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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:

Saturday August 5 - Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper: In the Village Hall, starting promptly at 7.30pm, with Quizmaster Hilary Aslett. Come and test your general knowledge - teams of all shapes and sizes welcome! Cost £10 to include supper. Bar and raffle. Please confirm your team and numbers by Tuesday 1st August to Howard Pritchett on 01327 361330.

Saturday August 19 - 'Joystock': After a three year hiatus, Joystock is happening on Saturday 19th August 2017. Join Presley Johnson and friends for an evening of music, with gates opening at 6pm and music continuing until 11pm.
This year’s event is in aid of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, with all proceeds going to it.
Tickets are £15.00 for adults and £7.00 for children aged 16 and under, available from Peter Stanton (01327 361621) or Ben Stanton (07962 189417), or by emailing joystock@live.co.uk

Thursday September 7 - 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 October 7 - Farthingstone's Got Talent: We are in the early days of planning a fundraising event in the Village Hall. It will be an evening of entertainment based on a variety hall theme. We are looking for individuals or groups of people who can entertain either by singing, dancing, playing instruments, performing magic, telling jokes etc. We are also looking for sponsors and volunteers to help. It is also anticipated to have an Auction of Promises so looking for suggestions for interesting lots.
All enquiries please to Sue Doust tel 361482 (Farthingstone PCC)

Saturday 9 June 2018 - Farthingstone Foot Festival: The date is already booked! After another successful event in 2017, Paul is already planning ahead to 2018.

If you would like advance information please click here or for a 2018 entry form please click here.

See you next year!

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

Joy Mead Tea (July 15): Villagers gathered to celebrate Joy Agnew's birthday at our annual Tea. It was lovely to see lots of people there, young and old, enjoying delicious food and chatting, with the children busy creating new games on the lawn. Many thanks to everyone who came and cooked and helped and donated.

Farthingstone Foot Festival (June 10): Another great success for FFF! A total of 134 walkers and runners took part in either the half or full marathon across our beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. After a week of wind and rain, we were lucky with the weather and it remained dull but dry.A fantastic total of £1400 was raised for local charities. Well done everybody - and all the volunteers who made it happen.
NB FFF 2018 will be on Saturday 9th June.

Village Litter Pick (Feb 12): It was cold, it was windy and it was trying to sleet - so it was particularly heartening to see so many people turn out to do their bit to keep our Parish litter-free! Three children, two dogs and umpteen adults did a sterling job covering all the roads in the Parish and producing the usual astonishing array of junked items. Thanks everyone - and also to the cake bakers who made it all worthwhile with coffee and cake and chat afterwards in the Village Hall.

'Christmas in the Cloisters' (Dec 3): The Cloisters sparkled under the fairy lights and candlelight. We were very lucky with the weather and a good crowd braved the cold - fortified of course by the excellent mulled wine. Santa arrived to a big fanfare and the Band accompanied some lusty carol singing. A splendid evening of good Christmas cheer!
Thanks to everyone who came and supported us and to the team who put in a lot of work to make it happen. Thanks also to the Band and to everyone who contributed prizes. We made a grand total of £830 for the Joy Mead which is a fantastic result!



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