Category Archives: Hornton Village

Quarry Nurseries Taking Orders for the Season

Despite the current situation with coronavirus you will still be able to obtain this season’s plants by ordering by phone from Quarry Nurseries in Hornton.

This is just to let you know that Philip Gilbert is going to be able to sell plants up at Quarry Nurseries later this months but, in order to keep everyone safe, he’s having to make special arrangements and asks that his customers bear with him.

He is going to open on April 27 and will be taking orders – only by telephone – from the day before, April 26. His phone number is 07903 655267.

He’d like his customers to look on his website nearer the time – it’s being revamped at the moment – where you can find a full list of plants for sale. Please call him, place your order and arrange a time when you can collect them when it’s possible for customers to visit safely without others being present. You won’t be able to go into the nursery but Phillip will be able to come out with the plants you’ve ordered.

You can pay by credit card but, to minimise contact, Phillip would prefer if you paid by bank transfer. His bank details will also be on the website shortly.

Phillip says he’s really grateful for the loyalty of his regular customers, many of whom have already been in touch to check that he will be open, and he asks that everyone co-operates in these difficult times so that we all stay safe.

His website address is

Dun Cow Offers Takeaway Meal Service to Horley Residents

The Dun Cow Hornton

Enjoy a Takeaway meal from Hornton’s Dun Cow

Steve and Rebecca from the Dun Cow in Hornton have kindly offered to extend their takeaway meal service to Horley residents.

To view their current menu click here.

To order call 01295 670524 from 5pm – 8pm Daily or email

For more information on the Dun Cow click here.

Hornton Talk on London’s Black Cabs March 13th

Follow That Cab!

Have you ever wondered why the London taxi is so special and the service voted best in the world year after year?

The person who knows is Hornton’s Andrew Overton. Andrew’s grandfather founded the Mann & Overton company in 1899 ,commissioning and selling French cars, but from 1906 the family spent over 100 years in the business of making and selling London Taxis.

Andrew will give an illustrated talk about the development of Hackney Carriages through to the present day, with some interesting stories about his experiences in 41 years in the trade. He’ll also touch on the famous ‘Knowledge of London’ and  the arguments about Uber.

And he’ll talk about the formation of a City of London Livery Company and its 25 years of organising London black cab trips to Disneyland for sick, terminally ill and chronically sick children.

Andrew will give the talk – The London Taxi….from Horse drawn to Electric taxis – at 7.30pm on Friday, March 13th in Hornton Parish Church.

The £5 ticket price will go to church funds and  there will be an interval for wine and nibbles.

Please do come along and give your support!

SOS For Needy Cat

Can anyone offer a kind heart and warm hearth to lovely nine-year-old female cat, Ruby, who is grieving for the loss of her owner?

BARKS don’t usually need to ask, so urgently, for a home for cats who come in under these circumstances – the elderly owner is gravely ill; but, when she came into our rescue centre, poor nine-year-old Ruby went downhill very rapidly, was refusing to eat and drink and had to go on a drip. She’s now with our foster carer and eating and drinking a little but still very nervous. The vet has advised that she can’t be kept in one of BARKS’ rescue centre pens and needs to be re-homed and adopted asap to get the TLC and one-to-one love she’s been used to.

She would need to be a lone pet and preferably with an owner who is around at home quite a bit.

If anyone feels they can help, please email Chris Woodcock in Hornton ( in the first instance and then she’ll put you in touch with the local BARKS fosterer who has taken her in until they find her a permanent loving new home.

Bakes for BARKS in Hornton Tomorrow


Enterprising young bakers from Hornton are at the Methodist Chapel on Millers Lane, Hornton tomorrow, 11am to 3pm,  if you’d like to pop in and support their fundraising event in aid of BARKS – Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service.

The girls – all students at Warriner School – have baked cakes and are selling them – by the slice and whole – with tea and coffee or to take away.

They also have a super raffle – with prizes for all ages and for pets too! – and a lucky dip. And, if you hurry, you can also meet the BARKS mascot, Alwin, the seven-year-old giant white Maine Coon cat. He’ll be there between around 12 and 1.

Christmas Activities at Hornton’s Studio B This Weekend

Getting into the Christmas arty-crafty spirit at Studio B

Two festive events are coming up at Studio B in Hornton, both designed to get art lovers and craft makers in the festive spirit…

Creatures and Crafts is the title of Studio B’s first art show and sale on the weekend of 23 and 24 November, 11am to 4pm daily. Entry is free and you get to see the work of five local artists, ranging from ceramics and screen printing to drawings, paintings, textile art and handmade Christmas decorations. There will also be bags, scarves, accessories and toys and a range of greetings cards. (See poster below).

Four of the five participants have been tutors at Studio B’s first year of practical workshops this year. The final workshop of 2019 takes place on Tuesday 3 December – Make Your Own Wall Hanging Twig Christmas Tree! Jane Moffatt of Burdrop leads the session. This second ‘twiggy tree’ event has been set up as the first one sold out back in the early summer! It runs 11am to 3.30pm and includes a light veggie lunch, all for £28pp. Three places available in a group of six. See details below.

For more information contact Chris Woodcock at Studio B, Cromwells, Eastgate, Hornton OX15 6BT. Tel 01295 670795. Email: