August 21st, 2016
The show is organised by Janet Smith and Maureen Jeffrey. Any profits will go towards Sulgrave Church Hall. Admission to the Show is free but you will have plenty of opportunity to contribute generously to the Teas and Raffle.
Entry Forms (enclosed with the August newsletter) and Fees to be with Maureen or Janet by 8.00 pm on
WEDNESDAY 24TH AUGUST
It is regretted that no entries can be accepted after this deadline.
Judges: To be confirmed.
Janet Smith, Northston, School Street.
Maureen Jeffrey, Harry’s Cottage, Manor Road.
See pictures of 2015 event.
August 16th, 2016
How the turbines would have appeared from the Sulgrave Windmill footpath
Following the demise of the proposal to erect five 125 metre high wind turbines in the countryside between Helmdon, Greatworth and Sulgrave, the Helmdon Stuchbury and Greatworth Windfarm Action Group has now been disbanded. The following statement has been received from the former Chairman of the Action Group, Keith Jones from Helmdon:
July 30th, 2016
Before and after pictures of a Citroën Traction Avant which will be on display at the Sulgrave Car Show.
Ingram Lloyd writes:
This will be Sulgrave’s second car show and is helping to raise funds for the church of St James the Less and Sulgrave Manor. A wide range of vehicles are being exhibited dating from 1920s to 1980s which should appeal to all ages and those who are car enthusiasts and those who enjoy reminiscing.
Entry for adults £3.60. children under 16 and accompanied by an adult £1.50
In 2014 we had 50 exhibits ranging from a 1939 Fordson Model ‘N’ tractor to a world rally car – Ford Focus WRC X7 FMC 2000/1 and all the wonderful vintage and classic vehicles in between.
For more details or if you would like your vehicle to be included please contact me: Ingram Lloyd. SulgraveCarShow@gmail.com
See pictures of the 2014 Sulgrave Car Show.
July 13th, 2016
Photo: Chris Behan
The Manor House and Gardens were looking at their very best in bright sunshine for the annual USA Independence Day celebrations. A large crowd of visitors were entertained by a Living History Camp and Battle re-enactment of a skirmish between French and English Army Units in the Ohio Valley in 1754, the latter being commanded by Lt Col George Washington, whose ancestors lived at Sulgrave Manor in Tudor times. Music from the classic era of swing was provided by the Great Central Big Band and the Brackley Wind Ensemble played favourite melodies from the Great War. In addition to the Washington Family History exhibition always on display at the Manor, colourful Native American artefacts of all kinds were to be seen in the Buttery. Representatives of American and British Scout Troops were present throughout the day. Visitors enjoyed a variety of traditional refreshments from both sides of the Atlantic. The celebrations concluded with the ceremonial lowering of the flags of the two nations by the Honour Guard from USAF 501 Com Wing at nearby Croughton, as can be seen in the above picture. More pictures of this ceremony and the other events, with videos, can be seen on the next page.
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July 7th, 2016
See here for the programme for this Shakespeare themed evening in the State Music Room at Stowe House.
June 29th, 2016
No need for the sun shade on a gloomy June afternoon
For once during this miserable summer the rain held off long enough to allow the Village Fête to take place in the lovely setting of the Sulgrave Manor Gardens, with the much enjoyed dog show, various stalls, teas, croquet on the lawn and the ferret racing without which no Sulgrave summer event would be complete. Inevitably, the rain began during the late afternoon but by then most people were indoors for their pig roast dinners. During the evening music aimed mainly at the “golden oldies” was provided by Donna and the Delleretts.
More photos and a video of the evening entertainment on the next page.
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June 26th, 2016
How the five turbines would have appeared from the Barrow Hill footpath
In a judgment handed down on 22nd June 2016, three Appeal Court Judges dismissed Broadview Energy Limited’s claim that the Secretary of State had acted unfairly when determining their appeal against the refusal of planning permission for five 125 metre high wind turbines in area of countryside between Helmdon, Stuchbury and Greatworth. Their lordships found nothing in the claim which would merit the quashing of the Secretary of State’s decision to dismiss the appeal. The company now have until July 22nd to decide whether to seek leave to take this claim to the supreme court. See here for the Appeal Court Judgment document.
June 20th, 2016
Susie & Karen are organising a Swap & Sell event for the younger members of Sulgrave village (& surrounding villages) to be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 24th September 2016.
We are keen for anyone interested to contact us, so we are able to ascertain the numbers who would like to take part, and any teenage member of the village who would like to help organise the day with us.
Please contact us on our email addresses below, to register your interest, and if you are able to assist, even if it is to pin up an A4 poster in places of public interest (schools/shops etc) to promote the day. We hope for a lot of visitors so stall holders do not have to return home with more items than they are trying to Swap & Sell!
Essentially this is for the younger members to come together in the village hall, but there is also a garage sale for members of the village who are outside the official age category….!
We look forward to hearing from you and the younger members of our lovely village!
Susie: email@example.com Karen: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 8th, 2016
On Saturday 4th June the weather finally relented to give a perfect afternoon and evening for the wedding of Deborah Thomas and Orlando Gomes, at the Church of St James the Less, Sulgrave.
More pictures on the next page.
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