W.I. SPEAKERS 2020

Please find below a list of our speakers for 2020:

28th January: “Plant Names” – Rachel Bracher  //  25th February: “My Time in the Police Force” – Carol Fullerton (retired police officer)  //  24th March: “The Good Loaf” (a Northamptonshire-based artisan bakery and cafe providing employment opportunities for vulnerable women)  //  28th April: “Geology” – Mark Cowley  //  23rd June: “The Boudicca Revolt” – Juris Trede  //  28th July: “Weedon Barracks” – Christopher Salaman  //  22nd September: “Bee Originals” – Julie Smith (plus honey and candles to buy!)  //  24th November: “Life in a Submarine” – Tony Randall

Meetings take place at 7.30pm in the village hall, and non-WI members are welcome to attend up to three meetings per year. We charge an entrance of fee of £4.00, which includes tea/coffee and cake. Bookings can be made now or nearer the time (but please book at least a week ahead for any meeting) – contact our Secretary, Penny Eves, at PennyEves@aol.com or telephone 01327-361656.

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BYFIELD MEDICAL CENTRE NEEDS YOU

Please come along to Daventry District Council Planning Committee Meeting to show your support for the planning application for a new Medical Centre and 78 houses.  The meeting is at 6:15 pm on Wednesday 15th January 2020, at

Daventry District Council

Council Chambers, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP

The meeting is held in Public which means you can attend but are not permitted to speak, however a show of support in numbers may be vital.

Printed and Published by the Byfield Patient Participation Group, representing the following villages:

Byfield, Woodford, West Farndon, Eydon, Moreton Pinkney, Canons Ashby, Culworth, Sulgrave, Lower Thorpe Mandeville, Thorpe Mandeville, Chacombe, Wardington, Edgecote, Chipping Warden, Appletree, Aston Le Walls, Lower Boddington, Upper Boddington, Wormleighton, Priors Hardwick, Priors Marston, Hellidon, Upper Catesby, Staverton, Charwelton, Napton, Upper Shuckburgh, Badby, Fawsley, Newnham, Little Everdon, Preston Capes, Adstone, Farthingstone.

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GARDEN FESTIVAL – Sunday, 7th July 2019

The Preston Capes Garden Festival takes place on Sunday from 2.00 to 5.00pm – come and have a look “beyond the garden gate” at seven Preston Capes gardens in our lovely Northamptonshire village. The gardens vary in size and style, with several having wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

Entry is £4.00 for all the gardens (children free). Ample off-road parking (entrance at the top of the High Street) and toilets at the village hall. Free garden guide (including map) and “quiz” maps for children.

There will also be a licensed bar (for garden ticket holders only) and afternoon teas at the village hall, plus cake and plant stalls, archaeological display, tombola, demonstration of willow-weaving and crafts for sale.

In aid of the Preston Capes village hall refurbishment fund. 

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Preston Capes Bake Off

The 2019 Great Preston Capes Bake Off was won by Lorraine Bannister.

In 2nd and 3rd places were Richard Hale and David Wilkinson.

A big thank you to all the contestants this year and we look forward to more exciting entries in the 2020 competition.

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