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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 1st November - 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 6 - Sunday 14 October 'Open Studio': Jenny Clark and Gisele Hibberd Pellegrini are staging an Open Studio as part of this year's Northamptonshire Art Trail in The Chapel, Farthingstone, every day from 10am - 5pm. They will be demonstrating both watercolour and mixed media techniques and there will be original artwork, prints and cards available for purchase.
Farthingstone Panto: Apologies everyone - the panto has had to be postponed for personal reasons. We will try and re-schedule it during the winter. Watch this space for more information!
Tuesday 6 November - 'Fashion & Fizz' in Farthingstone:
Please join us for an evening of fashion, fizz and
fun. Starting at 7pm prompt in the Village Hall, there will be fashions
and accessories shown by Molly and Co. Ltd. Tickets are £7.50 and
include a glass of Prosecco (or soft drink).
Saturday 1st December - Christmas in the Cloisters: This is our totally unique and magical celebration of the start of Christmas in the candle-lit surroundings of the Joy Mead Cloisters. With the brazier to keep us warm, there will be mulled wine and barbecued sausages, carol singing round the Christmas tree, tempting stalls and games for all ages - and of course Father Christmas has promised that he will pay us a visit. Bring along family and friends for a lovely start to the festivities!
Regular EventsFarthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
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.
Joy Mead Tidy-up| (Sunday 8 April): An
amazing 15 people turned up to help get the Joy Mead garden ready for
the summer. Thank you very much and well done everyone!
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