It is with great sadness that The Kibworth Band announce the death, just short of his 101st birthday of their President Jack Perbedy. As we wrote in the Chronicle this time last year as he celebrated his 100th birthday, Jack was a Kibworth lad who never forgot his roots. In gratitude and appreciation of his musical start with the Kibworth Band, where he rose from player to conductor in a short period of time, he became a lifelong supporter of Kibworth and many other local bands.
Coming to terms with loss and adjusting to life without someone can be a daunting and difficult task. As part of our ongoing bereavement care, E.C. Gilbert Ltd, Funeral Directors, hope to help people cope with overwhelming feelings, including loneliness or isolation and assist the people in our community in rebuilding their lives.
We are told the future of cricket is city franchises. Like Brigadoon, the fabled Scottish village that appears every hundred years, they emerge each season pulsating with artificial colours, canned music and manufactured fun. Then, having achieved maximum monetisation in minimal time at major venues, they revert to the form they take for the other eleven months of the year – a WhatsApp group. At the other end of the permanence scale is Kibworth CC, who played host to the first county game in its 110-year history on Tuesday. This district of Harborough in Leicestershire comprises Kibworth Beauchamp (population 5,433) and Kibworth Harcourt (population 990). It is a place so typical of rural England that in 2010 a BBC history documentary told the story of our entire nation using the narrative arc of Kibworth’s development. In recent years, its growth has been a double-edged sword. As Kibworth’s Wikipedia page stated, ‘new housing continues to be built, causing periodic controversy.’ But it remains a village in feel and outlook if not population.
Below is the new logo and the new name for Kibworth Grammar School Hall, which reflects the joint working between the Parish Councils, the library and the hall and combines the logos and aspirations of all three organisations.