6th March 2014 - Cruise Along Tonight
Did you know that the Oxford Canal was built in the mid-18th century to carry Warwickshire coal to Oxford and London and that by
the 1780s there were 14 coal merchants in Banbury alone?
Come to the pavilion at 7pm tonight, Thursday, to learn more about what is now England's most popular cruising canal at a
Hornton History Group talk given by John Bridgeman.
He knows his stuff – he’s a trustee of the new Canal and River Trust and former vice-chairman of British Waterways. Tickets £3.50
at the door, to include tea or coffee and biscuits in the interval.
6th March 2014 - Say It With Flowers
Hornton WI holds its AGM tonight, Thursday, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church. There will also be a quiz and the competition will
be for a hand posy of flowers. Next month Beverley Phipps will talk about Face Shapes and Hairstyles.
6th March 2014 - Whale Of A Sale
There will be a Good as New sale at the Methodist Chapel this Saturday, March 8. Please bring your items – priced up – between 10
and 11am. Doors open between 2 and 4pm for wales and you’ll get 75 per cent of the sale price!
6th March 2014 - Top Of The Class
Hornton School has been transformed over the past 18 months and it’s so proud of its achievements that it’s going
to have not one but two Open Days this year!
The first is next Wednesday, March 12, when it will be open all day to show prospective pupils and their parents around.
With some of the best teaching anywhere, a transformed curriculum and a growing school roll, why don’t you pop along and see if Hornton is
right for your child? Or you can get more details in advance from Deputy Head Matt Green on 01295 670335.
6th March 2014 - Sky's The Limit
This column was a bit hasty last week in publishing the fact that Peter Pan raised £1500 in profit – the revised figure is
actually a whopping £2,345.25 after expenses!
The plan is for £200 to go to The Gossip village magazine, £145.25 to Jumpa and £2000 to the pavilion.
6th March 2014 - 2 Weeks To Progress
You’ve got just a fortnight to get back your forms to join the next Hornton Progressive Dinner Party. If you don’t have the form,
don’t worry - just put your name, addcrees and phone number on a piece of paper and put it into the village postbox near the
Post Office box by 6pm on March 21.
You can either be a guest and pay £25 for three courses at different venues or stay put as a host and supply the food and wine in
your own home. Please ring Anne Joyner on 01295 670337 if you’d like more information.
6th March 2014 - Flying The Flag
The pavilion and Jumpa are in line for another payout at they’re will be the beneficiaries of the St George’s Night next month. As tickets are selling out fast, now’s the time to buy!
There will be a three-course meal, music, a barn dance, bar and raffle with tickets just £12.50 for adults and £7.50 for children. Organisers Ian and Isabelle Harris and Jan and Graham Hall would love you to wear red and white but it’s not compulsory.
You can get your tickets from available from Jan Hall on 01295 670891 or email janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com
6th March 2014 - Fab Four
The Dun Cow got back to winning ways in their latest Harbury and District Crib League match – beating Long
Itchington’s Green Man 4-3 at home.
Only one other team in the top seven won last week, so the victory pushed the Hornton cribbers up to four in the table, only
four points behind the leaders.
6th March 2014 - Read On
The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be on the village green next Wednesday, March 12, from
6th March 2014 - Church Services
There will a special service to mark Women’s World Day of Prayer in Hornton Methodist tomorrow, Friday, at 7.30pm. The theme is
Streams in the Desert, prepared by the Christian Women of Egypt and prayers will focus n the Christians of Egypt.
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist on Sunday, March 6, at 11am. At this is a United
Service, there will be no separate service in the Methodist Church.
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