News and Events for November 2012

Ufford Art Society
Ufford Art Society are holdng their Autumn Exhibition & Sale at Ufford Village Hall, near Stamford on Saturday & Sunday Nov 10th & 11th from 10am to 4pm & there will also be various craft stalls, books, jewellery, cards.

A great opportunity to meet local artists & talk to them about their work in watercolour, acrylic or pastel & taste the delicious cakes on offer. Also on Saturday 10th November from 2-4pm Sally Hammerton will be holding free half hour painting workshops for adults or children, equipment provided. Come & join in.

christmas treeChristmas Coffee Morning
at St John the Baptist Church
Saturday 17th Nov 2012
Christmas Gifts, Raffle, Jewellery,  Home- made cakes, & other stalls.

BBC Children in Need - Joules Clothing Catalogue Returns Sale
Preview Evening Tues 13th November 7-9pm. Tickets £10 each to include Drinks & Canapes
OR Weds 14th November 10 ~ 2pm £3 each at Hindmarch & Co Showrooms ~ Uffington Rd Stamford PE9 3AA   Tel 01780 762008
Proceeds to Children in Need.
We look forward to welcoming you
~ Jane Franks

Barnack Carpet Bowls Club -
The Tuesday afternoon Carpet Bowls session is from 2pm - 4pm ( not 2.30 - 4.30)  as listed in the previous magazine.  Thursday evening sessions are 7.30 - 9.30pm.

Local man back with a bang after 10years absence-
Simon Dodge from Barnack hasn’t been on the competitive scene for over 10years, but is back after winning Gold at the British Masters Judo Championships in Northern Ireland Belfast last weekend.
Simon was a Great Britian Youth team squad member when a teenager and had dreams of representing his country at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Those dreams were dashed by work commitments.
The arrival of his three children put the competitive judo on the back burner, but those children have now inspired a come back. Kayleigh 10, Kieran 9 and Lewis 8 are all members of the Thomas Deacon judo club in Peterborough.
Simon (37) entered the Masters event in Belfast and caused an upset by winning Gold, beating British and Irish number ones. Simon now hopes to compete in the World Masters event in Miami early next year.
Thomas Deacon judo club operates at the Thomas Deacon Academy and new members are more than welcome. Training takes place every Wednesday with juniors in action between 6.30 - 7.30pm, youths from 7.30 - 8.30pm and seniors from 7.30 - 8.45pm. The first taster lesson is free and spare kits are available. Simon is one of the many qualified coaches at the club but the main contact is John Dearden on 01778 343038 J.Dearden837@ The club can also be found at or on Facebook at thomasdeaconjudoclub. The club hosts a very successful Peterborough Under 21 Championships in April every year and anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact The Club.

Thanks from Elizabeth
Elizabeth Snowball would like to express her thanks to her friends and neighbours for their messages  of support and sympathy following the sudden loss of her much-loved cat, Cimbro.  In particular she would like to thank Columb, Mary and Ian for their help and kindness in the aftermath of the road accident which claimed Cimbro’s life.

Barnack WI
Members of Barnack WI spent a very enjoyable evening producing a Christmas bauble at their October meeting organised by Katie Brown.  As the bauble had to be made from scratch this was the cause of much hilarity among members but there were some very creditable results from the more artistic amongst us. A delicious supper was served by four members and for next month’s meeting on 13th November we are having a talk by Alison Briggs on ‘Mercy Ships’  Barbara Knights

The Buttercross Club
The October meeting was the Harvest Supper. Members of the committee set out tables in Bainton Reading Room, suitably decorated with flowers, to celebrate the occasion, and members and guests arrived for 7pm.
The chairman, Anne Harrison-Smith, introduced our speaker John Deene from Rutland Sailability.  John was on board the Sailability boat which took part in the Pageant on the River Thames to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and which represented Rutland. This was a very special occasion during which one thousand craft of all shapes and sizes accompanied and then sailed past her Majesty.
The planning and preparation of the boat was a huge exercise, which involved modifications to the sails and to the mast, to ensure that she would pass under the various bridges along the route. An outboard motor was essential as she had to keep a constant speed and not tack from side to side across the river. It was also necessary to be prepared for up to 10 hours on the water for the crew, who included disabled sailors. Food and drink had to be stowed and of course there had to be a loo, not easy on a small open boat! Sailors have to be a hardy bunch, and they are used to getting wet, which was just as well, as June 3rd proved to be rainy and chilly. 
The thrill of being part of such an enormous flotilla, with boats from all around the world, some man powered and all in ship shape order, must have been unforgettable. The entire course was lined by thousands of people cheering and waving union flags. What an unforgettable experience for the participants and memories to cherish for the rest of their lives!
John had a great selection of slides to illustrate his talk, and also a short video. He was an excellent speaker who kept his audience enthralled with good humour and information.  A vote of thanks was given after the talk and a cheque was presented to Sailability.
The supper which followed was superb, and all home made by the Buttercross ladies, who excelled with delicious cottage pies, followed by apple pie or trifle, or both for some! The wine and convivial company made the evening memorable.
Many thanks to all those members of the club who helped with either catering, hosting, setting up or clearing up – or possibly all of those jobs!
The next meeting will be on the 7th November when Fiona Hardy will talk to the club about climbing Mount Everest. 

Rumours of mass exodus quashed!
No, we’re not all selling up and leaving despite the sudden burst of estate agent boards in the area. The boards, which have recently appeared and which will be up until the end of November, are promoting the Barnack School Winter Fayre on November 30th.
Moores Estate agents very generously agreed to make a contribution to the School for each board which local residents agreed to have erected outside their houses. All money raised from Moores and at the Fayre will go towards the new classroom at the School.
Due to the fantastic response from many local residents this campaign is set to be a great success both for Moores and the School. Thanks to everyone involved for their support.Barnack School BSA

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for September are:
56    Malcolm Bayes    £25
59    Paul Buckley    £15
54    Trevor Goodwin    £10
and for October:
29    Diane Lunn    £25
96    Phil Symonds    £15
50    Margaret Broadbelt    £10

Starting on Thursday 1st November at 10.15am, Louise Gill is bringing a new and exciting Zumba class to Barnack Village Hall! Zumba is a great way to dance yourself into shape, it is hugely entertaining and a fun and funky way to move to popular music. 
Nothing is quite as fun and lively as this, it is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, calorie-burning dance fitness party, open to everyone, even those with 2 left feet!  Classes are £4 each, please wear comfortable clothing, trainers, bring water and a big smile on your face! 
To book your place or for more information please ring Louise on 07827 665916 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barnack Methodist Chapel
Obviously, you missed our Coffee Morning and Cake Stall in September and we sold out within 40 minutes on 6 October!  Thank you for your support which helped us to raise £120 for our funds. 
We hope you will support us again on Saturday, 3 November from 10 am until 11 am.

Village  Ladies’  Group
The rain ceased in time for our visit to the extensive gardens at Abbot’s Barn, Southorpe on 26th September, followed by afternoon tea, which included a sumptuous array of delicious home-made cakes.  Thanks to Adrienne making the
arrangements for our outing.
21st November – Lunch at The Millstone, Barnack      12.30 p.m.
If you would like to come and have not already put your name down, please get in touch with Jan on 740440 as soon as possible as The Millstone will require a final number and we need to pre-order from the menu.
23rd January, 2013 – Lunch at Stamford College Gallery Restaurant   12 noon
A provisional number of places has been booked, the cost being £11.50 for three courses.  Joan will require a deposit of £5.00 per person by 21st November in order to secure our table.  If you haven’t already put your name on the list, please let Joan know on 740396 as soon as possible.

Good News Library Van
The Good News LibraryVan will once again be in Barnack on Tuesday November 20th from 10.30 until 12noon. This month it will be at The Lodge, Bainton Road, Barnack, the home of Stan and Jessie Goodacre. There will be a good selection of books, DVD’s and CD’s for you to borrow if you wish, but you are also very welcome just to come and meet friends, and enjoy coffee, tea and cake especially if you are new to the village. This is a free lending library of easy to read Christain books. Do come. We would love to see you.

Darby & Joan Club
Darby & Joan Club held their Harvest Festival service at the Acres which was taken by Rev. D. Maylor who also auctioned the produce to raise money for the Club Funds.

Cricket Club -
The draw of the ‘100’ Club took place at the White Hart, and the winners were  -
£50      No 85      A. Parker, Stamford
£25    No 29      A. Mason, Deeping
£20    No 5    A. Macdonald, Castle Bytham
£15    No. 76    R. Keymer, Carlby
£10    No. 24    Charlotte Mason, Deeping
£10    No. 94    Mrs. E. Ward, Stamford
£10    No. 19    Miss E. Burman, Langtoft

Men’s Breakfasts
Come along to Barnack Village Hallon Saturday 17th November at 8.30 am foranother opportunity to enjoy good company and a full English breakfast -sausage, bacon, black pudding etc, the full works!  After the breakfast there will be a short talk given by someone local, recently we’ve heard from George Waugh, retired Burghley House butlerand from Graham Dunn talking about his summer visit to Uganda.  Just arrive on the morning or ring Rob Porter 01780 740663 to find out more.  Men’s breakfasts are organised by Barnack Baptist Church.

Flower Arranging Christmas Special
You are cordially invited to the Village Hall for our Christmas Special when Pat Symonds  will be demonstrating her usual selection of superb Xmas arrangements  on the 4th December 2012  at 7.30pm 
All welcome.  Arrangements will be raffled at the end. Tickets £3.00 from Joan Laycock 740267 or Petrina McCarey 740854.

Ufford Village Christmas Party
Ufford Village Hall – Tuesday December 4th 2012 at 7.00pm for 7.15pm
Come and celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a Village party. Mulled wine and soft drinks on arrival, lively entertainment by Stewart and Friends. Raffle and Christmas carols to end the evening. Please bring a plate of seasonal finger food to share. All profits and the proceeds of the raffle to our chosen charities: Rutland Sailability And East Anglian Air Ambulance. Tickets at £3 per person/£5 per double
All welcome

Messy Church with Barnack Baptists
We had lots of fun at Messy Church in September and October including activities using sand, stars and purple painted feet!  And we had a delicious BBQ and tasty jacket potatoes, cakes and fruit.  We are hoping to have even more fun celebrating God together in creative ways over the coming months.  Our theme for the next Messy Church in the School Hall on November 11th will include lots of ‘sheep’ crafts and activities, and a short bible talk to discover why we have been thinking about sheep! We will finish with a light meal, so no need to prepare food when you get home. Come along with all the family at 4pm - we will be delighted to see you. To find out more please contact Karen Dunn 749198 or Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Little Lambs
Our Toddler Group takes place every Tuesday morning in Barnack Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon during school term time. It’s for mums, dads and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  For the first hour the hall is laid out with games, toys, slides, craft activities and rugs to sit on.  Midway through the morning, we clear away the toys and sit down around a long table for tea, coffee and cakes while the children have a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit.Then it’s time for a bible story and action songs.  This leaves ten minutes or so at the end for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam as they whizz round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.  Little Lambs is a very popular and friendly place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children explore the joy of playing together. Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church – for further details please contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Youth Club
Youth Club will be on Fridays2nd,16th and 30th this monthin Barnack Village Hall from 7-30pm – 9pm.Youth Club is for all young people in school years 7-11 who live in the local area.Each club night there’s table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, craft activities and tuck shop and we usuallyend the evening with some team games.50p subs + a bit extra for the tuck shop and the craft activity. Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please call Rob Porter 740663 or Graham Dunn 749198.

Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club
The following were winners in the draw for September and October.
£20  No. 107  Mrs. A. Viney
£10  No. 101  Mr. I. Jackson
£5    No. 142  Miss A. Addison
£20  No. 53    Mr. I. Burrows
£10  No. 41    Miss A. Young
£5    No. 58    Mrs. K. Swann

Book and Bake Sale
Just a quick reminder of my Book and Bake Sale on Saturday 3rd November at Barnack Village Hall from 2 - 4:30 pm. This is to help raise funds for my charity expedition to Venezuela next July. Looking forward to seeing you! Emily Harrison

Macmillan coffee morning Thanks
The recent coffe morning raised £214 for Macmillan Nurses. This was doubled to £428 by a donation from Julia Walker-smith’s company. Thanks to all who attended and gave generously.

Barnack CofE Primary School
Busy Barnack: This month we have been very busy at Barnack primary school from leaks in the roof to thefts at manors. Our DT projects this term have been based on the Victorians.
Barnack break in: When we first found out that our topic was Victorians, the adults did a drama named theft at Barnack manor. When the theft of the jewels first took place, Sherlock Holmes (Mr. Bellamy, the caretaker) immediately steamed his way down from London to investigate the crime, with help from the children and witnesses of Barnack School. Finally the crime was solved and the thief was in fact Lady Fortescue (Mrs Cork, TA at Barnack).
Super stibbington: Key stage one went on an amazing trip to Stibbington and had a wonderful time. All of them found out lots about the Victorian school life. They even got to go dressed up as Victorian children.
Victorian DT project: We’ve had the most amazing DT projects but this one is the best one so far.  Mrs Greens class DT project is constructing the fronts of Victorian houses and they’re going to arrange them into a Victorian house street.
Basketball tournament: On Weds 10th Oct Mrs Greens class were invited on a fantastic trip to Arthur Mallows for a basketball tournament. They had a fabulous time and played against John Clare. They played three matches in groups of five or six
Foundation’s new play area: BIG NEWS!!!  The foundation class’s playground is under construction. As they are joined by a bunch of hardworking builders. They will be having a large sand pit with a climbing wall and blackboard also there will be a small forest around the back of the foundation building with benches in the middle and a small fire pit.   Annie Jackson, Rose Boedeker, Florrie Rouse.

Barnack and District Branch, Royal British Legion
25 Sep - 17 members visited the Imperial War Museum, Duxford (where we were very fortunate with the weather) and rounded off the day with a most enjoyable supper at The Cock in Hemingford Grey.
3 Oct - Max visited the Stanford training area near Thetford for a “Meet The Poachers” day, which included a first-class curry lunch cooked in a field kitchen. The Poachers (2nd. Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment) will shortly be moving to Kenya for training before deploying to Afghanistan.
29 Oct - Branch AGM, 1200 White Hart, Ufford. All members cordially invited to raise any matters of concern or interest. This is also Len Garratt’s 90th. birthday - our oldest member. Many happy returns, Len.
2 Nov. - Royal British Legion Concert in the Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad St., Stamford. Ted will be parading our Standard at what promises to be an excellent event.
3 Nov - Garden of Remembrance dedication, 1045 Stamford War Memorial in Broad St. All welcome.
9 Nov - 1st. Battalion Royal Anglians (“The Vikings”) homecoming parade after their most recent tour in Afghanistan. 1130 Cathedral Sq. Peterborough. Ted will again be parading our Standard. All welcome.
11 Nov - Remembrance Sunday/Armistice Day. Service in Barnack Church followed by the ceremony at the War Memorial.
16 Nov - Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Margaret Clark, 1100, Bainton Church.
19 Nov - Winter Lecture in Barnack Village Hall. Ted will give a presentation on the UK A-bomb tests 1953-58 and his experiences as a (rather close) observer.
Free tours of Stamford Town Hall (open to all) every Friday on the hour 1000-1500. If you are in Stamford, why not pop in and see the Courtroom, the Council Chamber, the Malcolm Sargent Collection and the Civic Regalia?