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Site Last Updated 3rd May 2024

May 2024


FoDL News

We have already started to receive entries for this year’s Deddington photo competition, even though the weather hasn’t been too kind to us over the past few months, limiting photo opportunities. However, it now appears that spring is definitely in the air, so we look forward to seeing more entries dropping in my inbox, especially now that the blossom is out and the trees and hedgerows are in leaf, not to mention the wildlife and spring lambs gambolling in the surrounding fields. We look forward to seeing more of your creative and inspirational photos from each one of our three parish villages. Entries should be landscape format, as a jpg file and no less than 5Mb in size. Please send them to Thank you. Bryn Williams

From the Library

A big thank you to my relief worker, Linden Lyne, for covering my holiday. I had two weeks with my son in New Zealand which was wonderful, followed by a week in Western Australia with cousins and extended relatives. On Saturday 6 April over 20 children came in to collect their prizes from the Nursery’s Easter egg hunt and to hand in their maps. This was a lovely morning and well done to the children who took part. I am also looking forward to welcoming back the school’s F1 class. Every year the Kelsey Fund, in memory of Kaye Brearley Kelsey, provides additional money to the library for buying books. This year’s selection is now coming in. There are new gardening, cookery, history, health, children’s, adult fiction and picture books on the shelves. In a joint aventure with the NHS, we have a blood pressure machine for use by the public as part of a four-library pilot scheme. It has already proven a life saver in another library. If the trial is successful itwill be rolled out to all libraries. Is there a need in the village for people to learn how to use smartphones and Kindles? If you would be interested please let me know and I will arrange a session for you. I can be contacted on 01865 816010. Thank you for your continuing support. Gail Cripps

May 2024 Calendar Reveal

Thank you to 'The Deddington Arms' for supporting the production of the 2024 calendar!

Our May mage shows the 'St Peter and St Paul Church during the platinum jubilee ' and was taken by Chris Rose.

April 2024

Library News

We have a blood pressure machine in the library for public use. Anyone can pop in when we are open and use it. There are leaflets available for further advice.

I am grateful to Linden who has kindly stepped in to cover while I am away in New Zealand and Australia.

It’s been a pleasure to have our Duke of Edinburgh student, Jess, here for three months, helping to produce our Christmas Advent calendar and spring collage for the children’s area. She has also been learning about the library. I wish her the very best for the future.

Gail Cripps,Manager 01865 816010

April Calendar Reveal

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

Our April mage shows the 'Lamb with view to Leadenporch Farm and Deddington ' and was taken by Nick Hardwick.










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