More Songs from the Shows – Saturday 17th May 2014

The Bluecoat Singers are really looking forward to supporting Normanton Holy Trinity Church with their “More Songs from the Shows” Concert at Packington Memorial Hall on Saturday May 17th. “Bluecoat” were founded more than 50 years ago, staging performances of light opera and singing in concerts and shows across the East Midlands, frequently raising money for …

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Shabby takeover at our Bull and Lion ?

Guest contributor Wally Instrall writes: To Readers of Packington Post, and hopefully The Ashby Times . I would like to express my utter disgust at the shabby way in which Marstons, the brewers, have treated the incumbents of the Bull & Lion. Mandy and her team had started to revive the pub, were succeeding and had gained …

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Bull & Lion: – Great Food again from Saturday 2nd November 2013

We are to start serving Great Food again with a special new menu Launch on Saturday evening 2nd November 2013.  We had to stop serving food on 17th October, for 2 weeks – sorry. Unfortunately our Halloween party is off, cancelled due to the new menu launch.  However, we will be holding a launch party …

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Illustrated Talk & Wine Tasting – Wed 6th November 2013 7pm at Ashby Manor House School

Ashby-born Katie Jones, whose family lived in Packington, will give an illustrated talk about her life as a wine producer in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Katie left Ashby to live and work in France, later bought a vineyard, and then through sheer hard work made her  “Domaine Jones” label stand for …

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PHS Horticultural Show – Trophy Winners

Saturday 7th September 2013 saw a spectacular Packington Horticultural Society Show,   one of the finest and best attended PHS annual shows that any of us can remember. This has been a really good summer, and the quality and range of exhibits was outstanding. Many thanks and congratulations to all who entered. Angela Parry of …

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Bull & Lion is Open again – from Monday 19th August 2013

  Our village pub and restaurant, the Bull & Lion, is open again today Monday 19th August 2013, with a bright new management team headed by Amanda Mulholland. Tuesday’s Quiz Night will go ahead – please support this event! You will notice a new much brighter Quiz room – Amanda’s team have been cleaning and …

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