Marton Village, Warwickshire

Pig Club v2

The Resurrection

Marton pig

Marton Pig Club will be back soon! We anticipate starting the new rearing season in the Spring of 2022. Under new stewardship, we are currently looking for expressions of interest from those wishing to take part. If you haven’t already done so, please send your name and email address to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com.

We will be making a presentation in the Village Hall on Friday 15th October, starting at 7:00pm. All villagers will be welcome. Come along and find out how the club will be organised and run, including cost per pig, how that cost is determined and how the income will be spent. You will be able to ask questions which you may have and, for new members, meet folks who have taken part in previous pig club seasons and hear their experiences.

The bar will be open, for you to purchase your choice of refreshment!

Finally, don’t forget the vote for the name of the new Piggy Baton! Send your suggestions to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com before the village hall evening. On the night, cast your vote from the full list of suggestions. No prizes for the winner except the honour of having named the Piggy Baton!

Local History Group: October 2021 Update

The Group meetings are back after its Covid shutdown. For the time being events will be announced month-by-month but will generally be held on the last Monday of each month until April, excluding December. The new season opens on Monday 25th October at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting there will be a talk entitled “Know Your Marton” (Part 1) given by Group members. This is a chance to learn about what has been discovered over the last decade by the Group about Marton’s history.. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Upcoming Fixtures

Marton Village  Cricket Club Communication 

All home fixtures are at Marton Playing fields, do come along enjoy an afternoon tea with your friends and family and support your local village cricket club, you will be made most welcome, look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about our fixtures and the club visit our website.

Local History Group: January 2020 Update

In January the Group were given a fascinating talk by Judy Frodsham, pictured, about the parish’s civil war records. Highlights of this talk can be seen at this link.

The next meeting is on February 24th at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting there will be a performance of “From this ground” by Michael Luntley. This performance includes stories, poems and folk songs of belonging, identity and migration, drawing on the experiences of agricultural workers in late Nineteenth Century Warwickshire. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: December 2019 Update

In November the Group were given an entertaining talk by Graham Sutherland, pictured, entitled “Stand and Deliver”, about the truths and myths of highway robbers.

The next meeting is on January 27th at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting Judy Frodsham will talk about what can be learnt about Marton from the Civil War records. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: November 2019 Update

In October the Group were given a fascinating talk by Pieta Greaves, pictured, about the Church’s zinc sign restoration. A summary of this talk is available here.

The next meeting is on November 18th at 7.30pm in the village hall. We have a well-known local and very entertaining speaker, Graham Sutherland, who will give a talk about Highwaymen. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: October 2019 Update

The new season opens on Monday 28th October at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting there will be a talk about the Church’s zinc sign restoration, given by the restorer. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

The full programme for the season can be seen on this page.

Local History Group: May 2019 Update

In May the Group had guided walk around historic Kineton, ably led by Mike Johnson (pictured). This took in many historic buildings from the church’s west tower, said to date from 1315, to the north side of the market square where there is a row of five tenements that were once alms houses dating from the early 17th century.

This was the last Group event until the new season starts in October. More details about the new season will be announced nearer the time.

Local History Group: February 2019 Update

Leamington Hastings Church

In February the Group had a (morning) visit to Leamington Hastings Alms Houses and church. This included the talk about the church’s restoration which was originally planned for the March meeting. Many thanks to Joan S. for organising this.

This means that there will no longer be a Group meeting in March and the next meeting will be on April 29th, 7.30pm in the village hall. This will be the Group’s AGM (free entry and free glass of wine), followed by Group members giving a presentation on “recent finds in the museum”. Do come along to the AGM so you can share your thoughts and ideas about meeting topics for the next season

Local History Group: January 2019 Update

In January the Group were entertained (yet) again by Susan and her father Neville with their continued story of the history of the vicars of Marton. The (new) slides from this talk are at this link.

There is no meeting in the hall in February, instead there is a morning tour around Leamington Hastings (Alms Houses and Church). Provisionally meeting in Leamington Hastings at 10.45am. Please contact Joan Sherratt if you wish to attend and she will let you know about the definitive arrangements.

The next meeting in the hall is on 25th March.