WITH the preponderance of malicious ‘fake news’ on social media, and the terrible pandemic impacting on us all, then the idea of pulling off a light-hearted April Fool’s prank is no longer very appealing. However, in calmer times the Hedon Blog (HU12 Online) has never shied away from the odd trick or two.
Because of the ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and particularly the need to protect those at high-risk from the effects of the virus, the following events have been cancelled…
Friday, May 8 will see VE 75 activities at 3pm which is the time that Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced ‘Peace in Europe’ in 1945. On Market Hill in Hedon, a series of VE 75 events are planned including a brass band, singers, dancers and World War II re-enactments. There will be a 1940’s fancy dress competition for children. St Augustine’s Church will be hosting special VE 75 exhibitions over the weekend set up by the Hedon Museum and the Hedon Women’s Institute.
THE NEW SEASON 2020 at HEDON MUSEUM starts on Wednesday 4 March with an opportunity to learn about a proud maritime tradition on the Humber. Hull-based United Towing Co. Ltd. was the leading towing and salvage company in the UK at the peak of its 70-year history. That history will be reflected in model ships and other displays during the Museum’s opening exhibition from March 4 until April 18th.
Charity Comedy Night including Kelli Taylor and Lois Mills. Raffle with lots of prizes and fish and chip supper. At the Hedon British Legion. Friday 21 February 2020. Doors open 8:00pm – Showtime at 8:30pm. Tickets available £15 from Sue Downs Fish and Chips shop, Market Place, Hedon.
HEDON HANDBELL RINGERS. OPEN EVENING at Hedon Methodist Hall. On WEDNESDAY MARCH 25th at 7.15pm to 8.15pm. See a typical rehearsal evening and have-a-go yourself. Always looking for new members!
Interested in photography? Bring your cameras and have a go at five photographic challenges at Hedon Viewfinders on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon. Starts at 7pm.
**PERFORMERS – HOLDERNESS – HALF TERM OFFER!! ** TRY IT OUT OR BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE! If you’re looking for something new or if you’ve been thinking of joining us, now would be a great time as this week you can come along to one of our weekly sessions and join in for free!
Model ships, vintage cameras and 1970’s memorabilia will feature along with traditional artworks at exhibitions on display at Hedon Museum during its 2020 season from March to November.
Get your entry forms in for the Hedon fun dog show “Scrufts”. The Haven Arms, Havenside in Hedon will once again host Scrufts, the town’s Dog Show organised by Hedon Town Council. The event is the 4th Scrufts organised by the council and proves a popular event each year. The dog show will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 11am in the marquee at the Haven Arms.
POSTPONED “Riding the Stang” – Hull Folk Collective Perform at St Augustine’s Church, Hedon – Sat 4 April 2020
The next LIVE PERFORMANCE event at St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon is “Riding the Stang”. This unusual history of Hedon and the surrounding villages is told in contemporary narrative, utilising eyewitness accounts and newspaper reports along with traditional and new folk songs. “Riding the Stang” is written and performed by the Hull Folk Collective.
Do you, or anyone you know, live in Hedon or the surrounding area? An event is being held to look for potential volunteers at the Dove House shop in Souttergate, Hedon on Friday 7th Feb 2020 from 1pm – 3pm. “If you have a passion for books or vinyl records we would especially like to meet you. Just pop in and find out more.”