Welcome to our March Newsletter
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Here's a pub quiz question for you. Who was Constance Penswick Smith?
Constance is the person generally credited with the revival of Mothering Sunday after it had fallen by the wayside by the middle of the 19th century. She was born and died (of tonsillitis, no less) not a million miles from where I am sat at this moment, in the Nottinghamshire village of Coddington. If you are sending, or receive, a card on the 14th of this Month then you can thank Constance. However the tradition itself may well go back to the March feast of the Roman Hilaria, the Mother of Gods.
Are looking for something interesting to do with Mum this month? Why not bring her along to the folk club to see Phil Beer? Phil is a world class musician, whether playing with of Show of Hands or touring solo, as he currently is, on his String Theory tour. An excellent introduction to the genre for any one who hasn't been to one of our concerts before.
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