Collection of Adderbury Clocks

James and Myrtle Hall’s Collection of Adderbury Clocks. Jasper Marsh of Holloway’s writes: “Holloway’s In Banbury have been instructed to sell the above collection by auction on Monday 27 June. The Hall family once ran the bakery in Adderbury and over the years acquired an important collection of antiques. The sale includes several Quaker clocks by North Oxfordshire makers, other fine English clocks, early British watercolours, silver, 18th Century Worcester, Bow, and Caughley porcelain and some of the nicest Georgian furniture that I have seen for a long time. The catalogue is online from 20 June on www.hollowaysauctioneers.co.uk/catalogue/

Adderbury Health Walks in June

Below are the dates of the Adderbury Health Walks led by John Bellinger. The group meets outside the Library and new members need to record their details 15 minutes before the start time. Friday 3 June (5 miles), Monday 6 June (3 miles), Tuesday 14 June (5 miles), Wednesday 15 June (3 miles), Friday 24 June (3 miles) and Tuesday 28 June (3 miles). The 3 mile walk starts at 10.30 am and the 5 mile walk starts at 10.00 am. Due to an unconfirmed hospital appointment this month, please check each walk is going ahead as planned. Email John Bellinger adderburyhealthwalks@gmail.com.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This year’s theme “Gadgeteers” is all about creativity, science and innovation. Get curious and inventive this summer with a FREE children’s reading challenge at your local Oxfordshire library!  From 9 July to 10 September, children across Oxfordshire can collect stickers and rewards as they read library books.  Click here to see the poster giving more details of “Gadgeteers”.  Illustrations by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

The Adderbury Ukulele Group

We meet every Monday evening at the Adderbury Bowls Club, having the use of a large lounge with good lighting and a bar at club prices. We are a friendly group of all ages from primary school children to many retired players, all enjoying strumming and singing popular songs, in a relaxed atmosphere. New players are always welcome and we are particularly keen to find a bass player.

Party in the Park

WOW! What an amazing and memorable day! This year’s Party in the Park on 11 June, in the words of many of the crowd, really was the best yet!
From its small-scale inception 20 years ago for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Party in the Park has come a long way. This year, for the first time, we were obliged to fence and ticket our event, following Cherwell District Council’s advice – due to safety concerns and in line with local music festivals of similar size. The new arrangements were greeted initially with some scepticism by us and many of our PIP regulars. However, all earlier misgivings and worries proved on the day to be unfounded. Thanks largely to the beautiful weather, people who had hesitated to buy tickets sooner paid on the gate and flocked in to support us.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Despite the miserable weather Adderbury villagers turned out in numbers to enjoy the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  From the Morris Dancers to the Fancy Dress competition and much more, a good time was had by all.  Click here to see lots of photos kindly sent in by Ann Lyons and Roger Dickinson.

Charity Car Boot Sale – 6 August

There will be a Car Boot Sale on The Green between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm raising funds for Oxfordshire Mind (St Mary’s Church Charity 2022). £10.00 per car (or bring own table). Contact Enid Frost for details. 01295 811038 or 07989434224.