Debbie to run in the London Marathon in aid of Katharine House Hospice

February 23rd, 2017

Villagers will remember the wedding of Peter and Pat Thomas’ daughter Debbie to Orlando Gomes at Sulgrave Church in June last year:

Debbie will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April, in aid of Katharine House Hospice. Please support Debbie by making a donation to this worthy cause, either as set out in the flyer above or in the Village Shop.

Sulgrave Parish Council – Councillor Vacancy

February 5th, 2017

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Christine Coles, for further information, on 01295 276229 or

Click here for: Composition of present Parish Council; Details of the Powers of Parish Councils; the Roles and Responsibilities of Parish Councillors: Good Councillor Guide: Minutes of previous meetings; on the Sulgrave Village Website.

Village Shop Newsletter February 2017

January 29th, 2017

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2016

January 4th, 2017

Poppies off Magpie Road, Sulgrave

Donald Taylor writes:

Once again Sulgrave has demonstrated that wonderful generosity so often shown to exist. Everyone was so kind and friendly to me personally on my rounds, the progression round the village was a joy. Considering that the remembrance service was at six pm there was a good congregation – many of us find turning out at night difficult. Between my house to house collection, the contribution at the church plus boxes at the shop and the Star Inn you contributed an amazing £852.28.

The current total for the district covered by Wappenham Branch stands at £4668.73. In congratulating everyone, may I comment that the Legion is always seeking new members – you do not have to be ex-service. Anyone can join – we have outings, coffee mornings, annual lunch etc and great camaraderie.

The prospect of door to door collecting can seem daunting. I can tell you it is not. On the contrary, the poppy appeal is a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. Anyone fancying helping out next year will be most welcome. I’m not getting any younger, though I do not intend giving up.

Very many thanks for your generosity and on a personal level for your response to my call. You made me so welcome it was almost another holiday! For two years running Sulgrave has contributed nearly £1000 to this worthy cause – with a little help perhaps we can reach the magic figure in 2017 – the 100th anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres – “Passchendaele”!

Donald Tayor

See next page for Donald’s account of his return to the scenes of his army career in the Intelligence Corps in Austria just after the end of the Second World War.

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Village Shop Newsletter for January 2017

January 2nd, 2017


Mist and Frost!

December 30th, 2016


Photo by Will Priestman. For more photos inspired by misty and frosty days see next page.

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Retrospective: the 24 Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows 2016

December 26th, 2016

Scan down and click on any window to see the original entry:

1 Sulgrave Village Shop, Magpie Road


2 Hill Farm House, Manor Road


3 Forge Cottage, School Street


4 Christingle Service, Sulgrave Church


5 Vinecroft, Manor Road


6 The Oak Barn, Magpie Road


7 Belmont, Little Street


8 The Star Inn, Manor Road


9 Westfield, Park Lane


10 Bell Cottage, Church Street


11 Wootton House, Little Street


12 Coomb Cottage, Helmdon Road


13 The Old Bakehouse, Manor Road


14 Bengairn, Manor Road


15 Swallow Cottage, Manor Road


16 High Barn, Manor Road


17 The Old Vicarage, Magpie Road


18 Carol Concert, Sulgrave Church


19 Wisteria Cottage, Helmdon Road


20 Jasmine Cottage, Little Street


21 Rectory Farm, Little Street


22 Queen’s House, School Street


23 12 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road


24 Chapel Stones, Little Street


Click here to see a review of the Village Advent Calendar Windows 2015.

Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows 2016 – No. 24 – Chapel Stones, Little Street, and A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

December 25th, 2016


Here we are at No 24 on Christmas Eve, appropriately on the site of the former Baptist Chapel. Our thanks go to all who helped with the planning and execution of this wonderful pre Christmas event (or events!), especially Shrimp, Ken, Annie and Ingram (currently in hospital after a skiing accident and to whom we all send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery). Our thanks also go to all those who went to such trouble to decorate their windows, to the great joy of villagers and visitors alike.

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Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows 2016 – No. 23 – 12 Spinners Cottages, Magpie Road and Carol Singing

December 24th, 2016


The penultimate window!

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Sulgrave Village Advent Calendar Windows – No. 22 – Queens House, School Street

December 23rd, 2016


The Queens House window photographed on a rather rainy evening.

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