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A celebration causes trouble in the village of Thrush Green…

A major, double celebration is planned in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green: the village school is in its centenary year; and exactly a hundred years ago, one of the village’s most notable residents founded a mission school in Africa.

But the preparations are beset with problems – Winnie Bailey’s health is not what it was; the new headmaster doesn’t appear to be entirely right for the job; and there are mixed reactions to the fundraising appeal for the mission school.

But when the big day arrives, there are more reasons for celebration than anyone anticipated…