Old Beckworthian’s Easter Bike Race Today

I trust you all have had a wonderous Eastertide and are in truly good lockdown spirits, if so apologies for being the bearer of bad news. I would have enjoyed nothing more than asking you to spectate at Beckworth School’s 17th century velodrome this afternoon for the annual cycle race meeting of the institution’s alumni.… But sadly Covid restrictions mean the race will take place behind closed doors with no cheering hoards in attendance. At least it will be better than last year where we attempted to hold the race “virtually” with all cyclists riding in their gardens and monitored by computer cameras and those blessed smart phones…
It wasn’t the greatest success, results were questionable at the least, video images blurred and no medals were given. As you will doubtless remember the highlight of the afternoon in previous years, The Class of 1942′s “Penny Father’s competition”, has been replaced by a Class of 1952′s “Penny Father’s competition,” which admittedly last year was a disaster due to drunkenness and the copious use of profanities. Here’s hoping for better luck this year… We are expecting about a dozen old boys and masters to ride their vintage high-wheeler Penny Farthing bikes, all aiming to win the Rt Hon Alvin “Toffee Smuggler” Lewes Cup. Let’s hope next year you will all be able to attend and cheer us on. Yours Sir T.T. “Wonky” Windsor. President. Beckworth School Old Boys

Be A Happy Eater This Easter, Have An Egg In Your Kebab

Showing the one you love you care is what Easter is all about. Don’t be a fool and give them stale hot cross buns or cheap chocolate eggs, have a kebab delivered instead… We’ve now even added boiled egg as an Easter garnish. We will deliver all you need for Easter, safely through your letter box, and for the lowly price of £39.99 per kebab (including delivery). Or you can pick up in person, but wear a mask and keep your distance… Stay well, stay home. Khristos Knossos, Knossos Kebabs

Traditional Good Friday Service & Annual Multi-Faith Sportsday

Hello my flock. Happy Easter one and all. I’m pleased to announce that today’s Good Friday service, and all our Easter services, will take place in the graveyard to comply with the latest Covid laws. Today will also see a partial return of Beckworth’s annual Multi Faith Good Friday open day at the church. Hosted every Easter in recognition of the day our Lord was “put to sleep” then “rose again” we celebrate how all faiths, whether they believe in God or not, can come together to share a love of competitive sports and finding cream- eggs around the church yard. This year due to restrictions we can only allow a limited amount of attendants all of whom must keep 2 metres apart, and none can hunt eggs… Also some games will be banned, such as the multi-faith three legged race. So no matter your faith, if you’ve been vaccinated and have stayed in a bubble please come along and join us… May the Lord be with you. Yours Rec V Knutsford, St Faiths