VE Day 8th May 2080

Advance Notice of Significant Event in 2020

8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE day, the day in 1945 when the second world war in Europe finally came to an end.  The armed forces charity, SSAFA, are planning activities to mark the occasion, and are encouraging members of the public and community groups to become involved.  They have written to Horley Parish Council asking for the Council’s assistance in publicising the event.

SSAFA are asking for church bells to be rung at 7.00pm on Friday the the 8th, and that church services of commemoration be held on Sunday the 10th.  In between they encourage communities to celebrate the anniversary through parties and other such community events.  If anyone is interested in becoming involved, or organising a community event, they are recommended to visit the SSAFA website set up for this anniversary at

More information from the SSAFA can also be seen in 19-10-17-ve-day-letter

Christmas Activities at Hornton’s Studio B

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:

Red Lion to Host Rugby World Cup Final

Watch England win the Rugby World Cup amongst fellow supporters at the Red Lion on Saturday morning! 

The Red Lion will be opening at 8.30 this Saturday morning to enable local England fans to calm their nerves with a soothing pint (or tea or coffee if it’s a bit early!) while watching the big game! Come on England!

Red Lion Charity Harvest Auction Raises £727

BHP and Royal British Legion to benefit.

‘Thank you for everyone’s support at the harvest festival. Another amazing year with Nolly in charge of the auction. We have done a final count, and £727 has been raised for Banbury Young Homelessness Project and the Poppy Appeal. thank you all.’


Book Club Two Due to Launch Next Monday

Like to Join a village Book Club?

‘Christiane McGregor and Jen Cross are thinking about starting Book Club Two on the last Monday of the month from 7.30pm, the first evening being the 28th October at The Lawns in Wroxton Lane.

Very informal, wine and nibbles with a chance to talk about the genre of books we all would like to read and discuss. All welcome. Any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with Jen on 07484180105 or Christiane on 07949229712 or just come along on the 28th at 7.30pm’.

Jen Cross

Horley’s Dame Picks Her Favourite Desert Island Discs

Horley’s very special Dame, Glenys Kyle, (of Rowarth House opposite the church), appeared on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, choosing 8 of her favourite discs and 1 luxury item with which she would chose to be cast away.

It is an illuminating programme, where Glenys (who is publicly known as Dame Glenys Stacey) talks about various experiences of her life from childhood through 40 years of public service, where her last post was as her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation.

To listen to Dame Glenys’ castaway interview on BBC Catch up and hear about the work which earned her a damehood (as well as her thwarted dalliance with T Rex!), click here.