Website updates

Update 26.11.19 – We try to update the website at least weekly. To reduce the number of posts we are now having a w/b date and will add updates under that week as they are done with the newest at the top, so there will be just one update post  a week, so please check back for additions. Hope that helps!

Please send info on events, news or information updates to me via the Contact Us page. You can also phone with info or drop written articles/information/posters addressed to KingslandLife into the Hen Box at Westmead, opposite the school.

Many thanks – Sally

w/b 2nd December

Kingsland News online – link on the home page

Latest News – continuing updates on the closure of Lugg Green Road by Day House farm – will update with Twitter posts from Balfour Beatty as they do them.

St Michael and All Angels – December Services updated

Methodist Chapel – December services updated

PC news story added re: Lugg Green road closure


w/b 25th November 2019

Planning Applications – 2 approved

Memories from the Past – new article – My First Bike and the Tour de A4110

Messy Church Dec 1st – in Village Diary and on St Michael and All Angels page

History/Bibliography and Historical Documents – new online research resources at bottom of the page.


Kingsland Oral History Project/History – a new conversation added with Doreen Beaman who was brought up in Moss Rose Cottage and The Lion pub (now Lion House near Shrublands).

Home page – Kingsland School are collecting The Sun’s Books for Schools vouchers – poster on home page.

Planning Applications – 1 approved


Memories of the Past/History – we’ve added a transcript of a conversation with Harold Gough, the Cobnash Wheelwright who was born in 1896 and died in 1987.  He recalls his memories of living and working in Cobnash and Kingsland while talking to Jean Scott.


Urgent message re telephone fraud scams from Leominster Police Safer Neighbourhood team in Latest News

New photos in the Photo Galleries/In The Parish  – ‘Other Historic Pictures from Kingsland’ and ‘Kingsland Old Timers’


Memories from the Past – new article from Eric Wall about his childhood in Kingsland before WW2

Parish Council – the parish clerk has added the agenda for Tuesday’s PC meeting and minutes for the previous meeting on the Parish Council Meetings page

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust – looking for a new Treasurer – on their page and in Latest News

Photo Galleries – new picture in Other Historical Photos – a cattle market at St Mary’s farm

History – Bibliography and Historical Documents – a picture of a coffin bill from the Jubilee Wagon Works, then also undertakers, dated 1943



What’s Happening/For Sale and Wanted – request to borrow a working mini cassette dictaphone/recorder

Photo galleries – Other Historic Photos – new photos added

Other useful Stuff/Rivers and Flooding – page updated with live feeds from the Lugg and Arrow automatic gauges as well as the River Teme at Leintwardine added.



Planning Applications – 2 new

Village Diary – new event in November – Kingsland Primary School iSing Pop at the church; poster also on home page

What’s on Nearby/Other Useful Stuff  – Stork Club fundraiser based on ‘Call the Midwife’ in Leominster

History – People from Kingsland – new article about Eric Wall

SMAAAK – ‘Churchfitters’ event on December 14th cancelled

Latest News – Change to rubbish collection days over Xmas and New Year


History/Bibliography and Historical Documents – we have added four new documents

  • Parish Magazines from March, November and December 1874
  • Kingsland School 1846-1996 150th Anniversary booklet



Our Photo Galleries (under In the Parish) have always contained a lot of old photos but we have added a lot more…..

  • We have a new album – ‘Kingsland Postcards’ with 45 historic postcards kindly lent by Malcolm Sampson
  • ‘Other Historic Photos’ has new photos we have been lent
  • ‘Kingsland Old Timers’ also has new additions

If you have any old photos taken in Kingsland Parish we’d love to add them to our Photo Galleries. Contact us via the Contact Us page or call Sally on 01568 708839