Volume 38, No. 2 March 2015 Volume 38, No. 2
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DIARY MARCH 2015 3 Gardening Club - John Mattock on 'Roses, yesterday, today and tomorrow' Church House - 7.30pm 4 Photographic Society - Presentation by Alan Fretten: 'So long and thanks for the fish - sport, rock bands and travel - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 5 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2.00pm 5 Adderbury & District WI - Institute - 7.30pm 7 Adderbury Lakes working party - 9.00am 7 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11.00am - 12.00 noon 7 Mothers' Day Gift Market - Institute - 11am - 2pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for April Contact 11 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 12 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening - Institute - 6.00pm 13 Adderbury Cine Club - ‘Pride’ - Institute - 7.30pm 14 Katharine House Hospice Stall Sale - Institute - 11.00am - 2.00pm 16 History Association - Deborah Hayter: Ridge and Furrow - what’s it all about? - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 17 The Big Sing with Chris James - Methodist Hall - 7.00 - 8.30pm - Contact Gill Randall 812552 for details. 18 Photographic Society - Workshop on 'Exposure modes.' - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 19 Adderbury Running Club’s 'Runners Hour' - The Bell - 8.00pm 25 Adderbury Evergreens - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 27 Adderbury Friday Club - The Bell - 12.30pm - for all homeworkers - details Nick Fennell 811059 27 FOSMA - talk by Anthony Wagg on the Battle of Isandlwana - Church House 7.30pm - tickets 811059 28 Spring Fling Ceilidh for Party in the Park funds – Institute – 7.30 - 11pm – see details on page 14 28 Katharine House Black Dyke Brass Band Concert - St Mary’s Church Banbury - 7.30pm 31 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm APRIL 2015 1 Photographic Society - Presentation by members - ‘My attempts at abstract photography.' - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 2 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2.00pm 2 Adderbury & District WI - Institute - 7.30pm 4 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11.00am - 12.00 noon 7 Gardening Club - Presentation by Heather Ashton - 'The Gardens at Upton House' - 7.30pm - details 812679
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8 Adderbury Evergreens – lunch – details to be confirmed 9 Adderbury Community Food Market –Indoor Farmers’ Market and social evening - Institute – 6.00pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for May Contact 11 Adderbury Lakes working party - 9.00am 15 Photographic Soc - Workshop on 'Sensor sensitivity and white balance’ Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm. 16 Annual Parish Meeting – venue to be confirmed 16 Adderbury Running Club’s 'Runners Hour' - The Bell - 8.00pm 20 Adderbury History Association - AGM and Barry Davis - the History of the bells and bell ringing in Adderbury - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 22 Adderbury Evergreens - AGM - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm - all welcome 24 Adderbury Friday Club - The Bell - 12.30pm - for all homeworkers - details Nick Fennell 811059 25 Adderbury Day of Dance 28 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm THE BIG SING 17 MARCH ‘Everyone has a beautiful voice’ Come and enjoy a fun and interesting evening with Chris James on Tuesday, 17 March 7.00 - 8.30pm in the Methodist Chapel Hall. Chris is from Australia and travelling UK for a month, so it’s a great opportunity to have him in Adderbury for one night only. You may enjoy singing or you may have the belief that you can’t sing; either way is not a problem. No singing experience or music knowledge required. You can check out Chris’s website: www.chrisjames.net/ Cost: £12 Contact: by phone Gill Randall 01295 812552 or email@example.com A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Eleventh Adderbury Golf Day in aid of Katharine House Hospice Friday 3 July 12.30pm Rye Hill Golf Club Be there! Details from Nick Fennell 811059
CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Revd Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. 810309 Contact for weddings, baptisms or other pastoral needs ST MARY’S Regular Services: 8.00am Holy Communion (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday each month) 10.30am Informal, All-age Service (1st Sunday) Parish Communion (2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday each month) Morning Prayer (5th Sunday) 6.00pm Evensong (unless otherwise advertised) 10.00am Every Wednesday: Holy Communion ST JOHN’S, MILTON Regular Services 9.15am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL, Revd Lin Francis. 262602 Sunday services 10.30am March 1 Miss V. Trinder March 8 Deacon M. Hale March 15 united service at Bodicote Methodist Church March 22 Rev. C. Eddy, Communion Service March 29 service led by members of the congregation Tuesday "drop in" for private prayer or quiet reflection - 12 noon to 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome and you are free to come and go as you please. For more information contact Val Trinder on 811139. ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES are held every Sunday at the Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kings Sutton, and the congregation of the former St. George's Chapel now worship there. ADDERBURY QUAKER MEETING HOUSE - Horn Hill Road OX17 3EW. (Gate labelled ‘No Dogs Allowed’) Correspondence Clerk - Judith Mason - 720900 Meeting for worship at 2.30pm 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.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER The interdenominational Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 6 March 2015 at the Methodist Chapel at 2.00pm. This year the service has been prepared by the women of The Bahamas. Friends from the Methodist, Anglican, United Reform, Roman Catholic, and Quaker churches will be taking part. Refreshments will be served after the service. All are very welcome. Rhoda Callow
LOCAL SERVICES ADDERBURY LIBRARY OPENING TIMES Tel: 810545 Tuesday: 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 3.00pm to 7.00pm Thursday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm Friday: 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Saturday: 9.30am to 1.00pm ADDERBURY POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday: 9.00am to 12.30pm Friday: 9.00am to 1.30pm TO BOOK A VENUE Institute Book online at www.adderburyinstitute.com Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Hall Rhoda Woodward 810964 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 FARMERS MARKETS Adderbury Banbury Chipping Norton Deddington
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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10.00am to 12 noon at the Methodist Schoolroom. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10.00am to 12 noon. You will be very welcome at both these venues -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LIP-READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10.00am to 11.30am at The Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast on 01869 338637. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, 28 ST MARY'S ROAD, ADDERBURY We would like to thank everyone who visited our Christmas Lights and helped us to raise ÂŁ1,920.00 for Katharine House Hospice. This amount includes proceeds from a couple of car boot sales we did and the sale of our excess homegrown veg. Jenny and Stewart West
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We began the new year on January 14th with a talk by Ronnie Johnson of Star Travel to remind us of lovely holidays when the winter has gone and warmer days. There was no meeting on the 28th as 16 members went to Oxford Theatre to see Top Hat. We are now in the process of putting together a program of speakers and outings. We would also welcome new members and visitors please come and join us for an enjoyable afternoon. Rhoda Woodward
While those that lived in Adderbury West Thought Bryants grocery store the best. Two bakers we had Wallin and Hall They delivered bread right to your door. Will Howes the carrier for a very small charge, Did shopping and brought it home in his cart. Keytes post Office next to Long Wall, Just a tiny hatch in a very small hall, But with savings, parcels, Stamps and post Pensions and telegrams they were able to cope. Nine pubs and two Blacksmiths I also recall Yes I remember the days when we had them all.
MEMORIES Do you remember when few people owned a car And no-one had a credit card, We all went to our village shops Bryants, Brays, Fletchers or the Co-op Where goods were tied in a neat parcel No sign at all of a wire basket. So folks could draw their Divi twice a year, A tiny cheque from a book they'd tear
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Thank you to Sheena and all the singers who turned out for the carol singing in aid of Katharine House Hospice. We raised ÂŁ200.89. Look forward to seeing you all next year! Thanks Gill Osborne
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BELLS COMMEMORATE ADDERBURY MEN WHO DIED IN WW1 “You might have heard the sound of the bells ringing on Sunday evening 1 February and perhaps noticed the more sombre sound. The bells were halfmuffled to provide a more sombre, echo-like effect, as usually only heard in the village during remembrance in November. The ringing on this date was specifically arranged to commemorate the life of Lt Col E C L Hoskyns, who was killed at the Battle of Langemarck on 20 October 1914 and was therefore the first of those remembered on the Adderbury war memorial to have died during WW1. It is intended that this will form the first of a series of special half-muffled quarter peals (approximately 45-minute set pieces of ringing) to mark the 100th anniversaries of the deaths of each of those from Adderbury whose lives were cut short during WW1 (a total of 30 names as found on the village war memorial, spread over the period of 4 years), where possible taking place on or as near as possible to the actual anniversary of the death of each person. So if you hear a similar sound over the course of the coming few years it may well be another of the series – spare a moment to remember those who fought, and in particular the villagers who died 100 years ago.” http://www.adderbury.org/ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RIVER THAMES The Environment Agency, which is navigation authority for the Thames, is now recruiting for the 2015 season and are looking for volunteers who can commit to assisting at least one day a week between May and the end of September. Volunteers can agree their days with lock keepers but need to be available from 10 to 5. If you would like to find out more about volunteering on the Thames and to receive an information pack and application form, please contact the Volunteer team on 01491 828360 or email email@example.com. Theresa Goss MARKET BY THE GREEN
Mothers' Day Gift Market Saturday 7th March 11am till 2pm Why not pop along on Saturday morning and browse through our market offering a choice of beautiful locally made gifts for any occasion but especially for Mothers' Day the following week. We have hand-made cards, jewellery, candles, knitted and crocheted gifts, scarves, animal portraits, nappy cakes and baby gift baskets to name a few. Finish off with a relaxing tea or coffee, a delicious home-made cake or treat yourself to a light lunch at the Vintage Cafe. We look forward to seeing you. Emma Glover
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ADDERBURY COMMUNITY FOOD MARKET Thursday 12 March, 6pm – 8pm at the Institute, The Green, Adderbury www.market.adderbury.org www.facebook.com/adderburyfoodmarket Adderbury’s not-for-profit food market goes from strength to strength on the second Thursday of each month. Have a look at our website to see what we have in store this month – whether it’s a great range of fresh food to buy, or a delicious meal to eat in or take away. To date over £1200 has been raised for village good causes, with Party in the Park being the latest beneficiary. Have you visited the market yet? Put the date in your diary now! Nick Fennell PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Last month, Bob Brind-Surch gave a most interesting presentation on ‘Macro photography.’ A retired physics teacher, Bob had been interested in photography from his youth and, on retirement, has now turned his hobby into a full-time activity with numerous commercial commissions, workshops and organised wildlife safaris to Africa and elsewhere. For his presentation, Bob concentrated on macro techniques, explaining the principles of magnification for different types of cameras, the limitations of lenses for this type of work, and the pros/cons of close-up lenses, extension tubes and dedicated macro lenses. He then reviewed the benefits of reversing lens adapters, together with the use of various items such as clamps, ring flashes, light panels, laboratory jacks and focussing racks. Bob concluded by examining a post-production software technique known as ‘focus stacking,’ whereby the limitations of the shallow depth of field normally associated with macro work can be completely overcome. Bob made a somewhat technical presentation easy to understand by showing diagrams and photographs at each stage of his presentation, and by physically demonstrating the use of each item of equipment. He then concluded with a question/answer session and gave members a 25 page copy of his presentation, that lasted a total of 135 minutes. In summary, an absorbing and stimulating ‘tour de force’ of macro photography by someone with an intimate knowledge of his subject, which was much appreciated by his audience. The next meeting of the Society is on 4 March, when Alan Fretten will give a presentation entitled ‘So long and thanks for the fish - a selection of images covering sport, rock bands and travel.’ This will be followed by a workshop on 18 March about ‘camera exposure modes,’ and the Annual General Meeting of the Society occurs on 1 April together with a subsequent presentation by members on ‘My attempts at abstract photography.’ All meetings are at 7.30pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho, and everyone is welcome to attend. John Branton, www.adandd.co.uk 11 11
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SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 21 March The Institute - from 7.30pm Party in the Park 2015 Welcomes Spring Fundraiser more details to follow â€Ś Tina St John-Stevens
ADDERBURY HISTORY ASSOCIATION Our 2015 programme started well on January 19 with a talk by Stephen Barker entitled ‘Oxfordshire on the Home Front’. Stephen is a Heritage Adviser and involved with museum projects and local history development throughout the county, including the recent exhibition at Banbury Museum. His enthusiasm for research and the use of original source material was reflected in his presentation. Not only did we see pictures of relevant posters, photographs and other ephemera but he also quoted many examples from newspapers, correspondence and conversations. Others were drawn from official documents. An insight into an area covering Henley, Witney, Oxford, Chipping Norton and Banbury provided an overview of what was happening almost everywhere during WW1. Using themes ranging from military units to civilian morals, white feathers to munition factories and outbreak to armistice Stephen took us through an account of life as it would have been from 1914 to 1918 and he recommended places to visit for further interest and information. Our meetings are held monthly and new members are always welcome. Or come as a visitor and find out more about the village or local history in general. We have a variety of publications available including The Quaker Meeting House, A history of the Coach and Horses and In it Together: Adderbury at war. The website history.adderbury.org has details of how to obtain these as well as other information including this year’s programme. We can also be found on Facebook (follow the link from the website). Jean Davis ADDERBURY PARISH COUNCIL GRANTS 2015 Adderbury Parish Council has set aside a budget of £2,000 for the financial year 2015/16 that may be awarded in the form of grants to groups based in the village whose activities benefit residents. The Parish Council has established some simple criteria for awarding grants, basic guidelines for applicants and a common application process in the hope of achieving an outcome that treats all applicants as fairly as possible. The guidelines are also intended to help applicants decide whether to pursue a grant application in the first place and to ensure that the criteria for awarding grants are clearly understood by both applicants and councillors alike. Grants for 2015 will be agreed at the Parish Council meeting on 20 May 2014 and applications will need to be received by Friday 8 May 2015. For further details and an application form, please contact Theresa Goss on 01295 710965 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Theresa Goss
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On 3 February it was good to have Peter Sheasby back to show us the photographs he has taken on his travels. This time, it was Switzerland and it’s flowers and mountains. Travelling down from the north-east through valleys, villages, meadows and mountains, the variations in soil and habitat are enormous. How uplifting to see alpine meadows with native gentians, pulsatillas and saxifrage growing in abundance and snow-capped mountains forming the background. More than forty species of orchids grow in different areas. Many amongst the vineyards on the south-facing slopes of the river Rhine. On a three day trip first by mountain railway through the Lurdbarn Tunnel then walking and climbing to high-ground, on the north side of the Rhone Valley, edelweiss are widespread, also alpine buttercups which are white or pale pink. At 9,000feet Peter saw some Apollo butterflies, large beauties with translucent wings, which you would not find in Britain. Another treat was to find tiny five petalled vivid-blue flowers forming cushions, growing seemingly out of the stone. These are eritrichium nanum “King of the Alps.” On the hills and mountains around lake Zurich alkaline lovers like Iris – sibirica bloom prolifically and, as the snow melts various flowers appear. The soldanella – like snowbells, toadflax in orange and blue, bearded campanulas and pink campions. Many beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and villages bought the talk to a close. Our Chairman, Sue Prentice gave a vote of thanks which was warmly applauded by all who had braved the awful winter weather to attend. Barbara Talbot Note: 1. Next month 3 March our speaker is John Mattock. The talk is titled “Roses Yesterday, today and tomorrow.” 2. The Club’s “Plant and Cake” Sale is due in May. Donations of plants, cakes, and bread etc. will be gratefully accepted, so get planting and plan the baking. Rod Roberts 1ST ADDERBURY GUIDES We’re doing a chocolate challenge badge this term. This involves chocolate games, chocolate puzzles, cooking with chocolate, and of course eating chocolate! Hopefully all the Guides will have completed enough activities to gain the chocolate challenge badge by Easter. We also had a Harry Potter theme evening, to coincide with Harry Potter book night.
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30 YEARS OF STEPPING AHEAD! Well, our shop may be closed at present, but upstairs Step Ahead Hairdressers is still a thriving business which this month celebrates 30 years of trading. Contact went to visit owner Pat Walker to find the secret of her success, and found a warm and buzzing environment, with plenty of chatter (‘you have to be a good listener’ says Pat). Pat was born in The Rise and has lived in Adderbury all her life. She set up Step Ahead when she was just 22, after training with Andre and Achille in Banbury. The shop had been closed for some time (!) so it must have been a daunting task, but with the full support of family and friends she made it work. Maggie Baker joined her 16 years ago and stayed on to form a great team. The salon caters for ladies and men, with some home visits thrown in. The clientele is very varied, and some loyalists come from miles around. What’s changed in those 30 years? – well Pat has certainly had to keep up with fashion trends and products, and she says she never stops learning. She is proud to be an appointed salon for KMS and Schwartzkopf. And the secret? I think it’s in the fact that Pat still relishes her role – ‘it’s not like just coming to work’ – and the future looks bright for a few more years yet ... Pat’s message to the people of Adderbury? ‘Thanks for all your custom over the years. Those who haven’t found us yet – do please come and see for yourselves!’ Nick Fennell 1ST ADDERBURY GUIDES continued from page 18 At the end of the Harry Potter night we had a presentation for Sophie Taylor, who had achieved her Baden-Powell Challenge. This challenge is the highest award you can achieve as a Guide, and Sophie had worked very hard to achieve this, including running activities for the other Guides, and attending a cooking weekend with other Guides from the County. Our District Commissioner, Marian Trinder, came to present Sophie with her award. One of our leaders, Lisa Collett, had made an amazing cake for Sophie based on the Harry Potter theme, but also including references to many of the things she had done for the award. After Easter we hope to get out-of-doors for some of our activities. We will be preparing for our summer camp, which will be the Quest County camp. This promises to be an amazing experience for the Guides, with some great activities planned, and an opportunity to make friends with other Guides from across the County, and with our international visitors. If you are interested in Adderbury Guides, don’t fail to let us know! We are always looking for new members, and we’re open to any girls aged 10 to 14. If you want to find out a bit more about us, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01869 338397 To register your interest, you can go to www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested Mary Brodey (Guide Leader)
FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S ADDERBURY (FOSMA) What is the purpose of FOSMA? Our aim is to raise funds to help maintain the fabric of St. Mary’s Church for the benefit of present and future generations of all villagers (lots of people use the church irrespective of religious beliefs!). Since FOSMA was formed in 2009 it has become a registered charity and raised over £40,000 towards the repair and upkeep of our beautiful church building. Where does the money go? FOSMA has paid for various works including the splendid wrought iron gate at the South Porch, repairs to broken windows and new bearings to allow the bells to continue to be rung. As a result of the recent full architectural review of the state of the church building, the Fabric Committee has prioritised the required work to which FOSMA will contribute. The first such project in 2014 was the refurbishment of the south window at a cost of £9,000. Just imagine how much it costs for the upkeep of your house and then think how much it costs to maintain an ancient Grade II listed building, some of which dates back 800 years. How do we raise the money? We have organised many enjoyable events such as wine tastings, factory visits, jazz in the garden concerts, poetry evenings, talks on British canals and antiques th valuation days- to name but a few! Our next event is on Friday 27 March at 7.30pm in Church House. By popular demand Anthony Wagg is revisiting us with his riveting talk on Isandlwana and the Zulus. Further events will be advertised in Contact and on www.adderbury.org. Currently we have booked: 8 May -- The ever popular Poetry Evening, hosted by Margaret Williams 5 July – ‘Jazz in the Garden’ of the Old Mill House, Mill Lane, 2pm to 5pm. Bring a picnic! In addition we are grateful to receive support from a number of businesses including Prodrive Ltd, Walford & Round opticians, Bonham’s and Trade Secrets. Please would you become a Friend of St Mary’s? A very important and appreciated source of income is from all the individuals who have already become Friends. Please consider supporting the upkeep of the church building by becoming a FOSMA member. For full details see the next page. Should you have any questions about FOSMA then please do not hesitate to contact our chairman Trish Fennell on 811059 or email@example.com.
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ADDERBURY THEATRE WORKSHOP PANTO: CINDERSMELLA ADDERBURY INSTITUTE JANUARY 15 16 17 2015-01-17 Wow! New Year, new panto, new ATW – what a difference! This production by director Jamie Cox and his team was full of innovation, creativity and modern twists. And Gary Leonardi’s brilliant script seemed like a force-fit of a bizarre version of the traditional story into his huge repertoire of oneliners (eg – she was prosecuted for stealing a calendar – she got 12 months! – boom boom). A novel start of the projection of the old Test Card, a few soap theme tunes, and then a clip of the cast rushing into the Institute was the first of many clever uses of projection and sound effects. And then we were off with a bang as the massive chorus of no less than 32 players got us rocking with their version of ‘Happy.’ Then our very droll narrator Justin O’Toole (more desperately bad one-liners) introduced us to a rather different setting – we were in Trampsylvania’s Chateau du Stench, home to the ugly and the filthy, where only the delightful Ellie Cox as Cindersmella together with her lovable woodland friends and the Mice Girls kept us on the side of good amongst a host of unsavoury characters. Poor Cinders was subjugated by her wicked stepmother (brilliantly played with great malevolence by Ellie’s real mother Melanie Cox) and the ugly sisters Germolene and Windolene, who were probably the outstanding creation in the show. Stephanie Maclennan and Karen Reynolds clearly relished the part of the hilarious Essex grotesques with haunting cackles and Jezebel make-up (loved the eyelash extensions, dear!). Cinders’ only friend was of course Button (only one – couldn’t afford any more) and here was Leonardi at his best, filling the stage seemingly for the whole show – but how we loved him cajoling the audience with ad libs, asides, innuendo, until he met his match with an outrageous bit of unscripted audience participation. Excellent. The inevitable padding of the plot brought us a number of other creative and clever ideas. The interlude with the unsanitary inspectors (What, Who and I Don’t Know – spot-on performances by Danny O’Toole, Su English and Becky Cheesman) was one of several well-executed Ronnie Barkeresque scenes. The odd video thrown in, (even John Craven got in on the act) the Prince swallowing an i-Tunes card so that he spoke in one-liners from songs, and the idea of a dreadful game show as a means of the Prince finding his Princess – all good new stuff. Even the raffle was entertaining – for a change – and the standard happy birthday chorus was this time for an old lady of 111 (ah no – she was ill). And so to the denouement where the Prince (the splendid Alfie Bullus who grew in confidence – and height – as the evening progressed) and his faithful Dandini (the perfectly pitched Alison Heath) survived the dreadful game show (hosted as part of a double cameo by Trisha Bellinger after excelling as the Hairy
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CINDERSMELLA continued from page 22 Godfather) and the Doc Martins boot fitted our Cinders - and good won over evil again. All the young ATW players played a huge part in this outstanding performance, along with the evergreen Linda Leslie (so flexible in moving effortlessly from ugly old crone to Barbara Woodlouse) and new talent in Chloe Heath and Anna Sorrell as the eventually lovestruck Lucifer the Cat and Bruno the Dog. Good music played its part as ever at ATW – but no sight of songbird Karen Dwyer this time, just her voice in a clever stage/video duet of ‘You’ll be OK’ with Ellie Cox. A good mix of songs throughout, although the excellent new backing group risked drowning out some of the less powerful voices. Karen Dwyer’s backstage team excelled with all their ‘differences’ noted above, but special mention to Gill Osborne and her costume team who worked wonders with their limited budget, even scrounging carrier bags from Sainsbury’s and Aldi for the party outfits for the ugly sisters (nb apparently Aldi charged!). So the packed audience left highly animated and confident in the knowledge that ATW is in good hands for the future. We are very fortunate here in Adderbury. LIBRARY NEWS “THE ADDERBURY BOX OFFICE” The library is now operating a ticket “box office” on Tuesdays 3pm to 5pm and Fridays 10am to 12pm for the promotion and sale of tickets for local events. Outside of these hours but during library open hours tickets can still be purchased, you will need to have the exact money which will be put into an envelope with your name, amount and event written on and then exchanged for the tickets at the desk. I would also like to thank everyone for your continued support. Regards Janet May
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ADDERBURY & DISTRICT WI At our first meeting in January, members were entertained by Allan Brewer’s fascinating insight into his working career with BOAC. Our guest speaker for February, Amy of Handcrafted Fascinators, was regrettably forced to cancel due to a bad dose of ‘flu, and we sent commiserations and good wishes for a speedy recovery. Caroline produced an amusing hat quiz and materials for members to make their own hats, which was great fun. We are planning a fund-raising social event for Frank Wise School at the Library on Thursday, 26 March with nibbles and a glass of wine, with a book or scarf swap, for members and their friends. Our book group is currently reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice, and our needlecraft group met to pursue their individual craft ideas over a cup of tea. Further activities are being planned and new members are most welcome to join us at The Institute for our monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm where they are assured of a very warm welcome. Further details may be found on our website – www.adderburywi.co.uk – or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or find us on Facebook via their search engine for Adderbury & District WI to see our page. Margaret Halstead, Communications Committee Member THE ADDERBURY PLAN ADDERBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – NOW READY FOR YOUR COMMENTS! During early March you will receive a note through your door inviting you to comment on the first draft of the long-awaited Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan. From The Adderbury Plan (TAP) village survey in July 2013 to today’s document has been a long and tortuous journey involving a huge amount of work for a small band of village volunteers. The draft plan can be viewed on three websites: www.adderbury.org or www.adderburyplan.info or www.adderburypc.co.uk --- and in Adderbury Library. There is now a 6-week consultation period which allows you to comment on any issues or observations you might have on the proposal, and your comments will be taken into account before it is sent to Cherwell District Council for independent inspection. Provided it is approved, it will then come back to a village referendum to approve or reject it. Please do take the time to read and comment on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan --- it is designed to reflect the majority views of the people of Adderbury for the future 20 years of our village. Don’t miss this opportunity to make sure we have got it right! Nick Fennell
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