Marston Montgomery Village

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Mayfield Music 20th October

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Events Diary

PCC meeting 3rd
Parish Council meeting 9th
End of summer ball 14th
WI meeting 16th
Arts society film 21st
School lunch 25th
Macmillan coffee morning 27th
Concert in the Church 28th
Harvest festival 29th


Harvest supper 4th
Music Quiz at the Crown 7th
Chinese Auction in Village Hall -19th
The Crown Quiz - 21st
Curry and Quiz in Village Hall -15th November
Christmas Fayre in Village Hall - 7th December

Music Quiz at the Crown

(All proceeds to St Giles Church)
To be followed by 'Play your cards right'
Test your music knowledge and memory, of the 60s 70s and 80s decades.
Teams of up to 6, cost £2 per head
The Crown Quiz will be held on Monday 21st October at
7.00pm, Price will be £2.50 per player with maximum of 6 per
Team, The monies will go towards food during break and a
cash prize for the winner. We are also having a game of play
your cards right.
The Crown Inn Team Tel: 01889 591430



John Barker is one of the UK’s finest trumpeters having played professionally for
the last 34 years. John has performed with many brass bands, pop bands, big
bands and orchestras but his passion is his solo work. He has played in venues
such as the Royal Albert Hall, ICC Birmingham, Kensington Palace and many
Warner Hotels. He has recorded 11 solo cds and his recordings are often
featured on Radio 2. John also actively promotes fundraising and all of the
proceeds from the concert in Marston will go towards the village church.
The Concert in Marston will commence at 7pm and will include many musical
genres including easy listening, jazz and classical interspersed with a few
anecdotes of John career and life.
Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Buckley Family. (John is
Helen’s brother in law).
Tickets are priced at £7.50 with all proceeds going to the Church. They are
available from Mark Foley -
On behalf of St Giles our Sincere Thanks go to the Buckley Family for arranging
this unique concert.

Road Closure

The junction of Cubley Road and Thurvaston Road will be shut for tree trimming on the 27th of September.

End of Summer Ball 2019

You should have paid for your Tickets by Now - If you haven't
then please do so as soon as possible please.
Remember that we CANNOT take payment on the evening so
please make sure you have purchased your tickets beforehand.
Thank you & See you on the 14th September!

Litter Dumping

Mr John Woodhouse has asked if the person who dumped cardboard
packaging behind Cliffe House, on the grass path leading to the church,
would please refrain from doing so in future.
Fly tipping is a major problem in the countryside. It is not to be
encouraged in our village.


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The Life of a Country Village

"Marston Montgomery - The Life of a Country Village"
In 2013, the Arts Society staged a very successful exhibition in the
church (the hall was closed for repairs) of memorabilia from village
members on life in Marston. To accompany this, a book written by
Michael Woodhead, Steve Chatfield and Graham Dean on the history of
Marston was published and it completely sold out.right away. Michael
did print further copies twice but we have decided to have the book
reprinted as there have been many changes in the village, with more to
come. The cost will be £12.50 and orders are now being taken. Please
contact Ann Murray on 591181 for further details."

Arts Society Exhibitions

At the AGM of the Arts Society on June 29th, the existing
committee was returned en bloc with Joye Woodhead
remaining as Chairman, Richard Collett as Treasurer and
Ann Murray as Secretary.
Subscriptions, which are now due, remain at £12.50 per annum.
Several events such as an Antiques evening and a Wine Tasting
evening are already being planned. Details will follow nearer each

Harry's Wood

Harry's Wood
Harry's wood is a small wooded area on the left as you drive down Waldley Lane,
which was planted in memory of the grandson of villager Angela Hughes. All
villagers are welcome to visit and enjoy the wood. As it is maturing Angela would
very much appreciate some support in maintaining it, this is her message:-

Just to say a very big thank you to those of you who are willing to be Friends of Harry’s
Wood. The removal of the tree guards is not so far off completion and the trees really
have appreciated it. Some are now over 15ft in height, not bad as they were only whips
when set in 2014! The Wood was so fortunate to have had rain in its first year thus
helping in its establishment.

A very big thank you to Gordon Skipper for the hours and hours he
has devoted to bringing back the possibility of enjoying Harry’s Wood,
where the undergrowth had all grown above waist height and for his
renovation of the bench, now as new, which had suffered so badly
from Nature’s extremes. He has also made way, by working through
the jungle for anyone to enjoy the wildlife, whist sitting or to take a
walk up the middle or even around the whole field.
It appears to have been a year of growth as never before seen by
Harry’s Wood! So do please enjoy.

Fitness Class

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Class held every Thursday at 2pm in The Coronation Hall.
New members always welcome
Contact: Tania Sketchley 07515832101/01889 590736

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Marston Montgomery Educational Trust

Any young person having to buy books, or incurring other educational expenses, can apply to the above fund for financial assistance.  For further details please contact Hope Oakes on 01889 590547.