Emily Curtis, Vince, Mrs Spencer, Chris Webb, D. Stoneman, Eddie Litchfield, Ali & Adam, Bruce Hunter.  



Congratulations and thank you for supporting the village hall.

Don’t forget to check our Events Diary for more information on events in all our villages and surrounding area.


At the end of June, the Hollowell Hens embarked on a second attempt to master the complexities of lawn croquet.  This time the venue was March Barn, where, despite a slightly bumpy playing surface, the Hens managed to compete with the requisite degrees of animal cunning and low viciousness.  Thank you to Alan Morrison who gamely stepped into the breach to remind us of the finer rules of the game.

Hollowell's gastronomes were treated to their first ever ‘Supper Club’ in June in the Village Hall. It was a warm and sunny evening and the weather was just right for the Mediterranean themed, Italian-style menu.
Twenty diners enjoyed the delicious five course meal: antipasta, homemade ravioli in three flavours, stuffed roast pork loin, frangipani with home made ice creams and coffee and baci. The hall was beautifully decked out in Italian style with Italian fizz and wines carefully selected to compliment the dishes. The meal was entirely home cooked by Jim and Carrie Billings with help from from Viv and John Benjamin. Annabelle Billings and her friend, Emily. 'Bravissimo' to the team.


1) Update on Millennium Bus Shelter Clock (As Time Goes By).  Work has progressed and it is hoped that as you read this edition of Village Link you can look up to see the two clocks re-instated and displaying correct time (assuming you had noticed they had been removed?)

2) Hollowell Pocket Park – Replacement of the ‘Dog Bin’: It has become necessary to replace the Dog Bin located within the Pocket Park.The Council are reviewing the types of bin available and will installation of a suitable receptacle as soon as possible.

3) Much to the delight of our youngest residents the Steam Engine in the Pocket Park now has a splendid new steering wheel after the original one was damaged.   Many thanks to parish council chairman, Andy Crisp, for sourcing and replacing this vital piece of kit.

After a day of sharp showers and sunshine, the sun finally came out ‘full time’ for the Hollowell Family BBQ, held at the Village Hall.  Over forty villagers booked their BBQ meals and many others just came along for a drink.  A good crop of families with young children meant that there was always something going on! And with such a good crowd the event was noisy and fun.
The BBQ was ably cooked by Graham Leah, resplendent in chef’s hat and shorts! By 10.00pm, everyone went home with a smile on their face!
All of the proceeds went towards the improvement of the Village Hall.

The next Village Hall social event is ‘The Big Village Breakfast’ on 29th September.  

Hollowell landscape painter, Charles Kitchen, is exhibiting his work at the prestigious Northampton location, 78 Derngate - the historic house with an interior designed by noted architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Charles' exhibition opened in mid July and runs until 29th September 2019. This solo exhibition comprises paintings from a career spanning 35 years.

Some of Charles Kitchen's work can also be viewed on his website, for example Barmouth Sand Dunes (below). For further details click the picture.


The 33rd Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show proved a great success with clear skies and sunshine for much of the week end. The Steam Rally is under new management with Robin Lewis now heading the team, but it proved a seamless transition, with everything superbly organised as usual. Mr Lewis said he was delighted with how things had gone, and he thanked all the volunteers for their work in setting up and running the rally and the public who'd attended the two day event. All money raised by the rally will be donated to charity at the annual "Give Away" celebration at the end of October.

We’ve got lots of great pictures

for you to look at so place your curser over the thumbnail tosee it enlarged!

Hollowell Pocket Park Action Committee is delighted to announce that two new pieces of play equipment have been added to the collection in the Pocket Park. Both are rotating pieces and were chosen after consultation with our youngest residents. We are grateful to the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Daventry District Council and Hollowell & Teeton Parish Council for their assistance in completing this installation.


There are child and adult categories in all classes. Please bring your entries for judging to March Barn at the top of Church Hill, Hollowell between 9am and 11am on Saturday 3rd August.  Photos and art work may be dropped off earlier in the week if needed.  £1 per entry. Submissions from outside the parish are welcome. Any queries Tel 01604 740796 or email hollowellfaff@gmail.com

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Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 2nd September  2019