Adderbury Contact April 2017

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Volume 40, No. 3 April 2017

Val Scarff receives her award from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Story on page 7

On Sunday 23 April 2017, Thomas Bishop will be running in the “Virgin Money London Marathon.” He is fundraising for Katharine House Hospice and is hoping to raise around £2,000. If you would like to support him, please visit his Virgin Money giving page at: You can also leave a donation with Sue at the Pump House Garage, Adderbury. All donations, however large or small, will be massively appreciated and will help towards his goal of raising £2000 for this amazing local charity.

ADDERBURY COMMUNITY FOOD MARKET THURSDAY 13 APRIL 6.00 PM TO 8.00 PM The Institute, The Green, Adderbury OX17 3NE. Adderbury’s own not-for-profit food market is a volunteer run event with the aim of bringing a wide selection of local food to the village. There’s vegetables, meat, breads, cakes, chutneys, yoghurt, locally distilled gin, fresh ground coffee, and more. At every market a sumptuous hot meal is available (with a vegetarian option) together with a licensed bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks. So why not come along to


Proceeds from the market are given back to the local community by way of grants. In the last few months’ grants have been made to Adderbury Guides, Christopher Rawlins School, Lucy Plackett Activity Centre, and Adderbury Party in the Park. KATHARINE HOUSE HOSPICE At the April market, we will have a stall for Katharine House Hospice giving details of their forthcoming events and work. The market will be giving £1 to the hospice for every customer who comes along to the April market. • £1 can provide tea and biscuits for a day for a hospice patient. • £2 pays for art supplies for a therapeutic art session. • £5 provides a hearty homemade meal from the hospice kitchen. So please do come along to the market and at the same time help to raise funds for our local hospice.



DIARY APRIL 2017 1 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11.00 am - 12.00 noon 1 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30 pm 4 Gardening Club - Church House - 7.30 pm 4 Adderbury Annual Parish Meeting - Methodist Hall - 7.30 pm --- see p. 35 5 Photographic Society - AGM and monthly topic “Cemeteries” - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho 7.30 pm 6 Adderbury WI - “My Life as a Wimbledon Umpire” - Julia Freeman - Institute - 7.30 pm 7 Cine Club: showing Eye in the Sky (2015) - Institute - 7.00 pm 8 Lakes Working Party - 9.00 am 10 Last date for copy for May Contact 12 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 13 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2.00 pm 13 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening Institute - 6.00 - 8.00 pm see p. 2 19 Photographic Society - Workshop ‘Creative Use of Flash’ Simon Lutter - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30 pm 23 Adderbury Bowls Club Open Day - Come and try your hand at bowls - 2.00 - 5.00 pm 24 Adderbury History Association - AGM and Phil Mansell “Three men of Adderbury” Methodist Hall - 7.30 pm 25 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30 pm 26 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 26 Adderbury Parish Institute AGM - 7.30 pm - Villagers and Institute users are all invited. Light refreshments available. 27 FOSMA Poetry Evening - Church House - 7.30 pm - tickets Trish Fennell 811059 --- see p. 35 28 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30 pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 29 FOCAL Quiz night - The Bell - 7.00 pm --- see p. 21 30 National Gardens Scheme - Placketts and the Old Vicarage gardens open – 2.00 - 5.30 pm

MAY 2017 2 Gardening Club - Church House - 7.30pm 3 Photographic Society - Presentation by Mary Spicer “Astro Photography” - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30 pm 4 Adderbury WI - Institute - 7.30 pm 6 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11.00 am - 12.00 noon 6 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30 pm 10 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 10 Last date for copy for June Contact 11 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening Institute - 6.00 - 8.00 pm 12 Cine Club: showing A Bigger Splash (2015) - Institute - 7.00 pm continued on page 4

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MAY 2017 15 Adderbury History Association - Barry Smith “The Restoration of Stowe Gardens” Methodist Hall - 7.30 pm 24 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 26 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30 pm - details Nick Fennell 811059

30 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30 pm

COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. You will be very welcome at both these venues. LIP-READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10.00 to 11.30 am at The Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast on 01869 338637. KNITTING FOR REFUGEES group meet every Monday from 2.30 to 4.00 pm in Methodist Hall.

ADDERBURY AND MILTON FEOFFEE’S CHARITY Grants are available for school leavers going onto further education, university, or apprenticeships. The criteria for students is that they must have lived in the village for three years. The deadline each year is 1 January, and grants will be awarded at the end of February, after the meeting of the Trustees. Each application will be assessed individually and confidentially by the Trustees. Application forms are available from Mrs. Margaret Clinkard, 31 Deene Close, Adderbury. The Assistance Fund is a long-established fund within the Feoffee Charity. It is there to help when times are hard. We cover all age groups, young and old, and can offer help to all who have lived in the village for a period of three years or more. To apply for help, please request a form from: S. Peissel, Church Farm Stables, Milton, OX15 4HH 11. Charlotte Holmes SEEKING STEWARDS FOR DAY OF DANCE Seeking stewards (men or women) for the road closure of High Street on the Day of Dance, Saturday 22 April 2017. The Parish Council obtained a licence to close the road. Can anyone spare an hour during the day to assist? Volunteers will be fully briefed and provided with a hi-vis jacket. If you can help, please contact David Griffiths on 01295 810002 or 07963 615701. e-mail David Griffiths

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LOCAL SERVICES ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES TEL: 810545  Tuesday 10.00 am to 12.00 and 3.00 - 7.00 pm Thursday 2.00 - 5.00 pm and 6.00 - 7.00 pm Friday 10.00 am to 12.00 and 2.00 - 5.00 pm Saturday 9.30 am to 1.00 pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday 9.30 am to 12.00 pm Friday 9.30 am to 12.00 pm ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES TEL: 367295  ------------ new hours -----------Monday - Saturday 7.00 am to 8.00 pm Sunday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Church House Methodist Schoolroom Anne Ransome 811229 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941 062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 Banbury Golf Club The Club 810419 FARMERS MARKETS Banbury 7 April 8:30 am - 1.30 pm Adderbury 13 April 6.00 - 8.00 pm Chipping Norton 15 April 8.30 am - 1.30 pm Deddington 22 April 9.00 am - 12.30 pm CONTACT TEAM Editors: Carda Traunero, Paul Ness All editors can be contacted via Diary and Advertising: Treasurer: Nick Fennell Barry Scarff Archway Cottage, Tanners Lane, 811059, Advert copy, artwork, & technical queries: Distribution: Karen Reynolds, Derek and Sandra Fearne April issue edited by Carda; May issue to be edited by Paul. Copy can be posted, left at the library, or sent by e-mail to the editors. The editors reserve the right to amend or edit any copy submitted for publication. Opinions expressed in Contact are not necessarily those of the Editorial Team. Submitted images should be 300dpi. While we always try to use images supplied, we cannot guarantee the reproduction standards of low resolution or poor quality images. By sending images to Contact you confirm your right to use these images. Contact holds no liability for images supplied by advertisers or as editorial submission that are in contravention of copyrights or licenses.




Rev. Stephen Fletcher, Vicar, 810309 Contact for weddings, baptisms, or other pastoral needs.

ST MARY’S, regular services: 8.00 am Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday each month) 10.30 am Informal, all-age service (1st Sunday) Parish Communion (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday each month) Morning Prayer (5th Sunday) 6.00 pm Evensong (unless otherwise advertised) 10.00 am every Wednesday: Holy Communion ST JOHN’S, regular services 9.15 am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES

10:30 am Rev. Lin Francis, 262602 For more details call 811139 or check the church notice board. HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE

Rev. Fr. Paul Lester, 01869 277630 10.00 am sung family Mass 12.00 noon traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday will be sung) Roman Catholic masses are also held every Sunday at 9.00 am at the Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kings Sutton. ADDERBURY QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, Horn Hill Road, OX17 3EW (gate labelled “No Dogs Allowed”). Correspondence Clerk - Judith Mason, 720900. Meetings for worship are at 2:30 pm on third Sunday in March, June, September, and December. Everyone welcome. The Meeting House is little changed since it was built in 1675 and may be very cold. Hot drinks and refreshments afterwards.

NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME On Sunday 30 April two Adderbury gardens (Placketts and The Old Vicarage) will be open from 2.00 - 5.30 pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme. Teas will be in Church House, with proceeds going to Katharine House. There should be a good show of spring bulbs and shrubs. David White, NGS Oxfordshire 6 6

HIGH SHERIFF OF OXFORDSHIRE AWARD GOES TO VAL SCARFF On the recommendation of our Parish Council, one of the 2016/7 High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Awards for contributions to community life in Oxfordshire has been awarded to Val Scarff. Val has lived in Adderbury for over 50 years, and soon after arriving in the village she became involved with the village pre-school playgroup and became Chairman of the Banbury Branch of the Pre-School Playgroup Association. In the ensuing years she continued to be very involved in the community. In 1977 she was a founding member of Adderbury Theatre Workshop which continues to thrive today. She is an accomplished pianist and has been the musical director for countless pantomimes and cabarets. She is also organist in St. Mary’s Church and is much valued by the church community. For the past 11 years Val has organised the Annual Village Garden Party raising considerable funds for the church over this time. She was a School Governor for Christopher Rawlins School where she also worked for 25 years. To raise money for the local library she put on talent shows with talent from the village, both children and adults, which were a great success. In the 1980s Val started the “Children Singing for Children” project. This idea spread across primary schools in Oxfordshire, culminating in a concert at The Albert Hall with schools from all over the country. All this from a lady who loves her village and is motivated by wanting to see others happy and see children attain their full potential. Val was a member of Adderbury Parish Council and served as Chairman in the 1990s. She has been involved in various Royal Jubilee celebrations and suggested Adderbury have a big village party to celebrate the millennium of the founding of the village in 1995 a great success. Needless to say, she was involved five years later when we celebrated the millennium in 2000. In 2010 Val set up FOSMA (Friends of St. Mary’s Adderbury), a charity run by volunteers to raise funds to help maintain the fabric of the church. It arranges events throughout the year, concerts, jazz in the garden, poetry evenings, talks, etc.; fun events enjoyed by churchgoers and nonchurchgoers alike. Val, despite her recent health problems, has not stopped her efforts. Last year she decided that Adderbury should celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in June so got together a small committee of willing volunteers to organise it. The result was a wonderful day when the High Street was closed to traffic, with street parties for children and the old folk, a fancy dress parade, and so on. The whole village was involved, and a good time was had by all. Without Val’s efforts we could have missed that. Having done so much for our village over many years, Val is very deserving of this award. Congratulations Val!

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Our February meeting was originally listed as a talk about ferns. Some changes were made, and I am sorry for the confusion. Heather bought along examples of ferns, begonias, hederas, and pelargoniums, but most of the talk was about pelargoniums. Fibrex Nurseries Ltd. is a Their National Collection status was made official family run business in in 1987 and has over 2,500 species. They will have a special 30th birthday display at Chelsea and the Honeybourne Road, Pebworth near Malvern Spring Show. They also hold the National Stratford on Avon. Collection of Hederas (ivy), 360 species, and ferns, Heather Goddard-King, who of which 114 are named in their catalogue, and also a married into the family eight years large collection of Tuberous Named Begonias. ago, came along to talk about the Quoting from their catalogue “The botanical name collections of plants they grow. of the plants featured in this section is Pelargonium. We do not use the name Geranium at all, although they are often incorrectly referred to as this. The name Geranium rightfully belongs to a group of hardy herbaceous plants native to GB, Northern Europe and North America”. At Kew they have eight collections of these “cranesbills” which include 400 species. Heather brought a wonderful collection of flowers from each of the four main groups, Zonal, Regal, Ivy-leaved, and Scented-leaved. These half-hardy shrubs were first collected in South Africa so must be protected from frost. A cool greenhouse, conservatory, a spare room, if you have the space, or a window sill are suitable. Cuttings can be taken; some will keep blooming through our winters if kept indoors. The scented-leaved varieties are used to flavour cakes, ice cream, drinks, and sorbets. The volatile chemicals in them create lemon, orange, rose, mint, and pine tastes and aromas. The flowers have a starry, pretty, dainty appearance. The Regal pelargonium is most colourful with all shades, feathering of petals and frilly ones like the pink and white “Birthday Girl.” A purple-black with red edges is named after “Lord Bute” whose family have kept it going for many years. A newer cultivar is “Monty’s Magic;” its upper petals are deep feathered wine/cerise, and the lower ones are a soft lilac deepening towards the edge. “Yale” is a deep crimson Ivy-leaved pelargonium, and another mauve pink is “Le France,” still the most reliable plant in all hanging baskets and containers. Have you tried it planted straight into the border as a filling or edging plant? It becomes the most amazing flower cover ever. The newest Zonartic pelargonium, which has taken 31 years to develop, will be officially released at Chelsea. It is the yellowist yet to appear and it is called “Rushmoor Amazon.” After a wonderful presentation and answering our questions, a vote of thanks from our Chairman was warmly applauded. Barbara Talbot Notes for your diary: 4 April - Chris Day will talk about “The A to Z of Foolproof Gardening” 25 April - visit, by member’s cars, to Aston Pottery Garden to see the tulips - 2.00 pm, from Church House 2 May - AGM followed by wine and nibbles - £12 membership due at AGM 20 May - Plant and Cake Sale - Church House 10.00 - 12 noon. Donations of plants, cakes, bread, biscuits will be gratefully received.

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ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY MEETING 2017 The February meeting saw our secretary Phil Mansell pressed into action with the non-arrival of our speaker. Phil brought forward his April talk on “Three Men of Adderbury� and, without notes and only a power point presentation, entertained a large audience. His first prominent man was William Cole, born in Adderbury in1626, the son of the master at the village Grammar School. He left Adderbury for New College Oxford in 1642, and at the time of his graduating in 1650 he was a notable figure in botanical studies. After Oxford, he lived at Putney where he became the most famous herbalist of his time. Later he became secretary to Bishop Duppa, the Bishop of Winchester, and died in 1662. Eminent man number two was Charles Harris, born 1791. He and his family moved to Adderbury for his work. He was a violin maker living in the cottage next to the Bell. The violins that he made, and those which have survived to the present day, are described as of a very high quality sound. They also keep their note in changing temperatures and degrees of humidity. Phil treated us to the sound of a Harris violin with a video clip. It appears Charles Harris was an excellent musical instrument maker but was poor at managing his finances. He later became Lord of the Manor at Steeple Aston and built himself a new manor house, but this put him into debt. A scheme to sell the house and clear his debts still left him penniless. The third eminent person was C F Beeson who was born in Oxford in 1889. At school his best friend was T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). Beeson graduated in geology at Oxford in 1910 and then switched to forestry. From 1911 until 1941 Cyril worked for the Imperial Forest Service, and in 1913 he was appointed Forest Zoologist for India. In the late 1940s he and his wife moved to West View in Adderbury West. Here he started to collect antique clocks, many of which originated from the surrounding area, and in 1953 he became a founder member of the Antiquarian Horological Society. Beeson was a well published author. His first book was on The Ecology and Control of the Forest Insects of India and the Neighbouring Countries. Later he wrote many articles on clocks culminating in a book called Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400-1850 for which he is best known locally. In the early 1970s his expanding clock collection was given to the Museum of Science in Oxford. He died in 1975. Phil entertained us with the problems these people encountered and their achievements in widely different backgrounds and all without the help of his notes. Barry Davis

EVERGREENS Many happy memories was the theme for the meeting on 8 February when members had a lovely time each bringing many interesting photographs and telling tales of bygone days. On 22 February it was decided by members that Rhoda be made an honorary President of the club in recognition of all the work she had done since starting the club 38 years ago. Dot Hardy stepped down as chairman, was presented with an orchid, and thanked for her work. A representative from the new care home in Twyford came and gave a talk about the new home. The next meeting on 12 April will be a talk about Dr Barnyards and an Easter Bonnet competition, and on the 26th a quiz and bring and buy. Rhoda Woodward

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ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION GOES BACK TO SCHOOL Five members of AHA visited Christopher Rawlins Primary School on 9 February and spent 20-30 minutes in each of the Key Stage 2 classes, sharing their knowledge and memories of our school’s history. The children responded very positively, and the AHA members really enjoyed it too! Responses from Year 4 children: “So much better than reading things in books or letters! You don’t even know if that’s real … but if you’re talking to the person you know it’s real!” “There were separate schools - one for girls and one for boys.” “You can have more fun with people! They used to have pigs … they would grow them from piglets until they were big and fat, and then they’d eat them!” “It was fun …. Yeah it was really fun!” “There was a boy called Peter, and he had to take a horse to get new shoes, and then he was allowed to ride it back.” Responses from Year 5 children: “Our lady told us a really funny story!” “Our lady told us that they had a little wooden desk for two people, and it had a hatch that lifts up … where they kept all their stuff.” “I almost cried … almost!” (listening to the visitor talking about hosting evacuees during the war.) “That was really cool and really fun! That was probably one of the best history days ever!” Response from a very animated Year 3 pupil, who came rushing over to tell me: “I’ve just found out I used to live opposite Ken who was the headteacher … and if I asked my grandparents they would remember him!” Paula Kinch, Christopher Rawlins School Adderbury History Association is very grateful to the former pupils who came on the visit. They were Jean Moore, Ann Neal, Christine Shafe, and Audrey Smith. I was able to contribute some reminiscences from Rev Peter Dance (“a boy called Peter”), who could not come in person. The children had prepared some very good questions and were most interested in the answers. Some they found hard to believe (“Why didn't girls play football?” “Did you say an outside toilet??”), but conversation was animated in all the groups. We look forward to further contact with the school, and I would be very pleased to hear from other former pupils. If you would be willing to talk to the children on future occasions, or simply share their memories, do get in touch. Fiona Gow, Adderbury History Association (810903)

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ARC CELEBRATES THE TENTH THREE SPIRES CHALLENGE On Sunday 9 July Adderbury Running Club (ARC) hosts the tenth annual running event in Adderbury - the Three Spires Challenge. What is the challenge you may ask? Run or walk a half marathon; run 10K if you are 15 or older; run 5K if you are 11 or older; take part in one of our Junior Runs if you’re 4 to 10; or *new this year* we have a Junior Half Marathon Challenge for those aged 7 to 14 on the day. The Junior Half Marathon Challenge gives you the chance to complete a half marathon by running a mile or so per week (depending on your age: please see our website for details) before Sunday 9 July and then joining us on the day to run the final mile or 5K! To enter and to find out more details (including a checklist that you can download for the Junior HM Challenge), please visit If you have never run before, ARC can help you prepare for your first 5K run. If you have run before but need to get fit again, there is still time to get fit enough to complete a 10K run. To remove all excuses for adults so that you can rise to the challenge, ARC will offer free membership for the period 1 April to 9 July 2017. You’ll find that ARC members are a friendly group of runners, and you’ll get to explore the local footpaths and countryside. If you really cannot run but would like to help as a marshal, please contact ARC Race Director Matthew: Tony Gill & Jo Edwards, Adderbury Running Club

INSTITUTE COMMITTEE AGM Adderbury Institute continued to be a much used and valued community resource during 2016 with an increase in bookings over the previous two years. The flexibility of our on-line booking and payment system has made booking the Institute very easy, and users can now also control the heating themselves during their bookings. The Committee has faced a number of challenges during the year though, including a health and safety issue with our acoustic sound panels, for which the installer refused to do anything, and trading standards were about as useful as a chocolate teapot! Needless to say, the Institute Committee, therefore, had to bear this cost which put off other planned projects, such as the reinstallation of the hearing loop. The Institute AGM for 2017 will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. During the meeting, last year’s accounts will be considered, and a discussion will take place as to whether it is possible to maintain hire rates at the current levels in the face of increasing external costs. All villagers and users are invited to attend to have their say. We are also looking for volunteers to join our small committee which only meets around four times a year. Andy Green, Chairman, Adderbury Parish Institute



ADDERBURY SCOUT RECEIVES TOP AWARD A Scout at the 1st Adderbury Troop has achieved the top award possible for his age group. The Chief Scout’s Gold Award is the culmination of a young person’s four years as a Scout and shows true commitment and determination through a series of difficult challenges and tests. At the Troop’s meeting 14 March, in Adderbury Institute the North Oxfordshire District Explorer Scout Leader Janet Duxbury presented Ryan Moller (15) with his award in front of the Troop’s other members and Ryan’s parents. Ryan is a pupil at Warriner School. Janet Duxbury said, “Ryan is a great example to his peer group of what can be accomplished with commitment. It was a pleasure to present his Chief Scout’s Gold Award. This is something for him to be extremely proud of in the future”. Scout Leader Andy Green said, “Completing the Chief Scout’s Gold Award is a major achievement and will help Ryan stand out from the crowd when applying for a job or university place. We have seen all Ryan’s hard work working towards this award with true determination to succeed.” To pass the award Ryan completed a series of badges and took on various leadership roles, completed community work at Adderbury Lakes, undertook a village litter pick, went on an expedition in Snowdonia, learned various life skills, attended numerous camps, and attempted adventurous activities including canoeing, motor sports, and tobogganing.

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FORTHCOMING FUND RAISING EVENTS Saturday 29 April 2017 - Pub Quiz at The Bell, Adderbury, run by David and Aline Griffiths, and now a biannual event by popular request! Entry fee £5.00 per person and preferably in teams of four. Starts 7.00 pm. Saturday 20 May 2017 - Auction of Promises We run this every two years, and it is very popular so book early! Some fabulous promises for bidding! Saturday 8 July 2017 - Book Sale, Coffee Morning & Raffle at Church House from 10:00 am to 12.00 noon. Saturday 8 July 2017 - Meet the Author - John Julius Norwich at The Institute 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm. Tickets £10.00 to include a glass of wine. Free entry for accompanied children. Book signing. Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Meet the Authors - Angela Clarke & Harry Sidebottom at Church House from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Tickets £8.00 to include a glass of wine. Free entry for accompanied children. Book signings. Saturday 21 October 2017 - Posh Frocks Party at the Grange Manor, Adderbury. Tickets £20.00 per head; £35.00 per couple. Saturday 11 November 2017 - Pub Quiz at The Bell from 7:30 pm. Entry fee £5.00 per person and preferably in teams of four. Friday 17 November 2017 - Upstairs & Downstairs at Waddesdon A Waddesdon guide will talk about the Upstairs & Downstairs life at Waddesdon in Edwardian England. Church House at 6.30 pm Saturday 2 December 2017 - Festive Morning at Church House from 10:00 am with mulled wine, nibbles and a bumper raffle. QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 29 April, 7.00 pm, The Bell

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New Bowlers and Social Members always welcome. Membership Available: Bowling, Junior Bowling & Social (only £6 per annum). For further details contact: Roger Hack 01295 268565 or Club 01295 811118 Or pop along during club opening hours to have a look around Social Club Opening hours May – September

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ADDERBURY DEDDINGTON AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY The club meeting on 1 March was treated to a most fascinating talk by Robert Harvey titled “By The Sea”, accompanied by a display of what can only be described as “brilliant” photographs. Robert started by explaining his early childhood attraction to the seashore which in later life led to him becoming a Coastal Scientist. Great Britain has a coastline of 11,073 miles, but this depends upon which map scale was used; the larger the map scale, the more inlets and bays are recorded! His series of pictures of coastal features were beautifully composed and ranged from Sussex to Isle of Skye, and Lundy Isle to Norfolk. When visiting a coastal area or feature Robert planned well ahead, using tide tables and a “sun rose” (i.e., a chart showing sunrise and sunset at different times of the year). Cliff features at dawn and sunset were stunning and drew comments of admiration from his audience. Very clearly his successful photo trips were down to meticulously planning to coincide with the tidal situation, the sun positions, and lighting level on the date in question. The day of the year is important in using the angle of the sun to highlight certain features of places such as Lulworth Cove, Beachy Head, or Dunvegan Castle. The pictures of the Cornish coast, especially the cliff edge engine houses of derelict tin mines, were stunning in their clarity and composition. There was superb use of foreground, colour, and tone to create pictures we would all be proud to have taken. The second half of his talk covered man made features such as sea defences, military buildings, and lighthouses. Creative use of angle of view and light produced good shots of breakwater and old wooden groyne installations standing at odd angles, (needless to say, with the tide level in the correct position). More sombre and thoughtful were the derelict military buildings near Orford Ness, provoking darker thoughts of their purpose. Robert’s concluding pictures were stunningly dramatic shots of storms along the South Coast and the Gower Peninsular in the winter of 2013-14. Huge storm lashed waves engulfing the sea walls, and lighthouses almost overwhelmed by gigantic waves were especially dramatic. The membership showed their appreciation of his interesting, excellently illustrated talk with a loud round of applause. Answering questions he revealed that he always used a tripod. Always used AE and 100 ISO exposure setting, and often used N.Grad filters to slow the motion of waves and produce atmospheric mood shots. Paul Brewerton, Adderbury Deddington and District Photographic Society

NEXTDOOR ADDERBURY Nextdoor Adderbury has launched its local website for Adderbury residents to join. This is a pilot, and we need at least ten more people to join for this resource to become permanent for the local community. Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbours, and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbours to talk online. And it's free. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbours work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world. Please note you can hide your full address in the settings page when you join. Nextdoor has replaced Streetlife website which recently stopped running. Andy Willis, Founding Member

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JACK AND THE BRUSSEL STALK - ADDERBURY INSTITUTE JANUARY 26-28, 2017 Why JACK AND THE BRUSSEL STALK? - the splendidly inventive audio-visual intro from such luminaries as David Attenborough asked the same question as the audience. But when the cast includes Ivana Letoneoff, Ophelia Bottom, Princess Pitt, and Anita Bath, you probably know what’s coming - and for the best part of three hours we were entertained by Gary Leonardi’s lavatorial script (don’t worry mum, the kids won’t understand it (?)). A bit of variety would have helped - surely there are only so many laughs you can get out of passing wind and bottom-feeling. Having got over that - a joyous chorus of some 25 players promised us “The greatest night of our lives” before launching into the traditional plot with twists, spiritedly unravelled by narrator Elaine Bryant. Gary Leonardi’s dame this year, outrageous as ever, is Jack’s widowed mother Ophelia. He is living with his own mother, the inimitable Wendy Gardner making the most of some thin material in a dodgy East European Yorkshire accent (the ad libs were the funniest!). Then his son Jack, a great effort by the effervescent Becky Cheesman which kept the whole show moving, and Jack’s childhood sweetheart Anita Bath, who now cleans drains and is less than desirable - a lovely wistful performance from Alison Heath. Bizarrely the grotesque poverty-stricken widow is being lusted after by her iniquitous landlord Von Da Bra (get it?) who is prepared to forsake overdue rents in return for marriage. Melanie Cox was the night’s stand-out performance here - oozing evil and stirring up hate from the audience, and she was accompanied by her hapless henchmen (excellent idiots in Charlie Cox and Henry Taylor). The night was given a great lift with the appearance of 11-year old James Heath as a squirrel bemoaning, with very adult irony, that this was his third year in this role, and he wanted to be a baddie. Job done, he continued to delight the audience with his deadpan delivery. So to pay the rent, the cow (Pat - a great creation) has to be sold, wicked landlord kidnaps it to get his evil way, fairy godmother (lovely touch by Ashley Dwyer) saves the day with five magic beans - but next morning they produce a great Brussel stalk (more smells). Up climbs Jack into the Giant’s castle to join a strange EastEnders harpist (Su Hayter) and a hardworking Linda Leslie padding it out as the nutty Scot housekeeper Angus McCoatup. Jack returns to earth with gold and hen, etc, etc, etc, and finally we hear the Giant coming down the stalk - but not to worry he’s only a midget Giant (a well-cast James Taylor). He falls for Ophelia, prince finds his princess, Anita Bath cleans herself up and marries Jack, Von Da Bra becomes kind, and good triumphs over evil for yet another ATW year. The vibrant final chorus from Friends epitomised this great team performance, with the younger players being given more time to show their talents, not least a very “Yah” Hannah Marles as the prince. Director Jamie Cox - who can’t resist his unscheduled cameo, this time resplendent as a onesied Robbie Williams - thanked the cast and the unsung backroom team. The sets were simple and effective, especially the stalk, and as ever Gill Osborne’s costumes were fabulous - we loved the cow! We now look forward to the autumn cabaret to celebrate 40 years of this wonderful Adderbury institution - long may it last!

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KATHARINE HOUSE HOSPICE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: MIDNIGHT WALK 2017 Our eleventh Midnight walk will take place on Saturday 24 June. This year's theme is “Animals,” so bring your rabbit ears, slip in to a zebra onesie, or join your friends in a giant caterpillar. Whatever shape, size, or type of animal you choose, you're sure to have a memorable Midnight Walk! Before 30 April the "Early Bird" entry fee is £15. (£20 thereafter) Please sign up today to help raise money for your local hospice. Sign up at HOSPICE OPEN DAY - 12 MAY (2.00 - 5.00 PM) Drop in to the hospice on Friday 12 May from 2.00 to 5.00 pm for cake and a cuppa to find out more about what we do. Find out how you can get involved as a volunteer or fundraiser, or how you can refer someone to us. We hope you’ll be able to join us! For further information, please visit CALLING ALL KNITTERS! EASTER KNITS NEEDED This year’s Easter knits have been so popular we are now in need of even more. Our knitted ladybirds, chicks, and bunnies raised over £7,000 last year. If you’re a knitter, why not try your hand at making some of our Easter novelties? For more information and our knitting patterns, please get in touch or visit EDUCATION COURSES FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS We offer a range of educational opportunities including short courses, placements, and visits for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, care assistants, and students. We also run training sessions for our staff and volunteers. This year we have three courses available for those working in health and social care. The courses on offer are: “Introduction to Palliative Care for Health Care Professionals,” “Communication in End of Life Care for Health Care Assistants,” and “Introduction to Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants.” These courses are charged at a fee ranging from £125 - £200 and will be run at Katharine House Hospice. You can find out more information and book your place for any of the courses via our website, Alternatively you can contact Annie Essex on 01295 811866 or Chris Higgins, Communications Officer/Katharine House Hospice

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WI We enjoyed a very good members meeting and AGM in March, and WI Adviser Beryl Mann joined us to supervise the election of our next president. We were delighted that Diane Danton was elected President again, on a show of hands, for 2017-18. Also voted in were several standing committee members, then three new members, who we heartily welcomed. Regretfully, we lost two long-standing committee members whose presence will be sadly missed. Our Treasurer, Chris Shafe, presented the financial report, Bernice Mansell presented our activities annual report, and Diane Danton presented her address, giving thanks for committee support and welcoming new members. After refreshments of wine, soft drinks, and nibbles, and our raffle draw, Pat Smith demonstrated how to make spring cake decorations, providing materials for members to create their own designs. In April, we meet on Thursday, the sixth, when the subject of Julia Freeman’s talk will be “My Life as a Wimbledon Umpire.” New members are always welcome at The Institute on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm when they are assured of an enthusiastic reception. Further details are to be found on our website - - or by email or find us on Facebook via their search engine for Adderbury & District WI to see our page. Margaret Halstead, Communications Committee Member & Vice-President

SAFE AND WELL VISITS FROM OXFORDSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE Did you know that Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service offer free safe and well visits? Our firefighters will visit you at home to see what they can do to help you reduce the risk of fire. What does a visit cover? It combines a home safety check to help reduce the risk of fire in your home, such as checking and fitting smoke alarms and helping you make a fire escape plan. During the visit firefighters are able to provide advice and support to reduce any immediate risk from falls, fire, flood or power cuts. They can also provide advice on health and crime prevention too. You can request a visit online at or call our Community Safety Helpline on 08000 325 999. If a loved one or friend would benefit from a visit, please let them know about our safe and well visits. Do you have a fire safety concern or question? There’s lots of great tips and advice to help keep you and your family safer at home on Or you can call our Community Safety Helpline on 08000 325 999. Lucy Bates, Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service

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FOSMA Many thanks to everyone who came to our recent talk on Rhodesia/Zimbabwe - “The Gem of Africa,” and especially to Jill Reeve-Johnson who so kindly gave up her time for us. It was a fascinating and informative evening and raised £416, which was a fantastic result. The next event is the welcome return of our annual Poetry Evening which is on 27 April in Church House at 7.30 pm. This has become a firmly fixed event in our yearly calendar, hosted by Margaret Williams, and is always a most enjoyable and entertaining evening. Look out a poem or two to read on the evening (not too long please!) or just come along and listen. Tickets £6 from Trish Fennell 01295 811059 or or Val Scarff 01295 810386. Wine and soft drinks will be available to buy. On Thursday 25 May we will be welcoming the Aspirata Vocalis Choir from Copenhagen - they are particularly keen to perform in St Mary’s Church so put the date in your diary. We’ll be publishing more details when we have them. Our next couple of years are going to be busy ones especially as we now know that the cost of repairing the tower of St Mary’s is going to be in the region of £400,000. FOSMA will be hoping to contribute £30,000 or more, and we already have lots of ideas for events over the coming months. We ’ll need the support of the whole village more than ever and will keep you informed of events as they unfold. Look on the village website and our own website If you would like to become a Friend of St Mary’s, please contact our Membership Secretary on - he’d be delighted to hear from you. Trish Fennell ADDERBURY PARISH COUNCIL ADDERBURY ANNUAL PARISH MEETING at the Methodist Hall, Adderbury Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7.30 pm

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Introductions and Apologies To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 April 2016 Matters arising from the Minutes Presentation from Angharad Orchard, Chief Executive at Katharine House Hospice Chairman's Report The Parish Council’s Budget and Funding Planning Matters County and District Councillors Reports Questions from residents who are on the electoral roll for Adderbury

Tea and coffee will be available at the conclusion of the meeting Theresa Goss, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Adderbury Parish Council

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PARISH COUNCIL PARISH COUNCIL: The Parish Council met on 28 February. There were apologies from Councillors Griffiths and Jelfs and District Councillor Andrew McHugh. A presentation from Ian Jones, Paramedic/Community Defibrillation Officer, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was received with regard to community defibrillators. OPEN FORUM: The consultation process with regard to the proposed use of the Parish Council’s land on Milton Road was queried. REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS: A report from CC Arash Fatemian was circulated. DC Chris Heath reported on her support for a defibrillator in the village and CDCouncillor Barry Wood, with regard to the proposals of a Unitary Authority in Oxfordshire. PLANNING: No observations had been made in respect of: Mr Frank McCusker - The Bothy, Sir George’s Lane Wadworth & Co Ltd - Coach and Horses, The Green Mrs Leonie Harper - Home Farm House, Manor Road Rev. Stephen Fletcher - St Mary’s Church, Mill Lane Mr Richard White - 7 St Mary’s Road Objections had been raised concerning: Nicholas King Homes - plot 15, 30, 3 Milton Road Currently under consideration: Mrs Jo Borg - Farthing Cottage, Chapel Lane Mr William Aylward - Pine Trees, Berry Hill Road Mrs Sadie Harper - 3 Church Close Mr and Mrs Hawkins - Tryad House, High Street Comments submitted by the Clerk to CDC with regard to PC concern over the materials being used on the Milton Road North site were noted. NEW HOMES BONUS: The New Homes Bonus 2017/18 was allocated to the Ice House, Friends Meeting House, and the play equipment project. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: A progress report was given by ANP Chairman Sam Brown. PC SURGERIES: Two residents reported that construction vehicles from the Barwood Homes site on Banbury Road were parking in the bus lay-by next to the site. The PC had been assured that this would not continue. PLAY AREAS: There were no health and safety issues at The Rise, Lucy Plackett field or Adderbury Lakes. REPORTS: Reports on the library and Footpaths and Rights of Way were noted. RECYCLING BINS: It was agreed that the recycling bins in the lay-by on Banbury Road should not be removed but CDC would be asked to clear the remaining rubbish and debris. HIGH SHERIFF’S WARD: It was agreed that the nomination process would be more widely advertised in the village so that individuals could make their own nominations. SUMMER FETE: It was agreed that the fete could be held on the playing field on Saturday 10 June 2017. NEXT MEETING: 28 March 7.30 pm Church House Trish Fennell

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