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Details of the films for June and July being shown by Badby & District Film Society in Badby Village Hall.

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Coffee Morning, June 18


The monthly coffee morning in St Mary’s Church will be held on Tuesday (June 18) from 10.30am to  12 noon.

Villagers and walkers will be welcomed for coffee, tea, home-made cake and chat.



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Badby bird notes – June 2019 –

Young blue tits have fledged from one of our nest boxes in the last two weeks and are now amongst a variety of young birds we’re seeing in the garden. These include coal tit, great tit, greenfinch and goldfinch.

Sadly, arriving home from a weekend away, we found the house martin nest under our eaves with a gaping hole in the side with the missing piece lying on the ground. There was no sign of eggs or young or, for that matter, adult birds. However a few days later house martins were seen flying up to the nest so maybe it will be repaired and another attempt at breeding made. On a positive note there do seem to be more house martin nests around the village this year.


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One afternoon every month for Badby People to meet Badby People.

There is no membership, no age limit (high or low ) and no charge.

Just come along to enjoy cake, a drink and chat.

If you’re new to the village it’s a great way to meet neighbours and friends.

If you’ve lived in Badby for years….come…

Badby Village Hall

Friday 7th June


Hope to see you there

Jan and Moira

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Flower Pot Challenge winner –

There were 14 entries for the innovative competition that Badby Floral Bee’s Liz Hudson set up for the Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale.

Jackie Peel’s entry, representing the the ‘Knit Wits’ who knit for charity and mental health groups, was judged the winner.

All the entries were displayed on window sills around the church when teas were being served on NGS Open Gardens Day on May 26.

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French Bal on June 8 –

We are pleased to announce that the next Bal will be held on Saturday 8th June. This will be our last one until Autumn and we hope that as many of you as possible can make it.

The meal will be 7.00 pm onwards. There will be a short introduction to the dances for beginners and the Bal will start at around 8.30 or whenever we have finished eating!
Bring your friends, come for the meal. We are expecting a great evening!

We are looking for musicians to come and play. Bring an instrument and get in for free. We will expect you to play it as well, of course. RSVP from musicians  appreciated at  <>.

Badby Village Hall,  The Green, Badby, NN11 3AF

All Musicians/dancers/listeners welcome!
All you need to do is:

Bring a plate of food for a shared meal (if you wish)
Bring your own alcohol (or pub nearby)

A whole evening’s entertainment for a mere  £4!

RSVP very much appreciated <>

See you soon!

Ian and Sheila

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Coffee morning and – 

The monthly coffee morning in St Mary’s Church will be on Tuesday (May 21) from 10.30am to  12 noon.

Villagers and walkers will be welcomed for coffee, tea, home-made cake and chat. 


There will be a guided tour to the top of the tower at 12 noon for those sufficiently fortified with tea and cake.

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Great start to season for new Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club –

With two wins from their opening couple of matches, the new season could not have got off to a better start for B&FCC with a seven wicket victory at Spencer Bruerne followed by a comprehensive 99-run win at Eydon.

In the first match, captained by vice Stephen Nelligan in the absence of Charlie Ashmore, B&FCC fielded first restricting the home side to 144 all out with Ed Hall taking three wickets. Visiting openers Paul Picton and Chris Pratska then survived a torrid first few overs against a lively home attack before gaining control with a series of powerful blows.

The home side could only watch as the opening pair put on 50 at around six runs an over. The foundation having been laid Kieran Bennett, Jordan Shingler and Colin Scott proceeded to keep up the pace, with Colin hitting the winning runs with ten overs to spare.

Man of the match: Paul Picton.

The trip to Eydon saw Chris Pratska (25), Stephen Nelligan (71)  and Jordan Shingler help to put 196 (all out) on the board with able lower order support from Peter Mayne. The latter then tore the heart out of the home batting with 3 early wickets, Andy Nightingale chipping in with two, as the home side subsided to 97 all out.

Man of the match: Stephen Nelligan.

Off the field too there have been several developments with a new club badge decided on and grant approval for 4 benches and 4 ‘pub type’ picnic tables.

After all the work that has been done on the ground in the winter it was good to get a visit from Roger Wilson, Managing Director of Northants Recreational Cricket Board and  chairman of SNJCL .

He said: “I’m delighted that the Badby cricket ground is being used again. It’s great to see a local club forming in light of recent local club closures. I was very impressed with the work that’s been done on the playing area when I visited the ground a few weeks ago and the enthusiasm of the club members there.

“Here’s looking forward to the next few years and the development of B&FCC. I have a close affinity with the ground having played my very first game there a few, well quite a few, years ago.”

There are two more matches this month, both at home. June starts with an away game at Braunston (June 3), followed by the return fixture at home to Spencer Bruerne (June 9), then away at Mears Ashby (June 16) with two home fixtures to finish off the month (Pattishall, 23rd and Crick Lions on the 30th)

Until next time.

You can catch up with all the latest news on the club’s Facebook page. Go to Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club.  Please contact either Phil Hall (07710 850353) or  Graeme Whitcroft (07793 980500) if you are interested in joining us.

Graeme Whitcroft

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Five gardens were open in the afternoon of Sunday, May 19 from 2 – 6pm in Badby.  Many people came along to enjoy the gardens.

The gardens were at Trifidia, Shakespeares CottageSouthview Cottage, The Old House  and for the first time Chapel House.  Click on the house name for full details.

Admission to all gardens £5, free for children. All proceeds from visiting the gardens go to NGS which is the most significant funder of nursing charities in the country, supporting The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Teas and delicious home-made cakes were provided in nearby St Mary’s Church, and the £826 resulting proceeds will go to church funds.

The 14 entries for the Badby Bee Flower Pot Challenge entered at the Plant Sale on Sunday May 11, were on show on the church window ledges.

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Flower Pot Challenge

Enter Floral Bee’s  FLOWER POT CHALLENGE being held at the BDHS Plant Sale on Sunday 12th May.

Raise awareness of your group, activity, event or special interest.

Create a display in a ‘flower pot’ related to your cause and bring it to the Village Hall by the 1:30pm at the start of the Sale.

Visitors to the Plant Sale will be invited to view the exhibits and cast a vote on their favourite.

Entry £2 per pot.   Winner receives Plant Pot Trophy.

More infornation on the Flower Pot Challenge

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