17th July 2014 - Hornton Commemorates The Start Of World War I
1914 - 2014
A WEEKEND OF EVENTS IN HORNTON
COMMEMORATING THE START OF WORLD WAR I
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August
Pavilion 11am – 5pm
Exhibition: the impact of the war
on the lives of Hornton folk
Includes memorabilia, art display, WWI footage
& trench experience
Entry free of charge. Refreshments available
Events on both days at the Pavilion:
11.00 - Bugle call
11.30 - Performance of WWI songs (choir)
12.00 - Trench cooking demo & tasting
1.30 - Graham Vint talks about visiting the Somme
2.00 - WWI multi-choice quiz
Sunday 3rd August
St John The Baptist Church 5.15pm
Hornton churches together commemoration service
Pavilion commemoration organised by Hornton History Group
17th July 2014 - Last Post
Excitement for Hornton’s World World 1 commemorations is so high that the organisers have added an extra morning to make sure as
many people as possible can come along.
Now you can come along to Hornton Pavilion on the morning of Monday, August 4, as well as during the previous two days for what
promises to be an astonishing display.
Each day will start at 11am with a bugle call, the pavilion bar will be turned into a WW1 trench and there will even be a chance
to sample trench cooking using authentic ingredients from recipes at the time.
You’ll learn all about the 10 men from Hornton who made the ultimate sacrifice and there will be talks, songs, poetry – something
for everyone. Don’t miss it!
17th July 2014 - Chipped Off
Hornton’s Knit and Natter group were knitting small jumpers for "fish and chip” babies in Africa – so called because their mothers
are so poor to clothe them and they have to take them home in newspaper.
But organiser Jane Wain says that, instead of new-born jumpers, there’s now a need for bigger jumpers plus blankets and teddies.
Organiser Jane Wain says they don’t need any more of the small sized jumpers now but she can send you the link to patterns for the
Please email her on jane dot wain (at) talktalk dot net or call on 01295 670716. Knit and Natter is the first and third
Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the chapel.
17th July 2014 - Pop To The Pavvy
There will be a meeting of Hornton Parish Council at 7.30pm in the pavilion next Monday, July 21. All members of the public are
17th July 2014 - Church Services
Andrea Harding Smith will lead the 11am service in Hornton Methodist Church next Sunday, July 20. There will be no service at the
parish church because there’s a 10.30am Benefice service at Shenington.
Don’t forget that you can pop in for coffee, cake and a chat in the Methodist Church every Friday morning from 10.30am to
12.30pm. There is a book, DVD and video swap - and, of course, lots of good gossip! All children are welcome.
17th July 2014 - Time's Pressing
The press deadline for the latest edition of The Gossip, Hornton's very own village newspaper, is nearly up. Editors Julie
Stanley and Ann Hemmings need your copy by July 31.
Just about anything legal, decent honest and truthful can make it into The Gossip, just as long as it's signed and it's about
So please contact Julie on 01295 670507 or at julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at
annhemmings (at) gmail dot com with your recollections, recipes and reminiscences as soon as possible.
17th July 2014 - Flying The Flag
Have you got a birthday in the family? Then make sure you celebrate it in style by flying the Hornton birthday flag! For just
£5 for village funds, you can have the name of the birthday boy or girl run up the Hornton flagpole – advertising your age is
optional but all ages from 1 to 150 can be accommodated!
All you have to do is to ring Ian Harris on 01295 670541 and the celebrations can begin!
10th July 2014 - Taste of the Trenches
Villagers create special tribute to WWI soldiers.
A trench reconstruction, wartime songs and weapons from the Western Front are among the many WWI experiences and memorabilia that
will be on show in Hornton to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War.
And visitors to the Hornton exhibition, being held over the weekend of 2 and 3 August, will even get the chance to sample real
trench dishes, cooked up that day and using authentic ingredients from WWI recipes.
Members of Hornton History Group have been working with villagers and friends across the country to research the lives and
backgrounds of the 10 village men who died at the Front. Families have donated treasured WWI heirlooms, memories and anecdotes
to the event, varying from postcards sent to distant sweethearts to medals, equipment and War Office documents.
Hornton History Group chairman, Kevin Wain, says: “Dozens of villagers have been involved in the preparation. We will have
something for everyone - sights, sounds, smells, tastes, music, live singing, painting, poetry, film images and even a full-scale
trench for people to walk through.
“We’ve worked hard to make the display interesting to all ages and a fitting tribute to the soldiers and their families – as well
as their descendents, many of whom still live locally.
“This is a way to commemorate the soldiers who fought and died, as well as the men and women who served and suffered in battle
and at home. We have focused on the Hornton Roll of Honour – where these soldiers lived, who they married, what they did for a
living and how they died. We have created colourful graphics that tell the story of those turbulent and momentous times.”
Opening with a live bugle call on both days, the display, wartime kitchen, a presentation focusing on The Somme battlefield as
it is today and other events take place at Hornton Pavilion in Bell Street from 11am to 5pm.
See www.hornton-history.co.uk for full details and a timed programme. Entry is free although donations will be invited. The
weekend’s commemoration will culminate in a service of thanksgiving at Hornton’s St John the Baptist Church.
10th July 2014 - Hornton Croquet
Fancy a game of croquet at the Pavilion Field on Saturday 16th August at 2pm? Open to anyone aged 14 or over, in teams of two, whether complete novices or old hands. If you haven’t a
playing partner don’t worry, we can team you up. Our resident experts will be on hand to demonstrate the game and explain the
rules. To be followed by a fun competition to win the coveted Hornton Croquet Cup.
To take part please email: stevejwoodcock (at) btinternet dot com
Entry £3 per player, but please remember the competition is for pairs. Afternoon tea available. All proceeds split between the
Pavilion & JUMPA.
10th July 2014 - Large Chips
Hornton’s Knit and Natter group are currently knitting jumpers for "fish and chip” babies in Africa – so called because their
mothers are so poor to clothe them and they have to take them home in newspaper.
But organiser Jane Wain says that, instead of new-born jumpers, there’s now a need for bigger jumpers plus blankets and teddies,
so the knitters will need new patterns.
Please email her on jane dot wain (at) talktalk dot net and and Jan can give you the link. Knit and Natter is the first
and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the chapel, so the next meeting is next Tuesday, July 15.
10th July 2014 - Back To School
Calling all Horntonians who went to The Warriner School! If so, you can go back to school this Saturday, July 12,
for a fun-packed family fun day.
Come and have a trip down memory lane and catch up with old school friends. For more information contact Esther Rolls on 01295
720777 or at e dot rolls (at) warriner dot oxon dot sch dot uk
10th July 2014 - Summer Snaps
Hornton’s producing its own calendar – and we need your photos for it right now, as we’re about to choose the photos for the
months of April, May and June.
Any photo qualifies – as long as it’s taken in Hornton. It can be a scene, a person, an abstract image, a flower – you name it.
It doesn’t even have to be taken this year but it does need to reflect one of four periods of the year.
All you need to do is to email it to Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com
And start compiling that list of those impossible-to-buy-for friends and relatives! They can all get a Hornton Calendar 2015 and in the next edition of The Gossip there will be an order form.
10th July 2014 - Ten-Shun!
The one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War 1 is less than a month away and Hornton History Group
is planning commemorations that you won’t want to miss.
Most villages might be happy with a small exhibition with one or two photographs but the history group are taking over the
pavilion and are going to recreate a World War 1 trench in the bar!
You won’t just read about WW1 but feel it, live it, smell it – and eat it! You’ll be able to live life in a WW1 trench – complete
with real dead rats – and eat a meal the squaddies would have had before going over the top. There will also be details of every
man from Hornton who lost his life in the conflict.
It’s all happening on the weekend of August 2 and 3, so put it in your diaries now!
10th July 2014 - Chat Up
The deadline for contributions to the latest edition of The Gossip, Hornton’s very own village newspaper, is July 31, so
scribblers have still got time to hand in their contributions. Editors Julie Stanley on 01295 670507 or at
julieharrystan (at) aol dot com and Ann Hemmings on 01295 670511 or at annhemmings (at) gmail dot com are waiting for those literary pearls to drop through their letter box!
10th July 2014 - Summer Leaves
The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, July 16, from
10th July 2014 - Church Services
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist this Sunday, July 13, at 11am. As this is a United
Service, there will be no service in the Methodist church.
But don’t forget that you can pop in for coffee, cake and a chat in the Methodist Church every Friday morning from 10.30am to
12.30pm. There is a book, DVD and video swap - and, of course, lots of good gossip! And Thursday Club meets every week after
school until 4.30pm in the Methodist Church School Room. All children are welcome.
3rd July 2014 - In The Red
The next meeting of Hornton WI is tonight, Thursday, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Chapel – will hear about life on the red benches
in the House of Lords from Labour peer and former MEP Baroness Crawley. The competition will be for a medal.
Visitors are welcome, as they are for the August meeting, which is a guided tour of Broughton Grange gardens visitors welcome.
Contact Trina for more details on 01295 738718.
3rd July 2014 - Pop To The Pavvy
The Pavilion AGM takes place next Monday, July 7, at 7.30pm. No guesses as to where. Everyone’s welcome.
3rd July 2014 - Young Gold
Eddie Cox, at 16, was one of the youngest participants in the JUMPA Golden Mile but still set the fastest time of
5’38”. Lucy Hamer, 13, lead the girls in at 8’40”.
Veteran Ollie Fickling was on fine form on 6’48” and Finlay White, just seven years old, is a name to watch for the future,
finishing in 11 minutes!
JUMPA want to thank you to everyone who took part and Duncan Dawes who prepared the picturesque D'Arcy Dalton Way course across
his farm. £81 was was raised in sponsorship and donations which will be used for the upkeep of the JUMPA playing surface.
3rd July 2014 - Flying In
A flying saucer might soon be zooming into Hornton, parish councillors were told at its AGM on June 9.
Don’t worry – it won’t contain any little green men. A flying saucer – at a cost of £6000 - is just one of the options to replace
the ageing space rocket on Hornton’s children’s playground. An alternative is another rocket or a rocking horse which would have
a lower cost and less ground work. A committee meeting would be arranged to discuss the options.
Councillor John Offord was elected unanimously as chairman, who thanks outgoing chair David Miles for all of his hard work and
dedication on the Parish Council since 1992. Kevin Wain and Tim Hewlett were unanimously co-opted as councillors
but the election of a vice-chairman was deferred to the meeting on July 21, as was the allocation of committee responsibilities.
Parish Clerk Katherine Mills will look into the cost of a new dog bin for Millers Lane and report back to the council. She’s also
going to contact Npower to see if it can offer the same rate for electricity at the pavilion, following a price match carried out
by Coun Offord which showed Scottish and Southern offering the cheapest price.
She is also going to find out when the new bus shelter in Millers Lane – due at the end of May – will be built.
3rd July 2014 - Skipping Showers
It might have chucked it down at Glastonbury last weekend but two Hornton events went off without a hitch by skipping the
Last Saturday, when it was raining stair rods in the village almost all day, the 3Hs Gardening Club went off a few miles north to
the Italianate Gardens at Trentham near Stoke and missed the rain completely. The trip – organised by Barbara
Neville, Malcolm Cross and Joy Hillman – also included a trip to the Wedgwood pottery factory.
Next Tuesday, July 8, members are going to visit Hornton Grounds Farm as guests of Catherine and Graham Vint. They
should meet on the green at 6.15am for coffee and biscuits.next meeting will be a trip to Hornton Grounds Farm on Tuesday,
July 8. Please meet on the green at 6.15pm.
The weather was also kind on Sunday, when there was another successful Hornton Annual Leisure Ride, with a pub lunch at the
Butcher’s Arms in Balscote, and the sun shone again.
3rd July 2014 - Church Services
There will be and 11 am United Service in Hornton Methodist Church this Sunday, July 6, led by Janice Smith. It will be followed
by bring-and-share picnic at Eastgate House by kind permission of John and Lindy Bridgeman to which the whole village is invited,
whether or not you come to the service.
As this is the first Sunday of every month, young families can come to JIFFY, which stands for Jesus is Fun For You. It takes
place at 3.30pm in the Methodist Church.
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