b'small hut to act as a dressing room etc, and this wasto tease the bees with a stick. She was very lucky transported to the field and later to the existing playingthat Guy Flint heard what was happening and ran to field. It was sold on when the new Pavilion was built. Irescue her. Her siren suit had several bees in it, but believe it is still in use after 52 years. she escaped being stung, luckily.When Mr Sefton was negotiating with Lord Halifax1960 saw us all back at Wilton and I became I was a member of the Playing Field Committee. Theinvolved with the Cricket team, as Secretary. Bishop field had been laid to grass for many years, and it wasWilton was a very busy club, and played in 7 or 8 cup decided to clean the land by cropping it. I believe itmatches, also Saturday League games, and Sunday was corn one year and potatoes the next. It was thenmatches each year.decided to go out to tender for levelling and formingI also was on the Church committee, and became a cricket pitch, a football pitch and a tennis court. AtTreasurer, but had to hand over to Miss Jennifer that time I was at Linton-on-Ouse, and the AgriculturalMegginson when we were posted to Singapore and Contractors Mitchell and Struthers were workingPenang. I was also Treasurer for the Parish Council. there. I asked them to tender, and as they were by farIt was during this time that the Council sold several the cheapest they were awarded the work. This washundred loads of chalk from the pit up Worsendale carried out while I was in Aden. Mr Rivis supervised,Road for foundations etc for the Electric Grid on York and as a result Wilton has the best playing field in theroad [near Grimston Bar roundabout]. This eventually area. provided the cash for street lighting in the village.Teddy Cook and his wife Ruth came to live at NoI returned from Singapore in 1968, but was posted 17 at the same time as we arrived at No 16. Teddyto Newcastle, then to a small island called Masira. kept bees behind the hedge separating his gardenFinally I was posted to Leeming Airfield as Depot and ours; I think the bees took a fancy to me as I gotSuperintendant. This ended my living at Bishop Wilton stung every summer. One incident occurred whichas I obtained a bungalow in Ripon. I was at Leeming could have been dangerous: Ann, who was only 4for 10 years until retirement. I now visit David two or or 5, somehow got into Cooks garden and beganthree times a year, but still retain my love for village life.School Pig ClubExtracts from the Bishop Wilton School LogMay 16, 1941 Two young pigs obtained for school Pig ClubJuly 13, 1942 Two pigs sent to market at York for Bacon Factorylater received cheque for 14.11.0September 7, 1942 Two young pigs purchased for school at a cost of2 guineasBricks: Look Closer!Wendy GildingT here is more to bricks than (initially) meets the eye.Presumably, the lighter and wider strips result from Small diagonal marks made when the bricks werethe contact with other bricks and the narrower strips laid one on top of the other to drythese impressionsrepresent the spaces between the bricks in the kiln are called skintling marks. where the effect of the heat was greater.Kiss marks are blotches or stripes where the bricksSource Cambridgeshire Magazine April/May 2004have rested against each other in the kiln, causing colour variation.Smiles are a sort of creasing effect on the surface of the brick made during firing.If bricks are made of pure clay, they will distort in the kiln - sand is the usual added ingredient. The mixing used to be done by treading the clay, but in the mid-1800s horse-driven pug mills were invented.A number of the old bricks in our garden are definitely distorted, so perhaps the sand supply ran low at the Bishop Wilton brickworks at times.130 BULLETIN 9'