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Latest ‘A Vanished Past’ Volumes to be available at the Christmas Market ………….

Two new volumes (3 and 4) of ‘A Vanished Past’ Horley Oxfordshire by Clare Marchant are a now available. You will be able to view and purchase them at our  fabulous Christmas Market this Saturday (December 3rd).

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Volume 3

Work and Our Surroundings : by Clare Marchant

  • Farming
  • Working on the Ironstone
  • Women at Work
  • The Village and Countryside
  • Winter
  • Country Life

Price £17.50 Shaftesbury House Publishing 2016. ISBN 978-0-9932788-2-2

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Volume 4

Horley School and People at Leisure

  • Schooling
  • Leisure (including the cricket club)

Price £17.50

Price £17.50 Shaftesbury House Publishing 2016. ISBN 978-0-9932788-3-9

 

Watch this space to see extracts from these books and enjoy a further dip into Horley’s past after Christmas….

If you are unable to attend the fair and are interested in purchasing the books please contact Mike Patching on 01295 730039 or mike.patching@btinterest.com or

Contact Clare Marchant, 15 Circus Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8SN or marchantclare@hotmail. Cheques payable to Clare Marchant.

 

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Horley Christmas Market this Saturday…

 

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Horley’s Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday December 3rd between 5 and 7pm.

This year there will be lots of new stalls to tempt you with their festive offerings.

There will also be home made produce,   tombola, raffle, mulled wine and mince pies not forgetting Father Christmas!

We will have Horley’s very own wandering minstrels serenading us throughout the evening to help to get us into the festive spirit!

Horley Christmas Market – Saturday December 3rd – 5 – 7pm

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Horley’s Christmas Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday December 3rd between 5 and 7pm.

This year there will be lots of new stalls to tempt you with their festive offerings.

There will also be home made produce,   tombola, raffle, mulled wine and mince pies not forgetting Father Christmas!

We will have Horley’s very own wandering minstrels serenading us throughout the evening to help to get us into the festive spirit!

HanFest Food & Craft Markets – Gets Folked Up – You’re Invited

Another Hanfest just over the road in our sister village Hanwell with a few folk from Horley and Horton! The 3H’s now have music and crafts to add to our gardening collaborations. What a creative community we have here in our little corner of North Oxfordshire, hope to see you there. Deb

See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..

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Start your Christmas shopping early at HanFestive Food & Craft Market at St Peter’s Church Hanwell – Free Entry –

Saturday 26 November at  11am – 5pm and Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm

AND for one night only Hanwell gets folked up and you are invited to the Folk Night & Supper

Saturday 26 November at 7:30pm – Adults £10, Child (7 – 16 years) £5 – Price of the ticket a tasty hot meal & of course a night of live entertainment!

Get ready for a fiery jig! Brimstone’ folk band performs live and will get you up for a fiery jig!  Plus ‘Horwell’ local folk group performs.

Dancing • Food & Craft Stalls • Bar with local beers!

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See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..

 

Mike Patching – High Sheriff Award

Mike Patching is recognised for his outstanding contributions to the local community

Untitled_21038740314_lMike is to be awarded Oxfordshire’s High Sheriff Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contribution to community life in Horley and with schools in the local area.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire issues awards each year to people who have made a difference  to their community over many years, and whose contribution has not been recognised in some other formal way.

The Parish Council put Mike’s name forward for this award for his valuable work over the years. Some of the many activities and projects includes:

  • Chairing the Michael Hardinge Trust , and the overall management of the Old School with all the fund raising and community efforts that this Horley Charity provides under Mike’s stewardship. These included the Summer BBQ with live music, the Children’s Concert, Summer Games, nature competitions and many more child centred events and activities.
  • Working with local schools to provide educational visits and trips about nature and the countryside for children both in  school and around Horley. Also assisting in cycling proficiency testing amongst other things.
  • Supporting Horley Footlights, where Mike has helped on and off stage in all aspects on putting on a production.
  • Support for the Cricket Club keeping the pitch in peak condition for summer matches and maintaining their mowing equipment and organising the annual Children’s Games there.
  • Providing regular updates in the Horley Views magazine  on the Michael Hardinge Trust and a features on nature and the countryside every season.
  • Contributions to the team that created the Horley Circular Walk.
  • Support for the Church and Ladies Guild in organising the Summer Fetes and Christmas Markets, Chamber Music Festivals and Barn Dances, as well involvement in special projects such as the Bells Restoration and other community efforts to ensure the use of our very special Grade 1 listed church St Etheldredas.

The office of High Sheriff is a ceremonial role involving a mix of charitable and community functions. It is the oldest secular office in the country outside of the monarchy but without the extensive powers it used to have. It is unfunded, voluntary and non political. The current High Sheriff 2015/16 is Tom Birch Reynardson. There will be a formal award ceremony in Oxford on 29 February which Mike will attend.

Congratulations Mike, very well deserved and thank you for all your efforts over the years;  it is very much appreciated. We hope you will share your pictures of the ceremony and what this award means to you and Sue.

The Latest On Our Christmas Market ………….

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Yes it is on this Saturday,  helping you prepare for Christmas and get into the festival spirit.  We have Horley’s very own wandering minstrels to accompany us throughout the evening, some fabulous stalls bursting with home made produce and decorations,  mulled wine and mince pies , and of course, not forgetting (if you’ve been good that is)  go and see Father Christmas and his little Elf helper in his grotto

Latest news…… you may now be able to pick up your copies of A Vanished Past at the market (if any are left) they would make wonderful Christmas present (see details below)

 

A Vanished Past Volume 2 Vanished Past Volume 1Available Right Here in Horley,  for those of you who live in or around you will have the opportunity to pick up your copies either from Mike and Sue Patching at 2 Gullivers Close or at Horley’s Christmas Market this Saturday 28th. £30 for both Volume 1 & 2 cheques made payable to Clare Marchant