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Christmas Picture Winners 2021

What’s on... in brief

Find out what’s on and where. Scroll down to see all listings, click on the month to go to the relevant page where you can view all the details or alternatively click on the Events Diary menu to choose which month to view.


3rd Coffee morning, Guilsb’ Surgery

5th Lighting up of Church tree, Guilsb’

5th Craft & Gift Fair, Cottesbrooke

7th Carers Drop in, Guilsb’

8th WI Christmas Party, Creaton

8th SSPPG meeting, Guilsb’

10th Thornby Merry Christmas

11th Creaton Walking Group

11th Cafe Christmas, Hollowell

11th Wellingborough Gospel Choir, Spratton

17th Hopewell Cafe, Hollowell

21st Creaton Singers Christmas Concert

22nd Carol Singing, Guilsborough



1st & 8th Creaton Walking Group

17th WEA Course “Art of Russia” starts, Ravensthorpe. Enrol now.

21st Hopewell Cafe, Hollowell

Regular Events:

Monday mornings - MMM, Guilsborough.

Monday evenings - Knitwits, Guilsborough.

Tuesday evenings - Creaton Singers

Thursdays mornings - Indoor Bowls, Creaton.

3rd Friday of the month - Hopewell Cafe, Hollowell.

Sunday morning & Tuesday evenings -Tennis, Guilsborough

Multiple activities at Guilsborough village Hall

Thank you very much to everyone who entered the Christmas Picture Competition. The judges had difficult decisions to make, and chose the two pictures shown here, both for their striking imagery, their originality and humour.

Winner of the Adult’s Category (left) is Chris Benbow, with her picture “Brian at Christmas” (the distinctively shaped pine tree on the road just outside Guilsborough towards Hollowell).

Winner of the Children’s Category (right) is Eleanor Clarke (aged 7) who sent in her colourful collage of Father Christmas with his sleigh and reindeer.

The well deserved runners-up; Mary Fowler, Sophie Caldwell, Oscar Wilson and Lucas Gibson, are all shown below.

All winners will receive festive prizes.


An entry from Norah Daykin, received too late for the judging, but thought to be such an evocative winter scene, we’ve included it.

Above is Mary Fowler’s delightful festive robin, runner-up in the Adult Christmas Picture Competition.

Left is Lucas Gibson’s (age 8) picture of Father Christmas, a snowman and a Christmas tree; one of the runners-up in the Children’s category of the competition.

Below is Sophie Caldwell’s (age 10) Christmas gingerbread house; one of the runners-up in the Children’s category of the competition.

Above  is Oscar Wilson’s (age 8) wintery elfish picture; one of the runners-up in the Children’s category of the competition.



Always using the middle letter, how many words can you make, of three letters or more? No plurals. All letters used make up a nine letter festive word.


Send your articles and ideas to the editor for the next edition. Email by Monday 3rd January

Saxon Spires Patient Participation Group

Autumn 2021

The SSPPG are a group of patients that work with the Practice to make it the best it can be. We always welcome new members to our group. Our meetings are held every two months, alternating between both surgeries. The next SSPPG Meeting will be on Wednesday 8th December at Guilsborough Surgery, 6.30pm.

The Practice will be launching its Christmas Raffle with Coffee Mornings at Brixworth Surgery on Friday 26th November 10am – 12noon and at Guilsborough Surgery on Friday 3rd December, 10am – 12noon. All proceeds will go to Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Northamptonshire Carers Association are offering a Drop-In sessions for carers and the cared for on Tuesday 7th December at Guilsborough Surgery, 1.30pm –3pm. There will be refreshments available and Carers Association staff will be present to give advice and support.

For more information about the SSPPG contact the Secretary, Barbara Hogg on 01604 880552 or email  There is more information about our meetings and events, on the Saxon Spires website and on the SSPPG Facebook page.


IN 22!

Local drama group looking for backstage helpers

In spring 2022 GMADS will perform Around The World In 80 Days. We have already cast all 80 parts, welcomed several new faces and begun rehearsals.
After Christmas we will need support for backstage, costume, props, sound, lighting, scenery, publicity - no experience necessary just a willingness to have a go.  As it’s a musical we would also like to hear from musicians who would like to perform with us, even if you can only commit to a small part.   
Roger Brandon-Jones, our multi-talented stage director, has specially written it as a unique production for what will be GMADS 50th year. We rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Guilsborough Village Hall. Save the dates:
will be 31 March, 1, 2 April.  Call our chair Dorothy Whittaker on 01788 510392 or come along to a rehearsal to see what we do. More information at

Passengers on the Dover boat train in rehearsal


If you have ideas, success stories, suggestions or questions … please send them in to Village Link. Our next edition will throw a light on initiatives large and small across the villages.


Cancelled until further notice

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

Last updated Friday, December 24, 2021

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 3rd January 2022