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                                            Issue Number 188
       October issue:                                   August & September 2013
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Clanfield Festival Update
Village Beer festival
Although we had quite a few volunteers, and thanks to those who did volunteer, the
committee decided that the event wasn’t viable for various reasons, including
timing , finances and manpower.
Clanfield Produce Show
September 7th. The schedule is already available in a download form from the village
website (at the bottom of the home page) and a hardcopy will
be in each household in early August,. There’s a class to enter for everyone, the
success of this event is up to YOU.
Welsh Choir Concert
A very successful concert was held in St Stephen church with the Cowbridge Male
Voice choir, and the young soloist Sarah Derricks. Thanks must go to all who
helped, including Martin at The Plough who hosted the after-concert party, it raised
over £600 for the village festival fund.
Next Events
Following the decision not to hold the Beer festival, the committee was unanimous in
its discussions about organising a Village Fete next year on a Sat/Sun in June/July
2014, which will incorporate the usual stalls, a dog show, classic cars, all village
organisations and some type of entertainment in the evening.
Next Meeting
This will be held on Monday 5th August @ The Haven, Manor Lane. All are
welcome. If any of the volunteers who made themselves known for the beer festival
would like to come along then telephone 810569 just to let us know you’re coming.
                                                                      Glyn James
                         Clanfield Festival Committee Chairman, Tel 01367 810569
AGGROW - There has been a further delay following the Government Inspector’s
concerns that there were gaps in the OCC plan and that it had not carried out its duty
to cooperate with other counties. It is likely that OCC will withdraw the plan and draw
up a new one. This is a matter of serious concern to AGGROW who remain vigilant
and may need to continue the fight to protect Clanfield.
Development of children’s play area for the under-fives - The small group of
mums who are working with us to improve playground facilities for the under-fives are
making excellent progress. Please support their village consultation by responding to
their questionnaire – we need your views before we can make an application for grant
Preparations for winter - In addition to the supply of salt stored at the Lorry park, we
have ordered two new bins which will be filled with salt for use on the public
highways. One will be located opposite the Tavern and the other on the corner of
Queens Crescent.
Village Notice Boards - We are seeking quotations for new Parish Notice Boards to
replace the old and broken ones in the village. In the meantime, please do not use the
one at the end of Bakery Lane; the frame is broken and has been taped up.
Co-option of a new Parish Councillor - Mr Allan Roberts of Busbys Close will be co
-opted to the Council at its next meeting in September.
War Memorial repairs - We have commissioned repair work to the concrete apron of
the War Memorial which will begin very soon
                                                                        Lynda Scott
                                                                       Parish Clerk
                                     01367 810606 or at

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          Flower Festival 2013
      “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”
Although it was quite windy on the Saturday and showery
on the Sunday, we had a lot of visitors this year. One couple     Kate O’Donnell
from Begbroke, who enjoyed last year’s festival, made a
point of coming back this year and thought it was even better, as did several regular
visitors from the area.
Many thanks to the flower arrangers, Mary Buckingham, Pauline Burbidge, Janet
Hickman, Julie Horne, Sherry Hudson, Carol James, Marilyn Kipps, Fiona Massie,
Kate O’Donnell, Barbara Peacey, Ruby Riches, Liz Stevens, and Elaine Torrington.
Grateful thanks again to Nancie Greatrex for organising the refreshments, to
everyone who made delicious cakes, to those who helped in the kitchen, and to
John Greatrex who spent two days welcoming visitors. Thank you to Julian Stevens
and Adrian Hillier for organising the festival signs.
On Sunday 23rd we held a “Songs of Praise” when several of us chose favourite
hymns and readings. Judith Hillier kindly agreed to lead our service, and as she
always does, made it special and very enjoyable. Thank you Judith.
There was a plant stall this year which was very successful and lots of people had
some bargains. We took £67.00 which will go towards the next flower festival.
If you came to see the flowers or supported us in any way, thank you.
                                                                          Sue Morris

       Singing in the Rain
        Mary Buckingham

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Oxfordshire Woodfuel Programme
The Oxfordshire Woodfuel Programme has launched a
woodfuel standard, OxLogs, which aims to improve woodfuel
quality in Oxfordshire, and counter the uncertainty of what is
meant by 'a load of seasoned wood'. OxLogs suppliers will
specify the volume, moisture content, type of wood (hard or soft)
and length of the wood. When you buy logs, ask for OxLogs!
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If you own a woodland that needs managing, or are interested in working outside in
return for logs, do join the programme's Logs for Labour scheme as either a 'log
offer' or a 'labour offer'.
The woodfuel programme will have a stall at the Elder Stubbs festival on 17 August
and the Wychwood Fair on 1 September. Do come along!
For more information on any of these please see

                    Clanfield Festival Committee

          PRODUCE SHOW
                         Saturday 7th September
                       The Old Tincknells Buildings
                                (Oxford German Cars)
                Class Schedule will be distributed in Early August
                          Entries and set up from 9:30
                              Judging from 11:30
                    Open for public viewing 2:30pm

Clanfield WI (June)
WI members are often fascinated by gardens and it was a delight to be shown
round various National Trust ones through a collection of photographs. These
were taken by Jim Osbourne who has worked for the Trust for a number of years. We learnt
about the decisions that the Trust had to make when they acquired new gardens – to
maintain as they were or change them back to their original design.
Various trips and outings are coming up for members including one to Radcot House
gardens. Forthcoming meetings are: 13 August: Rio – the Good and the Bad by Tim Gerry;
10 September: An Entertaining Comedy by the Standlake Players.
For further details go to the website: or call Raena on 810604. No
cake making required to become a member – don’t be shy, just give us a try!
                                                                                       Liz Stevens

              Annual Clanfield Artists Exhibition 2013
           This year the exhibition will held on the same weekend as our Produce Show
                   Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 11.00am to 5.00pm
                                        at the Carter Institute

                       Handing in of work is Friday 6th September 10.30am
              Entry Forms available from Peter Farley Brookside Cottage Main Street

   The exhibition is a showcase for the talent of Clanfield. The many visitors we had last year
commented on the high quality of work on show. Come along and see the talent that is in our village.

              Contact Peter Farley on 810604 or email

Clanfield W.I. (July)
On Tuesday 11th June we had a fascinating talk by Dr. Gillian White on the
history of the teddy bear which has been around since the early 20th
century. We learnt a great deal about the first teddy bears: who made them, where
and how, and the various trends and fashions in teddy bears in the intervening years,
including their influence on literature. This was followed by a most informative evening
on 9th July where we listened to Jim Osborne talk about the gardens of the National
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13th August at 7.30pm in the Carter Institute,
Clanfield, where we will be hearing about “Rio – the good and the bad” from Tim
Gerry. For more information, contact Raena Farley on 01367 810604 or go to http://
                                                                    Judith Hillier

Letter to the WHAT?
A huge thank you to all the ‘flower ladies’ of St. Stephen’s who worked their magic to
produce a magnificent Flower Display with the theme ‘Let’s Face the Music and
Dance’ I feel sure everyone who visited the Church over the weekend of the Flower
Festival enjoyed the beautiful arrangements and appreciated the efforts of all
concerned. Well Done.
                                                             Yvonne Cox (nee Farmer)

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St. Stephen’s Church
The end of June saw a number of events in our ancient
church: our talented flower arrangers were busy decorating
St. Stephen’s with their ingenious creations ready for our
Feast Weekend – we enjoyed fine weather and lots of
admiring visitors! Thank you to everyone for their beautiful
displays. The previous weekend saw Canon Roger
Humphreys led a most enjoyable Father’s Day service where we thought about our
own fathers and our Heavenly Father. Thank you, Roger, for all the lovely pictures
and hymns! Finally, the church was packed for the now annual Welsh Choir
extravaganza on Saturday 29th June – everyone had a lovely time and we look
forward to welcoming the Cowbridge Choir again soon.
We are now looking forward to the Annual Ride and Stride, a sponsored event which
raises money for local churches and the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust. This
money is invaluable in supporting congregations as they carry out much needed work
on their buildings – our own kitchenette and toilet and bell renovations being typical
examples. If you think you could collect sponsorship for riding your bicycle or walking
between as many churches as possible, then please get in touch with Bryn Torrington.
The date this year is Saturday 14th September.
Finally, we shall be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday 15th September at
10.30am – you are all very welcome to join us in the traditional village event.
Services in August and September
Sunday 4th August:           10.30am Family Service led by Judith Hillier.
Sunday 11th August:          9.15am Holy Communion Service, led by Ron Curtis.
Sunday 18th August:          10.30am Family Service, led by Tim Gerry.
Sunday 25th August:          10.30am Holy Communion Service, led by Ron Curtis.
Sunday 1st September:        10.30am Family Service led by Judith Hillier.
Sunday 8th September:        9.15am Holy Communion Service, led by Rev. David
Sunday 15th September:       10.30am Harvest Festival, led by Rev. David Lloyd.
Sunday 22nd September:       10.30am Holy Communion Service, led by Rev. Roger
Sunday 29th September:       10.30am United Parish Eucharist, led by Rev. David
                                                                             Judith Hillier

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Clanfield Football Club
The constitution of Division 1 West, the league that has now been determined. Yet again the
division shall consist of 16 teams, but with three changes in the line-up from last season.
Leaving the division are Brimscombe and Thrupp and Wootton Bassett who have been
promoted to the Premier Division and Lambourn Sports who have returned to the North
Berkshire League. Taking their places are Easington Sports who return to Division 1 West
from Division 1 East after one season, Tuffley Rovers who return to the league after being
promoted from the Gloucestershire Senior League and Shortwood United Reserves who
won the Western section of the Hellenic Reserve League last year.
Easington Sports are long time adversaries of Clanfield's having played against them in 28
of the last 33 league seasons with our league record being P56 W22 D13 L21 F88 A89.
Clanfield have played Tuffley Rovers four times in league games all of which were played in
the early 1990's with our record being P4 W0 D2 L2 F3 A12. The Shortwood United first
team joined the Hellenic League Premier Division in 1982/83, but were relegated after one
season. They were however promoted back the following season and next season won the
Premier Division title in what was a disastrous season for the Clanfield first team in which
they finished comfortably bottom of the table. We have played the Shortwood United first
team in cup games since then, but in league games our record against them is P4 W2 D0 L2
F8 A8.
Shortwood United first team now play in the Southern League, while their reserves become
the second reserve team in Division 1 West for the coming season.
                                                                           Malcolm Clarke

              Help preserve the history on your doorstep and take part in the

             An annual sponsored cycle or walk round Oxfordshire’s churches.
 All funds raised go to Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust and 50% can be passed on to
                 a church of your choice (St. Stephen’s, Clanfield we hope).
 Enjoy a day out visiting Oxfordshire (and other county’s) churches and raise money at the
                    same time. If you don’t have a bicycle, you can walk.
    Sponsorship forms are available from Liz Stevens – 01367 810255 or at the back of
               St.Stephen’s Church. Further detail:

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  WHEELGATE HOUSE                             I wish to thank the people of Busby’s
 BED AND BREAKFAST                            Close & Pound Lane for their kind
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                                              Carterton called The Homestead.
                                              Thank you very much to you all.
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                        WHAT?’s On in Clanfield
     Clanfield Pre-school                     Tower Captain: Ian Kenworthy 01367
For children in the age range 2-5 years       810577 or Deputy: Catherine Bernard
in the Foundation Building on the school      01367 810587
site. Open every Monday to Friday from             Snooker Club
8.45am – 2.45pm during term-time. Call
                                              7:30pm – 10 pm every Tuesday,
Jane Brown on 01367 810365 for further
                                              Thursday & Friday evening, upstairs in
                                              the Carter Institute. Contact Barrie
     Women’s Institute                        Rawlinson on 01367 810265
Meetings are held every second                Email
Tuesday in the month at 7.30 p.m. in the          Monday Drop-in Lunches
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                                              Drop in at the Carter Institute every
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                                              and a roll, coffee/tea and biscuits.
                                              Contact John Greatrex - 810609
     Mobile Library Service
                                                  Parish Council
The Mobile Library will visit Clanfield       Lynda Scott (Clerk to the Council)
every other Thursdays; by the Church          1 Farmers Court
from 1:00pm to 1:15pm then Queens             Clanfield
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                                              01367 810606 or 07789 653 308
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