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Published on January 1st, 2023 | by Content Admin


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After the success of the Jubilee cricket match against Souldern, we are delighted to announce that, starting in the 2023 season, the Aynho Cricket Club will be a registered club with the ECB for the first time since many decades.
We are excited to be hosting up to 5 senior games per season on the playing fields against other local clubs, and very proud to also be facilitating the running of the ECB All Stars programme for children aged 5-8 in the area.
The final details are in the process of being worked through, but we would welcome interest in the Club from adults (men or women) including parents whose children, initially ages 5-8 in the present school year, might be interested in the game.


In January, we held our second meet up. It was very kindly hosted by the Cartwright, where we enjoyed use of the Apricot Room, finger food and a glass or two of wine. We now have enough members to hold a monthly bridge circle, and new joiners would be very welcome indeed. We have a wide range of ages and abilities, from complete beginners to experienced players, so please do get in touch. Kevin D’Silva

If you are interested in joining our growing road cycling club, please contact Faraz. We aim to meet once a month on a Saturday or Sunday for a social ride with a cafe stop. Our next group ride will take place on the morning of Sunday 19th February. All abilities welcome.

Faraz Shibli
07742 906 780

On Wednesday 8th February Chris Day from Buckingham Nurseries will be tackling winter houseplant care in his talk ‘Taming the Indoor Jungle’. There will be plenty of hints and tips on caring for flowering, foliage and unusual houseplants. We all know the importance of indoor plants to our wellbeing so come along and learn how to get the most from them. The talk will start at 7.30pm. Meryl Rimmer is kindly doing the ‘seed swap’ again this year – so do bring some cash for that.
It was very good to see so many of you, along with some new Members, at our January meeting when Tom Duncan gave a brilliant talk about the garden at Mount Stewart. Enormous thanks to him. For those of you who were unable to make the January meeting but would like to join the AGC, please come along with your £12 subscription – Linda and Johanna will add you to the Membership List and you will receive your membership card with the 2023 programme. (A reminder: The production of your card will entitle you to a 5% discount on plants at the Preston Bissett Nurseries).

Annabel Bellamy


22nd February – “The Ghost Detective by Adrian Perkins” Entry £3
Our talk this month is by Ghost Detective, Adrian Perkins, who has investigated and written books on new haunted locations for over thirty years. His many books contain startling eyewitness accounts from people who believe they have seen a ghost or experienced spirit activity first hand. Investigations include new tales of ghostly goings-on. A resident of Northamptonshire his findings are wide and varied and reveal spirits and poltergeists in some of the most unlikely places. This promises to be an interesting evening as Adrian invites us into the world of ghostly activities and explains how he became involved in this search. Want to know more? You do not need to be a member of the History Society just come along and pay on the door.


Helen McKenzie
07866 044985


Coffee Morning 15th February 10.30am – 12 noon at the Cartwright Hotel.


Jill Wightman
The next evening with guest speaker, Scarlet Page, accomplished portrait photographer, will be on Wednesday 1st of March at 7.30pm. Before then we will have Mick Brittain talking about Photoshop and how that influences his photography on Wednesday 1st of February at 7.30pm at The Adderbury Institute. Do look on our website for further details.
Anne Hunsley

Tuesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the Village Hall
We would love to welcome new members. This is Short Mat Bowls and we help each other to learn to play.  Tea/Coffee and Biscuits are provided in the interval at about 3.15pm for 20 minutes. The cost is £2.50 a week per person.                

Carol McClellan 01869 81034

All walks start from The Pavilion. Strollers are between 3 – 4 miles, with hills and stiles.  Longer walks range between 5 – 7 miles – much more challenging and faster paced. The track is available for anyone with mobility issues or recovering from an operation or accident.  Refreshments are available at the end of your walk. 

Although walks are rarely cancelled the recent extreme high temperatures were considered to be too high for some to walk safely. Therefore, if a similar situation arises again please do contact a walk leader to check before making a wasted journey.

Kathy White



February dates 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 
Winter Lunch Club takes place most Thursdays from October 2022 to end of March 2023. It is an opportunity for any villager to come along to the village hall and hopefully enjoy a simple homecooked meal from a choice of soup, baked potato with filling, pudding, tea/coffee, at very reasonable cost during the winter months. Whether a regular returning or a new face you will be given a warm welcome. To book your place (max numbers are 22) please telephone Amanda on 810341 before 12 noon on Mondays at the start of the relevant week (leave a message on the answerphone if I am out) or you can sign up when at lunch. If you book a place but can no longer come please let me know. Payment is by cash only





We had a very well attended January meeting, which included 4 visitors. It was an interesting and enlightening talk by Kate Angell an Aynho resident, on Mindfulness. Kate brought this to life and guided us through its meaning making us aware of the fact that it can help so many different people. Initially we all wondered why we were asked to bring a piece of fruit with us – now we know why! Our next meeting on the 14th February will be a talk, again by another Aynho local, Liz Hadley, who works for Oxford University at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care. She will be giving us a brief overview of the Covid clinical trials and how they work plus information on the current trial she herself manages. Covid isn’t going to go away so it will be interesting to learn how it is now being dealt with. This will be an open meeting which means anyone can attend. The entry fee for visitors is £3.

WI Coffee Mornings: 1st & 8th of February at The Cartwright Hotel 10.30am – noon


Jill Wightman


Saturday 11th February 10am -12noon
Our January meeting heard some interesting contributions on “Interviews” “People’s computers or their printers”. “Fascinating memories of printers etc in the old days”. This month we will hear about “Sibling rivalry” or “A story including at least three double-barrelled items”. New members welcome.

Keith McClellan


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