Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: May 2016 Update

Joan_0969This month the Group had its AGM at which the past year was reviewed and possible talks for next season were discussed. The notes of this meeting have been circulated to Group members. Joan Sherratt (pictured) also gave a talk about the history of Marton WI. An overview of this talk can be found at this link.

The next Group meeting is a walk around the historic points of Dunchurch, led by Mike Johnson. This is on Monday May 16th meeting at The Green Man for a prompt 6:45 pm start.

The Group will then have its summer recess and start again at the end of October.

Live & Local presents: ‘Aire Flamenco’

8.00pm Saturday 14 May 2016
AireFlamenco‘Synergy’ bring fiery, rapid-fire guitar flurries, passionate vocals and exotic driving percussion to an absolutely entrancing blend of dramatic traditional flamenco pieces and irresistible South American rumbas and tangos.
Presented with contagious energy, upbeat humour and anecdotal song introductions, this is a great live show, infused with the beauty of tradition and the spirit of the nuevo..’ Leamington Courier

Pig club update

Marton Pig ClubMarton’s latest pig cohort seem to be doing well, growing quickly and making the most of their field in the warmer days we’re starting to enjoy. The only glitches so far have been with the human side of the club, with former members accidently called on to feed the pigs from across the globe and youngest members learning about omnivores the hard way.

In the first case a couple was called in Australia and told to feed the pigs the following day, causing temporary confusion but no harm to the pigs who didn’t notice or mind the quick-thinking rota switch-around. In the second case a valuable lesson was learnt: put food in the field before you put small children in the field. The half-asleep parents (one of whom might actually be writing this, ahem…) had to do a rapid rescue when the pigs’ eagerness for breakfast hastily went from welly sniffing to leg nibbling. No harm done, though, and once snouts were happily in troughs of food, the children and pigs got on harmoniously as usual.

There could be further opportunities for creature encounters to come, as the club might be building on its success, with the idea of raising geese for Christmas already on the table (pardon the pun). The suggestion of a home brew club is also being floated, for those with a thirst for more…

Marton Village Show 2016 – 10 September

Marton Village Show trophies
Marton Village Show trophies

We’re excited to announce the Marton Village Show 2016, including the Scarecrow Trail, will be held at Marton War Memorial Hall, Church Street, on Saturday 10 September.

 

Residents of Marton Parish can enter an unlimited number of categories, with competitions including growing, baking, crafts, photography and more. For the children there are competitions for poetry, junk modelling, paper aeroplanes, superhero spoons… you name it, there’s a category for it!

Full category lists and rules are in the pdf here  Village Show Schedule 2016 or contact Cate 633788, Helen 633338 or Sarah 07966 527509 for more information. Good luck competitors!