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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.
A45 Flore by-pass news: For up to date information on the A45 Flore by-pass, visit www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk and follow the links to Highways.
Events coming up:
ThursdayAugust 3 - 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 August 5 - Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper: In the Village Hall, starting promptly at 7.30pm, with Quizmaster Hilary Aslett. Come and test your general knowledge - teams of all shapes and sizes welcome! Cost £10 to include supper. Bar and raffle. Please confirm your team and numbers by Tuesday 1st August to Howard Pritchett on 01327 361330.
Saturday August 19 - 'Joystock':
After a three year hiatus, Joystock is happening on Saturday 19th August
2017. Join Presley Johnson and friends for an evening of music, with gates
opening at 6pm and music continuing until 11pm.
Saturday October 7 - Farthingstone's
Got Talent: We are in the early days of planning a fundraising
event in the Village Hall. It will be an evening of entertainment based
on a variety hall theme. We are looking for individuals or groups of people
who can entertain either by singing, dancing, playing instruments, performing
magic, telling jokes etc. We are also looking for sponsors and volunteers
to help. It is also anticipated to have an Auction of Promises so looking
for suggestions for interesting lots.
Saturday 9 June 2018 - Farthingstone
Foot Festival: The date is already booked! After another successful
event in 2017, Paul is already planning ahead to 2018.
See you next year!
Regular EventsFarthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
Joy Mead Tea (July 15): Villagers gathered to celebrate Joy Agnew's birthday at our annual Tea. It was lovely to see lots of people there, young and old, enjoying delicious food and chatting, with the children busy creating new games on the lawn. Many thanks to everyone who came and cooked and helped and donated.
Farthingstone Foot Festival (June 10): Another
great success for FFF! A total of 134 walkers and runners took part in
either the half or full marathon across our beautiful Northamptonshire
countryside. After a week of wind and rain, we were lucky with the weather
and it remained dull but dry.A fantastic total of £1400 was raised
for local charities. Well done everybody - and all the volunteers who
made it happen.
Village Litter Pick (Feb 12): It was cold, it was windy and it was trying to sleet - so it was particularly heartening to see so many people turn out to do their bit to keep our Parish litter-free! Three children, two dogs and umpteen adults did a sterling job covering all the roads in the Parish and producing the usual astonishing array of junked items. Thanks everyone - and also to the cake bakers who made it all worthwhile with coffee and cake and chat afterwards in the Village Hall.
'Christmas in the Cloisters' (Dec 3): The
Cloisters sparkled under the fairy lights and candlelight. We were very
lucky with the weather and a good crowd braved the cold - fortified of
course by the excellent mulled wine. Santa arrived to a big fanfare and
the Band accompanied some lusty carol singing. A splendid evening of good
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