Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world

Farewell Earith Storykeepers

A nurse putting an arm sling on a child

This was a monthly themed event where the children explore and relive historic situations, or visit different parts of the world, or have talent nights ..
It was aimed it at Primary School children…

25th January 2012 Earith Storykeepers

Robert Burns portrait.

Storykeepers had our own version of Burns Night:
Guests are piped in by bagpipes to take their places at the dining table.
A Grace written Robert Burns was read.
The supper should begin with a soup course, but we skipped that!…

14th December 2011 Earith Storykeepers

A donkey's head.

It was a very long journey of about 100 miles.
I had the donkey to ride on but Joseph had to walk.
We had to go because of the census. Bethlehem was the town where Joseph was born and we went to be counted.
It was a bumpy road, but the little donkey didn’t give up…

23rd November 2011 Storykeepers

Escaping soldiers lined up on the beach at Dunkirk.

1940 and England is at war with Germany.
Well, we still need to earn our money and people still need fish to eat, so we had better carry on fishing.
Later we hear that everyone with a boat – however small – needs to report for duty.
We quickly learn that our troops are cornered in France at Dunkirk…

28th September 2011 Storykeepers

Good crop of rosy red apples.

When ‘harvest’ is mentioned, people tend to think of combine harvesters and also that not many people are  involved in actually harvesting crops.
But in the old days most people within a village would have been working hard to bring in the crops.
Harvest doesn’t just mean the wheat crop but all sorts of things, including apples, nectarines…

11th July 2011 Storykeepers

A frog.

At the Pondlife Party we had a strange collection of things, including a Moorhen, Frogs and a Bullrush!
After having a lot of fun with pond games we looked at the number of amazing things you get in an old pond…

22nd June 2011 Storykeepers

Wounded soldiers being bandaged.

In 1854 amidst the disease, filth and badly injured soldiers entered a lady called Florence:
She did an extremely difficult job caring for those soldiers, cleaning and bandaging their wounds, feeding them and being with them…

25th May 2011 Storykeepers

Fergus, our crow puppet, as Mr Big the Gangster.

We called this event: ‘’Bugsy (Leave) Me-alone’ It’s 1929 and what was Bugsy trying to do? (Do the right thing – not join the gangsters) He was being bombarded from all sides by Mr Big who runs the show around here and Dusty Dirty Rat who ran another gang. When we want to do the right […]

23rd March 2011 Storykeepers

Duncan's ears just about visible in the window.

Duncan, our friendly (puppet) Donkey, has mysteriously disappeared from his field, but fortunately there were some clues:
a turned over water trough, a hole in the hedge, tyre tracks…

16th February 2011 Storykeepers

Ali as an A.R.P. Warden.

We joined the ‘Local Defence Volunteers’ or ‘Homeguard’ as it was known as. Oh yes, and we also had some trouble from the A.R.P. Warden as well…
Captain Montgomery and Sergeant Wimpey had a difficult decision to make when they had to defuse an unexploded bomb…