Adderbury Contact June 2016

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Volume 39, No. 5 June 2016


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DIARY June 2016 1 Photographic Society - Presentation by member Randall Miles ARPS: “Tales of future excursions in the wilds - nature photography.” - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30 pm 2 Adderbury WI - Vic Ince on Upton House - Institute - 7.30pm th 4 Queen‟s 90 Birthday Celebrations 4 FOCAL Royal Treasure Hunt - Church House - 9.30 am 4 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30 pm 8 Adderbury Evergreens - Exercises Age Concern - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 9 Royal British Legion meeting - Fish & Chip lunch - Bowls Club - 1.00 pm 9 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers‟ Market and social evening Institute - 6.00-8.00 pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for July Contact 10 Adderbury Cine Club - Lady in the Van - Institute - 7.30 pm 10 FOCAL - Meet the Author: Sharon Bolton - Church House - 7.00 for 7.30 pm 11 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11.00 am - 12.00 noon 11 Adderbury Summer Fete - Lucy Plackett playing field - 12.00 - 4.00 pm 15 Photographic Society. Outdoor workshop: details to be advised (see Society's web site). 16 Runners‟ Hour - The Bell - 7.30 pm 17 Lake House Open Day - 10.30 am - 4.00 pm 18 Adderbury History Association - Trip to Court Barn Museum and other places of interest in Chipping Campden 18 Party in the Park - 12.30 pm till late 19 Adderbury Gathering - Talk entitled “Eye-Witness Stories from the West Bank and Israel” followed by afternoon tea - Adderbury Quaker Meeting House, Horn Hill Road 3.00 pm 19 Music in Adderbury - San Marco Chamber Music Society - St Mary‟s Church - 7.45 pm 20 Adderbury History Association - Barry Davis an illustrated talk, “A Trip round Old Banbury in Pictures” - Methodist Hall - 7.15 pm 22 Adderbury Evergreens - Cream tea party at Linda‟s 24 FOSMA presents an evening with Dr Michael Courtenay in conversation with Anthony Wagg recalling his time at Belsen immediately after its liberation - Church House - 7.00 pm 28 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30 pm

JULY 2016 1 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30 pm - details Nick Fennell 811059 2 Parish Council Surgery - Church House – 11.00 am - 12.00 noon 2 Adderbury Theatre Workshop Juniors - Institute - 2.30 - 4.30 pm 2 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30 pm 3 Adderbury v Milton Cricket Match - Warriner School - 2.00 pm continued on page 4



JULY 2016 6 Photographic Society - Presentation by Dan Evans: “Lens lore - using the lens for best creative effect.” - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30 pm 7 Adderbury WI - Scams & Doorstep Crime with Trading Standards - Institute - 7.30 pm 8 12th Adderbury Golf Day - Banbury Golf Club - 12.30 pm - to play: 07850 017393 8 Singing for the Somme - Institute - 7.00 for 7.30 pm - see article on p. 17 9 FOCAL Library Book Sale - Church House - 10.00 am 10 2016 Adderbury Three Spires Challenge 10 FOSMA Jazz in the Garden with music from Dickie White and Friends - The Old Mill House Mill Lane - 2.00 - 5.00 pm 10 Music in Adderbury - Heath Quartet - St Mary‟s Church - 7.45 pm 13 Adderbury Evergreens - Outing to Webb‟s of Wychbold 14 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2.00 pm 14 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers‟ Market and social evening Institute - 6.00-8.00 pm 18 Adderbury History Association - Voyages to the House of Diversion: Hanwell Castle and the Jacobean Garden - Stephen Wass - Methodist Hall - 7.30 pm 20 Photographic Society - Outdoor workshop: details to be advised (see Society's web site). 21 Runners‟ Hour - The Bell - 7.30 pm 24 Music in Adderbury - Adderbury Ensemble - St Mary‟s Church - 7.45 pm 26 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30 pm 27 Adderbury Evergreens - Talk by the Police - Methodist Hall - 2.30 pm 29 Adderbury Friday Club - for all homeworkers - 12.30 pm - details 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.

QUEENS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS For those wishing to visit Placket‟s garden, the road will be closed, but parking will be available in the field just west of Pump House garage. In addition 49 St Mary‟s Road is also going to be open where the RHS National collection of mint (about 200 varieties) can be seen.



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  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 book online at Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Hall Val Trinder 811139 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941 062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 Banbury Golf Club The Club 810419 FARMERS MARKETS Banbury 3 June 8:30 am - 1.30 pm Adderbury 9 June 6.00 - 8.00 pm Chipping Norton 18 June 8.30 am - 1.30 pm Deddington 25 June 9.00 am - 12.30 pm CONTACT TEAM Editors: Marie Corney, 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 June issue edited by Carda; July 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. 5


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. 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 5 June Service led by members of the congregation 12 June Deacon M. Hale 19 June United service at Bodicote 26 June Mr. W. Lishman 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. 19 June at 3.00 pm. Special June Meeting, "The Adderbury Gathering," a talk on the work of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniers Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). Gwithian Doswell, an Oxford Quaker, will speak to us about non-violence, daily life lived under military occupation, the work of the Israeli peace movement, and what we can all do to promote a just peace in the region. 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.



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ADDERBURY ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Held at the Methodist Hall, Adderbury on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 7.30 pm In attendance, there were eight Parish Councillors, District Councillor Nigel Randall, Theresa Goss (Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer) Sam Brown (Chair of the ANP Steering Group), Ros Bailey (Member of Adderbury Lakes Management Committee) and four members of the public. The Chairman, Diane Bratt, welcomed everyone to the meeting and the Parish Councillors introduced themselves. The Chairman then gave her report on the work of the Parish Council over the last 12 months. This included information on work at Adderbury Lakes, Adderbury Neighbourhood th Plan, traffic calming, Day of Dance, HM The Queen‟s 90 Birthday celebrations, street lighting and street furniture, the Parish Council web site, Adderbury Library, replacement of the play equipment at the Lucy Plackett Play Area and The Rise, Adderbury Cemetery, land at Milton Road, land at the rear of Adderbury Court, responding to planning applications, the Friends Meeting House and biodiversity projects. A copy of the Chairman‟s report was available on the Parish Council web site. The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Theresa Goss, presented to the meeting the Parish Council accounts for year ending 31 March 2016. Parish Councillor Martin Rye then gave more details on the precept and how it had been spent over the last 12 months, financial threats to the Parish Council, grant funding, Section 106 funds, New Homes Bonus and funds from Hamberley, the developer for Gracewell Care Homes on Banbury Road. A copy of the accounts and the financial report were available on the Parish Council web site. The meeting then received three presentations on the Parish Council‟s priorities for 2016. These were from Ros Bailey on Adderbury Lakes, Sam Brown on the work of the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Parish Councillor Sue Jelfs on the new play equipment for the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and The Rise. The Chairman thanked Ros, Sam and Sue for their informative presentations. District Councillor Nigel Randall addressed the meeting and gave details on the forthcoming elections on 5 May 2016 and the possible changes to Local Government in the next 18 months. The minutes of the meeting are available on the Parish Council web site. The Parish Council would like to hear from any residents who would be interested in being part of a biodiversity project in Adderbury. Anyone interested, should contact the Clerk, Theresa Goss, on 01295 710965 or email The meeting ended at 9.30 pm. Theresa Goss

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Thursday 9 June, 6.00 – 8.00 pm at the Institute, The Green, Adderbury ANOTHER RECORD CROWD! Adderbury‟s very own not-for-profit food market is really motoring on the second Thursday of each month, with a record crowd last month enjoying our great range of fresh food to buy (check out the fabulous new cheese and fudge stalls!) and a delicious meal to eat in or take away - and live music from 6.30 pm. To date over £1800 has been given to village good causes, the latest a £300 donation to Party in the Park to sponsor their vital first aid station. Have you visited the market yet? Put the date in your diary now!

ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION APRIL MEETING This meeting was an evening of two parts. First we held our AGM and then Association Secretary Phil Mansell donned his speaker‟s hat to give a presentation entitled „Facing the Music.‟ The business was dealt with swiftly and we enjoyed coffee and cakes, courtesy of Jill and Joy, before settling down to hear what Phil had prepared. By way of introduction he said “I want to introduce you to a forgotten tradition of church singing that held sway in most country churches between about 1769 and 1860. Adderbury was an important centre for such music.” The presentation was divided into three sections: information about this particular kind of music, sources from which to find out about it and Adderbury‟s contribution. Phil then took us through several hundred years, from Puritan zeal in banning organ th playing and singing in church to the revival of music and song in the 18 century, from th village choirs in the 19 century to the West Gallery style groups of the 1900s and today. West Gallery is the clue to the title of the talk. Galleries were erected across the west end of the nave, including one at Adderbury 1830-1860s, and the congregation turned to face the musicians and choir. Choirs performed fuguing tunes (where the parts repeat each other and overlap), based on psalms, anthems, canticles, hymns, carols and celebrations and sounding very similar to folk music. Three people in Adderbury played roles in keeping alive these traditions. They were Thomas Hayward, choirmaster and composer and William „Binx‟ Walton who sang in the choirs as a boy in the 1840s. Janet Blunt recorded the songs and music as described to her at a later date by Walton and others. This was certainly a talk with a difference. The „soundtrack‟ took precedence over the pictures while we listened to examples of what Phil was referring to. All credit to him in that he spoke for an hour with one arm in a sling and the hitches with the switches as he operated everything one handed could readily be forgiven. Phil certainly communicated his enthusiasm for his subject to us and we were both informed and entertained. Find out more from A.H.A. Publications, Michael Pickering‟s book (“Village Song and Culture”), Janet Blunts‟ manuscripts on line and Thomas Hardy‟s “Under the Greenwood Tree”. Or ask Phil for details of documented records. Jean Davis



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Well, we are now finally in the month of June, and the village is buzzing with all the different events that are happening in this glorious month. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining for everyone. The Party in the Park committee would like to take this opportunity to explain a little bit about how we finance our event. Yes! That's right "FINANCE," amazingly enough this event does not happen for free! In previous years we have been fortunate to have enough donations on the day to fund Party in the Park for the following year, but sadly those days are gone and we struggle each year to raise enough money to put the event on year-on-year! The committee work tirelessly all year applying for grants, looking for sponsors and holding various fundraisers. All the committee, volunteers, and bands donate their time for FREE, but sadly our overheads have steadily been increasing. Here's a rough breakdown of our costs this year: Security Sound equipment and Crew Toilets Generator & Site Services Van Hire Lighting equipment and Crew

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This year we have very kindly been given a donation from Adderbury Christmas Market for £300 & Adderbury Theatre Workshop for £300, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your support. We would also like to say a huge thank you to TVR who are sponsoring our van hire this year, and to Adderbury Community Market, who have very kindly given us £300 to sponsor our First Aid at this year's event. The Community Market does a fantastic job, not only by helping local traders, but also by donating any excess funds back into the Community. Our final thank you is to Smiths of Bloxham who are kindly donating the skips and stage, Mr Haynes for donating the Hay bales, and Banbury Litho for printing our posters. These 3 companies help us every year and we are so grateful for everything that you do. Without the help of all the above organisations, and those of you who have supported our fundraising events throughout the year, 2016 would be an even harder struggle, and on behalf of the Party in the Park Committee we would like to thank you all. If you, or your company, would like to help in anyway please get in touch. We are still looking for sponsors, raffle prizes, and volunteers. Our contact details are below. Party in the Park is one of Adderbury's largest and arguably most popular community events, enjoyed by families and villagers of all ages and hopefully here we have been able to give you some idea of the costs of our event and how much work is involved in organising and trying to raise money to fund it every year. Saturday 18 June will be a great day, and we are all looking forward to it, so come along and join in the fun with us, and please do give what you can to our buckets on the day! Thank you for reading this. Linda Leslie, 01295 810211, The Party in the Park Committee




UNDER SECTION 17 OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 [Kevin Behan] of [Lucy Plackett Playing Field] Propose to Licence these Premises to [performance of live music, playing of recorded music and supply of late night th refreshments]. Representations can be made in writing by [30 May 2016] to Head of Corporate Services, The Licensing Authority, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4AA, Tel: 01295 221535, Fax: 01295 270028, E-Mail:, Web: Full details of the application can be inspected by appointment at the address above. It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction of the offence is not exceeding £5,000.

ADDERBURY "WHEELS" In addition to Saturday mornings beginning 9.30 am, now as nights are getting lighter we will be starting Wednesday early evening cycle rides from 6.30 pm sharp outside the library - through to September. Afterwards a drink / food at the Bell pub if you want!! Double the chance to be more fit and sociable! Feel free to come along, just need a hybrid or mountain bike as we do go on bridle ways and off the road. Dust down your bike and come and get some fun exercise at a pace that suits all abilities Andy Howard

THREE SPIRES CHALLENGE – ENTRIES OPEN Are you ready for a challenge? Come and join us on Sunday 10 July for our ninth Three Spires Challenge – we have something for everyone, with a Half Marathon Run, Half Marathon Walk, 10K Run and – new this year! – a 5K Fun Run (min. age 11). And not forgetting four Junior Fun Runs for ages 4–10! There‟s always a friendly atmosphere, and most of the runs are off-road so you can enjoy our beautiful countryside. Please visit our website: Or if you can help us on the day as a marshal, please contact race director Matthew Burnell: / 07802456046. And if you‟d like to join Adderbury Running Club on one of our weekly runs, we meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We cater for all abilities, from complete beginner to experienced runner. We also meet in The Bell from 8.00 pm every third Thursday of the month. For more details, please contact Joanna Edwards: / 816825. Joanna Edwards

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY The recent door-to-door collection in the Village on behalf of the Children‟s Society raised a total of £566. Thanks are due to all who contributed and, of course, to the collectors who made it possible. For more information on the Children‟s Society visit Colin Ewles



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SINGING FOR THE SOMME One hundred years ago this year, one of the bloodiest battles known to human history had just begun. Near 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed in the Battle of the Somme which continued from 1 July until 18 November, 1916. As these heroes packed up their troubles and marched on to fight for their King and Country, songs and music became a way to boost their morale, articulate their losses and celebrate their successes. These songs and these poems remain with us today and on the centenary of the Somme we will recall them together in music and dance to remember those men and women who fought for us in the Great War. On 8 July we invite you to step back with us to 1916 to watch, participate, and enjoy an evening of the music that united so many through one of the darkest chapters of human history. Listen to the rousing house brass band, the love letters of the Tommy, and the infamous writers from the era whilst canapés are provided and locally brewed Hook Norton ale is served. One hundred years ago these songs were used to help those in troubled times, and today we wish to continue to do the same by donating all proceeds to The Royal British Legion and to the Katharine House Hospice. Led by Royal Academy of Music‟s Joseph Cummings, a chorus of local actors and musicians will be performing for your entertainment, yet the evening will need as much audience participation as possible. Fancy dress is encouraged! Tickets will be priced at £10, including canapés and nibbles. The event will be held in Adderbury‟s Village Institute, doors opening from 7.00 pm and starting at 7.30 pm. There will be a bar with locally brewed Hook Norton ale available. All proceeds will go to the charities. Tickets will be available from and The Bell Inn Adderbury. You can also contact or call 075324 46665 to book tickets. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @singforthesomme for more information and all updates. Florence Taylor


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3 June Royal Birthday - Storytime and Craft session 4 June Royal Birthday - Treasure Hunt 10 June Meet the Author - Sharon Bolton 9 July Book sale 8 August Meet the Author - Clare Macintosh Rhymetime - every Thursday Friday 3 June 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm in the Library ROYAL BIRTHDAY EVENT FREE! Royal Storytime/craft session. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. Stories followed by craft activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have some fun. Saturday 4 June ROYAL TREASURE HUNT Collect clue sheet from Library or FOCAL stand on The Green. Return completed sheet either to Library or stand. If the Library is closed there is a postbox by side door. All correct entries received by 9.00 am Monday 6 June will be entered in a draw for bottle of Champagne. £5 to enter. Friday 10 June 7.00 for 7.30 pm in the Library SHARON BOLTON: A FOCAL MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT Sharon Bolton is an English author of mystery fiction. She lives near Oxford. She has also been published under the name S.J. Bolton. Sharon grew up in a cotton-mill town in Lancashire and had an eclectic early career which she is now rather embarrassed about. She gave it all up to become a mother and a writer. Bolton is the author of the Lacey Flint series of police procedural novels. Her novel Blood Harvest is the winner of the 2010 CWA Gold Dagger Award. Her novel Awakening is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award. In 2014, Like This, For Ever was named RT Magazine‟s Best Contemporary Thriller in the US and in France; Now You See Me won the Plume de Bronze. That same year, Sharon was awarded the CWA Dagger in the library, for her entire body of work. TICKETS £8 (including a glass of wine). AVAILABLE FROM: Adderbury Library OR by e-mail from Keith Mitchell on Saturday 9 July at 10.00 am in the Library BOOK SALE All proceeds go to help keep the library open

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8 August 2016, Church House A FOCAL MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT

Clare Mackintosh was a police officer for twelve years with time in the CID and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is now a full-time author. Her first novel, I Let You Go, was published in 2015, was listed as a Sunday Times Bestseller and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in this year. It has been selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV‟s Loose Women‟s „Loose Books‟. Her second book is called I See You and is due to be published in August 2016. There will be a book signing for I See You. 4:00 pm for 4:30 pm Tickets £6.00 per head including tea and cakes. Booking arrangements will be published shortly every Thursday morning in Adderbury Library Singing 10.00 - 10.30 followed by coffee and chat till 11.00 am RHYMETIME A FOCAL FUND RAISING EVENT Help your babies/children learn to love books and reading through singing and playing along to nursery rhymes and visiting the library together. Children age 04yrs. Entry 50p per child – all welcome All proceeds go to helping keep the library open WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON Thanks for your help John, MOB: 07831 771 087

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TOP AWARD FOR ANOTHER ADDERBURY SCOUT Members of the 1st Adderbury Scout Troop are celebrating after another of the Troop‟s members achieved the coveted Chief Scouts Gold Award - the highest award possible for a Scout. HARVEY RYE (15) received his award at the Troop‟s meeting 26 April in Adderbury Institute. The presentation was made by the former Assistant County Commissioner and st 1 Deddington Group Scout Leader, Janet Duxbury, watched by the Troop‟s other members and Harvey‟s family. Harvey, who is a pupil at Warriner School, was scheduled to attend the prestigious county awards presentation day in Oxford on 7 May. 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. Janet Duxbury said, “It is fantastic to see a young person become so involved in his village activities outside of Scouting to gain his Gold Chief Scout‟s Award. Harvey will have the advantage of being able to add these achievements to his CV”. Scout Leader Andy Green added, “Harvey worked very hard to achieve this award. Today there are so many calls on a young person‟s time it takes true grit, determination and loyalty to succeed and pass all the requirements of the Chief Scouts Gold Award. At st 1 Adderbury we are all very proud of him.” Harvey completed various projects as part of his Chief Scouts Gold Award including research work into the sporting habits of Adderbury‟s teenagers. This helped provide the evidence for the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan team of the need for enhanced sport facilities in the village. Harvey also volunteered to help with environmental projects at Adderbury Lakes and worked with the after-school club at Christopher Rawlins Primary School. In addition Harvey took on various leadership roles, learned various life skills, performed in several stage sketches, attended numerous camps and attempted adventurous activities including canoeing, caving, white water rafting and quad biking. Andy Green

Janet Duxbury (right) presents Harvey Rye (left) with his Chief Scout‟s Gold Award.



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A lovely afternoon of entertainment occurred on 13 April when we were visited by an excellent concert party who call themselves "The Impropter." A wonderful afternoon very much enjoyed. The A.G.M. was held on 27 April. The committee was elected en-bloc with one new member. Dot agreed to carry on as chairman, Rhoda as secretary, and Pat as treasurer. After last year‟s minutes were read and signed concern was discussed as to the decrease in members some through illness and worse and the future of the club. We were able to welcome two new members and hope things will improve. After 36 years it would be nice to be able to keep going. After the business was complete a surprise visitor, John Webb, rounded off the afternoon with an interesting talk on the N.H.S. and how it affected people in this area. With thanks to him for calling in to enlighten us on a subject that applies to us all. Rhoda Woodward


FOSMA continued their busy year with a most entertaining and informative evening with Sir Tony Baldry, Chair of the Church Buildings Council responsible for the maintenance and care of the 16,000 parish churches in England. £568 was raised and thanks go to Sir Tony for generously giving up his time for us, and also to everyone who supported the evening. Events for your diary: Our series of events continues on 24 June when Dr Michael Courtenay – a long time resident of Manor Road – will be in conversation with Anthony Wagg recalling his time at Belsen immediately after its liberation. It promises to be a fascinating evening, and we do hope you will come and hear his story in Church House at 7.00 pm. Tickets at £8 are available from Trish Fennell on 07712 012997and and Val Scarff 810386. There will be a bar. On 10 July we are hoping for fine weather for this year‟s „Jazz in the Garden‟ at The Old Mill House, Mill Lane by kind permission of Tim and Karen Bestwick. Bring your picnic and drinks and enjoy their beautiful garden while listening to the music of Dickie White and Friends. Tickets £10 as above. The garden is open from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. We continue to appreciate your support. If you would like to become a member of FOSMA or need more details, please contact our Membership Secretary Nick Fennell on 07850 017393 or Trish Fennell, Chairman


Grants are available for school leavers going onto further education, university, or apprenticeships. The criterion 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.

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Chris and I had a great day at the Hooky Awards at Towcester Racecourse on Monday 9 May with a VIP dinner followed by the awards ceremony and an evening of horse racing. We are absolutely thrilled to have won the following three awards: BEER QUALITY AND CELLAR MANAGEMENT PUB OF THE YEAR COMMUNITY PUB OF THE YEAR And overall HOOK NORTON BREWERY PUB OF THE YEAR. As winners of the last award we presented the prizes to the owner, trainer, and jockey winner of the first race and were treated to champagne in the owner‟s hospitality box. After less than two years in the pub trade we are delighted. The team at The Bell have put in a lot of work, but we also thank Adderbury and all our customers for supporting us and traditional pub culture. We really feel that The Bell is the heart of the village again. Sandra Shallis, The Bell


At last month‟s meeting, Jeannine Timms gave a presentation on Portrait, Studio and Wedding Photography. A keen amateur photographer, Jeannine turned professional three and a half years ago, and since that time, has developed a local business specialising primarily in portrait and studio work. While undertaking some wedding photography for friends, she finds this type of work can sometimes be difficult commercially, due to the nature of the occasion and the number of people involved. Her preference is, therefore, to act as a „second shooter‟ at weddings whenever possible, using natural light for the photographs rather than flash. However, Jeannine‟s main business derives from portrait work, particularly of children, taken informally in the home environment. Again, she avoids flash for this purpose and typically works at speeds of around 1/60 second at 100 ASA using a Canon Mk 5D camera, with a Canon 500D as back-up. Portraits often involve a degree of post-production work to remove lighting irregularities, skin blemishes, tattoos, etc., and for this work Jeannine uses Lightroom and Photoshop for software processing. For more formal portraiture, however, Jeannine prefers to hire a studio as she lacks this facility currently - although it does form part of her future plans. Jeannine is very interested in commercial studio photography and promotes her work in various trade magazines. For this purpose, she uses the studio electronic flash equipment and either hires a recognised model, or forms a relationship with an aspiring model who similarly wishes to promote herself. Overall, a most interesting and refreshingly honest account of the transition from being an amateur to a professional photographer, accompanied by a wealth of photographs and details of lessons learnt along the way, that was much appreciated by Jeannine‟s audience. The next meetings of the Society are on 1 June when member Randall Miles ARPS AFIAP will give a second presentation on his photographic experiences entitled „Tales of future excursions to the wilds,‟ followed on 6 July by professional photographer Dan Evans who returns to present „Lens lore - using the lens for best creative effect.‟ Both meetings will be held at 7.30 pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. In addition, two Outdoor Workshops are planned for 15 June and 20 July, details of which will appear on the Society‟s web site. Everyone is welcome to attend the Society‟s meetings and activities, so do please come along and meet us all. John Branton, 30


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ADDERBURY CRICKET NEEDS YOU! Fancy a game? - phone Richard Lambden now on 810567. Well you never know, one day we might get our cricket field back, but in the meantime we will have to make do with the 22nd staging of the annual match against the boys from Milton. This year the big match will be on Sunday 3 July at Warriner School at 2.00 pm, when we will be defending our hold on the Millennium Trophy, inaugurated as part of the village celebrations in 1995. Adderbury only recently regained the trophy, and this year we think we can do the business again. But only if we can turn out a really passionate team of Adderburians with the odd tinge of talent – we‟ve got the backbone of a side, but we need to flush out three or four more stalwarts, young or old, good or bad - but up for the crack and a few beers. The Adderbury Barmy Army is always the best part of our performance – we look forward to seeing all our supporters again this year – the teas are well worth the trip! Nick Fennell

WI Adderbury & District WI meeting took place at Church House as The Institute was busy with local council election activity. We had a good evening for our 2016 Resolutions discussions with voting on the two subjects going forward to the NFWI Annual Meeting in Brighton in June. Our guest speaker was Maggie Rampley from Wardington House Nursing Home, who spoke of her working experiences as Matron of Wardington House and their care of its residents, touching on Alzheimer‟s disease which is one of the mental illnesses under the umbrella term Dementia, for which there is no known cure. Currently, there are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. Our Book Group meet to discuss Victoria Hislop‟s book The Return, and a members‟ walk to Horton and Horley will take place later in the month. Our Grow Wild Seed flower garden at Katharine House Hospice is alive with perennial sowings from last year, and extra sowings have taken place in areas laid to waste by the activities of burrowing rabbits. We have a friendly robin keeping us company while we garden. We are also gardening and sowing wild plants and seeds at Adderbury Lakes which is very exciting. We meet on 2 June at 7.30 pm at The Institute with guest speaker Victor Ince on Upton House. New members are always welcome at The Institute on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm where they are assured of an enthusiastic reception. Further details may 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



HERBERT MCDOWIE (19 APR 1915 - 29 MAR 2016)

Fond memories of Uncle Herbert. He was the third son of Florence and William, who worked on the farm for Mr Goffe. Herbert was a pupil at the boy‟s school in Adderbury; the headmaster was Mr Walker. He played football with the school team on the Green, opposite the school. At the back of the school the boys did the garden as part of their lessons. The family moved to Bedford in 1935 owing to foot and mouth on the farm. For the silver jubilee of King George and Queen Mary 1935 he was on parade along the route to Westminster. The Second World War he joined the Royal Air force to be with his brother William. Herbert was sent overseas where he was cook for the service men. He went to many different places abroad, and after the war he came back to England. After leaving the Air Force he got a job as school caretaker which he said “was jolly hard work.” He came with his daughter, stayed at the Red Lion, and visited his nieces, his old school, and where his sister once worked, which he enjoyed as well as meeting some residents of the village. He was always very fond of Adderbury. He reached the wonderful age of a hundred receiving congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Air Force, and the W orks and Pension. The family enjoyed a tea party with his sister and friends. Sadly he passed away peacefully at Elcombe House, De Parys Avenue, Bedford on 29 March, 2016. Rest in peace Uncle Herby. Anne Williams (niece)


On 4 June, as part of the village celebrations for the Queen’s birthday, Cine Club will be showing Royal Films, with vintage footage of the Queen and Royal family, during the day at the Institute. Anyone is welcome to drop in as they please to watch part (or the whole) of the films. On 10 June we will screen The Lady in the Van (2015, dir. Nicholas Hytner, writer Alan Bennett, starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, certificate 12A). A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway. As usual the evening will take place at the Institute. The doors will open at 7.30 pm and the film presentation starts at 8.00 pm. Tickets are £4 for casual members and £6 for non-members. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer, soft and hot drinks. For tickets contact Helena Scott by email at or phone 01295 810708. Further Dates for your Diary: We will then be having a break over the summer and our new season starts on 16 September with a Meals & Reels evening and the film Bridge of Spies (2015, dir. Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance – in an Oscar winning performance, certificate 12A). In the cold war, a lawyer is recruited by the CIA to defend a soviet spy and be involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spyplane pilot, Francis G. Powers. Thereafter we plan to show Suffragette on Friday, 14 October (this is our AGM night too), Carol as part of a Meals & Reels night on Friday, 11 November and Brooklyn on Friday, 9 December. Check for up to date information and remember you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Helena Scott




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NIGEL RANDALL Dear Villagers, I feel very honoured to have been re-elected to serve as one of the three Cherwell District Councillors who now cover the recently enlarged Adderbury (and Milton), Bloxham and Bodicote Ward, and I would like to express my personal thanks to all those who took the trouble to vote for me. As each of your three councillors lives in a different part of the Ward we have each agreed to maintain our personal focus on our home villages. So, residents of Adderbury and Milton should in the first instance continue to contact me directly at home if you have any issues you wish to raise concerning Cherwell District Council matters: however, you also now have the personal choice of contacting either of my councillor colleagues. Once again, thank you. Nigel Randall Your District Councillor contact details are:  Mike Bishop (Bodicote):; 01295-275615  Chris Heath (Bloxham):; 01295-720705  Nigel Randall (Adderbury & Milton):; 01295810233


Festival of Open Gardens (29 May 2016 - 11 September 2016) - 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Katharine House Hospice. To observe this special time Katharine House is holding an extra special Silver Anniversary Festival of Open Gardens Campaign. This year we have over 30 gardens all around Oxfordshire open from May to September, including Broughton Castle and Katharine House Hospice gardens. For more details please download a copy of the brochure at Midnight Walk (25 June 2016) Banbury Cricket Club, Bodicote - The 10th Midnight Walk will again start from Banbury Cricket Club in Bodicote on Saturday 25 June! Registration now open. Entry fee is £20. You are asked to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship. Sign-up now! Adderbury Golf Day (8 July) See details on page 37.


Wartime Living at Upton House and Gardens Over the next couple of months we have plenty of opportunities to discover more about life during the Second World War. From cooking to cars, there are chances to get involved and explore 1940s living. As well as our event programme, the gardens are really beginning to come into their own, with beautiful blossoms springing into life everywhere.

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AGA Workshop: VE Afternoon Tea 9 June 10.00-2.00 pm An exclusive chance to see our kitchen come to life with an inspiring AGA demonstration. Celebrate victory with us and enjoy afternoon tea prepared on the AGA and explore Upton House on a private tour. £20 per ticket. Vintage transport weekend 18-19 June (Father’s Day) Come along to celebrate Father‟s Day weekend with a fascinating display of pre-war vehicles on the driveway and music on the terrace. Normal admission prices apply. Rag Rugging workshop Saturday 25 June, 2.00-5.00 pm During the war nothing was wasted, not even rags! Have a go at making your own lavender bag while enjoying rations of delicious tea and cake. £25 Booking essential. Helena Avery-Clarke, Marketing and Events Officer 36



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