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


Come along to Cold Ashby Playing Fields wine and cheese evenings, with film, from 7.30pm at the Cold Ashby Playing Fields pavilion.

 £5 per adult, £1 for kids, includes wine and cheese served at half time, with sweets and choc ices for children.

Next Events:

Tuesday 23rd Oct (half term week): Coco (cert PG)

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

This is one for the kids, and will start earlier at 6:30pm.

Tuesday 27th November: Phantom Thread (cert 15)

Set in the glamour of 1950's London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) meets Alma and finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

If you would like to receive notice of future events, please email alexandfi@hotmail.com and we will add you to our mailing list.  This will only ever be used to let you know about Cold Ashby Playing Field events..


On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2018, almost 300 people visited Cold Ashby as part of our annual Open Gardens weekend to raise funds for St Denys Church. Even though the weather turned against us at the last moment, it didn’t stop visitors enjoying a tour of the village gardens and stalls, buying lots of homemade crafts and cakes, indulging in cream teas, playing tombola, sipping Pimms, and generously donating lots of money to the St Denys Church fund.

After expenses, just under £4,000 was made over the weekend, which is a fantastic result - especially given the dark clouds and wet weather that lingered throughout the weekend! Already, a large portion of these funds have gone into a major project to repair and repaint the church gutters and downpipes, with more work coming up including rebuilding part of the wall, stonework repairs to the lych gate, and interior decorating.

Events such as Open Gardens are absolutely vital to keep the church in good condition. See back page for one of the beautiful gardens in full colour.

Church Warden Deborah Sampson and the church council would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the event - we couldn’t do it without you! Next up is our Harvest Supper at Cold Ashby Golf Club on Monday 8th October - we hope to see you there!

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Cold Ashby’s new table tennis facility gave two former titans of the sport the chance to revive their former skills and recapture something of their former glory this summer. Bill Bentley, chairman of the village hall committee and Rod Bailey, parish council chairman, went head to head on the new ping pong table in the village hall and demonstrated that age is no barrier to a good workout if you choose the right activity.

Bill played at county level (Rutland, Bill?) and Rod was a star years ago in Liverpool (under 5’s champion 1903-1905), so expectations were high when they clashed in the ultimate village grudge match. In the end, it proved impossible to separate them and they will have to repeat the performance every week until one of them emerges victorious.

Bill and Rod are not the only ones to enjoy the excellent table tennis equipment and environment in the village hall at extremely low cost (from £10 a year per individual, £15 per family or group) and anyone interested can contact Angela on 07799 473656, or angedw.g@gmail.com. You don’t have to be former champions or as elegant as Bill and Rod. It’s a surprisingly good workout, great fun and at these prices and on your doorstop, there’s no excuse not to, is there?                                                                             Graham Jones

Cold Ashby Bonfire and Fireworks on

Friday November 2nd at 18:30

at the Playing Fields,

Stanford Road, Cold Ashby.

The entrance costs are £3 per adult

and £1 per child

aged up to 16.


The AGM will take place at the Sports Pavilion, on Thursday October 25th 2018 at 7.30pm.

If you would like to PLAY BOWLS next summer come along and meet us. Experienced bowlers or just beginners, old members or new all are welcome.

Another date for your diary.

Cold Ashby Bowls Club Presentation Lunch will be on

 Sunday November 18th 2018 at12.30pm for 1.00pm at Cold Ashby Golf Club.

Tickets from Trevor Wright 01604 505870


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

Last updated Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 7th November 2018