Category Archives: Hornton Village

Hornton History Group Time Team Talk on 10th November

Hornton History Group are staging a talk in St John’s Church on Thursday 10th November by a member of  TV’s time Team, Keith Westcott.

It’s all about the huge Roman villa unearthed in the grounds of Broughton Castle.

“Keith started out as a diving detectorist, leading on to important discoveries of national significance,” says HHG’s Laurie Furneaux. “Television’s Time Team have got involved with the Broughton excavation, so we’ll get an early take on the findings with this talk.”

3Hs Gardening Club Plant Sale – 7th May


The Hornton May Day event isn’t the only event taking place in the village next week.

There’s also the 3Hs Gardening Club plant sale – to which everyone is invited. It starts at 10.30am in the pavilion on Saturday week – May 7 – and be sure to get there early for the best bargains at rock bottom prices! The plants will be of top quality and bottom prices so if you have a chance to spread the word to other gardeners you know please do so.

There will be a large selection of bedding and vegetable plants available but the club say there is always room for more! So, if you have any excess in your garden or greenhouse looking for a good home, please bring them along to the pavilion on the Friday from 7pm when the sale is being set up.
“This is the 3Hs main annual fundraiser – back after two years – so we look forward to seeing everyone there. As well as the plants, there will be tea or coffee and, of course, a raffle.”

You may also be interested in the talk being given at the club’s next meeting on Tuesday week – May 10. Club chair Mike Patching says: “Duncan Coombes will be giving his talk originally entitled ‘Colours and texture in the garden’.  So spread the word and bring along any potential members that might enjoy the evening.”

Non members are welcome to come to 3Hs meetings. As well as the talk, there’s a horticultural bring’n’buy stall at each meeting. If you join the club, you get a discount card entitling you to 10 per cent off every time you visit Farnborough Nurseries.

There is also there is a visit to RHS Wisley Gardens on the 25th June and there are still seats available.  Wisley is a stunning place to visit and is a ‘ bucket List must’ for all gardeners. Anyone, member or not of the 3H’s who might like to attend will be very welcome, please contact Malcolm Cross for details on 01295 670562 or Mike Patching on 01295 730039.  The coach will pick and drop back at Hornton and Horley.

3Hs Gardening Club is back on 12th April

plants-3It’s that time again – it’s high spring, the birds are singing and the swallows are here, and that means the 3H Gardening Club will be meeting again. The next meeting is on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30 at Hornton Sports Pavilion.

Sarah Walther will give a talk and demonstration of Easter Decorations and you can bring and buy excess seedlings, bedding plants, spring cabbages and leeks etc.

Existing and new members welcome.

‘Act Naturally’ at Hornton Pavilion from 18th to 20th November

Hornton Amateur Drama Group are performing a comedy play called ‘Act Naturally’ at 7.30pm on 18th, 19th and 20th November at the Pavilion.

Ticket price is £10. Wine or lager can be pre-ordered, or bring your own drinks.

Contact Isabelle Harris on 01295 670304 to book tickets.

Spreading the village ‘recycling bug’ – in aid of BARKS – coordinator needed for Horley

Chris Woodcock from Hornton asks: “Would you like to help save the planet and save animals at the same time?

In Hornton, we’re a year into a pilot BARKS recycling scheme to raise much-needed cash to rescue and rehome local pets.

The appeal launched last autumn in the countdown to Christmas – a call for donations of unwanted old mobile phones, small gadgets, coins, jewellery and postage stamps.

Since then, Hornton has risen to the challenge and helped to raise over £1500 towards local animal rescue.

Now we’re re-promoting the scheme for Christmas 2021 – as people renew gadgets and clear out stuff. And BARKS will continue the eco-friendly fundraising campaign throughout 2022.

We’d love to expand this simple but effective ‘green and good’ scheme to other nearby villages. Like Horley. All it needs is one householder, couple or family in Horley to volunteer to promote the idea and act as the drop-off point for recycled or upcyclable goods. When you amass a clutch of stuff, you just give BARKS a call and the BARKS coordinator will do the rest – collecting, sorting and sending off sacks of recyclable items in return for cash. Upcyclable items are often resold at events and online.

In short, it’s all about recycling to give innocent pets a second chance. What’s not to like?

Details of what can be recycled are below. (Please note what is NOT recyclable – eg laptops and printers.)

If anyone is willing to take this on in Horley, please call BARKS team member, Chis Woodcock, in Hornton on 01295 670795. She can explain everything and would love to have you on the team.”

Crafts, Clothes & Cakes for BARKS

Please join us for a summer evening of Crafts, Clothes & Cakes!

On Friday 27 August, 6 – 8pm

In the garden at Cromwells, Eastgate, Hornton OX15 6BT

Grab a glass of wine and browse our handmade textile and knitted gifts and toys plus vintage and upcycled items, including lovely outfits and costume jewellery.

  • Selection of women’s vintage clothes from Barbara at My Secondhand Outfit
  • Mouthwatering treats from Paula at The Baker’s Hutch
  • Darning Surgery (bring your favourite knit to see if we can repair it for you)
  • As-new bric-a-brac
  • Raffle !

Main proceeds to BARKS – Banburyshire’s leading pet rescue charity
Please bring a mask, some cash – and a woolly, as it will all be outside!

Curtain Call!

Impromptu curtain sale in the back garden at Cromwells, Eastgate, Hornton on Friday 30 July, 6pm to 8pm.

Lovely handmade/designer/luxury curtains being upcycled from our BARKS sponsor, the Track House & Curtain Emporium at Blackwell, near Shipston. All being sold at a fraction of the original price. Some brand new or nearly new. All good condition.

Entry via the side gate.

As ever, all proceeds to BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service). Call 670795 for more info.

Clothes sale in Hornton this Sunday

Hornton is having a nearly new sale of pre-loved and designer ladies clothes in the garden of the Dun Cow on Sunday (11th July) from 12 noon to 4pm.

All Covid regulations will be observed  and all proceeds will go to village causes.

Usually, the clothes stall is one of the highlights of May Day but, as there hasn’t been a May Day for the past two years, there are loads of really lovely clothes on sale at bargain prices.