Village Web Site Forum

Joan M. Tindale
Saturday, January 16, 2010 23:22
Sutton Post Office
Now we don't have a Post Office in Cowling, on behalf of my Dad (87) I wish to thank Sutton Post Office for help and kindness always shown to him. Thanks, Joan.
Vivien Hotte
Sutton Post Office
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:27
Thankyou very much for your comment Joan. It means an awful lot to Chris & myself. I love our elderly customers. They may need a little extra time...But , hey, I might be one some day ! ,-)
regards, Chris & Vivien
Dawn Stebbings
Thursday, January 21, 2010 18:18
I would just like to add to Joan's comments that I too always receive a very warm welcome and jolly banter whenever I go to Sutton Post Office. All the staff are always ready to help and they serve the community of Sutton with cheery smiles come rain or shine! :-)
Basil Simonenko
Sutton in Craven
Sunday, January 24, 2010 03:32
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Bruce Walker
Sunday, January 24, 2010 07:12
Hello Basil,
My name is Bruce Walker and I now reside in Victoria, Australia and have done for 9 years now. I previously lived in Sutton for 36 years, eek! am I really that old!! Oh dear, birth cert says yes!!
I was back in the village last March and had a wonderful time catching up with people, and the village itself. As Sutton does'nt have a wine growing region I chose the next best thing and indulged myself adequately in the Public houses scattered around the place, giving an even distribution of funds in return for liquid refreshment. As my home is now Australia, all good things must come to an end, I returned to the sun, sand and surf.
There are many people who grew up in the village who now live elsewhere, scattered around the world, from Glusburn to Auckland. They all have there own reasons for leaving the village or seeking out a new life. For these girls and boys once of the village this great web site keeps us in touch with who we are and where we came from. I myself regularly click on the favourites list and hit the link to my old home.
The Gallery is always a fav of mine, then onto the forum to get a feel for the heart beat of the village, the good things and the things that concern people, but it's the people from the village that are speaking in real time, many of whom I know or know of. The forum is a great place for the village to interact on village issues, history, events and also personally to catch up with old friends. For me it's a great site to check out and see how some of the topics unfold. "Out of towners" like Andrew Monkhouse are entertaining and bring a sparkle every now and again, We Victorians can't knock Adelaide too much.....Andrew, we might have the F1 but you have The Barossa valley!! Even though us "out of towners" are out of town we still are drawn back home with the help of cyberspace.
I don't often post on the forum unless I feel I have something to contribute or say. I had noticed there had been some subject matter recently removed from the forum and from following the topic I felt that was probably a good move from the webmaster. I and everyone else unfortunately only got to read one side of the story as it unfolded, your postings Basil. I am not here to judge who is right or who is wrong. I Know from experience that there are always two sides to every story. As with your last posting here Basil there is always two sides to every story but we hear only one. There obviously seems to be some conflict between you and the Post Office which has grown from a mole hill into a mountain. It seems to me you are purposely trying your best to involve as many people as you can with one side of a story. I am not taking sides on this matter just reading one side of a story and making an observation. I feel that this fab forum is not the place for personal issues such as this. The many people who visit this site I feel will tend to agree. In my day we would talk it through man to man, if it escallated we would sort it out man to man although the latter was always my preferred way standing only 5'7". Shake hands and get on with our lives. My second observation is you are new to the village and weather a new or old villager you may be alienating yourself from a percentage of the village on this quest.
Please dont take my comments out of context, I am not here to judge you or the post office or point the finger at anyone. As I have already stated, I cannot and would not make a judgement on one side of a story. This is purely feedback on your postings. My advice on what I have read is try and sort out your differences quickly and effectivley hopefully with an amicable outcome and move on with life.
My final observation is that I feel this type of subject matter is best left out of the forum Basil, It can have a negative affect also. Anyway mate I thought I would pass on my thoughts and observations and hope for all concerned that there is an adequate outcome.
Well enough of this crap, it's time to go surfing! especially when yer 46.......Yes 46 year olds can do still surf!! 100% effort, no comment on the quality!!
Liz Kildunne
Sunday, January 24, 2010 08:03
Basil - please just let this drop. You are just creating more and more trouble and ill-feeling. If you want to post accusations against individuals do it on your own website, not on the village forum which Paul so kindly provides for the benefit of us all. Thankyou Bruce for your extermely wise words. Enjoy the surf.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sunday, January 24, 2010 20:56
Actually Bruce, Adelaide used to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix when I first arrived here in the early 90s, but the Victorian Premier at that time, Jeff Kennett nicked it off us a few years later, the rascal!

I must say though, every time I travel to Melbourne I am in awe of the public transport system there, particularly the tram system. It has to be THE most efficient in the world and Iíve travelled to many countries over the years and nothing comes close to it.

With regards to the bulk of your post about the lad from London, I have read every comment he has made on the Sutton forum, plus his recent ramblings on Facebook. What was it Ned Kelly said when the noose was around his neck just before the trap door opened? ďsuch is lifeĒ

p.s. coincidentally Bruce, I ingested a bottle of Barossa Shiraz yesterday evening whilst watching the sunset over the ocean, itís tough living here but someone has to do it!
Stephen Bielby
Sutton in Craven
Monday, January 25, 2010 13:51
Sorry Basil I did not see your comments but all I can say is that personaly I feel that as a village we are very lucky to have quite a few shops including a chemist.

Most of the villages in England are loosing their post offices and ours serves the community very well.

As per what Bruce is saying I agree if you have a grievence with the village post office sort it direct and dont turn the forum into a moaning site. The other option is to go elsewhere if you are not happy with a particular service the village offers -Cross Hills has a post office as well.
Sue Morgan
Kings Arms
Monday, January 25, 2010 17:55
By don't change Bruce. You write like you speak!!! Lots!!! Who am i to talk of course.!! Sorry that when you were here last year it was under sad circumstances, and that we never got chance to catch up. I hope you will be back soon and i MAY buy you a pint...but there again i'm a Yorkshire woman......a half do???? Steve and i are still looking after your Uncle Joe xx

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