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Editorial Winter 2018


As this is my final editorial a few thanks are in order. As they say on Strictly Come Dancing, “In no particular order” (pause for 8 seconds before continuing)–

  • to my friends and colleagues on the CACN committee who have encouraged and
    supported me throughout. It has been a pleasure to have worked with them all these
  • the contributors, all of whom have made the editorial job most enjoyable. I have always
    enjoyed reading their submissions
  • my friends who have regularly forwarded me “jokes” to be used a fillers. I could not
    include all that were sent on grounds of unsuitability for family reading!
  • the volunteer team who freely donate their time to deliver the magazine to so many
    households throughout our parish
  • everyone who has so generously donated money over the years to CACN thus enabling
    it be a “free” community magazine. Not forgetting the anonymous donors
  • Esme and all at the Kings Arms who host our meetings and have been so generous in
    their financial support
  • Lucy Clarke who has been co-editor recently. Her assistance has been most welcomed
    and appreciated
  • printers (past and present), copy-editor and proof readers for ensuring not too many of
    my typos got through to final copy.
  • everyone at Crich Post Office, the loaf and the Glebe who have always supported our
    publications and fundraising.
  • all who have CACN donation boxes on their premises
  • I could go on, but generally thank you all for your support and kind words of appreciation
    in saying how much you have enjoyed reading CACN.


In this issue there is the well deserved Community Award to the Crich firefighters who always support our community so well. Also a piece on the conclusion of the WW1 project which was made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has been one of my most satisfying activities during the past few years. The new 2018 Roll of Honour looks wonderful. Special mention must go to: Steve Ferguson-Swaine for its design; Keith Fretwell for the framing; Tim Murfin for the printing. The Roll is on display at the Glebe.

There have recently been two most generous donations to CACN. One from the Kings Arms and the other from Tim Murfin who donated all the printing costs of the Roll back to the magazine.

Ending as per usual on a flippant note. I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only over sixty years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get monthly payments. I have my own place to ‘hang out’. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant and I don’t have acne.


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