News and Events August 2012

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Jubilee Thanks
Diamond JubileeWith regard to the Jubilee celebrations I would like to say how much my family and I enjoyed the history exhibition mounted by Brian and Margaret Palmer.  As a war child and having attended the coronation and other royal events around that time, it was great to see all the reminders of that period especially the gas mask, ration book, incendiary bomb, and particularly the parachutist’s bike which I knew nothing about.  Also the quiz about the ancient agricultural implements and the advertising slogans and of course the school punishment book were great exhibits from time gone by.  There were so many other displays which must have involved an enormous amount of research and effort and I like many others would like to thank Brian and Margaret for all their extremely hard work and hope they will do it again one day! Pauline Pounsett

Abbot’s Barn Garden Opening
We would like to thank all those residents who came to visit the garden during our NGS open weekend.  We are happy to say that the event raised over £1500, all of which has gone to a variety of charities.  We would be interested to hear from any other gardeners who would consider opening their garden next year as a group opening, particularly gardens in Southorpe and Ufford.  If you are interested, please phone Vanessa on 01780 740803.

Wright Gardening Services
Would you like someone to help you with gardening or other small jobs? I am raising money to take part in work experience placements in Australia and New Zealand before my Geology degree starts in October 2013.  Please call Patrick Wright on 01780 740929

A Huge Thank You
to all who helped us to make Bainton Family Day another success  One villager told me on Family Day that on an official opening a number of years ago  Canon Charles Mayhew said “It wouldn’t dare to rain on Bainton Family Day” I am told it never has ~ We must be special !!!
Thank you to all who helped in the run up with setting up tents, with donations of raffle prizes, cakes, making signs etc., and help on the day manning the Olympik stalls.You all know who you are !!!
Lets see what weather we get in 2013 & who reaches the Mens Finals !!! Thank you all

Anna’s Hope Fashion Show
On Friday September 14th Anna’s Hope are running an exclusive fashion show with a superb collection of top brands from local fashion retailers to give you inspiration for your winter wardrobe. The event will take place at The Haycock Hotel, Wansford, doors open 1830, show starts at 1930. Tickets purchased in advance are  £15 and includes drink reception and canapés.  All proceeds will go to Anna’s Hope so please do come along for a fun evening and give hope to local children and young diagnosed with a brain tumour.
All enquiries to Carole Hughes via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 
Call  01780 740492

Join Ann’s Hope in a World Record Attempt
For the most number of fairies in one place. At a fairy picnic in Burghley park on Sunday 19th august 2012 From 12 noon
Fairy count at 2pm
Half price entry to the garden of surprises
For anyone dressed as a fairy. To qualify for the world record, each fairy must wear fairy wings, wand and tutu or dress. All the family can take part To register please contact anna’s hope at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or tel 01780 740 492

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for June are:
100    Patrick Knights    £50
  57    Alan Rice    £30
  18    Sue Chowings    £20
  48    Terry Rawlings    £10

St John The Baptist Church, Barnack
Grand Draw  Prizewinners June 2012
1.      Case of Wine Julie Walker-Smith
2.      John Lewis Voucher Maggie Hayter
3.      Bottle of Grant’s Whisky
         David Chadwick
4.      Marks & Spencer Voucher
         Peter Hudson
5.      Bottle of Vodka June Woollard
6.      Morrison’s Gift Voucher
         Catherine Winfrey
7.      Painting of Ufford Church
         Peter Hudson
8.      Cheeseboard Anthony Howells
9.      Morrison’s Gift Voucher Peter Sindall
10.    Box of Chocolates June Graham
11.    Bottle of Red Wine Mr Rowland
12.    Bottle of Glenfiddich Whisky
        Judi Francis

The Queen- A Real Diamond -
What an eighteen carrot Jubilee,
Flags and bunting for all to see,
Parties, and a right royal knees up,
A barn dance made my old legs seize up!
Pimms, beer, wine and champagne on ice,
Hog roast, jellies, fairy cakes so nice, Fun and laughter, big smiles on faces, Red, white and blue, and children’s races.
One thousand boats sail down the river,
Long may she RAIN ... But we’ll forgive her!
Concert, then procession down the Strand, All seen on TV, throughout the land.
We lit our beacon on Bainton Green,
Flames up in the sky, for miles were seen.
Jubilee joy and friendships renewed,  
God save the Queen, and long live this mood. Chris H-S

Barnack Methodist Chapel Coffee & Cake Morning
Once again, we thank you for your support for our July Coffee Morning and Cake Stall which helped us to raise £102.40 for our funds. 
The next Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday, 4 August at the usual time of 10 am to 11 am and we look forward to seeing you

Ufford Christian Aid Thanks
Many thanks to all those who contributed to Christian Aid this year and also to all the collectors. We raised £259.80. Joan Waller
Darby  & Joan Club -
Members recently enjoyed a Lunch at the Millstone, and at their last meeting the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated when the Committee provided Tea.  During the afternoon members joined in a ‘Sing a long’ and a quiz’.

Ufford Park Cricket Club -
The June Draw of the ‘100 Club’ took place at the White Hart.  The winners were:
£50    No. 84    Mrs. N. Clough, Bainton
£25    No. 9    D. Gibson, Peterborough
£20    No 3    Chris Lightfoot, Ufford
£15    No 32    Kim Gale, Ufford
£10    No 17    George Tee, Ufford
£10    No 64    Mrs. E. Parker, Ufford
£10    No 24     Charlotte Mason, Deeping

The Buttercross Club
The meeting on Wednesday, July 4th, was not in the Reading Room. Instead we assembled at Willow Cottage, home of our Chair, Mrs. Anne Harrison-Smith and her husband, for a village treasure hunt followed by supper. We were very lucky with the weather because it was a warm, sunny evening, a refreshing change from all the rain. We were able to conduct the business side of the meeting in the garden whilst enjoying a glass of Pimms, before sitting down to supper in Anne’s dining room. Anne provided the meat/salmon and other Buttercross members provided salads and puddings. It was a really enjoyable evening - delicious food and good conversation - and many thanks go to our host and hostess for inviting us into their home and for their warm hospitality.  The treasure hunt was won by Mrs.Helen Fancourt  and Mrs. Mary Gower.
The next meeting is an open one on Wednesday,  August 1st , when it is the annual Boules Evening at Bainton House. We thank Mrs. Mary Birkbeck for her kind hospitality in allowing us to use her lovely gardens again. Games begin at 6:30. Families and friends are warmly invited!  Do come along and show off your bowling skills. All levels of expertise - or lack of it - are welcome!!
Mrs. Ro Yates has kindly organised a visit to Tolthorpe on Tuesday, July 24th, to see Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’.

Bainton pub night
The next Bainton pub night will be on Friday 10th August at 2 Bainton gardens, Tallington road, Bainton. Everyone welcome. Normal Bainton pub rules apply which are bring your own drinks and glasses, and open 7.30-9.30pm. If you would like to host a pub night, ring rob on 01780 740709

Bainton Speedwatch
Volunteers are required to assist in operating the speedwatch equipment in Bainton once a month. The scheme relies on the willingness of volunteers to enable us to monitor the speed of traffic going through the village, and is in danger of being lost if additional volunteers are not forthcoming.  It takes a maximum of 1 to 2 hours commitment per month, which would enable us to do what we can to ensure the village is as safe from speeding traffic as we can make it. Full training is given. Phone Rob McNeish on 01780 740709

Barnack W.I.
At our July meeting, the last before the summer break, Liz Young welcomed members and one visitor. We heard about the very successful trip to Warwick Castle and particular thanks were expressed to Susan Jarman for her organisation. Details of forthcoming walks and luncheon club dates were publicised and we were reminded that more help in the form of cakes and attendance on the day is needed for the Horticultural Show on August 19th, when we are providing the teas.
We then heard most interesting talk given by Liz Davies, who is Curator of the St. Neot’s museum, on Dr. Thomas James Walker who provided medical services to the people of Peterborough in the middle of the nineteenth century. Much of her information came from a diary that he kept of visits, treatments and prescriptions. This had been discarded but then rescued from a skip! After questions Mrs. Davies was thanked by Beryl Burrows. Our next meeting is on September 11th at 7.30pm when the speaker is Mr. P Edwards talking on “Antiques and Collectables.” If you can help on August 19th, but have not yet signed up, please contact Sue Chowings or any committee member. Happy holidays! Liz Young.

Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club.
The winners in the June draw were:
£20  No. 39  Mr. P. Knights
£10  No. 75  Mrs. D. Walsh
£5    No. 55  Mrs. B. Hooper

Bainton neighbourhood watch
Bainton operates a neighbourhood watch scheme for all parts of the village which enables you to keep informed of what’s happening around the area in regard to crime, and keeps you better informed on how to protect your property and possessions. For more information contact rob McNeish on 01780 740709

Village  Ladies’  Group
There was a good attendance for our meal at The Fitzwilliam Arms, Marholm on 20th June, which was enjoyed by those who partook.
On 22nd August, Joan Waller will be holding a barbeque in her garden at Ufford, commencing with drinks upon arrival at 12.30 p.m., followed by lunch.  Admission: £10.00.  Proceeds will be donated to East Anglian Air Ambulance.  If the weather is inclement, the event will transfer to Ufford Village Hall.
Will members please be sure to let Joan know by Friday, 17th August whether they will be attending so that catering and seating arrangements may be made.  Joan’s  telephone no. is  01780-740396.

Church Fete Thanks
Thank you to everyone who helped or supported Barnack Church Fete at the end of June. It was a lovely afternoon and the rain held off which was wonderful. Without everyone’s help and support we would have been unable to have such a successful and enjoyable afternoon. Thank you all.
Catherine and June

Barnack Baptist Church
On the 8th of July  we held a Messy Decathlon in Barnack School Hall with 10 sporty challenges to rival any Olympic games – spaghetti javelin, hard-boiled egg bowling, paddling pool sailing and  popcorn catapult to name just a few of the events! Once everyone had completed all the activities and the medals had been presented, we heard about running life’s race as a Christian and then finished with a tea of sandwiches, fruit and cake. The next Messy Church will be on Tuesday 4th September in Barnack Village Hall at 11am,look out for full details in next month’s magazine.
During the school summer holidays we change our Sunday meeting place to Barnack Village Hall, beginning at 9.30am with a continental style breakfast, moving on to an informal all age service, and finishing about 10.30am. Do come along and join in these special summer services.

Little Lambs – Toddler Group
Due to rain the Little Lambs summer outing to Ferry Meadows turned into a picnic in the Village Hall – not quite the same but we still had a good time!   Little Lambs Toddler group doesn’t meet during the School Summer Holidays, but we will be back again on Tuesday 4th September in Barnack Village Hall with a fun filled Messy Church session.  Parents and carers with toddlers and school age children are all very welcome to come and join in the fun.  Little Lambs Toddler Group will be start up again the following week on Tuesday the 11th September.

Barnack and District Branch, Royal British Legion
Summer Party - Wed 8 Aug, hog roast at the Millstone. Stand by for an email/’phone call!  Raffle prizes would be very much appreciated - anything considered!
Barnack Horticultural Show - Sunday 19 Aug, usual stand. Please pop in for a chat and a drink. RBL merchandise will be on sale - umbrellas, poppy badges, mugs, bookmarks, pens and members’ ties and badges. All profits to the Legion.
Outing to Duxford - Thurs 13 Sep. Given the uncertainty about numbers and the cost of coach hire (£355), probably best to travel in shared cars - travel + entry approx. £15.

Barnack Horticultural Show and Fete
This year’s Show is on Sunday 19th August at Barnack Cricket Club. Our programme sellers will be coming round the villages in the next few weeks so you can buy a programme; alternatively they are for sale in Barnack Post Office and Barnack Country Clothes. There will be a novelty dog show, lots of great stalls and games for children, refreshments and entertainment as well as the very popular horticultural show marque.
The current committee has been running this annual show for 6 years now and have decided to pass it onto any other volunteers who may like to take up the mantle. It’s been great fun and is very rewarding and it is a significant annual event and has been going for over 100 years; if you are interested in getting involved please call Debra Martin on 740048. Or if you would like to offer your help this year on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19thwe are looking for volunteers to help set up and clear away.
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