PMHV Travels in Time

A brand new feature of google maps allows people to see the street view at different periods in time. We have been very fortunate that the car taking the pictures went through Packington in 2009, as the hall was being re-built. So now we can see the hall being reconstructed into the modern events venue that it is today:

Not only is the building work visible but a closer look at the picture shows the original sign from the 1959 building that was kept and is now incorporated into the main entrance of the new hall, just look up when going through the front doors.

We’re very fortunate that this year has seen further expansion of the hall to create a new storage area for equipment which will allow for more village events to take place, this is scheduled for completion in the coming weeks.

Packington Duck Races

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, or are they ducks quacking? The annual spectacular that is the Packington Duck Race returns once again this bank holiday Monday, 27th August, at 6pm. Tickets are available from members of the village hall committee, £1 buys you one entry to one of the three races – no need to bring your own duck!

Or why not enter the customised duck race? Bring along your own creation and race it down Gilawiskaw Brook to see if you can beat the others to the end!

As well as the races there will also be a barbecue (weather permitting) offering hot food and soft drinks, so lets hope the stunning weather we’re enjoying holds out!