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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.
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Events coming up:
Thursday 7 February - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.
Saturday 8 June - Farthingstone Foot Fest: Get ready for our annual walk/run through the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside. Based around Farthingstone Village Hall, you can choose from two contrasting loops - or do both to complete a marathon. There are regular checkpoints with refreshments and lots of encouragement from everyone along the way. More details will be available shortly.
Sunday 16 June - Farthingstone Open Gardens: Yes, we will be opening our gardens for the very first time! There will be a varied set of gardens to visit - plus scrumptious homemade cakes and tea in the Joy Mead garden. Save the date and watch here for further details.
Regular EventsFarthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
‘Christmas in the Cloisters 2018’ – thanks! So many people turned out to make ‘Christmas in the Cloisters’ a lovely social occasion and thankfully the rain and wind held off!
The Cloisters and Santa’s Grotto looked truly amazing and Santa came as promised. We enjoyed the biggest band ever, thanks to members of the Roade Community Orchestra, and our singing was further enhanced by members of the Benefice Choir. Not only was it great fun but we also managed to raise £920 for the Joy Mead - a fantastic achievement!
Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us and to those who very kindly made donations.
A lot of hard work goes into 'making it happen' and it wouldn’t be possible without a large team who cheerfully tackle everything from puzzling over how to create 'Santa’s Grotto', to how much mulled wine to make...not forgetting all the 'grunt work' involved in moving tables and benches and the post event clear up!
A very big Thank you to everyone and...
A very Merry Christmas to all!
Joy Mead Tidy-up (Sunday 18 November): A
big thank you to the 15 folk who turned out to help at the Tidy-up. It
was a lovely morning, we got a lot of very useful jobs done - and it was
great to see everyone.
'Fashion and Fizz' (Tuesday 6 November): The Village Hall was packed with vilagers and friends all keen to see the lovely outfits shown by Molly and Co. (and modelled by some very brave customers). A grand social event as well as an excellent opportunity to upgrade one's wardrobe. Thanks to everyone who contributed. All funds raised were in aid of the Church.
Harvest Celebration (Sunday 7 October): With
a bright and sunny autumn afternoon in the beautiful
garden and yard of Church Farm, the event proved a great success. Special
thanks to our hosts and family. The vintage tractors and vehicles proudly
lined up in the yard, burgers and hotdogs were consumed all afternoon
together with tea, coffee and cakes. Villagers and visitors generously
bought cakes and produce and the tombola ran out of both tickets and prizes!
Joy Mead Tea (Saturday 14th July): A
goodly crowd of 50 turned up to enjoy a perfect evening in the Cloisters.
There was good chat, good food - and good games on the grass.
Joy Mead Garden Party: What a lovely afternoon in the Joy Mead (Sunday June 17). So nice to see it buzzing with friends and families enjoying themselves. And the tug-of-war rounded it off magnificently!
Thank you everyone for coming and making the afternoon a great success. A massive thanks too to the many people who worked very hard to make it happen – and to the many individuals and local businesses who provided generous support and donations. We have raised around £1400 to maintain our beautiful Joy Mead – well done and thanks everyone!
Debbie, Laura and the Garden Party Team
Farthingstone Foot Fest: On Saturday
9 June, Farthingstone played host to 150 walkers and runners who had travelled
from all over the country to take part in this year's Farthingstone Foot
Fest (FFF). Started in 2009, this is an annual event organised by the
FFF Committee and run with help from the local community and friends to
raise money for the village and also, this year, for Alzheimer's.
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