting and celebration, even before the Christian Church appropriated it as the birth of Christ. In fact, many […]

Pigeon Post 2019 Photo Competition

Pigeon Post 2019 Photo Competition

This year there were 28 photos submitted from 12 people. The results are as follows: Professional Judging (Frances Crickmore) Over-16s 1. Russell Carter – Just a Snack 2. Anna Saul – Morning Sunrise 3. Clare Allen – Three-legged Dog on a Log Under-16s 1. George Thompson – “Yum, Yum” Village Vote Over-16s 1. Russell Carter […]