Adderbury Contact February 2017

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Volume 40, No. 1 February 2017

Volume 40, No. 1 February 2017

Voices Across Time’s second production ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’


Enjoying the Adderbury Xmas Market and Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church Adderbury

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DIARY FEBRUARY 2017 1 Photographic Society - Presentation by Paul Brewerton “A short journey through Alaska and the Yukon" - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 2 Adderbury WI - The Order of St. John Care Trust (Lake House) - Sally Cross - Institute - 7.30pm 4 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 4 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 7 Gardening Club - All about Ferns - Church House - 7.30pm 8 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 9 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2pm 9 Adderbury Community Food Market -Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening- Institute - 6-8pm 10 Last date for copy for March Contact 11 Lakes Working Party - 9am 11 FOCAL - Rock & Fossil Day for Families- Church House 10am - 12 noon 15 FOCAL - Children’s Quiz - the Bell - 3pm 15 Photographic Society - Workshop: 'Basic programming for photographers. Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 18 FOCAL - Geo-Trail walk around Adderbury 20 Adderbury History Association - Gerard Moate 'When 4 strokes of a brush were worth £400,000'' -Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 22 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 23 Adderbury Conservation Action Group AGM - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 24 FOCAL - Meet the Author - Anne Watts - Church House - 7 for 7.30 pm 24 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 28 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm

MARCH 2017 1 Photographic Society - John Credland ARPS will present "intensity in ten cities" - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 2 Adderbury WI - AGM and Social Evening- Institute - 7.30pm 4 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 4 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 8 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 9 Adderbury Community Food Market -Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening- Institute - 6-8pm 11 Lakes Working Party - 9am 17 FOCAL - Aga Demonstration - the Aga Shop Twyford Mill - 12.30 - 2.30 pm Continued on Page 4 3 3

20 Adderbury History Association - Vic Ince: Upton House in 1927 -Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 22 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 28 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm 31 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 31 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 Adderbury Library Make a date in your diary


Come and learn all about fossils Saturday 11 February 10.00am to 12.30pm An event run by The Oxfordshire Geology Trust No ticket needed just come along!


For Katharine House Hospice A date for your diary Friday 14 July 1pm Banbury Golf Centre (Adderbury) More details soon - but you can book in now! Nick Fennell 811059


COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00 am to 12 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00 am to 12 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 (began 5 September) from 2.30 to 4.30pm in the Methodist Hall. 44

LOCAL SERVICES ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES TEL:810545 Tuesday 10.00 am - 12.00 and 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm Thursday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Saturday 9.30 am - 1.00 pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon Friday: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon ADDERBURY STORES OPENING TIMES TEL:367295 Monday - Friday 7.00 am to 7.00 pm Saturday 7.30 am to 7.00 pm Sunday 7.30 am to 3.00 pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Church House Methodist Hall Anne Ransome 811229 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941 062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 Banbury Golf Club The Club 810419 FARMERS MARKETS Adderbury 9 Feb 6.00 - 8.00 pm Banbury 3 Feb 8.30 am -1.30 pm Chipping Norton 18 Feb 8.30 am -1.30 pm Deddington 25 Feb 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 & Sandra Fearne February issue edited by Paul Ness. 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. Whilst 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.


CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Rev. Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. 810309 Contact for Weddings, Baptisms or other pastoral needs.


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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 6 Nov Deacon M. Hale 13 Nov Service led by members of the congregation 20 Nov Mrs. M. Nutt 27 Nov Mr. G. Pearce HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Rev. Fr. Paul Lester, 01869 277630 10.00 am Sung Family Mass 12 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 3rd 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

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death on 22 December 2016 of Contact’s lead editor Marie Corney, aged 78. Loving wife of Alan, and devoted mother to Rachel and Stephen and beloved Nana of Hayden and Sarah. The Contact team dedicate this issue to the memory of Marie. After retiring from the Oxford University Alan and Marie moved to Adderbury where Marie joined the FOCAL group and the KHH Fundraising office as a volunteer. She helped organise a number of fundraising events such as the Midnight Walk, Santa Fun Run and Lights of Love. More recently she became an editor of Contact utilising her computer skills. “Marie joined Contact in February 2013 as a joint editor with Mary Chilver; Marie became Contact's thirteenth editor. Together she, and Mary, saw through the publishing of twenty-two issues of Contact; to be joined, later, by Carda Traunero and Paul Ness. Marie brought to Contact a sharp, enquiring mind plus a touch of her Oxford background.” - Nick Allen “As a former Contact Editor I was lucky enough to meet Marie when she was introduced by Nick Allen to fill a vacant editor post and joined the team in January 2013. Marie was very proactive and quickly brought about several changes. One of which was a new style sheet, the first in over twenty years. Marie was full of energy, supremely capable, kind and supportive. Marie will be very sadly missed and our thoughts go out to her husband Alan and family.” Mary Chilver “I met Marie last year when I became the new Contact editor. She invited me to their home in Lake Walk where she took me through everything I needed to know. I checked my list of questions at the end of the meeting. She had answered them all showing her great attention to detail which I experienced again each time she proofread for me. She was always warm and encouraging in all our interactions giving guidance with gentle authority. She is sadly missed.” - Paul Ness The funeral was held on the 18 January at St Mary’s Church and private committal at Banbury Crematorium followed by a gathering of friends and family. If you have memories of Marie please send them to the family at 21 Griffin Close, Twyford, Banbury, OX17 3HR or by email to 88

HUNDREDS ENJOY ADDERBURY’S CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Thank you to everyone who helped to make St Mary’s Church Adderbury’s popular, annual Christmas Tree Festival (2 - 4 December) such a success. Hundreds of people of all ages visited St Mary’s Church to see its transformation into a glittering wonderland. We made just over £3,900, with the majority going towards the work and upkeep of St Mary’s Church and the rest going to The Children’s Society. Live music and festive refreshments were served throughout the three day festival, with a glorious Victorian Carol Service on Sunday afternoon to close the event. The festival saw the church filled with 40 trees, all individually decorated by local businesses, schools, charities and organisations. Visitors to the event were asked to vote for their favourite tree and by the end of the festival, the winners of the public vote were as follows:  Overall Best Decorated Tree - Little Angels See photograph on Page 2  Best Decorated ‘Business’ Tree - The Coach and Horses  Best Decorated ‘Adult’ Tree - The Adderbury Bellringers  Best Decorated ‘Community’ Tree - Adderbury History Society Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who supported this community event. Emily Ness Christmas Tree Festival Committee ____________________________________

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 3 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. Assistance Fund This 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 9 9

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CAN YOU HELP EDIT CONTACT? We urgently need new editors to help keep Contact going. Contact has come a long way since it first appeared in January 1979 as an eight page issue. By volunteering you help ensure Contact continues to be an important part of village life connecting the community and promoting local businesses. The production team includes editors who pull the magazine together each month. There are now only two editors who take turns giving their time so the village can enjoy the magazine each month. By volunteering you would only need to give a few hours every three months. If you are interested and have the computer skills to create the magazine using Word, Publisher, etc. then please email or call Paul Ness on 811740. Being an editor is a great way to contribute to village life, find out what is going on and meet new people. Go on, have a go! ____________________________________

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ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION On 21 November Richard Smith came from Oxford. Having extricated himself from the aerobics at the Institute he found his way to the correct venue! His talk was about “the man with his head in the clouds”. Richard is a comedy writer and broadcaster for radio, TV and films. He grew up in Lincolnshire and his first job was writing obituaries for the Boston Standard newspaper. It was in Boston library that he first encountered the story of James Sadler, the ‘man’ in the title, and the first Englishman to fly in a balloon. He began with a brief history of how balloon flight came about, originating in France with the Montgolfier brothers. James Sadler (1753-1828) was baptised and buried in St Peter in the East in Oxford but during his life he moved around the country. He was a pastry cook in his father’s business before his interest in balloons developed and he understood the science behind them. His initial interest waned and among other jobs he went to work in Portsmouth researching how to improve naval guns and he mixed with many eminent men of the period. Richard’s talk was highly amusing with many topical or unexpected jokes interspersed with the main content. Sometimes however it was difficult to follow the theme amongst the humour. Nevertheless it was an entertaining evening at the end of a dreary and overcast day. Richard has written several books including “The man with his head in the clouds”. For details see In December we combined our Christmas party with a speaker. A bring and share buffet supper was followed by an entertaining talk from Ursula Buchan. The Institute was bedecked with red, white and blue bunting in keeping with the 1940s theme of the evening. Just over 50 members and guests attended. Ursula Buchan is a gardening author and lecturer and posed the question “Did we really dig for Victory?” Her presentation of the grass roots of the government campaign - the facts and figures - was neatly done and well sprinkled with anecdotes both personal and general. It seems that digging for victory may not have won the war but it raised morale and gave some people a lifelong interest in gardening. A raffle was held to end the evening. Jean Davis ____________________________________________

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ADDERBURY XMAS MARKET Our huge thanks go to everyone who helped us make the Adderbury Xmas Market a successful event again in December. See photographs on Page 2. We have many amazing people to say thank you to: Terry Andrews at Bag n’ Boxes, for supplying us with cups and plates; Tim Turner, the Town Crier, and to Santa and gorgeous elves who worked in the grotto; Sir Peter and Lady Job who eased the parking with use of their driveway; the musicians and Sheena who played for us; all the many additional volunteers who help us set up, move pews and tables, individuals and people from Friday Club, the fit young men and slightly older men too, and our regular helpers who always support us on the day especially a big thank you to Martin Rye. Thank you to Janet and the library for allowing us to serve refreshments earlier, and thank you to Hils for working all day in refreshments. An enormously special thanks go to Trade Secret for purchasing and storing the tables for us, and to Jamie Briggs Removals who were able to transport them for us. Then, lastly, thanks to Contact, Guardian, and with advertising. And thank you to everyone who supported us coming to the Market and made it a popular annual village community event. We made just over £1600, and have chosen to donate £1000 to Katharine House Hospice, £300 to FOSMA, £200 to Party in the Park event for the community, and £100 to FOCAL. PS. Early Diary Date: AXM on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Adderbury Xmas Market Committee _____________________________________

EVERGREENS Happy New Year! Welcome to all our members for the year 2017. We would like to see new visitors come along to our club and join us for one of our meetings. You would be made very welcome. Our Christmas outing to Cheltenham went very well although slightly disappointing as we were a bit too early for the Christmas Market. On 14 December our usual carol service was held in the chapel. Our thanks go to all the people who made it possible. On 28 December we held our meeting at the Coach and Horses which everyone enjoyed. A lovely fire, beautifully decorated pub and a lovely buffet tea. Our thanks to Tony and his helpers. Our next meeting is on 8 February at 2.30 at the Methodist Hall. Dot Hardy, Chairman

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AN ACTION PACKED NEW YEAR FOR ADDERBURY SCOUTS At Adderbury scouts we continued to have fun activities during the holidays. At the end of the year we went indoor karting at Mr Karting near Leamington. We all had a great time whizzing round the difficult circuit, especially the parents, who were very competitive. Everyone waited in great anticipation at the end to find who had the best time round the track. The adults thought they had definitely got the win in the bag but unexpectedly Henry Taylor the Panther’s Patrol leader was announced winner with a time of 22.34 seconds. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves most of all the new scouts who had never been karting before. After the Christmas break we started our fitness challenge badge, part of the Chief Scouts Gold award. Throughout this four week process we had to record what we had to eaten every day. We also had to set ourselves a challenge where we would do a sporting activity that could be timed or counted and we had to look to improve our performance by the end of the four week process. We would do this by getting fitter e.g. more sport and eating healthier food. We are looking forward to some great events in the Scout calendar like outdoor karting and the district swimming competition. If you are 10 years old or over and you would like to join Adderbury Scouts, you can go onto our website ( where at the bottom of our home page there is more information about joining. Archie McCusker _____________________________________

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I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS The Voices Across Time team have done it again. Their second production, the first being Singing for the Somme, proved equally inventive, nostalgic and extremely enjoyable. The audience was taken into the Second World War community shelter alongside the performers as the action ensued along the centre of the Institute. Once again we were treated to to the fine singing and acting of the talented cast, it would be unfair to pick out individuals from the twelve actors as each gave excellent performances. We were even allowed, sorry encouraged, to join in with some of the most popular numbers. Joseph Cummings on piano being ably assisted by the 7-piece band upstairs. The action took us through the the worries of the disparate Adderbury population during a possible air raid, to the American inclusion in village life with a debonair GI and the harmonious ‘Andrews Sisters’. Resilience held firm and the show finished with an impromptu Nativity play. The whole production was extremely well thought through with the creative storyline provided by Joseph Cummings and Florence Taylor. Thank you again to the production team of Florence, Joseph and Harriet. We are looking forward to the next one when more than one performance will surely again be demanded. See photograph of the cast on the front page. Gayna Lee

Voices Across Time want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported and came to this event and they are already looking to the next production so watch this space! Contact to sign up to the mailing list. Voices Across Time, Florence Taylor, Harriet Wells & Joseph Cummings ____________________________________________

VILLAGE COFFEE Village Coffee takes place in the Library on Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. During 2016 we raised £2032.87 which is divided between Church House and the Library. We have a rota of ladies who make delicious cakes and biscuits and we serve cafetières of coffee and pots of tea. This is a good way for mums with young children to introduce them to the library and also the opportunity to meet new people. Hope to see you in 2017. Sandra Fearne 21 21

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Proceeds from all the following events and membership subscriptions go to helping keep the library open. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your help, John Osborne, Vice Chairman & PR Lead. Friday 10 Feb 2017 Sue Hitchings Quiz Sue, our recently retired library manager, will be setting one of her mind-boggling quizzes. Question sheet available for collection from the library from 10 Feb 2017, cost £2.00. To be returned by midnight Friday 17 Feb 2017. Saturday 11 Feb 2017 Rock & Fossil Day for Families From ammonites, to sea urchins to ancient coral reefs, Oxfordshire is packed full of fantastic fossils. Come along and find out more. Why not bring along any rocks and fossils that you want identifying! This is one of a series of events around this theme run by Oxford Geology Trust in North Oxfordshire. This is a FREE event in Church House from 10.00 to 12.00 on Saturday morning. Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 Children’s Quiz run by David & Aline Griffiths from 2:30pm in the restaurant of The Bell. Looking for something to do at half term? Why not come along to our Children’s Quiz. Designed for children from 7 12 years old, there will be prizes for the winning team. Each team to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cost £1.00 per child to enter. Soft drinks and nibbles £2.00 per table. Tickets available from the Library. Saturday 18 Feb 2017 Geo-Trail Walk This is one of a series of events around this theme run by Oxford Geology Trust in North Oxfordshire. Around Adderbury. Further details to be announced. Friday 24 Feb 2017 Meet the Author - Anne Watts From war zones and refugee camps, to burning deserts and the frozen tundra, join Anne as she shares with you some of her often hilarious, sometimes heart rending adventures in her nursing career. Always the Children was in the Times best sellers chart for 5 weeks. A Nurse Abroad is in its third printing in Australia (there titled “From Eskimo Point to Alice Springs”). At Church House 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Tickets £8.00 to include a glass of wine. Free entry for accompanied children. Book signing. Friday 17 March 2017 Aga Demonstration at the Aga Shop at Twyford Mill from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Cost £15.00 per person to include some fizz or a soft drink and a light lunch cooked during the demonstration. This is a repeat of our 2015 event which was a sell-out. Every Thursday in term time Rhyme Time is designed for children from birth to 4 years. We sing and act out nursery rhymes so mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their children can play and learn together. From 10:00am to 11:00am. There is a minimal charge of £1 to cover overheads.

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WILD FLOWERS AT THE RISE Winter came to our wild flower area after the heavy morning frost on Thursday 1 December leaving frosted blooms, stilled blossoms with greenery and a few tender flowers gamely still in bloom, in particular a few bright blue cornflowers and some delicate corncockle heads. Beauty captured by frost held sway for another week or so by which time decay was all too obvious with browned and browning stems bending earthwards. Hopefully a few more seeds will settle down to bloom next year and remaining plant material will be of use to resident and passing wildlife. We look forward with great anticipation to a bright and blooming wild flower area for 2017. Keep up-to-date with Wild Flowers at The Rise Adderbury on Facebook via their search engine and on the Adderbury Parish Council website. Adderbury Parish Council ____________________________________

MILTON ROAD LEISURE FACILITIES In the recent leisure consultation for the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan (ANP), the land on Milton Road, recently acquired by the Parish Council, received most support for sports pitches and a community building, which would also include changing facilities associated with the sports uses. As a result of this, the Parish Council invites any groups in the village who would potentially be interested in using these facilities, to contact the Clerk detailing their ideas for its use. It would also be helpful to establish whether your group would be willing to help with the planning of these facilities and any fundraising which might be required. If you are interested in putting forward any proposals, please put them in writing to Theresa Goss, Clerk to the Parish Council either by email at or post to 3 Tanners Close, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2GD. The deadline is Friday 24 February 2017. Adderbury Parish Council ____________________________________

ADDERBURY XMAS MARKET COMMITTEE We are a small friendly bunch of volunteers who run the Christmas Market in the village and we have had 2 people leave us due to illness and moving away. Is there anyone at the school gates with a friend and asks ‘why don’t we join the Christmas Market Committee?’ Or are you new to the village and would like to join us? It’s only a few meetings a year and a busy fun day on the Market day. Give a call to Gill at 01295 810233 for some details if you are interested.

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ST MARY’S CHURCH BELLRINGERS WWI MEMORIES AT CHRISTMAS You may have noticed the joyful sound of the bells ringing at St Mary's church over the Christmas period, both on Christmas Day itself and during the New Year weekend. They also rang half muffled on Boxing Day to mark the centenary of the death of Sgt William Frank Wilton, an Adderbury man who died during the first world war and is named on the war memorial in the church. The ringers rang a Quarter Peal of St Martin's and Plain Bob Doubles on five of the heavy bells which gave a suitably mournful tribute to this veteran. This Quarter Peal was one of the series being rung to commemorate those listed on the war memorial who died during the first world war. Eleven more are due to be rung this year, on the 100th anniversaries of the death of each of those listed. If you would like to know more about this, or may be interested in seeing whether bellringing would interest you (we are always looking for new recruits, full training given and the chance to join an active and sociable village group), then do contact us on 01295 811773, or come along to the church tower on any Tuesday evening at about 7.45pm where you will be made most welcome. Colin Lee (Tower Captain) and Trevor Trivett (Secretary) St Mary's Church Bellringers ____________________________________________ COMMUNITY PROFILE SARAH VASEY, BODICOTE FOOT CLINIC With a background in hospital pathology, I retrained to be a chiropodist with Scholl in London in 1994. I updated my qualifications in 2010 with the NHS and The University of Northampton graduation with an honours degree in Podiatry. My placements included NHS trusts in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and King’s College Hospital in London. I have lived in Bodicote for over 25 years. Before setting up my business, I worked in private clinics in Bicester and Banbury. I opened my clinic at home on The Rydes in May 2016. I offer a home visiting service to the housebound. I provide routine foot care for common problems including; nail care, corns and hard skin, dry and cracked heels, verrucae, diabetic feet, simple insoles/ orthotics. I'm a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and I'm registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have just been working as a volunteer podiatrist for Crisis in Coventry during the Christmas period. I would like to do some voluntary work on a more regular basis in the future. I worked at the London Marathon in 2014 as a volunteer on the medical team. Sarah Vasey, 29 29

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Happy New Year to everyone from FOSMA. Thank you so much for all your support over Christmas. The wonderful concert with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Oxford raised over £1000 and we were delighted that we sold out of Christmas cards! It was lovely to be part of the Christmas Tree Festival for the first time and we look back over 2016 as a successful and enjoyable year. Now we look forward to 2017 and are busy planning our year of events. We are delighted to have covered the cost of the refurbishment of the second south window in Church and it looks as if we will be setting our sights on helping to fund the refurbishments needed to the tower which will not come cheap! As always we will keep you informed as and when events are planned and look forward to your continued support and enjoyment of FOSMA events. To become a friend please contact Trish on 01295 811059. Trish Fennell, Chairman _________________________________

DO WE WANT TO KEEP ADDERBURY STORES IN THE VILLAGE? When did you last go into our village shop? Bee kept the shop open all over the holiday period but he had few customers. In fact, he says trade has been exceedingly slow in 2016. So is it important for us to have a village store? In an article in the Independent by Mark Rowe as far back as 2000, it was stated: “Rescue plan for struggling village shops: The closure of rural shops brings with it a substantial financial burden. A recent report showed that the demise of the last store in a village costs the local population around £50,000 a year in lost trade and higher travel costs, even in a settlement of 1,000 people or fewer.” There are other aspects to consider. On a purely selfish level, estate agents advise that villages with at least one shop are considered more desirable places to live so our houses will sell easier. Village shops help to create informal social support networks and if people use them daily or weekly they get to know their neighbours. This is especially important for more vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those caring for children or relatives and those living alone. Recognising neighbours and having the opportunity to interact helps develop a sense of belonging and safety. Most people will walk to a village shop that is 10 to 15 minutes away. For many people this is the daily exercise needed for a healthy lifestyle. So we might think, we can still drive, we’re not in the elderly bracket yet, we don’t need the shop at the moment. But the village shop provides a service we might all want to use one day. I am guilty of not using the village shop enough too in the past, but I will also be in the group of people complaining if it closes. So before that happens, I’m going to do my best to use it or else we could lose it. Gill Randall 31 31

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We enjoyed a lively WI stall at St. Mary’s Church Christmas Market at the end of November followed by the Christmas Tree Festival tree dressing activities on Thursday 1 December which all attending members much enjoyed and, of course, all members take great delight in the design and execution of new tree decorations. Our December social event meeting was held at the Cartwright Arms Hotel where we enjoyed a festive meal and much friendly conversation following on from the business matters section presided over by our President, Diane Danton, to whom a bouquet of flowers was given for her great organising skills and tireless energy. A final Committee meeting on 15 December was followed by our first meeting of 2017 at The Institute on 5 January at 7.30pm at which our guest speaker Julia Miles gave her presentation “Ragbag and Cocktail” which proved to be a most charming and highly amusing entertainment. Julia brought along copies of her book - “The Ambassador’s Wife’s Tale” which pleased many members. Our 2 February 2017 meeting will host guest speaker Sally Cross of Lake House Adderbury on “The Order of St. John Care Trust Lake House” and we anticipate a lively presentation New members are always welcome at The Institute on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm where 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 _______________________________________

DEDDINGTON TOWN FC LADIES TEAM We are looking for players from 16 years and above to join and be part of the Deddington Town FC ladies team. We plan to do fun and enjoyable fitness themed football training sessions on Monday evenings from January 2017 at the Windmill Centre from 7-8pm. As the season progresses we will look to arrange some friendlies against local teams. If you would like further information, then please contact Jodie Perry on 07917 860119 or Look forward to hearing from you. _______________________________________

ADDERBURY CONSERVATION ACTION GROUP AGM Adderbury Conservation Action Group (ACAG) will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Methodist Schoolroom on Thursday 23 February commencing at 7.30pm members and supporters will be welcome. 33 33

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PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY At the December Club Night, member Gail Girvan gave a presentation entitled, "From the Shadows into Colour: Pastels to Camera." Gail's journey through the graphic arts began early, and by the age of 12 she was selling her pencil sketches in cafĂŠs, garden centres and small stationery shops. Her graphic art skills continued to develop into her adult life and Gail was able to sell her pastels whilst living in the Middle East, where women are restricted in their work options and earning abilities. On returning to the UK, her artistic talents continued to flourish, merging with her developing photographic imaging skills. Gail then showed a series of vibrant, colourful abstract works which combined her photographic and artistic talents, displaying great imagination. In part two, "Pastels to Camera," Gail reviewed her recent photographic work, influenced by her early graphic arts background. Her collection of pictures included stunning seasonal landscapes taken in the UK and Namibia, progressing to her recently developing interests in wildlife. Particularly outstanding were her photographs of deer in the early morning mists, and the subtle Autumn colour palette of British woodlands. A full range of her displayed work included greeting cards, notelets and large imposing canvas prints. Her work was greatly admired by her fellow club members, and the applause indicated the appreciation of her interesting talk. In January, the Society's first Club Night of the year started with a Members' Evening, entitled "My three best images of 2016," whereby members had been invited to say why they had selected the subject, where it was taken, and what had been learned from taking it. A wide range of images was shown on many diverse subjects. As you would expect, the spread of styles was comprehensive, varying from close-up macro shots, portraits and wildlife, to broad landscapes. The subjects covered a wide range of geographic locations, treating fellow members to an enjoyable display. In addition to speaking on their own pictures, members were invited to add their comments and observations. This gave a mixture of constructive points and friendly banter, resulting in a very enjoyable evening. The Society's next two Club Nights are on 1 February, when member Paul Brewerton will give a presentation on "A short journey through Alaska and the Yukon", and on 1 March, when John Credland ARPS will present "intensity in ten cities". The Workshop on 15 February will be on "Basic Windows Computing for Photographers," and on 15 March it will be on "Table top photography". All meetings start at 7.30pm, and are held in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. Everyone is most welcome to attend, just come along and meet us all. Paul Brewerton

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016! From everyone at Katharine House, a huge thank you to all of you in our community who have helped Katharine House Hospice over the last 12 months. Whether you volunteer your time, donate to our shops, take part in the Midnight Walk or Santa Fun Run, climb a mountain or hold a cake sale or fashion show, you’re making a real difference to hundreds of people in the local area who are facing lifelimiting illness. We couldn’t carry on providing our services without your help. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017!

COULD YOU VOLUNTEER AT KATHARINE HOUSE? We’re always looking for volunteers to help us deliver a variety of services. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do in our hospice and in the community. Volunteer roles include: Catering Assistants; Kitchen Assistants; Receptionists; Complementary Therapists; Patient Drivers; Shop Volunteers; General Day Hospice; Ward Clerks; Gardeners. For more information please visit our website ( or contact Joanna Morris, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01295 811866, email

UPCOMING EVENTS Remember you can keep up to date with all our events and everything that’s happening at the Hospice, as well as buy tickets to our events and donate to Katharine House by visiting our website: DO YOU KNOW SEO? Do you have experience optimising website content for search engines? Can you help us fine tune our content to make it easier for people in our community to find what they’re looking for? If you can spare a few hours to help us provide a better online service to people facing life-limiting illnesses, please get in touch with Chris on 01295 816 484, or email _______________________________________

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 28 ST MARY’S ROAD, ADDERBURY We would like to thank everyone who supported us this year by visiting our Christmas Lights. Our total raised for Katharine House Hospice is £2225. This also includes money raised from a couple of car boot sales and vegetable sales throughout the year. Jenny & Stewart West 37 37


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