Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: November 2016 Update

doraThe October talk was about Marton farm labourers emigrating to New Zealand in 1874 (one of the emigrants is pictured left). A summary of the talk is given at this link. (On the village website there is also an article about Marton, New Zealand).

The next meeting is on Monday 28th November at 7.30pm. This will feature a much-illustrated talk by David Fry about “Fred Hancox: An Exceptional Edwardian Amateur Photographer”. All welcome, entrance fee £3 includes a glass of wine.

Local History Group: October 2016 Update REVISED 25/10

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Lady Jocelyn

Please note the change in the planned talk when the Group meetings restart on Monday 31st October. The History of Marton’s Old Houses has been postponed. Instead the talk originally planned for November will be given, namely: Marton Farm Labourers’ 1874 Mass Emigration to New Zealand. This talk looks into how the worsening conditions for farm labourers in the 19th century led to many of them emigrating, and why the New Zealand government were prepared to give free passage to hundreds of thousands of emigrants in the 1870s. (You may even find out a bit about Marton, New Zealand!).

All welcome, entrance fee £3 includes a glass of wine.

The full programme for the year is given in the overview section.

Right Royal Party

Village hall lunchA buffet fit for royalty was enjoyed by about 70 people at the village hall on 12 June to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The hall was beautifully decorated with Union Jacks and red, white and blue balloons over tables set out for a feast. There were also make-your-own crown kits for children to supplement the tiaras, princess costumes and flags worn by the most enthusiastic party goers.

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Marton Village Sports Day (Now postponed until Saturday 17 September) – It’s a Knockout, Sat 2nd July 2016 – 1pm

SportsDay_raceThis years sports day fundraiser is an It’s a Knock Out style team event, as well as the annual individual fun races so everyone can get involved. Come and support the MPFA and enjoy an afternoon of sporting family fun including a hog roast, homemade cakes, bar, tombola, bric-a-brac and much, much more for you all to enjoy.

Supporting your MPFA
SportsDay_roastOver the coming year, the MPFA are attempting to drastically renovate the village pavilion. Adding a disabled toilets, upgrading the changing rooms and adding a deck, along with upgrading the sporting equipment available for use by the village. Sports day is our main fundraiser for the year so your support is much appreciated as always.

What are the team requirements?
Teams should ideally be mixed abilities and ages and made up of between 4 and 6 people. The games for the Sports Day have been designed so that all abilities can enjoy them and no one is forced to take part in games if they do not wish to. A towel and change of clothes is recommended, as you will get wet – it’s all part of the fun!

We ask that one of you take on the role of ‘Team Captain’ as this makes it easier for us to contact you if required.  We also need you to come up with a team name – it can be as simple or as wacky as you like!  There will also be prize for the best-dressed team!

How to registerSportsDay_drinks To register please complete this registration form and return to Helen Keeves – 6 The Orchard including your registration fee by Wednesday 29th June.

Click here for the link to Registration Form

 

See you all on July 2nd !