Volume 38, No. 9
Aspects of Adderbury at night - photography submitted by Mark Twain
ADDERBURY XMAS MARKET see above for details Our grateful thanks for support go to Trade Secret for purchasing, storing and transporting the tables, Terry Andrews at The Bag N Box Man for donating disposable crockery, and Sir Peter and Lady Job for the use of their driveway for us. PLEA FOR HELP: Are there any strong fit men in Adderbury available for an hour to help us lift tables and pews on Friday 27 Nov and Saturday 28 Nov afternoons? We need YOU. Please contact Linda Leslie on 01295 810211. Gill Randall 2
DIARY NOVEMBER 2015 3 Gardening Club - Presentation by Janet Cropley on „Winter gardening‟ - Church House 7.30pm 4 Photographic Society - Presentation by Micki Aston CPAGB: 'Istanbul and Jerusalem two ancient cities' - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 5 Adderbury WI - Christmas crafts - Anny Sharman - Institute - 7.30pm 7 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 7 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 7 Adderbury Fireworks for PTFA - Bo Peep Farm - opens 4.30 for 6.30pm start 8 Remembrance Sunday parade - from St Mary‟s church - 2.45pm 10 Latest Date for Diary Entries and Copy for December Contact 11 Remembrance Day service - St Mary‟s Church - 11am 11 Adderbury Evergreens - Val Trinder slides - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm 12 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers‟ Market and social evening Institute - 6-8pm 12 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2pm 14 FOCAL Quiz night - The Bell - 7pm 16 Adderbury History Association - Adderbury and the Oxford Canal over two centuries Phil Mansell - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 18 Photographic Society - Workshop by Simon Lutter on 'Camera controls and composing photographs' - Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 19 Adderbury Running Club‟s 'Runners Hour' - The Bell - 8pm 20 Adderbury Cine Club - AGM at 6.45pm then „St Vincents‟ 8pm - Institute - details 810708 20 FOSMA Quiz - How well do you know your wines & cheeses? - Church House - 7.30pm 24 Parish Council meeting - Church House - 7.30pm 25 Adderbury Evergreens - Outing to Witney - 10am The Rise, 10.10am The Green 27 Adderbury Friday Club - The Bell - 12.30pm - for all homeworkers - details Nick Fennell 811059 28 Adderbury Christmas Market - St Mary‟s Church - 11am - 4pm 29 Christmas lights switch on - 28 St Mary‟s Rd - 6pm - all welcome
DECEMBER 2015 1 Gardening Club - Christmas Party - Church house - 7.30pm - members only 2 Photographic Society - Presentation by John Credland APAGB: 'Salon de Refusees' Cartwright Hotel, Aynho - 7.30pm 3 Adderbury WI - Social evening - Institute - 7.30pm 4 5 & 6 Christmas Tree Festival - St Mary‟s Church 5 Parish Council Surgery - Church House - 11am - 12 noon 5 Quiz night - Bowls Club - 7.30pm 9 Adderbury Evergreens - Carol service and tea party - Methodist Hall - 2.30pm continued on page 4
10 Royal British Legion meeting - Bowls Club - 2pm 10 Adderbury History Association - Christmas Party - Methodist Hall - 7.30pm 11 Adderbury Cine Club - The ntouchables - Institute - 8pm 12 FOCAL Festive morning in Church House 17 Adderbury Community Food Market - Indoor Farmers‟ Market and social evening Institute - 6-8pm 17 Adderbury Running Club‟s 'Runners Hour' - The Bell - 8pm 18 Adderbury Friday Club - Christmas lunch - 12.30pm - for all homeworkers - details Nick Fennell 811059
LOCAL ERVICE ADDERB R LIBRAR 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 ADDERB R POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES Tuesday: 9.30 am to 12.00 pm Friday: 9.30 am to 12.00 pm ADDERB R STORES OPENING TIMES 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 BOO A VEN E Institute book online at www.adderburyinstitute.com Church House Richard Davis 811557 Methodist Schoolroom Rhoda Woodward 810964 Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Becky Cheesman 07941062096 Bowls Club The Club 811118 FOOD MAR ETS Adderbury 12 November 6.00 8.00 pm 2nd Thursday Banbury first Friday of the month 8:30 am - 1.30 pm Chipping Norton third Saturday of the month 8.30 am - 1.30 pm Deddington fourth Saturday of the month 9.00 am - 12.30 pm
COFFEE AND CHAT is held each week on Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Methodist Hall. VILLAGE COFFEE is held every Friday at Church House 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. ou will be very welcome at either or both LIP READING CLASSES are held on Thursdays 10:00 to 11.30 am at the Church Room, Hempton. Further details from Moira Byast 01869 338637.
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CHURCH SERVICES ST MARY’S CHURCH, ADDERBURY & ST JOHN’S CHURCH, MILTON Revd Stephen Fletcher, Vicar. contact for weddings, baptisms or other pastoral needs, Tel 810309 ST MARY’S, Adderbury 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, Milton regular services at 9.15 am Holy Communion (2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday each month) METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES Revd D Hewitson, Tel 262784 Sunday Services at 10:30 am HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HETHE Ref. Fr. Paul Lester, Tel 01869 277630 Sunday Mass 10.00 am 12 noon traditional Latin Mass (second Sunday each month 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 (gate labelled No Dogs Allowed) Clerk - Judith Mason, Tel 720900. Meetings for worship are at 2:30 pm on third Sunday but phone to check. The Meeting House is little changed since it was built in 1675 and may be very cold. Hot drinks and refreshments are available after the meetings. ADDERB RY I ORY A OCIA ION MEE IN ON MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER Our intended speaker for the next meeting of the History Association, Michael Pickering, who was to have talked on Adderbury Song and Culture, has unfortunately had to withdraw. In his place, Phil Mansell will be sharing his research on the links between Adderbury village and the Oxford Canal over two centuries. The 16 November meeting will take place as usual at the Adderbury Methodist Church School Room at 7.15 for 7.30. Visitors are very welcome at a charge of 2.50 per person. i an e
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The Parish Council met on 15 September. There were apologies from District Councillor Nigel Randall. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: It was agreed to ask evin Lane to come and explain to Parish Councillors exactly what members should regard as „interests.‟ OPEN FOR M: Matters raised were traffic on Twyford Road. Councillor Astley had met with OCC and CDC to discuss how remedial repairs to the bridge might be carried out and if possible to establish how the damage had been caused. REPORTS: Reports were received from County and District Councillors and were noted. PLANNING: No observations had been made by the PC in respect of: Mr Michael Smith The Cottage, Church Lane Mr and Mrs P Fleming Pebsham Cottage, Aynho Road Mr Jonathan White White Lion Cottage, Oxford Road Mr Frank McCusker Moorey Cottage, High Street Mr and Mrs Hu an Pinder land ad oining Manor Road Mrs Harding Camlo House, 2 Adderbury Park Observations had been made in respect of: David Wilson Homes Mercia OS Parcel 4100 ad oining and south of Milton Road Mr Robert Woodhall The Maltings, 10 Adderbury Court Ob ections had been raised concerning: Mrs M Shingler Adderbury House, Lake Walk Mr and Mrs Baimbridge Sydenham House, East End Currently under consideration Mr Matthew Gough land west of Horn Hill Road Mr William Aylward outline: erection of 5 residential dwellings land south of Little Shotover and east of Cherry Tree Cottage, Horn Hill Road Mrs Brown The Rookery, High Street Ms V Dark Wisteria House, The Green Smiths of Bloxham Newland Caravan Park, Bloxham Road, Milton OCC MINERALS AND WASTE LOCAL PLAN CORE STRATEG : General support was given to this. MR MATTHEW GO GH, LAND WEST OF HORN HILL ROAD: With regard to this re-submitted application Councillor Gill felt that the previous ob ections still stood. An independent study on the proposed land for burial showed that most of it was suitable for purpose. After much discussion a recorded vote resulted in acceptance of the application 5 for and 4 against. MR WILLIAM A LWARD, LAND OF LITTLE SHOTOVER: Again there was much discussion and ob ection of the application was unanimous on the grounds that it was outside the settlement boundary, access was not suitable, it was in a conservation area and included a network of public footpaths. continued on page 4
FINANCES: The Chairman thanked the Clerk for all her work as the PC Financial Officer. PC VACANCIES: There were three applications and after a vote, Diane Danton and Chris Shallis were co-opted onto the PC, SAFEG ARDING POLIC : This was agreed. NEIGHBO RHOOD PLAN: A meeting was taking place with CDC on 18 September to clear with them that the policies proposed will fit with the CDC Local Plan. The proposal now is for all ANP documents to be completed by 30 September and ready for approval by the PC at the October PC meeting. PC WEBSITE: Councilor Phipps had updated the website and would be circulating the link for Councillors to view, prior to the website going live. PC S RGERIES: Two residents had attended. There was a re uest for a cul de sac sign at Adderbury Court and a seat in Croft Lane. The problem of parking around the area of the RC Church in Round Close Road was also raised. BENCHES: The memorial bench was still being progressed by the residents and they would update the Clerk in due course. A bench in Croft Lane had been suggested and Councillors would look at suitable locations. DOG BIN: It was agreed that a green dog bin be placed by the corner of Chapel Lane and High Street. A suitable location would be identified. MEMORIAL TREE: It was agreed to replace a memorial tree in the cemetery. TREE S RVE : Thanks were extended to Andy Barnes for ensuring that this survey would be completed by a small sub-group. An action plan to carry out the necessary work would be set in place. LIBRAR : There had been a successful Pimms and Posh Frocks evening. The AGM would be held on 30 September and a uiz night on 14 November. PLA AREAS: All was well at The Rise, and a rope on the climbing frame at Lucy Plackett needed replacing. REC CLING SERVICES: The PC re uested that there be more household based collection services if the recycling centres would be closing. TW FORD ROAD: Two Councillors would be looking into the traffic and vehicular issues on Twyford Road. NE T MEETING: 20 October 7.30 pm Church House. i C RI
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On 21 September we gathered for our first meeting after the August break. Our speaker was Alan Thornton who gave a highly entertaining and informative presentation about Cadburys and its Bourneville origins. Alan has never worked in the factory but is on the board of the Education trust which was pioneered by George Cadbury. He began by explaining the background behind the establishment of the works and village at Bourneville. The Cadbury family were Quakers and social reformers. John Cadbury founded his cocoa and chocolate business in the 1800s th in Birmingham. Many of the workers lived in back-to-back houses and in the 19 century had a life expectancy of 40 years. John‟s son George took over the business as a young man when his father‟s health failed. As well as managing this he also taught his workers to read and write to help them on he experienced at first hand the poor living conditions when he visited them at home. Determined to improve the situation he decided to move the whole manufacturing enterprise into the countryside at a time when it was struggling commercially. In 1878 this, with some udicious purchasing of Dutch machinery and French expertise, brought about a turn around and Cadburys began to prosper again. In addition to new premises he built houses, gardens, a school, almshouses and sports facilities he also introduced a 5 day working week and medical care. A pension scheme and tolerance of trade unions all added to the community spirit. Bourneville became a prototype for modern methods of housing and town planning. After this introduction Alan showed us a film made in 1951, by which time the workforce had risen from 230 to 8,000. This outlined all the processes by which Cadbury‟s famous Roses chocolates and other sweets and drinks were manufactured it gave a picture of life in the workplace and the benefits en oyed by the employees. George was a philanthropist for whom money meant being able to help others and he continued to fund good causes, including a hospital, until his death in 1922. He was involved with Oxfam, Amnesty International and the setting up of the state pension. The film gave rise to some uestions which Alan answered with amusing anecdotes and even more facts. It was a very en oyable evening although, sadly, he didn‟t bring any Cadbury‟s samples along ean
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Anthony Wagg is giving a talk in the Library, Friday 13 November at 7.30 pm t i a o t to o t e n uence t at o ed ainte t oug t e ge i i o o ing up on a ta on cu pto ic a gi en in anua t p o ide a a cinating a e on ic to put ou no edge o painting and a ti t Tickets can be obtained via Anthony Wagg, 01295 812199, and arwagg aol.com nt on agg For our October WI meeting, Dan Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x;s talk What did you do in the war, Granny? presented an amazing list of service and medical groups and organisations that women oined in order to serve their country during WWI, which made for an extremely interesting talk. Our October circular walk took in Sun Rising Hill and the Edgehill Battle site via pton House followed by lunch at The Rose and Crown, Ratley. Sales of our 2016 calendar are going well, and Christmas activities are being organised with decorations and produce planned. Our wild seed garden at HH flowered well all summer, and we look forward to blooms here and elsewhere in 2016. All groups met in October and November, and our guest speaker for November will be Anny Sharman with Christmas Gifts. Decemberâ&#x20AC;&#x;s meeting will host our Christmas Party at The Cartwright Arms, Aynho. 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 www.adderburywi.co.uk or by email adderburywi gmail.com, or find us on Facebook via their search engine for Adderbury & District to see our page. a ga et a tead, Vice-President and Communications Committee Member ADDERB RY DI RIC I 201 CALENDAR We are pleased to say calendars have been printed and are available for sale at 7.50 each. We will be at the at the Adderbury Christmas market on Saturday, 28 November and at our WI meeting on 5 November in the Institute. I am happy to take orders and deliver copies of the calendar to anyone who wishes to buy one. They make great Christmas presents. My details are as follows: iane anton 07770 864066, diane.danton hotmail.co.uk
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EVER REEN We thank Pat for organizing another Beetle Drive by special re uest for our first September meeting. This was followed on the 23rd by a most successful outing after a lovely ride to Toddington through the colorful autumn Cotswolds. We took the steam train to Cheltenham, and then re oined our coach. The next stop was Stow-on -the Wold with time for lunch and to explore the shops. Members would have liked the train ourney to have been longer, but there is hope the line may be extended to Broadway in the near future. We are having Val Trinder once again with her lovely slides on 11 November, and the Christmas shopping outing to Witney on the 25th. We are now hoping to put together next year‟s program. Could anyone help by giving talks or entertainment on the second and some fourth afternoons of the month? oda
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Last month the Society‟s Chairman, Richard Broadbent, gave a presentation entitled „New ealand - a tale of two islands.‟ nfortunately, his scheduled copresenter was indisposed, so Richard himself led his audience on a photographic tour of the islands which he and his wife visited last year. Starting on the North Island, Richard took the Society through Auckland and the Coromandel peninsula, taking in such features as the Hidden Railway, Hot Water Beach Springs, Cathedral Cove and the geo-thermal Hidden Valley at Orakei orako, before crossing the Cook Strait from Wellington to the South Island. Continuing, Richard‟s travels took us on to Nelson, the sea and beach wildlife at Cape Farewell, past the vineyards and mountains to aikura and then to Christchurch, whose city centre is still largely unbuilt following the devastating earth uake of three years ago. After visiting the Moeraki Boulders and crossing Manapouri Lake, the ourney ended at Te Anau with its nearby dense, mossdraped rainforest. Throughout the presentation, Richard showed a range of unusual and visually striking photographs, complemented by his inimitable description of events. A fascinating photographic „tour de force,‟ that was much appreciated by his audience. The evening concluded with a reprise of photographs from the Society‟s annual exhibition, which were displayed at Adderbury Institute in September. The next meeting of the Society is on 4 November, when Micki Aston CPAGB will return to give a presentation on „Jerusalem and Istanbul - two ancient cities.‟ Member Simon Lutter will lead a workshop on „camera controls and composing photographs‟ on 18 November and, on 2 December, John Credland APAGB also returns with a presentation entitled „Salon de Refus es.‟ All meetings are at 7.30 pm in the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. Just come along, you can be assured of a warm welcome. o n
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CO As we head into November summer seems a long time ago, but we are still living off the highs of a brilliant week at Summer Camp during the summer holidays. This year was a return visit to Wales with our farm field site right on the edge of Llangorse Lake near Brecon. The week was packed with activities including caving at Porth- r-Ogoff where our instructor praised Adderbury Scouts for having the drive to try so many more challenges than many other groups their age. We biked, hiked, and zip wired around the area and utilised the lake next to our field for both canoeing and raft building. We climbed under and umped into waterfalls during a day of Gorge Walking and ate meals cooked on wood fires at our camp site. The estrel Patrol, under Ben Haynes leadership, took home the Lidster Trophy for winning the most days in the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x;s points competition. st An amazing week. If you would like your son to be part of the action at 1 Adderbury why not get their name on our waiting list so they can oin as soon as they are ten years old? Find out more at www.adderburyscouts.com. nd een
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It has been brought to the attention of Adderbury Parish Council that dog fouling is again becoming an issue on the Lucy Plackett Playing Field and around the village generally. There are a number of dog waste bins in the village, as well as at the Playing Field. Therefore, the Parish Council would kindly remind dog owners, to clean up after their pets and use these bins for the health and safety of the community and specifically for the children who play in the Lucy Plackett Playing Field. Free dog waste bags are available in The Bell and Adderbury Stores. If the problem persists, then the Parish Council will have to engage the services of the Dog Warden, which may result in fines for irresponsible dog owners. ee a o Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Adderbury Parish Council ARNIN
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SEPTEM ER OCTO ER Our speaker on 1 September was Christine Vick, who gave a talk about growing and using herbs. She works at the National Herb Centre in Warmington. The centre was set up in 1995 by Peter Turner in an ideal location, south facing on sloping ground. It is sheltered and ideal for the many sunloving herbs while the soil is a dusty orange with a high mineral content. When you are choosing herbs to plant in your garden, it is wise to check their eventual height as some will grow surprisingly large like enne nge ica o age eca pane and o e a . Cat owners take note, scientific research indicates that eca pane has a sedative effect on mice. The age family is large. a ia o icina i , best known as common garden sage, comes in many colours, purple, tricolour, gold, and flavours from the Mexican varieties, pineapple, blackcurrant, which are half hardy. There are numerous species of e, useful evergreens for poor soil. They are drought-loving, and the plants have to be cut after flowering, or they will sprawl everywhere. If you have a a i plant on your kitchen window-sill looking a bit sad, Christine suggests to help it recover by moving it to a bigger pot and keep snipping the leaves away. Apparently there is a new gin available now called The Botanist flavoured by some unusual herbs. There are also various tonic waters with herbal flavourings for your G & Ts. It is worth a visit to the National Herb Centre. As well as seeing hundreds of different herbs in situ there is a nature trail, a gift shop, a farm shop and a Bistro th in a converted 19 century stone barn. Our speaker for October was Paul Williams, who was Head Gardener at Bourton House for 18 years. He is currently on a pro ect at Whichford Potteries. His first book is titled Creative Containers, and I asked him to sign my copy of Creative Climbers, which I received as a present a while back. He has written others full of ideas, techni ues and beautiful photographs. Digging Deeper, which won the Garden Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x; Guild Enthusiasts Book of the ear when it was first published, was the title of his talk and caused some speculation as to what the talk was about. It evolved to be more looking closer at what grows and lives in our gardens. We were asked to guess what the first picture was. It took us a moment to recognise frost patterns on windows. Then a couple of wheelbarrows modern art maybe. The fuchsia bloom was home to aphids, while a bee was at home, sheltered, inside the centre of a foxglove. In fact there are busy little creatures everywhere. Mice had chewed through the starter on Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x;s strimmer making it obsolete as no spare parts are now available. Voles had eaten the bark around a continued on page
young tree. Worms are good though at pulling the leaves down into the soil. The texture of soils makes a lot of difference as to what is planted. Clay can be improved with the addition of sand and organic material such as gypsum. Paul had collected many unusual plant leaves and flowers to show us, and it was really interesting to see all the varieties. Members took home some of the cuttings and hopefully once planted will flourish, here in Adderbury. After Paul had answered our uestions our Chairman, David White gave a vote of thanks on behalf of a very appreciative audience. Welcome to our new members Ben ie Owen, Rosemary Willox and Nicola Wilson. We hope you en oy your time with us. Remember our 10 discount at the Herb Centre when we take our AGC Membership Card. This also applies to the Farnborough Plant Centre on the Southam Road and Applegarth Nurseries on Banbury Road, Chipping Norton. a a a a ot Our next meeting is on 3 November when Janet Cropley a long time friend of our Club will talk about Winter Gardening. od o e t
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