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Welcome to Farthingstone
Farthingstone is a delightful small village in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Situated half way between Towcester and Daventry, the village has 79 houses, St Mary’s Church, the Baptist Chapel, The Kings Arms pub and a Village Hall which used to be the school. We also have the Joy Mead Memorial Garden and Cloister as a wonderful amenity for use by the Villagers.
Events coming up:
Saturday 19 May - Drop-In Annual Parish Meeting: Come along to the Village Hall between 10.30 and noon and find out what has been happening and what Farthingstone has to offer you! Village organisations and charities will be represented. Free refreshments including home-made cakes.
Thursday June 7 - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.
Saturday 9 June 2018 - Farthingstone
Foot Festival: An opportunity for a walk or run through the beautiful
Northamptonshire countryside. There are two loops starting at Farthingstone
Village Hall - the shortest distance is 11 miles and the longest a full
marathon. Regular drink stations are provided and refreshments at the
Sunday17 June - Joy Mead Garden Party: A follow-up to the fun occasion of 2016. There will be craft stalls, scrumptious teas, local ale and pimms tent, live music from Lincoln Noe and, games including the famous tug of war - lots of fun to be had by everyone! All proceeds go to maintaining the Joy Mead. 2 - 5pm.
Saturday 14 July - Joy Mead annual Village Tea: Held in the Cloisters in celebration of Joy's birthday and free to all villagers (visitors welcome for a small charge). Starts at 5.30pm.
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August - Farthingstone Panto is back! 'Farthingstone Amatuer Repertory Theatre' will be performing 'The Wizard of Oz - Austerity Version'. This will be your last chance to benefit from the thespian delights of Pat and Howard who will be leaving the area. Come along and be a part of history! More details to follow.
Regular EventsFarthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
Joy Mead Spring tidy-up ((Sunday |April 8):
Despite a miserable morning, an amazing 15 people turned up to help get
the Joy Mead garden ready for the summer. Thank you very much and well
Music, Dance and Fish Supper Night in the Village Hall (Saturday April 7): An enjoyable social evening in the Village Hall with musical accompaniment provided by 'Back in Time'. The Hall was packed but space was found for plenty of dancing.
Litter Pick 2018: A big thanks to everyone who turned out on Sunday March 25 for the annual litter pick. Teams covered all the roads in the Parish and collected an astonishing array of rubbish. Then it was time for a well-deserved coffee and cakes in the Village Hall.
Christmas in the Cloisters 2017: A good
crowd braved the chill and drizzle to celebrate the start of Christmas
in the magical surroundings of the Joy Mead Cloisters. Santa paid us a
visit, the fairy lights and candles twinkled, the Band played and it was
lovely to see everyone.
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