Adderbury Farmers’ Market – Where’s it gone?

Like most markets we have had to stop trading during lockdown. Unlike most markets we are confined to indoors at the Institute, which is locked, barred and bolted.  From August we asked stallholders about a possible outdoor market but the response was 50/50 and not sufficient to have to jump all the hurdles necessary to set it up for just two hours – and risk the weather!

Photographic Society – Zoom Meeting 7 October

Our next presentation is by Scott Hurd about Namibia and wildlife on 7 October at 7.30pm. We are still meeting on ‘Zoom’ and therefore please check the website for details if you wish to join us. Members will receive the joining details by email. There are a number of outdoor workshops available to attend over the coming months so do check emails or the website for details.

Deepa and Dave Unsung Hero Award

Our MP Victoria Prentis has given her Unsung Heroes Award to Deepa and Dave Bansal from Adderbury Stores in recognition of all they’ve done for the community during lockdown. Victoria said: ‘Thanks for all you have done for the residents of Adderbury by continuing to provide food and supplies during this incredibly difficult time’
One resident told us: ‘they certainly deserve this recognition – they have completely revitalised our village shop, organised deliveries and gone out of their way to help everyone during the crisis. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they see their job as being to provide service to the community – which they definitely do and always with a smile!’

Well done ‘Pickled Ploughman’

Our MP Victoria Prentis has given an Unsung Heroes in North Oxfordshire Award to Trevor Brown, landlord of the Pickled Ploughman, in recognition of his amazing efforts to keep the village supplied during lockdown. Trevor decided to use his forecourt to sell fruit and veg and so many other items which weren’t readily available elsewhere – such as 6lbs bags of flour – and business thrived. At the same time as keeping the kitchen and staff employed, he offered a great range of takeaway meals.  His Friday night fish and chips became legendary.  On top of all thig he gave a share of his turnover to Katharine House Hospice – the total is fast approaching £3.000.  His efforts being rewarded now he is back welcoming customers new and old, boosted by the ‘Eat out and Help out’ scheme, which has been a huge success.  Let’s hope the next few months continue to show such great village support to our Unsung Hero.

Adderbury Cine Club

Anticipating our return in the autumn, please tell us how you feel about meeting up again. With the start of our 2020 / 2021 season upon us, the Adderbury Cine Club is really hoping to be able to restart showing films to the villagers. The committee had the pleasure of meeting recently to discuss our plan for reopening and we are looking at a range of options. First and foremost, we are awaiting news about when and how we can use The Institute safely and we are keeping an eye on the latest advice from Cinema For All and the government.