March 2000

Overton’s Free Newspaper - issued monthly to over 600 homes in Overton

The Editorial Team

Alan Edwards - David Burton - Ken Farrell - Maureen Evans - Lesley Pugh

Our reporters cannot be everywhere.

If you have a story contact any team member or ring 01978 710422


M.P.s join the fight to save Knolton Bryn Mission

Two local M.P.s , Martyn Jones (South Clwyd) and Owen Paterson (North Shropshire) have joined the fight to keep open Knolton Bryn Mission, which is once again in the news following a letter from the Bishop of St Asaph recommending closure at the end of February.

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Local man dies in house fire

Tributes have been paid to Alf Hughes, 94, who sadly died last month when fire broke out in the converted stable block in which he lived, and which is adjacent to Ashgrove, the home of Mr Peter Rosselli.


Overton Royal British Legion wins top award

Overton Royal British Legion has been awarded the R G Evans Cup by The East Denbighshire County for the highest increase in Poppy appeal sales, including the sponsorship money for ‘Pedal to Paris’.


Oracle team to expand

The Editorial Team of the Overton Oracle is looking for a number of people who would like to contribute and play an active part in its production.


Air Show Invitation

Brian Pullen, the British Consul General of Lyons has extended an invitation to people in Overton and La Murette, France to an Air Show near Lyons on the 10th September.


Millennium Baby - do you qualify?

Overton Community Council has received a letter from a resident of Overton confirming the birth of their daughter on 13th January at 6.25am. This looks like being the winner of the Millennium baby award.


Disco a roaring success

Overton Youth Club, which now meets every Tuesday and Thursday in the Scout Hut, ran another junior disco in the Village Hall to boost club funds. This turned out to be a great success


Over 30 years in the Chair!

The President of the Overton Women’s Royal British Legion, Mrs Hilton Jones is seen here presenting a plaque to Mrs Betty Keen upon her retirement as Chairman of the Branch for over 30 years.

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Overton Web Site

The Community Council has now set the fees it will charge for taking space on the Overton Web Site which went live last month.


200 to boost funds

A successful Coffee Morning was held at the Hollies, Knolton on Saturday morning, 5th February and boosted its funds by 200.