Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Percy Humphreys dies at 94

It is with regret that I have to report the death of Percy Humphreys of The Green Aston Abbotts.

He leaves behind his younger sibling Hilder and niece Sandra.

Percy was born in the Bull & Butcher pub, Aston Abbotts where his mum and dad were Landlady and Landlord for at least 50 years. They also owned the Bakery there where Percy worked until the death of his mother.   He later worked for Todd's Coaches.

He had been living alone since the death of Sheila, his wife. He loved gardening and did this as much as he could as he entered his senior years. I’ve also been told he was a good cook.

Percy will be missed by family, Friends and neighbours.

Percy’s funeral is to be held on Monday 13th September 13.30 at St James Church Aston Abbotts followed by the burial. Attendees are welcome to tea in the Village Hall.

Pete Lucas Editor Chronicle

Friday, 23 July 2021

Fete Dog Show Cancelled

Regrettably the Village Dog Show due to take place at Aston Abbotts Fete on the 24th July has been CANCELLED due to Kennel Cough in the village.

We apologise for the disappointment as this is a popular event, but we are sure that everybody will understand the welfare of the dogs is paramount.



Friday, 16 July 2021

ASTON ABBOTTS FETE Saturday 24th July 2021

 ASTON ABBOTTS FETE Saturday 24th July 2021 opening at 1pm.

Just a week to go and your local co-ordinators should be organising collections of books, bric-a-brac and bottles for the Tombola and collecting returns for the raffle.  

We will be setting up from 10am on the day and would welcome assistance with moving chairs and tables to the green and clearing up after the Fete closes at 4pm. Many hands make light work so please come and help.

Programme of Events

1.00pm Fete opening by Greg Smith MP

1.15pm Great Horwood Band

1.30pm Dog Show opens next to the Church

2.00pm Unveiling of Village History Board on the green by Colonel Vladimír STOLÁRIK (SLOVAK Defence Attaché to the United Kingdom & Ireland)

2.15pm Aldbury Morris Men

3.00pm Great Horwood Band

3.45pm Raffle Draw and award of prizes

4.00pm Fete Closes

  •  Refreshments available in the Village Hall
  • Toilets in the Village Hall and the Church
  • 1st. Aid Post in the Village Hall

 David Gray Fete Organiser.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Royal Oak Future in Doubt

The future of The Royal Oak in Aston Abbotts appears to be in doubt. Owners Teri and Gary say they have no immediate plans to re-open the pub and are understood to be 'considering their options'.

The potential loss of Aston Abbotts sole remaining pub will come as a body blow to those villagers who have used it regularly. However, the pre-pandemic trade level was not very high and the situation over the last year has apparently forced a rethink by the owners.

Any further news will be reported here and in The Chronicle when the situation becomes clearer.


Monday, 12 April 2021

Aston Abbotts Fete 2021

It is uncertain whether or not the Aston Abbotts Fete can go ahead in 2021 in the current situation, but fete organiser David Gray has pencilled in the date Saturday 24th July and he is making preliminary arrangements.

As soon as we have confirmation of the fete, one way or the other, we will post the information here. In the meantime please note the provisional date of Saturday 24th July.



Monday, 6 July 2020

Aston Abbotts Village Hall re-opens

Under the latest government guidelines Village Halls can now open if they can comply with Social distancing requirements.

Aston Abbotts Village Hall Committee have made some changes to the terms and conditions to take account of the Covid 19 situation and requirements and we are pleased to announce that we are now able to take bookings for the hall again.

We have disabled the hand driers and provided paper towels as well as sanitiser for hands and surfaces.

If you want to know more about the measures that we have and are taking or you would like to talk about a booking for the hall, do get in touch with:

    e mail -  astonabbottsvillagehall@yahoo.com

At the moment most activities in the hall have not yet re-started, and so do contact the organiser if you want to find out if the events that you normally attend are running or when they will re-start.

We look forward to welcoming villagers back to the hall.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Aston Abbotts Village Fete cancelled

Aston Abbotts Village Fete 2020

The Village Fete had been planned for Saturday 25th July this year.

I have waited as long as I could to make a decision as to whether to hold it this year depending on the government instructions on living with the Corona Virus.

After discussion with various parties I have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Fete.

My thanks to all those who have been involved in the early planning and hope I can have your support in preparations for the 2021 Village Fete next year.

Regards
David Gray
Fete Coordinator