Category Archives: Villagers

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


Summer Opening Hours at the Red Lion

Summer Opening Hours at the Red Lion

Tuesday – Friday: 6pm to 11pm

*Saturday: 2pm to 8pm

*Monday: Closed

*Sunday: 12 noon to 6pm

*Except when England are playing in the World Cup

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.

Join the Global Wave of Prayer at St Etheldreda’s

‘For 9 days from Ascension 11th May to Pentecost 19th St Etheldredas is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to prayer.

We have prayer stations in church and a new prayer walk leaflet for you to follow. So if you would like to step off the treadmill for a while or need an escape from exam stress pop in and enjoy the piece and quiet.’

Sue Ashdown

For more information on the global wave of prayer see