"Clanfield What for Aug Sept 2011"
What? Copy date for the Issue Number 168 October issue: August & September 2011 Thursday 22nd September 2011 email: firstname.lastname@example.org The WHAT? can also be viewed on-line at www.clanfield.org. Our Village Shop Some of you may already know that Janet Dry is looking to retire in about eighteen months time. After over 25 years working seven days a week in the shop she deserves a well earned retirement, and who would deny her that! As a village we have two options; we can let the shop close and join all those other villages who have lost their heart and soul; or we can grab the opportunity and create a Community Shop, for the village, run by the village and for the benefit of the village. To do this involves commitment. We need people to run such a venture. I am sure the village has talents we can tap into. We need volunteers to man the shop, people who are good at accountancy, business planning, controlling and buying stock, logistics, man management etc. We will also need money to start up the shop by donation or fund raising. The choice is yours! Enclosed with this issue of The What is a short questionnaire to gauge the feeling of the village. We want to find out if you want a village community shop, if you are prepared to help run it, and if you are prepared to use it. Please return the questionnaire to the village shop by the 31st August 2011. We would like to set up a steering committee to see if this project is feasible If you would like to help please contact: John Greatrex 810609 Peter Farley 810604 1 Clanfield Midsummer Festival 2011 Summer Exhibition The Third Summer Exhibition of Clanfield Artists was a great success. All those who took part enjoyed showing their work to the village. The comments we received during the exhibition were all very good, both the variety and quality of work on show was excellent. People were amazed at the talent in the village. We had 167 visitors over the four days, which was up on last year despite a slow start on the first Saturday. The Primary School enjoyed visiting the show on the middle Thursday. We sold more pictures and cards this year, which with the donations meant we raised nearly £200 for village projects. Lots of people voted for their favourite work of art and now the votes have been counted (261 in total), the results were as follows:- For the Adult prize, Caroline Crisp with her photo ‘Spaniel in the Snow’. For the Children’s prize Holly Medic with her picture of a pirate. Well done to both of them. The Big Pirate Draw was great fun and we had lots of lovely pictures drawn on the spot and put on display. If any children would like their pictures back they can be collected from Brookside Cottage. Peter Farley 2 Scarecrows Thank you to all those that took part in the Scarecrow Festival on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July. The winners are:- Joint 1st Archibald the Lepidopterist Joint 1st Royal Wedding Tribute 3rd Lady Gardener The first place winners received a gift voucher. Village Quiz Thank you also to those that took part in the Village Quiz. The winner of the quiz is: Sue Richardson – Mill Lane Well done to Sue, who has received a gift voucher. The answers can be seen on Page 4 ADVANCE WARNING 1ST CLANFIELD PUMPKIN SHOW To be held at the Carter Institute Saturday 29th October, 4.00 – 6.00pm. The following competitions will be held: - Carved Pumpkins (various age groups) Largest Pumpkin by Circumference Children’s Halloween Fancy Dress Adults’ Halloween Fancy Dress, Janet Hickman will holding pumpkin carving classes for both children and adults, the week prior to the pumpkin show. Details of these will be published in the October WHAT? Donations of pumpkins, squashes and round courgettes will be gratefully received. For further information or to make donations of pumpkins please contact Melanie Andrews on 810114. 3 Village Quiz 2011 - Answers Part 1 – Name that House! 1 Which 3 houses on the Bottom Green have a syrup, a muffin and Maple, Blueberry & a cordial named after them? Elderberry 2 A ‘poultry’ house in Pound Lane? Turkey House 3 If Holly Tree House is on the Main Road and Holly Bush Cottage Pound Lane is in Mill Lane, where is Ivy Cottage? 4 At which house would you look for gold? Prospect House 5 A new insect has arrived! Where does it reside? Bumblebee Cottage 6 There is a lucky house on the Bottom Green. What is it called? Clover Leigh 7 Name 3 houses that are named after places a metal worker would Farriers Forge, Forge work. House, Forge Cottage, Foundry House. 8 Does Elizabeth (Liz) live here? Hurley House 9 There are 2 houses named ‘The Granary’ in Clanfield. Which Main Street and Black roads are they on? Bourton Road Part 2 – Village Knowledge 11 Who and when donated the bench on the Bottom Green? Clanfield Produce Show – 1991 12 How many Royal Mail post boxes are there in the village? Three 13 What colour is Clanfield Football Club’s ‘King’? Green 14 Which is older? Laburnum Cottage or Coronation Cottages? Laburnum Cottage 15 How many playground signs are there in Mill Lane? Two 16 How many publicly displayed clocks are there in the village? Two 17 How many ‘No Parking’ signs are there in Pound Lane? Six 18 What year was the Radcot Road Stand built? 1967 19 Who is in the Bus Shelter? Sir Winston Churchill 20 How many lights are there leading the way up to The Lords front Seven door? Part 3 – The Decider! 21 If a man cycled around the village twice and a woman walked 5.4 miles around some of the village to gather information for this quiz, how many miles, to the nearest 0.1 mile did they travel? 4 Clanfield WI It wasn’t the time to be a vegetarian when members had the opportunity to taste up to ten different varieties of tasty sausages, including the prize-winner breakfast sausage containing black pudding, salt and onions, all made in Patrick Strainge butcher’s shop in Bampton. Everyone played guess the flavour – anything from venison, to chilli, and sage & onion. Patrick gave an insight into how he became a butcher and how his shops have developed over the years. Most of the meat sold is reared locally including on his family’s farms. He gave statistics about the number of animals sold weekly, with pigs being used the most, for pork meat, sausages, hams and bacon. Clanfield WI provided the refreshments for the Cowbridge Male Voice Choir prior to their concert on Saturday 9 July. Quite an achievement to feed 50 hungry Welshmen! Our member Kari Beardsell had another beautiful garden that she designed for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show which was featured on the television programme about the Show. Several members (and thousands of other people) had the chance to visit it. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 9th August at 7.30 pm. This will be a wine tasting evening given by Waitrose. Visitors are welcome but they had better leave their cars at home! Details about Clanfield WI from Heather Clark – 01367 810655 or www.clanfieldwi.co.uk. Liz Stevens LINDSEY ALLAN Quality Cordon Bleu Cuisine I provide a flexible service tailored to meet all your requirements, from the simple supper party to the more formal dinner. My other services include – Business Lunches Cocktail parties Weddings CLOVERLEIGH, 4 THE GREEN, CLANFIELD, BAMPTON, OXFORDSHIRE, OX18 2SR Telephone 01367 810340 mobile 07799 777107 5 Speeding in Clanfield Members of the parish may be aware that your Council has determined that speeding on the Bampton Road, both into and out of the village, is a matter of priority. Data clearly shows that this is an increasing problem with more cars speeding out of the village than into it; and with the increasing volume of traffic, the problem is getting worse. A meeting was held a month or so ago with representatives from Thames Valley Police (TVP) Traffic Division, Oxfordshire County Council, your local TVP and members of the Parish Council to discuss what might be done against a background of little or no money available to do it. A number of options were discussed: Vehicle parking in the road by householders – certainly two in the Bampton Road have volunteered to do this but reluctance on the part of others is well understood. It has been found, though, this can be the most effective way of slowing traffic. Back the present 30mph warning signs at the entry to the village with the fluorescent yellow backing as has been done for Bampton. 3-2-100 metre warning signs of a speed limited area placed beyond the village entry point: yet more roadside furniture and may be of limited effect. Rumble bars, real or simulated; if real, then there may be an unacceptable noise penalty particularly with large farm machinery or HGVs passing over them. Chicane as per Bampton; these are expensive and must be illuminated. This would probably require works to provide the electricity for the illumination and there may well be some parishioners who feel that the lack of light pollution in the village is something to be valued. 30mph repeater signs after the initial one at the village entry: these are essential if TVP deploys a radar speed check and, on catching a speeding motorist, prosecutes the same to a successful conviction. TVP has checked Clanfield for compliance with the regulations and, informally, has advised that this is lacking. A report is awaited. A vehicle activated sign (VAS) as on the Faringdon side of the village. This is also expensive – even more so if solar or wind power is used to generate the necessary electricity to drive it*. Community Speed Watch (CSW) – complete with the necessary kit and TVP cooperation, this detects and records offenders against the DNV database. A persistent offender, one with three recorded incidents of speeding and not just in Clanfield, will become of interest to TVP. It does require three committed and trained volunteers to operate it. Once the PC has received the TVP report on compliance, we will press OCC for action where it has responsibility and look to an affordable plan to tackle the problem. Chris Scotcher, Parish Councillor for Traffic and Floods 6 Speeding in Clanfield - footnote Just by way of a footnote: PC Richard Barnes’ article in the last edition of the WHAT? was very apposite. I was returning to the village in a friend’s car from the Faringdon direction. We had passed the VAS advising 30mph (and we were compliant!) when we were overtaken by a small red car which shortly afterwards turned into High House Close. If the driver was local, this rather illustrated the point of Richard’s article: how can we expect others to respect our safety in the village if we don’t comply ourselves? CHRIS DUXBURY DOMESTIC SERVICES APPLIANCE REPAIRS & SERVICE A PHONE CALL AWAY ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING WORKS FOR LOCAL CLIENTS CLANFIELD 01367 810512 MOBILE 07711 427497 QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN WITH 25 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING A Christmas Shopping evening will be held at the Carter Institute on Thursday 24th November from 6.00pm – 9.00pm. There will be a wide range of craft stalls selling a selection of unique gifts for Christmas. The Pottery Place from Witney will be bringing their mobile studio to the hall for people to have a go at Decopatch and painting pottery. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available during the evening to help you get into the Christmas spirit! If you would like to have a craft stall on the evening, please contact Melanie Andrews 01367 810114. Further information will be in the October WHAT? 7 Big Butterfly Count 16th – 31st July It may be too late to take part by the time you read this but you can still go to www.bigbutterflycount.org and find out all about this nationwide survey. Hopefully it will happen again next year. I mentioned to Brian Wallis that I had carried out the 15 minute survey up the gated road. He told me that someone had contacted him recently to tell him that a rare butterfly had been sited north of the village. I tracked it down on the butterfly conservation site. It turns out to be the Barberry Carpet moth. According to the website ‘This medium-sized moth gets both its scientific and English name from its association with Barberry, a plant that was persecuted in the past. The forewings are greyish and brown with two black lines on the basal half and dark edged tooth-like markings towards the wing tip. This species has been recorded over southern England and as far north as Yorkshire. It is now believed to be limited to a few small sites, mainly in Wiltshire, with colonies also in Gloucestershire, Dorset and introduced colonies elsewhere. A colony has also recently been discovered in Oxfordshire.’ Barberry is the wild berberis which is a common hedgerow plant in this area. It has yellow flowers and can be very fragrant. I certainly saw several pale moths very similar but lighter in appearance and I recorded them as common carpet moths but I recorded the fact that I was unsure. Perhaps I unwittingly saw some but I shall keep a watchful eye out for them in future. Caroline Crisp 8 St. Stephen’s Church, Clanfield When did you last go to Harvest Festival church—your wedding? Your child’s baptism? A funeral? Why not join in the national event of ‘Back to Church Sunday’. Come and celebrate Harvest Festival with us as the Reverend Roger Humphries leads the village in a service of thankfulness. THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION OF NON- PERISHABLE FOOD TO BE DONATED TO BESOM PROJECT, WITNEY. DATE: SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER TIME: 10.30AM 9 St Stephen’s Church The Clanfield Midsummer Celebrations have been very enjoyable these past few weeks, if slightly marred by the low numbers of people getting involved. Hopefully this will improve next time. However, the church was packed out for the Cowbridge choir concert and the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves – thank you, committee, for bringing the choir back. The service at Clanfield School was also enjoyable and interesting: the children had chosen the theme of “It’s our planet!”. The songs, prayers and talk all centred around this topic and the children did a splendid quiz, the message of which is summarised in the following prayer: Show us how to do things well today, so that others may not suffer, Here or there, now or in the future. Show us how to make our contribution as we change the way we live, Travel, make and consume, pack and unpack, Use, misuse and re-use energy, heating and lighting. Show us how to do simple things well in our home, Places of work and lifestyle choices. Show us how to protect the world you made, in all its diversity and goodness, From our carbon emissions, global warming and climate change, Rising temperatures and sea levels, the displacement of peoples, environmental poverty, Harm and destruction. Show us how and show us why, so that alone and with others, Our contribution will make a difference. Amen. We are now looking forward to two big events in September. Firstly, the Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride and Stride is on 10th September, where many people, across the county and beyond, get on their bikes or get out their walking boots to raise money to repair and maintain our churches. Many churches, like our own, are medieval buildings, and it is important, not only to look after our cultural heritage, but also to keep our churches at the heart of our communities, meeting peoples’ spiritual and emotional needs, at birth, marriage, death, Christmas, Easter and every Sunday in between. If you would like to take part in the Ride and Stride, or would like to sit in the church that day to welcome visiting riders and striders, please contact Liz Stevens on 01367 810255. Secondly, Harvest Festival is being held on 25th September at 10.30am and this will, as in recent years, coincide with ‘Back to Church Sunday’, a national event encouraging people who haven’t been to church for a while to give it another go. We at St. Stephen’s would be delighted to welcome one and all. As it is Harvest Festival, there will be a collection of non-perishable food items which will be donated to Besom Project, Witney. This is a local charity which collects furniture, food and other items to give to local people who are in need. Please give generously to this worthwhile cause. 10 Services in August and September Sunday 7th August: 10.30am Family Service led by Judith Hillier. Sunday 14th August: 9.15am Holy Communion led by Rev. David Battersby. Sunday 21st August: 10.30am Family Service led by Rev. Ian Duffy. Sunday 28th August: 10.30am Family Service led by Dennis Piper. Sunday 4th September: 10.30am Family Service led by Judith Hillier. Sunday 11th September: 9.15am Holy Communion led by Rev. David Lloyd. Sunday 18th September: 10.30am Holy Communion led by Rev. David Lloyd. Sunday 25th September: 10.30am Harvest Festival (Family Service) led by Rev. Canon Roger Humphries. Sunday 2nd October: 10.30am Family Service led by Judith Hillier. Dates for your diary Mondays: The soup makers, the servers and ‘washing-up-ers’ are taking their well- earned summer break. Don’t forget to come back once they return in early September to enjoy the delicious home-made soup and the friendly chit-chat. Saturday 10th September: Sponsored Ride and Stride for Historic Churches Trust. See Liz Stevens for more details (01367 810255). Sunday 25th September: Harvest Festival and Back to Church Sunday, 10.30am, St. Stephen’s. Judith Hillier FREE ESTIMATES GUTTER REPAIRS ANYWHERE NO OBLIGATION ALUMINIUM SEAMLESS GUTTERING LEAD/ASBESTOS/CAST IRON GUTTERING CLANFIELD (01367) 810380 & DOWN PIPES FOR HOUSES/FACTORIES. SWINDON (01793) 527171 DUTCH BARNS/BARNS & FARM BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE OR CHELTENHAM (01242) 26151 REPLACEMENT OF WITNEY (01993) 841193 ROTTING FASCIAS, BARGE BOARDS OR SOFFITS OXFORD (01865) 724127 MAINTENANCE FREE UPVC HEAD OFFICE: CLANFIELD MILL, CLANFIELD, OXON. 11 Clanfield Produce & Craft Show A schedule of all the classes and information about the Produce Show will accompany this August edition of the Clanfield WHAT? As always we have tried to make some changes and keep the event as fresh as the produce which will be on display. There is a new cup being presented this year in memory of Tom Horne which has been kindly donated by his family. It will be awarded for the best 7 runner beans. I expect that you veg growers will have noticed how relatively easy it is to find 6 good beans – it’s always the seventh that sorts the ‘men from the boys’. You will also be impressed by the bright and fresh venue provided by Oxford German Car Specialists. Shaun and his team have transformed the old Tincknell’s workshop. Come and see for yourself. There is a new class in the Floral Art section for those aged 16 and under which we hope will satisfy the younger flower arranger. If anyone fancies some carrying of tables and chairs or something less strenuous we always need help so please do not hesitate to offer. It’s all in a good cause – Macmillan Cancer Support. Call any of us:- ALISON BARRETT Manor Farm, Little Clanfield (810543) MARY BUCKINGHAM 71 Mill Lane, Clanfield (810419) CAROLINE CRISP The Grange, Bourton Rd (810452) LIZ GAERTNER 8 High House Close (810465) SUE HORGAN 4 High House Close (810184) JANE MACPHERSON Culfre, Bampton Road (810125) JUDY SCOTCHER Chestnut Grove, Bampton Road (810455) WEST OXON CATS PROTECTION West Oxfordshire Cats Protection have a number of cats & kittens looking for new families. Can you help? If you are able to offer them a home or if you can foster a cat of kitten in your own home while they are waiting for new families to adopt them, we would like to hear from you. We also need volunteers to help out at our many fund-raising events which can be fun and rewarding. For information visit www.westoxfordshire.cats.org.uk or please contact the Branch on 01993 831350 or email email@example.com 12 Playing Field Update The playing field sign in Mill Lane has been moved further up Mill Lane by the last bungalow toward The Mill at Little Clanfield. Quite a crowd turned out to see why the air ambulance landed in the playing field. Also two fire engines arrived after someone doing wheelies on a bicycle fell off and the handle bars went into his leg. He was later air-lifted to hospital A dustbin from Grafton was found burned out having been filled with wood and coal in the spinney. Someone dumped the contents of their fridge/freezer in the large bin in the playing field including sealed plastic containers of minced beef, also green beans plus a bagful of other items. Don’ t the people that do this kind of thing know about the food recycling bin that is picked up from your house? This also applies to the person who put barrows full of green waste in amongst the trees to hide it. Put it in your own bin next time! Tony Harrison HOOPERS HOME & GARDEN MAINTENANCE SERVICES 20 years experience Garden services provided Property Services Grass Cutting Plumbing Clearance Electrical Hedge Trimming Tiling, Decorating Leaf Clearing House clearing Fencing Kitchen & Bathroom Installation Guttering, Odd jobs We provide a friendly & professional service for Private and Commercial properties. We use qualified tradesmen for Gas & Electrical work and certificates are issued where appropriate. Call Stuart or Karina on 01367 810397 or 07823 337029 13 Clanfield Football Club I believe that details of our F A Cup and F A Vase opponents will be explained elsewhere in Clanfield WHAT?, but I thought I would provide an article explaining how past Clanfield managers Pat Quartermain and John Shuker, both former Oxford United players have featured in one of the greatest F A Cup shocks in football history. Pat was an outstanding Clanfield manager, and managed the Clanfield team in 1973/74, when they won the Hellenic League cup, and were only one point away from winning the Premier Division (Hellenic League). In 1964 Oxford United beat Blackburn to became the first Division 4 (now called League 2) to reach the quarter finals of the F A Cup. It should be mentioned that Blackburn were at that stage second in the top flight, and had England internationals in the shape of Ron Clayton, Bryan Douglas and Fred Pickering, plus Welsh international Mike England. Blackburn also had Eire international Andy McEvoy who was the leading scorer in football's top flight that season, and another player who went on to play for England in Keith Newton was on the club's books at the time, although he did not play in that particular match. The Oxford v Blackburn match of 1964 vintage, in which Ron Atkinson was the Oxford captain can be seen on youtube. It should also be mentioned that during his time at Clanfield, Pat Quartermain was well liked by the players, while John Shuker holds the record for the most number of league appearances for Oxford United. I hope that with the season likely to be starting by the time you read this article, that as many people as possible from the village will be following the fortunes of the football club, as they attempt to build on what they achieved last season. Malcolm Clarke 14 Back row (left to right): Rev Goodacre; H Clark (secretary); P Bowl; W Barnett; F Goodway (capt); W Yeatman; R Jordan; W Hatton; W Farmer (trainer); J Pudwell. Front row (left to right): P Goddard; G Farmer; H Bowl; B Bowl; H Cross Clanfield Clean-up – 18th June 2011 Twenty four volunteers responded to Alan Crisp’s call for for clean-up duty at 9am on 18 June. They were quickly divided up into teams to clean up parts of the brook overgrown with weed, pick up litter and otherwise generally spruce up the village. Halfway through the morning – and this looks as though it may well become a “tradition”, bacon butties, coffee and tea were supplied by Glan and Bron, the new license holders at the Clanfield Tavern. By the end of the morning, a sizeable pile of rubbish had been deposited by the bin on the green and such water as there was in the brook was flowing just that little bit more freely. Thanks must go to Alan for organising us, to all who gave up their Saturday morning to help and the Tavern for the second breakfast. Chris Scotcher, Parish Councillor for Traffic and Floods 15 Clanfield (April 1985) Football Club The official start of the Uhlsport Hellenic Football League Season is on August 13th 2011 and the release of the fixtures is imminent. However our Season has been somewhat rocked by the news of the resignation of one of our Joint Managers Jason Court. Jason and his family and indeed his Partner Jenny’s family have served the Club for many years. Jason joined the Club as a player at the age of 14 and has been involved on the playing or managerial (apart from a short period when he played elsewhere) ever since. Jason and Jenny have a young family and they are growing up to emulate Jason’s sporting achievements and Jason has found it increasingly difficult to juggle his personal and work commitments with football commitments and thought it would be better to stand down before the start of the Season. The Club would like to thank Jason for his sterling service to the Club over many years and to wish him and his family everything that they would wish themselves for the future. We hope that we will see them at our Home Fixtures throughout the Season. The Constitution of the Uhlsport Hellenic League has now been finalised and we will again be playing in Division 1 West. We will have to play a total of 32 League Matches. The Constitution would appear to be stronger than it was last Season and we will be hard pressed to repeat our fourth place finish. Our entry into the Football Association Challenge Cup has been accepted. The draw has not been kind to us. We have been drawn in the Extra Preliminary Round which will take place on August 20th 2011 (kick-off 3 p.m.) and we have been drawn away to Staines Lammas who are of equivalent status to Clanfield 85 FC and play in the Combined Counties League which is based in the Middlesex area. We understand that their home games are played under a ground share agreement with Ashford Town (Middlesex). The next two Rounds of the Competition have been drawn but we will be looking no further than Staines Lammas on August 20th. Our entry into the Football Association Carlsberg Vase has also been accepted. We will not be taking part in the First Round Qualifying but in the Second Round Qualifying the draw has not been kind to us in that we have been drawn away against the winners of Holmer Green or Newbury. Holmer Green play in the Spartan South Midland League whilst Newbury play in the Uhlsport Hellenic Football League Division 1 East. Again the next round has been drawn but we will be looking no further than the match against Holmer Green or Newbury. The first pre-Season Friendly took place on Saturday, July 16th 2011 when we travelled to Shrivenham Town. After an erratic first 15 mins we began to play well and eventually ran out comfortable 3 - 0 winners. At the time of going to press the Club’s Annual Jim Newman Memorial Trophy is about to commence. Following publication date the next games will be the first Semi- Final on August 2nd (kick-off 7.30 p.m.) and the second Semi-Final on August 3rd (kick- off 7.30 p.m.) with the Final on Saturday, August 6th (kick-off 5 p.m.). All of the games will be played at Radcot Road and this is usually a feast of football in a fine 16 competitive pre-Season Competition. Most of the pre-Season Friendlies will be played away from Radcot Road to enable the pitch to be in pristine condition for the Jim Newman Memorial Trophy Competition but we do have an attractive looking pre-Season Friendly on Thursday, August 4th (kick-off 7.30 p.m.) when our visitors will be last Seasons Oxfordshire Senior Cup Runners-Up Kidlington. All spectators will be very welcome at any home game and in the Clubhouse afterwards. Although there was a blip in the continuity of Clanfield Football Club and in consequence we were reformed in April 1985 as Clanfield (April 1985) Football Club, there is a rich tapestry of history surrounding the Club and this was emphasised recently when Tony Harrison, who lives in the village, got in touch with our Chairman/ Secretary John Osborne to enquire whether the Club would be interested in some archive material relating to the late Harry Bowl. Would we be interested? We certainly would. We have looked through the material that Tony has kindly made available to us. Henry Thomas (known as Harry) Bowl was born on April 16th 1914 and lived in Radcot. He began his football career at Clanfield. The newspapers reports suggest that he was a loyal and faithful player to the Club declining overtures to join others to play for the village team. Eventually however Harry joined Stanford-in-the-Vale Football Club where almost immediately he was picked up by the Manager of Swindon Town FC and signed firstly Amateur Part-time Professional forms before becoming a Full-time Professional. The newspaper cuttings supplied are extremely interesting. We have been able to ascertain that from 1933 to 1936 Harry Bowl played a total of 50 games for Swindon Town Football Club scoring 11 goals before being transferred to Blackpool where it appears he made two appearances scoring 1 goal and then was transferred to Exeter City where he played between 1937 and 1939 making 79 appearances and scoring 43 goals. There is a suggestion then that Harry Bowl returned to Swindon in 1939/40 where he played 21 games scoring 11 goals. He finished his professional career with Lancaster Town. The archive material also shows that in 1955 (at the age of 41) Harry Bowl applied for and was granted a permit to play as a former professional with permission from the Football Club to play in lower grade football provided that he was not paid. He apparently rejoined Clanfield in 1955 because the permit provides for him to play for Clanfield only. Readers will remember mention of Stan Horne who became a professional footballer with Manchester City. The difference between Harry Bowl and Stan Horne was that as far as we are aware Stan never appeared for Clanfield Football Club whereas Harry Bowl did. We hope to bring you further extracts from the archive material in future issues. The photograph shows the Clanfield Team in Season 1932/33. The trophies they won are the Oxfordshire Junior Shield, the Witney Senior Challenge Cup and the 6 a side Cup. The Clubhouse continues to host the Monday night bingo. On August Bank Holiday Sunday the group Little White Lies will be playing from 8 p.m. Please feel free to join us at matches or at any of the social occasions in the Clubhouse. 17 GROWING OLD---THE BIG ISSUE The Dilnot Proposals As we live longer, many will become frail and in need of help, but this fact is something many of us set aside to think about later, often too late. The current situation is that if your health deteriorates and your need for care is assessed as “substantial” you may be eligible to receive County Council assistance with your care needs. You would then receive what is calculated to be an appropriate amount of help. In other words, if you can no longer cope with basic needs you may get help from the County Council if you qualify under a set of “eligibility criteria”. Nowadays the cost of your needs, including residential care, would be assessed and a sum of money allocated for you to buy the help you need. Sounds good so far but here is the big snag. If you have capital (which includes the value of your house) of more than £23,500, before you get the Council money you will be expected to pay for all the help you need until your money runs out. Care is very expensive and frequently all the assets are spent quite quickly and only then will the Council step in with money. But there is hope. Under the recommendations of the recently published Dilnot Committee Report the capital sum you can hold before you have to pay for your help is raised to £100,000. Furthermore, when you have spent about a third of your assets (up to between £25,000 and £50,000) your care is then provided free of charge and paid for by Central Government. This money could be repaid to the Government after your death. If, for example, you own a house and have other capital assets which are left in your will, the Government could take out the appropriate sum spent on you up to the limit described above, and the rest, is left to whoever you have decided are beneficiaries. In addition to the amount you have to pay for social care if you go into a care home, is your “board and lodging”, and this is assessed as about £7000 to £10000 a year which is roughly equivalent to the State Pension, which you would have spent if you lived at home. Opponents to the Dilnot Report say that;- The cost to Government, assessed as between £1.5 billion and £2billion a year, is more than the country can afford especially during a financial crisis... . The very rich would benefit disproportionately, and those of us who are not rich should accept the present system and be ready to spend whatever assets we have accrued on our care, if that becomes necessary. There is no reason why young people, who are often themselves well off, should benefit from their parent’s legacy. (continued on page 19) 18 Supporters of the Scheme say that:- The removal of worry to people as they approach old age is a significant social step forward which is worth the cost There would be a reduced pressure and cost to the NHS by very old people who are not currently being properly looked after. There would be a significant reduction of pressure and stress on carers, many of whom are approaching old age and frailty themselves. Insurance against the cost of old age would be possible as Insurers would be able to calculate a known financial risk, currently not possible. Councillor Don Seale G . P. J O N E S Clanfield Nick Rowland GENERAL BUILDING & CARPENTRY FENCING CONTRACTOR & Brick & Stonework Pergolas & Decking Extensions Closeboard JOINERY Driveways Stock Fencing Patio & paving Chain Link Kitchens etc Plastering Post & Rail Rendering Panels made to individual Drainage Gates requirements Guttering & Fascia Boat Moorings FREE ESTIMATES Call for a free estimate Tel: 01993 840347 Telephone: 01367 810464 Mobile: 07971 514540 Mobile: 07790 501181 19 About My Aunts About this time of the year, in the 1920's, my Aunts used to go picnicking - my Auntie Nell, Auntie Rose and Auntie Amy, all sisters of my father. Sandwiches were made - cucumber, tomato, ham and chopped hard boiled eggs, and thickly buttered slices of my Auntie Nell's Bara Brith (a Welsh fruit loaf) all packed into baskets. My cousin Willie, Auntie Rose's son, and I would tag along. Willie carrying the kettle! I carried the tea, milk and sugar. The favourite venue was Porth Dafarch, a sandy cove surrounded by open spaces and golden gorse bushes not more than three miles out from Holyhead. A cloth was laid out. Water was supplied from a nearby spring and both Willie and myself had to ferret around for wood to light a fire to boil the kettle. There was usually plenty of driftwood at the high tide line, there are very few trees on the west side of Anglesey. A fire was lit and the kettle of water placed on top and by the time it had boiled the picnic was spread out on the teacloth. Auntie Rose made the tea which was always good if slightly smokey. My aunts never removed their hats. Auntie Rose favoured a hat trimmed with flowers, Auntie Nell a dark velour with the brim pulled down slightly over one eye, "like Lady Astor" she would say - she was an avid reader of The Tatler, a magazine much like the modern "Hello" (she would have loved Prince William and Kate). All wore their skirts pretty much down to their ankles. I paddled and Willie hunted for crabs. I felt unbelievably happy. I remember other picnics but none stay so clearly in my mind as those picnics with my aunts. Dorothy Wise PATRICK STRAINGE QUALITY MEAT FROM OUR FAMILY FARMS National Finalist Sausage Voted Best Sausages in South Of Championships England as seen on National TV Bridge Street, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2HA Tel 01993 850350 20 Letter to the WHAT? I have been reading in the Clanfield What? about Miss Hendrick. In the 1960’s. I remember that she lived in the cottage next to the straw mill at Little Clanfield. She had a black collie dog that used to chase us as we passed by to go to the mill to work. When she finished working for Mr Wallis she came and joined us at the straw mill. We knew her as Irene. I think she enjoyed being with us younger girls, and we one day asked her why she never married and she said ‘To tell the truth I was never asked’. She never owned a clock – she told us she used to tell the time by the trains which then ran though Calcroft Lane. After she left the cottage next to the mill she lived for a while with Frank Winfield until she then got her council bungalow. Anyone who knew her would know what a hard-working and lovely lady she was. Also in Little Clanfield lived Cyril Beesly and his sister Mabel. I used to work with Cyril at Mr Wallis’s farm. When I started there we were sorting potatoes and as I was unsure which potato went where so I used to ask Cyril. I always remember he told me which went where and then added ‘but don’t hold an inquest on them’. One day we were busy working away and the potato sorter moved (it was a large piece of machinery). As I am quite short I always stood on a box and the sorter knocked me clean over. I can remember Cyril looking down and said, ‘Ay up, who’s that rocking the boat?’. Another day he came in and said, ‘Someone stole our washing off the line last night.’ I couldn’t believe it as we were in the grip of winter. Anyway a few weeks ent by and Cyril came in one morning and said, ’You know I said our washing was stolen well it’s back’ When the snow had melted they saw that the line had broken and the washing was on the garden. It had got buried in the snow. Cyril was lovely with a dry wit. I would also like to tell you about my sister Barbara Brogden now Barbara Hawkins who lives in Queens Crescent. For many years she worked for Mr Ernest Pocock. Older residents of Clanfield will remember her as she used to deliver the milk on her bicycle. She had two hooks – one on each handlebar and had two big steel cans which were so heavy even without the milk. They each held 3 gallons. She used to call at the houses and measure the milk out. Some people would leave a milk can, some with nets over and she used to go in and put it in the kitchen. One day she walked in and a man was having a bath in MALC NEWMAN a tin bath so she just walked back out after leaving the milk. She never once fell off FITTER OF BLINDS, CURTAINS POLES, TRACKS ETC the bike. Could you imagine that today? VERTICAL ROLLER AND VENETIAN Health & Safety would soon have that bike BLINDS SUPPLIED ON REQUEST in the bike shed! TEL: 01367 810558 MOB: 07984 602093 I hope you enjoy these stories. E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Haines OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE (ALSO ODD JOBS UNDERTAKEN ) 21 22 A C Smart Tiling JON LODGE & SON Reliable and Professional Service General Builders from 18 years experience. 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LOCAL emergency call out Heating & Plumbing Engineer Central heating installation With over 30 years experience of New bathrooms/showers installing Heating & Plumbing Upgrade heating controls systems, small works and Outdoor taps maintenance, please call Charles for Washing machine installation a professional and reliable service Small works (Clanfield) 01367 810457 or Mobile 07760 170625 23 Carterton, Bampton and Burford The Carterton, Bampton and Burford Neighbourhood includes the surrounding villages and is covered by a team of police officers, police community support officers and a sergeant. A Neighbourhood Action Group, led by local residents with partnership organisations, sits alongside the team and together they tackle the community’s top issues. This year's resident engagement survey is currently being conducted. Have your say on what you would like to see tackled over the next year by filling in the short survey on the website: www.saferwestoxon.co.uk. July Update Youth Provision: Bampton is still running youth services until September. The new build is coming along nicely and the Parish Council recently had their first look inside. There will be several clubs using the site and it’s hoped that youth provision will continue well into the future. Speeding: Several speed checks have been carried out within the area. Our Roads Policing colleagues carried out enforcement on Buckland Road in Bampton which resulted in several tickets being issued for offences ranging from speeding to not wearing seatbelts. The neighbourhood team carried out speed indicator device work in Alvescot and the results showed four vehicles were over the limit, however, numerous vehicles went through the check. The Clanfield to Bampton Road, in both directions, was subject to speed work and the results show that there is a problem. It would be nice if the traffic lights recently used during some works carried out on the road could not have been left behind by accident! Litter/Dog Fouling: Litter continues to be a problem, and as said before, mainly on a Saturday and Sunday morning. There are bins so please use them! Other news: Representatives from the neighbourhood team visited Wootton Bassett for an insight into how the repatriations work and the impact it will have. We are working with RAF Brize Norton with the move of RAF Lyneham personnel to Brize. On Thursday 23 June the team took part in a joint operation to raise awareness of drug usage in licensed premises. Search dogs from RAF Brize Norton were taken into premises while police officers swabbed surfaces for traces of drugs. Contact Your Team The Carterton, Bampton and Burford neighbourhood team can be contacted on: 0845 8 505 505. The police station on Burford Road, Carterton is open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm. 24 Your truly local estate and letting agent The last few months have been tough, trying to find suitable buyers for property. With the Summer holidays upon us this will become even harder. What’s holding back the market is over-expectant vendors believing their property managed to avoid the financial downturn. If you really want to sell and move on you have to be realistic with price and flexible on timescales. For an honest appraisal of your property’s true value, call Abbey Properties. All three offices will market the property for just one fee. 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