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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #5

Monday Feb 12: SE pew platform re-boarding completed. Tuesday: lift, move and settle the font in its new SE position.  The difference in levels between the new oak rail and the eroded floor slabs in this part of the south … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for Jan / Feb 2018 –

 The hawfinch, a finch with a huge bill capable of cracking cherry stones, is usually rarely seen in this country and hardly at all in this area. However, this winter there has been an ‘irruption’ of the species with large … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #4

Monday Feb 5: Remaining debris sucked out of NW underfloor ventilation passage and cleared through to the outside vent stones. Tuesday: Electrician busy with power socket and heater cables; new vestry light fitted. Wednesday: Oak rail arrived for the SE platform … Continue reading

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Badby Bal on Saturday 17th March –

The next Badby Bal will be on Saturday 17th March. We had a great evening in January with a room full of dancers, but we  are in serious need of MORE MUSICIANS – do come along, armed and ready  to … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #3

Monday Jan 29: Tidying up SE, SW and CW pew platform pits. Tuesday: Architect visited. SW ventilation secured with a buried pipe.  Suitable and fit, redundant joists from CW pew pit retrieved and used to replace rotten SE platform pit … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #2

Monday Jan 22: Last surplus pew moved to belfry temporarily.  Concrete in SW aisle dug to provide channel to air vent.  Chamber found and cleared within the wall and channel under aisle into CW pew platform pit dug and re-instated. … Continue reading

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Films for Lent –

As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, in lieu of a Lent course this year, the Knightley Parishes  will be showing a series of four films on the theme of the Great War, listed … Continue reading

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Badby Fayre 2018 –

After the item in the Badby Parish Newsletter, we are very fortunate to have found a volunteer to organise another Badby Fayre.  We would like to give this event a real revamp with new stalls and attractions and would welcome … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project Progress report #1

  Monday Jan 15:  The Stone Edge site supervisor Shaun Linford from Northampton and the project manager Neil Nightingale were on site from 7.30am on Monday, as was the archaeological observer.  I asked for a price for cleaning the inside clerestory … Continue reading

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Badby Floral Bee –

We are an established flower arranging group that meets in the village hall on the first Thursday of the month. At each session, we create a different design under the supervision of our florist friend, Tracy, who makes it suitable for … Continue reading

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