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March 2014

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Inside this month: Faringdon Town Football Club Chariots and Cherry Pie: We Want You! Den Boer Wines: Biodynamic viticulture Hare In The Woods: Heart Warming Stew Book Review: Muhammad Ali - His Life And Times John Betjeman Poetry Competition For Young People Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551


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Al Hayball derives much inspiration

In Memory of my Father Picton Evans Died peacefully 16th February 2014 Leaving his children Marylouise Elizabeth Timothy Nicholas and Gregory Lisa Moore‌.07854 651961

from the creatures and coastline around his Dorset home. His wildlife drawings let the animal's character shine through, whether it be captured in the way the eyes are drawn or that little smile he includes in some of his subjects. In a departure from his usual naive way of painting, Al has taken a change of direction and now portrays wildlife, in this unique style of graphite, (featuring hares and his 'muse', Tilly the Whiplington Lurcher!). Using a range of pencils, on Bockingford watercolour paper, his priority is to capture the personality and essence of the individuals he chooses to portray. The movement created in the drawings relates a depth of quirky realism, that enables the observer to view the scenes as if they were leaping from the surface of the paper! Al says, "I am really enjoying this new way of working and am looking forward to taking on new animal subjects'. Al has always had a vivid imagination and sense of humour, from his school days when he would doodle in the margins of his exercise-books, to the evenings in the smokey old Bristolian pubs his dad would frequent on 'darts' night, where you would see him sat in the corner scribbling 'caricatures' of all the locals, very much inspired by Scarfe For more information contact Al

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Business Update Chamber of Commerce – March 2014 The Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that it was one of many successful applicants for funding awarded under the New Homes Bonus. The NHB is a grant paid by central government to local councils every year for increasing the number of homes in the area. The Chamber’s allocation will be earmarked for future investment in the loyalty card project. The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring the Business Section of the Town Council’s bi-annual Community Awards. All the shortlisted businesses are all worthy winners and contribute significantly to our local community. Please show them your support and vote for them. The contenders are Elms Vets, Budgens and Hare in The Woods. You can vote by e-mail or by picking up a form in the TIC where there will be a ballot box. Voting closes on 2nd April and the winner will be announced on 14th April. We are currently busy planning for our AGM which will be

Call Trish: 01367 820060 Cowleaze Farm, Woolstone, Oxon SN7 7QS Email: Also at the AGM we will be announcing a new programme of events, initiatives and objectives for the coming year. This will inevitably involve supporting our wonderful town centre and maintaining it as a natural hub of our local community. Part of this will be the marketing of the town on the regional stage, recognising and promoting our local small and medium enterprises and nurturing young entrepreneurs in our schools. All of these projects will help create new jobs and boost the local economy. We will also be providing more networking opportunities, peer support and links to other local towns. Above all we hope to have some fun along the way as well as putting money back into the local community, by making our annual black tie event even bigger and better this year. The AGM is open to all, not just members, so please come and hear about what we are doing. We are still looking for enthusiastic and committed local business people to help work on these projects. Please get in touch if this is of interest or talk to one of the current committee. The AGM starts at 6:30pm. Also, don’t forget our second speed networking evening at the Old Crown Coaching Inn on

held at the Sudbury House Hotel on Monday 10th March. As well as a full report on our activities over the past year and the election of a new committee, our guest speaker will be the new head chef at Restaurant 56, Andrew Scott. We are hoping that Andrew will be able to give us a few tasty morsels about what his vision for the new restaurant, what impact it will have on the town and what it takes to get to the top of his profession.

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Situated in the north east of Islay, Bunnahabhain distillery is in an even more remote location than Coal Ila. The access road is very atmospheric, with hills and some bogland to one side and the Sound of Islay to the other and, as with Caol Ila, is more easily reached by sea than road. Indeed, when the distillery was built in 1881 a pier was erected for the delivery of provisions, barley and yeast and for dispatching filled casks on the steamers that were so vital to life in those days. The continuing strong connection with the ocean is visible whenever you look at a bottle of Bunnahabhain as the label bears an image of a helmsman and when visiting, you will often see the lobster pots of local fishermen sitting on the pier. The grey distillery buildings look quite bleak on arrival but the welcome is warm and you’ll often be taken on your tour by someone who works in the distillery. Unusually for Islay, most of the whisky produced at Bunnahabhain is unpeated. The stills are big and bulbous but only filled to less than 50% of their capacity so the spirit is quite light in style as it gets a lot of copper contact as it vaporises and then hits the copper and recondenses numerous times before it finally makes its way out of the still. Whilst the fresh, fruity, nutty, slightly smoky character of the whisky is apparent in all the expressions, the varying ratios of maturation cask type used in the core range bring out different flavours. For example, the 12 year old comes from a mix of 25% ex-sherry and 75% ex-bourbon casks and has hints of vanilla and barley sugar, whilst the 18 year old comes from 40% ex-sherry and 60% ex-bourbon casks and has flavours that incline towards toffee, leather and nuts soaked in sherry. The indulgent 25 year old leads you from sweet berries and cream onto roasted nuts and malt, with a real oakiness followed by a dry finish. In recent times some of the production at the distillery has been peated and although the majority of this goes into blends (such as the excellent Black Bottle – although the profile of this particular blend is now changing to become more ‘Speyside’ style) there is now a peated single malt from Bunnahabhain available called Toiteach. Fruits, dates and smokiness combine with some black pepper and a spicy warmth for a deliciously different take on the house style which, along with some independent bottling's that we currently have available, give a good range of whiskies from this remote distillery on the edge of the ocean.

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The Advertiser 7 | Hauser Muhammad Ali - His Life |and Times By| page Thomas '' I'm expected to go overseas to help free people in South Vietnam, and at the same time my people here are being brutalized and mistreated, and this is really the same thing that's happening over in Vietnam. So I'm going to fight it legally, and if I lose, I'm just going to jail. Whatever the punishment, whatever the prosecution is for standing up for my beliefs�. Never short of a suave, sparkling sentence or two, it goes without saying that the greatest fighter ever, Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali, wowed audiences in a plethora of arenas - both inside as well as outside the ring. For apart from being a stupendous boxer, he was irresistible to watch and curious to listen to. The above quotation being not only a perfect example, but a mere tiny tip of the literary iceberg contained within these 516 pages. To be sure, Muhammad Ali - His Life and Times - which has been described by The Times as: '' superb book, hilarious, sad, moving and hopeful� ticks an array of boxes so far as a really good and fulfilling read is concerned. As it is indeed, sad, moving and hopeful. Like Ali himself, the book is also in your face, somewhat monumental and rather provocative, much to the credit of its author Thomas Hauser, which ought hardly be surprising, as apart from being a Pulitzer Prize nominee, Hauser has written several books among them: The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing. Brutal Artistry and Mark Twain Remembers. Admittedly however, some of the more idiosyncratically entertaining writing, was already written for him by Clay himself. All the author had to do was chronologically indulge his labour of love, and capture the full essence of a man to whom the title, ' Bigger than life' surely belongs and was surely never more warranted. For instance, I found the opening gambit of this review in the seventh chapter Exile which alone, is far more stimulating than a menagerie of entire books I've recently read. Reason being a mere seven paragraphs later, Hausen once again quotes Ali on the subject of hate ''I don't hate nobody and I ain't lynched nobody. We Muslims don't hate the white man. It's like we don't hate a tiger, but we know that a tiger's nature is not compatible with people's nature since tigers love to eat people. So we don't want to live with the tigers. It's the same with the white man. The white race attacks black people. They don't ask what's our religion, what's our belief? They just start whupping heads. They don't ask you, are you Catholic, are you a Baptist, are you a Black Muslim, are you a Martin Luther King follower, are you with Whitney Young? They just go whoop, whoop, whoop! So we don't want to live with the white man, that's all' Muhammad Ali - His Life and Times will undoubtedly appeal to the entire boxing fraternity; although there's absolutely no reason whatsoever, why it ought not also appeal to those to whom boxing means very little or next to nothing. Just one reason being, the subject's outspoken humanity. What John Lennon endeavoured to attain for world peace, Muhammad Ali at least tried to attain for Black Human Rights alongside many other issues. If nothing else Ali believed, which to my mind, surely places him alongside the likes of Martin David Marx Luther King and South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


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Biodynamic Viticulture honours Mother Nature Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with, clearly demonstrated in the events of the past month; storms, rain, flooding, rain and yet more rain. As spring slowly arrives, one can only marvel at the mystery of all that is Mother Nature. Biodynamic viticulture is based on the work of Austrian philosopher, Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925). Viewed by some as ‘extreme organic’ viticulture, biodynamic supporters view their vineyards as a living organism and work towards vineyard management in a self-sustaining manner. Our planet Earth is also considered a living being, with diurnal and seasonal rhythms that are both dependent on and receptive to cosmic cycles. Biodynamic farmers consider the positioning of the sun, moon and other ‘cosmic rhythms’ as a guide to prune, plant, or dig. Organic practices such as crop rotation and composting are employed and the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are banned. In place of these, horn manure and horn silica are used, placed in a cow horn and buried in the vineyard for six months over winter or summer respectively. The belief is that it helps processes within the soil and promotes plant growth. Controversially, this form of viticultural practice has produced some outstanding results, however, without the support of conclusive scientific explanation. ‘For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.’ George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)

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The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People Open to 10-13 year-olds living in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The first prize is £1,000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of his or her school). There are five runner-up prizes of £50 book tokens. The top three finalists will also receive four standard class Eurostar tickets from St Pancras International to Paris, Brussels or Lille, donated by Eurostar.

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Each child is invited to write a poem on the sense of place. They can choose anywhere that is important to them - from their bedroom to a larger landscape, from their local park to their favourite building. The subject of their poems could be a city or a garden or a beach or a street - whatever moves them to write. We are asking them to capture in words what that place means to them. Every school that enters will receive a poetry anthology and also be eligible for a poet visit. We give eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition. The awards ceremony will take place on National Poetry Day, Thursday 2nd October, at St Pancras International. This year, the judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford. Poems must be received by 31st July. Full details and an online entry form can be found at Poems and completed entry forms can also be sent via post and should be addressed to: The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People, c/o The Mill House, Uffington, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 7RD.

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Chiropractic Can benefit the following conditions Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain Pain, Discomfort and Stiffness in Joints Sports Injuries Muscular Pain Migraine Arthritic Pain

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been a really crazy sight to see swans happily swimming down footpaths and roads, but far too real if you are watching from a house whose garden was disappearing under flood water. Local farmers in our area as well as in other parts of the country have been donating feedstuffs for the Somerset Levels farming communities, feed often going the final distance on a boat. I am constantly aware of events going on in the community of Ely in Minnesota where “my” adopted black bears are currently hibernating, or dozily suckling this year’s cubs. In Minnesota, controversy reigns regarding the legal protection of “collared” research bears during the shooting season. The researchers lost their argument last year and several bears that they’d known for years were shot and killed. There is now a big legal battle in the courts in Minneapolis to restore common sense and justice for the bears and restart den-cams so many school children who previously were able to watch the dens and the cubs in the classroom, can resume learning, more about their wildlife heritage. In neighbouring Arkansas, current regulations state, “It is illegal to kill a denned bear or one that is being pursued by dogs. It is illegal to kill a bear outfitted with a radio collar.” This is a touching story from another Black Bear state that I’d like to share with you: “In another state, we know of a resort where bears are fed. The owners and guests loved them. At first, hunters targeted them. Then, local hunters came to the resort for dinner and met the bears. They loved them, too. This past May (2013), the resort went bankrupt and the owners sadly had to move. What happened to the bears? The local hunters took over feeding them and now protect them from other hunters. As of this past fall before hibernation, the hunters were still seeing the bears they had gotten to know over the years. Most of the bears came only occasionally over the years, but one female (born in 2005) had come almost daily since she was a cub. After the owners moved away, she too scaled back to occasional visits but the hunters are happy to report that as hibernation approached in late fall, she was still alive and well with cubs and putting in occasional appearances” On a lighter note, or footprint, a set of 850,000+ year-old footprints were recently exposed by heavy seas on a Norfolk beach, then destroyed by the same sea three weeks later. How like us in spirit they must have been, these Homo antecessor pioneer men were, a small group of adults with a cluster of children, the adults walking purposely across exposed mud, foraging for shellfish and seaweed, while all around the children ran around playing with each other just like children on a beach today! One BIG difference is that in those days, ancient humans were prey to sabre-toothed tigers, hyenas and bears, while no one wanted to get in the way of any angry giant elk, mammoth or rhino! These people are now thought to be the first wave of humans to colonise Britain as it was shaped then. Each wave was knocked back by every Ice Age. We are the 9th wave of colonists of these very wet, wind-buffeted, flooded Isles. For how much longer, geologically speaking??!! Enjoy the spring weather and daffodil, bluebell and cherry blossom when it joins the celandine, snowdrops, primroses and almond blossom. Will anyone hear a cuckoo this summer? Thanks for your company. See you next month!

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When will the weather sort itself out? It seems madness really, all this rain. What our family is actually wanting is some good winter chill with a smattering of frost like a dusting of icing sugar over our fair land. We have definitely been missing it with plants and insects doing all sorts of things rather out of character. But cooking still has a winter feel with suppers giving a warming element to the day. Cold weather eating can often be really great on the budget side of things, using ingredients that are bulky and hearty. And you may be surprised to know that we sell quite a few things like this at Hare In The Woods. We stock quite a few everyday budget items, as well as the more luxury items. But in the equation, polenta, rice, quinoa, vegetables and oils are amongst the cooking ingredients we have. Perhaps smarten up the dish with a little luxury like a touch of saffron or some French violet garlic. Nip over to the road to kwiksave if there is anything else you need. So on the menu this month is a robust stew using basic store cupboard ingredients, which will warm the cockles of anyone's heart! Peel and chop a large onion and soften over a medium heat in a good glug of oil, be it olive, rapeseed or sunflower. Add a plump, chopped clove of garlic and a good tablespoon of chopped rosemary leaves and cook for a few more minutes until fragrant and soft. Chunkily chop 3 chorizo sausages for cooking then throw in to the pan and cook until the oils start to colour the onion. Cut 2 carrots into chunks and add, with perhaps a few mushrooms. Pour in a kilo of cooked cannellini beans - we sell some great Spanish ones - then add in 350ml stock. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and simmer for around 40 minutes. Serve with some really crusty bread. If chorizo is not your thing, substitute it with a heaped teaspoon of smoked paprika and then use a cubed butternut squash and finish with some crisp Savoy cabbage.

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| The Advertiser | page 18 | Local Author Explores the Thames A new history of the River Thames by Andrew Sargent, has just been published. The Story of the Thames is, as broad in scope as the river itself, stretching from its geological origins, to the threat of global warming and from Thames Head to the North Sea. The story of the Thames is the story of our nation. This book focuses on the social and economic changes exemplified in the life of the river and considers the ways the Thames has been used and regarded at different times. ‘A substantial work, with many new insights into the Thames’s history’ – River Thames Society Published in hardback by Amberley Publishing at £16.99



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THE GRANGE CARE CENTRE Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire Quality 24-hour residential nursing care for elderly persons. Do you need a long or short stay holiday break? If you’re looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, make sure to come and visit us. Ÿ Daily activities Ÿ Beautiful landscaped gardens Ÿ Entertainment Ÿ Nutritional meals Ÿ Residential hairdressing Ÿ Highly trained staff Ÿ Personal furniture Ÿ Single/companion Whether you require 24 hour nursing care, a short break or Ÿ En-suite facilities rooms you’re recovering from an operation, you’ll find just the care you need at The Grange. Ÿ GP visits/24 nursing Ÿ Superb facilities In the serene setting of what was originally a 17th century vicarage, you’ll benefit from the kind of considerate attention our dedicated staff are noted for. We cater to all specialised needs and many of our rooms are en-suite. Although a restful place, there’s no shortage of activities. Live entertainment is often the order of the day and many of our activities take place in the garden.

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Healthy Tips

IS IT ALL ABOUT CALORIES? If the energy that is entering the body is greater than the energy leaving the body, then the body will store the energy. However, different foods are complicated mixtures that are processed in vastly diverse ways by the body. Foods higher in protein require the body to burn a lot more calories after you eat them than those composed of carbohydrates. Foods high in fibre result in a lower proportion of the calories being absorbed by the body than those low in fibre. Fats are highest in calories per unit of all food types at 9 calories per gram, but some actually stimulate the burning of calories. Omega-3 fats enhance excess calories being burned by raising body temperature. The average person who is counting calories usually underestimates the amount of calories they eat every day. A calorie approach to fat loss isn’t very useful, it can be counter-productive, while damaging your health and making you miserable! To optimize body composition and health you will need to know some facts: Calorie-containing foods are classified into the three macronutrients of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Calorie content of the macronutrients is as follows: • Protein and carbohydrates both have 4 calories per gram. • Fat has 9 calories per gram. • Alcohol is not a macronutrient but it does contain calories—7 per gram. Eat high quality protein to reduce hunger & increase ‘Calories Out’ Even though carbs and protein contain equal calories per gram, protein requires many more calories for the body to break it down. By replacing carbs with quality protein, especially that from animal protein, you can effortlessly increase the amount of calories your body burns. Animal protein is also more readily used by the body to repair tissue. Foods high in protein will reduce calorie intake by reducing hunger and lead to steadier blood sugar and insulin levels. Consider the thermic effect of food The thermic effect is the amount of calories it takes your body to break down food. Protein has the highest thermic effect, followed by carbs, and then fat (Omega 3 fats stimulate calorie burning whereas other fats do not). Sugary carbs & processed fat trigger greater food intake High GI carbs stimulate a pathway in the brain called the hypocretin network that induces sleep and slows the body’s use of energy. They also lead to increased food intake, especially when eaten with processed fat. Protein and fats high in Omega 3s have the opposite effect energizing you and reducing hunger. Reduce your alcohol consumption Alcohol raises your energy intake without supplying any nutrition. The body metabolizes alcohol through the liver, turning it into acetate, which gets burned by the body, displacing the burning of glucose or fat. Any extra glucose in the blood will be stored as fat until all the alcohol is gone. Eliminate high fructose foods (apart from fruit) A diet high in fructose from non-whole food sources can lead to fat gain more than one with the same amount of glucose. After you eat fructose, it enters the digestive tract and is almost entirely processed by the liver, whereas other sugars such as glucose are released into the bloodstream to be used as energy by cells. If equal calories of fructose and glucose are consumed, fructose is more likely to be stored as fat than glucose because liver glycogen stores are small and not much fructose can be deposited there. Fructose doesn’t cause a decrease in the hunger hormone ghrelin, so carbohydrates high in fructose don’t reduce hunger. Eating reasonable amounts of fructose from whole foods (fruits and vegetables) is unlikely to be a problem. When you lose weight by restricting calories, you will lose both body fat (good) and muscle mass (bad), causing the body to burn fewer calories. Resting energy expenditure can be decreased by a couple of hundred calories daily, but calorie intake rarely goes down to compensate. This is a common reason that fat loss plateaus and fat regain occurs. Getting calories from higher protein, lower carb whole food sources will improve body composition and aid fat loss. Eat whole, real foods. Avoid processed foods and educate yourself in nutrition. Do not believe all the marketing from the processed food industry.

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IYENGAR YOGA at LONGWORTH VILLAGE HALL MONDAYS during term time 19.30 – 21.00 TUESDAYS during term time 11.00 – 12.30 Taken by Jennifer Duncan Contact Jennifer Duncan 01865 820339 or Mickie Hall 01865 820315 for more details

All this mild weather is making me start to think about spring. I have daffodils flowering in the garden and I watched Brown Hares boxing in the fields today. I have to keep pinching myself that it is still only February and a real Artic chill could still sweep in on us at anytime. There is however a good reason to be looking ahead - National Insect Week which will be running from 23rd June to 29th June this year - It is organised by the Royal Entomological Society and a whole host of partner organisations. The website is just bursting with information. There are simply loads of surveys you, your school and your family can get involved with. Hundreds of events being listed up and down the country, excellent educational resources you can download, a photography competition, a writing competition and a great deal more. National Insect Week is all about celebrating our Great British Insects and encouraging you to get involved. Get out there, discover what really is living in your back garden, playground or local park. As soon as those evenings start to draw out, the sun starts to warm the ground and as the first Swallow arrives, its time to discover more about the insect world in all its fascinating diversity! Be a part of National Insect Week 2014 Sally-Ann Spence


BARBERS Shop Faringdon

Welcome to the Barbers Shop Faringdon!

Opening Hours Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 - 6:00 Thursday 9:00 - 7:00 Friday 9:00 - 6:00 Saturday 8:30 - 2:00 Cornmarket Faringdon Tel: 01367 244611

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Out and About Date






Sat 1st

Boylesque & Burlesque

The Bobbin


01367 240578

Sat 1st

Live Music: The Corsairs

The Swan, Faringdon



Tue 4th

Rock and Roll Bingo

The Swan, Faringdon


£1 per card Cash prizes

Tue 4th

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

Tue 4th

‘Drop In’ Information Point Age UK

Faringdon Library

10.30am 11.30am

Wed 5th

Drones, Surveillance and Angela Merkel; what part does Oxfordshire play in All this?'

Friends' Meeting House, Lechlade Road, Faringdon SN7 8AQ


Jennie 01367 710308 Karen 01367 241707


Thu 6th

Carers Oxfordshire

Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage

11:30am 1:30pm

No Booking required


Thu 6th

Folk Night

The Swan, Faringdon



Fri 7th


The Regent Cinema


Adults £4, U18’s £3

Fri 7th

Mr Banks

The Regent Cinema


Adults £4, U18’s £3

Wed 12th

Barber Rooms Appeal Curry Night

The Snooty Mehmaan

7pm 01367 242769

£20 pp

Thu 13th

Adventures of a Civil Engineer with Colin Reed

Corn Exchange, Faringdon


Sylvia Bowley 01367 241296

Thu 13th

Open Mic Night

The Swan, Faringdon



Thu 13th

Craft Card Club - Silk painting with Audrey

Jubilee Room in the pump House, Faringdon


1st visit free, £5 thereafter

Fri 14th

Call My Wine Bluff

Buckland Memorial Hall

8pm 01367 718761

Fri 14th

Sing & Sign at Rhymetime

Faringdon Library

10.30am 11am

Sat 15th

Live Music - The Wirebirds

The Swan, Faringdon



Free Free

Sun 16th

FollyFest Quiz Night

Portwell Angel, Faringdon


Teams of 4 £2 per person

Sun 16th

Faringdon Rotary Open Meeting

Costa Express, Faringdon


Rodney Benson 01367 243864


Wed 19th

Lawrence Ward on Stanford's Wills & Inventories

Old Town Hall, Faringdon


Faringdon History Society


Thu 20th

Faringdon Community Bus Trip to Stow on the Wold

Leaving from Market Place, Faringdon


Tickets from TIC


Thu 20th

Folk Night

The Swan, Faringdon



Fri 21st

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Regent Cinema, Faringdon


Adults £4, U18’s £3

Sat 22nd

Come and Sing with Faringdon Singers

All Saint’s Church, Faringdon

Concert 7pm

Karen Vogt 01367 241707

Rehearsal 10.30am-1pm £10 per singer

Tue 25th

Quiz Night

The Swan, Faringdon


Tue 25th

Local Plan Exhibition

Corn Exchange, Faringdon

3pm 7.30pm

Thu 27th

Open Mic Night

The Swan, Faringdon



Sat 29th

Live Music - Growler

The Swan, Faringdon




Free for all to attend

April Wed 2nd

Faringdon Folly Tower AGM

The Pump House, Faringdon


Fri 11th

Charity Race Night

Cellar Bar, Faringdon

8pm 11.30pm

Fundraising for FollyFest

Sat 26th

Faringdon NCT Nearly New Sale

Faringdon Leisure Centre

9.15am 10.30am

All welcome to attend

£1 Adults

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Local Events Date






Sheena or Jane 01367 240311



Regular Events Every Day

Faringdon Home Library Service

Books to your door!

Every Mon, Tue & Wed

Free One to One IT Help

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 4:30pm

Every Mon

Singing by Mums for Mums

Corn Exchange, Faringdon


Every Mon

Sing and Sign Classes

Old Town Hall


Reserve place on website

Every Mon

Lunch Box Singing

Faringdon Library

1pm 2pm

Sheena 01367 240311

First taster session. Free. Open to all £33 per year membership

£2 per family

3rd Mon

Faringdon WI

Corn Exchange,


Audrey Jefferies 01367 240464

1st Tue

Farmers Market

Market Place, Faringdon

Until 1pm

01367 710445

1st Tue

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

10:30am 11:30am


Every Tue


Portwell Angel


01367 248030

£1 per person per game Winner takes proceeds

Every Tue

Pub Quiz

The Prince of Wales, Shrivenham


£1 per person. Cash prizes

Every Tue

Ferndale Wives Choir

Ferndale School


A slower or faster walk available Non members £4 incl. refreshment

Just turn up

Every Wed

Walking for Health

Leave from Old Town Hall


1st Wed

Buckland WI - Speaker and meeting each month

The Memorial Hall, Buckland


Libby Calvert 01367 870803

2nd Wed

Follies Dollies WI

The Old Town Hall


Becka 07841 431219

Every Wed

Open House - Coffee

Great Coxwell Reading Room

10:30am 11:30am

01367 241179

Every Wed in term

Echodeco Craft Workshops

The Pump House Project

9:30am 12noon

Every Wed in term

Maths Homework Club

Faringdon Library

3pm 4:30pm

Years 1 to 13

1st & 3rd Wed

Faringdon Youth Project Drop-in Sessions

Faringdon Library

4pm 5:30pm


1st & 3rd Thur

Folk Night

The Swan



Every Fri

Country Market

Corn Exchange


Jenny Howard-Jones 01367710382

Every Fri in term time


Faringdon Library

10:30am 11am

Every Sat

Family History Sessions

Faringdon Library

Every Sat

Faringdon Farcycle cycle ride

Leave from Market Place


1st Sun

Great Coxwell Teas

The Reading Room, Great Coxwell

2:30pm 5pm

1st Sun

15 Minute Club

Cellar Bar Faringdon,


United Church, Faringdon

4pm 5:30pm

Last Sun

Messy Church

Coffee and Conversation Everyone welcome

Tea & coffee available Goods orders taken Free

01367 240311

Call to book a 1 to 1 slot

01367 241142

11-12miles or 25-35 miles Tea, Coffee and delicious cakes available

0771 421 8825

Free Free

Crowdy & Rose Solicitors of Faringdon and Lechlade We have a wealth of local knowledge and are an established part of the local community providing for the needs of our clients

Faringdon Branch

2 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HW Tel: 01367 240285 High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AE Tel: 01367 252644

Lechlade Branch

To Advertise call Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 or email

To Advertise call Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 or email

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Experts - local services SERVICES Nash Motor Vehicle Services LTD

Michael Nash 01367 240082 07889 197046

Independent All makes of car servicing & MOT testing Park Road Faringdon SN7 7BP

Stanford-in-the-Vale FAB now ICC & Vale licensed Established in 2000. Family run - short or longer stays; Medical management service available on enquiry. Veterinary Care provided by adjacent Robert Elliott Veterinary Surgery e-mail:

01367-710595 Enquiries 0830-1800 M-F & Sat AMs to 1PM.

Coxwell Cars

Ohm Electrix


Private Hire Any distance - all UK airports and ports, day trips

John Farrow

07772 971 780

Electrical services and Installations Fully qualified and insured electrician. All types of domestic work undertaken, from small jobs to garden and garage power, to full rewires. Commercial and Solar PV work also catered for. Friendly, professional service from a local company.

Contact us to discuss your needs, and get a free, no obligation estimate and advice.

Phone: 07879 013359 Mail: Registered with the NICEIC domestic installer “part P” SCHEME

Tom Wheeler Self Storage Rooms for Business and Home

The Cheap Way to Add Space

01367 240880

Window Cleaning Service drew.cameron@

Chickens & Poultry Feed


Also: Patios, Conservatories Gutters, Fascia Boards

Call Tom: 07762 380733

All at unbeatable prices Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Open Mon-Sat 8am-12 noon Closed bank holidays Tel: 01865 821537 or 07759551946 New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED

Call Herman 0795 5499467 or 01367 241127

Short/Long Distances Business Accounts Driver Hire 4/7 Seaters

Corporate Service Courier Service Executive Cars Insured Cars

01367 243838 / 07894 572919

JANE GORDON NOW @ TANGLES HAIR STUDIO 5 Burford St Lechlade GL7 3AP Also - O.P.I Gel Lacquer Nail Polish

Call Jane on 07788156438 Tel: 01367 252374

Faringdon Business Breakfast Club There was a rare treat at the FBBC’s meeting in February when new member Caroleena Elphinstone broke into song in eulogising her Arbonne skin care products to the tune of “I Have a Dream” by ABBA. She was of course responding to the monthly challenge set by the Club’s Master of Ceremonies who invites everyone to make their 60 second presentations their own by either standing or sitting, singing or even reciting poetry. Indeed we had all four of those formats this month. Our talk this month was from our resident IT guru, Raoul van Eijndhoven of QuidneIT who reinforced his monthly messages with the demise of Windows XP. This granddaddy of operating systems is 13 years young now , Microsoft will cease to support it on 8 April 14. Raoul’s sobering prediction is that following that date, any machines that continue running XP will run an increased risk from malicious codes on the internet. This is no small problem as the industry predicts that there are hundreds of millions of potentially vulnerable users out there. The advice is simple. Replace, upgrade and back-up your data. Now is the time. You have been warned! FBBC’s next meeting with be on Monday 3rd March when Jackie Fitzgerald of Alchemy Business Coaching will be telling us all about how To Think Like A Successful Business Owner. There are 31 things that all successful business owners think and do, which makes a tremendous difference to their businesses. Jackie will be lifting the lid on some of these, drawing on her experience of working with hundreds of small businesses across the Thames Valley. If you want to move your business to the next level, or just make things a bit better than they are right now, Jackie will give you enough ideas and inspiration to get you started. We are delighted to have been shortlisted in Faringdon Town Council’s bi-annual Community Awards in the Community Group Section. We have been going for 10 years now, so it was very flattering to have been nominated. We are currently planning a extra special event on 2 June which we hope will be our biggest breakfast yet. Stand by for further details. March 3rd will be our next meeting, no joining fee and no restriction on who may attend, the only cost is your breakfast – just £10. call 0845 003 1340 e-mail FBBC is also on twitter and LinkedIn, follow us on @FaringdonBBC

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Experts - local services ASTON PINE STRIPPING Caustic and non-caustic stripping of all woods & metals. Established for over 15 years - Water Board Approved

ASTON PINE ANTIQUES Stockist's of English and Continental pine furniture, as well as many other antiques - 8,000+ sq.ft of showrooms

Oxford Architectural Antiques Large stock of period fireplaces, doors, panelling, sanitary ware & garden items. The Warehouse, Ferndale St, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 7BE

Tel: 01367 242268

MTS FENCING Domestic & Commercial Specialising in Closeboard Quality workmanship and reliability at a fair price

For a free Quotation Contact Matthew 07866 792222/ 01993 845669 15 Year Guarantee on Closeboard Fencing

Chinese Massage China Massage 30mins £30 Oil Massage 30mins £30 Contact Min For more information 3-9pm, 7 days a week 07955176364

Big Paw Dog Care Ltd

Den Boer Wines Quality wines, tastings and events

Providing personal, reliable, Dog walking, day care, pick up and drop off service, home boarding by special 01367 30 20 12

Personal Training - Sports Massage Core Conditioning Weight Management - Nutritional Advice Tel:07990892575 or 01367 243956 Email: Web: Tel 01367 241169 Mobile 07919 241881 Email: donnarogers

MARY KAY SKIN CARE & COLOUR COSMETICS Your local electricians Domestic-Commercial-Industrial Faringdon

Tel: 01367 240308


Counselling Maureen Hunt MBACP Diploma in psychodynamic practise

Counsellor/Trainer/Supervisor Experienced in

Relationships, Stress, Abuse & Bereavement. Adults /Adolescences /Couples

Long & short term counselling To make an appointment

Tel 01367-244736


Seasoned cut & split delivered to your door £70 per load Corded lengths of pine ideal for woodburners £30 collected or £40 delivered For all enquiries & Appointments

Call Sam 07766 867667

Call now 01367 243053 07767 241301 The Advertiser is produced by Lou Guthrie published by The Advertiser Magazine Ltd Tel: 07894 554551. All artwork designed by us is the copyright of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd and must not be used by or in any other publication, in whatsoever format, without our prior written consent. No part of this publication, whether advert, pictures or text, may be reproduced in any format whatsoever without the prior written consent of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd . The information published in the advertisements and other articles is supplied and approved by advertisers. The Advertiser Magazine Ltd does not verify or ratify any claims made in such advertisements or text, nor does it accept any claims or liability arising from contact with or use of services advertised. Every effort is made to ensure the accurate reproduction of information supplied by advertisers in their advertisements or other text submitted. Any inaccuracies must be notified to the publisher immediately following the first insertion so that amendments may be made for subsequent issues. The Publisher does not accept responsibility or liability for claims arising for inaccuracies published in advertisements where the advertiser has not advised The Advertiser Magazine Ltd prior to publication.

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