Sad news I’m afraid….RSPCA came to see him today and decided he ought to see their vet, when they picked him up (in a swan carrier) they said he didn’t weigh very much. The intention was that he would be taken to a bird sanctuary to recuperate. However, Paul Blyth received a phone call this afternoon and it seems that Percy was in quite a bad way – elderly, arthritic, and possible kidney failure. They said it would be best if he was put to sleep, so Paul agreed.
Percy had been in the village for over 2 years now, and he certainly brightened us up with his colourful plumage, we will miss him.
Sally Blyth sent this note regarding our colourful resident, he has not been well for about a week now, and the RSPCA have visited to check him over….
Just wondered if it is worth putting about Percy on the website? People may have wondered about him. The RSPCA have asked to be kept in touch. As he doesn’t seem able to fly very high, we might ask them to collect him and take him to a sanctuary for his own safety. We wonder if he has been hit by a car as he holds one wing down. It isn’t broken though. He has spent the last few nights on our patio table.
We are trying to keep him in the garden but he might escape!
If anyone sees him wandering around the village, looking unwell, would they please let Paul and Sally know. Thank you.
After Mrs.Betty Hodgson moved to Church Farm House she soon became involved in village life. She was a valued member of the church often doing the flower arrangements. As President of Honingham Womens Institute, and a member of the darts team, she invited members to her house where they spent many happy afternoons playing tennis and having cups of tea and cake. Many parisheners have fond memories of their children having lots of fun in the swimming pool on the games afternoons. We also enjoyed walking round the garden and viewing the snowdrops. Table Tennis was another of her interests and she was a very good player. She will be remembered with affection by the people of Honingham.
former member of Honingham Women’s Institute
Sad news, resident of many years Mrs Betty Hodgson passed away yesterday at her nursing home. Susan Grant has more details; the funeral is probably next week.
Thank you Maureen for sending this photo of a beautiful – and extremely rare – Turtle Dove which visited your garden earlier this week. Have a look at the Doves in your garden Honingham residents….it might just be this beautiful Turtle Dove!!!
EDP has announced that the Food Hub has been granted LDO status
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