August Bank Holiday Monday Open Gardens 2022

Our village Open Gardens has been running for 30 years, and this year was led by High Street residents Nick and Joy Gravestock – who also provided live music for much of the afternoon at their venue, as seen below with Joy on violin and Nick on guitar: Again this year our Open Gardens was …

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Platinum Jubilee Review – Saturday 4th June 2022 – Party in the Park

The evening Packington Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park on Saturday 4th June 2022 was another major village event. The wind was a little wearing, with blankets and thick coats in evidence, but a large circle of gazebos and tented windbreaks had quickly sprung up in a ring, focussed on the live music in the …

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Platinum Jubilee Review – Friday 3rd June 2022 – Packington Tree-planting

A small gathering of thirty people saw the Platinum Jubilee Oak planted in the new North-West graveyard, together with a commemorative plaque. This marked the start of what the village hopes will be the first of many trees planted in this Jubilee year. It will form a response to the Queen’s wish for a Green …

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Platinum Jubilee Review – Thursday 2nd June 2022 – Packington Rounders & Beacon Lighting

Over forty participants played a Rounders Tournament from 7 pm – and really enjoyed this typically English game. Each game lasted 30 minutes. Teams with a mixture of youth and experience played, some slogged the ball for miles, others put in massive amounts of energy but missed completely! A sizeable crowd supported the games. Encouraging …

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Big Breakfast 2022 – Saturday 5th March 9am to 1pm

Many of us think this is THE major village event, each year bringing village folk together for a memorable occasion. Many of us enjoy the breakfasts, but also enjoy helping with the event as volunteers. This year Debbie Hamilton is organising, and will be delighted if you can assist, and happy too if you can …

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Duck Races – Major Excitement on Bank Holiday Evening !

Bank Holiday Monday – 30th August 2021 – saw intense excitement at the annual Packington Duck Race, when the coulmn of leading ducks stalled at the last ten metres of Gilwiskaw Brook – slowed, then reversed by a strong breeze from the South! Duck Steward Chris Miles had been following the leaders, and using his …

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Packington Celebrates VE Day 75th Anniversary

An album of 13 images, showing the “VE Day 75th Anniversary Photos” is available on our Packington Post Facebook page The unusual “lockdown” situation prevailing meant that residents had to be socially distanced, at least two metres apart, and to stay at home as much as possible. Our pictures in the Facebook Album reflect that …

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Photo Album of Wesley’s funeral cortège through Packington on Friday 1st May 2020

See an album of photos on the Packington Post Facebook page here On 1st May, Packington Village turned out at 3pm to bid farewell to Wesley Ewing, a highly popular village stalwart over decades. His funeral at Bretby was restricted by current virus-control rules to only 10 people, but his funeral cortège left Charity Farm, …

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Goodbye to Wesley – Friday 1st May 2020 at 2:45pm – farewell procession through our village

Wesley leaves Packington on Friday 1st May 2020, and village folk have the chance to bid farewell on his way to his funeral at Bretby. We aren’t allowed to attend there due to current restrictions, but with social distancing we can all take part by lining the route as his cortege leaves his home in …

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Village Community Litter Pick – THIS Sunday 8th March 2020

Meet at Memorial Hall at 10 am Expect a short brief and choice of areas Hi-Vis and bin bags provided Please wear suitable footwear and gloves Just 2 hours at most – when it’s done, it’s DONE Complimentary hot drinks (and chatting !) at the Hall when we finish As well as our village centre, …

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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 15th March 2020 – Road Closures

The Aldi “Ashby 20” is a 20-mile road running race through Packington on Sunday 15th March 2020, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm. Full details can be found here on the Ashby 20 website …

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