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Welcome to Farthingstone

Farthingstone is a delightful small village in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Situated half way between Towcester and Daventry, the village has 79 houses, St Mary’s Church, the Baptist Chapel, The Kings Arms pub and a Village Hall which used to be the school. We also have the Joy Mead Memorial Garden and Cloister as a wonderful amenity for use by the Villagers.

A45 Flore by-pass news: For up to date information on the A45 Flore by-pass, visit www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk and follow the links to Highways.



Events coming up:

Thursday October 6th - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chance for a chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.

Saturday October 15 - Harvest Supper in the Village Hall (6pm for 6.30 start): Please join us to celebrate our Harvest Supper. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet up with friends, old and new - over a glass or three
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A home made 3 course meal will be served with a vegetarian option available (please let us know if this is your choice). Afterwards sit back, relax and join in the banter and bidding at our famous Village Hall Auction. Bring along a selection of your own home grown produce for us to sell to the highest bidder. We would be delighted if you could also donate some of your own additional unique offerings for us to auction off - these can be anything you wish (bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, original/fake paintings, jewellery etc).
The Queens Legs will be open for business selling a variety of wines, beers, lagers and even soft drinks!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Tickets £7.00 Adults and £3.00 Concessions from Howard and Pat Pritchett, Fourwinds, Litchborough Road (tel. 01327 361330 or 07834 194411 or mail howardpritchett@btinternet.com).
Items for auction can be brought along on the day or by arrangement. Please bring crockery and cutlery for your meal.

Sunday November 13 - Joy Mead autumn tidy-up: Please come along and give a hand on Sunday 13th November, any time from 10.00 - 12.00. There are lots of jobs to be done as usual to get the Joy Mead garden tidy for winter, from raking up leaves and sweeping paths to tackling the ivy and moving the benches under cover. Bring your own tools (rakes, gloves, secateurs). Everyone welcome and coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Saturday December 3 - Christmas in the Cloisters from 4 - 7pm: Kick off the festivities in style - come and enjoy this magical candle-lit evening in our stunningly beautiful Cloisters. Bring all your family and friends too! Father Christmas has said he will pay us a visit from 5pm - don't forget your camera! - and there will be Carols round the Christmjas Tree at 6pm - bring a torch to see by! From 4pm the Brazier will be there to keep you warm - bring chestnuts to roast - along with our delicious mulled wine, or beer from the barrel if you'd prefer. There will be the famous King's Arms sausages and games for young and old plus lots of stalls with enticing gifts.

Help with setting up on Friday 2nd December would be much appreciated as will donations for the raffle and tombola. More details to follow. Any queries, please contact Debbie Mason (01327 361576) or Email debbie.mason@talk21.com.

 

 

Regular Events

Farthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
  • Every Monday:Hatha yoga classes for all at Farthingstone Village Hall 11.45 - 1.00pm. We have spaces for newcomers, all welcome from Farthingstone and neighbouring villages. Contact Lizzy via www.yogawalks.co.uk or on 07950 573719 to book a space or for more information.
  • Every Wednesday: Tai Chi in the Village Hall - 10.00-11.00 am. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can improve balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. Contact Sian Gaskins on 01327 340885 or come along any Wednesday for a taster session.
  • First Thursday every month: Ladies night in the Kings Arms - from 8.00 pm
  • Bimonthly from January, 3rd Monday: Parish Council meetings in the Village Hall - 8.00 pm
  • July every year: The Village Tea in the Joy Mead
  • October every year: Harvest Supper in the Village Hall

Recent events

Farthingstone Garden Party (Sunday 19 June): After the excitement of the 2016 Aviva Women's Cycle Tour hurtling through Farthingstone in the morning, Sunday afternoon saw us celebrating village life with a traditional Garden Party in the lovely setting of the Joy Mead. There was easy jazz from Lincoln Noel, delicious cakes, lots of craft stalls and plenty of games for all ages - including the hilarious tug-of-war finale. In addition to having a lot of fun, we also managed to raise £1600 towards the upkeep of our beautiful gardens. Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us and to those who undertook the considerable amount of work needed to make it happen - particularly to Laura for taking on the organising.

Panto 2016: We booed and we cheered and we laughed (not always in the right places but that just made it funnier). The 'FARTS' have done it again! What a splendid creative and artistic talent to have right here in our small village. Well done everybody!

 

 

 


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