For detailed history of Nonington visit Clive Webb's The Old Parish of Nonington.
The village is central to some excellent walks and heritage trails. Our own historic church was built over 900 years ago. Fredville, St Albans Court and Knowlton Court cover much of the land surrounding the village. The villages of Barfrestone, Goodnestone - where Jane Austen used to stay, Eastry where Lord Nelson was a guest at Heronden House and Broome Park, the home of Lord Kitchener, are just a few miles away.
Link To Nonington School Website
Nonington in Bloom
The January meeting was held at Southdown Cottage, thanks to the hospitality of Barbara and Barry Rampton. Matters discussed included ideas for summer planting, when the spring flowers are finished. It was announced that we have been awarded a generous grant by the Parish Council, helped by Barry Rampton`s excellent brochure. This will help greatly with the buying of plants, seeds, compost etc. for the existing beds around the village. Our thanks also go to the NVE for their help and support in donating funds last year which enabled this exciting project to get off the ground. It was agreed that the displays would benefit from more colourful summer plants to make them more visible and increase the impact. We have two new planting sites, one of daffodils, at Butter Lane cross roads, the other of primroses at Mill Lane. Our thanks go out to all our loyal volunteers who donate both their time and money to our cause, we couldn`t do this without them. Ideas for more sites were discussed, but this would require help from new volunteers. If anyone is interested, please contact Di on 841651 or Barry on 849112. The proposed fund raising BBQ will be held on Sunday April 19th. Details will be finalised at the next meeting and publicised in March. The next meeting will be on March 11th at 11am at Store Cottage.