Author: Ross Vicars

200 Club December Draw Results

The December Draw for the 200 Club was held today (23rd December) and here are the results...
£100 183 - Heather Baker
£40 173 - Stuart Newlands
£25 115 - Anna Saunders
£15 121 - Alastair Eccles
£10 294 - Pip Ward
£10 168 - Andrea Lee

Posted: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 21:47 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club

A422 bridge at Farthinghoe to reopen at midnight 20th December

The bridge on the A422 near Farthinghoe is set to reopen at midnight tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) after five months of closure. Work began exactly one month ago to repair the bridge over Farthinghoe Stream after being found to be in a dangerous state in August.

Traffic management contractors are due to attend the site from 8pm tomorrow to begin the removal of the closure and the road will be fully... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 22:49 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Community

Christmas Eve advent window to be unveiled at the Reading Room

Come to the lighting of the advent window at 4.30 on Christmas Eve. Mulled wine and mince pies to celebrate!

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:22 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Reading Room

Cafe Raffle Raises Record Sum for Marie Curie and Macmillan Nurses

The Helmdon Cafe / Lunch Club Christmas Raffle, organised by the Thorpe family, was a great success, raising a record sum of £268; the proceeds will be divided between two cancer related charities, namely Marie Curie and Macmillan Nurses. Lucky winner of a Christmas Hamper was regular cafe customer Pauline Butler who wishes to express her thanks to everyone associated with the raffle for their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:10 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Café, Lunch Club

200 Club - Results of November Draw

The 200 Club Prize Draw was carried out today in The Fat Landlord and the results are as follows:

1st prize £100 --- 217 Vanessa Vicars

2nd prize £40 --- 171 Eileen Graham

3rd prize £25 --- 209 Barbara Buxton

4th prize £15 --- 297 Lee Marland

5th prize £10 --- 290 Andrew Harris

6th prize £10 --- 104 Liz Humphrey

Posted: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 21:20 by Ross Vicars

Tags: 200 Club


It seems a long time since the amazing Helmdon Summer Ball, but we now get the privilege of donating the proceeds. So this is a message to village and community groups who want to put in a bid for some of the money. Please let Huw Davies know by the end of November telling him the name of your group, how much is requested and what it is for. We'll then review and donate the funds raised.

Please contact... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:36 by Ross Vicars

Tags: HYHO

Stitchers Christmas Knit

Stitchers Christmas Knit

Helmdon Stitchers have excelled themselves with this Christmas knit, for Katharine House Hospice. Almost 200 of these chocolate filled novelties will go on sale from a number of KH outlets, to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause. Well done ladies.

Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:37 by Ross Vicars

Tags: Local News

TV programmes about Antiques - want to know more?

TV programmes about Antiques - want to know more?

Would you like to know more about Antiques programmes? Come and join us (Helmdon WI) for a talk titled "Behind the Screens' on Wednesday 14th Nov. in the Reading Room at 7.30pm.

Non Members are welcome and refreshments will be available.

Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:03 by Ross Vicars

Tags: WI

"Sharon Belle" relative to attend Remembrance Service

"Sharon Belle" relative to attend Remembrance Service

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 Ross Vicars

Tags: Community

Ringing Remembers

Ringing Remembers

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 Ross Vicars

Tags: Bell Ringers