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March 2024

Friends News

Now that the weather is warming up and spring is in the air, we are launching this year’s calendar photo competition. As in past years we are looking for images to include in the 2025 Deddington Parish Calendar with an emphasis on identifiable scenes from within the parish and the surrounding countryside. Images should be in landscape format, 5Mb or larger in size and saved as a .jpg file. The deadline is 2August 2024. Please send your entries to me. Bryn Williams

Library News

Great news. The two embroidered collages generously donated by Carol and Chedly Mahfoudh, look absolutely splendid. Do come in and take a look. As I mentioned previously, we would like to start Rhymetime again for babies and toddlers and their carers. We need three or four volunteers who could spend half an hour every five or six weeks to lead the group in singing nursery rhymes. Retired grandparents would be very welcome in this role. In addition to our recent batch of new books on rotation through the library service, we have a good selection of jigsaws for both children and adults, free to be borrowed without any need to be a member of the library. I am still looking for 150 and 250 piece ones for younger children and would be grateful for any you may wish to donate. To protect books from damage when transferring them between libraries we pack them in envelopes of various sizes. If you have any spare Padda bags or other large reuseable types of envelope we would be very happy to have them and will recycle them many times over.

Gail Cripps

March Calendar Reveal

Thank you Cox's Garage Deddington for supporting the production of the 2024 calendar!

Our March mage shows the 'Flooding along the Cherwell, Clifton' and was taken by Alan Collins.


February 2024

February Calendar Reveal

Thank you MediPill Pharmacy Deddington for supporting the production of the 2024 calendar!

Our February mage shows the 'Sunrise over Chapmans Lane', Deddington and was taken by Christopher Darkins!










Friends of Deddington Library (Deddington News)


First of all, a very happy New Year to all. I hope you had a fabulous festive break. We’d like to thank everyone who supported our photo competition and calendar last year. Entries were up and the quality of pictures always impresses us. Our sincere thanks to our loyal and valued sponsors who make it possible to produce such a high quality calendar, the hundreds of you who buy the calendar each year and the army of talented photographers who traverse our parish for new angles and spectacular vistas. You’re all a key component of making our calendar possible and keeping our valued library open, so take a bow and thank you. Keep taking those pics as we’ll be opening our entries again in March for this year’s competition. The likely deadline will be early August. Bryn Williams

Deddington Library (Deddington News)

With 2024 now in full swing, I have had a busy few weeks catching up with our Christmas returns and it’s been wonderful catching up with all my readers. The Christmas Book challenge went well with some very happy children and adults who completed it, receiving certificates and rewards. In the library we have jigsaws for anyone to borrow. You don’t have to be a member to borrow them. If anyone has any children’s puzzles they no longer need, please consider donating them to the library and also 250 piece puzzles. When you recycle padda bags, please could I have them for the library? I have exciting news regarding a new display for the library so watch this space. A happy new year to everyone. Gail Cripps 01869 338391


January 2024

January Calendar Reveal

Thank you Deddington Deddington Dental for supporting the production of the 2024 calendar!

Our January mage shows the 'Hazel Hedge Cottage, Clifton', and was taken by Kevin Mayo!












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