Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: December 2021 Update

Thanks to David Fry for giving Part 2 of the talk on “A Short Guide to Marton’s History”. This part covered the remainder of the main road, Birdingbury Road and North Street and there was quite a lot of useful audience input along the way.

The next meeting will be on Monday 31st January, 7.30pm in the village hall, when Part 3 the talk will be given, starting from where Part 2 ended. (Note: as usual, there is no December meeting).

As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Local History Group: November 2021 Update

In October there was a talk entitled “Know Your Marton” (Part 1) given by David Fry (pictured). After information about the historical significance of Marton’s location, the talk took us through a photographic history of the buildings from the bridge over the Leam, passed the old garage, blacksmiths and Black Horse, to one of Marton’s many old Post Offices.

The November talk “Know Your Marton” (Part 2), will pick up from where Part 1 ended. This will be given at 7.30 pm on Monday November 29th in the village hall.

As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Pig Club v2

Field Preparation (1)

Members of the Pig Club gathered at the field last Saturday, 6th November, to start the preparation of the field for the next piggy intake. Thank you so much to those who were able to join us. You have made a huge difference already – see the before and after comparison photos below. There are also other photos of the field as made ready now.

Refreshments, including special home-made cakes and biscuits, were served.

The next stage will be repairing the perimeter fence, and the pig shelter. Please look out for an invitation to join the next working party! We will arrange this before winter sets in, so that the ground is still soft enough to work with. 

Thanks to Judy Frodsham for the photo of the piggy cakes. Other photos by Marton Pig Club organisers.

Didn’t quite get the panorama origins the same, but you get the idea! Spot the trailer in the undergrowth!

Some fenceposts along this line will need replacing in the next working party.

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. The talk will use Images, mainly more than a century old, to highlight what we know of the built environment and some of the characters who lived here. Part 1 will cover the main road..

As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

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!

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.