Village News Article – June 2015

Plans are well under way for this year’s Annual Long Marston Village Show.  With the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo this year, we are hoping that Napoleon may make an appearance and the return of wellie-wanging! With all the usual stalls and a possible new event in the arena, things look set for a great day on 1st August.  Keep the date in your diary!

Firstly, however, is our annual community day and rounders competition on the 14th June on the recreation ground behind the Victory Hall.  All you have to do is bring your own picnic after 1pm and join in the fun.  The following week is the Marsworth Steam Rally, where the Horti will be running the burger stall next to the beer tent, so we’ll see you there!

Article by Toby Davidson.

Village News Article – May 2015

Spring is in the air approaching and, following our village pantomime in February, the Long Marston & Puttenham Horticultural Society are busy planning our summer schedule.  We start with supporting the Annual Charity Football Match between the ‘School’ side of the village and the ‘Pub’ side.  Plans are coming along nicely thanks to sponsors Fullers Brewery and locals all pulling together to make the night a success.  We hope to get a large turnout and raise a lot of money & every penny goes back into the local community.

The Midsummer Picnic / Rounders Day and the Marsworth Steam Rally (see adverts) take place in June, followed by the annual Village Show on 1st August. More details on these events to follow next month.

Article by Toby Davidson.

Jack & the Beanstalk

Once again, its time for the local population to join in the fun at this years Long Marston village Pantomime! Great fun for all the family, this year we have a floral theme with vegetables flying all over the stage. With 2 heartless baddies controlled by a fearful giant, will Jack and his friends be able to rescue the princess and save the day? Being staged during the half term holiday (19th-21st February), a fun night out for all the family is promised. Tickets priced at £7 (adult) £5 (OAP) & £3 (Child) can be bought from the Queens Head in Long Marston, Meads Farm Shop and the community shop in Wilstone. We will also be selling them every Sunday from Long Marston Victory Hall.

Article by Toby Davidson.