Horley Dog Show – 23rd June

Horley Summer Fete


In Horley Manor yard

Registration from 14.00

2.40pm The Cutest Puppy (under 12 months old)
2.50pm The Prettiest Bitch (all ages)
3.00pm The Most Handsome Dog (all ages)
3.10pm The Most Gorgeous Golden Oldie (over 10 years old)
3.20pm The Best Paw Shaker
3.35pm Musical Sits (when the music stops the dog has to sit in a hoop)

During the afternoon: Agility Competition for dogs and their owner.
2 dogs at a time will compete against each other. If a dog doesn’t want to do one or any of the agility tasks the owner must do that task or tasks instead.

Entry fee:  £1 per dog per class and Agility Competition
Please ensure you are ready to go into the arena at the time listed next to your classes

Download your entry form here  Horley Summer Fete Dog Show 2018


Meet the Author Felix Francis this Thursday…

Becoming Dick Francis by Felix Francis – A Talk by the Author at Middleton Cheney Library

Hornton’s resident crime fiction bestselling author, Felix Francis, presents Becoming Dick Francis at a talk at Middleton Cheney library this Thursday (June 21st) evening  – a rare chance to find out about how he took over his famous father’s writing role and preserved this global literary brand.

Felix has kindly agreed to do the talk to support the Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group who are fighting hard, against the odds, to keep their library open. It’s a must for anyone who hasn’t heard Felix speak before.

Tickets are £7 to include a glass of wine and you can pay on the door. Felix will be signing and selling his books. The library is easy to find, right in the centre of Middleton Cheney by the crossroads, next to the school and with a large car park.

***To make life even easier, Chris and Steve Woodcock from Hornton will be going and have at least three spare seats in their car if anyone fancies joining them– tel. 670795.

For more information click here

Another Sucessful Progressive Dinner…

The annual Progressive Dinner took place last Saturday evening and was as ever an enjoyable and successful event. This year 82 villagers took part with 10 brave couples hosting!

Many thanks to the organisers and everyone involved for making it such a fantastic evening.

£1240 was raised for St Etheldreda’s church.

Summertime Jazz Festival at Upton House July 7th

Local Big Band joins Upton’s annual Jazz night

Famous Jazz musician Louis Armstrong once said “There is two kinds of music, the good & the bad. I play the good kind.” Well the same can be said of the Great Central Big Band. Local to Upton House we are delighted for them to be headlining our annual jazz concert this year.

With no less than 20 members and a huge selection of instruments from drums to saxophone, including the flute, clarinet, trombone and trumpets. They will take us on a jazz journey from the 1920s right through to modern day, with some old classics and more modern greats. Join in the singing and dancing on the vast lawn at Upton on Saturday 7thJuly, perfect for a family evening out.

Cotswold Distillery will also be on hand to showcase some master classes on making the perfect Gin cocktail. Why not bring a picnic, treat yourself to a drink from the bar and relax on the grass on a lovely summer evening?

For more information on ticket prices etc click here.