IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival 8th & 9th Sept

6th Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2017 at St Etheldreda’s Church

Tessa & Chris Howell warmly invite you to this, the sixth Ironstone Chamber Music Festival. Our Artistic Directors Lucy & Kate Gould have assembled a wonderful array of first rate musicians including a flute player from Argentina, a Violinist from Spain and a much heralded Harpist. He, Oliver Wass has won the Guildhall Gold Medal – the first harpist to do so. Previous winners have been cellist Jacqueline du Pre, violinist Tasmin Little and renowned baritone Bryn Terfel.

Some of you will remember Robert Plane, principal clarinet with the National Orchestra of Wales, who has been associated with the music for Doctor Who!

Remember that Horley Residents come at a reduced price and Horley children come free thanks to the Michael Hardinge Trust. We should like to see as many of you as possible.

Friday September 8th at 7.30 pm, Saturday lunchtime concert at 12.30 pm and evening at 7.30pm.  Tickets available via Tessa on 01295 738313 or Also see our website for more details

Chris and Tess


Hornton History Event August 26th – 28th

Countdown to the Past – Week 1!

Traditional crafts and country skills come to life at our Hornton history event on the August Bank Holiday weekend – Saturday 26 to Monday 28 August. 

Limbering up in the wings we have a posse of Hornton honey-makers (showing off bee hive care and honey ‘extraction in action’), our resident nimble-fingered felt-making expert, a master woodworker whose joints are second to none and stone masons and fossils galore.
They will all be at The Way We Were, based at the Pavilion on Bell Street. We’re into the last month of preparations for the event, which will also include a village trail, Memory Lane vintage café, Living Memories magazine and a see-and-touch exhibition. Entrance is free and it’s open 12 noon to 5pm each day, Saturday to Monday inclusive.
There really will be something for all the family – and we’ll tell you more about the other star attractions over the next three weeks…so keep reading these Countdown emails!
Hope to see you there. There will be plenty of Hornton and Horley memorabilia involved!
Hornton History Group

Horley Views Writing Competition

Fancy yourself as a budding author or just like entering competitions?

Horley Views is pleased to announce a writing competition for all you budding authors and people who enjoy entering competitions.

Create a limerick, poem, short story or cartoon. Entries can be on whatever subject you wish but must be original work. A selection of entries including the winners will be printed in the next edition of the Horley Views magazine.  There is a limit of 500 words for each entry. No anonymous entries will be accepted. You may submit more than one entry and there are no age limits. Submissions may be hand written, typed or drawn.

The competition is divided into two categories: people aged 16 and under and those over 16. The best entry for each category will be awarded a prize and the editor’s decision is final. The completed entry must be sent to the editor Chris Howell: at


Next Parish Council Meeting – Thursday August 3rd

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 7.30 on Thursday August 3rd in the Old School Room. The meeting is open to the public, and if anyone wishes to address the Council on any of the items on the agenda, please notify David Marriott on  0787 2930030 or email before the meeting. Whilst there is no absolute right to do this, the Chairman has the authority to permit it if he chooses to do so.

The Agenda Items include:

  • Apologies for absence
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 18th May 2017
  • Matters arising
  • Finance
    • 2017/18 budget monitoring report
  • Land adjoining the Old Council Houses, Wroxton Lane
  • Planning Report
  • Applications for charitable donations
  • Fireworks event held on July 8th
  • Annual Parochial Church Meeting
  • Reports from external organisations
  • Date of next meetings :
    •  Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7.00
  • Any other urgent business 

For full details of items and reports see 17 08 03 agenda

HanFEST THIS Saturday 15th at 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ

Celebrating farming, local produce & rural village traditions

……. with kids activities, live folk music during throughout the day (Folklaw in the evening), best in show, pony and trap rides, plants, food & drink, village tea room, arts & crafts

HanFEST Saturday 15th 11-5pm & 6pm BBQ get your tickets online or at the gate …

Book your evening tickets online & get day passes free! WWW.HANFEST.CO.UK