Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: May 2017 Update

This 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 will be circulated to Group members. David Fry (pictured) also gave a talk about building developments in Marton in the first half of the 20th century. An overview of this talk can be found at this link.

Next meeting: 22nd May, Harbury High Street in carpark behind the library, for a prompt 6:45pm start to a guided walk around that village.

The May meeting is the last of the season. The new season will start in October 2017.

Local History Group: April 2017 Update

In March Sheila Woolf (pictured) gave the Group a talk about Cordelia Leigh. A summary of this talk is given below.

The next meeting is on 24th April at 7.30pm in the village hall. This is the AGM at which plans for the next season will be discussed. This will be followed by a talk by Group members about the Marton village building plans between 1900 and 1940, giving an insight to how the village developed during this period. All welcome, entrance is free and still includes a glass of wine!

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Local History Group: January 2017 Update

In January Susan Baria and her father Neville Wiseman (pictured left) gave a well-received talk about the vicars and curates of Marton in the 19th century. The slides for this talk are at this link. Further talks about the vicars and the vicarage are planned for future meetings.

The next meeting is on 27th February at 7.30pm in the village hall, when a talk will be given by Julie Chamberlain about Marton in 18th C via wills and inventories. All welcome, entrance fee £3 includes a glass of wine.

What’s on in the Village Hall: January 2017 Update

  • Spookies

    Sunday 15/01: Marton Cinema “Love and Friendship”. This Jane Austen spin off stars Sienna Miller & Stephen Fry. 7 30 for 8 pm. No booking required.

  • Saturday 28/01: Village Quiz:
    Teams of 4 people. It’s light hearted and ALWAYS great fun. Contact Cate to book a table.
  • Friday 10/02: Live and Local: A Fistful of Spookies (pictured)
    This musical act promises to be a special evening. Highly recommended and very funny. Bar open from 7 pm for 8pm start. Contact Cate for tickets.
  • Sunday 12/02: Marton Cinema: Eddie the Eagle.
    Biopic featuring one of Team GBs best loved sportsman who battled against the odds (and lack of ability) in order to compete in the ski jump competition at the Winter Olympics. 7 30 for 8 pm. No booking required.
  • Feb/March: 6 Nations Rugby.
    Come to the Village Hall and enjoy a beer and watch as Eddie’s boys defend their hard-won Grand Slam. Keep an eye open for more details. No booking required.
  • Also: regular Bingo sessions, every other Friday evening. EVERYONE welcome, no booking required.

Local History Group: December 2016 Update

david_1008In November David Fry (pictured left) gave a fascinating talk about the work of an early Coventry photographer; a brief summary is given below.

There is no meeting in December. The next meeting is on 30th January 2017 at 7.30pm in the village hall, when a talk will be given about the history of the village vicars, curates and vicarages.

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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

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.

Marton Village Show Saturday 10 September 2016 Winners

Cup Sponsored by Brilliant Emerald Productions & Judged by Sarah McCormack from Stemsations

Class 1 – Most Beautiful Bloom
1st Angela Woodhouse 2nd Lydia Brown 3rd

Class 2 – Flower arrangement in a Wine Glass
1st Lucy Taylor 2nd 3rd

Class 3 – Arrangement of Roses
1st Lydia Brown 2nd 3rd

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