Knighton Sunday services, bingo, civic service, darts star, open gardens, PC retires (From Hereford Times)
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Knighton Sunday services, bingo, civic service, darts star, open gardens, PC retires
4:14pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Knighton
SUNDAY SERVICES - Knighton Baptist Church, 11am led by Rev Maggie Rich.
Knighton Methodist, 11am led by Jon Barry.
Knighton RC, holy mass 11am. St Edward’s, 9.30am holy communion, Rev Peter Cope. St David’s, Whitton, 9.30am morning worship, Rev Melia Cope. St Andrew’s, Norton, 11am morning worship, Rev Melia Cope.
BINGO - In the church hall on Saturday, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start.
CIVIC SERVICE - The service for Coun Christine Branford, mayor of Knighton, was held at St Edward’s Church. At the event were mayors from surrounding towns, the high sheriff of Radnorshire, Knighton town councillors and other dignitaries. At the start of the service both the mayor and junior mayor Evie Thomas read out statements asking for God’s blessing on the work they will carry out on behalf of the people of the town.
There were readings from other guests and Knighton Primary School choir entertained everyone with three songs. After the service at Knighton Community Centre there were refreshments and entertainment from local singing stars Menna Breeze and Nathan Davies.
DARTS STAR - Isaac Weaver from Lloyney had just turned 16 and is already ranked 15th in the World Darts Federation boys’ rankings. Isaac is the best darts player in his age group in Wales and second in the UK.
Isaac started playing darts at his home, The Lloyney Inn, when he was 10. Isaac practises every day and is a member of the Montgomery and Radnorshire team. He has just finished his GCSEs at John Beddoes School in Presteigne and will be returning to the sixth form in September. During competitions Isaac has met many well known darts players and recently qualified for the Winmau World Masters men’s competition and is waiting for details of the second round. Proud parents Tom and Shirley said: “We are doing everything we can to get him to these tournaments but it is becoming increasingly difficult financially. Most tournaments are three days so include overnight stays. The only income we have is from the pub and if it wasn’t for our very popular Sunday carveries we wouldn’t have been able to support him.” Any business or individual who would like to sponsor Isaac can call 01547 528498.
GARDENS - The garden of John and Brenda Morgan at Pontfean House in Knighton was opened to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme last Saturday and Sunday, raising £725 for the scheme’s charities and £282.52 for Knighton Macmillan support group which served tea, coffee and cakes.
PC RETIRES - PC Bill Cowan, who has been Knighton’s Police officer for the last nine years, has retired. To mark his retirement he held a party for about 60 people at The Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne. Insp Stuart Eckley, who worked with Bill for more than 20 years, said: “Bill is very forward thinking and it has been a pleasure to work with him.
I trust him 100 per cent.” Bill will now be working in Newtown police station as the property officer. Bill first joined South Wales Police in 1980, transferring to Dyfed-Powys training department and then to work in Brecon, Crickhowell, Llandrindod Wells and Knighton.