Tunstead bells to ring out

On Sunday 11th November, the Bells of St. Mary’s Church, Tunstead, will be rung by a group of local bell ringers. The group will be led by Aubrey Forster, who restored the bells in the 1990s.

The church bells are only rung in “full circle”; that is all of them rung, on special occasions.

Tunstead War Memorial, circa 1920

Tunstead War Memorial, circa 1920

Sunday, being the commemoration of 100 years since the cessation of hostilities of the First World War (The Great War), was chosen as a mark of respect for all those who died during the conflict. The bells will be rung around 3:00pm.



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Tunstead War Memorial

It is a great honour to announce that the Tunstead War Memorial has been given “Grade 2 Listing”. The listing was awarded as the structure is of historical significance to the people of Tunstead. It is also timely, given the commemoration of 100 years since the cessation of hostilities of the First World War.

Due to its significance, the war memorial has been cleaned and the names of the fallen have been restored in time for the 11th of November commemoration event.

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Defibrillator Demonstration

Chris Oakes, the Parish Council Chair and local First Responder has set up a defibrillator demonstration session.

The demonstration will take place at The Horse and Groom. The next session will be on THURSDAY evening of the 23rd August), at 7:30pm. If this session fills up, another session could be run. Note: This is a change from the evening initially advertised. As the trainer will be on first aid duty at Norwich football ground, on the Wednesday.

Here is what it might look like

Tunstead and Sco Ruston residents came together and very quickly raised sufficient funds for the purchase of a defibrillator which will be housed in the redundant telephone box opposite the primary school. The telephone box will soon be refurbished and made ready to receive the new machine.

The device is simple to use, and it guides the user on what to do. Any member of the public is entitled to use the machine in the case when someone’s heart stops (cardiac arrest). However, to give you confidence in its use come along to the demonstration session, and see a training system in use. Chat with first aiders about its use. So when you leave the demonstration you will be clear on how and when its use will be the most effective.

It will be helpful if you could let Chris know which session you will be attending. Please call him on 07909835514, or you could simply click the button below to register your interest. No forms to fill in online.

So press a button or call Chris – 07909 835514.

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Wedding Dress Through the Ages

The Tunstead Village Hall Committee and Parish Church of St. Mary’s, Tunstead, are teaming up to host a wedding dress display. There will be a display of wedding dresses through the decades. The festival will also present flower arrangements showing the style changes from the 1940s through to 2010. There will also be photographs of Tunstead residents on their big days! We’ll be offering a ploughman’s lunch for sale during the event.  Please come along and support Tunstead Village Hall and Tunstead Parish Church.

The festival is being held  on Saturday to Monday, 25th – 27th August, 10:00am – 4:00pm, at St Mary’s Church.

On Sunday 26th August at 4:30pm, the Revd. Liz Jump will be leading a celebration of wedding music chosen by those married in Tunstead Church.

The church is located at:
Church Corner,
Church Lane,
NR12 8HU

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