The speaker at the 2020 Len Pick Memorial Evening, to be held on the 29th January next, will be Amanda Owen, otherwise known as the "Yorkshire Shepherdess".
Life is never dull at Ravenseat, a traditional hill farm in remote Upper Swaledale and relaxation is a word that Amanda does not fully understands as apart from shepherding around some 1000 sheep, one husband and their nine children in 2000 acres of remote Upper Swaledale in North Yorkshire, she also finds time to chronicle her stories as a best-selling author and appearing on TV shows. In case all that is not enough Amanda somehow finds time to be an Ambassador for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance!
Her farming life is a traditional way of living that’s virtually disappeared – but Amanda wouldn’t change it for the world and feels privileged to be living out her dream in some of Yorkshires most glorious scenery with her family.
The connection to nature and the freedom and independence that living off the beaten track brings more than makes up for the challenges that the long, hard winters bring.
Tickets for the event will be on sale in early January.
It is with very great sadness that we learnt this morning of the passing of Geoff Hyde. Geoff was one of our founding trustees and was one of life’s great characters. A close friend of Len Pick, Geoff was a well-known farmer and one of the best of Judges of Cattle in the Country. He was also a shrewd businessman and his advice in the setting up of the Trust was invaluable as was his wise counsel at many trustee meetings.
Geoff had a great sense of humour and often after a meeting closed, he would proceed to regale members with his wonderfully rich anecdotes and tales of past Bourne.
RIP Geoff – You will be greatly missed but remembered with great fondness.
The Abbey Lawn is one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in Lincolnshire. Bourne Cricket Club members put a great deal of hard work into maintaining the wicket and pitch and we were pleased to be able to help them with the purchase of a new areator and sweeper.
Last Friday night after the final of the six a side Hodgkinson Cup which tradionally brings to a close the Cricket Week Festival, Len Pick Trustee, Jon Head was delighted to present Groundsman Clive Brown with the new machine. Jon was doubly delighted as Bourne Town Footbal Club, of which he is a committee member won the Hodgkinson Cup in an exciting Final!
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Just as the firstl cuckoo each year heralds the coming of summer, so to does the opening of Bourne Outdoor Pool. This year the pool celebrates its 100th anniversary and we have been pleased to provide the organising committee with a grant of £10,000.00 to assist in the provision of replacement boilers.
Our Chairman Gerry was invited to officially open the pool and although, declining the committee's invitation to join in the mass jump in which traditonally starts the season, he did pay tribute to the organising committee and volunteers who maintain this very worthwhle asset to an extremely high standard each year for the benefit of the community.
Our founder and his wife were great supporters of the Pool during their lifetimes and we are very pleased to be able to continue that support.