Marston Montgomery Village

The Village Community Website

Road Closure

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

End of Summer Ball 2019

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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.

Events Diary

Diary of forthcoming events
Village hall events
Chinese Auction : 19th October
Curry and Quiz : 15th November
Christmas Fayre : 7th December


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No meeting in August
Members are invited to a Morning Visit to Carsington
Water on Friday 10th August for a leisurely walk and
to visit the Shops and Plant Fair with
Lunch in the onsite Mainsail Restaurant
Please contact Tania if you are interested in going and for
further details:
07515832101/01889 590736

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.