Manea Connect

From the Chairs...

As you will have read in Manea Matters 63, this issue covers four months to take us over the winter and to bring us in line with the seasons. Issue 65 will cover April through to June inclusive, so please start thinking about any articles, which you would like to submit.

This isn’t a Christmas issue but we are acknowledging the annual event with the History of Father Christmas (P15 & P16) – some interesting facts about our favourite elderly gentleman.

We are privileged in Manea, to be on the flight path of the migrating Whooper swans and to hear them calling to each other as they roost at night. See P8 for news from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Welney, which emphasises just how important the Ouse Washes are for migrating birds.

A decision was taken, at our meeting in October, to drop Manea Connect as a title – to avoid confusion – so we are simply Manea Matters from now on. Please note the change of website address to 

With every good wish to all our readers from us all at Manea Matters (not forgetting Jan and Steve) for a Healthy and Happy 2020. As well as a big thank you to all of our volunteer Deliverers.

Dianne Rowe & Pete Townrow
Co-Chairs, Manea Matters