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November 2018

Advertiser Essential shops & services with everything you need all wonderfully local!

Inside this month: Festival Of Remembrance In Concert: Martin Joseph Ruby Beauty Salon: New Venue The Bell Hotel Christmas Menu’s Root & Branch: Needs Your Help Ladies Night: At The Pump House Community Ball 17th Nov Come And Join Us The Barrington Arms: Christmas Party Menu The Horse and Jockey Christmas Party Menu Faringdon Drama: Murder At Checkmate Manor Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551

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Advertiser Chris Lewis Electrical Domestic and Commercial Works Free Quotations

07834 983 155 Faringdon based electrician Call us today to see how we can help you?

Ticket Price £50 Black Tie Event Bubbly On Arrival Three Course Meal Wine On The Table

At the Sudbury House Hotel

Saturday 17th November 6:30pm to 1:00am



Sarah Benson was born in Lechlade, attending Ferndale School in Faringdon, moving here in 1968 with her parents and siblings, she attended The Elms Grammar School in Gloucester Street. Leaving school attended Oxford & County Secretarial College in Oxford. Worked at WH Smith architects Dept in Swindon, St Ivel and Raychem before starting her family. In time worked at Hobbs & Chambers Estate Agents in Faringdon as a Saturday viewing negotiator in early 1988, the company became Perry Bishop & Chambers, where she took over as Branch Manager, eventually becoming a Company Director in 2010. Sarah was one of the First Ladies to join Faringdon Rotary Club in 2009 and became club President in 2016. Photography has become her relaxation in recent years and particularly love’s visiting the West coast of Scotland for the scenery and wildlife. The Harvest Mice were shot in September 2018 in Dorset.


This Months Cover, Sarah Benson…

Live Entertainment


Supporting local charities & community groups Contact Paul for further details and tickets on 07971 512794

Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 - email Online copies

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The Dog Studio Dog Grooming and Hydrotherapy Centre Call Trish: 01367 820060 Cowleaze Farm, Woolstone, Oxon SN7 7QS Email:

Faringdon Let Us Not Forget Armistice Day Sunday 11th Nov18 At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A Two Minute Silence is observed, the day marks the end of the First World War. Remember those who have died for us!

Faringdon & District Branch of the Royal British Legion Are very proud to present their 8th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE. The Festival will he held in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th 2018, commencing at 7.30pm. Programme includes the Thames Valley Police Choir, other music and readings, commemorating the 100-years since the end of the First World War in 1918. Tickets are £6.00 each and available from the Faringdon Tourist Information Centre, Market Place, Faringdon.

War Memorial Trust Remembrance Exhibition The War Memorial Trust and the Royal British Legion will be holding its tenth exhibition of war time memorabilia in the Old Town Hall to reflect on the impact that wars have made on local families. This year marks the centenary of the end of the first World War, ‘the war to end all wars’ and the overlooked battles of 1918 that cost the lives of many local men. If you have any memorabilia, particularly photographs, letters, postcards and stories, that you would like to share, not just of WW1 but of any conflicts with which your family members were involved, please bring them to the Faringdon Town Council offices (in the Pump Rooms on the Market Place) before Wednesday, 7th November; the office is open between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We would be particularly interested in stories and memorabilia involving local women and their role in WW1 and how the war affected families on the ‘home front’. Any precious items that you may think to be too valuable to exhibit can be photocopied and the Trust will take care to return original items to their owners. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November, and after the Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday 11th until 1:30 pm. Volunteers who would like to help in manning the exhibition should contact the Faringdon Town Council Offices on 01367 240281.


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Deadline For December Edition is Friday 23rd November

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REGENT CINEMA Weds 7th November - Book Club 12A 2018 - Comedy, Drama, Romance Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen Film duration: 1 hour 44 mins, no interval Free tea/coffee and a biscuit Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door. Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets) Friday 30th November - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) 2018 - Comedy, Musical, Romance Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand re-opening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Film duration: 1 hrs 54 min (plus 15 min interval) Licensed bar, refreshments, ice-creams and popcorn Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, The Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre

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Ruby Beauty Salon has now moved! To Bampton Garden Plants, Buckland Road Bampton. Give me a call to book a pampering session of your choice, in my Beautiful New Salon, set alongside the garden centre and cafe. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon, call me on 07767 486627 Sarah…

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The Bell Hotel

Unforgettable Christmas Experience Tel: 01367 358050 The 17th century family run Bell Hotel, warmly invites you to celebrate Christmas with us, set in the heart of the idyllic Faringdon market place. We are offering a variety of festive dishes from our exceptional 3 course menu, finishing with tea or coffee and mince pies. Our Christmas Day commences with a glass of Prosecco, serving will start at 12 noon until 3pm. Please book now, to ensure the time slot that suits you and your guests. All our fresh produce is locally sourced and of a superior quality, for your enjoyment. Our Christmas Party Menu below, offers a choice of lunch or dinner for family and friends, gatherings or businesses and team parties.

with warm bread. with dressed leaves. on toasted ciabatta with honey and mustard sauce and salad garnish.

with warm bread. with dressed leaves. on toasted ciabatta with honey and mustard sauce and salad garnish.

with all the trimmings. with roasted tomatoes, creamy mash, seasonal vegetables and a peppercorn sauce. with roasted new potatoes and a garden salad.

Our carvery serving or with seasonal vegetables, crispy roast potatoes, scrumptious stuffing, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.

with garlic parsley white wine sauce, potato rosti and seasonal vegetables.


with brandy sauce.

with brandy sauce.

with crème anglaise

with crème anglaise

Tea and Coffee with Mini Mince Pies.

Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies to finish

2 courses £20 children £9.50 3 course meal £25 children £12.50.

3 courses menu £50 Children £27.50

A DEPOSIT is required for all bookings of £15 per person. All bookings require 48 hours’ notice.

A DEPOSIT is required for all bookings of £20 per person. All bookings require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

13 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 7HP email:

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BATHROOM SHOWROOM Open to the Public & Trade

For your dream bathroom Let us help!… 01367 242666

Martyn Joseph Corn Exchange on Saturday December 1st. Doors 7.30pm for 8 pm start. Tickets are £17.00, available from or from the Faringdon Information Centre. Call 07766077115

Unit A&B, Park Road, Faringdon, SN7 7DS

A specialist firm dealing with private client work including Wills • Estate Administration • Lasting Powers of Attorney and all aspects of residential property and conveyancing work such as Sales • Purchases • Remortgages • Shared Ownership Development Transactions • Land Transactions • Property Investment Angel Wilkins LLP, The White Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8NE Tel: 01235 775100 Fax: 01235 775101 Email: - - Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA number: 524327

Roberts Ramblings!

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Hello and welcome to another ramble, wearing waterproofs hopefully, this time, as rain and wind see to tree leaf stripping. The fish in the pond seem happy anyway! Blackberries still seem fit for the dogs, as I reach higher ones while they pull the soft, probably beery berries off the lower stems. Dropped apples are now too soft and a wasp-danger when the weather was a brief Indian Summer. Winter migrant birds are already here and looking at those sample apples, all the bright red hawthorns, but the native blackbirds and thrushes have managed to enjoy the elderberries first this year. This is also a time of year where burrs from the wide, tall burdock plant are ready to attach themselves to our clothing and to any animal that brushes past them. Legend has it that the Swiss inventor of Velcro got the idea from the hook and loop burdock seed system. These hooks can cause a very intense, potentially very painful and serious foreign body reaction to any animal grooming away burrs, which can get embedded in tongue and gum. Affected dogs at the very least have small raised red marks on the tongue tip and edges. Presenting signs of “Burr Tongue” include bleeding, dribbling and dysphagia (food and water). Any owner is strongly advised to seek veterinary help if symptoms like this are noted, even if a false alarm, as earlier help will be much appreciated by your pet. To avoid the issue as best possible, feel your dog or horse’s coat for burrs and remove them immediately with a comb. Perhaps do this after each walk or ramble if longer-coated. Our pets must be so stoical when it comes to such problems and with dental infections. For anyone experiencing mouth abscesses, gum infections and such like, the pain, lethargy and discomfort must be intense – so regular check-ups at home and at your surgery are really essential for your pet’s welfare. The same though comes to mind with pets and significant arthritis issues. I strongly believe in saying that dismissing disability as “just getting old” is no substitute for joint support, veterinary attention and complementary therapies like chiropractic, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, laser treatment and acupuncture. How do we really know what they feel? How can we compare what it was like for us to be a “Spring chicken”, then one day to hesitate in climbing that hillside with a pet who has some memory of course but who generally lives from day to day. Scientific, expertly-researched medical articles like this are available : “arthritis leads to a higher risk of anxiety”; “Depression tied to arthritis pain”; “More adults with arthritis should receive exercise counselling”….but, to counter that, can I add this one: “More evidence links Mediterranean diet to less depression”. Who knows (I’m sure someone does!) whether that same diet reduces the incidence and severity of arthritis, through weight and joint care? I read such articles, absorb online webinars in the wider medical and veterinary world to broaden my perspectives and challenge my knowledge and concepts for treatment. One real privilege and source of pride, in that 41 years on after qualifying from the RVC as a Veterinary Surgeon, I take real interest in learning and seeing new things and sharing my knowledge with my clients. I know that I’m not alone in this by a long way! So here to close, on a very wet day, is a poem from Ogden Nash, which for many of us will be very true, get those towels ready! The Dog. The truth I do not stretch or shove, When I state that the dog is full of love, I’ve also found, by actual test, A very wet dog is the loving est! Robert Elliott 21-23 High Street, Stanford In The Vale, SN7 8LH 01367 710595

| The Advertiser | page 8 | Faringdon Information Centre is very happy to have Anne Saunders as November’s Artist of the month. Anne who lives in Stanford in the Vale, is a farmer’s wife, but who uses her creative skills to make lovely shoulder bags. They are all lined with zipped pockets inside and are made from oil cloth/vinyl or heavy cotton fabric, some with purses attached. Anne’s bags are so useful and make great, shopping, swimming and beach bags. They also make perfect gifts for friends and family. Come along to the Information Centre in the Pump House to see Anne’s lovely bags, open 9amto 4pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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The Horse and Jockey

Est. 1986

GARDENSCAPE Individual Design, Construction & Maintenance

Christmas Party Menu

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Mexican Prawn Cocktail Lightly spiced battered King prawns on crispy Romaine lettuce, crispy tortilla strips & avocado dip

Roger Hutchence - BA (HONS) NCH (Landscape Construction)

Spiced Parsnip Soup Topped with curried parsnips crisps, Served with crusty bread & butter

Ardennes Pate With toasted ciabatta & spiced tomato chutney *** Roast Norfolk Turkey Breast With duck fat roast potatoes, honey roasted piccolo parsnips, chipolata, pork & herb stuffing, served with seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese & garlic & bacon roasted Brussel sprouts


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Fillets Of Stone Bass With minted & creamed peas, sauteed potatoes with a shrimp & saffron sauce Individual Game Pie Topped with a puff pastry lid, served with buttered carrot & Swede mash & chunky chips Caramelised Red Onion, Rosemary & Goats Cheese Tartlets Served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips & braised red cabbage *** Chocolate Orange Tart With peppermint infused Chantilly creme Christmas Pudding served with homemade brandy butter ice cream & boozy orange segments Mixed Berry Fool With homemade vanilla biscuits This menu is available from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 22nd December excluding Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays. Price £28.50per person for Lunch or Dinner (£24.50 for two courses) A nonrefundable deposit of £10 per person is required to confirm your booking. Final numbers and menu choices are required seven days in advance. Horse and Jockey 25 Faringdon Road, Stanford in-the-Vale, Oxon, SN7 8NN

Tel 01367 710302

High Street, Highworth, Wiltshire Telephone: 01793 763181

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Winter Starter Offers 3 months golf membership for £150, if you choose to extend for a year we will deduct £150 from yearly cost.

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It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to what to buy for our whisky loving friends and family, and whether our own drinks cupboard needs topping up ready for the festive season. With this in mind, I thought it would be helpful to look at a few of the newer whiskies that have proved popular this year that might help you to make your selection. First off is a whisky that arrived with us just before Christmas last year - the Cotswolds whisky. This new kid on the block that hails from Warwickshire (our home county) was eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint. Although undeniably still very much a youngster the well made spirit has benefited from maturation in both ex-bourbon and red wine casks, producing a character-full, fruity and spicy malt that has turned out to be one of our consistently top selling whiskies. Another popular whisky has been the Borders grain whisky, brought out by R&B Distillers to represent the style of whisky they had intended to produce in a new distillery in the Scottish Borders (although latest news is that the project is on indefinite hold). Like Lowland whisky, grain whisky tends to be lighter and sweeter and, unusually, this one includes a high proportion of malted barley (50%) whilst the rest of the grain used is wheat. The spirit starts life in a bourbon cask and is then finished in an Oloroso cask, which adds dried fruits and a certain nuttiness to the vanilla, herbal and floral flavours in this surprisingly complex whisky. Next is Glenallachie 12 year old, from a distillery not known for its single malts until that magician Billy Walker took it on and started to showcase just what we’d been missing out on! A company ethos of ‘Make great whisky, enjoy life’ combined with Billy’s unerring eye for selecting just the right casks have led to the release of an interesting range of malts. Matured in PX, Oloroso and virgin oak casks, the 12 year old is well summed up in the producer’s own words as tasting of ‘honey, marzipan and bananas, with lashings of butterscotch, raisins and a delicate hint of mocha’, and this is one that will appeal to those who like a sherried malt. Finally, the BenRiach 21 year old falls into a slightly higher price bracket than the 3 whiskies above but, for me, is well worth the money. It was the first whisky to be created by BenRiach’s new master blender, Rachel Barrie, and was matured in a combination of four different cask types. On the nose I got red fruits/berries and cream soda, and when I tasted it the flavours of fruits, barley sugar, lemon, and a trace of chocolate just danced through my mouth. This is a Grand Cru whisky! Next month we’ll turn our attention to the smokier side of the whisky spectrum. Fran Thomas

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YOGA • HOLISTIC THERAPIES • BOUTIQUE 01367 358188 • • 07940542181 01367 358188 07940 542181 2 London Street • Faringdon • SN7 7AA

Sheryl Louise Yoga, teaches Slow Hatha Yoga classes, Restorative Practices and Workshops (with Nicola Tew) on ‘Understanding Ourselves Through the Lens of the Chakras’ at The Lotus Retreat in Faringdon. How do you feel whole, when it feels like your life is in fragments? Life sometimes feels so fast, almost like we’re on a conveyor belt, unable to stop, to pause and to step off. The only option is to keep moving forward, regardless of if it feels like we’re somehow on the wrong conveyor belt. This was what my life used to feel like. My conveyor belt came to a grinding holt, through sickness, anxiety and depression time and time again. Patching myself up, making quick fixes and finding distractions. Plastering a big smile on my face and pretending everything was OK. But it wasn’t and the question I kept asking myself was ‘am I on the wrong conveyor belt’? Like there was somehow something wrong with me, something that needed fixing. So, do we need fixing? Are we broken? I don’t believe we are, yoga teaches us that we are WHOLE. But how do you feel whole, when you feel like your life is in fragments? It begins by slowing down, by pausing and spending time with ourselves. Time without thought or judgement. It’s in that interoceptive space that we can develop a sense of awareness and see beyond the thoughts in our heads. Slow Hatha Yoga and Restorative practices are one way we can learn how to slow down, pause and develop this awareness. They are practices suitable for all abilities. I call them practices as that is exactly what they are. The Yoga Sutras – 1:2 describe Yoga as ‘Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind’ and this to me is what yoga is truly about. It is so much more than an exercise regime. You don’t need to be flexible or fit, you just need to be willing to spend time with yourself. To spend time in that pause watching and observing. So, no, I wasn’t on the wrong conveyor belt. This conveyor belt is my life and each event, wave of anxiety and depression that I’ve met along the way has bought me to where I am today. For that I am truly grateful, and I would not change a single thing. Life is about living, loving and learning! Taking a pause and taking time to be with yourself, without thought or judgement can have life changing results – I am the proof of that! If you’d like to join me for some Slow Hatha Yoga, please email or visit all my classes are suitable for beginners & beyond. 2 London Street . Faringdon . SN7 7AA 07940 542181

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Faringdon Bell Ringers Sombre bells sound in hope for the future You may have heard sombre bells occasionally over the past few weeks, sounding ghostly but still within hearing. We are training our learners on "silent bells". Silent bells are muffled by leather on each side of the clapper, which softens the sound from when the clapper hits each side of the bell. These practice sessions are on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and form this basis of future ringing in Faringdon. We have to tell of our trip to the Oxfordshire Guild 6-bell striking competition, when Faringdon Tower represented the Vale of White Horse. Having competed but never won before, we were not surprised that another band won and went through to the national competition. On their return home, we thanked the six ringers for their bravery in competing "away". Indeed, we all know how conducive are Faringdon's bells to good striking and are always glad to ring at our home tower. On the 11 November, we will be ringing on half-muffled bells in the evening as part of Ringing for Peace, which is dedicated to ringing a message of peace on this most important day. Our half-muffled bells will sound as a sombre symbol of going into the future wanting to prevent the terrible things that happened before. If you are interested in learning how to ring full-circle bells, you can drop into our Sunday service ringing (9.45–10.30 am) or Monday practice (7.30–9.00 pm) at Faringdon's church bell tower. Contact us by emailing



Call Michael Nash on: 01367 240082 - 07889 197046



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Healthy Living!

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The Benefits Of Movement Our bodies are designed to move. Moving forwards, sideways, up, down, twisting, rotating and bending are all movements that enable us to live a normal life. Until this ability is compromised, often due to injury, disease or age, we often take our basic daily body movements for granted. Even when we’re healthy, if we spend a lot of time sitting - in the car, at the office, at home - the lack of movement can lead to a more restricted range of motion in our joints. We can experience general stiffness, joint weakness or lowered strength. There are several benefits associated with moving regularly, stronger muscles, better flexibility, improved balance lightened mood. When we are sedentary, sluggish or unable to move we can develop a number of issues, reduction in bone mass, poor circulation, slow movement of food through the intestines, a less efficient immune system and deterioration of mood. I work with people who want to make change, because they want to feel better, look better, lose weight and improve their self- confidence. Not many say they just want to move better, however I often meet individuals who struggle to exercise because of aches and pains, often in their joints. When done correctly exercise can reduce pain. Appropriate regular exercise, how gentle or vigorous depends on the individual, helps to lubricate the joints and ease pain and stiffness. Increased flexibility and muscle strength will bring with them improved balance and co-ordination. By encouraging my clients to move more they benefit from increased energy, fewer aches and pains and greater feelings of wellbeing. Stretching is a great way to improve your flexibility and enhance your ability to move. Light walking, jogging and moving your major muscle groups before intense exercise will improve your recovery, and stretching after exercise will lengthen your muscles and reduce stiffness. Beginning your activity slowly and gently, and only building speed and intensity when you are warmed up and ready, will increase your flexibility and lower your risk of injury. ‘People who are inactive are more likely to be obese, eat poorly or face other lifestyle or metabolic issues’. Keep your body moving – it’s good for you. Rich Richard Marfell – Wellness Coach 07800636004

Rob.. The Cheese Man! Best selection! Best Cheese! Rob

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Served with a leaf garnish and hot ciabatta

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Served with garlic croutons and toasted ciabatta

Served with caviar vinaigrette

Served with blue cheese dressing

Served with seasonal vegetables, stuffing pigs in blankets and homemade gravy Served with seasonal vegetables homemade Yorkshire pudding and gravy Served with lobster bisque

Served with brandy sauce

Served with balsamic glazed strawberries and Amaretto cream

Selection of Cheese and Biscuits

We offer government funded Nursery places to some 2 year olds, as well as 3 and 4 year olds

Tea or Coffee and a Mince Pie

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Let’s talk about Wine!

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Favourite wines for the UK!

For November, I would like to introduce the number 2 most popular red and white wines in the UK. These are Shiraz and Chardonnay. Both grapes grow in many countries around the world, so you get lots of choice and many different styles of wine - all from the same grape. When you see Shiraz, the first thing to remember is it is also called Syrah. Two names for the same grape. Shiraz in Europe comes from the warmer areas around the Mediterranean. They tend to have strong black fruits and berry flavours. They are also dark in colour and often have a spicy or peppery flavour. In Australia, Shiraz became the most common wine and had strong flavours, packing a big taste. Over the years, Australian winemakers have toned down the flavours to make a more subtle set of flavours, more in line with the European versions. The reds from South America up to California can sometimes be bulk manufactured and lacking the good flavours of the Australian version, like all wines, you get good producers and average ones. Chardonnay is white wine that also has strong links with Australia and the Americas. For many years it was produced in oak barrels, which gave a specific flavour to the wine, sometimes smothering the fruit flavours. But the rise of more fruity wines like Sauvignon blanc caused the winemakers to change tack. Most Chardonnay now spend less time in an oak barrel, some none at all, so that the delicate fruit flavours of lemon and tart apple plus some peach or pineapple will come through. The fruity version of Chardonnay is a dry white, sometimes called crisp. It taste best when served chilled to around 12C. Please note that your fridge will be typically at 5C, so if you take it out 15 - 20 minutes before you want to drink it, it will come closer to the right temperature. Try it at different temperatures and you should notice the difference. For those who don’t know, Chablis is actually a chardonnay wine. This small area produces some very nice wines, unfortunately with prices to match. Surrounding the official chablis area is the Petit Chablis, so you get wine made in the same style, just not from the best vineyards. A similar flavour can be found in the Burgundy region, where most white wines are Chardonnay. As you explore these lovely wines, you will find the ones that you like best. They are available in all supermarkets and specialist shops as well. They come in all price bands as well depending on your budget. Bearing in mind that Christmas is coming, then both wines go well with turkey, so it will be a good idea to find one that you like. Next month I will have some recommendations for wines for the festive season, so please enjoy your wines and cheers till next month. Ian Lloyd

Wine Enthusiast

27th Nov


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Out and About Date






Oct - Feb

Exhibition ‘Hospital: Faringdon’s Pump House in WWI’

The Pump House

Thu 1st

White Horse Garden Club: Ornamental Trees

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington


Pamela 01367820251

Free for Members. Visitors £2.50. Raffle £1

Thu 1st

Music at the Barber Rooms: True North by Phillip Henry

The Barber Rooms


£12 in advance

Fri 2nd

Theatre: PALS

The Beacon, Wantage



Sat 3rd

Fireworks and Bonfire

Faringdon House Estate


Tickets available in local shops

Wed 7th

Book Club (12)

Regent Cinema


Tickets from Faringdon Information Centre

£4 advance £5 on the door

Wed 7th

Faringdon Peace Group AGM

Friends’ Meeting House


Jennie 01367 710308 Karren 01367 241707


Wed 7th

How to Hide a Lion

The Beacon, Wantage


Adults £9.50 Children £6.50

Thu 8th Sat 10th

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

Faringdon Junior School


Adults £8 U16 £6

Thu 8th

U3A Talk: How Tropical Rainforests Work

Corn Exchange or Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385

Visitors £1.50

Thu 8th

Microbial Meeples - Play a host of microbial-themed board games

Museum of Natural History, Oxford

7pm 10pm


Thu 8th Sat 10th

Millets Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Millets Farm

10am 3pm


Fri 9th

Gin & 60’s Night

Stanford Social Club


Fri 9th Sun 11th

War Memorial Trust Remembrance Exhibition

Old Town Hall

10m 4pm

Mon 12th

Stanford Art Group: Still Life Drawing

Stanford in the Vale Village Hall


Mon 12th

The Lemurs of Madagascar: Talk by Dr Guiseppe Donati

Museum of Natural History, Oxford

7pm 8pm

Tue 13th

Stanford History Society: Tracks to the Trenches

Small Hall, Stanford Village Hall


Phil Morris, 01367 71028

Wed 14th

Big World! Big Adventure! Thomas & Friends

The Movie Place, The Corn Exchange


Fri 16th


The Beacon, Wantage

5pm 12am

Entry £3 Beer Token £7

Sat 17th


The Beacon, Wantage

2pm 12am

Entry £3 Beer Token £7

Sat 17th

How to Build a Habitable Planet

Museum of Natural History, Oxford

10am 4pm


Fri 23rd

Christmas Bingo

Langford Village Hall


Chrissy 01367 860514 Tracey 01367 860721

In aid of Langford Village Hall

Sat 24th

Jewellery Craft Fair

Millets Farm

10am 4pm


Sat 24th

Christmas Fairdtrade Stall

St Denys Church

10am 12noon

Sun 25th

Oxford’s Christminster Singers

All Saints Church

3pm 4pm Or available on the door


Tue 27th

Santa Paws at Frosts Garden Centre

Millets Farm


From £9.99 for 1 dog and owner

Thu 29th

The King & I

The Beacon, Wantage



Fri 30th

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Regent Cinema


Tickets available from Faringdon Information Centre

Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family

Tue 4th Dec

Christmas Prize Bingo

Ferendune Court


Lorraine 01367 244267

Free entry


Members £2 Non Member £4

Visitors £3 £1 each

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Local Events Date





Free One to One IT Help

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 4:30pm



Mon, Wed Thu

Lloyds Mobile Bank

Southampton Street Car Park

Mon 9:45 12pm

Wed 12:45pm-3pm Fri 1pm-3pm

Every Mon

Little All Sorts Toddler Group

All Saints Church Barber Room


Margaret 01367 244901


Every Mon

Bridge Club

Faringdon United Church

6.45pm 10.15pm

Françoise Stacey, Secretary of the Club: 01367 241813

£2 per person

Every 2nd & 4th Mon

Disco Dots

Pump House Project


Lucy 07900 800657


3rd Mon

Mon, Tue & Wed


Faringdon WI

Old Town Hall



Every Mon & Thurs

Faringdon Day Centre

Baptist Church Hall Bromsgrove

9:15- 2:15

Supervisor 07523 116918

1st Tue

Farmers Market

Market Place, Faringdon

Until 1pm

01367 710445

Every Tue

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

10:00 - 11:30

Sheena 01367 240311 Kat Culverwell 07800568040

£10 inc lunch. Transport available Free

Every Tue

Baby & Toddler Sensory

The Pump House Project

10:30am 11.30am

Tue 14th

Chris Davis Fish Van

Outside The Bell

5:30 6:30

Every Tue

Whist Drive

The Old Town Hall


Sylvia 01367 242007

Free Tea & Coffee

Every Wed

Ferndale Choir

Catholic Church



Every Wed

The Crafty Crew

The Pump House Project


Runs during Cake Cafe

Every Wed

Walking for Health

Start at Old Town Hall


Walks to suit all abilities

Every Wed

Community Cake

The Pump House Project


£1 for Cake & Drink

Every Wed

Community Singing Group

The Pump House Project


£3 per person

Every Wed

Citizen Advise Bureau

Pump House

10am - 11am

01367 242191


1st Wed

Open Mic Night

Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale



1st Wed

Buckland WI - Speaker and meeting each month

The Memorial Hall, Buckland


Libby Calvert 01367 870803

Non members £4 incl. refreshment

1st Wed

Information & Gadget Drop-in

Pump House Project



During Cake Cafe

2nd Wed

Follies Dollies WI

Catholic Church Hall


Charlotte 07809 225795

1st & last Wed

The Knitting Group

Horse and Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


Ruth Chester 01367710362


Every Wed & Thurs

Slimming World

United Reformed Church

Wed 5:30pm Thurs 9:30am

& Wed 7:30pm Louise 07717 681939


Every Thu

Baby & Toddler 0-4yrs

United Church

9:30 -11am


Every Thu

Slimming World

Stanford Primary School


Amy 07514 255703


Every Thu

Slimming World Highworth

Southfield Junior School


Louise 07717 681939


Every Thu


Horse & Jockey, Stanford in the Vale


01367 710302


Every Thu


Stanford Small Village Hall

10am - 12pm

Sandra 01367 718303

Coffee/Tea, Chat, Raffle

1st Fri

Book Club

Faringdon Library


Sheena 01367 240311


Every Fri

Country Market

Corn Exchange

9:15am 11.00am

Jenny Howard-Jones 01367710382

Tea & coffee available Goods orders taken

Every Fri


Faringdon Library

10:30 - 11:00

Sheena 01367 240311


Every Fri


Faringdon Leisure Centre

Fri 5-6pm

Every Fri

Bowling Club - Open Nights

Bowling Club

Fri 7:30

Trevor Durrant 01793 330564

Every Sat

Yoga Classes

Faringdon United Church

9am - 10.15am Adults 7875633923

Every Sat

Stagecoach Faringdon

Faringdon Junior School

Various 01367 240663

Every Sun

Teas in St Mary’s Church



Fay Forster 01367 820230

2nd Sun

Great Coxwell Teas

The Reading Room,

2:30pm - 5pm

Great Coxwell

3rd Sat

Junior Book Club 8-11yrs

Faringdon Library


Sheena 01367 240311


Sat - Sun

Tom Browns School Museum

Broad St Uffington


Karen Pilcher 01367 820 978

Open Bank holidays

£3 per session

Tea, Coffee and Cakes

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Experts - local services The Veterinary Surgery of Robert Elliott As an independently run family practice, established in 1994, we are able to combine traditional standards with modern techniques and selected high-quality equipment. We aim to provide high quality care in an especially warm and friendly environment. E-mail:


Court Cattery Stanford-in-the-Vale FAB now ICC & Vale licensed Established in 2000 Family run – Short or long stays; Medical management service available on enquiry. Veterinary Care provided by the adjacent Robert Elliott Veterinary Surgery you are always welcome to arrange a first-time visit E-mail:


Lisa Moore Photography

FARINGDON COBBLER’S � Quality Shoe Repairs � Key Cutting � Engraving - VAPE’S & E-Liquid

01367 243 134

Lisa Moore….07854 651961


Chickens & Poultry Feed All at unbeatable prices

M.J.Hodgkins � � � �

Est. 1960

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

Call Vicky 07958 241342

Swan Hill Dog Grooming & Spa


Swan Hill Farm Buildings Townsend Road Shrivenham SN6 8HR

Call Beth Keene on 07398 505794

A1 MOBILE Car Servicing & Repairs Diagnostics Health Check From Only £15


Corporate Service Courier Service Executive Cars Insured Cars

01367243838-07894572919 01367705030


JJB Sports Therapy Jenny Bennett MSc

FARINGDON 01367 244 611

We stock Nitty Gritty Headlice Lotion

Book in for a hot towel and traditional “cut throat” razor shave

Tel 0756467025 email

Short/Long Distances Business Accounts Driver Hire 4/7 Seater's


T R A N S F E R S /TheBarbersFaringdon

Hours of business: Monday: 9am - 1pm Tuesday: 9am - 6pm Wednesday: 9am - 6pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 8am - 3pm Sunday 10am - 1pm

07814356586 ● Sports Injury Assessment ● Diagnosis & Treatment ● Rehabilitation Management & Prevention ● Sports Massage Espina Chiropractic Clinic, 14 Market Place, Faringdon, SN7 7HP

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Experts - local services We do all types of tree work including pruning, Planting and felling, as well as hedge trimming and stump removal. Call Gregg on 01865 430536 or 07823 332247

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

Phone Gary:

07879 013359


JOE PEARCE PLASTERING 07709960598 All internal plasterwork,Traditional lime plastering, External rendering & specialist finishes


07919 241881

Keratin Hair Treatment No more frizzy hair!


Keratin… Smooth, silky, shiny & tangle-free hair Lasts 3 - 4 months, only £70 Call Jane @ Tangles Lechlade 01367 252374 or 07788156438

Society of Homeopaths

GENTLE EFFECTIVE HOLISTIC THERAPY Daytime & Evening Appointments Clinics in Uffington and Wantage Heather Abel BA/BSc RSHom Tel: 01367 820709

Monika Becker H.P Holistic Practitioner

07742 982757 Grove Technology Park Downsview Road Boston House, Unit 7 Wantage, Oxon OX12 9FF

Now Available Wednesdays 12:45 to 4:45pm Lotus Retreat, Faringdon.

Multi - Hands Cleaning Services Window Cleaning - Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing - Solar Panel Cleaning - Free Quotes Call 01993 866087 or 07917714570 Reliable Professional Uniformed Staff

New! Phone: 01865 820565 / 07974886840

Ruby beauty


Now moved to Bampton Garden Plants call Sarah on

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