News and Events in August 2013

The Acres and Little Northfields Barnack.
Charity Coffee  Morning
Tuesday 13th August At 10.00am.
Tombola - Cakes- Raffle- Etc.
All Welcome In The Community Hall.

Holiday at HomeHOLIDAY AT HOME
with us  - Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August 10am to 4pm
Lots of different things to do each day and entertainment
Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and cakes
Pick up a leaflet at the Post Office for full details or
contact Jill Unsworth 740456 or Graham Dunn 749198 to find out more
Venue:  Sunny Barnack (Methodist Chapel and Village Hall)

Ray Hackett’s Birthday
We wish to thank our dear friends for making Sunday a very happy day and to thank you for your generous contributions to our charities E.A.C.H and Sailability. We made the grand sum of £445.
Thank you once again. Ruth and Ray Hackett.

Ufford Park Cricket Club
The June Draw of the ‘100’  Club took place at the White Hart.  Winners were:-
£50      No.  65    R. DePear, Bainton
£25      No.  35    D. Harrington, Stamford
£20      No.  61    Kelly Gale, Ufford
£15      No.   7     J. Neville, Bretton, Peterborough
£10      No.  82    Mrs. C. Hinton, Newborough
£10      No.  36    M. Baumber, Ufford
£10      No. 97    G. Bell, Barnack

Flower Arranging Meeting in August.
This month we will be meeting on 14th August at 2pm in the Village Hall.
Ann Taylor will  be leading us but we have no further details about what to bring. Please  ring either Joan Laycock (740267) or Ann Butland (740121) for more details nearer the date.

Harlow Carr Trip
The Stamford Welland U3A is arranging a coach trip to Harlow Carr Gardens at Harrogate on Tuesday September 10, and have a few spare seats.
The cost is £24.70 including admission or £18 for RHS members.
The Shaws coach will leave Stamford Bus Station at 8.30 am. and return around 6pm.
If you are interested please contact me by phone or email for further details
You will be very welcome to join us.
Tel: 01780 740228
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Thanks from Achie Dick
Archie Dick wishes to thank all those in Barnack and surrounding villages for the actual and moral support they have given him over the past few  months in helping him to recover from the falls which he suffered earlier this year.  He is happy to report that he is now recovering well largely due to their efforts

Mum on a Marathon mission
Whilst most families look forward to winding down towards the start of the long summer holidays, one Barnack mum is gearing up her efforts in order to achieve her greatest personal challenge yet.
Kate Cadman, mum of Hatty, Beatrice (who is profoundly deaf) and Alfie, has just secured a place to run the 2014 London Marathon (April  13) and is already pounding the streets most days in order to achieve her lifetime goal.
“I have wanted to run the Marathon for years but in all honesty never really believed I could do it. Suddenly something changed inside of me and I decided that although I haven’t run for years that if I really wanted to do it – then nothing should stop me. In spite of only being able to run for 30 seconds or so at the start, I am now up to a couple of miles – albeit at a very slow pace!
“I am running to raise funds for two amazing charities – the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), which is based in the UK and works with families like ours – supporting hearing parents with deaf children and All Ears Cambodia, a marvellous charity that does incredible work to help some of the poorest people by providing specialist ear and hearing services to a population of 14 million people – it is the only organisation in Cambodia to do this.
“Both causes are so inspiring and I need all the help I can muster to raise much needed funds for these charities. I have lots of ideas to help raise funds which include cake sales, a raffle and even possibly organising another Barnack’s Got Talent night.
Please dig deep and donate (via the following link) to help those people whose lives are made so much more frustrating, isolating and difficult due to hearing problems. Thank you.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details of local fundraising events....

2013 Summer Wiki Cafe at the Allotments.
All are invited to come along to the Bainton and Ashton Allotments from  10.30  to 12.00 on Saturday morning on August 3rd for a cup of coffee or tea, a look around and a chat. And hopefully there will be some produce also!

The Buttercross Club
July, 2112, saw the inauguration of the ‘Chairman’s Supper’. It was very successful and was quite clearly a tradition in the making. The twelve months since have flown by and the second Chairman’s Supper took place on Wednesday, July 3rd , in Willow Cottage. A joint effort by Buttercross members produced delicious food (and the puddings were diet-breakingly good!)  The supper was well-attended, the conversation excellent and there was a great deal of laughter.  It was, as a member of the club put it, an “affirmation of village life”.
Diary Dates:  The Boules Evening is on Wednesday, August 7th, at 6:00 at Bainton House. This is open to members and non-members. Many thanks to the Hon. Mrs. Mary Birkbeck for kindly allowing us to use her garden for the games. Please come along and join in the fun. It is great family entertainment. Soft drinks and crisps will be provided but feel free to bring your own wine/beer.
On Wednesday, September 4th, our speaker is Jackie Pringle, the Cambridgeshire wildlife photographer.

Bainton Family Day 2013... Thank You Thank You  Thank You  Thank You
to everyone from Bainton, Ashton and surrounding Parishes for bringing your family and friends we raised an amazing £2400 and didn’t we have the sunshine to make our day so totally wonderful You all know who you are when we send our thanks for all your help !!!!
Without you our Family Days would not be what they are. Thank you to The Hon Mary Birkbeck and her family for all your generosity and kindness
We wish you all a restful and relaxing summer

St. Andrew’s Church, Ufford
Most people in Ufford are aware that although the church is ‘legally’ closed we have endeavoured to keep it physically open between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. This is much appreciated both by some villagers and especially by the considerable number of visitors who kindly add complimentary remarks to our visitor’s book.
We have a key rota which works well and which involves a week’s duty approximately every five months. This could, of course, be less often if we had more volunteers.  However, due to people moving away we need a few more volunteers and also someone to organise the key rota. We are a village without a shop, school or functioning church. It would be a shame to lose yet another institution especially one which forms such a centre point to our village.
If anybody would like more information about volunteering to organise the rota or to be an occasional key holder then please telephone me, Pam Chance, on 740569

Village  Ladies’  Group
A good lunch was had by all at The Crown Inn, Great Casterton on 10th July.
28th August:  King’s Cliffe Ramble – 11am.  Meet at The Cross Keys pub.
Weather permitting, we will take a walk round the village, which has an interesting past and many historical buildings.  The ramble will finish at the pub for lunch.  If you would rather not walk, join us for lunch at 12.30pm.  Please contact Joan on 740396 with any queries on this visit.

Barnack Methodist Chapel
We have been running a coffee morning and cake stall each month for 20 years now and as a result you have helped us to raise more than £20,000 which has helped us greatly to maintain the fabric of our beautiful chapel and we cannot thank you all enough for your support.  The coffee morning and cake stall on 3 August will be our last monthly such event and we very much hope all our past customers – and even some new ones – will come along between 10 and 11 am on this special day. 
We will still have the occasional coffee morning - the next one will probably be some time near Christmas – so we will still hope to tempt you with our baking skills again then.
Thank you again for 20 years of support

St John the Baptist Church Fete
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the fete such an enjoyable and successful afternoon.
To those that helped organise, prepare, man stalls and create a welcoming atmosphere,thank you.
To those that gave precious time, cleared cupboards, baked gorgeous cakes and generously donated goods and prizes, thank you.
To our headmaster who opened the fete, thank you.
To all the ladies who prepared and served teas, thank you.
To our children’s church team for giving the youngsters a fun afternoon, thank you.
To all our friends, neighbours, villagers young and old who came and spent money, thank you.
With your support and generosity we raised £1900.
Sincere thanks from the PCC.

The Community Church
Over the next few weeks, the kitchen in the Methodist Chapel is being enlarged and refurbished and the meeting room re-decorated to give a lovely venue for midweek activities for the Community Church. 
The Chapel will be the main venue for the Holiday at Home in August (see the full page advert in this issue of the Parish Magazine), Men’s Breakfasts from September and a Christianity Explored course starting in September,   and for lots of other ideas still in the making .  
During August our Sunday services will be starting at 9.30am with a continental style breakfast, moving on to informal all age worship exploring a different parable each week, and finishing about 10.30am.  The service on the 4th August will be in Barnack Village Hall.  From Sunday 11th, when we hope the refurbishment will be finished, we will meet at the Methodist Chapel.  Do come along and join in these special summer services for all ages to share together.

Messy Church - Community Church
There has been a change of venue for the Messy Church on Sunday July 28th.  It will now be held in Barnack Village.  We will still be starting at 9.30am with a continental style breakfast! Then things will be similar to usual. There’ll be lots of themed crafts and fun activities and a Bible story time and songs, all exploring the theme of God’s love.  We will finish with plenty of time left for the rest of the first Sunday of the school holidays.  The next Messy Church will be on the last day of the school holidays, 3rd September in Barnack Village Hall in the morning with lunch.   We really look forward to seeing you at Messy Church.  Contact Karen Dunn 749198 for more information.

Little Lambs
By the time the Parish News is delivered Little Lambs Toddler Group will have had their annual summer outing to Ferry Meadows for a picnic, ride on the train, and lots of fun on the play equipment.  We will have said farewells to the children who are starting school in September and we will have also said farewell to Val Haines-Eynon, one of the Little Lambs leaders.  Val has been involved with Little Lambs since it started in 2006, and has for several years been coming up with lovely craft activities for the children to do each week.  Thank you Val for helping to make Little Lambs so enjoyable for so many children and their mums, dads and carers, we will miss you!  The little lambs presented a lovely big thank you card to Val, made from the handprints of the little lambs past and present.   Little Lambs has had a busy year, with up to twenty mums, dads and carers coming along each week with babies and small children.   The atmosphere is always very welcoming and friendly, great fun for everyone and a good way to meet others especially if you have not been living in Barnack or the surrounding villages for long.  We are now having a summer holiday, but we will be back again on Tuesday 3rd September in Barnack Village Hall with a fun filled Messy Church session. This is just before the schools go back so older children are welcome too. Little Lambs Toddler Group is back on Tuesday 10th September, 10am to 12 noon.  Run by the Community Church, contact Karen Dunn 749198 for more info.

Sunny Hunny
A full coach load of people of all ages arrived at a very windy and chilly Old Hunstanton on the 15th June for the annual Community Church outing to ‘Sunny Hunny’!  Many braved it out on the beach behind hastily erected windbreaks, while others retreated to the shelter of the sand dunes!  I think though it is fair to say that everyone had a good time with lots of traditional seaside activities – sandcastle building, rounders, kite flying, football and sandy sandwiches. Some even went swimming!  Mid-afternoon with black clouds looming we quickly made our way back to the coach which took us to Hunstanton town for fish and chips and ice cream and visits to the largest joke shop in England.  Definitely going back again next year.

Extract from the RBL Stamford Branch newsletter
After ten years the Williamson Cliff Memorial has finally been re-erected and re-dedicated. It was brutally bulldozed in 2003 when the old brickworks were demolished to make way for new housing. A team, led by Barbara & Don Parker, who live close by and are related to two of those named on the memorial, incredibly scavenged the bricks and pieced them together again, like a jig saw, in their garage.
And there it stayed as lack of finance prevented any possible restoration. Eventually, however, a project began, with strong practical support by the Construction Dept of New College Stamford, to re-erect the memorial by the main entrance to Stamford Cemetery. It is now standing on a new surround with a leaded roof (also by New College) and the pieces that were too damaged to be repaired have been replaced.
On 18 June we all gathered for the rededication ceremony – representatives of the Royal Artillery, the Royal Anglian Regiment, RAF Wittering, the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Association, the Stamford and Barnack Branches of the RBL and the Stamford Endowed Schools CCF.
The ceremony, conducted by the Very Rev. Mark Warrick, Dean of Stamford, began with a flypast by two Austers and a Tiger Moth, flown by Ray Guess, Peter Grist and Philip Shotbolt; an introduction by (cont overleaf)  Max Sawyer; a reading by the Mayor of Stamford, Cllr. Brian Sumner; and hymns. Elliott Philips (an SES CCF cadet) read first the names of those on the memorial who gave their lives during WWII, followed by the laying of wreaths, the Exhortation (read by John Copeland), Last Post (played by Harriet Riley of SES CCF), Silence, Reveille and Kohima (read by Charles Clark). Elliott Philips then read the names of those who returned to the company after the War, and the ceremony ended with Jerusalem and the Act of Commitment.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the Cemetery chapel. Fortunately the weather remained warm and sunny so there was ample opportunity for reminiscence.
The event was the lead item in that evening’s ITV Central News bulletin and included an interview with Len Garratt who, for many years, was the Williamson Cliff Transport Manager and knew many of those named on the memorial.
On 29 June we held our annual Armed Forces Day commemoration in the Millstone. 33 members attended - a most pleasing turn-out - and donations to the RBL totalling £82 were received.
2 July saw Cliff Shepherd’s 100th birthday, which he thoroughly enjoyed at his sheltered accommodation in Hillary Close, Stamford. Members will, I am sure remember Cliff as our guest at our visit to RAF Wittering.
We welcome Group Captain Damian Alexander who has taken over from Gp. Capt. Richard Hill as the RAF Wittering Station Commander and wish him and his family a very happy stay.
Cricket fans may be interested in the England Masters match on 26 July at Stamford School. Details from the School or online.
Friday 30 August - Branch charity stall in Stamford market now confirmed. Items for sale (all profits to the RBL) very welcome.
Thursday 3 October - Branch visit to the Defence Animal Centre, Melton Mowbray. Places limited, so please express your interest asap.
I can vouch personally for the high quality of the medal mounting done by Flight Sergeant Tim Pidoux at RAF Wittering, and for the very reasonable cost. Contact Tim at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 07826 856345. He can supply full size and miniature medals. All his profits go to the RAFA.