As part of the national commemoration of the end of First World War, a commemoration event will be held outside Helmdon church tomorrow night (Sunday 11th November 2018). The event will commence at 6:40 pm with a reading of the names of local people who gave their lives during the conflict, followed by a reading of Tribute to the Millions, a specially written commemoration poem. The Last Post will... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:18 by Helen du Bois
Children of Helmdon Primary School and Helmdon Acorns have been preparing for tomorrow's bonfire night and learning about how the 5th of November all started.
Pupils of Helmdon school were then set the task of building their very own Guy Fawkes which will appear on the bonfire tomorrow evening. Paul and Robert Duncombe from Helmdon Parish Council were asked to judge the guys for a winner. It was a tough... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:44 by Robert Duncombe
For some years now, in addition to remembering the men of Helmdon that died during the two World Wars, Helmdon has also remembered the US Army Air Corps men that died when their B-17 bomber, the "Sharon Belle", crashed with the loss of all ten crew near Astwell Castle Farm on 30th November 1943; the pilot of that fated aircraft was Capt. Richard W Pugh.
In 2009, after several years of investigation... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:00 by Helma
Sat. 10th Nov. 2018, 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Brackley Wind Ensemble and Music Makers of Milton Keynes present The Armistice Service at St James Church, Syresham. Poetry and poppy drop.
Tickets £10, to include first glass of wine, from 01280 850210 or on the door
Sat. 10th Nov. 2018 7:30pm
Brackley Jubilee Choir and the Cherwell Orchestra present Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms & Karl Jenkins'... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 21:00 by Richard
Haven't been to a firework display yet? Or just love fireworks so much you want to go again! Helmdon Acorns firework display is an event not to miss, a spectacular event, great food and drink and a fabulous fundraising evening! With tickets selling fast and less than 50 left, get yours quick to avoid disappointment! Tickets available from Helmdon Acorns.
The event takes place this Saturday (10th November)... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:30 by Robert Duncombe
We want Helmdon to be a good place to live and a supportive community. Community facilities which cater for all ages and a wide variety of interests are part of what is needed to make that happen. In order to understand what people think about our existing facilities and the possibility of developing new ones, a Parish Information Day was held in the Reading Room on Saturday. More than 90 residents... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:07 by Helen du Bois
On the 11th November, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches, cathedrals, in villages, towns and cities across the country.
To mark the centenary of the first world war, a campaign called "Ringing Remembers" was initiated to recruit 1400 new bell ringers across the UK in honour of the 1400 bell ringers who lost their lives during WW1.
Amazingly over 2000 new bell ringers... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:43 by Helma
Are you a fan of jigsaws?
Did you know that you can borrow a jigsaw from a selection now housed in Helmdon church?
The church is open every day and all Helmdon residents, their family and friends are welcome to borrow any of a wide range of styles and sizes available.
Choose a jigsaw, record your loan, donate £1 for church funds and you're ready to fill in the long winter evenings. Try it!
Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 22:12 by Helma
To say there is a lot going on for us at South Northants Council would be an understatement. There are the proposals to create a new unitary council for West Northants (and with it abolish South Northants, Daventry, Northampton and Northamptonshire County Councils). The short story here is that we're working hard to make sure that if the Government does go ahead with this proposal, that there will... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:24 by Helen du Bois
As part of the national commemoration of the end of First World War, a commemoration event will be held outside Helmdon church during the evening of Sunday 11th November 2018. The event will commence at 6:40 pm with a reading of the names of local people who gave their lives during the conflict, followed by a reading of Tribute to the Millions, a specially written commemoration poem. The Last Post... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:55 by Helen du Bois