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Middleton Cheney Library Supporters’ Group Present the following events for your entertainment: Saturday 10 May at 2.30 pm MAY MORRIS (Daughter of William Morris – Arts & Crafts Movement) Nicola Jarvis – Artist & Embroiderer, gives an illustrated talk about May Morris, who has inspired her own work. Of interest to textiles and embroidery students and anyone interested in the arts. adult £8/Child £4, with tea & cakes. Saturday 17 May 10 am to 2 pm. PLANT FAIR on the village green in Middleton Cheney. Wide variety of Plants, plus Books, Hamper Raffle, Etc. Thursday 29 May at 7.30 pm. ‘From Parish Fugitive to Lord of the Manor’ Nancy Long – Village Historian, explores the history of the Horton Family, in this illustrated talk. Adult £5/Child £2, including wine & soft drinks. Friday 27 June - 5.30 to 9 pm. CRAZY GOLF Tournament – sponsored by Russell & Butler independent estate agents. 9 & 18 hole comp. prizes, quizzes, refreshments. - Book this date in your diary. Tickets and further information on all the above from the Library in Middleton or e-mail to or

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