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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 July 7 - 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 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. This year we will have the new outdoor games available for everyone to enjoy.
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 Events

Farthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
  • Every Monday:Hatha yoga classes for all at Farthingstone Village Hall 11.45 - 1.00pm. We have spaces for newcomers, all welcome from Farthingstone and neighbouring villages. Contact Lizzy via www.yogawalks.co.uk or on 07950 573719 to book a space or for more information.
  • Every Wednesday: Tai Chi in the Village Hall - 10.00-11.00 am. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can improve balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. Contact Sian Gaskins on 01327 340885 or come along any Wednesday for a taster session.
  • First Thursday every month: Ladies night in the Kings Arms - from 8.00 pm
  • Bimonthly from January, 3rd Monday: Parish Council meetings in the Village Hall - 8.00 pm
  • July every year: The Village Tea in the Joy Mead
  • October every year: Harvest Supper in the Village Hall

Recent events

Farthingstone Garden Party (Sunday 19 June): After the excitement of the 2016 Aviva Women's Cycle Tour hurtling through Farthingstone in the morning, Sunday afternoon saw us celebrating village life with a traditional Garden Party in the lovely setting of the Joy Mead. There was easy jazz from Lincoln Noel, delicious cakes, lots of craft stalls and plenty of games for all ages - including the hilarious tug-of-war finale. In addition to having a lot of fun, we also managed to raise £1600 towards the upkeep of our beautiful gardens. Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us and to those who undertook the considerable amount of work needed to make it happen - particularly to Laura for taking on the organising.

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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