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Published on July 29th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Your Village Entertainment

(Aynho Recorded Music Society)
A sad but enjoyable evening was spent on Wednesday 1st December with music, wine and mince pies.  Unfortunately, after more than twenty years, this was the last meeting because of reduced attendance due to Covid and the ageing of members.  The remaining funds have been given to another village hall activity but the ‘high fidelity’ CD playing equipment, supplied by Blinkhorn’s, remains in the small mobile cabinet in the hall and can be available to any activity having a use for it.  Doug Ward will be pleased to set it up for you.  A second key for this cabinet has been given to the Village Hall Committee.

Doug Ward
01869 810723

Contact David Icke to hire the pavilion and sports field.

David Icke
We continue our Tuesday afternoon meetings in the Hall at 2.30pm.
Doug Ward  01869 810723

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Members of the Aynho Gardening Club.
Who knows what will be happening this month but as I send this message to be printed in the Newsletter the plan is that the Gardening Club will have its first talk of the year on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 7.30pm. The talk will be given by the wonderful Tom Duncan who will be telling us about the garden at House of Pitmuies, Angus.
The Membership fee of £15 will be collected at this meeting and you will receive your 2022 Membership Card listing the proposed activities for the year. The Village Hall will be open at 7pm.
The priority will be to keep our Members safe and we will endeavour to keep you informed with the possible future activities for the Club.

Annabel Bellamy
There is still plenty of space for anyone else to join us and experience the beautiful autumnal countryside around our village. The long walk, the strollers and the track are all available and start at 10.00 am every Thursday morning and you can also enjoy refreshments and a chat at the end.
Hand sanitisers are in place.
Kathy White

Tooley’s Boatyard          Wednesday 26th January      7.30pm in the Village Hall       Entry £2
We start 2022 with a talk on Tooley’s Boatyard which was originally established to build and repair the horse drawn wooden narrow-boats which plied the newly constructed canal network in the 1700s.  In fact its dry dock has been working since 1778 making it one of the oldest continuously working dry docks on the Inland Waterways.  To tell us more will be Matthew Armitage giving us, what promises to be a very interesting evening. So why not come along.  Meanwhile we hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and wish you all the very best for the New Year.                                                       

Keith McClellan


Our first meeting in 2022 is at the Adderbury Institute on Wednesday, 4th January 2022 at 7.30pm. Chris Floyd will talk about Portrait Photography. Everyone is welcome so, check on the website for further details or a venue change due to a change in Covid regulations.
Anne Hunsley

Thursdays:  6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 
12.15pm-1.30pm back room of Village Hall
My apologies for cancelling the Winter Lunch Club on Thursday 16 December at such short notice.  I did not feel that it was sensible to bring people together so close to Christmas with Covid Omicron circulating in very high numbers. 
The best I can do at this stage is give proposed dates for January 2022 and wait for the ‘advice’ as to social gatherings come the New Year.  If WLC is able to continue you must book your place, please telephone Amanda on 01869 810341 no later than the Wednesday evening of that week (leave a message on the answerphone + your telephone number if I am not there).  If you have booked a place but can no longer come please let me know as soon as possible.  Payment will be cash only.  
For everyone’s safety there will be hand sanitiser at all doors as you enter the village hall which I would encourage everyone coming to WLC to please use (and on each table).  Please take note of current advice about wearing a face mask in public places etc.  If you should feel unwell then please do not attend.



We hope all of you have had a wonderful Christmas despite the new rulings and hope you were all able to get together with family and friends.  We will leave it there and just say keep following the guidance!  We had a lovely Christmas lunch at The Cartwright which happily most members were able to attend.  The whole meal was so beautifully presented and, of course, included mince pies and crackers.
Our first meeting of the year, is a talk from Captain Kamran Irani on “Bikes, Blood and Babies” which sounds like an encouraging sort of talk to start a New Year and we are very much looking forward to that.   Our coffee mornings will also restart in January on the 5th and 12th at the Cartwright. If you would like to attend and haven’t booked a date yet please phone or email Jill.  Thank you.  Do not worry about the usual January membership renewal as this is now always to be organised in April – a WI Head Office decision. 
We look forward to us all meeting again on the 19th January but meanwhile Happy New Year and enjoy any celebrations you may have and continue to take care, keep safe and keep smiling.

Fiona Hodges
Jill Wightman


Aynho Writers next meeting will be email submissions only for Saturday 8th January 2022, 1030 -12.30pm. In December we had our usual anonymous submissions on Angels or the items from the Twelve Days of Christmas and we eventually guessed all the culprits. We all enjoyed it greatly. 

Keith McClellan


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