VILLAGE BONFIRE & FIREWORKS – HELP NEEDED

“The annual village bonfire is taking place in the Pocket Park on Saturday November 2nd,” writes Karen Fletcher. “The event can only be run safely with sufficient volunteers. If you can spare a couple of hours on the evening, please contact the Pocket Park Committee via its Facebook page.”

PARISH CHARITY HAS FUNDS TO HELP STUDENTS IN NEED

“The Richard Humfrey (Education) Foundation provides financial assistance to students under 25 undertaking further education studies. Applicants should normally be resident in the Parish of Boughton and apply by the end of October,” writes Kevin Greatorex, chairman of the Trustees. “Awards are made in cases of financial or personal hardship. Applications should be made in writing to the secretary Jill Gist. For more information about the process, ring her on 847890 or email jandrgist@tiscali.co.uk.”

BAND PLAYS LIVE FOR VILLAGE CHARITY

There will be dancing to live band Fynnius Fogg and a hot supper, bar and raffle in the Village Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dunstone Bennett Complementary Centre. This provides support for those undergoing cancer therapy. It will take place on 
2nd November from 7pm – following on from the village bonfire! Tickets are £15 and include a glass of Prosecco. These are available from Helen Coghill (hmcoghill@doctors.org.uk) and Carol Dunstone (carol.dustone@zen.co.uk).

WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE STRATEGIC PLAN – HAVE YOUR SAY

Public consultation on this plan ends on 11th October. Although in the early stages of formulation, it will have a huge bearing on house-building targets and where this housing is to be situated. Engagement at the earliest point will enable our community to have the best chance of trying to influence outcomes. Learn more via www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/news/have-your-say-on-the-future-strategy-for-west-northants

JUMBLE COLLECTION IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIG SALE!

Any jumble for the 5th October sale (2pm until 4pm) in the Village Hall will be collected the night before. Alternatively, you can bring your jumble on the day. The Village Hall committee needs volunteers to help sort the donations and serve on the day. If you can lend a hand, please contact Cassie Handshaw on 844926.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY COLLECTION

The September box collection raised £200 for this very worthwhile cause. If you would like your own collection box, which will be collected twice a year, contact Jill Gist on 847890.

LONDON CHAMBER CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT – SAVE THE DATE

The City Chamber Choir will be visiting Boughton Church again on 7th December to perform a Christmas concert in aid of local charities. More information to follow.

SILVER SUNDAY CELEBRATION

Moulton Community Centre is hosting a day to celebrate older people on 6th October between 2pm and 5pm. There will be information about groups and support available, plus refreshments and a tea dance. To learn more, call Mary-Jane on 07484 907428.

SCHOOL WELCOMES VILLAGERS TO BOOK EVENT

The Book People Bus is visiting Boughton Primary on 14th October. It will be there all day and villagers are most welcome to pop in and pick up some literary bargains. Also, be aware there is a meeting for parents of children starting school in 2020 at 7pm on 8th October. This will result in more parked cars than normal at this time of day.

NEW PILATES CLASS STARTS IN VILLAGE HALL

A 50-minute pilates session, suitable for all abilities, starts this month on Tuesdays at 10am. You can pay by the session (£8) or an entire course (£6 a session). The first, introductory class is just £5. No equipment is needed, although participants are welcome to bring their own mat. For information, please email Fabiana at pilateswithfabi@gmail.com

OUTDOOR LEARNING SESSIONS IN POCKET PARK

The Pocket Park is hosting Saturday afternoon outdoor learning afternoons for children. Sessions are aimed at tots up to children aged six. It costs £4 per child or £6 per family of up to three children. Dates are 5th October, 9th November and 7th December. Booking essential. Email noodleheads@hotmail.co.uk for details.

NORTH WEST RELIEF ROAD – LATEST

A decision on this application has been delayed. An addendum to the Transport Assessment was due at the end of August. At the time of going to press, NCC Highways said the addendum would be published within days and a decision will be made at a planning meeting in November.

MOZZ RHODES’ SATURDAY NIGHT PASTA SPECIAL

Ingredients :

  • ½lb spaghetti
  • 
1lb minced beef
  • 
14oz can sweetcorn
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 14oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • ¾tsp salt
  • ½tsp chili powder
  • ½tsp Worcester sauce


Method:

Brown the pepper, onions, mushrooms and meat. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Place in a large baking dish and cook in the oven (325) for 45 minutes.

BOUGHTON BETWEEN THE WARS

Boughton before the sale of the Howard-Vyse estate

The old stone-built village of Boughton after the First World Was was a small rural village, surrounded by fields and woodlands in all directions. The first dwelling in the village, on approaching from Kingsthorpe, was The Patch, otherwise known as Ellen Cattell’s Corner as she was the occupier for many years.

Almost all the village and surrounding land was owned by the squire General Sir Richard Howard-Vyse until the estate was split up and sold in 1927. After years of little change, the sale of the estate brought upheaval to many villagers. Many occupiers of the houses and cottages, who had been tenants of the squire for so long, were able to purchase their own homes. In these days of high property prices it is impossible to comprehend that many of the cottages in the village were sold for less than £50.

The little village shop and post office moved across Church Street from number 46 (now Honeysuckle Cottage) to numbers 17 and 18 – previously the estate carpenter’s home, estate workshop and sawmill. The Griffin Inn closed (the cottage opposite the phone box) and became a private residence, and the licence was transferred to the imposing white house near the church to become the Whyte Melville Arms.

I believe the first Parish Council was elected in 1927. A few people, mainly employees from the estate and the Hall, left the village and new families arrived to soon become valued members of the community, and Boughton settled down happily again.

Harry Lovell

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • 5th October Jumble Sale in the Village Hall.
  • 14th October Parish Council Meeting 7pm in the Village Hall.
  • 21st October Boughton Ladies Fellowship Jill Roach talks about the Deco Theatre.. Contact Sue Greatorex (842332) for into.
  • 2nd November Fynnius Fogg Fundraiser in Village Hall. Tickets 841953.
  • 2nd November Pocket Park Fireworks
  • 3rd Monday Ladies Fellowship, Church Rooms – contact Sue Greatorex 842332
  • 6th Monday Chiropody service in Village Hall for residents only – contact 01536 771393
  • Every Tuesday Pilates 6.30 – 7.30 pm Village Hall – contact Maree Jessen
Every Tuesday Pilates 10am Village Hall – contact Fabiana pilateswithfabi@gmail.com
  • Last Tuesday of month Spencer Club – Mrs Cumbleton/Mrs Sallie 843652/843314
  • Every Thursday Zumba 6.30pm – call Lina 07725984674
  • Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat am – exercise classes with Dan 07950482979
  • Wed and Friday pm – exercise classes with Dan 07950482979

HIRE BOUGHTON VILLAGE HALL

  • Meetings
  • Children’s Parties
  • Dances
  • Fundraisers

Contact Jenny Bullock (07776 082308)

Next BVM issue is November 2019

EDITORS:

Helen Coghill: Pegasus House (01604) 841953 hmcoghill@doctors.org.uk

Charlotte Mackaness: Wickets Cottage (01604) 842311 charlotte@mackaness.net