Bourton & District

Latest News

3 August 2020

This page will be updated frequently with the latest news, new quizzes, poems, etc and more so please check back regularly to keep in touch.

All submissions and suggestions for publication will be gratefully received.


The situation is constantly changing! Keep up-to-date with the The Third Age Trust's latest advice by following this link coronavirus advice.


This week's quiz on "Some History and the Moon" together with the answers to last week's quiz can be seen by clicking the link in the right-hand column.

All quizzes are anonymous. Priority is given to the publication of quizzes submitted by members but, if necessary, a new quiz will be selected from the internet, usually a free one published by Ken’s Quiz Co.


When the coronavirus lockdown struck us out of the blue in March 2020, we asked members to help us to provide a new source of entertainment and interest by submitting Short Stories, Poems, etc and stories of their experiences during this extraordinary period under the heading of ‘Living History’. We are grateful to members for their contributions which remain available for re-reading, or for new members to see, by clicking on the links in the right-hand column.


Andy Lewis has just put some new photos on the Nature Continues page.


The next Monthly Committee Meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom, a week later than usual, on Monday 10 August at 10am.

AGM 2020

Our AGM is now scheduled for 28 October 2020 and remains subject to confirmation. Further details are be shown on the Events page and will be updated as and when we know more - please check back from time-to-time.


The August issue of the Bourton Browser has now been published and is being delivered to every house in the village - it's in colour this month for the first time!

... and FINALLY:


In a crazy kind of way... this makes a little sense!! Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home!

This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they'd receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.

They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education.

Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.'s and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, plus an exercise outdoor yard with gardens.

Each senior could have a P.C., a T.V., radio, and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to. Since they're older people in the rooms, fewer guards would be required thus - saving the taxpayers millions.

The "criminals" would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised.

Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.

Live in a tiny room, pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.