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

MAY 2001


The Editorial Team

Alan Edwards - David Burton - Ken Farrell - Lesley Pugh - Christine Stead

Our reporters cannot be everywhere.

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

Overton still free of foot and mouth disease

Despite over 800 new cases of Foot and Mouth Disease being reported across the country since the end of March, Overton is thankfully still free of the disease.

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Sponsored cycle ride in aid of the Millennium Window

Now is the time to get the bike out of the shed, dust it down, pump its tyres up, grease the chain and take part in what promises to be a great way to raise funds for St Mary's Church Millennium Window. The event will be held on Saturday 19th May, starting from St Mary's Church between 9.00am and 10.00am. The route will take you around the Deanery past all twelve churches. Phil Humphreys, who is organising the event, said: "If people find that is too much for them, they can just see how many they can visit". The Millennium Window, which is costing 7,400, will consist of five stained glass window ovals in the Lady Chapel window. If you would like to take part or sponsor someone, send your e-mail Phil at:- info@overton-on-dee.co.uk

Photograph with the Famous

This month we feature Myra and Vince Worthington with Sir Patrick Moore in 1987.

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Slow response to Quick Quiz

Dear, oh dear, oh dear. Out of a potential readership of 1000, we received only two responses to our quick quiz competition - and sadly they were both incorrect.

Answers to QUICK QUIZ

Comedy Night

Overton Amateur Dramatic Society's performance of Sonata in B Flat , by Peter Wilson, is described as a light hearted comedy set in the mid-eighties, following the life of the Evans family. This Spring production tasks place in Overton Village Hall on May 10,11 and 12, at 7.30 pm. There is no matinee performance.

by David Burton

It's 22 years since I first met Frank Wingett when he set out to raise money for diagnostic equipment for Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Frank had been suffering from throat cancer since 1976 and by the time of his untimely death in 1988 he had undergone 10 operations and countless hours of radiotherapy at Christies hospital in Manchester. He started by raising money for diagnostic equipment and by 1985 had raised over 93,000.

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Police File
by Paul Wycherley, Overton Police

Many of you will have seen the recent activity of Traffic officers in the village yet again enforcing the speed limits. Despite previous articles, it is disturbing to note that the majority of those caught driving at excess speed are residents of Overton!


News In Brief

  • The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be held from 2nd July-8th July, when Overton will again be hosting overseas visitors. Carol Dykes, who is helping with the hospitality this year said: "We are looking for someone to assist in placing competitors (even if you are not able to take anyone into your home) and also for host families to welcome one or two (or even more!) visitors into their own home." If you can help in any way, please send an e-mail to Carol at: - info@overton-on-dee.co.uk Details of the Eisteddfod can be found on the Web at:- www.international.eisteddfod.co.uk
  • A warm welcome is extended to Lee Reece who recently opened her equestrian and pet supplies shop in the High Street and also to the owners of the Ancient Raj Indian Restaurant and take away at Bangor Road. We wish them every success.
  • Congratulations and best wishes to Rhian Farley, who will be 21 years of age on May 13th, from Mum, Dad and Eleri.
  • It is with regret that we announce that Mary Rogers (Mold), Richard Hooper and Jenny McNally have passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to their families and relatives.