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27th November 2014 - Bonny Side Up

Don’t eat too much for dinner this Friday, because there’s plenty to eat for breakfast on Saturday!

That’s when John and Jill Offord – along with a small army of helpers – are hosting a Big Bonny Breakfast in aid of village funds. It’s happening in the pavilion from 9-11am and there will be all the sorts of goodies you’d expect from a hearty start to the day North of the Border, including porridge, square sausages, Tatties and black pudding.

27th November 2014 - Twinkle Twinkle

There are just three lighting up days left till Christmas! Yup, now’s the time to untangle those cables and check the bulbs because Hornton’s Christmas lights will be turned this Sunday, November 30, at 5.45pm.

At that moment, the church bells will ring, the lights on the village Christmas tree on the green will be illuminated and everyone is asked to turn on theirs, too.

That will be followed by the start of a special Spreading the Light service in the parish church, a walk round the village and the end of the service at the Methodist Church.

27th November 2014 - Beer Aid

The Dun Cow’s doing Band Aid with beer in its next charity quiz - which takes place next Wednesday, December 3 – because it’s is in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ebola Appeal.

All the £2 entrance fees and ten per cent of the bar takings will go to Adoption UK. The quiz starts at 8.30pm and booking a table with Adrian and Lisa on 01295 670524 is advisable, especially if you’d like one of Lisa’s fish and chip suppers beforehand.

27th November 2014 - Top Of The Class

Hornton School’s fantastic recent exam results have helped make its recent Open Day for prospective parents a roaring success.

Deputy Head Matt Green is now very confident of being able to fill all the 15 places available for new pupils joining the school. The school’s recent SATs results put Hornton on course to be in the top 15 per cent of schools in Oxfordshire.

27th November 2014 - Cwm Along

You can expect classics like Cwm Rhondda and lots of Festive favourites when Brackley Male Voice Choir perform at Hornton Methodist Chapel a week tomorrow – December 5.

27th November 2014 - Yule Be There

When the Ladies’ Working Party Christmas Fayre takes place, you know Yuletide is almost here. It’s happening at 6pm in the parish church a week on Saturday week - December 6. There will be mulled wine, mince pies, Christmassy stalls and a traditional Hornton raffle.

27th November 2014 - Hitting A High Note

Hornton choir, under the guidance of maestro Pete Whitehead, will be singing in the Parish Church a fortnight tomorrow, December 12, at 7pm.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets cost just £7 and they’re available from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507 and Jean Burden on 01295 670664.

27th November 2014 - Crafty

There will be a special showing of the film It’s a Boy at a morning of Christmas crafts taking place at Hornton Methodist Chapel a fortnight tomorrow – December 13 - from 11am-2pm.

All children between three and 12 are welcome and lunch will be provided.

27th November 2014 - Lamb To The Slaughter

The Dun Cow beat Granborough’s Shoulder of Mutton 5-2 at home in their latest Harbury and District Crib League match. The victory propels the Hornton cribbers – who have had their worst start to the season for years – up five places from the foot of the table to ninth with six points.

27th November 2014 - Party Time

The usual WI meeting on the first Thursday of the month will not take place next week on Thursday, December 4 - but don’t despair! There’s a Christmas party instead in Hornton pavilion at 7.30pm on Thursday, December 11 at 7.30pm.

27th November 2014 - Worms Wiggling

Bookworms will be making their way down to the village green next Wednesday, December 3, when the mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will be there from 10.40am-11.20am.

27th November 2014 - Church Services

There will be an 11am service this Sunday, November 30, at Hornton Methodist Church. There’s no service in the parish church because there’s a Benefice Carol Service in Balscote at 6pm.

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.

20th November 2014 - Look In

There will be a special Christmas bingo in Hornton Methodist Chapel next Tuesday, November 25. Eyes down at 7pm.

20th November 2014 - Bonnie Brekkie

There will be a Big Bonnie Breakfast for everyone in Hornton on the morning of Saturday week – November 29.

John and Hill Offord will be cooking everything that makes for a great start to the day North of the Border at the pavilion from 9-11am. Pop along for porridge, square sausages, Tatties, black pudding to name but a few, with all proceeds going to Jumpa.

20th November 2014 - Switch On

There are just 10 lighting up days left till Christmas! Yup, now’s the time to untangle those cables and check the bulbs because Hornton holds its Spreading the Light service on Sunday week, November 30, when the village’s Christmas lights will be turned on.

At 5.45pm, the lights on the village Christmas tree will be illuminated on the green and, as the church bell rings, everyone else is asked to turn on theirs, too. That will be followed by the start of the service in the parish church, a walk round the village and the end of the service at the Methodist Church.

20th November 2014 - Yule Be There

When the Ladies’ Working Party Christmas Fayre is in the diary, you know Yuletide is almost here. It’s happening at 6pm in the parish church a fortnight this Saturday, December 6. There will be mulled wine, mince pies, Christmassy stalls and a traditional Hornton raffle.

20th November 2014 - Make A Date

The Hornton Calendar 2015 has arrived! You’ll soon be getting your copies if you’ve ordered them in advance. There are a few extra calendars but you’ll have to be quick. Contact Jan Hall on 01295 670891 or email janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com

20th November 2014 - Cwm Along

You can expect classics like Cwm Rhondda and lots of Festive favourites when Brackley Male Voice Choir perform at Hornton Methodist Chapel a fortnight tomorrow – December 5.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets cost just £7 and they’re available from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507 and Jean Burden on 01295 670664.

20th November 2014 - Souper Sum

The Soup Lunch and Christmas fayre held at the Methodist Chapel yesterday raised £506.60 for Chapel funds.

20th November 2014 - Crossed Quiz

Unfortunately the quiz in aid of Hornton School on November 28 has had to be cancelled due to a clash of dates.

20th November 2014 - Pop To The Pavvy

Hornton Parish Council is meeting next Tuesday, Novermber 24, at 7.30pm in the pavilion. All villagers are invited.

20th November 2014 - Win And Lose

The Dun Cow beat Ashorne’s Cottage Tavern 4-3 at home but the win put the Hornton cribbers languishing at the bottom of the Harbury and District Crib League due to victories by other teams.

20th November 2014 - Church Services

Mattins will be celebrated in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist at 11am this Sunday, November 23. At the same tim there will be a service in the Methodist Church.

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.

13th November 2014 - Eyes Down

St John the Baptist Church Ladies Working Party are holding a Bingo in Hornton Pavilion tomorrow, Friday. Eyes down at 7.00pm and please note the earlier time.

And there will be a special Christmas bingo in Hornton Methodist Chapel on Tuesday week, November 25. Eyes down at 7pm.

13th November 2014 - Souper Idea

There will be delicious home-made soup and crusty bread for lunch at Hornton Methodist Chapel’s Christmas Fayre this Saturday, November 15, from 12 noon to 2pm. Stalls, games and, of course, a raffle will be there to tempt you and all proceeds go to Chapel funds.

13th November 2014 - Pop Along

There will be popcorn and pick’n mix at this Saturday’s Singalong Grease night at the pavilion. Wine and beer will be available to lose your inhibitions and all you have to do is turn up at 7.30pm – preferably in Greasy clothes

13th November 2014 - Food For Thought

Nine bags of food were collected during the Harvest Festival to help needy young people at the Banbury Young Homelessness Project.

The collection is on-going, so please pop an extra item in your trolley for the charity’s food bank the next time you’re in a supermarket.

Almost any non-perishable food is welcome, such as rice, pasta, tinned goods, cereals, tea bags and instant coffee – plus toiletries.

Sally Tweedsmuir on 01295 670608 has volunteered to be the collecting point for Hornton’s food donations or there’s a box at the back of the Methodist Chapel.

13th November 2014 - Lest You Forget

Don’t forget that Hornton’s brilliant World War 1 centenary display, with its focus on the 10 Hornton soldiers who died, closes at Banbury Museum next Wednesday, November 17.

The exhibition, which also includes artefacts from the period and includes 12 illustrated panels, is well worth a visit and the museum’s open every day except Sunday.

13th November 2014 - Get Quizzical

Hornton School Association are holding a fund-raising quiz a fortnight tomorrow – Friday, November 28 – in the pavilion at 7pm.

As well as some fiendish questions, there will be a licensed bar and snacks available. You can have up to six in a team and it’s just £2.50 a person. To book your place, please email Claire at clairerogers79 (at) btinternet dot com or Lorraine at Lj dot joyner (at) btinternet dot com

13th November 2014 - Scots Storm

It’s going to be a Big Bonnie Breakfast when John and Jill Offord cook up a Scottish storm in the pavilion a fortnight on Saturday - November 29 - to raise money for Jumpa.

Between 9 and 11am there’ll be square sausages, Tatties, black pudding and, of course, porridge, so put that date in your diaries now!

13th November 2014 - Lighten Up

There are just 17 lighting up days left till Christmas! Yup, now’s the time to untangle those cables and check the bulbs because Hornton holds its Spreading the Light service a fortnight on Sunday – Novermber 30 - when the village’s Christmas lights will be turned on.

At 5.45pm, the lights on the village Christmas tree will be illuminated on the green and, as the church bell rings, everyone else is asked to turn on theirs, too. That will be followed by the start of the service in the parish church, a walk round the village and the end of the service at the Methodist Church.

13th November 2014 - Pounds For Pudsey

The coffee morning held in Hornton Methodist Church last week raised a brilliant £188 for Children in Need.

13th November 2014 - Sprucing It Up

Hornton’s plea for a Christmas tree to grace our village green over the festive season has paid dividends. Two villagers have come forward offering trees, so Christmas is now officially happening this year and next.

But we’ll need more trees in the following years, so if you’ve got a Norway Spruce around ten foot high in your garden, it could be the perfect size in a year or so. Please contact Paul Burden on 01295 670664 if you can help.

13th November 2014 - Chipped Off

The Dun Cow have slumped to a sixth defeat out of seven games in the Harbury and District Crib League, when they lost 3-4 away to Kineton’s Carpenters Arms. The loss leaves the Hornton cribbers with just two points to show and second from bottom. Come on cribbers!

13th November 2014 - Don't Be Overdue

The mobile library from Oxfordshire County Council will visit Hornton next Wednesday, November 19. It will be parked on the village green from 10.40am-11.20am.

13th November 2014 - Church Services

There are no church services in Hornton this Sunday, November16 because there’s a 10.30am Circuit Service at Malborough Road Methodist Church in Banbury and a Benefice service at the same time in Horley.

6th November 2014 - Soft Sell

Lianne Hancox will tell Hornton WI all about felt making when it meets a tonight, Thursday, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church. The competition will be for a wool creation. Next month there will be a talk about sugarcraft.

6th November 2014 - Beans Means Kidz

The coffee morning in the Methodist Chapel tomorrow, Friday, will be in aid of Chidlren in Need. It runs from 10.30am to 12 noon and, as well as home-made cakes, there will be a raffle.

6th November 2014 - Howard's Way

The next 3Hs Gardening Club meeting will feature a talk and a quiz by Howard Drury. It starts at 7.30pm in the pavilion next Tuesday, November 11. Next month the club will be holding its Christmas Dinner on December 9.

6th November 2014 - Up And Open

Hornton School is really on the up and this year’s SATs results put it in the top 15 per cent of schools in the county.

If you’re looking for a school for your child, why not visit the school next Wednesday, November 12, when it’s holding an Open Day. Demand is expected to be strong, so this year prospective parents are being asked to contact the school in advance and choose a time slot. Please ring the school on 01295 670335 or email Deputy Head Matt Green at m dot green (at) hornton dot oxon dot sch dot uk

6th November 2014 - Bettergottobingo

St John the Baptist Church Ladies Working Party are holding a Bingo in Hornton Pavilion tomorrow week - Friday, November 14. Eyes down at 7pm – and please note the earlier than usual time.

And the ladies will be staging their Christmas Bazaar in the Church on Saturday, December 6 at 6pm. There will be mince pies, mulled wine and a host of Christmassy goodies.

6th November 2014 - What I Need

There will be a Sing Along Grease night in the Pavilion on Saturday week, November 15. Tickets will be on a strictly 1st come 1st served basis from Anne Joyner on 01295 670337 at £5 each. A raffle, wine and beer will be available and Greasy clothes and loud singing will be required.

6th November 2014 - Make A Date

There’s just a few days left to order much-awaited Hornton calendar 2015.

It’s the perfect Christmas gift for those impossible-to-buy-for friends and relatives because it packed with loads of photos of your favourite village. But you must put in your order at the more you buy, the cheaper they are!

A single calendar costs just £7.50 but you can buy three for £20 and additional calendars are just £6 each.

Over the last few days, you should have received an order form through your door along with The Gossip but, if you haven’t, please contact Jan Hall at janandgrahamhall (at) btopenworld dot com or 01295 670691. Cheques are payable do Hornton Parish Council and should be sent to Jan at Cherry Orchard, Millers Lane, Hornton.

6th November 2014 - Bonnnie Brekky

It’s going to be a Big Bonnie Breakfast when John and Jill Offord cook up a Scottish storm in the pavilion on Saturday, November 29, to raise money for Jumpa.

Between 9 and 11am there’ll be square sausages, Tatties, black pudding and, of course, porridge, so put that date in your diaries now!

6th November 2014 - Saxxing It Up

£670 was raised for the parish church from last Saturday’s sensational musical evening at the pavilion, featuring super saxophonist Frank Abrams.

The evening was such a success that organisers Paula and Tim Hewlett are already planning another one for next year when the clocks go back – October 24, 2016! They want thank everyone for supporting the event and all those who helped to get the show on the road!

6th November 2014 - Unkind

The Dun Cow lost 3-4 to Kineton Sports and Social Club in their latest Harbury and District Crib League match, pushing them dangerously close to the bottom. Fortunately, the Hornton cribbers are doing better in the knock-out cup and are at home to the Harbury Club in the quarter final on November 25.

6th November 2014 - Eleventh Hour

There will be a Remembrance Service at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist this Sunday, November 9. It starts five minutes earlier than usual at 10.55am to be ready for the two minutes’ silence at 11am. As this is a United Service, there will be no separate service in the Methodist church.

If you haven’t got your Poppy yet, it’s not too late. Hornton’s Maggie Higgins and Isabel Harris are collecting house-to-house around the village but you can also get a Poppy directly from Maggie on 01295 670375 or Isabel on 01295 670541. Last year Hornton raised £340 for Poppy Day. Wear your poppy with pride but make sure it’s a Hornton poppy!

And don’t’ forget that the extraordinary World War 1 exhibition created by Hornton History Group is now on display in Banbury Museum until Monday week, November 17.

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