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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.
Village Hall news: See the Village Hall page for the latest about bowling club funds and a request for new Committee members.
Defibrillator: See the Parish Council page for information about proposals for a village Defibrillator..
Events coming up:
Thursday June 2 - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chance for a chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.
Saturday 4 June - Farthingstone
Foot Fest 2016: Calling all walkers and runners! The Farthingstone
Foot Fest is a charity walk organised by Farthingstone Foot Fest Committee
in accordance with the guidelines of the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association),
starting and finishing at Farthingstone Village Hall. Our first Foot Fest
was in 2008 and, with more than 200 participants in previous years, we
are looking forward to an even bigger event on Saturday 4th June 2016.
Three events on Sunday June
2. Fathers Day at The Kings Arms: Treat Dad to one of our renowned Platters in the Secret Garden and buy him a pint of his favourite ale – open from 11.00am. Phone Paul on 07710 214765 to book.
3. Come join us at the Joy Mead for the Farthingstone
Summer Garden Party from 2.00 – 5.00pm: We
have lots of things planned to entertain and amuse all ages. Read on for
a ‘taster’ of what you can look forward to enjoying on the
Saturday 9th July - Annual Joy Mead Tea:
Held in honour of Joy whose birthday was 13 July
– her family bequeathed us the Joy Mead - the Tea is a unique village
tradition and a great way to catch up with neighbours and make new friends.
The Tea is free to all villagers (there is a small charge of £2.50
for guests) and everyone is very welcome. Please bring your own plates,
cutlery and mugs/teacups. Feel free to bring something stronger if you
prefer! Starts at 5.30 for 6pm.
Regular EventsFarthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
Panto 2016: We booed and we cheered and we laughed (not always in the right places but that just made it funnier). The 'FARTS' have done it again! What a splendid creative and artistic talent to have right here in our small village. Well done everybody!
Christmas in the Cloisters - Thanks: After all the preparations and worry over the weather forecast, it was wonderful as always to see the Cloisters come alive on Saturday 5th December. The fairy lights sparkled, the band heralded Christmas, Santa found time to visit and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying our very unique Cloisters.
A big thank you from the Joy Mead for the grand total of £610 raised. A huge number of people helped to make it a success - thank you all! A special thanks to Carolyn for taking on the overall organisation.
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