We are looking for volunteers to take over the running of our club. We have been girlguiding for over 56 years but without your help our popular 1st Adderbury Brownies Group will have to close this summer. To be a volunteer you need no experience and various roles are available – subject to DBS clearance. In term-time we meet every Thursday evening in the Lucy Plackett Activity Centre. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite the strong Morris tradition in Adderbury, dating back to the early 20th century, it was not until April 2010 that our ladies’ side was formed. Following a conversation between Tay Yardley Barnes and Keith Norton at the Day of Dance, Tay gathered together 12 would-be dancers and two musicians within a few hours and Sharp and Blunt was born. The name was chosen in honour of Cecil Sharp and Janet Blunt, both avid collectors of Morris and folk dances and songs during the first half of the 20th century. Coincidentally, Janet lived at Le Halle Place, where our squire, Laura Walker, lives now.
Milton Cricket Club is eagerly anticipating the start of another new season. The club has news of their new ground, the specification of players needed for this summer and they have set out the amazing perks for any prospective vice presidents out there. The article even gives news of the Millennium Trophy which will be decided at the 24th Adderbury Match in September – against the Adderbury ‘usurpers’.
The FOSMA team was very busy over the festive season providing tea, cake and mulled wine for the Christmas Tree Festival and also preparing for the Christmas concert. The Christmas Tree Festival very generously donated all funds raised to FOSMA so a huge thank you to all those involved. Thank you also to the wonderfully talented Voices Across Time team, Florence Taylor, Joseph Cummings and Harriet Wells, who filled St Marys with joy, laughter and lots of people. Together these events raised well over £5,000. It was a magnificent effort and fantastic boost for the church tower project. We are hugely grateful for all the support we have received.
The Lucy Plackett Activity Centre Management Committee would like to say a huge thank you to Adderbury Parish Council, Adderbury Theatre Workshop and Adderbury Food Market for their generous donations which have enabled us to purchase new storage cupboards for the centre.
Adderbury Library is a fantastic village facility but is only kept open, for its current hours, by the fund raising activities of “FOCAL” its Friends support group. FOCAL ( Friends of Adderbury Library ) are looking for new committee members who have an interest in supporting this community asset.