• Overstrand Life

Monday 12th September 2022 - Condolence Book, Repeated and Signs of Autumn

Not a lot to say today. The media, both national and local, has been dominated with articles and reports about Queen Elizabeth II, covering her life and the plan for the days leading up to her State Funeral next Monday. Monday 19th will be a Bank Holiday, so the funeral proceedings can be viewed either in person or on the television. In Overstrand, anyone wishing to write a condolence or similar can do so in the book available in the Parish Hall (posters in the village provide dates and times when the hall will be open). Also, there will be a service to give thanks for the life of the Queen in St. Martins Church at 11 am on Sunday 18th. Following the Queen’s passing away, some events etc. have been cancelled, others continue to take place, while others have been postponed. One postponement, here in the village, is Folk on The Strand. This had been organised for the 16th, 17th and 18th September but will now, subject to re-booking The Belfry Centre and artists, feature in the New Year.


My series of programmes titled, Then & Now and broadcast on Poppyland Radio are being repeated. I just happened to pick up on this on Friday, when I was looking through the schedule of programmes for the coming week. I feel quite flattered that there has been sufficient interest for it to be repeated. The broadcasts (subject to schedule changes) will be every two weeks on Tuesdays and again on Saturdays.

We have had some welcome rain, resulting in the water butts filling and the grass starting to green up. It’s still warm, although over the next few days we will probably experience more seasonal temperatures. Despite the warmth there are definite signs of autumn with wild cyclamens flowering and fungi pushing up through the soil, both of which feature as today’s photos.