Witham Staple cover designs from past issues

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This page includes a selection cover designs from recent past issues of the printed magazine.  These images are reproduced here with the permission of The Witham Staple and should not be reproduced without that permission.

 

The different designs that appear each month on the front cover of The Witham Staple are a distinctive feature of the printed magazine. The pleasing fact is that the pictures have been produced specifically for that purpose by people who live in The Witham Staple villages. We should like this to continue to be the case and so are inviting submissions from any of our readers who feel inspired. You may choose any subject that might be appropriate to the purpose.

 

The design must measure 12.5 cm by 12.5 cm. It must be on white paper and in black ink or ballpoint pen. It must be your own original work — freehand and neither traced, copied nor computer-generated.

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Front Cover of Past Editions of Witham Staple Magazine:

July / August 2017

“Bygone High St Bassingham” by Paul Hubbard.

A Carlton le Moorland Spring Show Witham Staple cover design competition entry.

 

June 2017

“Scarecrow” by Grace Hickson, age 9.

A Carlton le Moorland Spring Show Witham Staple cover design competition entry.

 

May 2017

This month’s front cover is “Easter Rabbit” by Poppy Morris, age 8.

A Carlton le Moorland Spring Show Witham Staple cover design competition entry.

 

April 2017

“Scarecrow” by Daniel Robertson Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2016 for 8 to 11 years.

 

March 2017

"Spring lamb amongst the daffodils” by Paul Hubbard

 

February 2017

by Oliver Robertson Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2016 for 12 to 15 years.

 

December 2016:

"Partridge in a Pear Tree” by Paul Hubbard

 

November 2016:

Avro Lancaster Bomber by Micah Wilding

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2016 for 7 years & under.

 

October 2016:

by: “Spooky goings on” by Paul Hubbard 

 

September 2016:

"Down the Fen" by Brian Beeden

July / August 2016:

"To the Beach" by Paul Hubbard

June 2016:

“Scarecrow time” by Paul Hubbard

May 2016:

"Lily of the Valley" by Paul Hubbard

April 2016:

by Lucy Davis Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2015 for 12 to 15 years.

 

March 2016:

By Toby Ward (Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2015 for 8 to 11 years).

 

February 2016:

By Daniel Robertson (Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2015 for 7 years and under).

 

December 2015:

"Christmas Robin" Ipad art by Paul Hubbard.

 

November 2015:

 

"Lest we forget" Ipad art by Paul Hubbard.

 

October 2015:

"Hallowtide" by Christine Forster

 

September 2015:

"Ride & Stride" by Paul Hubbard

 

July / August 2015:

"The Village Show" by Paul Hubbard

 

June 2015:

"Where is my pretty hat" by Christine Forster.

 

May 2015:

"For George" by Paul Hubbard.

 

April 2015:

by Alice Ward Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2014 for 12 to 15 years.

 

March 2015:

by Celia Davis Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2014 for 8 to 11 years.

 

February 2015:

by Daniel Robertson Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2014 for 7 years & under

 

December 2014:

"Santa's Workshop" by Paul Hubbard

 

November 2014:

"Conkers" by Paul Hubbard

 

October 2014:

African Violet by Bunny Allport

 

September 2014:

From the archives. Artist unknown

 

July / August 2014:

“At the Beach” Artist unknown

 

June 2014:

 

"Cygnets" by Paul Hubbard

 

May 2014:

 

"Blue Bells" by Bunny Allport

 

April 2014:

 

"April Showers" by Paul Hubbard

 

March 2014:

 

"Best in Show" by William Davie

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2013 for 8 to 11 years.

 

February 2014

 

 

“Butterflies” by Lucy Davis Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2013 for 12 to 15 years.

 

December 2013

 

 

Christmas Window by Paul Hubbard

 

November 2013

 

“Pumpkin” by Henry Saunders (Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2013 for 7 and under)

 

October 2013

 

“Poppy” by Bunny Allport

 

September 2013

“Magnolia” by Bunny Allport

 

July 2013

 

“Oligarchs only need apply” by Christine Forster

 

June 2013

 

 

"Scarecrow" by Elliott Ditton

 

May 2013

 

"Sitting on the fungus" by Christine Forster

April 2013

 

 

“Dalmatian” by Ciara O’Beirne

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2012 for 7 years & under.

 

March 2013

“Country Life” by Lucy Davis

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2012 for 8 to 11 years.

 

February 2013

This month’s front cover is “Man's best friend” Sam Carlisle.

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2012 for 12 to 15 years.

 

December 2012

 

This month’s front cover is “Seeing in the New Year”.

 

 

November 2012

 Walk in the Woods” by Christine Forster.

 

October 2012

This month’s front cover is The Royal Oak”.

 

September 2012

 

 

“Getting in the Harvest” by Paul Hubbard.

 

July / August 2012

 

Stapleford Wind Pump by Paul Hubbard.

 

June 2012

 

 

"A Cherry Blossom Tree” by Catriona Lee age 7.

 

May 2012

 

"A walk along the new path” by Paul Hubbard.

 

April 2012

 

 

“Busy Summer Garden” by Esmee Bridge

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2011 for 7 and under.

 

March 2012

 

 

“Butterfly” by Yasmin Stamp.

Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2011 for 7 to 11 years 

 

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February 2012

 

 

 “Sunflower” by Bunny Allport

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December 2011

This month’s front cover is “Christmas Candle” by Bunny Allport

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November 2011

 

“Robin” by Caitlin O'Bierne 
Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2011 for 12 to 15 year

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October 2011

 “Wisteria” by Bunny Allport.

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September 2011

“A window box”.

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July 2011

 

“Summer time” by Sophie Coulson. 
Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2010 for 12 to 15 years

 

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June 2011

 

“Honey Bees” by Georgina Spray. 
Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition 2010 for 8 to 11 years

 

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May 2011

 

“Delphinium” by Bunny Allport.

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April 2011

 

“St George” by Paul Hubbard.

 

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March 2011

 

“With Lincoln in View” After Roy Fisk.

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February 2011

“Cyclamens” Artist unknown.

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December 2010

 

"Christmas Tree” by Oliver Robertson, the winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 7 years and under.

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November 2010

 

"A Robin" by Anon.

 

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October 2010

 

"Halloween" by Alistair Drummond

 

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September 2010

Front Cover of Magazine:

 

“Preserving” by Brenda Cooper.

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July 2010

 

“Village Show” by Anne Drummond.

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June 2010

“Scarecrow trail” by Anne Drummond.

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May 2010

 

 

“Smiling flowers” by Harriet Berrington-Hughes.

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April 2010

 

 

 

This month’s front cover is “Derelict Farm” by Brenda Cooper.

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March 2010

 

This month’s front cover is “Village Church” by Georgina Spray. Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 8 to 11 years..

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February 2010

This month’s front cover is “Winter Scene” by Kimberley Atkin.

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December 2009

This month’s front cover is “Three Wise men” by Brenda Cooper.

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November 2009

This month’s front cover is “Fish” by William Monaghan. Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 7 years and under.

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October 2009

 

This month’s front cover is, “Kicking Leaves” by Paul Hubbard.

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September 2009

This month’s front cover is, “Back to school” by Paul Hubbard.

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July 2009

 

This month’s front cover is, “Gone for an ice cream” by Paul Hubbard.

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June 2009

 

 

 

This month’s front cover is, “Cygnets in June” by Paul Hubbard.

 

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May 2009

 

This month’s front cover is, “Swallows fly in” by Paul Hubbard.

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April 2009

 

 

This month’s front cover is Sunflowers by Mrs B Cooper.

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March 2009

 

 

This month’s front cover is, A frog on a leaf by Emily Usher. Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 12 to 15 years

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February 2009

 

This month’s front cover is: A snow scene by Jean Britnell

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December 2008

 

This month’s front cover is, A nativity window by Paul Hubbard

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November 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is  a boat by Oliver Robertson. Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 7 years and under.

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October 2008

 

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September 2008

This month’s front cover is of a wild hedgerow.

This month’s front cover is of a wild hedgerow by Paul Hubbard

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July 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is Lapwings and Golden Plovers by Paul Hubbard.

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June 2008

 

This month’s front cover is Spring Lambs by Paul Hubbard.

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May 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is by Christine Forster and her Grandson Tyler.

 

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April 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is by W.C. Graham "A dream of Summer".

 

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March 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is by Emily Usher - winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 12 to 15 year olds.

 

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February 2008

 

 

This month’s front cover is by Scarlet Rowland - winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 8 to 11 year olds.

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December 2007

 

 

This month’s front cover is a Christmas welcome. By Jan Morgans

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November 2007

 

This month’s front cover is of a Train by Oliver Robertson. Winner of The Witham Staple cover design competition for 7 years and under

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October 2007

 

This month’s front cover is of a wild hedgerow.

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May 2007

 

A Pair of Geese, by Jean Britnell

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April 2007

Aubourn Clock Tower, by Sylvia Soulsby

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March 2007

The Lychgate St Mary’s Church Carlton le Moorland

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February 2007

Alice De Mooy

Witham Staple Cover design winner in the 12 to 15 year age group.

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December 2006

by Jan Morgans

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November 2006

By India Moore. Witham Staple Cover design winner in the 8 to 11 year age group.

 

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October 2006

By Georgina Spray, Witham Staple Cover design winner in the 7 and under age group.

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September 2006

 

Vulcan Bomber By: Paul Hubbard

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July 2006

The Red Arrows By: Paul Hubbard

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June 2006

by: Paul Hubbard

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May 2006

By: Timothy O'Brian

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April 2006

by Paul Hubbard

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March 2006

By Paul Hubbard

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February 2006

by Thomas Hubbard. Design winner in the 7 and under age group.

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December 2005

Carol Singers by Paul Hubbard

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November 2005

 

By Georgina Wiltshire -

Witham Staple Cover design winner in the 12 to 15 age group.

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October 2005

By Martha O'Brien - 

Witham Staple Cover design winner in the 8 to 11 age group.

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September 2005

Heron and Bulrushes by Jean Britnell

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July 2005

Scotwater Bridge, by Jan Morgan

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June 2005

Holly Cottage, Stapleford by William Clarke-Graham.

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May 2005

Norton Disney Church by William Clarke-Graham.

 

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April 2005

 

 

by Jean Britnell.

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March 2005

 

By Tom Atkinson of the Aubourn Clocktower.

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February 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Nicola Baddon, who won the class for 8- to 11-year-olds in the Witham Staple Children’s Cover Competition last August. It shows Orchard House, Aubourn

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December 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal cover picture is by Jan Morgans.

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November 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Georgina Wiltshire, who won the class for twelve to fifteen years in the Witham Staple Cover Design Competition for Children.

 

The Witham Staple Cover Design Competition for Children

Winners:

    Seven years and under                     Thomas Hubbard

    Eight to eleven years                       Nicola Baddon

    Twelve to fifteen years                   Georgina Wiltshire

Congratulations to these young people. Their designs will be used for the cover of The Witham Staple over the next six months. [WS Sep 04]

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October 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Thomas Hubbard, who won the class for seven years and under in the Witham Staple Cover Design Competition for Children.

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September 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brenda Cooper showing a view of High Street, Carlton le Moorland, looking south towards the Old School

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July / August 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brenda Cooper showing a view of High Street, Carlton le Moorland, looking towards Sands Lane. Used Again in July 2007

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June 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brian Beeden showing a view from Links Lane, Newark Road, coming into Bassingham. Used again as cover picture in June 2007

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May 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brian Beeden and showing a view from Folly Lane Norton Disney.

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April 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paul Hubbard showing the sorry remains of Carlton Barn Farm.

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March 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Martha O’Brien, who won the class for ages 7 years and under in The Witham Staple cover design competition.

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February 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Jessica Haywood, who won the class for ages 12 to 15 in The Witham Staple cover design competition.

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December 2003 / January 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jean Britnell. Let’s hope we do get a chance for some sledging and fun in the snow this winter!

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November 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Billie O’Brien, who won the class for ages 8 to 11 in The Witham Staple cover design competition.

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October 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Tom Atkinson, who lives in Aubourn. It shows The Royal Oak public house, Aubourn.

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September 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jan Morgans [who lives in Carlton le Moorland] showing St Peter’s Church, Norton Disney, seen from the field to the east of the church.

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July / August 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brian Beeden showing Bassingham High Street looking west towards the church, with Hall Wath and the Old Manor on the right. Perhaps that’s you with your shopping bag...

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September 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Dr. Osborne Johnson (1941) showing St Peter’s Church, Norton Disney

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April 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stapleford Church by Dr. Osborne Johnson

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